Category Archives: Music Challenges

A Sing Along Song

I’ve decided to do a music challenge I discovered at MindLovesMisery blog. It’s a 30 day music challenge. I’m not planning to do it in 30 days or in order. I find it’s easier and more fun to just post as I hear a song that fits any of the prompts and create a list under each post showing the prompts I’ve completed.

This week’s song cheers me up and makes me sing. Hope the song, and the video I found, puts a smile on your face and maybe makes you sing along, too. Enjoy!

Day 21: A song you sing along to every time you hear it:

Beauty in the World

by Macy Gray

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“Beauty in th World”

I know you’re fed up
Life don’t let up for us
All they talk about is what is going down
And what’s been messed up for us

When I look around
I see blue skies
I see butterflies
For us

Listen to the sound
And lose it
In sweet music
And dance with me

‘Cause there is beauty in the world
So much beauty in the world
Always beauty in the world
So much beauty in the world

Shake your booty, boys and girls
For the beauty in the world
Pick your diamond, pick your pearl
There is beauty in the world

All together now

We need more loving
We need more money, they say
Change is gonna come like the weather
They say forever, they say

So baby, in between
Notice the blue skies
Notice the butterflies
Notice me

Stop and smell the flowers
And lose it
In sweet music
And dance with me

‘Cause there is beauty in the world
So much beauty in the world
Always beauty in the world
There is beauty in the world

So shake your booty, boys and girls
Yeah, beauty in the world
Pick your diamond, pick your pearl
‘Cause there is beauty in the world
All together now

Heya, throw your hands up and holler
Heya, throw your hands up and holler
When you don’t know what to do
Don’t know if you’ll make it through
Remember that He’s given you beauty in the world

So love
(Beauty in the world)
Yeah, love
(Beauty in the world)

There is beauty in the world
Beauty in the world

Shake your booty, boys and girls
(Boys and Girls)
All the beauty in the world
(Beauty in the world)

Pick your diamond, pick your pearl
(Pick your pearl)
There is beauty in the world
(Beauty in the world)

All together now
Yeah, love, yeah, love
Oh, love
All together now

Hey, baby, when I’m looking at you
I know this fact is true
There is hope for love
There is beauty in the world

Hey, baby
Hey, baby, when I’m looking at you
I know this fact is true
There’s love, there’s hope for love
There’s beauty in the world

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What I have so far:

Day 1: A Song That Describes You – Rough Around the Edges by Teitur – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1XY

Day 3: One of Your Favorite Songs – The Gift by Glen Hansard – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23o

Day 5: A Song You Exercise To – Titanium by David Guetta featuring Sia – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-28C

Day 6: A song that Inspires: Marching On by One Republic – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1Vc

Day 7: A song that helped you through a painful time in your life: You Gotta Be by Des’ree  – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-29n

Day 8: A Song That Makes You Want to Dance: From Rusholme With Love by Mint Royale –http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-29n

Day 9: A Song That Makes You Emotional or Sad: The Scientist by Coldplay – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-24x

Day 10: A Song with Exceptional Lyrics: Better by Toby Lightman – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-21A

Day 11: Your Favorite Duet – Lucky by Colbie Calliat and Jason Mraz – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-25n

Day 12: A Mind-Tripping Song – The Great Beyond by R.E.M. – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23C

Day 13: A Song You Listen to When Feeling Rebellious – Ready, Steady, Go by Oakenfoldhttp://wp.me/p1RGKQ-22y

Day 14: A Song That Cheers You Up: Ms. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1ZE

Day 15: A Song That Calms You Down: How Can I Keep From Singing by Enya – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27M

Day 17: A guilty pleasure song: No Man’s Woman by Sinead O’Connor – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-2cG

Day 19: A Song You Like That is Outside Your Choice Genre: The World by Brad Paisley – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-26t

Day 20: A Song You Can Play on an Instrument: Silent Nigh performed by David Lanz – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-2ax

Day 23:  A Song to You Would Put on a Playlist for Someone Special: A Thousand Miles by Venessa Carlton- http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-2cm

Day 24: A Song I Dislike?: Dirt Room by Blue October – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27s

Day 25: A Song From a Movie Soundtrack: Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1WN

Day 27: A Song That Reminds You of An Event: As Long As You Love Me by The Backstreet Boys – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-2bS

Day 28: A Current and Popular Song You Like – Brave by Sara Bareilles – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27X

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My Guilty Pleasure Song

I’ve decided to do a music challenge I discovered at MindLovesMisery blog. It’s a 30 day music challenge. I’m not planning to do it in 30 days or in order. I find it’s easier and more fun to just post as I hear a song that fits any of the prompts and create a list under each post showing the prompts I’ve completed.

Here’s this week’s song.  My husband does not like this song.  You’ll understand when you listen to it and see the video.  I feel guilty sometimes about listening to it and the video doesn’t help lessen that guilt.  Also the fact that I am Catholic and the song is by Sinead O’Connor doesn’t help either (remember the Saturday Night Live pope picture incident).  However, I do think the song is more about finding a higher power than about hating men.  At least, I like to think of it that way when I listen to it.  When I get past the guilt, and forgive Sinead O’Connor, I find it to be an empowering song about going beyond worldly expectations and looking up to something more amazing than what we can see.  As a matter of fact, the name of the album where you can find this song is called Faith and Courage. Listen for yourself and see what you think.  The lyrics are after the video.  I would advise you to pay more attention to the lyrics and less on the video.  Enjoy!

