July...whew...this month kicked my ass...it kicked my ass physically, mentally, & spiritually. I am glad to see you come to an end.
“Sell My Soul” by Our Lady Peace
Hearing that song at the beginning of the month, I just realized lyrically what a great song it was. Hearing it now at the end of the month, it sometimes feel like I have sold my soul.
“Am I Still On” by 1969
Again, a song that meant something different from the 1st of July than at the end of July. This month seemed like just rolling through the motions without being on.
“Wildflowers” by Jimmy Buffett (Tom Petty cover)
Because I do as the song says, “You belong among the wildflowers. You belong in a boat out at sea. Sail away, kill off the hours. You belong somewhere you feel free.”
“According to You” by Orianthi
I heard this song in my car & I just thought it was a fun pop song.
“Lovely Day” by Donavon Frankenreiter
I just like Donavon. He puts me in that relaxed, island state of mind, like Jimmy Buffett does. This song was one of those that reminded me of the mantra “today is going to be the best day of my life.”
“Latitude” by Evan Watson
Discovered this singer from my friend Krissie. Again, it’s just a reminder that sometimes, no matter how bad the day is, a little change in latitude can change your attitude.
“Next Life” by Crash Karma
1st of 4 songs from this band that made the July playlist. Vocally, I love this band. I just dig Edwin’s voice and have been a fan of his since I Mother Earth. This song is that dream we all have...in my next life, I wish for this, I want that, etc.
“Live a Little” by Crash Karma
2nd of 4 songs. Check them out @ Crash Karma - this lyric says it all “Life doesn’t always go to plan. I’m doing the best I can. So live a little.”
“Energy” by Crash Karma
3rd of 4 songs. When I first listened to this song lyrically, I thought of my oldest niece. This is a song I would print the lyrics out to and give her as a reminder that her life is in the palm of her hands. Just “let the light within you shine.” It also became a song I played when I felt the light within me fading.
“Fight” by Crash Karma
Last of the 4 songs by this band. Again, lyrically, song reached me to fight for something that I wanted, something that made me feel.
“Boston” by Augustana
I’ve seen this band play several times and I just adore them. This song just reminds me that I often hide myself behind a facade and that if I keep people away from the real me, that I am exactly as the lyrics say “you don’t know me and you don’t even care.” This song reminds me to let people in.
“Dust” by Augustana
I just love this song. And the lyric “I believe in the lord, but he don’t show up anymore” is something I feel. I’ve lost faith not in people but a higher being, God, Buddha, whatever since my mom past away. I’ve always had faith in something bigger than what we are, and I hope to find that again someday.
“Where the Boat Leaves From” by Zac Brown Band
I first heard this song on Jimmy Buffett’s Concert for the Gulf Coast. Jimmy is the one drug that makes my soul feel free. This song made me ache for the ocean and made me like this band. “So get away to where the boat leaves from. It takes away all of your big problems. You got worries you can drop them in the blue ocean, but you gotta get away to where the boat leaves from.”
“Bad Romance” by 30 Seconds to Mars (Lady Gaga cover)
There’s probably a 100 covers of this song, and this version, gave me cold chills. It walk the fine line of stalker vs being in love. A little sexy, a little dangerous, a little dirty, a little too much of good thing and way too much of a bad thing.