Me and Music

I was tagged for this incredible tag created by Sophie @ Me and Ink by Kaelyn @ Kaelyn’s Life. Thank you so much, Kaelyn!

Rules:

(1) Link back to original (Sophie @ Me and Ink) so she can see your answers and listen to the tunes.
(2) For every prompt you choose to do, name 1-5 songs (you can use Sophie’s graphics).
(3) Have fun and play your music LOUD!

Note: I haven’t used Sophie’s graphics here, you can find them on her post if you’d like to use them!


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Source: Me and Ink

Hometown Glory
~songs that remind you of home~

I don’t think I have songs that remind me of home but there are few that make me feel like I’m at home.

Take me Home by John Denver
There’s just something about this song that makes me long for home and make me proud of home all at the same time.

Lost Boy by Ruth.B
My, this is such a beautiful song and it’s been one of my favourites for well over a year now. It has a certain warmth and sense of belonging to it. And I love Peter Pan too.

Cry with you
~songs to make you cry and cry~

I don’t think I’ve been moved to tears but I have gotten to the point where if someone were to ask me something, I’d have burst into tears (which hasn’t happened thankfully).

Supermarket Flowers by Ed Sheeran
This song is immaculately beautiful and so heartfelt. It’s been a favourite for a good few years and is also a little personal. I love this song so much.

Before You Go by Lewis Capaldi
It is so emotive and the lyrics are so poignant, the song is so powerful and relevant, this is as close to perfection as art can go.


I think I’m in love
~your latest musical obsessions~

Somewhere in Ann Arbour by Anson Seabra
I love slow, sad or contemplative songs and Anson Seabra’s music is always so beautiful and the lyrics alone are almost poetic in nature. Somewhere in Ann Arbour has got such beauty to it.

exile by Taylor Swift
I never expected to love folklore but I did and exile is my favourite of the album. I love the melody and the lyrics and just about everything about it.

Afterglow by Ed Sheeran
This song just calms my heart down. It’s not the kind that I’d play on repeat but it’s the kind I can’t leave without listening to if it begins playing.


Writer in the dark
~favourite lyrics from songs~

If only I'd have known you had a storm to weather
So, before you go
Was there something I could've said
To make it all stop hurting?
It kills me how your mind can make you feel so worthless
-Before You Go by Lewis Capaldi
Dancing through a dream underneath the stars
Laughing 'til the morning comes
Everyone that leaves has a heavy heart
Oh, Wonderland I love
-Wonderland by Anson Seabra

Sign of the times
~song in the charts that you love~

One More Light by Linkin Park
This is yet another song that has profound lyrics and a powerful beat and gets you all thoughtful at the end.

Warrior by Demi Lovato
I love how this song is about strength and courage, and she has such a firm and powerful voice and that accompanied with amazing lyrics makes for a wonderfully uplifting song.


Sing to me instead
Warning: terrible singing likely
~those songs you have to sing to~

Haha, I don’t sing at all. I used to love singing when I was younger but grew out of it at some point. I love music but don’t sing because then I find it difficult to forget how I sounded and it’ll haunt me for life. I don’t feel like singing at all, no matter how amazing the song is, I just like listening to them in peace.


If this was a movie
~favourite songs from movies/tv/broadway~

Holdin’ Out by The Lumineers // Storks
I love how upbeat this song sounds. It always calms me down and makes me feel good and happy about life.

A Million Dreams and Tightrope // The Greatest Showman
The movie was great and its soundtrack was even more brilliant! These are my two favourites of the whole album and they’re such lovely songs with great lyrics and catchy tunes.


More than a memory
~songs you have specific memories attached to~

Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran
I used to listen to this song on almost every car trip, it was the most played song on my playlist a few years back and I still listen to it occasionally, especially when I’m looking for inspiration to write or draw something that is cheery and just makes someone smile in general. It’s very nostalgic too.


Comfort crowd
~songs that make you feel calm~

"..Some people would say
To accept their fate
Well, if this is fate
Then we'll find a way to cheat
Cause, oh, we'll say a little prayer
But, oh, if the answer isn't there
You know you can call on me...
-Call on Me by Starley
"...Oh I loathe, anyone sways me
Back and forth, porcelain daisy
I'm sure, puppeteers made me
Tied, arms high
Uncontrolled, strung up and crazy
Take hold, patient constraining
I loathe, how I've been tamed to
Fear goodbyes.....
-Tired and Awake by Oliver Riot 
 "...I just want to show them that I can make it on my own
I want to go up up and away
Up, up and away
Ninety-seven more days until I'm living out in the worlds
If it's true what they say then I'll turn my problems into pearls.."
-Up up and away by Chance Peña

I wasn’t expecting that
~songs you didn’t expect to love, but you do~

Diamonds by Sam Smith
My friend Srisha @ Sky and Soil shared this song and I loved it! I didn’t really like Sam Smith’s music in general except for a few favourites till then but I’m growing to love most of his songs now.

exile by Taylor Swift
I wasn’t a huge fan of Taylor Swift until folklore happened and I surprised myself by loving almost all the songs on that album. I loved the slow, folklore-y vibes it gave off. I was a tad disappointed when I realised there was no song named folklore but evermore made up for that.

