So…..I decided that I am going to start doing a “My Songs of the Week” list. The plan is to post a list of songs that spoke the most to me during the week. These songs will not always be new, nor will they have any relation to any other “Song of the Week” lists that may be floating around on the Internet. These are simply songs that mean something to me. Savvy? OK, good……

 

Brynn Andre– Devil

The reason this song has made it onto this week’s list is because it is raw and relatable. Through this song, Brynn Andre tells a tale of a doomed relationship. The line “This is gonna hurt when it is over” spoke to me, mostly because I have been there before. You know that the relationship is doomed, but you refuse to let go of it. The concept of doomed love is captured beautifully in this song.

Mumford and Sons– Below My Feet

I have many reasons for including “Below My Feet” by Mumford and Sons on this weeks list. First, this song resonates with my so deeply that I almost cried when I watched Mumford and Sons play it live this past August. I am not one to get overly emotional, but this song moves and inspires me. The lyrics are beautiful, the music impressive, and the vocals are painfully filled with emotion. The lyrics “And now I sleep, sleep the hours that I can’t weep, When all I knew was steeped in blackened hopes, Well I was lost. Keep the earth below my feet. For all my sweat, my blood runs weak. Let me learn from where I have been. Keep my eyes to serve, my hands to learn”, are personal to me. There is comfort, yet sadness, in knowing that others have felt the same desperate emotions as I have.

Freelance Whales– Broken Horse

The song “Broken Horse” by Freelance Whales is strangely soothing to me. It could be the lyrics, it could be the beautiful vocals. Or it could be the nature sounds in the background. Either way, I enjoy it and feel that it deserves a place on this week’s list since I’ve played it quite a bit this week.

Bobby Long– Something’s Always Gonna Get You

This week I have had this song playing over and over. It’s one of my favorite “Get Over It” songs. Bobby Long’s ability to humorously remind the listener that things can always get worse, is charming and entertaining, With lyrics like “I could get an envelope filled with anthrax through my door, I could fall right through my neighbors floor”, the song reminds listeners to stop being so damned paranoid and to start living. At least, that is what I take away from the song when listening to it. On the other hand, the song could be used as an excuse for a paranoid person to never leave their house. After all, “Something’s Gonna Always Get You”.

This list was brought to you by the craziness that is my mind. Check out these artists listed so that, you too, can enjoy good music.

Rachel

 

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