Summing yourself up in a song

I bleed audio's picture

I believe that music is one of most true ways the we as humans express emotions. When an artist puts their feelings into words and words into a song it has the potential to touch thousands on an emotional level. There are songs out there that bring up memories of our past and of who we are, songs that sum us up as an individual. What is that one song that you most identify with, the one that every time it plays you crank it up and just loose yourself in it?

I guess the way I'm wanting this to work, Is

A) Which song you identify most with
B) Why it's so important to you
and
C) If the song isn't really well known you can provide the lyrics or possibly a link to them

I'll go ahead and start this one off:

For me I think the song that has the deepest meaning to me is a song by a band I've grown to love called The Matches and the song is called "Audio Blood" (Ooh I get his screen name now!)

I've grown up in backwoods Missouri and never really experienced the "music scene". However in High school I made alot of new friends who introduced me to all things alternative music. Eventually I got dragged to the Vans Warped tour concert and I saw my first real concert, got thrown around in a mosh pit, and rode on a sea of punk kids. I finally felt at home as if I shared a brotherhood with these people. I ended the day fatefully with a concert by the matches and this song summed up everything at once.

Audio Blood - The Matches

Every friday at three
shadows escape from the factory.
If you can go to the show,
hurry up and get back to me.
Tonight we meet underground
where the air is thick like mud,
and the bands make noise
that we call audio blood.
Every weekend we're igniting
like chemical fires.
Youth centers fill with teens.
They fill with vampires.
Sweating in the dark we're freed
as the weight of the week
falls away with a thud.
Sweating in the dark we feed
on the forms in the light
on the floor we're the flood.
We bleed, we bleed, we bleed
Audio blood.

no i, no i don't know,
And all through the week,
whispers follow the shadows down the halls.
Our handstamps fade,
and I cringe at the stupid names we're called.
Every weekend we are massing,
seeking sonic escape.
The shadows flood the floor
and start to take shape.
Sweating in the dark we're freed
as the weight of the week
falls away with a thud.
Sweating in the dark we feed
on the forms in the light;
on the floor we're the flood.
We bleed, we bleed, we bleed
Audio blood.

This is how we bleed in audio...
let down your skin,
let the wind blow through your veins.
[x3]

Sweating in the dark we're freed
as the weight of the week
falls away with a thud.
Sweating in the dark we feed
on the forms in the light;
on the floor we're the flood.
We bleed, we bleed, we bleed
Audio blood.

Audio blood

this is how we bleed in audio...

1stTeeka's picture

well

well, i guess the song right now that i'm in love with is "Thanks for the memories" by fall out boy. I think every one knows it XD
first time i heard the lyrics "He tastes like you only sweeter" i was like, wait...that isnt really the lyric is it? and then i fell in love with it XD

**Far from a saint, not quite a sinner**

5thstory's picture

I would say.... "I'm a

I would say.... "I'm a terrible person", by Rooney. Apparently, I do am a terrible person :)

" . . . The sun does not shine upon this fair earth to meet frowning eyes, depend upon it." Charles Dickens

Icarus's picture

erm....hmmm....i would have

erm....hmmm....i would have to say...."Hand in My Pocket" By Alanis Morrisette....I'm a plethora of contradictions. :)

These gots peanuts and soap in 'um!

Lol-taire's picture

cheating by picking two songs

Ahh a cross betwen 'How soon is now?' by The Smiths and 'Le Pastie de la Bourgeoisie' by Belle and Sebastian?
Except without the innate goodness of the girl in the Belle and Sebastian song. Or the being tall bit.

How terrible. What a terrible person that makes me. What a terrible record collection that gives me.

Yeah a cross between:

"There's a club if you'd like to go
You might meet somebody who really loves you
So you go and you stand on your own
And you leave on your own
And you go home and you cry and you want to die"

meets

"Municipal pool you're a junior life saver
All your friends, they're all serious ravers"

with a bit of

"Wouldn't you like to get away?
Kerouac's beckoning with open arms,
And open fields of eucalyptus
Westward bound
Wouldn't you like to get away?
Give yourself up to the allure of
Catcher In The Rye
The future's swathed in Stars and Stripes"

wild-blue-yonder's picture

I love Belle & Sebastian!

I love Belle & Sebastian! No one else ever seems to know who they are... it's a shame...

Good taste!

