Me And Music Tag ~ In Which I Try Very Hard Not to Lose My Mind (I Promise, I Do)

On this exact day one year ago, I did the Me And Music Tag. (You can find that here) I thoroughly enjoyed it, as I am rather obsessed with music of all kinds. (Who am I kidding, music is literally my life.) As I scrolled through my old posts (yeah, I do that sometimes), I saw it and thought to myself, Huh, I reckon my music tastes have changed quite a bit since I last did this. And I have a playlist now, full of all of my favorites and then some. I should redo this tag.

So here I am.

Sometimes my reasoning is so flawless it scares me.

I’m going to do my best to not use any of the songs I listed raved over last time, but there are absolutely no promises, and it will be a miracle if I can get through this post without losing my mind. So, without further ado, off we go!

Rules:

1. Link back to the original post so Sophie can see your answers and listen to the tunes. ✔

2. For every prompt you choose to do, name 1-5 songs. (Last time, I greatly ignored this rule, but I will try my very best to follow it. No promises though. I have 497+ songs to choose from 😬)

3. Have fun and play your music LOUD! ✔

Portable Sounds || TobyMac

If anyone knows me, they know that I am one massive TobyMac fan. I was raised on DC Talk and TobyMac and I still love his music SO MUCH!!!! It just keeps getting better with every song he releases! But Portable Sounds is definitely my favorite. I used to listen to this album literally every day for weeks on end.

His Story – The Musical || Anna Miriam Brown

This. Musical. Granted, it’s only an audio musical right now, but it’s so good. It’s a musical about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus but it was inspired by Hamilton, which just makes it a thousand times better. And — get this — it was written by a sixteen-year-old who knew almost nothing about songwriting and music theory. And yet she did such a beautiful job.

Twenty-One Pilots || Twenty-One Pilots

What an imaginative album name 😂 I discovered Twenty-One Pilots a couple of months ago, and I absolutely love their music so much. But their first album is by far my favorite.

Encanto || Lin-Manuel Miranda and Germaine Franco

I’m sorry guys. But who isn’t obsessed with this soundtrack? Even the instrumental music is SO GOOD!!! Expect to see more of these songs sprinkled through this post.

Belly of the Whale || Newsboys
Woke up this morning kinda blue // Thinking through that age-old question: // How to exit a whale’s digestion?

My. Siblings. Are. Obsessed. With the VeggieTales Jonah soundtrack. I, on the other hand, am absolutely exhausted with it. But this song is fun. I have dedicated my life to learning that super speedy part towards the end. Haven’t succeeded yet. But I’m close. I can smell it.

Light of Christmas || TobyMac feat. Owl City
Light of Christmas shining through // Our eyes, our smiles, you know it could shine on through // All the good that we do for the people that don’t have it so good

I remember listening to this song in the credits after we watched Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas, just sitting in the floor of the living room. It’s a pretty good song, and one of my favorites.

Promised Land || TobyMac
Always tryin’ to do what’s right // Straight and narrow’s gettin’ tight

This one reminds me of my eternal home in Heaven.

Freedom || Pharrell Williams
Your first name is Free // Last name is Dom // ‘Cause you still believe // In where we’re from

For whatever reason, this song makes me think of my old bedroom. I don’t know why. My brain is weird.

Ready For Home || Capital Kings
My weary head is swimmin’ straight for your shore // I feel a calling // From the one I adore

I mean. . . . this song has “home” in the title! It reminds me of my eternal home in Heaven, too.

[I wrote this section back in March, and the charts have definitely changed since then, but I’m too lazy to go back and change it sooo]

Alrighty, I looked up Billboard’s Top 100 chart and literally all of these are TikTok/YouTube Shorts songs. And I bet most of them have language in them as well. Here are the ones I noticed.

We Don’t Talk About Bruno || Encanto
Seven-foot frame // Rats along his back // When he calls your name // It all fades to black

I’m not surprised by this one.

Enemy || Imagine Dragons x JID
Your words up on the wall as you’re praying for my fall // And the laughter in the halls and the names that I’ve been called

I love Imagine Dragons. This song is fun and, alas, relatable. (Also that little chuckle before the chorus just gives me so much serotoninnnnn)

Surface Pressure || Encanto
Line up the dominoes, a light wind blows // You try to stop it topplin’, but on and on it goes

Well what do you know? Another Encanto song! In my opinion, this one is better than WDTAB, but that’s just me.

The Family Madrigal || Encanto
Look, it’s Mr. Mariano, hey // You can marry my sister if you wanna but // Between you and me, she’s kind of a prima donna // Yo, I’ve said too much and thank you but I really gotta go!

HEY IT’S ANOTHER ONE

Boyfriend || Dove Cameron
I don’t need to tell you twice // All the ways he can’t suffice

Content Warning: If you want to listen to this one, definitely look up the clean version. There’s quite a bit of language sprinkled throughout.

I really just listen to this song for the beat. It’s pretty good. The lyrics are a little weird though. Although it does make a good character song.

Numb Little Bug || Em Beihold
Do you ever get a little bit tired of life // Like you’re not really happy but you don’t wanna die // Like you’re hanging by a thread but you gotta survive? // ‘Cause you gotta survive

This one is relatable as heck, and pretty dang catchy.

What Else Can I Do? || Encanto
I’m so sick of pretty, I want something true, don’t you?

OH MY GOODNESS IT’S ANOTHER ONE

Dos Oruguitas || Encanto
Ay, mariposas, no se aguanten más // Hay que crecer aparte y volver // Hacia adelante seguirás

Ah, there it is. My favorite Encanto song. I literally cry whenever I listen to it.

Waiting on a Miracle || Encanto
Can’t keep down the unspoken invisible pain // Always waiting on a miracle

AND YET ANOTHER ONE

Insane || Black Gryph0n and Baasik
Hey! Sorry, but you just got in my way // I promise honey, I can feel your pain // And maybe I enjoy it just a little bit // Does that make me insane?

Content Warning: Demons, hell, murder, etc.

