Music Part 3

Alright! Look at me being somewhat consistent and doing things that make me happy!!!!!

We all know about my music obsession. What I don’t talk about often is the arsenal of my favorite lyrics from over 90 songs I have written in the notes on my phone. I decided to share some of them with you and why I like them so much and hope you’ll check out the songs too.

“And when she stood, she stood tall.”- “Slow It Down”-The Lumineers

Besides the fact that I’m a very tall gal, this song lyric has always been a favorite of mine because I want to be that girl who is confident always and never backs down.

“I don’t have a choice, but I’d still choose you.”- “Poison & Wine”- The Civil Wars

I just like that although this person feels tethered to this relationship, there is absolutely no one else that they’d rather be with. It’s kind of cool and *ew* romantic.

“Come look into the music and you won’t feel pain.”- “Woodstock”- Jon Bellion

Music has always been my most sought-after escape. So, yeah, I freaking FELT THAT.

“Go figure out your desire.”- “Stand By Your Gun” – George Ezra

Basically, the whole song is about not learning from your mistakes and I think it’s quite fitting to my life. Go figure out what you want and do that before you regret not doing it.

“I just look in your eyes, they tell me everything.”- “Love Again”- Gibbz

I like this line a lot because I kind of have a problem concealing my emotions. I really am so terrible at hiding them because they’re written all over my face.

“I care for myself the way I used to care about you.”- “Hard Feelings/LOVELESS”- Lorde

YES. YES. YES. LOVE YOURSELF PEOPLE. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. WOW.

“Hold on to the memories, they will hold on to you.”- “New Year’s Day”- Taylor Swift

Your memories stick with you even if the people go away. They’re there to comfort you and guide you.

“When you swallow someone whole you are bound to choke”- “Tiger Teeth”- Walk the Moon

They also say “I ate you up the day we first spoke.” I think that this song is about putting your all into a relationship and not really getting anything out of it, then trying to go back to that person after knowing they’re not good for you. Could apply to any type of relationship honestly.

“But people change, thank God I did.”- “East Northumberland High”- Miley Cyrus

Come on people, how do you not love this lyric. It’s been 11 years and I still listen to this song on a regular basis.

AND FINALLY

“I am the one thing in life I can control.”- “Wait For It”- Hamilton

We can’t control what happens to us, but we can control how we react to it. This should’ve been an obvious thing to me, but when I really thought about this line it blew my mind. Every decision we make is our own to make, but after that who knows what will happen. LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA IS A GENIUS.

Okay, I really could go on forever. Let me know if you’d want a part 2.

That might be a moot point because I will definitely be writing a second part.

-your favorite people person

 

 

 

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Event #3- The Iconic CD

Hey what’s up hello. I am knee deep in homework and test prep after a very eventful weekend and decided I needed a break. So what do I do when I need to destress? Write, of course. I know these are being posted sporadically, but life is hard man. I feel like one of those youtubers who post like once every six months and blame it on how busy they are. I used to think that was such a lame excuse, but now I can see where they are coming from. I promise to post at least once a month, hopefully more, but I find that when I feel obligated to do something, even if it’s something I love, that makes me not want to do it. Yikes.

Event #3- The Iconic CD

Ok, if you think you know me well enough, I want you to shout out right now who my favorite band is. 3..2..1.. go!

 

If you screamed the Lumineers you are correct. (Partial credit will be given to those who shouted Walk the Moon or the 1975.) So the Lumineers first album came out in 2012, and I randomly asked for it as a Christmas gift because I really liked the song Ho Hey, I know I was one of those people. But, obviously, asking for that random CD is one of the best decisions I have ever made.

The Lumineers taught me that music is not just something you listen to, but something you feel. You’ve heard me rant countless times about how much I love music –I have two other blog posts about it… just saying– and how much it has impacted my life. Well, the only reason I began to feel this way was because of the Lumineers. Their songs have been with me for the past 5 years of my life. They helped me through the uncertainty of high school, the pain and the growth and the love, and will continue to be with me as i navigate these stressful college years. I have grown up with this band and I can’t describe how much Wes, Neyla, and Jeremiah mean to me.

