Songs For My Soul…

If you have read anything on the blog you will know how important music is to me. For me a song is beautiful and captivating by its lyrics. I love songs with great instrumentals that just capture the essence of the song. Here are the songs that play on repeat these days. I highlighted my favorite lyrics.

New Radicals: “You Get What You Give”

Wake up kids
We’ve got the dreamers disease
Age 14 we got you down on your knees
So polite, you’re busy still saying please
Fri – enemies, who when you’re down ain’t your friend
Every night we smash their Mercedes – Benz
First we run and then we laugh till we cry
But when the night is falling
And you cannot find the light
If you feel your dream is dying
Hold tight
You’ve got the music in you
Don’t let go
You’ve got the music in you
One dance left
This world is gonna pull through
Don’t give up
You’ve got a reason to live

Can’t forget you only get what you give
Four a. m. we ran a miracle mile
Were flat broke but hey we do it in style
The bad rich
God’s flying in for your trial

This whole damn world can fall apart
You’ll be ok follow your heart
You’re in harms way
I’m right behind
Now say youre mine

Fly high
What’s real can’t die
You only get what you give
Just dont be afraid to leave
Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
Fake computer crashes dining
Cloning while they’re multiplying
Fashion mag shoots
With the aid of 8 dust brothers Beck, Hanson
Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson
You’re all fakes
Run to your mansions
Come around
We’ll kick your ass in!
Don’t let go
One dance left

{unsaid lyrics from liner}
Championed by a soulless media misleading
People unaware they’re bleeding
No one with a brain is believing
It’s so sad you lost the meaning
Never knew it anyway
Human natures so predictable
I’m a fool to do your dirty work whoa, whoa

Mat Kearney: “Renaissance”

This is my renaissance
This is my one response
This is the way I say I love you
This is my second chance
This is my one romance
This is the cutting line
On which I stand to show you

It happened fast in a flash just this evening
I hit the gas, horn blast, brakes screaming
Car crash, broken glass, broke my dreaming
I hit the dash so fast my ears are ringing
My sister’s on the right side just slightly leaning
I grabbed her hand hard until she started breathing
My brothers in the back jaw cracked from the beating
The breath in my chest has slipped and I’m sinking
Blinking through diamond spider webs of cracked glass
I’m trying to remember all the words you said in the past
Through the ash, siren screams and red beams
I hear you sing softly to me

[chorus]
I can be the wall when you fall down
Find me on the rocks when you break down
I heard it in the song when you call out
But I got to say now it’s got to change

This is my broken heart
This is my bleeding start
This is the way I’ve come to know you
This is my winding road
This is my way back home
This is the narrow door you know that I will walk through

I got a letter today of why she went away
She said ‘it’s better this way, you knew I never could stay’
Half empty closets and frames, all that’s left to my name
As she left in the rain and left my heart on a chain
Three years I’ve built this two face tower for hours on a lease
You gave me one yellow flower that said rest in peace
IN pieces I’ve broken open to think too much or just enough
Alone to trust midst the rubble and the dust
Humbled, it took this much to break down and understand
Spent half my life on castles made of sand
Tossed in the breakers in the palm of your hand
Now I can finally stand

[chorus]

This is my renaissance
This is my one response
This is the way I say I love you

Matt Perryman Jones: “Save You”

I wanna rock-n-roll
I wanna give my soul
I’m wanting to believe
I’m not too old
Don’t want to make it up
Don’t want to let you down
I want to fly away
But I’m stuck on the ground

So, help me decide
Help me to make up
Make up my mind
Wouldn’t that save you
Wouldn’t that save you
Wouldn’t that save you

Watched it all go by
Was it really true
Is that what it was?
Was that really you?

I’m looking back again
Tracing back the threads
You said I was a mess
Or was it just in my head

So, help me decide
Help me to make up
Make up my mind
Wouldn’t that save you
Wouldn’t that save you
Wouldn’t that save you
(2x)

Something’s gotta break
You gotta swing the bat
Too many years of dying
Why is that?

So, help me decide
Help me to make up
Make up my mind
Wouldn’t that save you
Wouldn’t that save you
Wouldn’t that save you
(3x)

Coldplay: “Warning Sign”

A warning sign,
I missed the good part then I realized,
I started looking and the bubble burst.
I started looking for excuses.

Come on in,
I’ve gotta tell you what a state I’m in,
I’ve gotta tell you in my loudest tones,
That I started looking for a warning sign.

When the truth is,
I miss you.
Yeah the truth is,
That I miss you so.

A warning sign,
You came back to haunt me and I realized,
she was an island and I passed you by,
You were an island to discover.

Come on in,
I’ve gotta tell you what state I’m in,
I’ve gotta tell you in my loudest tones,
That I started looking for a warning sign.

When the truth is,
I miss you.
Yeah the truth is,
That I miss you so.

And I’m tired,
I should not have let you go.

So I crawl back into your open arms.
Yes, I crawl back into your open arms.
And I crawl back into your open arms.
Yes, I crawl back into your open arms…

Kings of Leon: “Closer”

Stranded in this spooky town
Stoplights are swaying and the phone lines are down
This floor is crackling cold
She took my heart, I think she took my soul
With the moon I run
Far from the carnage of the fiery sun

Driven by the strangled vein
Showing no mercy I do it again
Open up your eye
You keep on crying, baby
I’ll bleed you dry
The skies are blinking at me
I see a storm bubbling up from the sea

And it’s coming closer
And it’s coming closer

You, shimmy shook my bone
Leaving me stranded all in love on my own
What do you think of me
Where am I now? Baby where do I sleep
Feel so good but I’m old,
2000 years of chasing taking its toll

And it’s coming closer

Keane: “Bad Dream”

Why do I have to fly
over every town up and down the line?
I’ll die in the clouds above
and you that I defend, I do not love.

