|My guitar, in case you can't tell. I went outside my comfort zone and used flash just for all you to see how miserably I fail at it...|
I read so much into lyrics, I don't even know if they even resemble anything that the artist meant... but thanks to that pretty much every song on my iPod has some kind of special meaning to me. Want a taste?
Four letter word just to get me along / It's a difficulty and I'm biting on my tongue / I keep stalling, keeping it together / People around I gotta find something to say / Holding back everyday the same / Don't wanna be a loner / Listen to me / I never say anything at all / So with nothing to consider they forget my name That's Not My Name, the Ting Tings
This song is a reminder to me that if you are boring and just like everyone else, holding back, you don't stand out and shine. I've had trouble with being myself at points in my life (see here) and listening to this song is kind of a pick-me-up when I'm feeling awkward.
Talk to me without a sound / ‘Cause you were such a tool / Who’s sorry now? / You, you’re shaking on the floor / Watch me walking out the door I Don't Wanna Dance, Hey MondayThis is my Single-Girl Anthem, even more so than Madonna's Vogue. The song is about an ex-boyfriend who dumped you coming back and begging for forgiveness. Goodness knows I've had my share of that and it is awful, even more so when I watch it happening to my friends, because I just want to slap the ex. This song was free on iTunes a while ago and has since become one of my favorites.
One minute I held the key / Next the walls were closed on me / And I discovered that my castles stand / Upon pillars of salt, and pillars of sand Viva La Vida, ColdplayOooh, this is just SUCH a good song! My dad actually played a concert with them once, and then ate cold cuts with them. Weird, no? My dad used to actually tour with his rock band all those years ago... crazy.
Anyway. The whole song is about tables being turned, and this it's a great song to listen to when things are going badly. I know that in the song, tables are being turned for the worst, but hey, the sentiment is the same, right?
Let's make this happen girl / You gonna show the world that something good can work / and it can work for you, / And you know that it will. Something Good Can Work, Two Door Cinema ClubAnother gem that was free on iTunes a while ago. This song is so dang happy it's impossible to not smile while listening to it. All the lyrics are totally upbeat and cheerful; I mean, look at the title of the song! It just makes me happy. :)
Every little thing, every little thing / Every little thing just tears you apart. ELT, WilcoThis song sums up how I feel so many times a day. You know when you're really tired, or just having a long day, and how every little teensy thing just seems to be going wrong? Little things, but you just want to scream "Oh what NOW?!"
Well, that's what I get from this song.
And it's quite eloquent, really.
Well, there are five songs for you to dissect for yourselves. Here's a playlist in case you want to listen (alas, ELT was not available on playlist.com). Enjoy! :)