Unwinding after a long day through song writing

Senior Nisha Aeri reads lyrics while listening to music through her hot pink headphones.

Photo provided by Nisha Aeri

Senior Nisha Aeri reads lyrics while listening to music through her hot pink headphones.

Connie Yi, Staff Writer

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Three minutes is all that it takes.

Senior Nisha Aeri has used music and composing to cope with stress all her life. Aeri writes lyrics to express her inner feelings about all aspects in life. Her three minute songs help her get through the rough days of a high schooler.

“I started writing lyrics in the beginning of my sophomore year, to relax my inner feelings with all the high school stress,” said Aeri.

The influence of writing lyrics began in her eighth grade year when she was with her counselor waiting to get her class assignments.

“It never occurred to me that I should take choir, but I took it and ever since then I’ve been in choir. In addition to choir, I also wanted to learn how to play an instrument, but I didn’t know how. My freshman year, I taught myself how to play the piano. Eventually I started making my own songs, by the end of junior year, I started producing music and making my own tracks for them,” said Aeri.

Other students also write their own songs to express their feelings. Music helps them relieve stress and improve their mood.

Junior Sierra Segal said, “Just like Nisha, some of my favorite and best songs are about heartbreak, but not all my songs are about heartbreak, just the best ones I think. There is one called “Her” which is about one of my stories on heartbreak.”

Many people have spotted Aeri listening to music everyday, even during the passing periods with hot pink headphones in, listening and getting inspired by many artists such as Mariah Carey, Sam Smith, and so on.

“My favorite composed piece, “Stay this Way” was influenced by Mariah Carey because it is a heartbreak song and it is about when you’ve broken up with somebody that you loved and everything, but you know that it is best to stay apart because you are not good for each other. This is an emotional and sensitive topic for me, but it can be relatable to many other people I share it with,” said Aeri.

Like Aeri, other students at Carlmont use music as a three minute escape from their life.

Junior Marion Demailly said, “I am not that anti-social, but I love music and when I put my headphones in, I feel like I can escape from this world and be in my own world for a bit.”

“Without music, I don’t know how I could release all this stress that is piled up in my head,” said Aeri.

Lyrics of “Stay this Way”

By Nisha Aeri

I didn’t thnk twice

I just let you go

Wanted you out of my life

Couldn’t have you anyone

 

Oh now all that’s left

Is our broken dream

Of us being together

Together for eternity

 

Even though I miss you,

I know I can’t have you

I would do anything to not have these feelings

 

It’s better if we

Stay this way

Cause we’re not made for  each other,

Just not made for each other

 

I let you go so I

Shouldn’t feel this way

And now I wonder why I

Gave all my love away

 

But together we

We just won’t make it

It’s hard for you and for me

But we have to accpet it

 

Even though I miss you,

I know I can’t have you

I would do anything to not have these feelings

 

It’s better if we

Stay this way

Cause we’re not made for each other,

Just not made for each other

 

My heart beats no more

But it’ll be okay

I have all these memories

To help me get through the days

 

So go on with you life

Don’t think about me

It’s only for the best, right?

So keep going without me

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