I am obsessed with this song. Admittedly, it’s a bit dark, but it is sO AMAZING!!!!! Literally, I can’t help but pretend I’m in a music video. And yes, I will be the first to admit that I have issues.

Catchy Song || The Lego Movie 2
This song is now in your brain // And in your brain it will remain!

No, I am not going to apologize.

Blood // Water || grandson
When the last tree’s fallen, the animal can’t hide // Money won’t solve it // What’s your alibi?

Content Warning: So, looking up the lyrics, I realized this song is actually quite dark, so listen at your own risk, I guess.

This one is also kind of dark, but it’s fantastic at the same time. As you will notice throughout this post, I have a rather interesting taste in music.

Greedy || OR3O feat. Swiblet
Welcome to my casino, lads, are you down for a deal tonight? // Let’s see if the luck is in your hands, if you’re ready come on and roll the dice 

Content Warning: Gambling, murder, the devil. Gosh, why are all these songs so dark?

Anddddd, this is a Cuphead song. I usually ignore if a song was written for a video game or something, and just focus on the song.

The Run and Go || Twenty-One Pilots
You’ll have to watch me struggle // From several rooms away // But tonight I’ll need you to stay

Content Warning: Implications of murder, mention of demons (but not, like, seriously or anything), evasion of authorities?

I don’t think I’ll ever understand why TOP put such a heavy topic to such a bouncy, fun tune, but I love it nevertheless.

Cake || Melanie Martinez
You smell just like vanilla // You taste like buttercream // You’re filling up my senses // With empty calories

Content Warning: An unhealthy relationship, I guess

Help.

Follow You || Imagine Dragons
Taking those, taking those losses if it treats you right // I want to put you into the spotlight

I. LOVE. This song. It’s definitely at the top of my favorites list. The tune and the lyrics and the theme just ahhhhh it’s so gooddddd.

House of Memories || Panic! at the Disco
And when your fantasies // Become your legacy // Promise me a place // In your house of memories

I feel like this song would make a pretty good prompt for a short story or something. And it works pretty well for several of my characters.

Monster || Imagine Dragons
If I told you what I was // Would you turn your back on me? // And if I seem dangerous // Would you be scared?

This is another one that I pretend I’m in a music video for. And, in my opinion, it makes the perfect character theme song.

Join Us For a Bite || JT Music
We’re only playing // Just wanted to make a few new friends // You plan on staying? // When you’re with us, the party never ends

Content Warning: Cannibalism, I guess? Also, general insanity.

This song was written as a Five Nights as Freddy’s theme song, but I know literally nothing about FNAF, so I listen to this song for the beat. It is SO FUN to dance to. I’m obsessed.

Live For the Drop || Capital Kings
What we have, it can’t be bought // What we do, it can’t be taught

How can I resist dancing to a song that is literally focused around the drop?

The HampsterDance Song || Hampton the Hampster
Alright, everybody now here we go // It’s a brand new version of the do-si-do

I am genuinely very sorry for having this on my list. But. . . . it’s a bop, sooo. . . .

Take Me As I Am || Lecrae
I thought at first I had to clean up my life // Now I’m hearin’ I just need to cling to the Light // I’m ready to do it, but Lord, I pray You understand // My life is a mess, will You take me as I am?

Content Warning: Hell and the Devil (obviously), death/crucifixion (also obviously)

This. Is. Amazing. Definitely one of my favorite Lecrae songs. And painfully relatable.

Feeling Good || Michael Bublé
Stars, when you shine // You know how I feel // Scent of the pine // You know how I feel

Literally the only Michael Bublé song I’ve ever heard, but it is SO fun. I love it a lot.

Unity || TheFatRat
Keep on walking to the sound of the drums // Feel the fire run through our lungs // Find our treasure in the light of the sun // And show the whole world who we are

You know when you’re listening to a great song, and you just can’t help but smile because it’s so amazing? Yeah, that happens when I listen to this song. SO good.

Thumbs || Sabrina Carpenter
Somewhere in the world, you got a robber and a bank // And the bank robbed the people, so the people rob the bank // And the police came to get him, but they let him get away // ‘Cause they’re all just workin’ to get paid the very same

Content Warning: Robbery (as proved above)

The BEAT on this song is AMAZING!!! And it’s so catchy!!

You’ll Never Be Alone || Capital Kings
Sometimes life is an ocean // We’re just trying to flow // We get caught in slow motion // From the undertow

This song always gets my toes tapping.

Natural || Imagine Dragons
‘Cause you’re a natural // A beating heart of stone // You gotta be so cold // To make it in this world

AHH, the bass is inCREDIBLE on this song!!!! SO fun to dance to!

Invisible || Julius Dreisig & Zeus X Crona
Do you think that I’m invisible?

I have no words.

Oh no. Broadway.

Okay, okay, calm down. I’ll just list the songs that are actually in my playlist from movies/TV/Broadway, because I have a surprising amount of favorites that aren’t in my playlist for whatever reason.

Six || Six
You could perhaps call us // The Tudor Von Trapps // I’m just kidding // We’re called the Royalling Stones

I really enjoy all of Six, albeit a little inappropriate (but, let’s be honest, what Broadway musical isn’t inappropriate to a degree?), but this song is my favorite. It’s the finale and it has a pretty different feel to the rest of the show.

Moral of the Story || Ashe
Some mistakes get made // That’s alright, that’s okay // You can think that you’re in love // When you’re really just in pain

Content Warning: Language, an unhealthy relationship?

I think this is from Netflix, but I heard it on YouTube. It’s kind of calming. There is one swear word in the bridge, which is annoying, but I just looked up the clean version.

First Burn || Lin-Manuel Miranda
Heaven forbid someone whisper // “He’s part of some scheme” // Your enemy whispers // So you have to scream!

Content Warning: Cheating 😦

I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY LIN CUT THIS SONG FROM HAMILTON!!!!! IT’S SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE SONG IN THE SHOW!!!! But, at least he published it so we could lose our marbles over it.

