There are many songs that speak to me over the years, but right now there are 3 songs that have had an impact across many stages in my life. I included links to the Amazon mp3 of each song so you can hear a preview of it if you want. I can sing these songs in my sleep and frequently belt them out while driving to work. A very good reason why I never carpool.
Hurt – Nine Inch Nails
This song was my anthem in my angsty high school phase. I felt like I was empty because no one understood me, as I am sure that most teenagers feel. Everytime I hear this song, it brings me back to those days. I am too busy now to feel misunderstood, but I still think that this is a beautiful song; full of pain and feeling even though it is about not feeling.
Timshel – Mumford & Sons
Another song that makes me feel a little less alone when I am feeling down. This song has been a favorite of mine for the past couple of years, when things really get tough and stressful, it is nice to think that other people are going through the same things.
Odds Are – Barenakesd Ladies
I listened to this song many, many times while I was pregnant with R. It was a great reminder that no matter how paranoid I was, things would most likely be just fine. Whether I was worried about birth defects, living with 2 kids, money, or toddler tantrums; this song made a point to say that chances are, everything will work out fine.