WELL HELLO THERE!
what's been going on with me since I last posted?
well let me tell you about it!
a little less than a month ago, I turned seventeen.
and I started my junior year of high school.
and I still feel like a little kid most days, except with having worry about driving and sat prep and earning money and all that jazz.
but music has always been a big part of my life, and so today I thought I'd share seven songs that have helped soundtrack this past year. All are very near and dear to my heart, so if you'd give these a listen,
I WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!!!
I will link them all to youtube. ;)
also please enjoy these pictures I took at a super cool coffee shop. xD
WHAT DO I KNOW OF HOLY by addison road
this song always leaves me in awe of the majesty of our God.
there's so much of him. and we are so small.
but he chose us.
"WHAT DO I KNOW OF HOLY? WHAT DO I KNOW OF WOUNDS THAT WILL HEAL MY SHAME, AND A GOD WHO GAVE LIFE IT'S NAME. WHAT DO I KNOW OF HOLY? OF THE ONE WHOM THE ANGELS PRAISE? ALL CREATION KNOWS YOUR NAME. ON EARTH AND HEAVEN ABOVE, WHAT DO I KNOW OF THIS LOVE?"
PUDDLEGLUM'S ANTHEM by sarah sparks
can we all please appreciate this beautiful acoustic album with melancholy guitar and haunting vocals where every song is based off of the Chronicles of Narnia?
this entire album deserves more love, but this song in particular has meant a lot to me.
"BUT OH, YOU COMPLETE YOUR PLANS WITH OUR BROKEN HANDS, YOU HAVE SHOWN. I HAVE SEEN YOUR WORK, RAISING LIFE UP FROM THE DIRT, THIS I KNOW."
SEND ME ON MY WAY by rusted root
to me, this is the ultimate party song. just listening to it brings back memories of late night dance sessions and cruising down sunny roads next to the sea, windows down, and laughter thrown to the wind. it isn't the words that make this song special-it's the feeling, you get me?
"I WOULD LIKE TO REACH OUT MY HAND. I MAY SEE YOU, I MAY TELL YOU TO RUN. YOU KNOW WHAT THEY ABOUT THE YOUNG."
KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN by needtobreathe
sometimes it's so hard to see the big picture, and you feel tired and ready to quit.
this song has encouraged me so many times to keep going and take chances.
(also listen to all the needtobreathe music, this one is just my favorite.)
"IF YOU NEVER LEAVE HOME, NEVER LET GO, YOU'LL NEVER MAKE IT TO THE GREAT UNKNOWN TILL YOU KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN, MY LOVE. SO SHOW ME YOU'RE STRONG, SHOW ME YOU SEE. I NEED TO HEAR IT, CAN YOU PROMISE ME TO KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN, MY LOVE."
my absolute favorite movie of all time, I cannot pick just one song from this cinematic masterpiece.
every emotion is pulled out from me as I listen to both the songs with words and the songs without.
this is my go to soundtrack.
"AND WHEN THEY LET YOU DOWN, GET UP OFF THE GROUND, MORNING ROLLS AROUND, AND IT'S ANOTHER DAY OF SUN."
KING OF MY HEART by bethel music
if I had to pick one song as my life's anthem, this would be it. I feel like every time I've experienced joy this past year, and every time I've experienced pain, this song comes on.
God really is so good.
"LET THE KING OF MY HEART BE THE FIRE INSIDE MY VEINS, THE ECHO OF MY DAYS, OH HE IS MY SONG. CAUSE YOU ARE GOOD."
POMPEII LIVE AT CAPITOL STUDIOS by bastille
pompeii is already, in my opinion, one of the greatest songs ever. so how can you make it even better?
add allllllllll the violins. seriously. every time I hear this version of this song my heart swoons.
I can say from personal experience that one can listen to this song fifteen times in a row and not get tired of it.
please listen to it. so we can swoon over the violins together.
"BUT IF YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES, DOES IT ALMOST FEEL LIKE NOTHING CHANGED AT ALL? AND IF YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES, DOES IT ALMOST FEEL LIKE YOU'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE?"
WHAT SONGS ARE YOUR ANTHEMS?
WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON LA LA LAND?
WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE FOR ME AS I BEGIN AGE SEVENTEEN?
thank you all so very much for sticking with me, even if I'm not the most consistent little blogger.
I treasure you all, and thank the Lord daily for all my internet friends!
I hope to post again soon y'all.