She Used to Be Mine || Waitress
She’s imperfect but she tries // She is good but she lies // She is hard on herself // She is broken and won’t ask for help

I hate this song as much as I love it. It’s so beautiful and so sad and there’s just so much emotion in it. I would want to perform Waitress just for this one song 😅

Little Girls (2014) || Annie (2014)
Locked in a cage with all the rats // I’ve slipped through the cracks and now I’m // Stuck with the scraps and I can’t // Seem to find my way back

I’ve never seen the movie, but I like the song, so *shrugs*

Entertain Me || Bridgerton: The Musical
I’m not crazy, but my sanity is circling the drain

Content Warning: Implications of murder

Fool For You || Bridgerton: The Musical
I can fight my own battles // And I won’t be a fool for you

I’ve also never seen Bridgerton, but the demo musical that Barlow and Bear wrote is really good. These are my two favorites.

Wait For Me || Hadestown
But if all you got is your own two legs // You best be glad you got ’em

Content Warning: Death

I’m gonna be honest, I had high expectations for Hadestown, and it kind of let me down. But I did enjoy this song, so y’know.

Everything is Awesome (Tween Dream Remix) || The Lego Movie
Everything is awesome // When you’re living out a dream

Okay, I mean, this is a classic. And the remix is a bop.

Miracle Whip || The Fold
They say “No, No” // We say “Go, Go”

Clearly I am still a child who has a taste in Lego shows. But Lego Ninjago is fantastic, as is the music. This is my favorite out of all the songs.

He Lives In You || The Lion King 2
He lives in you // He lives in me // He watches over // Everything we see

Never seen the movie. Love the song though.

Goodnight, Sweet Possums || Ice Age

*melts* BUT WHY’S IT GOTTA BE SO SHORTTTTT– Fortunately, I found a video with the melody looped for three minutes, so that’s great.

My Jolly Sailor Bold || Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
My heart is pierced by Cupid // I disdain all glittering gold // There is nothing can console me // But my jolly sailor bold

At the time of writing this, I haven’t seen the movie, but I found the song on YouTube, and it’s so haUNTING AND I LOVE IT HALP

Edit: I’ve seen the movie, and I think that’s my favorite mermaid/siren design I’ve ever seen. Amazing.

Test Drive || How to Train Your Dragon

Also haven’t seen this movie, and also found this song on YouTube. It’s so majestic.

Remember Me || Coco
For even if I’m far away // I hold you in my heart // I sing a secret song to you // Each night we are apart

*sobs*

Entertaining Angels (O2R Remix) || Newsboys
Close as a brother // The way we used to be // I’ll hold my breath // And I’ll wait for you to breathe

I don’t know why, but I just get hit with a massive wave of nostalgia whenever I hear this song. I have vague memories of listening to it when I was little, so I guess that’s why. Although, I still have no idea what the lyrics mean.

Give Me Your Eyes || Brandon Heath
Step out on the busy street // See a girl and our eyes meet // Does her best to smile at me // To hide what’s underneath

In seventh grade, I went to a week-long music camp and one of my classes was drama. We didn’t perform a play or anything, but we acted out a little story on top of this song. I played the stressful part of Jesus. It was great.

Light Up the Sky || The Afters
So I’ll run straight into Your arms // You’re the bright and morning sun // To show Your love, there’s nothin’ You won’t do

I heard this song on the radio all the time, and forgot about it when I got older. One of my favorite feelings is when something triggers a little something inside your brain and you grasp at that thought, trying to remember what on earth was triggered. That happened on the way to the aforementioned music camp last year. I’m glad I remembered it because I really love this song.

Monody || TheFatRat feat. Laura Brehm
Summer in the hills // Those hazy days I do remember // We were running still // Had the whole world at our feet

Some people come up with the weirdest artist names. Anyway, this song was in a game me and my brother played when we were little, and I recently rediscovered that game, so y’know.

Ooh Ahh (My Life Be Like) || GRITS feat. TobyMac
The fear of never falling in love // And the tears after losing the feelings of what you thought love was // Like the dirt still up under the rug // My life be like bad characteristics covered in Christ’s blood

I went through a phase where I was obsessed with this song, and sometimes my dad would randomly play it in his truck, because he knew I was obsessed with it. One of these days I’m going to learn all the words.

While You Were Sleeping || Casting Crowns
United States of America // Looks like another silent night // As we’re sung to sleep by philosophies // That save the trees and kill the children

The choir at our old church performed this during a Christmas program awhile back, and ahhh it’s such a good songgg!!

Your Door Was Locked || Element Animations
How could this happen so close to Christmas day? // He just took all of the presents and ran away!

Element Animations was my childhood, and this song is just so goofy. It’s quite a fascinating story told, as well.

Start Over || Flame feat. NF
So dry your eyes, lift up your head // Hallelujah, God is not dead

I’ve heard this song since I was just a wee lass, and I still love it to this day.

Joyful Noise || Flame
He paid the sin price, being beat by Roman guards // But when He resurrected, gave us a life free of charge // Now me and my boys need to be in a psych ward // ‘Cause we went crazy for God, our lives was scarred

Also grew up with this song. It’s fantastic. The wordplay is so fun.

I Will Follow || Chris Tomlin
Who You love, I’ll love // How You serve, I’ll serve // If this life I lose // I will follow You

I will admit, I’m not that big of a Chris Tomlin fan, but this song’s alright. And it’s a good message.

I Hear a Symphony || Cody Fry
With simple songs I wanted more // Perfection is so quick to bore // You are more beautiful by far // Our flaws are who we really are

The piano in this song reminds me of listening to the song during the offering at my childhood church. It was usually a pretty arrangement of some song played on the piano.

Cake By the Ocean || DNCE
I-I-I-I-I-I keep on hopin’ we’ll eat cake by the ocean

Content Warning: There is language in this song. So yeah.

I know I heard this song when I was younger, because the nostalgia hit is unbelievable. It’s pretty good. Although the lyrics are SO weird.

Is this not the whole post? I mean, how could I possibly not sing to the songs I love? Fine, fine, I’ll pick some of my favorites.

