Monday, 21 June 2010

31 songs 13-31

Okay only way I can finish this is do the last 18 in one post! Please take the time to listen to the songs as well as my thoughts on them!

13- Tiny Dancer by Elton John

This song is amazing! I love the scene in Almost Famous it is in. It is like the perfect pop song leading up to the spine tingling chorus of perfection. Personal memories of it- not a lot of emotional ones it just inspires me to write beautiful music and really reminds me of the above film clip. This song makes me think of togetherness :)

14. Could Well Be In by The Streets

What a song. Maybe you aren't a big fan of rap, maybe you hate british rap but watch this video. This is poetry. I love the lyrics about being out with a girl and she is playing with her hair and acording to a pop pshcology show Mr Skinner had seen on itv he reckons 'he could well be in.' I guess I love this because I love that feeling, when you do reckon you could well be in. It's happened many times. Sometimes I was in sometimes I wasn't, but evrytime this song was played.

15. Evrything by Lifehouse

I am going to be honest here I generally do not like this kind of slow music made by tryhard americans and listened to be Christians who want to look cool and think they are from California, however I cannot deny I have felt God talk to me throught this song. 'How can I stand here with you and not be moved by you' What a line in a song, and I guess thats what it makes me feel, it makes me feel Gods bigness and his presense and reminds me he is Everything.

16. Head In Your Cloud by Winter Roberts

Such a powerful song! The line 'Im walking around with my head in your cloud' is brilliant. How often I have felt like that. My sister again introduced me to this song and I loved it. Favourite line 'when you stopped the car and you staretd kissing me' And I don't know why. When i first heard this this had never happened to me but I guess it is what I wanted a love so passionate and a feeling so strong it requires you to just pull up the car and savour every minute and I guess I still hople for this and this song helps me to dream of it. enjoy it

17. Slide Away by Oasis

The above version is my favourite version and somedays when asked the impossibe question of what is my favourite song ever I would say this song. The song is about a teenage love afair Noel Gallagher has said, and why do i love it, especially this version? Well listen until he sings 'I don't know, i don't care all I know is you can take me there'
How much is that what everyone craves for? someone to help them escape? I think during the course of my 31 songs journey I have realised how much I long to escape. Thats why I love this song it makes me escape for a few minutes. plwase watch the video before reading on!

18. Come Undone by Robbie Williams

I love the conflictions in this song how each line contradicts the last- sometimes i feel like a big contradiction. This song is about drugs and debauchery but ulitmatley again is about using this as an escape from the fakness of the world- emo eh? haha but I think I get it. 'If i stopped lying I'd just dissapoint you' What a line. I think I love this line it too could make a good tattoo. I love how this song shows me im not alone at feeling trapped in a plastic world I guess :)

19. Twenty Four Hours by Athlete

I listen to this alot. It reminds me of when I rally mess up. I always think messing up isn;t the problem it is how you react to it, how you learn so when I am in a icke i stick this on and remind myself 'I still have 24 hours' to make things right. quite simple but I often have to do it.

20. The Beautiful Letdown by Switchfoot

I like how this gives a christian spin to my escapism. The line 'I dont belong here' helps me relaise why I perhaps feel isolated in this world because I am a new creation in God and this place is not my home, so i will be a letdown to the world but I feel this song helps me to want to make a difference here while I am here but dont become like evryone else, stop waiting for God to tell me what to do but discover through his word what he has already said to do and do it while I am here.

21. You Never Let Go by Matt Redman

Psalm 23
A psalm of David.
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,

3 he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.

4 Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death, [a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.

6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD

22. Fake by The Frames

'Come on the guys a fake what do you love him for?' haha how many times I have longed for women who have been with guys like this and each time I have listened to this. However now being the boyfried I wonder does anyone puut this on and think of me?

23. Someday We'll Know by New Radicals

'Someday We'll Know if love can move a mountian, someday we'll know why the sky is blue, someday we'll know why i wasn't meant for you'

Beautiful, I came into contact with this song through the movie A Walk To Remember and think it is amzing! I guess i liked it then and now as it reaffirms in my mind we don't know all the aners to lifes questions but someday we will so for now just live!

24. Not Nineteen Forever by The Courteeners

A fantastic song by an amzing band. And flip me i will be 20 next month. Anyway fell in love with this song a few years back, long story but i love the line 'never mind you'll probably never look that pretty again' kinda mkes me think we are living in the best days of our lives at the minute!

25. Kathleen by Josh Ritter

Flip what can i say 'All the other girls here are stars you are the Northern Lights' what a line. I like it because it reminds me evryone has someone they think of like that. For evryone whether its returned or not they feel something. I need that.

26. Jealous Guy by John Lennon

Honestly- I am a jelaous guy. I get really jelous. It is nice to not be alone in this! ' I was feeling insecure, you might not love me anymore' I get ya John!

27.Always On My Mind by Elvis Presley

I guess I don't always treat people right and if things go wrong I like to have a pity party and this song gets played then.. I think we should learn from this song.

28.Revive Us by Robin Mark

I fell in love with this in a prayer room in Lurgan in 2009 I guess it is my prayer for Ireland:
And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying,
oh that you would bless me indeed !
and enlarge my territory.
that your hand would always be with me.
that you would keep me from evil.
that i may not cause pain.

I hear the voice of one calling,
prepare ye the way of the Lord.
And make His paths straight in the wilderness
And let your light shine in the darkness
And let your rain fall in the desert.

As sure as gold is precious
and the honey sweet,
So you love this city
and you love these streets.
Every child out playing
by their own front door
Every baby laying
on the bedroom floor.

Every dreamer dreaming
in their dead-end job
Every driver driving through
the rush hour mob
I feel it in my spirit,
feel it in my bones
You're going to send revival,
bring them all back home

I can hear that thunder in the distance
Like a train on the edge of town
I can feel the brooding of Your Spirit
"Lay your burdens down,
Lay your burdens down".

From the Preacher preaching
when the well is dry
To the lost soul reaching
for a higher high
From the young man working
through his hopes and fears
To the widow walking
through the veil of tears

Every man and woman,
every old and young
Every fathers daughter,
every mothers son.
I feel it in my spirit,
feel it in my bones
You're going to send revival,
bring them all back home

I can hear that thunder in the distance
Like a train on the edge of town
I can feel the brooding of Your Spirit
"Lay your burdens down,
Lay your burdens down".

Revive us, Revive us,
Revive us with your fire!

29. Dedicated Follower Of Fashion by The Kinks

Hahahaha this song itlself means nothing to me but me and my best buddy Gareth Hanna listened to this summer 2009 on our tour of Ireland and it reminds me of good times with a good friend in a beautiful part of the world!

30. Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of by U2

I saw u2 live in Dublin on my 19h birhtday and they were amazing- this reminds me of that, also thought it reminds me we are meant to live now and leave the past behind us and live in the now- if we get stuck in a moment we arent living where we shuld be and it isnt good for the soul, in times like this i have to 'get myself together' enjoy the clip.

31. Either Way by The Twang

A love song a modern fella can relate too. thats why I love it it isn't cheesy it seems real! my favourite line 'I love yahhhh...and i've gotta find my phone to tell you' haha it is so true! that is why I love it.

So thats it my 31 songs- back to normal blogging soon hope you enjoyed the journey though!

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