Is it hard hitting, is it heavy, does it bang its head? Is it cool and collected, is it smooth and charming? Is it enchanting, whimsical, magical? Is it just for fun, does it make you bob your head and tap your feet? Is it desperate or revealing, does it bare its soul, is it deep and profound? Is it pain?
Is it the humming and pulsing background that fills in your own personal void? Is it a holiday, a shopping trip, a coffee with an old friend? Is it a school play, an awkward encounter, is it a cruel joke, a pointed finger, a circle of enemies surrounding you - exposing your inner most shame - does it make you feel weak? Weak in the knees, rush of heat through your chest, is it the flush feeling in your cheeks when the person you love walks into the room? When they don't see you? When they love someone else? When they don't know you exist?
Is it sweat, heat, the burning in your muscles? Does it make you walk faster as the tempo changes, as the beat drops, does it motivate you?
What is music to you? Is it your breathing, your heart beating, your blood pumping and coursing and flowing through your veins? Does it fill you with anger, aggression, does it perpetuate your ignorance, tell you how to think and who to hate? Is it a missed opportunity, is it the pit in your stomach, is it just out of reach?
Is it your status? Your place in this world? Is it what makes you smarter, more virtuous, better than other people? Are you elite? Does it validate you, tell you you've got it all figured out, assure you?
Does music define you?
Does music divide us?
Is music a mirror? Is it reflection? Does it make you want to change? Does it make you think, question yourself, does it open your mind? Is it someone else's shoes?
Does music unite us?
Is it your source of happiness? Your one true purpose? Does that one note - that one perfect note, that bewitching epitome of audible radiance - well your eyes with tears and lump your throat on a crowded bus on your way to work? Does it excite you, comfort you, bring you back from the brink? Is it the undulating glow inside of your bones that fills you with such elation that you feel as though light may burst through your fingertips, if you were only so bold as to raise your hands to the sky?
Does it inspire you?
What is music to you? How does it speak to you?