Five Songs That Best Describe My Life

Posted by Abdel Kadz on Monday, January 14, 2008 with 2 comments

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Learning to Breathe (Switchfoot)
That I'm learning to breathe
I'm learning to crawl
I'm finding that You and
You alone can break my fall
I'm living again, awake and alive
I'm dying to breathe in these abundant skies

Contrary to what most people think as to whom this is for, it's actually a song of praise. And I just love how Switchfoot made a great track out of it. Yes, in the midst of it all, I am and still learning to breathe, and He will be there always to see each of us through.

1979 (Smashing Pumpkins)
And I don’t even care to shake these zipper blues
And we don’t know
Just where our bones will rest
To dust I guess
Forgotten and absorbed into the earth below

This year has no special relevance in my 20 plus something of existence, but the lyrics say it all: of being carefree, of enjoying youth, relieving memories. You can call it any year you want, but the message will always be the same.

Hold On (Good Charlotte)
Hold on if you feel like letting go
Hold on it gets better than you know
Don't stop looking, you're one step closer
Don't stop searching, it's not over
Hold on

This is one of the songs that just well up my eyes every time I hear it playing. Even reading the lyrics makes me a little teary, and seeing the video, I can no longer hold that emotion. If you know what the song is all about, you probably know what I'm referring to. It's nice of Good Charlotte to write something that speaks about this and of giving hope to those who are on the brink of losing that very same thing.

Drive (Incubus)
Sometimes, I feel the fear of uncertainty stinging clear
And I can't help but ask myself how much I let the fear
Take the wheel and steer
It's driven me before
And it seems to have a vague, haunting mass appeal
But lately I'm beginning to find that I
Should be the one behind the wheel

I guess the song is straightforward with what it wants to convey: Take the wheel and steer. It's your life.

Clocks (Coldplay)
Home, home, where I wanted to go
Home, home, where I wanted to go
Home, home, where I wanted to go
Home, home, where I wanted to go

Wherever you may be in the world, you'll always want to be back to where it all began.