Songs of My Life: March 2017

I’m not sure what the rhyme or reason was behind the music of March. Listening I would feel the theme would be “X” and then a song and half later, I’d find myself saying, “no it’s Y”. So I am just going with here are 15 songs that represent me at various points of March or represent something I needed to hear or feel in March. You can watch or listen to the videos below or HERE.

“Los” by Rammstein
This song is one of my favorite Rammstein songs. As a fan of this band a lot of people often ask but do you understand what they’re saying? No. The little bit of German I know (about 10 words) don’t help while singing along to their music. I don’t have to know what they’re singing about. I like the guttural way Til’s voice growls through each song and the rhythm section of this band is beyond sick. I think Oliver & Christoph don’t get enough notice or credit, but any way. There’s just something about this song that always resonated with me. When translating the lyrics it says: “We were nameless. We have a name. We were wordless. The words came. Still we are a little songless. Yet we’re not toneless. You do hear it. We aren’t flawless. Just a bit anchorless. You will become soundless…” but it sounds sooooo much better in German than it reads in English.

“When that Fever takes a Hold On You” by The Wind + The Wave
Was fortunate to see this band live in Detroit when they opened for Stereophonics and this song solidified my like for them. It popped into my world this month and these lyrics: “You know baby, I’m down for anything. You don’t have to ask me twice. You know when that fever takes a hold on you. Everything, it just feels right…” Sometimes it just feels right

“When You Give Up” by Alex Dezen
Someone I follow on Twitter tweeted about this song (I can’t be bothered to scroll through my feed to find the exact person but mad props to the Tweeter). I really dug the song & these these lyrics: “Follow your heart until you fall apart…What you gonna keep when you had enough? What you gonna be when you give up?”

“Crazy for You” by Madonna
This song just kept playing on the radio one week (or weeks) and I was listening one day, I had that, “yep, this is me” moments with these lyrics: I’m crazy for you. Touch me once and you’ll know it’s true. I never wanted anyone like this…”

“Lost in a Dream” by Eighteen Visions
There was something about this song that made me cry when it popped into my headphones. I don’t know the exact reason but I do love these lyrics: You can’t understand my nightmares. Bad dreams are all that I can keep. You can’t understand my nightmares. Don’t you close your eyes to see. Blindness is overwhelming…”

“Sirens” by Pearl Jam
I’ve never really paid attention to the lyrics until iTunes on shuffle gifted me this song this month. These lyrics got me: “…take your hand and feel your breath for fear this someday will be over…If I think too much I can get overwhelmed by the grace by which we live our lives with death over our shoulders…I always loved you, held you high above, true. I study your face, and the fear goes away…

“Am I Reaching You Now” by Train
Listening back to this month’s list, I can’t remember why I dragged this song over into the playlist but I remember hearing it and going yes, this is going in this month’s list. As I write this, I still don’t remember 😦

“Lose You Tonight” by H.I.M.
I’ve always dug this song and this month it resonated with me more than every. Maybe it’s these lyrics: And I’ve been crying for you. Dying for you all this time. I was waiting for you…And I ain’t gonna lose you tonight…”

“Headphones” by Michael Franti & Spearhead
This song made me think of Nick. I’ve always been honest with him about how I feel and these lyrics would be something I would say to him: “Plug your headphones straight into my heart ‘cause I want you to know what I’m talking about. I’ve been your solo lover now for quite a while. You’ve been my heaven sent angel and you make me smile…”

“Could You Be Love” by Bob Marley
You can never go wrong with a little Bob Marley in your life and I love these lyrics: “We’ve got a mind of our own so go to hell if what you’re thinking is not right. Love would never leave us alone…”

“Just Being with You” by Hard-Ons
Have to thank Nick for bringing this band and song into my life. They opened up for The Damned and were really good and fun. This song is a perfect display of that.

“Falling Down” by Luna Halo
I miss the music of Luna Halo, having said that, I’m glad I still have this album to listen to. iTunes on shuffle gave me this song and these lyrics hit me: And I keep falling down ’cause I can’t give up ’til my heart hits the ground, I’ll be falling down…”

“Loud (Fuck It)” by Motionless in White
MIW does a pretty decent cover of Rammstein (who’s release Rammstein-Paris makes realize I still am a sucker for a hot rocker with guy-liner, Richard Kruspe, hawt) and the guitarist in this band (I don’t care enough to Google his name, but am sure my niece, Riley, knows) who’s probably all of 20 something also made me go, yep, still a sucker for a cutie guy-liner wearing rocker dude. I have to thank Riley for bringing this band into my world. She’s a fan and I’ve taken her to see them live. They are actually a pretty good band live and I’ve grown into a fan of theirs. My only complaint about this song is that sometimes I end up singing “You Gotta Be” by Des’ree and that song is an ear worm you do not want stuck in your head!

“This is Not a Love Song” by Public Image Ltd (PiL)
Have to thank Nick for this one too. He shared which Pil album he dug and while listening, I clicked on over to this song (which also led me to the track after this). I chose to put the live version on the video list to watch/listen because I dug it more than the recorded version (and there is nothing wrong with recorded version, but the live version just captures the spirit of Mr. Johnny Rotten/John Lydon. (I think anyway).

“Pretty Vacant” by Sex Pistols
Closing out the month with a Sex Pistols gem & these lyrics: “…Oh don’t pretend ’cause I don’t care. I don’t believe illusions ’cause too much is real. So stop your cheap comment. Cause we know what we feel…”

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