: )

Leu's picture

Wicked

I definitely relate to Elphaba in the song No Good Deed, especially the "I don't even know what trick I ought to try" line. I'm not to that point yet though!

underage_thinker's picture

"Poison Oak" by Bright

"Poison Oak" by Bright Eyes.
It's the song that made me fall in love with that band. It made me cry the first time I heard it because it rang so true...

"The end of paralysis
I was a statuette
Now I'm drunk as hell on a piano bench
And when I press the keys
It all gets reversed
The sound of loneliness makes me happier"

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I find you quite amusing, and I’m sure you love me too, But sadly I am Lesbian, Though I’ll pretend for you
-M.A.A.

Notuptothinkingofacreativeusername's picture

Speechless

Definitely speechless by Girlyman

I don't know what is happening to me
I think my mind's finally come undone

Plus the fact that I am seriously envious of Doris's voice, sigh

icameherealone's picture

ok..

cowboys and angels by george michael. Its sad but i think its a beautiful song..

Lyrics..

When your heart's in someone else's hands
Monkey see and monkey do
Their wish is your command
You're not to blame
Everyone's the same

All you do is love and love is all you do
I should know by now, the way I fought for you
You're not to blame
Everyone's the same

I know you think that you're safe
Mister
Harmless deception
That keeps love at bay
It's the ones who resist that we most want to kiss
Wouldn't you say?
Cowboys and angels
They all have the time for you
Why should I imagine
That I'd be a find for you
Why should I imagine
That I'd have something to say
But that scar on your face
That beautiful face of yours
In your heart there's a trace
Of someone before

When your heart's in someone else's plans
Things you say and things you do
They don't understand
It's such a shame
Always ends the same

You can call it love but I don't think it's true
You should know by now
I'm not the boy for you
You're not to blame
Always ends the same

I know you think that you're safe
Sister
Harmless affection
That keeps things this way
It's the ones who persist for the sake of a kiss
Who will pay
Cowboys and angels
They all take a shine to you
Why should I imagine that I was designed for you
Why should I believe
That you would stay

But that scar on your face
That beautiful face of yours
Don't you think that I know
They've hurt you before

Take this man to your bed
Maybe his hands will help you forget
Please be stronger than your past
The future may still give you a chance

Grace Hughen's picture

I don't even know who I am,

I don't even know who I am, so it's not like I can sum it up in a song, but the way I feel when I try to fall asleep most nights is like this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrNkuQUhh3A
It's called "Top of the World." During the day when I'm doing things I like to do, I have happier songs in my head, but no single one has stuck so far.

The weirdest thing is that the saddest hearts sing the most beautiful songs.

-Ruby-'s picture

I love that song...

It's beautiful and heartbreaking and true...
and the video is chilling.

ForeverEndedToday's picture

I can't describe myself with

I can't describe myself with one song, because even though I'm only 15 I've gone through different phases in my life so, I'm going to pick more than one haha
When I was 4 years old my parents got divorced and it was hard for me because I was so young. My parents weren't adult about it either and so a lot of fighting lasted until I was 9. So, this song really describes how I felt when I was 4-9.
Pink "Family Portrait"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LM_K1FpPvg

When I was 12 and my mom and I didn't get along at all because she was going through her midlife crisis and she thought that she had the right to do what she wanted and my siblings and I were old enough to fend for ourselves. I didn't agree with it to say the least lol So many lyrics in this song I can relate to.
Against Me! "Thrash Unreal"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKzNZDXfm0Q

The joys of debating whether or not you're gay lol also when I was 12
My favorite lyrics in the song: I've been waiting for answers/dancing in circles, making me sick
The Starting Line "Ready"

Now. I've been under a lot of stress and anxiety lately and this song describes how I feel perfectly. Lyrics:I feel the knife going in/I'm feeling anxious/not enough to kill me
Tegan and Sara "Knife Going In"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpC_rdbwvOU
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I travel 'round the block
And I'm not looking to my right
I feel the glass against my cheek
And I can't see you in the light
I break my heart around this

Fiona Rosge's picture

id put the lyrics but...

I have lots, well the first ones that make me think of a person i'm really...interested in now, that im really starting to fall for (i could list tons of songs of corse) are the 3 that whenever i hear of i think of her are: "Come What May" by Moulin Rouge (from the movie) and also "Your song" Also from Moulin Rouge and the last which is my signature is "Falling for you" by Ronnie Day

Then there are the songs that remind me of my dad who i dont get to see anymore or talk to um, "Thunder Rolls" by Garth Brooks and "Father of Mine" by Everclear, if any of your parents have ever left you Father of mine would be the song to listen to.

