Thursday, January 15, 2009

Booking Through Thursday

Since I'm not sure that I will always be able to finish and review at least one book per week, I figured I might as well have some other regular posts going on. Booking Through Thursday is a weekly question pertaining to books, reading, and this week, songs because well, songs have words too!

But, enough about books … Other things have words, too, right? Like … songs!
If you’re anything like me, there are songs that you love because of their lyrics; writers you admire because their songs have depth, meaning, or just a sheer playfulness that has nothing to do with the tunes.
So, today’s question?

What songs … either specific songs, or songs in general by a specific group or writer … have words that you love?
And … do the tunes that go with the fantastic lyrics live up to them?

I am a song lyric junkie. I love when songs have lyrics that I can just relate to. My favorite band, probably for that reason is Sister Hazel. I've been listening to them since their first popular song "All For You" came out and now have every CD they've released and seen them a few times live.

The name of this blog "World Inside My Head" comes from one of their songs (lyrics on the right) and is just about the world around you not necessarily being what you want it to be, but you can choose to see it in a different light. I chose it for my book blog name because I feel like reading a book can always take you to a different world.

Their song "Fortress" includes the lyrics "and I've been feeling sorry for myself, and I've been resurrecting my fortress to protect myself" which I could really relate to during my parent's divorce a few years ago. I was feeling so bad and so frustrated that I was just building up walls and blocking everyone out. Belting out this song definitely helped!

Then there are a few songs that just talk about being yourself and not trying so hard to be what everyone else wants you to be, which is always a good message. My favorites in this category are definitely "Change Your Mind", "Happy", and "Effortlessly".

The song that really touches my heart everytime I hear it is "This Kind of Love". My husband and I used this song as our first dance and I just love how perfect the lyrics describe a loving relationship.

This kind of love makes me feel ten feet tall
It makes all my problems fall
And this kind of trust helps me to hold the line
I'll be there every time
This kind of love it's what I dreamed about
Yeah it fills me up
Baby it leaves no doubt
This kind of love it's why I'm standing here
It's something that we can share
I can't enough of this kind of love

Of course there are other musicians that have lyrics I really love including Dave Matthews, Matt Nathanson, The Weepies, Ben Folds, and the list could go on and on and on...I guess that I feel like music lacking profound lyrics is like it's lacking a soul. There just isn't a true purpose behind it. Not to say that I don't like a little frivalous booty shaking music every once in a while though!! :)

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