Day 17: A guilty pleasure song:

No Man’s Woman

by Sinead O’Connor

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“No Man’s Woman”

I don’t wanna be no man’s woman
It don’t make me happy this mantrolling
Thing that you got for me so I become
No man’s woman

I don’t wanna be no man’s woman
I’ve other work I want to get done
I haven’t traveled this far to become
No man’s woman
No man’s woman

‘Cause I’m tired of it
And I’m not scared of it
That I’ll never trust again
‘Cause a man could fake you
Take your soul and make you
Miserable in so much pain

My friends think I’m alone but I’ve got secrets
I don’t tell everything about the love I get
I got a loving man but he’s a spirit

He never does me harm never treats me bad
He never takes away all the love he has
And I forgive him a million times

I’m never tired of it
And I’m not scared of it
‘Cause it doesn’t cause me pain
Like a man could fake you
Take your soul and make you
Never be yourself again

I never wanna be no man’s woman
I only wanna be my own woman
I haven’t traveled this far to become
No man’s woman
No man’s woman
No man’s woman

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What I have so far:

Day 1: A Song That Describes You – Rough Around the Edges by Teitur – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1XY

Day 3: One of Your Favorite Songs – The Gift by Glen Hansard – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23o

Day 5: A Song You Exercise To – Titanium by David Guetta featuring Sia – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-28C

Day 6: A song that Inspires: Marching On by One Republic – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1Vc

Day 7: A song that helped you through a painful time in your life: You Gotta Be by Des’ree  – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-29n

Day 8: A Song That Makes You Want to Dance: From Rusholme With Love by Mint Royale –http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-29n

Day 9: A Song That Makes You Emotional or Sad: The Scientist by Coldplay – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-24x

Day 10: A Song with Exceptional Lyrics: Better by Toby Lightman – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-21A

Day 11: Your Favorite Duet – Lucky by Colbie Calliat and Jason Mraz – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-25n

Day 12: A Mind-Tripping Song – The Great Beyond by R.E.M. – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23C

Day 13: A Song You Listen to When Feeling Rebellious – Ready, Steady, Go by Oakenfoldhttp://wp.me/p1RGKQ-22y

Day 14: A Song That Cheers You Up: Ms. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1ZE

Day 15: A Song That Calms You Down: How Can I Keep From Singing by Enya – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27M

Day 19: A Song You Like That is Outside Your Choice Genre: The World by Brad Paisley – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-26t

Day 20: A Song You Can Play on an Instrument: Silent Nigh performed by David Lanz – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-2ax

Day 23:  A Song to You Would Put on a Playlist for Someone Special: A Thousand Miles by Venessa Carlton- http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-2cm

Day 24: A Song I Dislike?: Dirt Room by Blue October – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27s

Day 25: A Song From a Movie Soundtrack: Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1WN

Day 27: A Song That Reminds You of An Event: As Long As You Love Me by The Backstreet Boys – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-2bS

Day 28: A Current and Popular Song You Like – Brave by Sara Bareilles – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27X

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A Thousand Miles

I’ve decided to do a music challenge I discovered at MindLovesMisery blog. It’s a 30 day music challenge. I’m not planning to do it in 30 days or in order. I find it’s easier and more fun to just post as I hear a song that fits any of the prompts and create a list under each post showing the prompts I’ve completed.

Here’s this week’s song.  It’s a song I would put on a playlist for my husband and son.  Sometimes, I find myself questioning if going back to school was a good idea.  Commuting across town and working 9AM to 7PM four days and 9Am to 2PM for one day to go to school can be tiring and lonely.  Often there are very few people left at work after 5PM and I start to long for my husband and son and my comfy, relaxing home.  During this time of the day, my family starts to feel like they’re a thousand miles away.  Also during extra challenging work days, I feel this way most of the day.  Vanessa Carlton does a great job of expressing that longing feeling in her song “A Thousand Miles”.  The song has great piano and instrumental music and a unique moving piano video.  Enjoy!!

Day 23: A song that you would put

on a playlist for someone special:

A Thousand Miles

by Vanessa Carlton

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“A Thousand Miles”

Making my way downtown
Walking fast
Faces pass
And I’m home bound

Staring blankly ahead
Just making my way
Making a way
Through the crowd

And I need you
And I miss you
And now I wonder….

If I could fall
Into the sky
Do you think time
Would pass me by
‘Cause you know I’d walk
A thousand miles
If I could
Just see you
Tonight

It’s always times like these
When I think of you
And I wonder
If you ever
Think of me

‘Cause everything’s so wrong
And I don’t belong
Living in your
Precious memory

‘Cause I need you
And I miss you
And now I wonder….

If I could fall
Into the sky
Do you think time
Would pass me by
‘Cause you know I’d walk
A thousand miles
If I could
Just see you
Tonight

And I, I
Don’t want to let you know
I, I
Drown in your memory
I, I
Don’t want to let this go
I, I
Don’t….

