Time traveling

Some songs have the power to take you back in time. For me, it is ‘In the end’ by Linkin Park.

I remember writing down the lyrics of the song while listening to it on Belmond’s MP3 player. I bet that song was played the most off the 100 on his CD. I remember sitting in a shady “movie theatre” that could seat 70 people and screaming out for this song to be played ahead of the movie. I remember singing along with my friends when they did eventually.

Yes kids, once upon a time they used to play Linkin Park before the movie and not Jana gana mana, but I digress.

I wonder if I remember the song due to these memories, or if I have these memories due to the song. How powerful is a song to build a memory? Would movie moments be equally momentous if not for the background score?

I guess in the end… It doesn’t even matter.