Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Lyrics to Life

Music has been around for as far back as people can imagine - people sing for happy occasions, they sing for sad, they sing to make the work pass and they sing just because. Music is a form of self expression. It's been said that music is most link to memory recognition...it can transport you or bring them to the surface faster than many other methods.

So today I ask - what's your Life play list? If you had to sum it up what would best convey who you are?

Over the years I've had a few - they've seen me thru the good and the bad and the ugly, here's a few:
  • Closing Time by Semisonic
    "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end"
    (Just learning about life)
  • Angel by Sarah McLachlan
    "Spend all your time waiting for that second chance For the break that will make it OK"
    (First taste of bitter sweet love)
  • In My Daughters Eyes by Martin McBride
    "She was sent to rescue me - I see who I wanna be"
    (Birth of my first daughter, changed my life)
  • When I'm gone by 3 doors down
    "There's another world inside of me that you may never see"
    (First taste of war)
While each one of these has it's place and invokes memories of the person that once was, that is not who I am today. Perhaps remnants of me still exists somewhere, but if I was going to choose just one song then this would be it (click on the title to hear it):


I wonder through fiction to look for the truth
Buried beneath all the lies
And I stood at a distance
To feel who you are
Hiding myself in your eyes

And hold on before it's too late
We'll run til we leave this behind
Don't fall just be who you are
It's all that we need in our lives

And the risk that might break you
Is the one that would save
A life you don't live is still lost
So stand on the edge with me
Hold back your fear and see
Nothing is real til it's gone

Hold on before its too late
We'll run til we leave this behind
Don't fall just be who you are
It's all that we need in our lives

So live like you mean it
Love til you feel it
It's all that we need in our lives
So stand on the edge with me
Hold back your fear and see
Nothing is real til it's gone

What is YOUR song?

7 comments:

Semi-Charmed Wife said...

My song changes from moment to moment. Right now, it's "No One" by Alicia Keys...

DysFUNctional Mom said...

My former life can be summed up with "In the End" by Linkin Park. Currently, I'd have to say "Love Me If You Can" by Toby Keith fits me well.

Kellan said...

Great list, Kel. My favorite song is Believe, by Brooks and Dunn - love that song.

Have a good day - see you - Kellan

krissy said...

My song is "I'm a super freak, a super freak!"

I did my meme and took your advise. It's obnoxious, disguisting and all the things you would expect.

Have fun!

April said...

I love all those songs! Great choices and explanations.

I would have to think about this one.

P.S. I promise to do your meme soon! Phew, 15 years back? Can I remember that far? LOL

Kim said...

So I have to say that this would take a page and a half to complete. I am all about fitting music to moods and times in my life. You have some great choices there.. I too have found comfort in many of those songs.

Kimmylyn- Joggingincircles

Jojo said...

I wouldn't be able to live without music, I'm one of those annoying ppl who sing along with every song on the radio as my personal karaoke time. I think my song is "Let Go" by Frou Frou