Re: Why does music give us chills?
On the crying thing, as an example, I have written about how I'd seen the Mule and Derek for years but had somehow ignored the Brothers (well, not counting 1971). At our first Wanee in 2007, I went nuts when Oteil hit those bass notes leading into "Les Brers in A Minor."
I STILL get choked up listening to Warren's solo. I'm getting goosebumps RIGHT NOW just thinking about it!
Another is the Danny O'Keefe song "She Said "Drive On, Driver'"
Yikes! One of the heaviest tunes I've ever heard. It NEVER fails to bring me to tears.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zyzwP7Fyp4
Heard a woman screamin' in the alley
Cryin', Lord, won't your come and rescue me
Seems that I have got myself in trouble
Looks like murder in the third degree
When he picked me up he was a sailor
But when he got me here he was a cop
He said, I think it's time you learned a lesson
I said, Man, ain't it time your learned to stop
Drive on, Driver
We're goin' for a ride
We're runnin' into trouble
And we're goin' to collide
In his pants he had a deadly weapon
But his silver bullet would not shoot
He slugged me till he'd gotten what he wanted
Ain't it strange the way you find a substitute
He said, That's all there is, it's over
I said, You're wrong, Man, it's just about to start
I keep a blade for sentimental reasons
And in a rage I drove it through his heart
Someone run and find a straight policeman
Tell him I have killed a crooked one
I won't wait you may be gone forever
Leave me with the bullets and the gun
When you give a hungry man a license
To do most ever that he please
He'll lead you the point of desperation
And then he'll want to drive you to your knees