This is a proud Nia tradition, I started this a long time ago when I was looking back at the music that I had listened to and realized that my music listening was growth, it was a way for me to easily guage where I had been, what I had done. You know those songs where you go "Gee, I know exactly what I was doing when I first heard it and I know exactly what I felt". Yep, that's how music is for me. It's a ongoing personal journey.
Some examples are:
2009 -Take That-centric
This year was a great year for me because it heralded all sorts of new music. It seems like for ever year of Take That, I seem to need a break. This year I listened to all sorts of things AND I got a new Take That CD (and Keane, and Duran Duran). So it was very thrilling, granted I am still listening to Progress in my car (have all the words memorized now.. as well as key and vocal pitch) but next year I'll be able to look forward to the Progress Tour Concert DVD (of which there will be live tracks.. oh there will be live tracks). So while I'm thinking that it is going to be sad that 2010 is leaving, I just know that 2011 will be all sorts of awesome. So enjoy the music journey through my mind. (and just so you know.. I won't explain them, just put up the lyrics that CLINCHED it for me) Hopefully you will enjoy all the downloads.
Happy New Years everyone! Enjoy the free music!
Take That - Happy Now
"Super heavy elements (ingrate me)
Super sonic elements (amaze me)
Your opinion is irrelevant.. I was built to be magnificient"
Keane - Stop for a Minute (feat K'naan)
"Sometimes I feel like a little lost child
Sometimes I feel like the chosen one
Sometimes I wanna shout out til everything goes quiet
Sometimes I wonder why I was ever born"
Ellie Goulding - Guns & Horses
"I know that you've been burned,
But every fire is a lesson learned"
Florence + The Machine - Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up!)
"I must become a lion hearted girl
Ready for a fight.. before I make the final sacrifice."
Adele - Chasing Pavements
"I build up myself up and fly around in circles
Waiting as my heart drops and my back begins to tingle"
Katie Melua - The Flood
"No I'm not afraid of changing,
I'm certain nothing's certain."
Laura Viers - Saltbreakers
"You cannot burn me up
I'm a falling leaf who keeps her green."
Muse - Undisclosed Desires
"You trick your lovers that you're wicked and divine,
You may be a sinner but your innocence is mine"
Lemon Demon - Kitten is Angry
"She's deadly, she'll hurt you
She'll show you endless pain,
Her little whiskers are stained
With the blood of those that she has slain."
Marit Larsen - Addicted
"Your flawless like a photograph,
It's not funny but it makes me laugh."
Savage Garden - All Around Me
"Now I've been running circles around the notion
That you'd find me babe, one day maybe."
I AM KLOOT - The Same Deep Water as Me
"Swim out to the ocean,
Drown your thoughts out to sea.
Dip your hands in the water,
The same deep water as me."
Copeland - Chose the One Who Loves You More
"Smile smile in they
Fear takes it's place at night
Oh oh pretty in the rain,
I love your secret life"
Take That - The Flood
"Here we come now on a dark star..
Seeing demons, not what we are"
The Bird and the Bee - You're a Cad
"You're a rascal and a rouge
A villian and a crook,
Still I tug on your line..
I'm a fish on your hook"
Take That - Kidz
"The Daggers of science,
Evolving into violence;
We're not sure where the fallout blows,
but we all know there'll be trouble when the kids come out"
Mika - Lollipop
"Sucking too hard on your lollipop,
Oh love's gonna get you down."
Geri Halliwell - Feel the Fear
"Oh please just give me one more day,
I've got to have my say.
I'm not afraid to feel the fear and do it anyways
No I'm not giving up,
Cause I haven't had enough
I'm old enough to feel the fear and do it anyways."
Ellie Goulding - I'll Hold My Breath
"Fight fires in your best clothes,
Touch skin with your eyes closed.
Chase thunder with the volume down,
Pack a suitcase, wander to the next town"
Keane - Perfect Symmetry
"Who are you? What are you fighting for?
Holy truth? Brother I choose this mortal life..
Lived in perfect symmmtry; what I do that will be done to me"
Shakira - She Wolf
"I'm starting to feel abused like a coffee machine in an office,
So I'm going somewhere cozy to get me a lover and tell you about it."
