The Songs that are most important to me
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- •"Queen" by Perfume GeniusReally I should be including this whole album, but this song single-handedly helped me come to accept and embrace my sexuality. The unabashed, aggressive reveling in the power of taboo and uniqueness is empowering and soothing at the same time.
- •"Dancing On My Own" by RobynIf I ever find myself feeling lonely, I turn to this song. I feel isolated in so many aspects of my life. Socially, romantically, intellectually. And this song embraces those feelings and takes advantage of the haunting solitude to deliver a powerful, desperate ballad that never ceases to make me feel comfortable, even with no one around.
- •"Shake It Out" by Florence + the MachineThis song never ceases to lift my spirits, unpack my inhibitions, or rid my anxiety. It's one song I can confidently belt out, and it makes me feel better every time. I've had some bad days that have been alleviated by this, the poetic lines that sing of freedom and losing your regrets.
- •"One" by U2Incredible ballad, I don't think I'll ever not get emotional over it. It perfectly captures the inner turmoil between my relationship with the church and my sexuality. To me this feels like a rally cry for all those who've felt weak and alone, but stronger together.
- •"Severed Crossed Fingers" by St. Vincen"When your calling ain't calling back to you, I'll be side-stage mouthing lines for you" this song really just encapsulates the undying love and support I share with the people in my life. I like to think that no matter where our futures take us, we'll always be there for each other.
- •"Show Me Love" by Hundred WatersReally therapeutic, mantra-like lyrics that soothe the soul and bring me back down to Earth.
- •"Tears Dry On Their Own" by Amy WinehouseI've heard nothing so jubilantly vulnerable from anyone other than Amy Winehouse. The lyrics possess this aching need to stay in the toxic relationship, but the strength and wisdom to leave it behind and move on. It's melody is disheartening and enlivening, ending with just the right amount of "I'm not okay, but I will be."
- •"All Is Full of Love" by BjörkI believe in love around me and in emanating it, but I can never really accept it. This song makes me feel understood in believing I can.
- •"Wait" by M83Very moving, this song never really gets old to me and it's grandeur always sweep me off my feet.
- •"When You're Smiling and Astride Me" by Father John MistyIt's not another ambiguous love song. It feels genuine, like he's writing it directly for his wife, but sharing his feelings and putting them into song makes me believe in a real, strong love that can truly last forever.