Saturday, May 28, 2011

Soundtrack of My Life

“Music is what feelings sound like.”

“Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.”
-Angela Monet

“Music speaks what words cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul.”

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent.”
-Victor Hugo

“When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have.”
-Edgar Watson Howe

“Music is love in search of a word.”
-Sidonie Gabrielle

“Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes  you feel a thought.”
-E. Y. Harburg

“Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you, music itself is not going to let you down.”
-Virgil Thomson

“Music is the art of thinking with sounds.”
-Jules Combarieu

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and everything.”

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”

“Music is the universal language of mankind.”
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.”
-Oscar Wilde

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
-Berthold Auerbach

“When words fail, music speaks.”
-Hans Christian Andersen

“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.”
-Kahlil Gibran

“Ah musica magic far beyond anything here.”
-J.K. Rowling

“Magical music never leaves the memory.”
-Sir Thomas Beecham

“Music is the medicine of the mind.”
-John Logan

“Music can name the unknowable and communicate the unknown.”
-Leonard Bernstein

“If music be the food of love, play on.”
-William Shakespeare

“Dear music, thank you for making me feel happy when no one else could, sincerely loneliness.”

“Great music lives in us. The instant a song plays that you heard many years ago, flashback starts, and for that moment you are there again.”
-Shelly Khalish

“We are children of the noisy age, with access to so much music from across time and space. We soak up the soundswhat comes out can be unpredictable, but it will be uniquely ours.”
-Kalmia Traver

“Music is life, that’s why our hearts have beats.”

     Music makes the world go round or something close to that. Music makes life bearable and sweeter. I wish I had a soundtrack to my life playing always. Music has gotten me through the hardest times in life: breakups, trials, stress, sadness, frustration, and brought light to dark times. Music makes the good times better. We all may have different tastes in music but it all comes down to one thing we all have in common: music has touched our lives in one way or another. It’s a universal love. It brings us together. If I could have any talent I would choose to be a wonderful singer. I wish I could sing and be in musicals and not be confined to singing in the shower or with my friends in the car in the summertime with the windows rolled down.
     Music makes you dance. “Dancing makes you brave,” in the words of Cristina Yang from Grey’s Anatomy. I believe time and music helps healing and getting over tough times. Concerts make you feel alive, watching musicians and your favorite bands playing your favorite songs and dancing in a crowd of other fans is one of the experiences. Music gives me inspiration and improves my creativity. Music evokes feelings hidden deep inside ones we thought we forgot and ones we might not know we had. It’s a form of time travel. I consider music to be a blessing. I love music! When everything around you can be falling apart, music is a constant that can hold you together.
     I could go on and on and on about music. I decided to write about it in this post because I’m always listening to it and it just hit me that since it’s such a vital need in my life I wanted to express that. I am going to post a list of some of my favorite songs ever and currently. Many of them are probably familiar and overplayed and cliché. I don’t listen to music because it’s “popular” or “not popular” or “unique”. I listen to watch sounds good and what reaches out and pulls me in wanting to put it on repeat. I recommend and love the songs I will share below. I hope you will find them and listen to them. I could always use new music so I’d love to hear your suggestions in my comments about music you’d recommend!

