I always say how music is the key to my heart and it’s so true. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love things like chocolate and cuddles as much as the next chick, but music is the only constant thing I can remember. I have always loved music, and not just pop and rap which would probably be my favourite genres but I will listen to everything except classical and opera, I would usually include heavy metal but there are a few exceptions to that. But recently, music has saved me in some of my darkest nights, so I thought I’d share my current go to songs during anxiety and depression attacks.
The Light – Disturbed (Immortalized)
Okay, this is the first song on my playlist because ever since I was asked to listen to it, it has changed so much. Firstly, even just the beat is enough to put a smile on my face. I hear the beat and I cant help but cheer up. When you look at the lyrics, especially the chorus, you can see why it’s the first song on my playlist. I was having an extremely bad day and one of my friends told me about this song, he told me to listen to the lyrics and pay attention to them. He hoped that it would help me see that things aren’t as bad as they seem. “When you think all is forsaken, listen to me now. (All’s not forsaken,) You need never feel broken again. Sometimes darkness, can show you the light.” Somehow, he knew what I needed to hear and because of it, whenever I feel like its consuming me, I play this song and I actually begin to have hope. Another key line that I absolutely love is “Don’t let hope become a memory” and I think everyone needs to hear that during our tough times. Hope is something we shouldn’t lose because there was a reason it was the only thing left in Pandora’s box when all the evil escaped. That hope is the reason I fight for a better future every day.
Stand By Your Gun – George Ezra (Wanted On Voyage)
I absolutely love this song! It was the first album I brought at Uni and I actually ended up buying two copies. The first for myself and the second for my baby sister’s first birthday. However, this song to me, is an upbeat song about making mistakes which is okay as long as you stand by them and learn from them. Everyone makes mistakes and we shouldn’t punish ourselves or try to change our way of thinking just to please others. We all made choices based on how we felt at the time, and it doesn’t matter as long as we remember why and don’t let us go back on ourselves. That’s not growing from our mistakes. “Waste your time, on lessons learned. How long will you go, will you go, will you go? And,” a message that everyone needs to hear.
Dear God – Avenged Sevenfold
This is probably one of their softest songs. It’s a beautiful love song and I love the country feel to it. It talks about how he wished he didn’t miss them as he’s alone and they’re the only one they want around them. Every time I hear this song, I think of someone who means a great deal to me. I mean there are times I miss him a great deal, and yet, playing this song somehow makes me feel closer to him. I am however thankful for all the memories we do have, and I wouldn’t change them.
Nowhere Fast (Feat. Kehlani) – Eminem (Revival)
Back in my teenage years, me and my then best friend made a pact, that the next time Eminem came to the UK we would go and see him. It was one of the greatest nights of my life. We managed to get into the inner circle and actually got pretty close considering how packed Wembley Stadium actually was. That night is referenced in this song, and it takes me back to the emotions I felt that night and I forget all about what’s going on in my head. I have now been lucky enough to see him twice.
I Don’t Want To Be – Gavin Degraw (One Tree Hill)
Okay, so if you have never seen One Tree Hill, this the song from the opening credits and I love the show but I love this song so much more. The song is basically telling you that you “don’t have to be anyone other than the birth of two souls in one”. You are who you are and you don’t have to be anything more than that. As long as you remember where you’ve come from, where you’re going doesn’t matter.
Jericho – Hilary Duff (Hilary Duff)
This song is so upbeat that I always make sure I listen to it when I’m out and about because I forget all about the outside world. I don’t know, I just want to jump around and act like a child. And who doesn’t want to feel like a child every now and then? Life is so carefree. “The walls will tumble, the walls will tumble, but I’m not gonna cry. My heart wont crumble, my heart wont crumble, if we ever say goodbye.” It doesn’t matter who comes and goes because I will not it defeat me. I am stronger than what I may believe sometimes.
Know Who You Are – Auli’l Cravalho, Vai Mahina, Olivia Foa’i, Opetaia Foa’i and Matthew Ineleo (Moana Soundtrack)
Have any of you watched Moana? The whole soundtrack is amazing! And Luna is obsessed with soundtracks, so of course, it’s on my phone. Now this song is only like a minute and a half long but OH MY GOODNESS, I love it! It’s the song in the background when Moana returns the heart of Te Fiti, and well, if you haven’t watched it yet, (spoilers :)) you need too! It is on there purely to remind me not to let others define me by who they are and what they do, that I will always know who I am and I should follow that voice.
So there you go. I let you in on a few of the songs that take my mind away from all the craziness. I love these songs, and although I have loads more on the playlist, they are generally the most played. I could have gone into to explain so many more of my favourite songs, but then I would be here all day. What songs are your go to songs to calm you down? To take your mind away from the bad? Let me know on the usual places and I hope you’ve had a great day/evening. Ferrari.❤️