**Remember the short story contest is running until July 3rd***
(**I had put this post in my queue when I read a post by my dear buddy Grim. He just recently put up a post about the albums that are his therapy. So, I pulled this up to add this addendum to it. It made me realize how vital music is to us all. When I go through hard times, music is the one thing that reminds me of who I am when all the bullshit is out of the way and it's just me and music and my body and my voice--it's magically empowering.**)
I have been working out very vigorously 90 minutes every single day of nonstop dancing; hip/hop, rock, club stuff and I never take a day off—no matter what. Why would I do this to myself? Even though a bikini is a good incentive, it's become something much less superficial. I do it to connect to who I really am—me when no one is looking. I turn on music I love and I work it out on my body and sing along sometimes. One album I use every day is Jimmy Eat World “Bleed American.”
If you want to know me, my hopes, my dreams, the way my body likes to move, how I walk and talk and live, lyrics that sing to me personally, music that makes my entire body go crazy, covers all my emotional range, makes me horny...well, everything--listen to this album. If I could only have one album forever—this is me. This is the sounds of my soul and passion about life and my attitudes…
“A Praise Chorus”
(This song is my life philosophy)
Are you gonna live your life wondering,
Standing in the back,
Are you gonna waste your time thinking,
How you’ve grown up,
Or how you missed out?
Things are never gonna be the way you want.
Where's it gonna get you acting serious?
Things are never gonna be quite what you want,
Or even at 25,
You gotta start sometime.
I’m on my feet I’m on the floor I’m good to go.
Now all I need is just to hear a song I know.
I wanna always feel like part of this,
I wanna fall in love tonight.
“Get It Faster” (best damn badass dance song ever! Get in touch with your angry sexy dangerous side-type of song)
“Your House” (most beautiful song—really awesome—amazing to sing to and harmonize)
“Bleed American” (great skater-sounding song to dance to)
“The Authority Song” (Rockabilly? What it is it? It’s nostalgic and 50s sounding and really fun to harmonize with, a feel good song)
Not one bad damn song on the entire album.
So, what is your one album that the sounds of it, the lyrics, the range of emotions—explains you???