Making my way downtown
Walking fast
Faces pass
And I’m home bound

Staring blankly ahead
Just making my way
Making a way
Through the crowd

And I still need you
And I still miss you
And now I wonder….

If I could fall
Into the sky
Do you think time
Would pass us by
‘Cause you know I’d walk
A thousand miles
If I could
Just see you…

If I could fall
Into the sky
Do you think time
Would pass me by
‘Cause you know I’d walk
A thousand miles
If I could
Just see you
If I could
Just hold you
Tonight

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What I have so far:

Day 1: A Song That Describes You – Rough Around the Edges by Teitur – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1XY

Day 3: One of Your Favorite Songs – The Gift by Glen Hansard – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23o

Day 5: A Song You Exercise To – Titanium by David Guetta featuring Sia – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-28C

Day 6: A song that Inspires: Marching On by One Republic – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1Vc

Day 7: A song that helped you through a painful time in your life: You Gotta Be by Des’ree  – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-29n

Day 8: A Song That Makes You Want to Dance: From Rusholme With Love by Mint Royale –http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-29n

Day 9: A Song That Makes You Emotional or Sad: The Scientist by Coldplay – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-24x

Day 10: A Song with Exceptional Lyrics: Better by Toby Lightman – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-21A

Day 11: Your Favorite Duet – Lucky by Colbie Calliat and Jason Mraz – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-25n

Day 12: A Mind-Tripping Song – The Great Beyond by R.E.M. – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23C

Day 13: A Song You Listen to When Feeling Rebellious – Ready, Steady, Go by Oakenfoldhttp://wp.me/p1RGKQ-22y

Day 14: A Song That Cheers You Up: Ms. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1ZE

Day 15: A Song That Calms You Down: How Can I Keep From Singing by Enya – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27M

Day 19: A Song You Like That is Outside Your Choice Genre: The World by Brad Paisley – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-26t

Day 20: A Song You Can Play on an Instrument: Silent Nigh performed by David Lanz – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-2ax

Day 24: A Song I Dislike?: Dirt Room by Blue October – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27s

Day 25: A Song From a Movie Soundtrack: Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1WN

Day 27: A Song That Reminds You of An Event: As Long As You Love Me by The Backstreet Boys – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-2bS

Day 28: A Current and Popular Song You Like – Brave by Sara Bareilles – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27X

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Describes Me

I’ve decided to do a music challenge I discovered at MindLovesMisery blog. It’s a 30 day music challenge. I’m not planning to do it in 30 days or in order. I find it’s easier and more fun to just post as I hear a song that fits any of the prompts and create a list under each post showing the prompts I’ve completed.

The following song describes me. Not surprisingly, I heard this song for the first time on the TV show Alias (2001-2006).  I guess that’s one of the reasons I like that show so much.  Not only do I enjoy repeatedly following the complexed characters and story, but the music on the show is thoughtful and relatable.  Unfortunately, most of the best songs only seem to be found on the DVDs of the show and not Netflix.  Anyway, I hope you enjoy and can relate to this one as much as I did.

I say that the song describes me most of the time because it illustrates an attitude that I agree with. Even though I’m a little “rough around the edges”, it’s gonna be alright. Like I always remind my son, it always turns out alright at the end. I truly believe this attitude comes from my faith in God that was nurtured in me as a child and has been nurtured through my experiences, both good and bad, as an adult. Therefore, this attitude describes me because the majority of the time it guides my actions. Though fear and doubt are often obstacles, the attitude prevails at the end. As usual the lyrics are below the video.

Day 01: A song that describes you:

Rough Around the Edges

by Teitur

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“Rough around the Edges”

I’m lost in my head, been thinking all around
I’ve gotta find the off ramp to my heart.
Stop lights in a row, when all I want is go
Drop it into first and I’ll get home.

Its ok I’m alright
I’m just a little rough around the edges of this life.
Play it cool, you can always follow
Bread crumbs in a line when you are lost.

Little little seeds grew into troubled trees
A sorry sorry sight between my ears.
I need to settle down and eat my troubled fruit
The sweetness of the taste will do me good.

Its ok I’m alright
I’m just a little rough around the edges of this life.
Play it cool you can always follow
Bread crumbs in a line when you are lost.

Well the corners of my frown have slowly turned around
No more upside down, no more upside down.
They’ve slowly turned around, they’ve slowly slowly turned around

Its ok I’m alright
I’m just a little rough around the edges of this life.
Play it cool you can always follow
Bread crumbs in a line when you are lost.