Kings and Queens by Ava Max
I don’t really like loud songs where the chorus is very loud and there are a lot of instruments, especially drums in the background. I don’t like much of Ava Max’s music either but I loved the subject of Kings and Queens and it is very catchy too.


Favourite record
~name the albums you couldn’t live without~

Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent by Lewis Capaldi
One
Before you Go
Someone You Loved

Just the Beginning by Grace Vanderwaal
City Song
So Much More Than This
A Better Life
Actually I love all of her songs on this album!

folklore by Taylor Swift
exile
epiphany
this is me trying

Divide by Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers
Hearts Don’t Break Around Here
Save Myself
Castle on the Hill

Always remember us this way
~songs that remind you of your childhood~

What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction
I’ve never been a fan of One Direction. I was in the third grade or so when I first listened to this song. It seemed like schools and stores and even radios were all obsessed with this song for a while, I’d hear it everywhere I went.

Hall of Fame by The Script
Again, this was a song that I’d widely hear in a lot of places and I grew to like it eventually. It’s not the kind of favourite I’d play on repeat but I sometimes find myself searching for it on Spotify.


And that was all for this tag! I tag:
Roshni
Diamond
asic
Maggie

Evin
Shanessa
Millay
Lizzie
and anyone else who’s interested!!

Thoughtfully yours,
Introverted Thoughts aka D

62 thoughts on “Me and Music

  1. Nice post D!!! I love music so much, I frequently listen as it helps me inner-stand my feelings and lyrics inspire me. I too love Kings & Queens and I’m a sucker for Ed Sheeran at times. This was a fun post and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, awesome work!! Keep shining and here’s to music 🖤🖤🤗

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  2. I love this post D!! I actually have a draft of this exact tag, so I hope I can share it at some point lol. I’ll have to look into these songs, I’ve heard of several but you named some that are new to me, so I can’t wait to give them a listen! And all those lyrics you shared are just amazing! I’m so glad you also enjoy exile, this is me trying, Someone You Loved, and So Much More Than This. I also love “the lakes” (Taylor Swift) because it gives me such a sense of calm and “Moonlight” (Grace Vanderwaal) because the lyrics are so interesting. Also, did you like Taylor’s previous discography too? 😀

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  3. Awesome tag!! GREAT answers! You have some dang good taste in music, D! I LOVE One More Light!!! It hits a DEEP chord in my heart!!! Have you heard Moonlight by GV? That one is so good! I don’t like a whole lot of her stuff, but I really like that one!

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  4. So happy to hear that, Eleanor! Ooh, that’s exciting! Looking forward to reading about your song choices!
    I hope you like them! Glad you felt so! I love a song with great lyrics.
    Certainly! I loved ‘the lakes’ too but it’s not the sort I’d play on repeat everyday 😂 Ah, I loved Moonlight! Grace Vanderwaal is such an authentic artist (and she’s my age too😂)
    Do you mean evermore? evermore was a lovely album but I liked folklore more all the same.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to read and share your thoughts!💕

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  5. It was fun! Can I tag you too? I wanted to but wasn’t sure whether you do ‘non-book’ tags😂
    Thank you so much! One More Light is a remarkably beautiful song. I also loved the cover by One Voice Children’s Choir.
    I have! I actually love most of her songs 😂 Have you heard Sophi Pecora’s songs? She’s a wonderful writer too!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to read and share your views!✨

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  6. I’m going to answer in character. It is May 1996.

    Hometown Glory
    ~songs that remind you of home~
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0siYUjV9UM

    Cry with you
    ~songs to make you cry and cry~
    About his son who died as a child 😦
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-33Y9T9iQA

    I think I’m in love
    ~your latest musical obsessions~
    I found Jesus a few months ago, and there’s this Christian rock band that I’ve been hearing on regular mainstream radio, they’re pretty good.
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfAhpX_wIBk

    Writer in the dark
    ~favourite lyrics from songs~
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVhNCTH8pDs

    Sign of the times
    ~song in the charts that you love~
    I hear this on the radio all the time
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQOBUrRaPU0

    Sing to me instead
    Warning: terrible singing likely
    ~those songs you have to sing to~
    I sing along to just about everything…

    If this was a movie
    ~favourite songs from movies/tv/broadway~
    I know Bohemian Rhapsody wasn’t originally from a movie, but the movie Wayne’s World came out in early 1992, just a few months after Freddie died, and those two events together made Queen popular in the US again. The 1992 version of the Bohemian Rhapsody video (here) combines scenes from the original 1975 video, a few clips of other Queen videos, and scenes from the movie.
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfXJA8XrRGM

