Friday, April 28, 2006

Breath Me

Name: Erica

Song that changed your life: Sia - Breath Me (listen now)(download) (lyrics)

The story behind it:

This song evokes many emotions about my mom who passed away 8 years ago today.

My mom was a brilliant woman, with so much potential, so much passion, so much conviction. She could have done anything with her life. She was outwardly powerful, extremely opinionated, and could at times be somewhat intimidating. But in reality, she was scared. She was lost. She had all the tools to be this highly successful person, but she wanted coddling. She wanted to be held. She was scared to move forward. There would be times where it seemed she took strides forward, but then she would lose herself. She couldn't quite make it to the top. In reality, all she wanted was to be loved. She had so much love in her life, but she wanted more. She needed to be the focus, but was not willing to reciprocate that need. She tried so hard: she tried to be a good mother, and she was. She tried to be a good wife, she wanted to be a faithful friend. She tried to be the lifeof the party, the beautiful woman with the long blond hair. But when she couldn't be that person all the time, she turned into a little lost girl. In the end, she died thinking she was a lost cause. We, her family, know differently.

Breathe Me, to me, is about somoene who is lost. Someone who tries and tries, but gets knocked down everytime, no matter what. Somoene who is so fragile that any bad time or dip breaks her. Someone who tries to cope, tries to live, tries to thrive, but always ends up broken. Someone who just wants to be held and be told that everything will be alright.

This is a very special song for me on so many levels. There are many songs that evoke emotion, whether it's a song from my childhood or a song that played at my wedding, but this song is so powerful to me because it haunts me every single time I hear it.

My mom was an amazingly brave and talented woman, and she is extremely missed. Everytime I hear Breathe Me I think of her and her life and how much I love her.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Move Along


Song that changed your life:
All American Rejects - Move Along (listen now) (lyrics)

The story behind it:

Me and my boy...

Me and my boyfriend [ex now] broke up after 1 year and a half and we had a bad break up. We haven't spoken in 8 months now. After the break up, music was the only thing that could keep me quiet and it became a shrink for me in a way. I listened to The All-American Rejects 24/7 because they have amazing break up lyrics, confident lyrics and they are my favorite band.

I quote from the Move Along song "When all you've got to keep is strong, move along, move along, like I know you do, and even when your hope is gone, move along, move along, just to make it through" those words helped me.

I no longer think of my ex as that dumb guy who broke my heart I think of him as a big spike in the road and I jumped over it with scratches that were mended. Move Along is an amazing song and it speaks the most to me, and the whole All-American Reject CD's have the greatest songs I think for break ups or any "tragic" moment in your life.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

If Your Girl Only Knew

Name: Annie

Song that changed your life: Aaliyah - If Your Girl Only Knew (listen now) (lyrics)

The story behind it:


Oh my GOD, fuck you. What in the hell is wrong with you? Why do you look at me all night & say NOTHING. Why, when you literally run in to me by the restrooms, wouldn't you stop for even a second to to say something, anything more than "hi" as you rush past me? WORST can you make a point of coming over to I was dancing and make a huge deal of saying good bye to my friend & completely & utterly ignore my existence!!!? What the FUCK? Do I seriously turn invisible when she's around? I'm thinking not, considering how many times I saw your eyes glued to me on the dance floor. Are you that fucking scared of her actually grabbing a clue & kicking your sorry ass to the curb? 'Cause honestly? If she hasn't figured it out yet then she's not all that bright to begin with & she's never gonna catch on. And, since we're on the subject... wtf is her problem? All night with the sideways looks from her beady little eyes. You know what sugar? We're NOT friends! We've never BEEN friends! So get over the fact that your boyfriend crushed on some girl you don't know & she crushed right back. If you trust him (and I'm really sorry if you do) then GET OVER IT. If you don't, quit staring at me & point your icy glares in another direction. It is not now, nor has it ever been MY job to protect your relationship. And yes, I was ready to try to wipe the slate with you - if only because it's been getting awkward in certain situations, but you know what? I don't want to be your friend. Even if you turned out to be an amazing person (which from the way you look down on my friends & I can't really picture being the case) I STILL wouldn't want to be your friend, because really, why would I want to carry around that kind of guilt? I would, however, like you to see your sig-other grow a pair & maybe manage to say hi to me in front of you.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006


Name: Natasha

Song that changed your life: Blur - Tender (listen now) (lyrics)

The story behind it:

My brother has been going through a really rough patch in his life since his relationship with his girlfriend fell apart. Despite the fact that he would give his life and soul for those two kids. I didn't really know how to help him, so I just tried t be there for him. At night he would get through his lonliness with his music. One time, when I was around at his place, he was making a photo collage of his sons while he listened to the stereo. It was one of the most emotional moments I've ever witnessed. When one particular song came on I just held him and we cried together. It was the first time he had let all his emotions go and though the hard times are not over, I know that one day his sons will be able to appreciate how much love he has for them. I know that that song that we listened to that night wil help him get through it

Monday, April 24, 2006

Crazy For You

Name: Jenny

Song that changed your life: Madonna - Crazy For You (listen now) (lyrics)

The story behind it:

I just turned 18 and havent had the easiest time with relationships. All of them have ended in tears and one ended up so badly that I completely lost all my trust in men. At the time I felt very unlucky that I couldn't hold down a proper relationship and I became very depressed. I couldn't face school and so I dropped out. But then I couldn't get any work and because of that I had no money. One day I felt so rotten that something snapped inside me... I decided to get a job. Luckily I found one and after I had been working there for a few months I met a georgeous guy that I instantly felt attracted to. I didn't know what to do though and because my past relationships had ended so badly that I didn't want to make the first move. Until, that is, I heard this song, which made me want to just go for it. All I can say now is that we've been together ever since. I am happier than I've ever been, I'm in love, I've learned to trust again, and best of all on my birthday last year he proposed.