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What I have so far:

Day 3: One of Your Favorite Songs – The Gift by Glen Hansard – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23o

Day 5: A Song You Exercise To – Titanium by David Guetta featuring Sia – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-28C

Day 6: A song that Inspires: Marching On by One Republic – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1Vc

Day 7: A song that helped you through a painful time in your life: You Gotta Be by Des’ree  – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-29n

Day 8: A Song That Makes You Want to Dance: From Rusholme With Love by Mint Royale –http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-29n

Day 9: A Song That Makes You Emotional or Sad: The Scientist by Coldplay – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-24x

Day 10: A Song with Exceptional Lyrics: Better by Toby Lightman – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-21A

Day 11: Your Favorite Duet – Lucky by Colbie Calliat and Jason Mraz – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-25n

Day 12: A Mind-Tripping Song – The Great Beyond by R.E.M. – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23C

Day 13: A Song You Listen to When Feeling Rebellious – Ready, Steady, Go by Oakenfoldhttp://wp.me/p1RGKQ-22y

Day 14: A Song That Cheers You Up: Ms. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1ZE

Day 15: A Song That Calms You Down: How Can I Keep From Singing by Enya – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27M

Day 19: A Song You Like That is Outside Your Choice Genre: The World by Brad Paisley – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-26t

Day 20: A Song You Can Play on an Instrument: Silent Night performed by David Lanz – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-2ax

Day 24: A Song I Dislike?: Dirt Room by Blue October – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27s

Day 25: A Song From a Movie Soundtrack: Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1WN

Day 27: A Song That Reminds You of An Event: As Long As You Love Me by The Backstreet Boys – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-2bS

Day 28: A Current and Popular Song You Like – Brave by Sara Bareilles – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27X

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A Song to Remember

I’ve decided to do a music challenge I discovered at MindLovesMisery blog. It’s a 30 day music challenge. I’m not planning to do it in 30 days or in order. I find it’s easier and more fun to just post as I hear a song that fits any of the prompts and create a list under each post showing the prompts I’ve completed.

The year my husband proposed marriage to me, the boy band The Backstreet Boys was very popular.  And my husband and I liked some of their music.  One of their songs always reminds me of the afternoon my husband waded in knee-high water in a lake at a local park.  In those days, he drove a black 1992 Chevy Camaro. That afternoon, he drove me to the park and opened the back of the Camaro and turned on his stereo very loud. The song playing was “As Long As You Love Me”. He walked me to the edge of the water which had some wooden steps for fishing. While I stood at the last step before the steps disappeared into the water, he stepped down into the water to his knees and asked me to marry him.

Day 27: A song that

reminds you of an event:

As Long As You Love Me

by The Backstreet Boys

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“As Long As You Love Me”

Although loneliness has always been a friend of mine
I’m leavin’ my life in your hands
People say I’m crazy and that I am blind
Risking it all in a glance
And how you got me blind is still a mystery
I can’t get you out of my head
Don’t care what is written in your history
As long as you’re here with me

I don’t care who you are
Where you’re from
What you did
As long as you love me
Who you are
Where you’re from
Don’t care what you did
As long as you love me

Every little thing that you have said and done
Feels like it’s deep within me
Doesn’t really matter if you’re on the run
It seems like we’re meant to be

I don’t care who you are (who you are)
Where you’re from (where you’re from)
What you did
As long as you love me (I don’t know)
Who you are (who you are)
Where you’re from (where you’re from)
Don’t care what you did
As long as you love me (yeah)

I’ve tried to hide it so that no one knows
But I guess it shows
When you look into my eyes
What you did and where you’re comin from
I don’t care, as long as you love me, baby

I don’t care who you are (who you are)
Where you’re from (where you’re from)
What you did
As long as you love me (as long as you love me)
Who you are (who you are)
Where you’re from (where you’re from)
Don’t care what you did (yeah)
As long as you love me (as long as you love me)
Who you are (who you are)
Where you’re from
What you did
As long as you love me
Who you are (who you are)
Where you’re from (where you’re from)
As long as you love me
Who you are
As long as you love me
What you did (I don’t care)
As long as you love me

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What I have so far:

Day 3: One of Your Favorite Songs – The Gift by Glen Hansard – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23o

Day 5: A Song You Exercise To – Titanium by David Guetta featuring Sia – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-28C

Day 6: A song that Inspires: Marching On by One Republic – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1Vc

Day 7: A song that helped you through a painful time in your life: You Gotta Be by Des’ree  – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-29n

Day 8: A Song That Makes You Want to Dance: From Rusholme With Love by Mint Royale –http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-29n

Day 9: A Song That Makes You Emotional or Sad: The Scientist by Coldplay – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-24x

Day 10: A Song with Exceptional Lyrics: Better by Toby Lightman – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-21A

Day 11: Your Favorite Duet – Lucky by Colbie Calliat and Jason Mraz – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-25n

Day 12: A Mind-Tripping Song – The Great Beyond by R.E.M. – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23C

Day 13: A Song You Listen to When Feeling Rebellious – Ready, Steady, Go by Oakenfoldhttp://wp.me/p1RGKQ-22y

Day 14: A Song That Cheers You Up: Ms. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1ZE

Day 15: A Song That Calms You Down: How Can I Keep From Singing by Enya – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27M

Day 19: A Song You Like That is Outside Your Choice Genre: The World by Brad Paisley – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-26t

Day 20: A Song You Can Play on an Instrument: Silent Nigh performed by David Lanz – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-2ax

Day 24: A Song I Dislike?: Dirt Room by Blue October – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27s

Day 25: A Song From a Movie Soundtrack: Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1WN

Day 28: A Current and Popular Song You Like – Brave by Sara Bareilles – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27X

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Instrumental Song

I’ve decided to do a music challenge I discovered at MindLovesMisery blog. It’s a 30 day music challenge. I’m not planning to do it in 30 days or in order. I find it’s easier and more fun to just post as I hear a song that fits any of the prompts and create a list under each post showing the prompts I’ve completed.