I finally got to see them in concert this year in Raleigh, and man oh man, what an outer body experience that was. I could rant on and on about my love for them, but I’m going to end this post by saying thanks to my dad for getting me one of the best christmas presents I have ever received.

Don’t people, especially the ones in bands, just rock,

your favorite people person

Music again???

Yesterday I revisited old songs that used to be my favorites when I was younger. I realized that no matter how old I become, there are some songs I will never forget all the words to. There are some artists that I will never stop loving. There are so many moments associated with the music that shaped my life through all my years. Nights where I lived spontaneously, danced all night, had the time of my life and music was what made those moments so unforgettable. I know I talk about music pretty frequently, but there is just something about it that makes me feel alive. Moments when you find clarity, feel emotions you’ve never felt like falling in love, or having your heart broken. The music surrounds you, eliciting so many conflicting emotions. Swirling around inside of your head as you laugh, cry, scream. Music is actually therapy, believe it or not. Whole generations are defined by the music they listen to. Our generation, though? I don’t know if we can fit into one certain music genre. Now there are many different genres for the many different people our generation holds. I think it’s pretty beautiful how each of us find some genre of music to help us define ourselves. We are alternative, we are pop, we are rap, we are country. We are a generation with an unusual connection to the music that we love. And I couldn’t be happier that I have ears that can hear the beautiful symphonies that make me who I am. Thanks to all the people who are making music, aspire to make music, or who just love to support the artists and listen to it.

-your favorite people person who wishes she could sing

Lisztomaniac

I will admit that, overall, I’m a supremely happy person. Yes, there have been tough times where I questioned my purpose and my friends and what I was doing with my life, but I survived them all. I know God was a major part in bringing me back from the abyss of loneliness I created for myself, but something else saved me. MUSIC. Wow music literally has saved my life. I love it so much words really cannot describe. It’s done so much for me and I wouldn’t even be able to sleep if I didn’t have it.
So I decided to share some music that makes me supremely happy with you. Not all of the songs are happy, but they just make me feel that way!!! I hope you enjoy this “playlist”!!!
Puzzle Pieces- Saint Motel
Poison & Wine- The Civil Wars *the lyrics are superb*
Little Bird- Ed Sheeran
Wilder Mind- Mumford & Sons
Birds Don’t Sing- TV Girl
Worlds on Fire- Zerbin *makes you wanna drive with the windows down and cruise*
Over & Over- Smallpools
Make You Mine- Public
Hourglass- Catfish and the Bottleman *soooo cute*
Freaky Love- Captain Kidd *pls look up the music video*
Everybody Wants to Rule the World- Tears For Fears
Cherry Wine- Hozier
My Type- Saint Motel
Bungalow- Scott Helman
XO- John Mayer
Past Lives- Ke$ha                                                  Highway Don’t Care- Tim McGraw
Crayola Doesn’t Make a Color for Your Eyes- Kristin Andreassen
True Love- Coldplay
Friends- Ed Sheeran *best lyricist of our generation*
5 Years Time- Noah and the Whale
Believe- Mumford & Sons
Come On Eileen- Dexys Midnight Runners
Faithfully- Journey
Yellow- Coldplay
Homesick- Catfish and the Bottleman
Cardiac Arrest- Bad Suns
Cherry Lips- Loon Lake
Smile- Mikky Echo *fun message*
Light It Up- OneRepublic *could listen to this on repeat for hours*
The Run and Go- Twenty One Pilots
Irina- Savannah
Give Me Love- Ed Sheeran
Some Nights- fun.
Paradise By the Dashboard Light- Meatloaf
Lovebug- Jonas Brothers *greatest song of all time?*
Work Song- Hozier                                                Starry Eyed- Ellie Goulding
Don’t Stop Me Now- Queen
Repeating Days- R5
Autumn- Matthew Nole                                           It’s Not My Fault, I’m Happy- Passion Pit *reminds me of the fall*
and here are three of my favorite bands and you should give every one of their songs a listen
•The 1975
•The Lumineers
•Walk The Moon  (Taylor Swift is queen, but she’s not everyone’s cup of tea so)

have fun listening and tell me if you’ve found your new fav song if you want more I have a Spotify it’s nandismith

-your favorite people person