30 Day Song Challenge: Day 27


Day 27 – A Song That’s Breaks Your Heart

Out of Reach by Gabrielle

Year Released: 1999

Out of reach, so far
I never had your heart
Out of reach
Couldn’t see
We were never
Meant to be

For someone whose heart breaks easily, it was tough to pick one for this prompt. I guess I’m just going ahead and picking the one I can relate to the most. Haha! 😀 Here are other choices though!

I’m Not The Only One – Sam Smith

I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bonnie Raitt

She Used To Be Mine – Sara Bareilles

Someone Like You – Adele



30 Day Song Challenge: Day 26


Day 26 – A Song That Makes You Want to Fall in Love

Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

Year Released: 2014

Perhaps it’s Ed Sheeran’s voice or perhaps it’s the music video… but man, this song never fails to tug some strings in this single heart of mine. 🙂 I remember one perfect night when I was just casually watching music videos on YouTube and I watched this and I just started feeling empty and wondering if there’s even someone out there… Hahaha! Anyway, it got ugly. 😀

So, honey, now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart
I’m thinking out loud
Maybe we found love right where we are


Hey, how about you, what song makes you want to fall in love? 🙂

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 25


Day 25 – A Song By An Artist No Longer Living

In the End by Linkin Park

Year Released: 2000

So I’m choosing this song because I feel like the wound is still so fresh from Chester Bennington dying. While I could never claim to be his biggest fan, the circumstances of his death is one that’s just so tragic. It’s sad that he had to make that choice. The people’s reaction reminds me so much of a line in The Band Perry’s If I Die Young, “Funny when you’re dead how people start listening…”

I tried so hard
And got so far
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter
I had to fall
To lose it all
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter


30 Day Song Challenge: Day 24


Day 24 – A Song By Band No Longer Together

Everybody Hurts by R.E.M.

Year Released: 1992

I love this song especially when I’m being all emo about life. 🙂 Let’s just say I’m one of those types who listen to sad, painful songs when sad. 😀 Nothing wrong in thinking that you’re not the only one hurting in this world, right?


30 Day Song Challenge: Day 23


Day 23 – A Song You Think Everybody Should Listen To

Where Is The Love by The Black Eyed Peas

Year Released: 2003

It’s almost 15 years since this song was released. It’s sad that it’s still so apt now. Perhaps even more apt that it was back then with everything going on? I hope someday we find the answer to this and maybe then the world finds the peace it’s looking for.

People killin’, people dyin’
Children hurt and you hear them cryin’
Can you practice what you preach?
Or would you turn the other cheek?

Father, Father, Father help us
Send some guidance from above
‘Cause people got me, got me questionin’
Where is the love


30 Day Song Challenge: Day 22


Day 22 – A Song That Moves You Forward

Brave by Sara Bareilles

Year Released: 2013

For someone who’s somewhat a control freak and hates the uncertain, this song is a great reminder that I can’t (and shouldn’t) live my life afraid of things that are out of my control. Fear can be debilitating. Sometimes we just need to be brave in order to move forward. 🙂

Everybody’s been there, everybody’s been stared down
By the enemy
Fallen for the fear and done some disappearing
Bow down to the mighty
Don’t run, stop holding your tongue
Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me how big your brave is


30 Day Song Challenge: Day 21


Day 21 – A Song That Has Many Meanings To You

Home by Michael Bublé

Year Released: 2005

While this song is mainly a love song, it makes me think so much about my family. There’s a song my mom used to listen to when I kid titled “A House is not Home.” My kid brain didn’t really comprehend what that was about. To me, house and home are the same. It took one family trip for me to understand that a home meant so much more than a place to live in. Now, for me, home is wherever my family is.

Listening to this not only reminds me of my family, of course, it also reminds me of the place where I had four wonderful years of my life: Dumaguete. The first city that gave me freedom and taught me all the things that came with it: absolute joy, responsibility, loneliness. Everything this crazy world has to offer.


Photo from thephilippines.com


And then there’s this…


When you see this quote, do you immediately think of someone special? I do. Sadly, this one, I don’t think I’m ever going to get to go home to.

May be surrounded by
A million people I
Still feel all alone
I just wanna go home
Oh, I miss you, you know