Among Us Song [Imposter Imperceptible] || NerdOut feat. JT Music, GameboyJones, Bonecage, Loserfruit, TheOrionSound, Classify
Somewhere within these walls, a villain does exist // It walks inside the halls // And crawls beneath the surface of your ship

Content Warning: Murder, knives, I think there’s some language, various other Among Us nonsense

I hate that I like this song. I don’t really like Among Us, I’m tired of the Internet’s obsession with it, but THIS SONG is amazingly catchy. NerdOut, how could you brainwash me like this?? The rhythm is BEAUTIFUL, though. Definitely my favorite style of rap. I don’t know how to explain it, just go listen to it!!

Why Can’t I? || Liz Phair
Why can’t I breathe whenever I think about you? // Why can’t I speak whenever I talk about you?

Content Warning: Language

Can I just say, this song is one big, fat mood.

I Knew You Were Trouble || Taylor Swift
And the saddest fear comes creeping in // That you never loved me, or her, or anyone, or anything

I’m not that big of a Taylor Swift fan, but I have fallen in love with this song. It’s so catchy and fun, and it makes a great character song.

Born Without a Heart || Faouzia
I’d rather be heartless // Than have my heart in pieces

Wow, what a name. But this song makes a great character song, and I love it immensely.

Something Beautiful || Tom Walker
We find the light on darker days // We seize the joy through all the pain

I just. . . . I don’t even know what to say.

GRRRLS || AViVA
I am the latest colors, I stand above my throne // Waiting for an invite to never come along

Content Warning: Maiming. . . . I guess?

I have absolutely fallen in love with the fast paced-ness of this song. Like. . . . it’s so good.

Brave || Sara Bareilles
Nothing’s gonna hurt you the way that words do

Help.

Pompeii || Bastille
And the walls kept tumbling down // In the city that we love // Gray clouds roll over the hills // Bringing darkness from above

Why do the lyrics of this song work for so many situations? Also, someone please tell me I’m not the only one who sings songs based off of something someone has said, because I do that a lot.

Friend, Please || Twenty-One Pilots
Friend, please remove your hands from // Over your eyes for me // I know you want to leave but // Friend, please don’t take your life away from me

Content Warning: Implications of suicide (as proved above)

I. LOVE. THIS SONG. So so so pretty.

The Judge || Twenty-One Pilots
But I’m not good with directions // And I hide behind my mouth // I’m a pro at imperfections // And I’m best friends with my doubt

I taught myself this song on my uke. I really just don’t understand how TOP are so good at writing songs! It’s not fair!

Ride || Twenty-One Pilots
“I’d live for you” and that’s hard to do // Even harder to say, when you know it’s not true // Even harder to write, when you know that’s a lie

Content Warning: Bullets?

Oh gosh. I think I have an obsession. *cough*

Record Player || Daisy the Great x AJR
I’ve got a record player that was made in 2014 // Dyed my hair blue, it came out a seasick sort of green // I like vintage dresses when they fall just below my knees // I pretend I scraped ’em climbing in the trees

I found this song because a bunch of people were doing a “one breath challenge” where they were trying to sing the whole chorus in one breath. It’s actually really easy. I do it every time the song comes on 😅

Trust In You || Lauren Daigle
When You don’t move the mountains // I’m needing You to move // When You don’t part the waters // I wish I could walk through

I can’t get over how catchy the chorus is!!

Heart of Stone || Britt Nicole
They say that the armor makes you strong // I might be safe but I’m all alone // Been hiding from the Light for way too long // Tell me You can break this heart of stone

This. Song.

Oh gosh. I still don’t really listen to old music. Let’s see what I can find.

Africa || Toto (1982)
It’s gonna take a lot to drag me away from you // There’s nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do

Dang, this song is older than I thought. Huh.

Blue (Da Ba Dee) || Eiffel 65 (1998)
I have a blue house // With a blue window // Blue is the color of all that I wear

I mean, it’s not that old, but it was in the 90s. That was a long time ago. And I love the KNY Factory remix.

Bye, Bye, Bye || ‘N Sync (2000)
Don’t really want to make it tough // I just want to tell you that I’ve had enough

Before my time? Yeah, it’s old. Definitely. Also, sidenote, I didn’t realize ‘N Sync existed so long ago. I thought they were more recent. Maybe I’m thinking of One Direction.

What If I Stumble? || DC Talk (1995)
Did they see the fear in my eyes? // Are they so revealin’? // This time I cannot disguise // All the doubt I’m feelin’

I love DC Talk. And I forgot this song existed until it came on my Pandora station, and I was like, “Well, another song for my playlist!”

Put Your Head On My Shoulder || Paul Anka (1959)
Put your lips next to mine, dear // Won’t you kiss me once, baby? // Just a kiss goodnight, maybe // You and I will fall in love

This is probably the oldest song I’ve ever liked. I’m usually not a big fan of music this old, but this one just caught my attention, for whatever reason. I’ll probably play it at my wedding.

Tom’s Diner || Suzanne Vega (1987)
I finish up my coffee // It’s time to catch the train

Okay, technically, I like the AnnenMayKantereit x Giant Rooks cover better, but the original is still pretty good.

Alpha || C418

I mean, it would be a crime to not have this song in this section. Minecraft was my childhood guys. I feel like most people don’t like this song because they’ve only heard the beginning, but towards the middle when it gets to that string part. . . . *chef’s kiss* Absolute masterpiece.

Unstoppable || Sia
All smiles // I know what it takes to fool this town // I’ll do it ’til the sun goes down and all through the night time

Alright, so, me and my sister were sitting on the couch while my dad watched his sports (it was either football or basketball, I don’t remember which), when a Samsung commercial came on. Andddd it had this song. I just looked at my sister and she looked at me, and we burst into laughter.

Goin Down || Group 1 Crew
And I ain’t gotta let you know what it is // Too cool for these kids, where the fridge?

I had this song stuck in my head when I went to the orthodontist for the first time, and now it reminds me of the orthodontist and vice versa. Brains, man. They’re so weird.