In time for Christmas, here’s another song for the challenge.  I can play a very simple cover of this song on the piano, but I prefer to post a more pleasant-sounding performance of the song.  The video below is David Lanz’s more complexed cover of the song on piano.

Day 20: A song you can play on an instrument-

Silent Night performed by David Lanz

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“Silent Night”

Silent night, Holy night
All is calm, all is bright
‘Round yon virgin , mother and child
Holy infant so, tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, Holy night
Shepherds quake, at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly, hosts sing Hallelujah.
Christ the Savior is born,
Christ the Savior is born.

Silent night, Holy night
Son of God, love’s pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord at thy birth
Jesus, Lord at thy birth.

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What I have so far:

Day 3: One of Your Favorite Songs – The Gift by Glen Hansard – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23o

Day 5: A Song You Exercise To – Titanium by David Guetta featuring Sia – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-28C

Day 6: A song that Inspires: Marching On by One Republic – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1Vc

Day 7: A song that helped you through a painful time in your life: You Gotta Be by Des’ree  – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-29n

Day 8: A Song That Makes You Want to Dance: From Rusholme With Love by Mint Royale –http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-29n

Day 9: A Song That Makes You Emotional or Sad: The Scientist by Coldplay – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-24x

Day 10: A Song with Exceptional Lyrics: Better by Toby Lightman – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-21A

Day 11: Your Favorite Duet – Lucky by Colbie Calliat and Jason Mraz – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-25n

Day 12: A Mind-Tripping Song – The Great Beyond by R.E.M. – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23C

Day 13: A Song You Listen to When Feeling Rebellious – Ready, Steady, Go by Oakenfoldhttp://wp.me/p1RGKQ-22y

Day 14: A Song That Cheers You Up: Ms. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1ZE

Day 15: A Song That Calms You Down: How Can I Keep From Singing by Enya – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27M

Day 19: A Song You Like That is Outside Your Choice Genre: The World by Brad Paisley – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-26t

Day 24: A Song I Dislike?: Dirt Room by Blue October – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27s

Day 25: A Song From a Movie Soundtrack: Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1WN

Day 28: A Current and Popular Song You Like – Brave by Sara Bareilles – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27X

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A Song I Dislike?

I’ve decided to do a music challenge I discovered at MindLovesMisery blog. It’s a 30 day music challenge. I’m not planning to do it in 30 days or in order. I find it’s easier and more fun to just post as I hear a song that fits any of the prompts and create a list under each post showing the prompts I’ve completed.

Here’s another song for the challenge.  The theme for this day of the music challenge was extra challenging for me.  I don’t feel comfortable posting a song I don’t like, so I decided to post a song that at one time I didn’t like.  Let me explain.  When I first heard Dirt Room by Blue October, I actually thought it was violent and negative.  I later found out that the lead singer of the group Blue October has a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and feels strongly about not being passive towards people who take advantage of a person for who they are.  Also, he is a nonviolent person.  When interviewed about the song by Soundsphere Magazine he said: “I try to teach self-expression instead of physical violence!…”  After finding out where the singer/songwriter was coming from, the song really hit home.  And I started to see the song more as a metaphor for negative thoughts, ideas, anxieties, perceptions, etc. that get in the way of a person’s livelihood and the anger and frustration that accompany the confrontation of those negatives.  The video that goes along with this song may be a bit disturbing to some  as it was to me until I saw the ending.  Be assured that the lady ends up calling the police and does not end up doing what you probably think she is going to do.  By the way, the lead singer, Justin Steward Furstenfeld, is from Texas and went to high school in, what I consider my hometown, Houston.

Day 24: A song you dislike (or at least didn’t like until you found out what it’s about)-

Dirt Room by Blue October

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“Dirt Room”

I’m like a ghost
I’ll be living in a dirt room
Waiting for the day to be closer
To the window when you’re home
I’ll be standing by your back door
Reaching for the knife in my coat
I’m going to put it to your throat
Sweaty piggy, you’re a bad man
What a *** sad way to go
Your mother raised you as a joke
I should have wiped away a burden
Use the curtain in the kitchen to choke
You

You think you own me
You should have known me
You took the future and the food off my family’s plate
You think you’ll use me
I’m stronger than you
You take my money, but it’s useless
When you see what I do to you
Look what I do to you

Oh God then you awoke
You started screaming through the duct tape
Don’t ever think I’m letting you go
I’m busy digging you a hole
Now you’ll be living in a dirt room
Breathing through the straw of your own
Come on
I really think that this is fun for the money
I’ll make it comfy for the time wasted making you rich
I want to cover you in ants, bees and honey
Then take a picture for the cover of our album!

