Inspired by @nantea These are in no particular order.
  1. "The First Days of Spring" by Noah and the Whale
    I could put so many songs by them on this list, but I'll keep it to just one. I feel like this song a lot, what with lyrics like "like a cut down tree/I will rise again/and be bigger and stronger than ever before" and "I'm still here hoping that one day you may come back" and every other word to this song.
  2. "First Day of My Life" by Bright Eyes
    I miss the feeling this song describes. I miss it a lot.
  3. "John Wayne Gacy Jr" by Sufjan Stevens
    I don't know why a song about a serial killer resonates with me, but it does. I think it's the end of the song: "and in my best behavior/I am really just like him/look beneath the floorboards/for the secrets I have hid." I'm not a murderer of course, but I still feel unforgivable sometimes.
  4. "Loud Love" by Good Old War
    Specifically the demo version (not only does it have an extra verse, the overall tone is better in my opinion). I think about this song a lot because I don't know if anyone has ever felt this way about me, the kind of love this song is about.
  5. "Cleopatra" by The Lumineers
    This song is so sad. It talks of a wasted life, and the older I get, the more worried I am that I'm going to become like the subject of this song.
  6. "The Graveyard Near the House" by The Airborne Toxic Event
    This one reminds me so much of Michelle. I think I cry every time I listen to it.
  7. "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley
    Do I really need to go into this one? I'm sure most of you have heard his cover of this song. It's so melancholy and haunting and beautiful.
  8. "The Scientist" by Coldplay
    I used to be so much more hopeful and optimistic, but not anymore. There are many things I wish I could do over. Essentially, I want to go "back to the start," so to speak, to when I wasn't so jaded and when I could change things, when I could save people and relationships.
  9. "Since You Put Me Down" by Margo Price
    Apart from the alcohol abuse in this song, I identify with it so much. I feel very defeated much of the time these days.
  10. "The Clock Was Ticken'" by Brandon Flowers
    This is a song about how hope and dreams can be destroyed by the cruel realities of the world. Despite its lively tone, it's actually rather bleak. It's a song about life passing you by. I don't want to look around one day and wonder where my life went.