Tuesday Tunes: “Second Wind” by Maren Morris

 

Maren Morris has quickly become one of my new favorite country artists on the scene right now. Her songs are not only catchy but the lyrics I think are genius. She has some songs that have honestly made me laugh because she somehow manages to be funny and scarily relatable all while singing beautifully.

This song though, is more of an empowering song. It’s about how you learn to let people fuel your fire, rather than letting them get in your head and tear you down.

No matter what your goal is, never let anyone tell you that you can’t achieve it. Don’t let the negativity of others seep into your confidence, perseverance and determination. People will do what they want to do, and say what they want to say. Let them.It’ll just motivate you more to succeed and make them mad that they underestimated you in the first place.

 

Tuesday’s Tunes: “Titanium” covered by Jasmine Thompson

You shoot me down, but I won’t fall.

I am titanium.

This song makes me feel a lot of feels. It makes me feel strong, yet fragile. It makes me feel confident, yet vulnerable.

It’s a great song to listen to when you need reassurance that you’ll get back up after a nasty fall, or maybe when you’re feeling shorted by people around you.

Jasmine Thompson does really beautiful cover versions of many songs, but this is one of my favorites. She kind of has this hauntingly, beautiful, soft voice that gives this song something special.

 

 

Tuesday Tunes: “Sunday Candy” by Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment

I recently stumbled upon this song and listened to it on repeat for about five days straight. And to be honest, I hadn’t really listened to the lyrics until the other day. I was just jamming along because of how upbeat it sounded and because of the good vibes it sent through my speakers. So when I actually sat down and listened to the lyrics, I fell even more in love.

Chance the Rapper wrote this song about his Grandma. Not about some girl he met. About his loving Grandmother who helped raise him, put a roof over his head, fed him and brought him to church every Sunday.

He sings of his appreciation and adoration of his Grandmother. He lets her know that whenever he thinks of her, he is reminded of her graciousness and giving soul.

So if you want a song to dance and sing along to, while also feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, please click play in the video above.

Excuse me while I go clean up the mess my heart made after it melted all over the floor just now.

 

Tuesday Tunes. 🎧 Because Music Heals🎧

So instead of doing a song of the week, I’m now going to be sharing what I call: Tuesday Tunes! 

Same concept as my song of the week posts: they will be songs that I find myself feeling a close connection to and hope to help others feel the same way or inspire people to seek their own songs that make them feel supported, heard, loved, inspired, excited, motivated and understood. Because, music heals, people. We all need music for the soul to turn to.

My first Tuesday tune is…drumroll pleaaaaasseee: “Another Man’s Shoes” by Drew Holcomb. (I listened to the acoustic version on Spotify: that’s the one I recommend listening to)

  
It’s essentially pointing out that everyone has something that they’re struggling with so we need to try to put ourselves in their shoes as to not judge them. And if we do that and still can’t understand that they too may be facing a hardship, then we need to keep on walking. 

  
It’s a song that made me feel understood not only as a spoonie but as a human being. 

Give it a listen! 

Another Man’s Shoes–Listen here!

Song of the Week: “Slow it Down” by The Lumineers 

Song of the Week: “Slow It Down” by @thelumineers 
This song stops me in my tracks every time it plays. I’ve used it as a pillow to lay my head down on during times when I’ve felt defeated, overwhelmed, and discouraged. 
One of my favorite lines of any song is in this song:

And when she stood, she stood tall

It takes a lot to stand up every time you get knocked down–especially when you’re getting knocked down over and over again. And sometimes you just can’t stand up after every knockout. But I tell you this, when you do stand up to all the struggles life’s been throwing you, people will notice and stare in awe.

This song comforts me in a blanket of understanding when I don’t have the strength to stand, but encourages me to gather the courage to do so. Maybe it can do the same for you. 💙

Do any of you feel a similar connection to this song? Or have a song that makes you feel a similar way?

