Music

When lyrics express your thoughts better than you ever could yourself

It is often hard to express my own feelings – and then once in a while I am almost overwhelmed with how well another person has already done it. Sia created this song around 15 years ago now, and I am sure I am not alone in feeling like she’s read my mind before the thoughts even existed.

“Breathe Me”

Help, I have done it again
I have been here many times before
Hurt myself again today
And the worst part is there’s no one else to blame

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small and needy
Warm me up
And breathe me

Ouch, I have lost myself again
Lost myself and I am nowhere to be found,
Yeah, I think that I might break
Lost myself again and I feel unsafe

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small and needy
Warm me up
And breathe me

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small and needy
Warm me up
And breathe me

(Lyrics from Breathe Me by Sia)
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A Great Big World – Music rec

A Great Big World – what a confusing band name, but I have to admit that I love it quite a lot.

I wanna love and be the one who is loved
No, I won’t stop dreaming
‘Cause this isn’t over
It’s never over

– Lyric from “Won’t Stop Running” by A Great Big World

I’ve been listening to some songs of theirs for a while now, and they never fail to make me feel something. The lead singer’s voice can be both tender and direct in a way that makes me listen really carefully. It’s soft but still has an edge. And the music just… I love it. They have written songs with purpose. That’s something I like listening to.

The way his voice harmonises with Aguilera’s on “Say Something” gives me chills every time I hear it. “Already Home” makes me feel loved and hopeful and “Won’t Stop Running” gives me courage and optimism, and even a bit of stubbornness that nothing will ever make me stop running!

 

This isn’t usually what I write around here, but I wanted to share this. No regrets 🙂

Soft music playlist

Maybe this is more for myself than for anyone else. It might be. Or it just might be something that someone else can use for themselves. But I was in a weird mood tonight, and for some reason I opened Spotify and pressed the first playlist I found… and I found just what I needed. Soft music and tones that fit my mood, that let my mind wander and at the same time made me stick with myself and not drift off too far.

Since I got lucky I wanted to share, and I wanted to save it for future reference for myself.

  1. Colbie Caillath – Try
  2. Alex & Sierra – Little Do You Know
  3. Rachel Platten – Better Place
  4. Labrinth – Jealous
  5. John Legend – You and I (Nobody in the World)

 

I smiled and tried to mean it

Sometimes you come over a song, a poem or an article. Anything that makes you stop and think, you relate. You believe this person can see right into your soul and has written this about you. Or maybe instead you feel like this person has taken your thoughts and put them into words that you could not form yourself.

Something that did that for me is the song Any Other World by the artist Mika.

The lyrics that made me stop and think at first were these:

I tried to live alone
But lonely is so lonely, alone
So human as I am
I had to give up my defences

So I smiled and tried to mean it
To let myself let go

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Monthly favourites – February 2017

This is my first favourites post. Next time I’ll try to divide it between general stuff, personal and health related. But for now, it’s all kinda mixed up.

Victory/Biggest achievement: Doing my presentation on economy in front of 40 people!

Movie/Series: Gilmore Girls !! I’ve watched it a million times already, but this month it was time for it again, and it never disappoints.

Creativity: My Bullet Journal – or whatever it might end up being..

Food: Been eating caramel candies cause it’s getting closer to #braceface time, and I need to get my share before that.

Book: My own journal. Haven’t been much.

Music: “Shape of you” by Ed Sheeran or “True Colors” from Trolls with Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick

Youtube: Sacconejoly’s (a family that daily vlogs – the cutest children I’ve ever seen)

Fitness activity: Planking on the big ball.

Social moment: The weekend away with friends, I was nervous but it turned into the best thing I’ve had in a long, long time.

BONUS achievement: Opening up so much about myself on this blog. And feeling so welcomed.

 

Let me know if you’ve got a similar post, cause I lov getting to know people like this – and it also provides new ideas for what I’ll check out myself later.

And of course, feel free to ask if there’s anything else you think I should add here 🙂