A-ha - Foot of the Mountain
"We could live by the foot of the mountain,
We could make us a white picket fence.
Build a home by the foot of the mountain,
We could stay there and see how it ends"
Robbie Williams & Gary Barlow - Shame
"Words come easy when they're true..."
Paramore - Brick by Boring Brick
"She lives in a fairytale,
Somewhere too far for us to find,
Forgotten the taste and smell of a world that she's left behind."
Jenny Owen Young - Hot in Here
"So take it off like your home alone,
You know dance in front of the mirror while you're on the phone"
Lady Gaga - So Happy I Could Die
"Happy in the club with a bottle of red wine,
Smiles in our eyes cause we're having a good time"
Duran Duran - All You Need is Now
"And you sway in the moon the way you did when you were younger,
And we told everybody 'all you need is now'."
Adam Lambert - For Your Entertainment
"No escaping when I start,
Once I'm in.. I own your heart
There's no way to ring the alarm..
So hold on til it's over"
Take That - We All Fall Down
"Oh life, you can take your first steps; walk into a brick wall,
Try your best to stand tall, before you learn to crawl.
Love is never easy, unless it's in a movie.. and I'm not Jimmy Dean"
La Roux - Reflections are Protections
"My reflections are protections,
They will keep me from destructions.
My directions are distractions..
When you're ready, come into the light."
Sarah Slean - Me, I'm a Thief
"So shed your tears, that's what they're for..
I don't expect you to understand this war"
Oren Lavie - Her Morning Elegance
"She pours a daydream in her cup,
A spoon of sugar sweetens up"
Frankmuzik - 3 Little Words
"Plead for time,
And you might understand.
Feelings have no thoughts,
And they ain't got any plans"
Florence + The Machine - Drumming
"Louder than silence
Louder than bells.
Sweeter than heaven,
And hotter than hell."
Stars - My Radio (AM Mix)
"All day long I fantasize in the dark behind other people's eyes,
And then they disappear; words get lost in the atmosphere"
Take That - Eight Letters & Flower Bed
"At last we meet on no man's land,
Like footprints in the sand..
We meet on no man's land.. at last."
"Cause the truth is hard to find,
When it's playing tricks with your mind"
Adam Lambert - If I Had You
"And I'm working my strut but I know it don't matter,
All we need in this world is some love"
Tori Amos - Fire to your Plain
"Cause she's up and I'm low;
Watching you, watching her play this game.
Cause she's bold..
Bold enough to set fire to his plain."
Take That - Wait
"Free your soul to me..
Words can set us free
Can you make it go away.. make it stop, stop."
Bad Lieutenant - Shine like the Sun
"So don't say that you're losing my love,
Together we shine like the sun."
Lady Gaga - Monster
"he licked his lips, said to me..
'girl you look good enough to eat'"
Erasure - Always
"HOLD OOOON TO THE NIIIIIGHT
THERE WILL BEEEEEEE NO SHAAAAAAAAAAAAME!"
Marilyn Manson - Evidence
"Fuck me til we know that it's safe,
Then we'll paint over the evidence."
Jukebox the Ghost - Empires
"I've got my knives and my heart up my sleeves,
But this weather's getting too nice for me to keep an empire at peace"
Take That - SOS
"Don't let the hungry serpent see you now (oh no no no no no)
She'll let you fall asleep then eat you whole."
The Pierces - Secret
"If I show you then I know you won't tell what I said,
Cause two can keep a secret if one of them is dead"
Ingrid Michaelson - Soldier
"And so it goes, this soldier knows..
The battle with the heart isn't easily won"
Duran Duran - Leave a Light On
"You breathe will into the wind
And coax the caged bird to fly free
You ease the lost cause out of me
With your sweet hand to bring me home,
I'm not alone.. oh oh oh oh"
Ellie Goulding - Lights
"You show the lights that stop me turn to stone.
You shine it when I'm alone
And so I tell myself that I'll be strong
And dreaming when they're gone"
Take That - Pray (Radio 1 Live Lounge Version)
"Surely we must be in sight, of this dream we long to live..
If you stop and close your eyes.. you'll picture me inside.
I'm so cold and all alone"