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Song of the Week: “Pursuit of Happiness” Covered by Lissie

I’m on the pursuit of happiness and
I know everything that shines ain’t always gonna be gold
I’ll be fine, I’ll be good

Although I’m a Kid Cudi fan for the most part, I really like Lissie’s  version of this song. Her covers are always pretty awesome.

What gets me most in this song are just the vibes that it sends out. The “I’ll be ok. What will be, will be” kind of vibes.

It’s about living your life to the fullest without worries of what others think and also without worries of what may happen to you the next day, month, year, etc. Now, everything in moderation people. Not saying to go cliff jumping or to go do something illegal and dangerous. Just saying that we can’t live our lives worrying about what may happen next. What we need to do is live in the current moment. To seriously live with a live free type of mentality.

That saying “life isn’t fair” is one of the truest things I’ve ever heard. But even though things won’t always go our way and often life will throw things our way that are less than ideal, we have to get up and embrace life. When life gets rough, we shouldn’t “lay awake in our beds full of sorrow.” We should get ready to face tomorrow.

Things in this life won’t always shine with gold, but we’ll be good once we learn to stop letting those bad things put our life on hold.

Song Of The Week: “I Want It All” by Cam

I want it all
Don’t want no rocking-chair regrets
I got that fire and it’s burning in my chest
Gonna keep on living ’til I hear the last call
And I, I, I want it all

While she isn’t super well-known yet, she’s got such a great voice and songs worthy of performing your own personal concert in your car driving home from work (…guilty).

This song came into my mind as a good song to post on New Years Day because the first day of the year is when most people feel at their peak levels of ambitious, inspired and brave. We adopt a “go getter” attitude and tell ourselves that this year we actually can have it all if we put forth enough effort.

There will always be the nay-sayers who tell you that you’re being overambitious or that you’re just lying to yourself. Well ya know what? Who needs those people?

This song emits the feeling of empowerment. She sings about promising to herself to have no regrets when she’s older and looking back on her life. She’s not going to listen to any people’s doubts or rumors. She’s moving on with her life full steam ahead, and no one will be able to slow her down.

I love the attitude portrayed in this song and it’s an attitude I’m going to adopt as my own this year. It’s an attitude I think everyone should adopt this upcoming new year. I challenge you to keep on living until you hear the last call.I urge you to drown out the doubts and negativity of your peers. You have to accept that sometimes you will lose, but I encourage you to never let your inner fire die down despite that fact.

If you’re gonna go for something, better make it everything.

 

Song Of The Week: Tell The World by Eric Hutchinson

Tell The World

I got a song and a smile so bright, I’ll make you wish you were here tonight

🎶🌎 Haven’t posted a song in a while, but it seemed only fitting since I’m going to see Eric in concert tonight!!
This song is just so upbeat, as a lot of his songs are. It’s kind of hard to put on this song and not want to dance around a little bit. It also sends out some pretty rockin positive vibes 🤘🏻

Song Of The Week: “Lost Stars” by Adam Levine

This is one of those songs that gave me very real chills the first time I heard it. I stumbled upon it while listening to Spotify one day. Since then, it still gives me chills each and every time I listen to it. Those songs are rare for me. Songs that allows your mind to find something new from them every time you hear them.

Every time I listen to this song, I feel like I’ve escaped to this new and different land or place. Is anyone else able to relate to that feeling?

  
Adam’s always angelic voice is the first thing that had me hitting repeat on this song, but it’s the following line that truly captured my heart.

Are we all lost stars trying to light up the dark?

This song reminds me that no matter where our journeys may take us, we must always shine our light on this world. That’s why we’re here: to use our light to light up the dark.

That’s why I write about my journey. I never really talked about it with anyone except friends and family until I started this blog. But I wanted to be able to share my experiences and shine my light in the hopes that I may help light up the dark for someone else. Maybe my words can help light the way for someone else who is having a hard time seeing which way to go.

You all are capable of lighting up the dark in your own unique ways. It’s how we use our light that really matters.