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would she, could she been thinking of me? all along
and if thats true, would she tell me the truth?
Cause its a long way down when your hopes are high as mountains
and i am worried that im falling for u

-Ruby-'s picture

these 2 songs sum up my current life:

I’ve got money in my pocket
I like the color of my hair
I’ve got a friend who loves me
I’ve got a house, I’ve got a car
I’ve got a good mother
And her voice is what keeps me here
Feet on ground
Heart in hand
Facing forward
Be yourself

I’ve never wanted anything…
No I’ve, no I’ve, I’ve never wanted anything so bad...
so bad

Cardboard masks of all the people I’ve been,
Thrown out with all the rusted, tangled, dented, Goddamn miseries
You could say I’m hard to hold
But if you knew me you’d know
I’ve got a good father
And his strength is what makes me cry
Feet on ground
Heart in hand
Facing forward
Be yourself

(^^ "Good Mother" by Jann Arden)

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that I would be good even if I did nothing
that I would be good even if I got the thumbs down
that I would be good if I got and stayed sick
that I would be good even if I gained ten pounds
that I would be fine even if I went bankrupt
that I would be good if I lost my hair and my youth
that I would be great if I was no longer queen
that I would be grand if I was not all knowing
that I would be loved even when I numb myself
that I would be good even when I am overwhelmed
that I would be loved even when I was fuming
that I would be good even if I was clingy
that I would be good even if I lost sanity
that I would be good, whether with or without you

(^^ "That I Would Be Good" by Alanis Morrisette)

{and, incidentally, they're both by Great Canadian Musical Goddesses- represent!}

brenna0729's picture

mine's..

Pachuca Sunshine by Minus the Bears :]]

lyrics:
midnight on a beach in the mediterranean
and i miss you
even here, taking it all in
the sand's silver carries the moon on it's shoulders
is it possible to put this night to tune and give it to you?

don't cry i'll bring this home to you
if i can make this night light enough to move
don't cry i'll bring this home to you

cargo ships move by, tracing on the horizon line
there's a luster from the city lights on the waves that kiss our feet
and we're thinking of going in
the time's getting thin

don't cry i'll bring this home to you
if i can make this night light enough to move
don't cry i'll bring this home to you

this is a city for not sleeping, the clocks are set by feel
at this moment from where i sit, nothing here seems real

don't cry i'll bring this home to you
if i can make this night light enough to move
don't cry i'll bring this home to you

kaj's picture

Hmm...

Very hard. One song that always makes me feel something is “Stronger Than You” by Storm Large. I'd put the lyrics down, but I'm too lazy. You can download the song at: stormdownloads.com
If you haven't heard of her before, you should check her out. Storm Large is one of my favorite singers.

my three wheeler rox's picture

Learning To live Again..

By Garth Brooks
A lot of his songs are perfect to describe my life but I think we can all relate to this one..

I burned my hand, I cut my face
heaven knows how long it's been
Since I've felt so out of place
I'm wonderin' if I'll fit in

Debbie and Charley said they'd be here by nine
And Deb said she might bring a friend
Just my luck, they're right on time
So here I go again

I'm gonna smile my best smile
And I'm gonna laugh like it's goin' outta style
Look into her eyes and pray that she don't see
That learning to live again is killin' me

Little cafe', table for four
But there's just conversation for three
I like the way she let me get the door
I wonder what she thinks of me

Debbie just whispered, "You're doin' fine"
And I wish I felt the same
She's asked me to dance, now her hand's in mine
Oh, my God, I've forgotten her name

But I'm gonna smile my best smile
And I'm gonna laugh like it's goin' outta style
Look into her eyes and pray that she don't see
That learnin' to live again is killin' me

Now here we are beneath her porch light
And I say what a great time it's been
A kiss on the cheek, a whisper goodnight
And I say, "Can I see you again?"

And she just smiles her best smile
And she laughs like it's goin' outta style
Looks into my eyes and says, "We'll see"
Oh, this learnin' to love again is killin' me
God, this learnin' to live again is killin' me

Don't apologize for calling me Sir

Don't point your f*%^ing finger at crazy people!