    More than a memory
    ~songs you have specific memories attached to~
    I can’t listen to this song anymore. A few years ago, a girl I liked and my most annoying guy friend went on a date to see this band, and it always reminds me of that. (They didn’t end up together. She didn’t end up with me either.)
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qVPNONdF58

    Comfort crowd
    ~songs that make you feel calm~
    This song was old already in 1996, it’s older than I am, but I learned an appreciation of this band from my mother,
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDYfEBY9NM4

    I wasn’t expecting that
    ~songs you didn’t expect to love, but you do~
    When I first got this CD, I used to skip this song because it was too country for me, but it really grew on me.
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RddvP78b750

    Favourite record
    ~name the albums you couldn’t live without~
    Pink Floyd, The Wall
    R.E.M., Automatic for the People
    Hootie and the Blowfish, Cracked Rear View

    Always remember us this way
    ~songs that remind you of your childhood~
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRdxUFDoQe0

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  7. Thanks for the tag! IDK if I’ll do it or not tho.
    Taylor Swift and Ava Max! Yay!
    I feel like we have very different tastes in music. But there is some overlapping though. I think this was a great post.

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  8. Oh fun! I loved this post, i might end up doing this tag if that’s okay! 😂 It looks so fun! (i just used the word fun twice in the same comment 🤦🏼‍♀️ wait- now three)

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  9. Wow, those are all interesting songs! Tears in Heaven is really beautiful. There’s another one called 21 Years by TobyMac that he wrote for his son too. That’s a cool version of Bohemian Rhapsody, I wasn’t a huge fan of Queen but that’s a really great song. I haven’t listened to a lot of the songs mentioned here. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and share your favourites! I hope check all of them out soon.

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  10. Thanks for listening! That was the original audio of Bohemian Rhapsody, it was just the video that was different. Have you seen Wayne’s World? It’s a movie that was spun off from a routine on Saturday Night Live, about two guys who have a cable access TV show in their basement (that’s what you had to do 30 years ago before YouTube if you wanted your own show, pay to get it on cable access TV).

    Listening to music has always been a big thing with me. That’s why I end every blog post with a song from the time period I’m writing about.

    In character, it’s 1996, TobyMac is still Toby McKeehan from DC Talk and his son hasn’t been born yet… out of character, though, I remember that happening, and I think one of my friends shared that song, but I haven’t really kept up with Toby’s career so I don’t know the song well. I’ll go listen to it again later.

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  11. Of course! No, I haven’t. I don’t usually watch a lot of movies. It’s always interesting how times have changed!
    I relate to that too! They have such a beautiful cathartic effect and speak for their times while living forever.
    That’s so cool. I came across that song a few months ago and it was a favourite for a while. I hope you like it!
    (Writing in character is quite a creative idea! I hope to try it a few years later😂)

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  12. Thank you, I am honoured!❤ however, I don’t think ill be able to participate anytime soon. My exams are going on, and they will be going on for half a month ): none the less thank you (:

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  13. […] music! So I saw this post by Random Specific Thoughts – A Dream In The Making (wordpress.com) : Me and Music – Random Specific Thoughts (wordpress.com) and wanted to try it too. You’ll have different categories where you’ll name some songs […]

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  14. So glad you liked it! Songs always make the day better! Ooh, that’s such a lovely coincidence! Serendipitous indeed! 👏😂 Please feel free to do this tag I’d you feel like it! I’d love to read your choices!
    Thank you so much!!💖

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  15. Oh I did and they sure do!!!! was trying to find one for todays post but nothing popped. Oh thanks.. will try rto circle back if time permits. xoxoxox 🙏🙏🙏🙏 ❤️

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  16. WHAT A POST!!! I am putting this in “saves” so I can hear the songs over and over. I learned that I have been under a rock, listening to the same old same old and really missing out. Thanks for opening my ears!!!!

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  17. Goodness, that doc had me completely enraptured! You have such a lovely and versatile taste in music! Up, up and Away is an absolute favourite and I’m so glad it’s one of yours too!!
    Thank you ever so much for taking the time to compile such a precious list and sharing it! I so appreciate your thoughtfulness!! 🤗❤️

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  18. Most of the music you had mentioned in your post were absolutely lovely too! I was surprised to see how much we share in common when the songs you mentioned were some of my most liked songs. Thank you so much D! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and leave such a precious comment, I truly appreciate it! The pleasure is all mine!❤

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  19. I liked this post so much, D! Your music choices are awesome! I loved all the songs you mentioned in this post, especially ‘Lost Boy’! Thanks for tagging me! I might do a post soon!😊

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  20. I loved your post. And listened to so many of my favourites 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing this post. And thank you for the follow.

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