< Upheaval: Songs of me

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Songs of me

Some songs just resonate with me. Certain ones fit my personality, and my quirks and moods. I have been piddling (that is code for "purchasing music") on iTunes this evening, and I have come up with some songs that are all about ME! Don't you wanna know?

1. Unwell/Matchbox 20 - Oh, come on! You aren't surprised are you? Because this is me. Hang out with me for a while, and all is good. Hang out with me too long and you begin to question my sanity. But I'm not crazy. Just a little impaired.

2. Always be my baby/Sarah Evans - If I hear this on the way to school in the mornings, you can bet that when I park my car, I will stumble blindly into the parking lot, snotting all over my pretty school clothes and wailing about Dillon. Cause he is my Little Man, and he makes my heart smile. (See Song #1 for reassurance.)

3. Brickhouse/Commodores - Every woman feels like this is her theme song occasionally, right? Like when, by some freak accident, you fit into your skinny jeans, and your hair is done, and you have makeup on ALL AT THE SAME TIME. And you know you look good, right? Hum this song. It doesn't happen often, and it is good to be a brickhouse. That is way better than vinyl siding.

4. Miss Halfway/Anya Marina - Want a commitment? Um, how about a "sort-of commitment?" I'm your girl! I am only halfway done with this list and I am ready to quit.

5. If you want me to/Ginny Owens - This song is so inspiring. Written by a woman who lacks sight, but not insight, her music is such an honest testament to growing in faith.

6. Sugar, we're going down/Fall Out Boy - I have no idea what this song is about, so don't ruin it for me. I imagine myself running miles listening to this song. But I am sure it sounds just as good when I am sitting on the couch.

7. Ridin'/Chamillionaire and Krayzie Bone - This is Dillon's favorite song. He runs away when we try to change his diaper, and he knows we are always tryin' to bust him ridin' dirty.

8. Mr. Wendal/Arrested Development - Come on, guys! He is homeless! And he has so many lessons to teach us! $2 is just a snack for me, but it means a big deal to him! Really, I remember owning this cassette tape, so I love to hear it.

9. Cowboy, Take Me Away/Dixie Chicks - This is for that part of me that is still a little romantic. I married the runner-up for Least Romantic Man Ever, so I dare not indulge in too much fantasy. So I will limit it to this one song, crooned by some Sista's with Voices.

10. Someone special/Higglytown Kids - I hum this song under my breath when it is not even on television. I sing it just to see Dillon bend his knees and "drop it like it's hot," as only a toddler can. I make up new verses for way funnier professions than "Mechanic" and "Dog Trainer." Yeah, this little ditty definitely makes the list.

12. Amanda/Don Williams - My daddy used to play this record album for me - he in his recliner, me in my little wooden rocker. It made me feel like the most special girl in the world.

13. This mystery/Nichole Nordeman - Man, I just love everything she sings. I can't even pick one song. She has a beautiful voice, plays the piano like nobody's business, and she writes her own stuff! I could spend a LOT of money just on her music.

14. Mo' Money, Mo' Problems/Notorious B.I.G. - I just really like to sing the Diana Ross part, and you can't tell me that this song doesn't make you want to dance. (If it doesn't then maybe something is wrong with you. In my opinion.)

Is that enough? A baker's dozen plus one? I am sure I will think of about a million more songs for My Album, probably when I am trying to fall asleep tonight. What are your songs? You might think of some I forgot about!


Blogger Kandace Groenewegen said...

I have #9 & #5 love them. Ginny Owens is awesome and that song still sends chills down my spine......

11:42 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

"Cowboy, take me away" - yup, I love it too!
"Mr.Wendal"?? Man, it has been a LONG time since I heard that one. Seems to me that this was released around the time that Vanilla Ice came on the scene? Ice, ice baby...[VANILLA]... Ice, ice baby...
C'mon sing it with me!

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I can't play this game. I never know songs till I hear them, much less their title or who sang it!

9:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like most of these songs!!!

I saw Sarah Evans perform that on GMA yesterday morning and I sat in the middle of the living room and bawled my eyes out... and that was AFTER I'd put my make up on for work. :-D

11:29 PM  

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