Reverb || Jamie Grace
I can write a song but can’t right my wrongs // I’m a broken vessel like the rest of y’all

When my sister first got her mp4 player (like an mp3 player, but with a ✨ different number ✨), some of the first songs she downloaded were those by Jamie Grace. Reverb was one of them, and we used to stay up late listening to the music and horsing around. It took me forever, but I eventually memorized the whole rap. Yeah, I’m cool like that.

Priceless || for KING & COUNTRY
I see you dressed in white // Every wrong made right // I see a rose in bloom // At the sight of you

This song always makes me think of white roses and cellos, which then makes me think of white cellos, and honestly, my brain is weird.

There will probably be a lot of these. Brace yourself.

Truth Be Told || Matthew West
There’s a sign on the door, says, “Come as you are” but I doubt it // ‘Cause if we lived like it was true, every Sunday morning pew would be crowded

Guys. This. Song. Something I’ve learned in the past several years is that “I’m fine” and “I’m just tired” are usually a cry for help. Be careful with these phrases.

Grow As We Go || Ben Platt
When you’re high, I’ll take the lows // You can ebb and I can flow // And we’ll take it slow // And grow as we go

Okay, but Ben Platt’s voice is just. . . . a masterpiece. A freaking work of art. Like, sir??? Why you so talented???????? I looove his music. This song is one of my favorites.

Hold Her || for KING & COUNTRY
Hold her tonight // Oh, God, would you hold her tonight? // ‘Cause I’m not there to stay close, keep watch, tell her she’s not alone // Hold her tonight

Honestly, Joel and Luke are so sweet with their wives. This song is just ahhhh!!

Soaking Neptune (Remastered 2020) [1 hour version] || elybeatmaker

I have no words. The entire song is a *chef’s kiss*

Control || for KING & COUNTRY
I will raise my voice and sing // It’s all I’ve got left to bring

My gosh, the chorus though. SO good.

We Trust || His Story the Musical
So we trust that You’re here // We trust that You’re holding us // Through every storm You’re making us brave // You call the lame to walk on the waves

There’s nothing quite like the calmer songs in musicals. They’re almost like lullabies, but with more drums. And His Story has such beautiful songs.

Blessings || Laura Story
‘Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops? // What if Your healing comes through tears? // What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near?

Speaking of lullabies. I used to listen to this song when I couldn’t sleep.

Hallelujah || Leonard Cohen (but especially the Pentatonix version)
Now I’ve heard there was a secret chord // That David played, and it pleased the Lord // But you don’t really care for music, do you?

Content Warning: Love things

I don’t think my love for this song will ever go away. Sometimes, I’m just awed by songwriters’ abilities.

God of Heaven
Saints before, He’s guided safely // History’s pages signed by Him // Author of our days and hours // Things to come are held secure

I have no idea who wrote this song, but it’s a masterpiece. Especially when performed right. I was able to perform it with the adult choir back in middle school at church and that was SO MUCH FUN.

Like My Father || JAX
And if he lives up to my father // Maybe he could teach our daughter // What it takes to love a queen // She should know she’s royalty

Who gAVE HER THE RIGHT?!!?!?!?

Ring Pop || JAX
Oh, we got all we’ll ever need // I think our grass is pretty green

Again, hOW DARE SHE?!?!??!?!

Perfect || Ed Sheeran
Baby, I’m dancing in the dark, with you between my arms // Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song // When I saw you in that dress, looking so beautiful // I don’t deserve this, darling, you look perfect tonight

All I’m saying is, if my future boyfriend doesn’t randomly turn this on and ask me to dance, then What Is The Point™?

the author || luz
I don’t wanna stay here // I wanna be in your arms by the sea // Studying your freckles curiously // Focused on your eyes so delicately

As a writer, I approve. And the lyrics are so aesthetic!!

Supermarket Flowers || Ed Sheeran
I hope that I see the world as you did ’cause I know // A life with love is a life that’s been lived

I feel like this song would make a great funeral song. Maybe I’ll have it at mine. Although, if I keep choosing funeral songs at the rate I’m going, my funeral will be a straight concert.

Before You Start Your Day || Twenty-One Pilots
Look in the mirror // And ask your soul // If you’re alright // Put out the glitter // That your soul // Hides behind

If I don’t get a boyfriend who sings something like this to me to put me to sleep at least once, then, again, What Is The Point™™??

Taxi Cab || Twenty-One Pilots
And then one turned around to say // We’re driving toward the morning sun // Where all your blood is washed away // And all you did will be undone

Content Warning: Death

Pretty.

Oh Ms Believer || Twenty-One Pilots
We get colder // As we grow older // We will walk // So much slower

Pretty, also.

CWJBHN || Jake Scott
Even if we burn this down // Even if we can’t be friends // ‘Cause you hate me in the end // Can we just be happy now?

The harmonies though.

Surrender || Natalie Taylor
We let the waters rise // We drifted to survive // I needed you to stay // But I let you drift away

This song is the most calming song I’ve ever heard. At first, I didn’t really like it, but it started growing on me, and then, well, the rest is history.

Jungle || Emma Louise
And I’m complicated, you won’t get me // I have trouble understanding myself

Okay, the lyrics kind of contradict the category I put this in, but there’s just something about Emma Louise’s voice. It pretty.

Never Seen Anything (Quite Like You) || The Script
Well, I’ve seen you in jeans with no make-up on // And I’ve stood there in awe as your date for the prom // I’m blessed as a man to have seen you in white // But I’ve never seen anything quite like you tonight

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again, if my future boyfriend doesn’t sing this to me, then What Is The Point™™™???

Memories || Maroon 5
There’s a time that I remember when I never felt so lost // When I felt all of the hatred was too powerful to stop

This one makes me sad, but it’s so lovely.

This Isn’t the End || Owl City
An eight year old girl had a panic attack // ‘Cause the father she loved left and never looked back // No longer the hero, she counted on // He told her he loved her and then he was gone

Content Warning: Suicide

Help????

