MY LIFE IN TEN SONGS
A deep look inside my psyche.
- •"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."
- •"Grand Optimist" - City and Colour"I fear I'll die from complications. Complications due to things I've left undone."
- •"The Wolves (Act I and II)" - Bon Iver"Some day my pain will mark you." "What might've been lost? Don't bother me."
- •"Nowhere Man" - The BeatlesLennon's paranoia is my own. "He's a real nowhere man. Sitting in his nowhere land. Making all his nowhere plans for nobody."
- •"Don't Think Twice, Its Alright" - Bob DylanThe 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.
- •"John Lennon" - Arkells"I'm so lost. And I live just around the corner."
- •"I Can Feel a Hot One" - Manchester OrchestraThe 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."
- •"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."
- •"Twenties" - Brian Kenney & the Tired SuburbsThis 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
- •"twenty-three" - Ian McCuenA 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."