caricatures of reality

A song is never more than a caricature of reality.

It exaggerates some features and diminishes others. It zooms in on a particular emotion, but in thus doing so must ignore other ones.

It describes one person’s point of view. Which is just that– one point of view.

It is never the full story.

But it is a story. In in we can see bits of ourselves reflected. Or of people we knew. Feelings that we didn’t know how to name. And that’s the magic.