Third Eye Blind is the feeling I get whenever I both want to take off running and also go totally still.
As a linguistics nerd, there's an understanding between linguists and theologians that when we reach the limit of language - when words no longer do justice - music is the only thing that can connect us to ourselves and to each other.
Whenever I hear a Third Eye Blind song, it carries me beyond the limits of my own language and connects me to the parts of myself and my life that I can't name.
There are songs that make me feel sexy and grungy; there are songs that make me feel powerful and strong; there are songs that make me feel ancient. Third Eye Blind, to me, is the feeling I get whenever I both want to take off running and also go totally still. Third Eye Blind moves me to stillness, ages me, regresses me, holds me, releases me, reminds me, recognizes me.