Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Music To My Ears

A good friend told me, “If you are stressed out, sing out loud.” I told her I always did, especially when I had my music on. How often I have seen random people staring at my face and presumably mumbling to themselves, “What’s wrong with this guy?” while I have been humming along my favourite tunes. Oblivious to their remarks, I enjoy living in a world of my songs. My playlist is barely 48 hours long, but I rarely mind listening to the songs on it, over and over and over again.  They can help me change my frame of mind and refocus. There is a song for every mood, a mood for every song. There are few lines that are so close to me that they deserve a mention on my blog:

 Song : Yellow / Artist : Cold Play 

"I came along

I wrote a song for you

And all the things you do

And it was called yellow

 

So then I took my turn

Oh all the things I've done

And it was all yellow"

 

Song: Carnival of Rust/ Artist: Poet of the Fall 

"It's all a game, avoiding failure, when true colors will bleed

All in the name of misbehavior and the things we don't need

I lust for after no disaster can touch, touch us anymore

And more than ever, I hope to never fall, where enough is not the same it was before

 

Come feed the rain...

'cause I'm thirsty for your love dancing underneath the skies of lust

Yeah, feed the rain

'cause without your love my life ain't nothing but this carnival of rust"

Song: Bring me to life / Artist: Evanescence

"All of this time I can't believe I couldn't see

Kept in the dark but you were there in front of me

I've been sleeping a thousand years it seems

Got to open my eyes to everything

Without a thought without a voice without a soul

Don't let me die here

There must be something more

Bring me to life"

 Song: Devils and Dust/ Artist: Bruce Springsteen

"I got God on my side

And I'm just trying to survive

What if what you do to survive

Kills the things you love

Fear's a powerful thing, baby

It can turn your heart black you can trust

It'll take your God filled soul

And fill it with devils and dust"

Song: How to save a life? / Artist: They Fray

"As he begins to raise his voice

You lower yours and grant him one last choice

Drive until you lose the road

Or break with the ones you've followed

He will do one of two things

He will admit to everything

Or he'll say he's just not the same

And you'll begin to wonder why you came."

Song : Imagine / Artist: John Lennon

"Imagine there's no countries

It isn't hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

And no religion too

Imagine all the people

Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer

But I'm not the only one

I hope someday you'll join us

And the world will be as one."

Song: Living Darfur / Artist: Mattafix

"There's disaster in your past 

Boundaries in your path 

What do you desire will lift you higher? 

You don't have to be extraordinary, just forgiving. 

And those who never heard your cries, 

You shall rise

And look toward the skies. 

Where others fail, you prevail in time. 

You shall rise. "

Song: Lost/ Artist: Cold Play

“You might be a big fish

In a little pond

Doesn't mean you've won

'Cause along may come

A bigger one”

Song: Say the Same/ Artist: Hoobastank

“So goodbye, my friend.

Until we meet again,

Some other day.

I know so much will change.

But looking back I can say,

I wouldn't change a day.

I hope you can say, I hope you can say

I hope you can say,

That you understand,

The only life we have,

Is here and now,

Not up in the clouds.

With every breath we can say,

It is a brand new day.

I know I can say,

The Same”

Song: Sometimes you can’t make it on your own / Artist: U2

“We fight all the time

You and I...that's alright

We're the same soul

I don't need...I don't need to hear you say

That if we weren't so alike

You'd like me a whole lot more” 

Song: Iris / Artist: Goo Goo Dolls

“And I don't want the world to see me

Cause I don't think that they'd understand

When everything's made to be broken

I just want you to know who I am”

Song: Affirmation/ Artist: Savage Garden

“I believe in Karma what you give is what you get returned

I believe you can't appreciate real love 'til you've been burned

I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side

I believe you don't know what you've got until you say goodbye”

6 comments:

vishesh said...

post the vdos :)

Vishy said...

good list :) I'm relieved to say I have heard at least 3 of the songs there..

priya said...

wohoo! music post!

you listen to Evanescence? I'm a total Amy Lee fan! Best female vocalist ever!

And you are the first person who din mention "The Reason" by Hoobastank; Thankfully!
Everyone talks about how much they like the band, and when asked, all they have heard is That One Song. Grr.
Have you heard "more than a memory" by them?

U2! Yayy!! I <3 stuck in a moment and beautiful day...

Song : Imagine / Artist: John Lennon
*bows*

Hmmm Goo Goo Dolls, Coldplay and The Fray!! *hi5!*

The Illuminator said...

@Vishesh...
Sometimes, it's good to stop at the words.

@Vishy...
It's ok! I might say the same when I read your list.

@Priya
Ooh it's you!

Yes, Amy Lee has talent!! One of the few who have a range in their voice amongst the contemporary bands.

No I haven't heard "More than a memory" I like "Disappear" a lot too! I will download "More than a memory" soon.

I like most of the songs by U2, but I didn't like some of their latest songs as much.

Imagine is godly.

And I like the *hi5*ing

Pallavi said...

Nice list, makes me want to make one too.
Heard almost all the tracks mentioned on your list. I didn't know that Iris was by Goo Goo Dolls coz I heard Ronan Keating's version.
When people pass any rude comments, just stare back at them and sing louder!! Hehe :P

sigmund said...

stopped by via ideasmith.. nice blog...like the "about me"...no hindi music? or urdu stuff?