A short playlist for your Monday Morning. Click play on the Grooveshark Widget (and totally read my awesome descriptions of each song).
This is a very personal playlist, as I don’t always discuss personal issues. The following twelve songs mesh together to form the core of my perspective personal of love. Love in terms of significant other love, the other half love, or most commonly referred to as “true love.” Love is a seriously deep emotion.
First off we’ll start with my one true love Jim Morrison… I mean The Doors and their song “Blue Sunday.” This song and “Crystal Ship” are the top two ‘love’ songs in my book because the instrumental chords guide you through the back door of sensory emotions. This song is a sample of perfect ownership: “My girl is mine, she is the world, she is my girl.” That’s love, isn’t it?
Next song is “Pretty Song from Psych-Out,” by Strawberry Alarm Clock. This song also drives you along the narrow escape of sensory wavelengths. You can catch it in the movie Psych-Out, a movie about a runaway girl who is looking for her brother in San Francisco during the counter culture peak. The best line of this song has nothing to do with ‘love,’ though. The best line is: “I am lost in a poet’s dream where skies are burgundy. Just to wave my hands and say the words they will be blue.” Sounds like eternal awesome power to change your life around you!
Now, this next song is a suggestion by a person I respect. “Danny’s Song,” by Kenny Loggins is not exactly my cup of tea… it’s too mushy. But, it has this really clever guitar riff in it. Well, it has cool lyrics too: “Love the girl who holds the world in a paper cup, drink it up, love her and she’ll bring you luck.” That’s just epic lyric writing. How fragile do you think a paper cup will be if you hold the darned whole world in it? Really, the person holding this cup is going to bring you luck! Intense.
I’ve never really been a fan of Elvis Presley and yes I only found this song because of this post… but, “Suspicious Minds,” is the perfect song for this playlist. OK so maybe Elvis sings well that’s always a plus. However, the first lines of this song are: “we’re caught in a trap. I can’t walk out, because I love you too much baby.” That just sobers me up from a lovesick drink. Then Elvis sings: “we can’t go on together with suspicious minds and we can’t build our dreams on suspicious minds.” The songwriters had it right back in 1969. Best song advice ever!
“Wicked Game,” by Chris Isaak has been on the list of favorite songs since forever. Well, since I first heard the song in 7th grade. I’m not sure if it was the music or the singing but this song clicked. It clicked onto me like a lattice clicks in a crystal. It’s a great song about not wanting to fall in love when external forces push you to love. It’s brilliant!
“Truly, Madly, Deeply,” by Savage Garden goes on the list of favorite songs since forever, too. Not too sure why. Like most songs I like this song connects to something about love, possibly my first crush. (Sadly I remember my first crush.) If anything, this song inspired me to write. The chorus section: “I want to stand with you on a mountain. I want to bathe with you in the sea.” Definitely struck a note in me and brought me to my muse.
Muse isn’t my real muse, but it’s inspirational. The song “Endlessly,” is one of the less soul crashing songs from their entire discography. The line “Hopelessly, I’ll love you endlessly.” is just brilliant. It’s also reminiscent of the way I ‘love.’ It’s a total arrest of my willpower and I hopelessly surrender to my captor. It’s really embarrassing that I’m that type of lover. The kind that “hopelessly,” gives to the other.
“Torn,” by Natalie Imbruglia is a very tricky love type song. Disappointment in love and your loved one comes from the preconceived expectations that we bring into relationships. The line: “Well you couldn’t be that man I adored,” is a perfect example of those expectations. High expectations of someone who can’t be what you *want* leads to “I’m all out of faith. This is how I feel, I’m cold and I am ashamed lying naked on the floor.” Basically, it leads to not good things.
Anyways, I have a weakness for 80s rock. “You’re All I Need,” by Motley Crue is not your typical love song. It’s really gory, terribly awesome, and has an amazing guitar riff. The story goes that Nikki Sixx wrote this song to his ex-girlfriend. Which, is really funny because this song is about killing your ex-girlfriend. It’s a perfect twisted song about love gone wrong.
Continuing with my weakness for 80s rock is “So Fine,” by Guns N Roses. This song is so slick that even a frozen road can’t compare. On their own, the lyrics tell a tale of a man who can’t believe he has *the girl* of his dreams. There’s a little turn in the song as Axl sings: “Well I’d look right up at night, and all I see was darkness, now I see the stars alright. I wanna reach right up and grab one for you,” that’s when this song sings about me. Like in the “Endlessly,” song this song talks about a person who will grab the stars for you.
Next up is a classic, well all these songs are classic. But, “I Want You To Want Me,” by Cheap Trick is the epitome of pop love. The song is composed of five lines sung over and over with a catchy tune. Just enjoy it.
Last song, but not the last song in my ‘personal love song’ playlist, is “I Believe in a Thing Called Love,” by The Darkness. Really, I believe. Some people think that seeing is believing, however it can also mean believing is seeing so if believing in love leads to seeing love; hey this works! A lot of people are jaded in this world but being jaded doesn’t mean you can’t believe. Love is out there, it really is.
Well that’s it for this week’s Monday Morning Playlist.