Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Five Songs

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{Sheet Music Roses via Dragonflies}

Music makes my world go round. It always has and always will. Here are 5 songs that have touched me in very profound ways ...

"The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" by Cyndi Lauper was a childhood favorite. It set the mood for adventure!

"Drain You" by Nirvana has always made my stomach flutter like a roller-coaster drop. It was a staple in my teens.

"Ladykillers" by Lush was my breakup anthem all through high school. It felt so empowering to end a relationship and blast this on my little stereo in my poster-strewn bedroom.

"I Can't See New York" by Tori Amos will always remind me of my last days with my grandma. Over the course of those final days I took several breathers on her back porch to escape the heaviness of the situation, and I'd take my headphones and little portable disk player out with me.

Flash forward 6 months later and I was sitting at a Tori Amos concert. She started playing this song and I about lost my shit in a crowd of thousands. It's so heartbreakingly, hauntingly beautiful.

"Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve makes my heart swell. I imagine this playing at my wedding! 

*Some fun Jen & Joe trivia: we had our very first date back in high school and were supposed to have a second to go see Cruel Intentions, but we never did. Four years later, we had our big do-over and had our second "first date" which was a hit! We officially became a couple and one of the first things we did was watch Cruel Intentions in my tiny studio apartment. The movie ends with an epic scene and "Bittersweet Symphony" playing it out!

Coming up next: "React to this term: Letting Go"


  1. LOVE the music roses, so pretty!

    bitter sweet symphony always reminds me of cruel intentions....such a dark but great teen movie!

  2. I realy likeyoyur blog's feel!

  3. Great choices! I also love your post on cell phones and breast cancer. It's good to be aware

  4. AHH! Lush, The Verve, Tori Amos!!! It's like high school all over again, but in the good way!! Love these songs. :) I agree that blaring Ladykillers after a breakup is incredibly awesome. :)

  5. I love The Verve. That song is so fun to dance to. :)

  6. love The Verve, they rocked my late 90s. Tori Amos is just classic

  7. I was checking out all the linkups from Story of My Life which brought me to your blog. I wasn't really impressed with anyone else's music taste until I found yours :). Oh The Verve, Cyndi Lauper and Nirvana! Yay to good music!

  8. Well, I didn't know the Tori Amos song but boy was it beautiful

  9. Tori Amos....what a great artist!! Love that you said it made you "lose your shit". That is when you know a song is powerful and amazing.

    Glad we had Tori to connect us today!! xoxo

  10. Loved The Verve as a moody indie teenager and The Goonies was always my favourite movie as a kid.
    Thanks for sharing!


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