MY LIFE IN TEN SONGS

A deep look inside my psyche.
  1. "When I Drink" - The Avett Brothers
    "Maybe I don't have to be good, but I can try to be at least a little better than I've been so far."
  2. "Grand Optimist" - City and Colour
    "I fear I'll die from complications. Complications due to things I've left undone."
  3. "The Wolves (Act I and II)" - Bon Iver
    "Some day my pain will mark you." "What might've been lost? Don't bother me."
  4. "Nowhere Man" - The Beatles
    Lennon's paranoia is my own. "He's a real nowhere man. Sitting in his nowhere land. Making all his nowhere plans for nobody."
  5. "Don't Think Twice, Its Alright" - Bob Dylan
    The passive aggressive nature of the song is textbook me, especially regarding relationships. "I'm not saying you treated me unkind, you could've done better but I don't mind. You just kinda wasted all my precious time. But don't think twice, it's alright.
  6. "John Lennon" - Arkells
    "I'm so lost. And I live just around the corner."
  7. "I Can Feel a Hot One" - Manchester Orchestra
    The religious undertones aren't relatable for me, but what is relatable is the overall sense of anxiety and search for the notion that "everything will be okay."
  8. "Bold As Love" - Jimi Hendrix
    "All these emotions of mine keep holding me from giving my life to a rainbow like you, but they're all bold as love."
  9. "Twenties" - Brian Kenney & the Tired Suburbs
    This is one of my good friends from college. He released his debut solo record last year under this name. The day after my graduation last year, I remember driving home from my college apartment with all my stuff packed up in my moms van. Then this song came on, and I completely broke down. Couldn't decide on just one quote to share, so here's a picture of the lyrics for the whole song. Fourth and fifth verses are the ones that really get to me. briankenneymusic.bandcamp.com
  10. "twenty-three" - Ian McCuen
    A song of mine from my upcoming solo album. While I deal with themes of depression, anxiety etc. through the rest of the record, this song is the final track and kinda summarizes my feelings up. It's called twenty-three because that's how old I was when I finished writing it, but the feelings span throughout the previous several years of my life. "I'm holding out hope for a stronger resolve and a chance to be a better man than I am at 23."