I had been contemplating on doing a weekly post on Songs that are very much part of my life but I just cannot seem to commit to it due to time constraint.
Music is an integral part of life. I am yet to meet a person who doesn’t listen to music. Listening to my chosen songs depending on my mood and what’s going on in my life makes me feel better. There are times when I have to push back tears when listening to a song, or some songs, but I mostly feel joy in my heart when singing along.
Since its release in 2000/2001, Superman (It’s Not Easy), by Five For Fighting, has been my life’s theme song, which is maybe not the best song for anyone to have as a theme song. If I were to follow the teachings of The Secret, I should probably change my song. This could be why I seem to struggle in life more than breeze through it.
When Jessie J’s Masterpiece came out, I thought it would replace Superman but although I listened to it almost every day last year, Superman is still my song. It could be because Masterpiece is more difficult to sing and the words are not as easy as Superman. 😀
While the lyrics of Masterpiece resonate with me, Superman is more me, I feel, except of course I’m a woman. I might seem vain comparing myself to a superhero but the song is more than that. Also, I actually ask quite often if the people in my life think I’m a Superwoman.
Here are the lyrics:
I can't stand to fly I'm not that naive I'm just out to find The better part of me I'm more than a bird I'm more than a plane More than some pretty face beside a train It's not easy to be me Wish that I could cry Fall upon my knees Find a way to lie About a home I'll never see It may sound absurd but don't be naive Even Heroes have the right to bleed I may be disturbed but won't you concede Even Heroes have the right to dream It's not easy to be me Up, up and away, away from me It's all right You can all sleep sound tonight I'm not crazy, or anything I can't stand to fly I'm not that naive Men weren't meant to ride With clouds between their knees I'm only a man in a silly red sheet Digging for kryptonite on this one way street Only a man in a funny red sheet Looking for special things inside of me It's not easy to be me.
There are a few songs I listen to on a regular basis (listed below). The most played songs on my playlist are the following:
- Advertising Space, by Robbie Williams
- Hallelujah, Rufus Wainwright version
- Jar of Hearts, by Christina Perri
- Lift Up Your Hands, by Basil Valdez (Christian song, but mainstream, by a Filipino artist)
- Superman, by Five for Fighting
- Take Me Out of the Dark, by Gary Valenciano (Christian song, but mainstream, by a Filipino artist)
I also have happy or more upbeat music I listen to, including Bon Jovi, Jessie J, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Guns ‘n Roses, David Guetta and The Barden Bellas 🙂
In response to Daily Post’s Weekly Discover Challenge – SONG