So Will I || Ben Platt
The mountains won’t start moving // And the rivers won’t run dry // The world will always be there // And so will I

Double help?????????

Runaway || AURORA
And I was dancing in the rain // I felt alive and I can’t complain

Triple help???????????????

You Are Enough || Sleeping At Last
When we grew up, our shadows grew up too // But they’re just old ghosts that we grow attached to // The tragic flaw is that they hide the truth // That you’re enough, you’re enough, you’re enough

STRINGS

Let Her Go || Passenger
Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low // Only hate the road when you’re missing home // Only know you love her when you let her go // And you let her go

Now this, is a fantastically sad song. Aaaahh!

This Is Home || Cavetown
Get a load of this monster // He doesn’t know how to communicate // His mind is in a different place // Will everybody please give him a little bit of space?

Content Warning: Death, and general haunting-ness

The ukulele, though. I especially love the Sarah In the Bathroom x This Is Home mashups. They’re so pretty and they blend surprisingly well.

Training Wheels || Melanie Martinez
I love everything you do // When you call me really dumb for the stupid things I do

Content Warning: Language, relationship things

I don’t know, I just like how unconventional this song is. The accompaniment is gorgeous.

Home || KUN
We are not alone // We’re going home // No pain will last forever

So pretty and simple and angeliccccc

Hmm. I don’t typically cry at songs, but let’s see what I can find.

hey siri || salem ilise
Hey Siri, could you tell how to fix my broken heart // No one made it stop // I just can’t get it to start

I just. . . . I don’t even know what to say. It’s just so sad. Someone needs to give Salem a hug.

Human || Christina Perri
Your words in my head, knives in my heart // You build me up and then I fall apart // ‘Cause I’m only human

I think Christina Perri needs a hug, too.

Two Oruguitas || Lin-Manuel Miranda
Wonders await you // Just on the other side // Trust they’ll be there // Start to prepare // The way for tomorrow

I know, I know, I’ve already done this song, but AHHHH IT’S SO GOODDDDDD

Don’t Cry || Maddie Malekos
Just don’t cry // Let’s pretend we see blue skies // Let’s pretend that we’re all good, won’t fall apart // ‘Cause we’re all good, no need to restart

Maddie wrote this song and posted it on TikTok in two parts, and someone made a video of both the parts together, and I have adopted that video into my playlist, the end. And yes, contrary to the title, I do cry.

Exile || Taylor Swift
I think I’ve seen this film before // And I didn’t like the ending // You’re not my homeland anymore // So what am I defending now?

Okay, but why is this song so sad?? Taylor needs a hug, too!

If You Could See Me Now || The Script
Would you call me a saint or a sinner? // Would you love me, a loser or a winner? // When I see my face in the mirror // We look so alike that it makes me shiver

Content Warning: Death, a little bit of language, drinking, smoking

My empathy is off the charts with this one. I think he needs a hug wHY DOES EVERYONE NEED A HUG FOR HEAVEN’S SAKES

Heaven (Fix Things) || Jamie Grace
Everything that’s broken is in Your hands // And You hold the power to turn mountains into sand // And You can make a river out of dry land // But You won’t always fix things // On this side of Heaven

Madam, who gAVE YOU THE RIGHT

Pass It On || Kurt Hugo Schneider
Like the happiness you bring // Or the harmony you sing // Everybody needs some love in their life

How dare this man be so talented? My tears do not come from sadness, they come from amazement and awe and also how pretty the song is.

Control || Zoe Wees
Don’t know if you get it ’cause I can’t express how thankful I am // That you were always with me when it hurts, I know that you’d understand

The absolute emotion in this song is incredible. I just. . . . wow.

You Broke Me First || Tate McRae
Yeah, you could say you miss all that we had // But I don’t really care how bad it hurts // When you broke me first

Just. . . . sadz.

Catchafire (Whoopsi-Daisy) || TobyMac
Spark to a flame, I’m flippin’ up my game // I caught the fire and I’ll never be the same

The beat, though. Definitely very energizing.

joy. || for KING & COUNTRY
Back when I was young, my eyes were full of life // But now that I am older, I live at the speed of light

I love the story told in the music video. Too often, people are focused on the bad. More people should focus on the good. I mean, no wonder so many people are depressed and anxious.

Legends Never Die || Against the Current
When everything’s lost, they pick up their hearts and avenge defeat // Before it all starts, they suffer through harm just to touch a dream

Definitely one of my favorites. The chorus is incredible.

Good Day || Nappy Roots
We’re gonna have a good day // And ain’t nobody gonna cry today // ‘Cause ain’t nobody gonna die today! // Save that drama for another day // Hey, we’re gonna have a good day

Who doesn’t want to have a good day?

Well, I’m not sure how many of these I can think of, but we’ll see what I’ve got.

Please Don’t Let Me Go || Group 1 Crew
It’s hard to feel alive when you’re cold // It’s hard to reach the sky when you’re low // Sunlight is hard to find in a storm // How can I give love if my soul’s been torn?

Halp.

The Reason I Came || His Story the Musical
For this is the reason I came // To laugh with the the mute // To run with the lame // This is the reason I came

AHH THIS LINEEEEE

I love this musical so much. AHHHH

The Calling || TheFatRat
Into the night // Out of the dark // Take to the sky // Chasing the stars

This song just has so many poetic parts. And the vocals are so pretty.

What Other People Say || Sam Fischer & Demi Lovato
I used to not take chances with God’s name // But it’s been so long since I last prayed // And now I’m all messed up and my heart’s changed // ‘Cause I care more about what other people say

I do not like how relatable this song is. But this line is just *chef’s kiss*.

Y’know, I think all the songs with good lyrics are interspersed throughout this post, so, yeah, I don’t really have anything good to put here. Oh well.

I’m not usually one for music videos, but I have a couple.

