I love rediscovering music! It’s like reconnecting with an old friend. That warm, familiar feeling and you find yourself falling in love all over again! I have reunited with my old flame, The Red Hit Chili Peppers. Anthony Kiedis is 57-year-old now, but he still looks and sounds just as good as ever!
Anyway, there is one song in particular that I have added to my “If you want to get to know me, listen to these songs” list. I’ll get to that in a minute.
In addition to rediscovering music, I have also been discovering new music, it’s been a great week for music for me!
I wanted to share the songs that I’ve been dancing to this week, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
This is the song I was referring to earlier. First of all that guitar, it’s a little dirty, a little funky, me in a nutshell. The piano is soft and sweet, also like me. I’m very caring, but I have some sharp edges. The lyrics hit home too. I can’t tell you how many times people have told me I remind them of their sweet, old, grandma. Um…. is that supposed to be a compliment?
I get what they’re saying, they look at my face and they see me as this really nice girl who obeys the rules and was probably a “goody-two-shoes.” HA! I believe in structure and there are rules for reasons, I respect our law enforcement and we need them to serve and protect us, however; I cannot lie and tell you I conform to something if I don’t understand it. I have been and always will be a bit of a rebel in that way, this surprises some people. I curse when I’m angry, this also tends to shock people. I have spoken about how I shocked my best friend the first time she saw me dance. She always thought I was so angelic, well I’m 80% angelic, but that 20% of me, oh boy! It might actually be 70/30 now that I think about it.
I feel like every single line in this song gets me, but especially the chorus. “Dark necessities are part of my design” and I’m tired of apologizing for them or being ashamed or scared of them because they are very much a part of me, and I should embrace them, especially knowing that there will always be more light in me than darkness.
In other words, if you piss me off (and if you do, you probably deserve whatever is coming to you, because I am pretty easy to get along with,) I can be your worst enemy, but if I love you, I’ll bake you cookies and stuff! Haha. Okay, maybe I really am the sweet old, grandma.
I discovered this song just this week, I couldn’t help myself from swaying to it. The combination of the piano, drums, and his raspy voice. *Swoon* Add those lyrics, my gosh! Someone is going to have to come and mop me up. I have become a puddle on the floor.
They had me at “I want to see you slide across my kitchen floor.” John Mayer makes this song though, his voice is magical, but it’s his guitar! Good LAWD! That guitar, mmmm, gets me every time!
A blues guitar and Johnny Depp’s voice? Yes, please!!
There are some songs that I move to instinctively, I can’t explain it. Even though I’ve never heard it before, my body moves to it as if it knows it, this is one of them.
Another forgotten favorite, but “Baby, love me lights out,” gets me every. single. time.
Not a forgotten favorite, but one that I hadn’t played in a while, and I love dancing around to it. It’s fun!
I don’t know what it is exactly about that guitar that makes me weak, but that and his soulful voice find their way in rotation throughout many of my playlists.
I had heard of the Struts before and I’ve heard a few of their songs, but never really got into them. My friend, Christen, saw them live and fell in love and now she has me hooked too. Plus this song is very motivational!
I discovered this man on an episode of Austin City Limits and I fell in love with him then, but I really only fell for one song, and that song was Devil In Me, which I still dearly love. But now I’m hooked on so many of his songs, actually all of his songs. Just look him up, everything this man does is gold!
I hope you enjoy these songs, and I would be absolutely delighted if you would share your favorites with me!!
Love & life lessons,