Six posts to go about growing up, the passage of time, the life I am living and I have bloggers block…
Instead of my words, I decided to compile a mini-soundtrack to the last year of my life. I hope you enjoy some of these random, soul-touching tunes.
Some Nights from fun. I used to listen to Nate Ruess, the lead singer, back when he sung in The Format. Their EP was one of my favorite albums. They opened for a band I saw in Denver back in the day, but theirs was the album I bought. I love the sound of this song, I like lyrics, the percussion, the questions, the drama. It has gotten almost too popular, but I still sing it top of my lungs in the car. (On a side note, I have a bit of a hard time with the video, but, that isn’t the point)
Something would be amiss if I didn’t add in some Mumford & Sons…Love this song. I believe the line “I will wait…for you” has both been sung from my heart and into my heart over this last year. (Banjo included)
All Sons & Daughters perform what became an anthem for me during this year. It is a cry to my own soul (in the key of David) as well as a cry in unison with others seeking to live in a just and merciful way on this Earth.
I love this Cast version of 21 Guns by Green Day. I don’t usually listen to Green Day, but this becomes a powerful, harmonious tune and I just can’t help setting it on repeat for a good session of belting out tunes. Not only that, but so many voices singing out about times being hard makes a person feel like they aren’t going through anything alone. “Lay down your arms, give up the fight . . . Throw up your arms, into the sky. You and I.”
There is some deep country in my soul. Sometimes I just need a curving, winding, twisting, dusty path to nowhere. This year I found myself out in the wide land, taking in the green instead of the concrete to clear my mind. Sometimes you just need a Rodney Atkins kind of back road to get lost and get right with your soul.
I hope you enjoyed this musical journey. What is your go to song(s) these days? I would love to take a listen to your life.
24 / 31