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Day 26: A song that makes you want to fall in love

I’ll just leave a few songs that I think is love. 

Take My Breath Away 💙

Sweet Top Gun memories! Actually, the first time I heard this song, I had no idea who Tom Cruise or Top Gun was. I just really loved the song and thought it was downright sweet and romantic. It took my breath away at first listen.

I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith 💙

I haven’t seen the movie that this song was made for and the music video is eh, but the violins, the guitars, Steven Tyler’s amazing voice on this ballad! It’s filled with raw romantic dedicated and unconditional love and this feeling can never ever be bought. It’s filled with passion for that other half. When you find this kind of love, why let it go? I like to think that this is the greatest love song of all time… or one of.

Never Tear Us Apart – INXS

Eh, it’s more about fate putting two people together because you don’t get to choose who to love sometimes. It’s intense love through an instant attraction and remembering the first time they met and although there’s a hint of break-up in there, this song can also be looked at as a make-up song after the couple resolves the conflict hence coming out stronger than ever. But that beautiful synth at the beginning which built up and broke over the saxophone is magnificent!

By Your Side – Sade

I think it’s a beautiful song and it captures love in every sense of the word. No matter what you’re going through, the ups, the downs, the smiles, the frowns, when lonely, Sade is going to be by her partner’s side. If you love someone and you can’t seem to say the words, play this song for them.

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Day 19: A song that makes you think about life

Well, to be honest, a few songs did make me think about life when I first heard them:

Graduation (Friends Forever) by Vitamin C – This bittersweet song made me reflect on my school life and the friends I had back then. Friends forever? Well, I’m not one to have a lot of friends given that I am not a social butterfly and trust back then was something I couldn’t count on. And to be honest, I am glad that I didn’t have to see the majority of classmates again once school was out for good.

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Paradise by Coldplay – This song hits the heart hard. When we’re young, we expect the world of our dreams/imagination. But when we finally get there, it’s not what it’s cracked up to be but “life goes on, it gets so heavy” and we have to keep fighting our battles. Despite the tough times “I know the sun must set to rise” meaning that there’s always another day for progress. At the end of the day, we all live in hope and faith. Aerosmith’s Dream On’ has a similar narrative.

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Another song is The World I Know by Collective Soul. It’s about losing hope in humanity and that’s not so easy to do. All you have to do is look around! Because of how corrupted we’ve become with our thoughts and actions, the earth just keeps crying out for blood. Most of us choose the negative such as greed and hatred over love and empathy. However, at that moment the narrator decides to do away with the world, the realization hits him like a ton of bricks and his eyes are open and it’s the world I know versus what the world could be like. However, there is a certain spiritual aspect to the song that I’ll discuss in a later post.

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One of the saddest, yet truest songs ever written is The Living Years by Mike + The Mechanics. Don’t leave things unsaid for when that person dies, it hurt us even more. If there is someone you’re not talking to out of spite, put that behind and make amends for life is too short. Listen to what people are trying to say even if you may not like the good advice you think is bad at the time. Let people know you care; don’t hold grudges especially where it concerns your loved ones. 

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And last but not least, my reflection song, Man In the Mirror by Michael Jackson. The message is simple: before you change the world (or address any situation for that matter), look at yourself within and change. How can you change the world if you can’t start with yourself? A mirror reflects who we are. If we keep seeing the same man or woman in the mirror, then we must change that. We need to become selfless, not selfish. 

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I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change

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Day 1: A song you like with a color in the title

Growing up, I loved music to the point where I couldn’t go a day without listening to one song. Now, I don’t listen to music like before, save for a few selected gospels and selected French songs at the moment, but with this challenge, I’ll like to look back on some songs I loved when younger and how far I’ve come.

Anyway, I extremely disliked ‘Red Red Wine’ by UB40. I loved the song ‘Pink’ by Aerosmith but when I found out the true meaning behind the lyrics I discarded the song. I loved ‘Blue (Da Ba Dee)’ by Eiffel 65, but I’ll have to go with the melancholic ‘Nights In White Satin’ by The Moody Blues. When I first heard it, I thought it was a beautiful classic and Ray Thomas’ (R.I.P.) flute solo was a thing of beauty! I love that the video was shot in Paris and I wrote a short story base on the title at one point. 

Gazing at people, some hand in hand
Just what I’m going through they can’t understand
Some try to tell me, thoughts they cannot defend
Just what you want to be, you will be in the end

And I love you
I love you

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30 Day Song Challenge: Day 15

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Challenge: a song that describes you

It’ll have to be written by me. However, ‘Dream On’ by Aerosmith describes my ambitions. 

Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
Sing with me just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good lord will take you away

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