You think you own me
You should have known me
You took the future and the food off my family’s plate
You think you’ll use me
I’m stronger than you
You take my money, but it’s useless
When you see what I do to you

You think you own me
You should have known me
You took the future and the food off my family’s plate
You think you’ll use me
But I’m stronger than you
You take my money, but it’s useless
When you see what I do to you

And now I see you, oh
‘Cause your back’s against the wall
And finally you’re mine
You’re mine

You think you own me
You should have known me
You took the future and the food off my family’s plate
You think you’ll use me
I’m stronger than you
You take my money, but it’s useless
When you see what I do to you

I really think that this is fun for the money
We’ll make you comfy for the time wasted making you rich
I want to cover you in ants, bees and honey
Then take a picture for the cover of our album!

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What I have so far:

Day 3: One of Your Favorite Songs – The Gift by Glen Hansard – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23o

Day 5: A Song You Exercise To – Titanium by David Guetta featuring Sia – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-28C

Day 6: A song that Inspires: Marching On by One Republic – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1Vc

Day 7: A song that helped you through a painful time in your life: You Gotta Be by Des’ree  – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-29n

Day 8: A Song That Makes You Want to Dance: From Rusholme With Love by Mint Royale –http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-29n

Day 9: A Song That Makes You Emotional or Sad: The Scientist by Coldplay – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-24x

Day 10: A Song with Exceptional Lyrics: Better by Toby Lightman – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-21A

Day 11: Your Favorite Duet – Lucky by Colbie Calliat and Jason Mraz – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-25n

Day 12: A Mind-Tripping Song – The Great Beyond by R.E.M. – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23C

Day 13: A Song You Listen to When Feeling Rebellious – Ready, Steady, Go by Oakenfoldhttp://wp.me/p1RGKQ-22y

Day 14: A Song That Cheers You Up: Ms. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1ZE

Day 15: A Song That Calms You Down: How Can I Keep From Singing by Enya – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27M

Day 19: A Song You Like That is Outside Your Choice Genre: The World by Brad Paisley – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-26t

Day 24: A Song I Dislike?: Dirt Room by Blue October – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27s

Day 25: A Song From a Movie Soundtrack: Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1WN

Day 28: A Current and Popular Song You Like – Brave by Sara Bareilles – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27X

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Music That Makes You Dance

I’ve decided to do a music challenge I discovered at MindLovesMisery blog. It’s a 30 day music challenge. I’m not planning to do it in 30 days or in order. I find it’s easier and more fun to just post as I hear a song that fits any of the prompts and create a list under each post showing the prompts I’ve completed.

Here’s another song for the challenge.  This one doesn’t have lyrics.  So, I’m not sure I can say it’s a song.  It’s more of an instrumental piece or just music.  The first time I heard this music I thought it was a really strange and unique sort of piece.  This music has been used on the movie Vanilla Sky, on the TV series Alias, and other films and series.  Whenever I hear it, I feel like moving.  I’m bashful about dancing, so I move or dance when I’m by myself.  Lets see what you think.  Mint Royale is an electronic music group from England.   The beginning starts off a bit quiet and slow and then the song picks up.

Day 8: A song that makes you want to dance –

From Rusholme With Love by Mint Royale

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What I have so far:

Day 3: One of Your Favorite Songs – The Gift by Glen Hansard – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23o

Day 5: A Song You Exercise To – Titanium by David Guetta featuring Sia – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-28C

Day 6: A song that Inspires: Marching On by One Republic – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1Vc

Day 7: A song that helped you through a painful time in your life: You Gotta Be by Des’ree  – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-29n

Day 8: A Song That Makes You Want to Dance: From Rusholme With Love by Mint Royale –http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-29n

Day 9: A Song That Makes You Emotional or Sad: The Scientist by Coldplay – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-24x

Day 10: A Song with Exceptional Lyrics: Better by Toby Lightman – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-21A

Day 11: Your Favorite Duet – Lucky by Colbie Calliat and Jason Mraz – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-25n

Day 12: A Mind-Tripping Song – The Great Beyond by R.E.M. – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23C

Day 13: A Song You Listen to When Feeling Rebellious – Ready, Steady, Go by Oakenfoldhttp://wp.me/p1RGKQ-22y

Day 14: A Song That Cheers You Up: Ms. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1ZE

Day 15: A Song That Calms You Down: How Can I Keep From Singing by Enya – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27M

Day 19: A Song You Like That is Outside Your Choice Genre: The World by Brad Paisley – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-26t

Day 25: A Song From a Movie Soundtrack: Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1WN

Day 28: A Current and Popular Song You Like – Brave by Sara Bareilles – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27X

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A Workout Song

I’ve decided to do a music challenge I discovered at MindLovesMisery blog. It’s a 30 day music challenge. I’m not planning to do it in 30 days or in order. I find it’s easier and more fun to just post as I hear a song that fits any of the prompts and create a list under each post showing the prompts I’ve completed.

Here’s another song for the challenge. I’ve walked and jogged on my treadmill to this song.  I find it to be a very motivating song while I’m exercising.  So much so that I started jogging for the first time in several years and hurt my left foot.  Apparently, I am not made of titanium after all.  As you probably noticed, I like metaphors. This song is another example of metaphors. As usual, the lyrics are below the video.

