Musically Inclined

13 Mar

I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for your love and support. It’s appreciated.

We’ve all been there at some point or another…You know what I’m talking about when you get that feeling in the pit of your stomach each morning halfway between sleep and wake…That nauseating feeling where you realize something is very wrong. It always manages to jolt me right awake once I acknowledge the source … like “oh ..right..that happened.” The few short hours of escape in dreamland rudely awakened by a harsh reality.

You know you’re truly unhappy when you catch yourself frowning at nothing in particular. There I’ll be, driving home from class waiting for the light to change and I catch a glimpse of myself in the rear-view mirror: furrowed brow and lips turned down to a frowny face.

It’s automatic. It’s beyond my control just like my life lately- how poetic.

This past week has been, in short, a nightmare. As high as I was for the past 4 months, I have turned a full 180. Murphy’s law to the zillionth degree. It’s just one thing after another after another. Down and down I go.

I keep asking myself “WHAT else could possibly go wrong?” And predictably, the answer comes in the form of something else beyond my control swooping in like a pigeon spotting its target and pelting me with MORE crap.

This clip from My Cousin Vinny pretty much sums up how I’m feeling but with a more comedic spin… Vinny gets me.

But, the world stops for no one. It just keeps on turning and I with it. So, I get up and begin my daily routines in the hopes that eventually it will get easier. Eventually, the pain will fade. Eventually, time will heal the wounds-deep as they may be.

In the meanwhile, distractions are always welcome…hence my return to the blogosphere (albeit a slightly different angle).

I’ve always found that music has an innate power over me. The artists and songs I like are not based on catchy beats or rhythms. It’s the lyrics that capture and inspire me.

There have been times where I can be listening to a song and begin to nod my head as if to say “That is SO my life!”

Love it when that happens.

Suffice it to say that at this point in my life I have two options relating to music preferences…

1) Sad and depressing songs about loving and losing


2) Empowering and inspirational music that allow me to hope and believe that (forgive the cliche) “I Will Survive”

Guess which ones I pick?

Well, if it wasn’t obvious, I choose the empowering music. Music and lyrics that say “YOU CAN DO IT!”

So, that being said. Here is a totally random compilation of songs I’ve been rocking out to in an attempt to shine some light on the dark cloud that’s been following me around lately.

Don’t Rain on My Parade- Barbara Streisand   (HIGHLY recommend the Glee version)

Titanium- David Guetta

It’s my life- Jon Bon Jovi

Stronger- Kelly Clarkson (ON REPEAT!)

Mighty Love- The Spinners

Ob-la-di Ob-la-da- The Beatles

With a Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles (Across the Universe)

Tonight we are young – FUN ft Janelle Monae

Closing Time- Semisonic

Bad Reputation- Joan Jett

All I Really Want- Alanis Morisette

You Gotta Keep Your Head Up- Andy Grammar

We Weren’t Born To Follow- Jon Bon Jovi

Livin’ on a Prayer- Jon Bon Jovi

Adele mash up 

Knock You Down- Keri Hilson

Bridge Over Troubled Water- Simon and Garfunkle

Love is a Battlefield- Pat Benatar

That Lonesome Road- James Taylor

Part of Me- Katy Perry

The Storm is Over- R. Kelly

Always looking to add to the list…feel free to suggest some more.

3 Responses to “Musically Inclined”

  1. nelle March 13, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    I’m glad you chose the path of inspiration…

  2. Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise March 13, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    Stay strong! I recently revisited songs from Our Lady Peace to help my emotions bleed out with a positive spin.
    “Clumsy” “4am” “Potato Girl” all helped get me through emotionally trying times. Reminded me to keep a small window of hope open.

  3. thoughtsappear March 14, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    Bon Jovi always makes me feel better. Hang in there!

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