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Lyrics That Get Me Through the Day

This blog is simply a list of songs and lyrics that I find helpful when I’m having a rough day

Codeine by Trampled by Turtles

“I like long walks and sci fi movies”
-Fake Palindromes, Andrew Bird

“There’s a kind of emptiness that can filll you
There’s a type of hunger that can eat you up
There’s a cold and darker side of the moonlight
And there’s a  lonely side of love
There’s a certain kind of pain that can numb you
There’s a type of freedom that can tie you down
Sometimes the unexplained can define you
And sometimes silence is the only sound”
-Hanging by a Thread, Nickel Creek

“I’m a bottle of diet poison”
-Bull in a China Shop, Barenaked Ladies

“They won’t hurt you like I will”
-Konstantine, Something Corporate

“Kiss me out of desire baby not consolation,
Oh and it makes me so angry
‘Cause i know that in time…
I’ll only make you cry,
This is our last goodbye…”
-Last Goodbye, Jeff Buckley

“We never said our love was evergreen
Or as unchanging as the sea;
But if you can still remember
Stop and think of me.”
-Think of Me, Phantom of the Opera

“Well I feel too young to hold on
And I’m much too old to break free and run
Too deaf, dumb, and blind to see the damage I’ve done”
-Lover, You Should’ve Come Over, Jeff Buckley

“It’s all about joy that comes out of sorrow”
-All About Soul, Billy Joel

“When I think more than I want to think,
Do things I never should do,
I drink much more that I ought to drink
Because it brings me back you…”
Lilac Wine, Jeff Buckley

“My house is a green Honda Civic
My bed is the passenger seat
I play guitar every night on the boardwalk
So that I can get a bite to eat”
-Boardwalk, The Leify Green Conspiracy

“One day you’ll see her and you’ll know what I mean
Take her or leave her she will still be the same
She’ll not try to buy you with her time
But nothing’s the same, as you will see when she’s gone”
-This Side, Nickel Creek

“Close your eyes when you don’t want to see
Stay at home when you don’t want to go
Only speak to those who will agree
Yeah, and close your mind when you don’t want to know
You have lost your innocence somehow
But everybody loves you now”
-Everybody Loves You Now, Billy Joel

“We came together, fell apart
And broke each other’s hearts”
-Remember When, Alan Jackson

“She’s just a lonely woman singin’ an I miss you song
The same one I’ll be singing when you’re gone”
-John Harrell

“Does his hand in your hair feel a lot like a thing you believe in
Or a bit like a bird stealing bread out from under your nose?”
-Bird Stealing Bread, Iron and Wine

“I helped her live and made her want to die”
-Can’t Complain, Nickel Creek

“One day I’ll come back if the door’s still open
Just promise to keep your heart broken”
-Keep Your Heart Broken, The Rasmus

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Upward Over the Mountain

One of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard is called “Upward Over the Mountain” by Iron and Wine. This song always manages to bring me comfort when I hit rough times. Maybe it’s because my mother and I are so close. Maybe it’s because I was somewhat of a wild teenager and I had to keep telling my mother not to worry. Maybe it’s because the line about the dog having her pups in the pantry reminds me of my miscarriage. But for whatever the reason, I love this song, and it brings me peace in times of sorrow. It lets me cry when I need to, and it makes me smile when I am down.

I may even get a tattoo of birds flying over a mountain in memory of everything this song means to me.

 

Mother don’t worry, I killed the last snake that lived in the creek bed
Mother don’t worry, I’ve got some money I saved for the weekend
Mother remember being so stern with that girl who was with me?
Mother remember the blink of an eye when I breathed through your body?

So may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten
Sons are like birds, flying upward over the mountain

Mother I made it up from the bruise on the floor of this prison
Mother I lost it, all of the fear of the Lord I was given
Mother forget me now that the creek drank the cradle you sang to
Mother forgive me, I sold your car for the shoes that I gave you

So may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten
Sons could be birds, taken broken up to the mountain

Mother don’t worry, I’ve got a coat and some friends on the corner
Mother don’t worry, she’s got a garden we’re planting together
Mother remember the night that the dog had her pups in the pantry?
Blood on the floor, fleas on their paws,
And you cried ’til the morning

So may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten
Sons are like birds, flying always over the mountain

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