Charley’s List of Favorite Songs (Some of Them)
*”Save Your Heart” Mayday Parade
*”Give” Relient K
*”Crossfire” Brandon Flowers
*”Chariot” Gavin Degraw
*”Firework” Boyce Avenue
*”Every Breath” Boyce Avenue
*”Running” David Archuleta
*”My Kind of Perfect” David Archuleta
*”Moon” The Swell Season
*”Somewhere a Clock is Ticking” Snow Patrol
*Set The Fire to the Third Bar” Snow Patrol
*”Chasing Cars” Snow Patrol
*”Today Has Been Okay” Emiliana Torrini
*”Ride” Cary Brothers
*”The Fear You Won’t Fall” Joshua Radin
*”Ordinary Girl” Waz
*”Universe and U” KT Tunstall
*”Speaking a Dead Language” Joy Williams
*”Off I Go” Greg Laswell
*”A Dustland Fairytale” The Killers
*”Arms” Christina Perri
*”Where The Road Meets The Sun” Katie Herzig & Matthew Perryman Jones
*”Careful” Paramore
*”Broken” Paramore
*”Breathe” Anna Nalick
*”In the Rough” Anna Nalick
*”Keep Breathing” Ingrid Michaelson
*”Rose” James Horner
*”The Portrait” James Horner
*”In My Veins” Andrew Belle
*”Meteor Shower” Owl City
*”If I Die Young” The Band Perry
*”Sweet Disposition” The Temper Trap
*”Fix You Up” Tegan & Sara
*”Sparks Fly” Taylor Swift
*”Mannequin” Katy Perry
*”E.T.” Katy Perry
*”Don’t Make Me Wait” This World Fair
*”only You” Josh Kelley
*”Amazing” Josh Kelley
*”Love Song For No One” John Mayer
*”Check Yes Juliet” We The Kings
*”Goodnight Moon” Go Radio
*”When I Look At You” Miley Cyrus
*”Don’t Forget” Demi Lovato
*”Catch Me” Demi Lovato
*”Alive with the Glory of Love” Say Anything
*”Nowhere Warm” Kate Havnevik
*”Grace” Kate Havnevik
*”The Story” Brandi Carlile
*”Always You” Amber Pacific
*”Jumper” Third Eye Blind
*”Fighting” Yellowcard
*”Middle of Nowhere” Hot Hot Heat
*”Son is Gonna Rise” Citizen Cope
*”linger” The Cranberries
*”Fallen” Sarah McLachlan
*”Mother We Just Can’t Get Enough” New Radicals
*”When The Stars Go Blue” Ryan Adams
*”Goodnight Rose”Ryan Adams
*”Best Days” Graham Colton
*”Life is Beautiful” Vega 4
*”Icarus” White Hinterland
*”Where I Stood” Missy Higgins
*”Your Guardian Angel” The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
*”Waiting” The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
*”Cat and Mouse” The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
*”Edge of the Ocean” Ivy
*”Street Lights” Kanye West
*”Fools Like Me” Lisa Loeb
*”Unchained Melody” Maurice Jarre
*”Lonely People” Augustana
*”Anything But Ordinary” Avril Lavigne
*”Nobody’s Fool” Avril Lavigne
*”Bella’s Lullaby” Carter Burwell
*”Age Six Racer” Dashboard Confessional
*”Crazy for this Girl” Evan & Jared
*”Sending Postcards from A Plane Crash (Wish yOU were Here) Fall Out Boy
*”She Doesn’t Get It” The Format
*”She Is” The Fray
*”All At Once” The Fray
*”Vienna” The Fray
*”Let Go” Frou Frou
*”Little House” Amanda Seyfried
*”Falling or Flying” Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
*”Runnin’” Jesse McCartney (He was the Justin Bieber of my youth & I still love him haha I met him with my best friend, I’ll never get over that)
*”She’s No You” Jesse McCartney
*”Why Is Love So Hard To Find?” Jesse McCartney
*”Just So You Know” Jesse McCartney
*”Right Back In The Water” Jesse McCartney
*”Worth The Wait” Jordin Sparks
*”Don’t Mistake Me” Keisha White
*”Oh NaïveThe Kooks
*”Let It Rain” Kris Allen
*”Send Me All Your Angels” Kris Allen
*”Breathe In Breathe Out” Mat Kearney
*”Reasons to Love You” Meiko
*”Portion for Foxes” Rilo Kiley
*”Given The Chance” The Starting Line
*”Almost There Going Nowhere” The Starting Line
*”The Best of Me” The Starting Line
*”Cheek to Cheek” The Starting Line
*”Hello Houston” The Starting Line
*”Left Coast Envy” The Starting Line
*”Into The Fire” Thirteen Senses
*”You’ll Ask For Me” Tyler Hilton
*”The World Spins Madly” The Weepies


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  2. No problem at all :) I get quotes from ALL over the place and have written in previous posts that unless I say specifically that I wrote something, the quotes are not by me. I ask that lovelies (my readers) be sure to inform me if something such as a source is found, and I will gladly give credit where it is deserved! It's an amazing quote.

  3. Thank you love <3 and it's alright, I do the same thing! No harm done. Take care!