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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Lyric Letter To Myself

Today I was thinking about the person I used to be. I thought about myself in my awkward teen years, and I thought about the person I am now. I thought about all the really hard things I’ve gone through in my life, and I wondered what kind of a letter I would write to myself, if I got the chance. I decided that I would probably write a letter in song lyrics, because I would understand that at any age. 

I was surprised at how fast I was able to write it all out, and tried to use many of the songs that have helped me throughout the years. 

“Hey Soul Sister,

Let me riddle you a ditty, it’s just an itty biddy little thing on my mind. I bleed my heart out on this paper.  Whenever I see your smiling face, I have to smile myself, because I love you! Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away. So far away, so far away from where you are. Here comes the sun do-do-do-do, and I say, it’s alright. Her face is a map of the world, you can tell she’s a beautiful girl. Look at this photograph, every time I do it makes me laugh. Laughter is the very best medicine. So, here’s the story from A-Z:

Hey, don’t write yourself off yet. I used to care so much about what other people thought about. Your exceptional, the way you are, no need to change for nobody. You don’t have to try so hard. Just take one step at a time, there’s no need to rush. And I ask myself, who do I wanna be? I see your true colors shining through. Baby, you’re so classic. Are we human? Or are we dancer? You and me baby we’re stuck like glue.  Made in the USA. In your blinding beauty, you remind everyone who your maker must be.

Have you ever been alone in a crowded room? Well I’m, here with you. Everybody looking at you, here take my hand. Everybody talks. No matter what they say, no matter what they do. When you dream, dream big! I could really use a wish right now. Hakuna Matata - it means no worries, for the rest of your days. Tonight’s gonna be a good good night. I’m gonna swing from the chandelier. Why do I feel this good sober. Because I’m free, free falling. Shake it off, shake it off. All the single ladies. I proudly stand up, next to you and defend her still today.  You’re never fully dressed without a smile!

Live like you were dying. Jesus take the wheel! God bless this broken road, that led me straight to you. You find out who your friends are. Hey now, Hey now, this is what dreams are made of. Dream, dream, dream, dream. A dream is a wish your heart makes. When you’re dreaming with a broken heart, the waking up is the hardest part. Don’t you worry child, see Heaven’s got a plan for you. There’s something bout love. I will love you forever, forever and always. You’re worth more than gold! Stay beautiful!

I will love you, unconditionally.”

The Artist and Titles of the songs I used in order:

Train  - Hey Soul Sister
He is We – Happily Ever After
Hot Chelle Rae – Bleed
James Taylor – Smiling Face
The Beatles – Yesterday
Nickelback – Far Away
The Beatles – Here Comes the Sun
KT Tunstall – Suddenly I See
Nickelback – Photograph
Weird Al – Horoscope
Spice Girls – Wannabe
Jimmy Eat World – The Middle
Natasha Bedingfield – Freckles
Jo Jo – Exceptional
Colbie Caillat – Try
Jordin Sparks – One Step At A Time
Aly and AJ – No One
Phil Collins – True Colors
MKTO – Classic
The Killers – Human
Sugarland – Stuck Like Glue
Demi Lovato –Made in the USA
Cherie Call – No Ordinary Girl
Jack’s Mannequin – Dark Blue
Tori Amos – Silent All These Years
Neon Trees- Everybody Talks
Christina Aguilera – Beautiful
Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band – Dream Big
B.O.B. – Airplanes
Lion King – Hakuna Matata
Black Eyed Peas- I Got A Feeling
Sia – Chandelier
Pink – Sober
Tom Petty – Free Falling
Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
Beyonce – All the Single Ladies
Lee Greenwood – God Bless the USA
Annie – You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile
Tim McGraw – Live Like You Were Dying
Carrie Underwood – Jesus Take the Wheel
Rascal Flatt’s – Bless the Broken Road
Tracy Lawrence – Find Out Who Your Friends Are
Hillary Duff – Hey Now
Vince Gill – All I Have To Do Is Dream
Cinderella – A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
John Mayer – Dreaming With A Broken Heart
Sweedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child
 David Archuleta – Something Bout Love
Parachute – Forever and Always
Britt Nicole – Gold
Taylor Swift – Stay Beautiful
Katy Perry – Unconditionally

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