Monday, January 18, 2010


Music has always been a constant in my life. It began at a young age because my mom always had the radio on, even when we weren't home. Blaring Boston in my bedroom when I was a teenager helped to get through those awkward years. Blaring music through my ear phones from my walkman before a competition got my psyched up. Taping music from the radio so I didn't have to buy the whole "tape" was a challenge because many times the (stupid) radio announcers talked over the song at the end!

I have always loved the words of songs. The intense emotion a singer can portray can make me smile, or cry. My song list these days is darkish, I guess. My favorite song at the moment is Beyonce's If I Were A Boy. Every word rings true, but my favorite lines are these...

If I were a boy

I think I could understand

How it feels to love a girl

I swear I'd be a better man

I'd listen to her

Cause I know how it hurts

When you lose the one you wanted

Cause he's taking you for granted

and everythlng you had got destroyed

Another artist I love is The Fray. They have a bunch of songs that I am relating to. How to Save a Life has lots of little lines...

Step one, you say we need to talk

He walks, you say sit down, it's just a talk

He smiles politely back at you,

You stare politely right on through,

He will do one of two things,

He will admit to everything

Or he'll just say he's just not the same

Over My Head

And suddenly, I become part of your past

I'm becoming the part that don't last,

I'm losing you and it's effortless

Dead Wrong

Mine is not a new story

But it is for me

Rob Thomas and Matchbox 20 has been one of my favorite artists for a long, long time. I even follow Rob on twitter because I am probably his biggest stalker, I mean fan. Their song I'll Believe You When is upbeat and true.

I could call you everyday

Give presents by the score

And I could send you pretty flowers

Have them waiting at your door.

I could write up in the sky

Forgive me I apologize

Still if I went through every measure

With my promise to be better

You'd say

I'll believe you when

When everything you say don't turn out wrong....

And some day, someone special will make me feel like I feel when I hear Edwin McCain's song I'll Be. For no matter how crappy things are, you have to have some hope in there, too.

Rain falls angry on the tin roof,

As we lie awake in my bed

You're my survival, you're my living proof

My love is alive and not dead.

Tell me that we belong together....

I'll be better when I'm older,

I'll be the biggest fan of your life.


  1. I love music and lyrics too. I used to listen to Daniel Bedingfield's "Gotta get through this" when things were rough for a while and I used to bawl my eyes out. Jim didn't understand how therapeutic it was.

    On the other hand, Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know" is one of my FAVORITE songs, and Jim thinks that it's because I have deep-seated anger, which I don't. :) Guess he can't win! haha

  2. I wish I had that connection with music, but I just don't. For the most part, it just annoys me. The only time I kind of like having the radio on is while I'm cleaning. Isn't that bizarre? I used to enjoy music and then suddenly, BAM, I don't enjoy it anymore. Although, I can still really appreciate beautiful lyrics like these.

    And I have to tell you, Sue, you are an incredibly beautiful woman and you'll meet another man... one that will not take you for granted.

    Justine :o )