Living Loudly

La Vie Dansante

Meaning: The Dancing Life
Well, according to Jimmy Buffett, it means the dancing life, and you know what, I’ll take it. I have a mix on my iPod called “La Vie Dansante” and it’s a list of songs that make me feel good and puts me in a good headspace.

I mean with lyrics like below, why wouldn’t I be in a good headspace.
That’s why I wander and follow La Vie Dansante
On the night wind that takes me just where I want
That’s all I want La Vie Dansante

But as I listened to the rest of the playlist, I realized it was bits and pieces of my soul caught in songlines.

“Narcolepsy” by Third Eye Blind came out in 1997 I remember connecting to the lyrics “How’d you like to be alone and drowing.”  I was in a relationship and parts of me felt like I was drowning in it, but today as I listened to it, I connected with “There’s a bone in my hand that connects to a drink, In a crowded room where the glasses clink. And I’ll buy you a beer.”  That is where I am now, hanging with friends who make me laugh. Knowing that if I was drowning, they’d at least yell for help.

“Rooftops” by Lostprophets…I always find myself connecting to their anthems and this song is perfect in expressing on how I want to live my life.
“Standing on the rooftops
Everybody scream your heart out
This is all we got now
All the love I’ve met
I have no regrets
If it all ends now, I’m set
Will we make a mark this time
Will we always say we tried
Never gonna regret
Watching every sunset”

I’m screaming my heart out and living the dancing life, and I couldn’t be happier. My soul has been captured in songlines and I will follow them and let them lead me into the Dreaming.

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