This remix of fast car by Jonas Blue and Dakota I promise is as good as the original by Tracy Chapman which came out when I was 10 years old. This song is one of my fave songs ever and it has bought back a lot of memories of my childhood and how much music saved my life without it I honestly think I wouldn’t be here today music gets my through tough times, sad times and makes me feel happy when I’m down and extra happy when I’m happy.
As a child I would use music to escape from reality when something was making me angry or upset e.g foster children teasing me or taking my boyfriend from me or someone hurting me in someway etc all I had to do was grab my Walkman tune it to the radio or put a cd in it and off I would go walking around the cane fields with music in my ears I would sometimes walk for hours but not far from home was my fave place to sit and reflect on what was going on or to just try and forget what was hurting me it was a dead tree by a creek surrounded by cane paddocks it was so beautiful the tree would have some bees, birds and butterflies hanging around it I would feel as no matter what was happening to me that something in this world like this tree would give me hope and a will to survive and live my life.
I used music to get me pumped up for exciting things like birthdays, Christmas, going to friends places to stay. It was another way to escape the trivial times cause these would be the days most people would be nice to me and I would get to go out and have some fun which was often needed.
My most fave way to exercise and get me moving is to dance when I’m happy it makes me feel good. When I was little I wanted to be a ballet dancer my mother put in a ballet class when I was 5 but I didn’t like my teacher my brothers where into break dancing at that time and that’s where my love of moving my body to music really began I have always expressed myself through dance it wasn’t till I became an young adult though that it really changed my life for four years I would go out almost every weekend clubbing at the Playpen and Troppo’s nightclubs in Cairns my home town. I wasn’t there to drink I was there to dance. My friends and I would start at 9pm and dance till 5am I would dance on the dance floor and on the podiums as soon as the music started I would be the first on the dance floor and we would all do the conga line and the macarena anything that would get the whole club dancing it was a magical time in my life and something I will never forget and another reminder of what is beautiful about being a human being and makes me feel grateful for still being here on this earth and just like in this song “I had a feeling that I belonged I had a feeling I could be someone”.