I wake up, it’s a bad dream,
No one on my side,
I was fighting
But I just feel too tired
to be fighting,
guess I’m not the fighting kind.

Where will I meet my fate?
Baby I’m a man, I was born to hate.
And when will I meet my end?
In a better time you could be my friend.

[chorus]
I wake up, it’s a bad dream,
No one on my side,
I was fighting
But I just feel too tired
to be fighting,
guess I’m not the fighting kind.
Wouldn’t mind it
if you were by my side
But you’re long gone,
yeah you’re long gone now.

Where do we go?
I don’t even know,
My strange old face,
And I’m thinking about those days,
And I’m thinking about those days.

I wake up, it’s a bad dream,
No one on my side,
I was fighting
But I just feel too tired
to be fighting,
guess I’m not the fighting kind.
Wouldn’t mind it
if you were by my side
But you’re long gone,
yeah you’re long gone now.

Josh Auer: “Dear You”

Here’s a thought
It’s all that we’ve got in the world
If we let it be
We’re only as good as the fall

And here’s a note
To say the words I couldn’t say

Dear you
I say that you’re the only one for me
Say that I will never ever leave
Dear you
I see the future growing old again
Settle down with no other girl in the world

Here’s a thought
You’re all that I’ve got in the world
If I let you go
I’m only as good as the fall

Dear you
I say that you’re the only one for me
Say that I will never ever leave
Dear you
I see the future growing old again
Settle down with no other girl in the world

Ooooo Aaaaaa
No other girl in the world

Dear you
I say that you’re the only one for me
Say that I will never ever leave
Dear you
I see the future growing old again
Settle down with no other girl in the world
Sincerely
The one who gave his whole world for you
The one who gave his whole heart to you

Dear you
I see the future growing old again
Settle down with no other girl in the world

Dead Poetic: “Vices”

Feeling cold, feeling empty. Set the stage, where you want me.
And this crowd right before me doesn’t care that I’m dying.
And the audience stands with their eyes fixed on the preconceived version of me.
I’m so betrayed by your hopes, but I will not hide myself for your peace of mind.

Oh, but Child. I’ve got Vices like any other man.

Raise a boy to a cynic. Take his love, and then let it turn into something passionate.
Something sick, something rabid.
And I vent to keep myself from caving. I don’t hate you, I just hate where I’m heading.
I’m left here asking, when did I trade in my bleeding heart for a selfish win?

Oh, but Mother. I’ve got Vices like any other man.
Vices that you’re not used to. Vices that’ll make you think less of me.

Leave me numb. Leave me jaded. She’s a dream, I just play dead.
I’ve been blessed, I’ve been hated. She’s the constant, and I’m her addict.
She’s the only peace in this world, uneasy.
While I bite my tongue to keep from breaking the heart that I’ve spent my whole life seeking.
The only heart I’ve ever needed.

Oh, but Lover. I’ve got Vices like any other man.
Vices that you’re not used to. Vices that’ll make you think…
Oh, but Lover. I’ve got Vices like any other man.
Vices that you’re not used to. Vices that’ll make you think less of me. Less of me.

Feeling cold, feeling empty. I am low, unworthy.
Bleed the God. Bleed the blessing. Like a vulture feasting.
I’ll exist as if I don’t feel conviction of my ignorance to my perfect prison.
But I feel the stabs on my wrists and ankles every time I try…

To forget you. To forget you.

Oh, but Jesus. I’ve got Vices like any other man.
Vices that you’re so used to. Vices that won’t make you think less of me

Rock Kills Kid: “I Turn My Camera On

I turn my camera on
And I cut my fingers on the way

It hit me like a tom

Keep on blowin up
Keep on blowin em off
Get up roll it out
Keep on showin em out

Y’ hit me like a tom

Keep on blowin up
Keep on blowin em off
Get up roll it out
Keep on showin em out

When I turn my feelings on
I turn my feelings on inside
Feel like I’m gonna ignite
I saw them stars go off
I saw them stars go off at night

It hit me like a tom

Keep on blowin up
Keep on blowin em off
Get up roll it out
Keep on showin em out

It hit me like a tom

Keep on blowin up
Keep on blowin em off
Get up roll it out
Keep on showin em out

I turn my feelings on
And You Weren’t So Polite

It hit me like a tom

Keep on blowin up
Keep on blowin em off
Get up roll it out
Keep on showin em out

Y’ hit me like a tom
I don’t know where it’s from
It hit me like a tom-tom

Keep on blowin up
Keep on blowin em off
Get up roll it out
Keep on showin em out

~ by tsunamiblues on April 26, 2009.

4 Responses to “Songs For My Soul…”

  1. I’m so going to download all these songs. I like your blog. I like reading the posts since they mirror a lot fo what I feel at times.

    • Thank you. I hope the songs touch you like they did me. I feel that music and laughter are the best medicines to soothe away the pain.

  2. I wish you try some indian instrumentals… specially of hariprasad chaurasia (flute), bickram ghosh (tabla/drums) Anoushka Shankar (sitar) rahul sharma (santoor) trust me , u will love it..

    • I will definitely check out Indian instrumentals. I love Indian music from the movies so we’ll see about instrumentals.

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