Day 5: A song you exercise to–

Titanium by David Guetta and Sia

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“Titanium”

[Sia:]
You shouted out
But I can’t hear a word you say
I’m talking loud not saying much
I’m criticized but all your bullets ricochet
Shoot me down, but I get up

I’m bulletproof, nothing to lose
Fire away, fire away
Ricochet, you take your aim
Fire away, fire away

[Chorus:]
You shoot me down but I won’t fall
I am titanium
You shoot me down but I won’t fall
I am titanium

[Sia:]
Cut me down
But it’s you who’ll have further to fall
Ghost town and haunted love
Raise your voice, sticks and stones may break my bones
I’m talking loud not saying much

I’m bulletproof, nothing to lose
Fire away, fire away
Ricochet, you take your aim
Fire away, fire away

[Chorus:]
You shoot me down but I won’t fall
I am titanium
You shoot me down but I won’t fall
I am titanium
I am titanium
I am titanium

[Sia:]
Stone-hard, machine gun
Firing at the ones who run
Stone-hard as bulletproof glass

[Chorus:]
You shoot me down but I won’t fall
I am titanium
You shoot me down but I won’t fall
I am titanium
You shoot me down but I won’t fall
I am titanium
You shoot me down but I won’t fall
I am titanium
I am titanium

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What I have so far:

Day 3: One of Your Favorite Songs – The Gift by Glen Hansard – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23o

Day 5: A Song You Exercise To – Titanium by David Guetta featuring Sia – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-28C

Day 6: A song that Inspires: Marching On by One Republic – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1Vc

Day 7: A song that helped you through a painful time in your life – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27j

Day 9: A Song That Makes You Emotional or Sad: The Scientist by Coldplay – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-24x

Day 10: A Song with Exceptional Lyrics: Better by Toby Lightman – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-21A

Day 11: Your Favorite Duet – Lucky by Colbie Calliat and Jason Mraz – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-25n

Day 12: A Mind-Tripping Song – The Great Beyond by R.E.M. – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23C

Day 13: A Song You Listen to When Feeling Rebellious – Ready, Steady, Go by Oakenfoldhttp://wp.me/p1RGKQ-22y

Day 14: A Song That Cheers You Up: Ms. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1ZE

Day 15: A Song That Calms You Down: How Can I Keep From Singing by Enya – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27M

Day 19: A Song You Like That is Outside Your Choice Genre: The World by Brad Paisley – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-26t

Day 25: A Song From a Movie Soundtrack: Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1WN

Day 28: A Current and Popular Song You Like – Brave by Sara Bareilles – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27X

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A Calming Song

I’ve decided to do a music challenge I discovered at MindLovesMisery blog. It’s a 30 day music challenge. I’m not planning to do it in 30 days or in order. I find it’s easier and more fun to just post as I hear a song that fits any of the prompts and create a list under each post showing the prompts I’ve completed.

Here’s another song for the challenge. The video I found on YouTube is just as soothing as the song. The lyrics are below the video.

Day 15: A song that calms you down–

How Can I Keep From Singing performed by Enya

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“How Can I Keep From Singing”

My life goes on in endless song
Above earth’s lamentations,
I hear the real, though far-off hymn
That hails a new creation.

Through all the tumult and the strife
I hear it’s music ringing,
It sounds an echo in my soul.
How can I keep from singing?

While though the tempest loudly roars,
I hear the truth, it liveth.
And though the darkness ’round me close,
Songs in the night it giveth.

No storm can shake my inmost calm,
While to that rock I’m clinging.
Since love is lord of heaven and earth
How can I keep from singing?
When tyrants tremble in their fear
And hear their death knell ringing,
When friends rejoice both far and near
How can I keep from singing?

In prison cell and dungeon vile
Our thoughts to them are winging,
When friends by shame are undefiled
How can I keep from singing?

Lyrics from eLyrics.net

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What I have so far:

Day 3: One of Your Favorite Songs – The Gift by Glen Hansard – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23o

Day 6: A song that Inspires: Marching On by One Republic – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1Vc

Day 7: A song that helped you through a painful time in your life – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27j

Day 9: A Song That Makes You Emotional or Sad: The Scientist by Coldplay – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-24x

Day 10: A Song with Exceptional Lyrics: Better by Toby Lightman – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-21A

Day 11: Your Favorite Duet – Lucky by Colbie Calliat and Jason Mraz – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-25n

Day 12: A Mind-Tripping Song – The Great Beyond by R.E.M. – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23C

Day 13: A Song You Listen to When Feeling Rebellious – Ready, Steady, Go by Oakenfoldhttp://wp.me/p1RGKQ-22y

Day 14: A Song That Cheers You Up: Ms. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1ZE

Day 15: A Song That Calms You Down: How Can I Keep From Singing by Enya – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27M

Day 19: A Song You Like That is Outside Your Choice Genre: The World by Brad Paisley – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-26t

Day 25: A Song From a Movie Soundtrack: Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1WN

Day 28: A Current and Popular Song You Like – Brave by Sara Bareilles – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27X

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A Currently Popular Song

I’ve decided to do a music challenge I discovered at MindLovesMisery blog. It’s a 30 day music challenge. I’m not planning to do it in 30 days or in order. I find it’s easier and more fun to just post as I hear a song that fits any of the prompts and create a list under each post showing the prompts I’ve completed.

