It’s funny how accurately a piece of art can hit home with the person enjoying it. This attribute is what makes art such an addictive entity. When a song is easy enough for a listener to relate to, it can cause for self-reflection or be cause for self-realization. Either way, the music takes on a whole new meaning and becomes much more than just notations and lyrics.
“Too Afraid To Love You” by The Black Keys is one of those songs that echoes sentiments that I could relate to heavily at one time, but couldn’t recognize. Hearing the distorted vocals of the singer meshed with lyrics that revealed his lust for love and the contempt that ran parallel with the feeling caused an epiphany of sorts on why we pass up something good due to fear in a way that simple speech just can’t.