If sounds were a living entity, what would they say?
you must picture melodies on separate rhythm paths. Each path is like one conversation in a room with a group of people talking. Sometimes the paths cross or switch conversations, sometimes melodies just jump in one. Each conversation can be different, similar or relative.
I like to think they are helplessly dancing
but you can use your imagination.... (:
You are the one eavesdropping on the group of sounds.
you may hear sadness, frustration, concern, laughter, banter, relief, curiosity, even pity. You may hear more than one and become confused.
Much like in a group of people talking, in order to understand any part, you have to pick where to listen, and embrace the disarray of everything else going on around.