Here’s another song for the challenge. I just discovered this song this week.  Trying to find a current and popular song I like, I looked under the most popular songs on iTunes.  I thought this song was perfect for my anxiety issues.  And the official video is perfect, too.  The lyrics are below the video.  I hope you enjoy the song and video as much as I did. By the way, there may be an ad at the beginning of the video, but it’s a brief 10 to 20 seconds.

Day 28: A current and popular song you like–

Brave by Sara Bareilles

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“Brave”

You can be amazing
You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug
You can be the outcast
Or be the backlash of somebody’s lack of love
Or you can start speaking up
Nothing’s gonna hurt you the way that words do
When they settle ‘neath your skin
Kept on the inside and no sunlight
Sometimes a shadow wins
But I wonder what would happen if you

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

Everybody’s been there,
Everybody’s been stared down by the enemy
Fallen for the fear
And done some disappearing,
Bow down to the mighty
Don’t run, stop holding your tongue
Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me how big your brave is

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

And since your history of silence
Won’t do you any good,
Did you think it would?
Let your words be anything but empty
Why don’t you tell them the truth?

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
See you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you

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What I have so far:

Day 3: One of Your Favorite Songs – The Gift by Glen Hansard – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23o

Day 6: A song that Inspires: Marching On by One Republic – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1Vc

Day 7: A song that helped you through a painful time in your life – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27j

Day 9: A Song That Makes You Emotional or Sad: The Scientist by Coldplay – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-24x

Day 10: A Song with Exceptional Lyrics: Better by Toby Lightman – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-21A

Day 11: Your Favorite Duet – Lucky by Colbie Calliat and Jason Mraz – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-25n

Day 12: A Mind-Tripping Song – The Great Beyond by R.E.M. – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23C

Day 13: A Song You Listen to When Feeling Rebellious – Ready, Steady, Go by Oakenfold – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-22y

Day 14: A Song That Cheers You Up: Ms. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1ZE

Day 19: A Song You Like That is Outside Your Choice Genre: The World by Brad Paisley – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-26t

Day 25: A Song From a Movie Soundtrack: Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1WN

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Song Through the Pain

I’ve decided to do a music challenge I discovered at MindLovesMisery blog. It’s a 30 day music challenge. I’m not planning to do it in 30 days or in order. I find it’s easier and more fun to just post as I hear a song that fits any of the prompts and create a list under each post showing the prompts I’ve completed.

Here’s another song for the challenge.  I can’t really put a finger on what was happening to me when I found myself listening to this song over and over again, but I remember it was painful.  And this song was empowering.  I’ve actually listened to this song at different times in my life where I have been in severe emotional or physical pain.  The video has the lyrics, and the lyrics are also under the video.

Day 7: A song that has helped you through a painful time in your life–

You Gotta Be by Des’ree

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“You Gotta Be”

Listen as your day unfolds
Challenge what the future holds
Try and keep your head up to the sky
Lovers they may cause your tears
Go ahead release your fears
Stand up and be counted don’t be ‘shamed to cry

You gotta be, you gotta be bad
You gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm, you gotta stay together
All I know, all I know love will save the day

Herald what your mother said
Read the books your father read
Try to solve the puzzles in your own sweet time
Some may have more cash than you
Others take a different view
My, oh, my
he-eh-y

You gotta be bad
You gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm, you gotta stay together
All I know, all I know love will save the day

Time asks no questions it goes on without you
Leaving you behind if you can’t stand the pace
The world keeps on spinning can’t stop it if you tried to
The best part is danger staring you in the face

Remember, listen as your day unfolds
Challenge what the future holds
Try to keep your head up to the sky
Lovers they may cause your tears
Go ahead release your fears
My, oh, my
He-ey-y

You gotta be bad
You gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm, you gotta stay together
All I know, all I know love will save the day

You gotta be bad
You gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm, you gotta stay together
All I know, all I know love will save the day

Got to be bold, Got to be bad
Got to be wise, no never sad
Got to be hard, not too too hard
All I know is love will save the day

You gotta be bad
You gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm, you gotta stay together
Oooh, yeah yeah yeah

(Continue until fade)

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What I have so far:

Day 3: One of Your Favorite Songs – The Gift by Glen Hansard – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23o

Day 6: A song that Inspires: Marching On by One Republic – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1Vc

Day 7: A song that helped you through a painful time in your life – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-27j

Day 9: A Song That Makes You Emotional or Sad: The Scientist by Coldplay – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-24x

Day 10: A Song with Exceptional Lyrics: Better by Toby Lightman – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-21A

Day 11: Your Favorite Duet – Lucky by Colbie Calliat and Jason Mraz – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-25n

Day 12: A Mind-Tripping Song – The Great Beyond by R.E.M. – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23C

Day 13: A Song You Listen to When Feeling Rebellious – Ready, Steady, Go by Oakenfoldhttp://wp.me/p1RGKQ-22y

Day 14: A Song That Cheers You Up: Ms. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1ZE

Day 19: A Song You Like That is Outside Your Choice Genre: The World by Brad Paisley – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-26t

Day 25: A Song From a Movie Soundtrack: Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1WN

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