Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
As a young child of under 7 when I was listening to music I always saw stuff in my head. For example there are parts of "The Moldau" (classical piece) that to me sound like weasels running around and playing and I would see this in my mind. Nowadays my fantasy world is far more developed so almost every music I listen to will be re´lated to some scene in my story. And if theres lyrics, I will also imagine myself as the singer/performer. So its eather an instrumental background or me beeing the great musician I am...(not in reality).
It happens to me. Very much like you I remember daydreaming to music as a kid. My father used to leave the CD player in our room playing all night. I would just lay in bed and daydream till I fell asleep. I was about 8 yrs old then. But when I reached adolescence and got my first ipod, music became one of my biggest triggers. Every time I here music now, I daydream. Which is a problem for me when I'm driving with the radio on. But of course it depends on the music too, if its music I don't like I wont daydream to it. =P
I can still enjoy music, but only for a limited time. Sometimes if its extremely good, I can come up with a scene spontaneously and I will get an AMAZING rush while doing it. If it's a good song I will listen until I have defined a good daydreaming scene to go along with the song, and when it's as good as it gets, I stop listening to it. Music is like a battery to me, it will power my daydreams until all of its energy is gone, and then I will move on to another song.
I do too. Sometimes its cool but I just can't enjoy music anymore without that happening to me.
I can choose etheir way
there are so many songs that set me off, and i will listen to them over and over, noone understands and nor did i till now lol
Massive trigger for me. I can't remember the last time (if ever) I have listened to music in the house without fantasising that I'm playing it or wrote it. When I go to gigs, I often fantasise, which seems a bit of a waste as I can do that at home.
I can only listen to classical music normally. Pop and rock will set me off day dreaming. I will deliberately rock to music to enhance the experience. I have rarely listened to the lyrics.
I don't usually listen to music normally without making up a music video in my head or imagining my character singing it. Sometimes it relates to the situation, like listening to a song about two people in love while imagining one of my characters singing it to their partner, or a montage of relationship moments from them, or someone singing a sad song which relates to their messed up past.
I also imagine the real me singing songs too, especially relating to other people or my life in some way, sometimes I am performing it for other people, and they then sort of begin to realise that it is about them. Sometimes its things that I cant really say to them in life, and then they sort of get it just from the song, other times it is just relating to me generally. Most of my favourite songs relate to either my real life or my daydream, or a bit of both. At the moment my favourite song is Brick By Boring Brick, which is about someone who daydreams too much about a fairytale world and is trying to stop doing it and live in the real world.
The music I listen to also sometimes relates to other daydreams I have on the side that are not part of regular continuity in my storyline. One of them is actually about three teenagers who leave weird messages and art written on walls, that relate to random song lyrics, and a fourth character is looking in and trying to investigate and decode it all and work out what it all means and who is behind it.
I can also listen to classical music normally, as long as it doesn't make me feel things. If I am concentrating on the aria's or the piano part etc I'm actively listening. Whenever my focus shifts to how I feel about the music, I'm off to daydream land. I often use classical music to help me focus. Especially when there are no voices.
Aside from that, if the music touches me deeply, it's fair game to my daydreaming, which means many genres apply. I rarely listen to lyrics and if music is basically just instrument+lyrics (like a piano + voice song, or singer-songrwiters with a guitar) not only will I not daydream on it, but it will also annoy the shit out of me.
Yes it always happens to me. I can not listen to music and not daydream, it just isn't possible for me at all. I have umm physical movement,s so since I act out it is hard for me to listen to music around others, for fear of what I might do. Music is my passion it touches me in a way that nothing else can. So in a way I think that is a reason why I daydream a lot to music, I have always found it very inspiring and inspirational. Personally I just have absolutely no control when I am listening to music. You are not alone trust me.