So I’ve been chatting back and forth with one of my mutual friends on Twitter recently and she’s getting a tattoo of one of my favorite OM&M lyrics. It just got me thinking about songs that I find inspirational. So here’s a short-ish list of songs that make me feel better.
Gold Steps by Neck Deep
I heard this song just a couple of months ago when Life’s Not Out to Get You was released. I was streaming the album and this song stuck out to me a lot. The lyrics are honest and true, but I love that they keep the tune upbeat as well.
Favorite Lyric: Some times things will bend you, but trust me you’ll be fine. ‘Cause I’ve been moving mountains, that I once had to climb.
Hell and Back by Tonight Alive
I used this song as my end of 2014-looking back song. It’s a song about realizing that things suck and working through them. It’s a song about healing.
Favorite Lyric: But I never let myself down, so bad, so bad. But I never thought I’d have the things I have, I have, that I have.
Feels Like Forever by Of Mice and Men
When I first started listening to Of Mice and Men, “Restoring Force” was the album I latched onto. I love the songs and I liked ‘Feels Like Forever’ a lot. When OM&M released the Full Circle edition with the acoustic version of ‘Feels Like Forever’, I fell in love. I’ve sang these lyrics out in the car with a small on my face, and I’ve whispered these lyrics to myself in the dark while I cried until I couldn’t breathe. Good and bad times, this song has been with me and seeing it live was thrilling, bone-chilling, and just emotional.
Favorite Lyric: Don’t let go. Time will heal. Just don’t let go. Someday we can learn to start again.
Tomorrow by Set It Off
I already talked about Set It Off last week. They are an amazing band and their music moves me like no other. Tomorrow is a song about the future. It’s about living in the now and realizing everything just gets better.
Favorite Lyric: They’re gonna try to clip your wings. Lock you up and make you sing. But they’ll never cage your dreams so fly away.
24 Floors by The Maine
I started listening to The Maine earlier this year when they released American Candy. This album is one of the few that I like every single song on it. It’s incredible. This song is somber and slow, but its message is so important. It talks of remembering that even when it feels like nothing is worth it, you are worth it. Someone will miss you and someone loves you.
Favorite Lyric: You don’t wanna die tonight. Take one more breath to clear your mind. Every moment’s relevant, bittersweet and delicate. Tomorrow may not come again.
Living Louder by The Cab
I found The Cab while investigating some of the other songs/ albums that Patrick Stump had featured in or sung in. Their second album, Symphony Solider, is another one of those rare albums where I love every song. Living Louder is a song about inspiration. It’s a song about living life to it’s fullest and having no regrets. Live like this is it.
Favorite Lyric: We’re all just kids that grew up way too fast. Yeah, the good die young, but the great will always last. We’re growing older, but we’re all soldiers tonight.
I hope you enjoy these songs and they make you feel better too. I’ll probably do a part two later on.
Have an amazing weekend everyone!