When you’re happy, you enjoy the music, but when you’re sad, you understand the lyrics. (Frank Ocean, singer, songwriter)
Whether you like classical, popular, or rock and roll, when the music starts, life may seem to take on a lighter, happier feeling. But, when we’re not feeling so upbeat, we tend to think of the message of the music, and it may not be so encouraging, either because it doesn’t represent our feelings at that moment or it speaks too clearly to our sad state.
David and all Israel were celebrating. . . singing songs and playing all kinds of musical instruments. (1 Chronicles 13:8)
My harp plays sad music, and my flute accompanies those who weep. (Job 30:31)