Since I’m now trying to get back to blogging, I decided to take this “My 10 of things” –thing back in action, as well. Because music is a huge part of my life, I decided to start with something really nice. These next songs have affected me deeply in some way, and they will always be as a part of me.
Is there songs that have made the same thing to you? Feel free to share!
1) Gavin DeGraw – Free
If anyone of you dear readers know me at all, you did know that this particular singer was going to pop up sooner or later. If you don’t know him, do me a favor and go check him out! His voice and lyrics and performance has deeply changed me and he is the healer of my soul, love of my (musical) life and many other things to me. But, let’s just leave all that aside for now.
At first I thought I should pick another song of his (I don’t want to be, that is. More of the reasons for that being such an obvious choice can be read HERE), but then I decided to go with this one. This is like the anthem of my life, of me. Listening this song made me realize that it’s okay to be both. The feather and the stone. It gave me permission to be free. I can be whoever I am, and it is okay. Freedom is my thing. I need it, I live for it. And although being free can mean being alone from time to time, it still is my thing. I have the word ‘free’ tattooed on my wrist with a tiny flying bird beside it. It reminds me of this song and this thought behind it.
2) Redrama – Now
This song was for some time my absolute favorite song of all. It made me feel so good every time I heard it. And I used to ask the DJ to play this song whenever I was in the local nightclub, as the matter of fact I did it so much, that the DJ learned to know me and all he needed to do was see me, and he asked “should I play some Redrama for you?”. What a sweet guy, and how sweet memories.
But, I think in this song there is some thought in it, as well. Because, you know, there actually is nothing else in this world than the “now”-moment. We should capture it more, carpe diem, you know. We should concentrate on the things that are now, that are happening now, that we have now, than the things we once had or will hopefully have one day. Because you know what? We can’t live anywhere else than in that now-moment. We can’t change the past, nor see the future. All we have is this moment, now. For some reason this song manages to comfort me, every time.
“Of my future I don’t know much, but I know I’m here right now.”
3) Infected Mushroom – Vicious Delicious
Dang. This genre is way different from what I used to listen to before. But I’m really happy that I found this band, and this genre, I’m completely in love. I love how the sounds take me away from this world, how interesting and exciting everything sounds like. The anticipation. Oh, the sweet anticipation before the fulfillment, right? I get goosebumps & eargasms every time I listen to this song. I mean, just listen. If I need some time off my life, I’ll put Infected Mushroom on, especially this song, and boom, satisfaction is guaranteed.
4) Poets of the Fall – War
This one was a hard one to choose just one song. Their lyrics are ingenious. I love this band to bits. And the voice of the singer, gosh, can someone have that kind of voice, for real?
They have such heart breakingly beautiful ballads, and then they have these fully rocking on songs – and boy, have you seen them live? Ah-mazing.
Finally I chose this song, because it makes me want to believe that something like this could happen in my life, as well. Sometimes I feel like I’m all alone in the frontline. But maybe, just maybe…
5) RockingDyde! – Mä en haluu
Well. What can I say. I like this one. It’s about a break up and getting over it, and hoping that the other one will be fine. That’s actually quite fitting in this situation. “I have a life and I’m grateful of it”, the song goes. It makes me agree with it every time. Even though this life isn’t always the way we would want it to be, I have a life, and having it is good, no matter what. This song brings up so many memories, so many feelings. It’s impossible to explain. And even if I shouldn’t listen to this, I still do, because you know what? Memories aren’t that bad to have.
6) Darren Hayes – Taken by the sea
Oh yes. I love his voice, I love his lyrics. I love. I loved him back in Savage Garden days, too, and sometimes I just need to put his voice on and let it carry me to another place. Sometimes I feel like he was singing out my deepest feelings, thoughts, hopes and fears. Who wouldn’t love that?
“Because I am an island and you are the ocean, and all of my sadness taken by the sea.”
7) Neon 2 – Kaikki likoon
This one was a hard choice. Because this band was my first ever love in my early teens. I was madly in love with the guitarist, and I got several and several autographs and they even replied one of my letters I sent them. So, what’s there not to love? This music takes me back in time, brings back all the memories and makes me feel like I was young and still able and willing to love. This song may not be the most popular one, or giving even the slightest clue what these guys were doing back then, but I have always loved this one. It’s about not giving up and giving everything you got instead.
This particular song can not be found from YouTube. I didn’t chek it before choosing one. My apologies. But, instead of the song mentioned above; I give you this, a popular one from the same band. It isn’t at all similar to the one I tried to show you, but I loved it, too back then, so I guess that is a reason enough. And – because I like semolina porrige and strawberries!
8) Nordman – Vandraren
Old one, true, but soo good. I love his voice, the rasp in it, so much. I love the melodies that makes me feel I’m in the medieval times. I love the lyrics that makes me think about things I may haven’t thought before. And, who knows, I have been a wanderer too, in this life. Maybe I will find my place, someday, and if not, then I’ll just keep going. And, it’s Swedish, if you wondered.
9) DJ Bobo – Everybody
This was a difficult decision, as well. I mostly love everything DJ Bobo has done, and I have loved it since 90’s. For some reason his music makes me feel good. I also love his lyrics, for they seem to me to bring up equality and love and humans living in peace. What would there be to not like?
This particular song on the other hand was the very first I ever heard from him and I immediately fell in love with it. It was used as an inspiration to my stories already back in that time, and it was playing in the background when I was writing so many times I have lost count. Actually, I had my mom make me a sweater saying “Music is what I’m living for”, and it was my dearest sweater for the longest time. I guess I knew already what’s up.
Music still is what I’m living for. What makes life meaningful. What gives hope and strength. What calms me down when I’m nervous, what lifts my spirit when feeling down. I couldn’t imagine living a day without music.
10) Zack Hemsey – The Runner
Okay, if the last one was an old love, this one is the newest!
I had never heard of this guy before, but then a friend showed me this song, and I fell for it immediately. I like the sound surroundings in it. It’s so different what you would expect. It gives me a feeling like anything can be. I also like the lyrics, Mr. Hemsey has made me stop when I was walking and think: whoah, that’s so true! And if you know me even a little bit, I love new things, new thoughts, new perspectives. And this, this gives me all of that.
As it might have been pointed out already, these decisions weren’t that easy, and you have no idea how many I had to leave out just to stay in this chosen number of 10. Maybe there will be part 2 some day!
Anyways, these are some of my songs. What are yours?