Love Me Like I Am || for KING & COUNTRY
It’s amazing that You can // Love me like I am // Even when I can’t //You still love me as I am

Okay, first of all, who gave Luke and Joel the rIGHT TO DO THIS TO ME?!??!? I just clicked on the video like, ooh, cool, new fK&C song, and then THIS SONG HAPPENED LIKE ?????? THAT’S NOT OKAY!!!!! But, fr, it’s a good song. Check it out.

Inflatable Anthem || The Holderness Family
If you were single, these would make you so dang datable // I just rhymed 22 things with inflatable!

Can I just say, best Christmas song ever. I love these guys.

For God Is With Us || for KING & COUNTRY
Dare to imagine // Dare to believe in // A true love that gave us // A reason for living

This video does things to me. The transitions are 🔥🔥🔥 Please, if you don’t watch any of the other videos, watch this one. You won’t regret it.

Band of Gold || The Gray Havens
Yes, I threw away the key // That bound my heart to yours // To the bottom of the sea // I don’t need it anymore

This video is so cute! I love the story. Also, if I don’t have this song at my wedding, I will literally fight someone.

I actually don’t have any for this one. :/

Heehee, I have a lot of these. . . .

Isle of Flightless Birds || Twenty-One Pilots
I am cold, can you hear? // I will fly with no hope, no fear // And the ground taunts my wings // Plummet as I sing, plummet as I sing

Content Warning: Mentions of suicide and demons

Okay, is it just me, or does the accompaniment make one epic villain song? Like, I can’t stop listening to it. It’s amazing.

You’re Somebody Else || Flora Cash
Well you look like yourself // But you’re somebody else // Only it ain’t on the surface

*sobs*

Hermit the Frog || MARINA
When my heart just burst like a glass balloon // I let it fly too high and it shattered too soon

Content Warning: Language, mentions of the devil (I don’t know if that would trigger anyone, but just in case)

I’m still yet to figure out what this song is about, but I like the tune, soooo. . . .

Pity Party || Melanie Martinez
It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to // Cry if I want to // I’ll cry until the candles burn down this place // I’ll cry until my pity party’s in flames

Content Warning: Language

The beat is just fanTASTic!!!

El Baile Madrigal || Germaine Franco

This one is my favorites out of all the instrumental tracks of Encanto. ‘Tis catchy.

otherside || Lena Raine

At this point, I think the entire Minecraft community is in agreement that this is the best music disc ever.

Little Lion Man || Mumford and Sons
And it was not your fault but mine // And it was your heart on the line // I really messed it up this time // Didn’t I, my dear?

Content Warning: Language

This song. Is the perfect character song. I just– ahhhh it’s perfecttttt!

prom queen || Molly Kate Kestner
And she’s got the looks and the boys on hooks // But she’d trade it all for a heart that’s whole

Content Warning: This song’s a little bit risqué, so it just depends what you’re comfortable with 🤷‍♀️

This song is incredible. I have no words.

Everything Black || Unlike Pluto feat. Mike Taylor
In a nocturnal state of mind // Children of the night // But it’s the only way of life

This is like “Blue” but about black stuffs. It’s cool. I like it.

Ticking || TIN

Idk why, but this song makes me happy 😊

The Easy Way || His Story the Musical
I can make You squirm // ‘Til You don’t know what to say // So take my advice // And take the easy way

Content Warning: The devil (obviously)

Easily my favorite song in the whole musical. In this song, Satan is tempting Jesus and the style is just *chef’s kiss* SO good.

Who I Am || His Story the Musical
I don’t know how to stop it // It’s like ropes are being tied to my hands // I’m becoming someone’s puppet // Numbness grows, darkness expands // Things are going blurry // I’m losing all control // But somehow I don’t feel worried // When I’m walking with the pull

Content Warning: The devil (also obviously)

Probably my second favorite. This is the song where Judas decides to betray Jesus, and it’s so haunting and beautiful and mysterious, like ahhhh

Let’s see if I can find any that haven’t been placed in other categories.

Run Away || Ben Platt
He wrote her poems, songs, and prose // She knew that he’d propose // She only wondered when

The story in this song is precious. I looove the recurring themes and ahhh it’s just such a clever song!

Bleeding Out || Imagine Dragons
I’m bleeding out // So if the last thing that I do // Is bring you down // I’ll bleed out for you

Content Warning: Blood (no, duh)

Is this a love song? Sure. Sure it is. It also makes a great character song.

Without You || for KING & COUNTRY
What do you do when you don’t get better? // Strong arms get too, get too weak to hold her // Oh God, give me just enough strength to make it through

This is an adorable song that Luke wrote for his wife and her vocals really add to the melody. Such a masterpiece.

Praying For You || Mandisa
For rich or for poor // May not have much but this I’m sure // Until my dream comes true // I’ll be praying for you

I just. . . . this song is so cute.

Shower || Becky G
You light me up inside // Like the Fourth of July // Whenever you’re around // I always seem to smile

Painfully relatable, this one is.

Stereo Hearts || Gym Class Heroes feat. Adam Levine
I only pray you’ll never leave me behind // Because good music can be so hard to find // I take your hand and pull it closer to mine // Thought love was dead, but now you’re changing my mind

The music analogies in this one are so fun!

Grenade || Bruno Mars
Should have known you was trouble from the first kiss // Had your eyes wide open // Why were they open?

Content Warning: The devil, grenades and bullets and such, death, technically

The emotion in this song is incredible.

Bad Liar || Imagine Dragons
Did all my dreams never mean one thing? // Does happiness lie in a diamond ring?

ACK

Love Is Gone || SLANDER feat. Dylan Matthew
I can’t breathe, I’m so weak, I know this isn’t easy // Don’t tell me that your love is gone

His artist name is SLANDER? Wow, that doesn’t match the song at all. It’s such a raw, emotional song, and the piano is gorgeous.

Death Bed (Coffee For Your Head) || Powfu feat. beabadoobee
I don’t know why this has happened, but I probably deserve it // I tried to do my best, but you know that I’m not perfect

Content Warning: Death

It’s so saddddd

Someone You Loved || Lewis Capaldi
Now the day bleeds // Into nightfall // And you’re not here // To get me through it all

Okay, I understand why this song is so popular. Lewis Capaldi has an incredible voice.

