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
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?
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
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
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
Day 20 – A Favorite Song With A Person’s Name in the Title
Samson by Regina Spektor
Year Released: 2002
To be completely honest, I could not figure out why I love this song. 🙂 Can one love a song for no reason at all? The best reason I could come up with is that… I have a thing for sad songs and sad stories. 😦
You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first, I loved you first
Beneath the sheets of paper lies my truth
I have to go, I have to go
Your hair was long when we first met
Samson went back to bed
Not much hair left on his head
He ate a slice of wonder bread and went right back to bed
And history books forgot about us and the bible didn’t mention us
And the bible didn’t mention us, not even once
Day 19 – A Song That Makes You Think About Life
If I Die Young by The Band Perry
Year Released: 2010
I guess it’s pretty obvious why this song makes me think about life. Because it’s about the one thing that make you realize that life is a temporary little thing: death. It’s a little morbid when you think about it but I listened to this A LOT (waaay more than necessary) during one of the lowest points in my life. But that’s a tale for another day. Perhaps when I’m ready to share my story. 😦 Anyway… steering back to happy thoughts!!
Lord make me a rainbow, I’ll shine down on my mother
She’ll know I’m safe with you when
She stands under my colours, oh and
Life ain’t always what you think it oughta be, no
Ain’t even grey, but she buries her baby
The sharp knife of a short life,
Well, I’ve had just enough time
If I die young bury me in satin.
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song