In Tune: I’m Forrest… Forrest Gump

InTuneAs you could probably tell from my Kiss the Rain ‘In Tune’ edition, I love piano melodies, and this week’s In Tune feature is also one.

While on my Cross Country trip, I listened to a lot of pop music. But, as with everything, some things started to wear out, and especially on the train for long periods of time, sometimes, you just need some calming, relaxing music to refocus you on the trip and the landscapes just outside the window. If you want to read more about and see pictures from my cross country trip, I’ve grouped many posts into the ‘Traveling Beyond’ category.

Though I didn’t exactly listen to this particular song while on the train, I quickly downloaded it from Apple Music when I got home, having recently started watching the movie. Please click “Continue Reading” to read more about this week’s In Tune feature.

I’m Forrest… Forrest Gump

Alan Silvestri

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After watching the first half of Forrest Gump, I feel that this song embodies Forrest as a character. Forrest has this sort of innocent, good-willed personality, yet to most people he’s rather… peculiar. For a song without lyrics, I once again found that something as simple as a piano melody can tell a story, and like with Kiss the Rain, the patterns and beautiful rhythmic sounds do just that. It’s just so fitting to the movie.

And the movie aside, the song itself is beautiful. I can follow the melody and understand the song; the song fills me with a soft, sentimental feeling. (Sorry if my music interpretation is very weird). I get this feeling especially from the part of the song that starts at 0:10. (minute:second)

It’s another tear-bringing song, and the title is perfect: the introduction to Forrest’s life that easily gives the listener a read on his personality and emotions. The song brings on the part of him that presents to us as weak, or disabled, yet innocent and strong in so many other ways.

I have my weaknesses too- and one of them is putting feelings into words. And so to really appreciate and understand the song I’m Forrest… Forrest Gump, and the entire Forrest Gump soundtrack at that, you have to listen to it yourself. You can do so through your preferred music service (I use iTunes and Apple Music), or follow this link, which brings you to iTunes as well.

This’ll be the last In Tune before Project: 12 and Beyond takes place in late July (see July’s post calendar for details), but I can promise you three weeks of In Tune in August.

Thank you so much for reading!



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