In Case You Don’t Live Forever || Ben Platt
In case you don’t live forever, let me tell you now // I love you more than you’ll ever wrap your head around

SO CUTE EEP

Me and My Broken Heart || Rixton
All I need is a little love in my life // All I need is a little love in the dark // A little but I’m hoping it might kick start // Me and my broken heart

This one’s kind of sadz. But I guess broken hearts are kind of sadz.

And thus concludes the updated version of the Me and Music Tag! Out of my almost 500 song playlist, I included 161 songs, so I guess that’s pretty good. If anyone wants to see the rest of my playlist, you can check it out here.

Also, wow, this post took me weeks to write. I enjoyed it, but hoowee, I’m glad I started so early!

Feel free to do this tag for yourself! I’d love to see some of y’all’s musical tastes!

That’s all!

🎵 Did you not just read the post?? Listen to one of those songs! 🎵

We Are Six Days Into April And I’m Just Now Writing This!! ~ In Which March’s Recap is Slightly Late

Yes, yes, I know, I am absolutely painfully late with this. I’ve been busy, okay? Actually, I haven’t. But I haven’t been on my computer in a couple of days, so I forgot to write this. Gimme a break. Geez.

‘Tis now April, and officially spring summer, down here in the south. We get, like, three days of spring. Although, we did have a tornado the other day. Me and my sister walked around the rain shortly after the worst of it, and I felt very redneck. It was great.

March Memories

Not too much happened in March. TBH, it was kind of boring. I did start a new crafting project and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. It is a gift, though, so I can’t share too much until I get it finished. But just know I’m enjoying it. 😄

I made stickers. I found some sticker paper in my mom’s office supplies collection, so I watercolored various blobs of color and cut them out. (That was tedious.) But they’re cute!

I think my obsession with Encanto is complete. My Pinterest board has over 1000 pins. I have a problem, I will be the first to admit. But it’s just so good!! Me and my sisters have been roleplaying the soundtrack. We’ll turn on the instrumental tracks, and do all the singing and such. It’s SO much fun, especially on We Don’t Talk About Bruno and The Family Madrigal.

My sister fell off a horse and she had to go to the ER because Mom was afraid she broke her rib. She was fine, though. Girlfriend’s tough.

My dad got bees. He calls them his girls.

One of my guy friends asked me for my number, and then proceeded to text me SO MANY THINGS THAT MADE ME MELT WHO GAVE HIM THE RIGHT???!!!! I love him to pieces though, and he definitely made my day.

My youngest sister turned 9, and she had a friend over for a sleepover. Said friend is quite loud. I almost didn’t survive the weekend. But, we got to watch Encanto, and I gained a new hat from her piñata, so that was fun.

See? Hat.

I’m writing this in the middle of a tornado warning and the power just flickered three times, I am sporadically clicking the save button. I am not in the mood for another power outage.

Bullet Journal Spreads

In honor of my dad’s “girls”, I decided to do a bee theme this month! I think it turned out pretty well. Bees are cute.

They’re so FAT!!!

We actually have a pretty busy month, what with events and stuff. Most of them have to do with Easter. BUT LOOK AT ALL THE LITTLE BEES BUZZING AROUND!!!!

I came up with three new habits to track this month, which takes my total up to 12. But I really enjoy filling in those little boxes, so it’s fine. Besides, it helps me remember specific details of my day, and keeps the days from all running together.

For my mood tracker, I just drew a bunch of flowers for the bees. Red is a good day, and blue is a bad day, with a few other colors in between.

My water log is just the usual, except with bees marking how many glasses of water I’ve had. They’re so cute and tinyyyy!!

And my sleep log is normal, too.

March Goal Recap

1. Finish the plot I’m working on ❌

Nope. I got burnt out again. But if I can keep up my momentum, maybe I can get it done this month. Right now, I’m adding notes to the basic plotline. Working out specifics, jotting down ideas, getting into my characters’ heads, etc. Always my favorite part.

2. Do some watercolor ✔

I mean, I made those stickers. That wasn’t exactly what I was thinking when I wrote this, but I guess it counts.

3. Reply to those two letters that are hanging over my head ✔

I did it! But now I have three more to respond to, with more probably coming in soon. *sighhhh*

4. Watch Encanto again ✔✔✔

We literally watched it three times last month, guys. I probably would have watched it more, but the boys are getting tired of it 😅

5. Catch up on my chemistry experiments ❌

I knew I was forgetting something. Oh well. I did get caught up on a load of math, which is good. I’m only 9 or 10 lessons behind now.

April Goals

1. FINISH THAT PLOT

I’m getting dangerously close to a YEAR on it. This is definitely the longest an outline has taken me.

2. Write some songs

I miss songwriting so much. Every now and then, I get into random sporadic moods where I feel ✨ inspired ✨ (usually when I listen to a fantastic song), so, IDK, I guess we’ll see.

3. Read

I have, like, ten books to read right now, so I should probably get caught up on them.

4. Officially get caught up on all of my late projects (besides math and chemistry)

I only have a couple of projects left!! EEP!!! I’ve been behind since. . . . basically the beginning of the school year (thanks, dual enrollment), and I’m almost caught up!

5. Get a job (or at least apply for one)

Since I’ll be caught up on school, I’ll be able to start working without feeling too stressed. I have a couple of ideas for where to apply, so we’ll see what happens.

6. Buy Bea’s book (oh look, alliteration!)

My friend, Bea, and her co-author, LB, finally released their book, The Game, and I can’t wait to read it!! I have to buy it first, though. :/

March Stats

Blog posts published: 3
Letters written: 3
Letters received: 3
Art done: 11
Words written (outside of blog posts): 0
Journal entries: 4
Songs in playlist: 475

Welp. I think this is the shortest recap post I’ve ever written. March was shockingly boring. Hopefully April will be more exciting.

Thanks for reading!

🎵 You’re Somebody Else by Flora Cash 🎵