A Week in Songs

I recently began a journaling exercise. At the end of the day I describe my feelings for the day in a song. I think some of the results are interesting – in many ways. Sometimes the songs have several different aspects to them but I cling to one particular theme that sticks with me more than the others. Sometimes I pick a song that states its ideas very clearly, but other times I pick a song that can have millions of interpretations. Sometimes I pick from the same genre for several days in a row. Anyway, I thought this might be of interest to others, so I’m posting a version here for now. I’m not going to share the dates, but these will remain in their original order. And I may cite lyrics as an important factor in my decision.

So here’s a recent week in song.

Day 1– Punka by Kenickie


Day 2 – Mysteries of the Unexplained by Tanya Donelly


Day 3 – Virtue by Ani DiFranco

“the one person who really knows me best
says i’m like a cat
yeah the kind of cat that you just can’t pick up
and throw into your lap
no, the kind that doesn’t mind being held
only when its her idea
yeah, the kind that feels what she decides to feel
when she is good and ready to feel it”

Day 4 – Stay in the Shade by Jose Gonzalez

“Stay in the shade until you reach the grave
Hide from yourself and see how you fade
You’ll see how you fade
Love moves on
Life goes on
You’ll see how you fade
See how you fade
Move on or you’ll see how you fade”

Day 5 – Evolve by Ani DiFranco

“so I walk like I’m on a mission
cuz that’s the way I groove
I got more and more to do
I got less and less to prove
it took me too long to realize
that I don’t take good pictures
cuz I have the kind of beauty
that moves”

Day 6 – Busy Bees by Silversun Pickups

“If I could just slow down
And scribble on missing pages
Who would I write it for
And who would write it for me”
“Some people wait just for a little bit
Why can’t I wait just for a little bit?”

Day 7 – La Bamba by Los Lobos

La Bamba

So what song would describe your day?

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