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Soundtrack to My Life

Today I’m linking up with Helene to give you some songs that define me. Or, as I like to put it, those that make up the soundtrack to my life.

Helene in Between

1. “Fix You” – Coldplay

Yeah, I’m aware this is like the saddest song in the history of the universe. This song makes me think about all kinds of things. When my health is bad, I want someone to help me and fix me. When I meet someone who I want to help for whatever reason (most recently, students reading below grade level), I want to help them. Plus, did you know that I listened to Coldplay on repeat when I wrote Aureole? That band was basically my muse.

2. “I Won’t Give Up” – Jason Mraz

I know that this song is about not giving up on a romantic relationship, but I think of it more of I won’t give up on my life and my dreams, as well as my relationships with the people important to me. 

3. “Her Diamonds” – Rob Thomas

Rob Thomas wrote this song about his wife’s fight with a form of lupus, which falls under the umbrella of arthritis. This song explains what it’s like watching and experiencing chronic illness and pain. (I know; you’ll never listen to this song the same way again.)

4. “Blown Away” – Carrie Underwood

Or basically all of Carrie’s power ballads. Who hasn’t listened to “Blown Away” or “Two Black Cadillacs” and imagined buildings blowing up while you walk away? No, just me?

5. “I’m a Keeper” – The Band Perry
Because I’m awesome. Duh. And I also just really like this song and to sing it.

6. “The Only Way I Know” – Jason Aldean ft. Luke Bryan and Eric Church

I’m not from the real country, but I’m from suburban Maine (population 10,000 in my hometown), I spent a lot of time growing up in rural Maine, and my parents were from hard-working families. A lot of the same ideals that they sing about were passed on down to me. For example, digging a little deeper when you think you can’t dig no more. You don’t get nothing that you don’t earn. You get the picture.

7. “Silver Lining” – Kacey Musgraves

The moral of the story is that you have to work through the hard/bad stuff if you want to have something good happen to you, like a silver lining or finding a four-leaf clover. Also, holy moly this girl has incredible natural talent. Her life performance sounds JUST like her recording!

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  • Reply Miranda

    Fix You is one of my favorite songs ever. Coldplay is perfection.

    September 12, 2013 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Helene

    oooh all such good jams! i love cold play so much and jason mraz, dreamy.

    September 12, 2013 at 7:34 pm
  • Reply Erin @ Sugar Magnolia

    I weirdly love Coldplay! I just love all of their songs!

    September 12, 2013 at 11:53 pm
  • Reply Megan

    Great song! I LOVE your #1 and #2 songs. They're so beautiful. I didn't know that about "Her Diamonds." Thanks for sharing.

    September 13, 2013 at 12:35 am
  • Reply Alisha Byrd

    I Wont Give Up is such a beautiful song! It brings tears to my eyes every time i hear it

    Alisha @ The Alisha Nicole

    September 13, 2013 at 3:38 am
  • Reply Gi

    Love your songs!
    Cold Play Fix you is amazing.

    September 13, 2013 at 8:41 am
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