I feel like songs are supposed to have meaning and purpose. They are supposed to tell a story. Sometimes songs do more than that. We all have our favorite songs that always strike a chord in us. God willing, one day my songs or stories will have that same impact on someones life. I have three songs that mean a lot to me.
- Name(goo goo dolls). I remember hearing this song on the radio on my way from the hospital. This was back in 1995. I was about 6 years old(lol I know right). At the time I was getting my routine check up because I had been diagnosed with cancer(Don’t worry it’s gone. It went into remission.). I didn’t understand some of the words then but for some reason the opening of the song and the bridge just captured me. It made me feel warm and like everything was going to be ok.
- Disarm(Smashing Pumpkins). I’ve been blessed to come through some adversity as a child. Some of it disturbing, scary and some of it I still deal with sometimes. Pretty much my high school years sucked. A lot of teasing and etc going on. Sophomore year was the first time I tried to take my life(that was dumb and I thank God I am alive). I accidentally came across this song online in first period. I could relate to the words and everything Billy was singing and the string arrangements just tugged at my heart. Sometimes I even get watery eyed when I hear it.
- Ain’t No Happy Endings(Substantial). I discovered this song during my first year of college at AIW. Everything was great. I had above a 3.0gpa, I was making new friends, being exposed to so much diversity and for the first time I had women telling me that I was an attractive guy. I heard this song on one of my classmates mp3 and the words just hit me with the opening lines “Ain’t no happy endings, ‘cause nothing really ends
When this life is over, another begins
And that’s the way it works in the circle of life
Balancing these good days in these times of strife.”
Those are 3 songs that mean a lot to me. If you get the chance, check them out.
Goo Goo dolls - Name