Saturday, May 15, 2010

Fifteen Fantasy Island Favorites

I was supposed to post this last night, because I knew I wouldn't have time in the morning. Sorry it's late.

1. Tied Together with a Smile - Taylor Swift
I like Taylor Swift. I don't love her, but I like her. Mostly because of this song. I love the lyrics and its soft tone. Its soothing. Unlike some alternative and rock I listen to. I don't know if it would be country or pop. Probably country. I mostly like it because it kind of reminds me of myself. "You're tied /together with a smile /and you're coming /undone."

2. Temporary Home - Carrie Underwood
Oh, look. More country. Just so you know, I only like Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts. :) Anyways, I love the lyrics. I love the soft tone. I, personally, think it's sad. But I also think it's hopeful. I especially love the part about the old man. I almost cried at that part when I first heard the song. "This is our temporary home / It's not where I belong / Windows and rooms that we're passing through / This is just a stop / On the way to where I'm going / I'm not afraid because I know / this is my / temporary home."

3. Sierra's Song - The All-American Rejects
I love The All-American Rejects. (They're Alernative.) But, I especially love this song. It's really nice. Apparently, it's on the 90210 soundtrack. I've never seen 90210. I don't even know what it's about. All I know is that I love this song. "Let's leave today / we can go anywhere / Show me what few get to feel / I'm not the same but you steal me away / And it's such a fake world / you're the one soul that's real / Just to be there tonight (I'm alive)"

4. A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
I first heard this song in a movie they showed on Disney Channel. For years, I wanted to find it, but it always seemed to slip my mind. Well, my mom was on the computer one time and they were playing that movie on Disney Channel. The song played and I asked my mom to look it up. I had finally found my song! I love it, partially because of the way they used it in the movie. The boy had wished that his brother wasn't his brother. He realized how much he missed his brother and tried to get him back (He was now some very popular kid actor.) He doesn't succeed the first time. He's walking home and he's thinking about how he would do anything to get his brother back (or something like that). The song plays. "If I could fall / into the sky / Do you think time / would pass me by? / Cause you know I'd walk a thousand miles / If I could just see you / Tonight. "

5. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
I LOVE this song. It is so nice and soft, with a little bit of alternative rock. The lyrics? LOVE!!! I don't know. It's just so... I don't know. I can't describe it. I just think it's a really nice song. "If I lay here / If I just lay here / Would you lie with me / and just forget the world?"

6. Fall For You - Secondhand Serenade
I first heard this song on Youtube. I had subscribed to this one girl and she used this song in one of her videos. I loved it, so I listened carefully to the lyrics and searched them on Google. Horray! I found it. It's so.... nice. Sweet? Romantic? I don't know. If it was, I wouldn't admit it. I don't like those kind of songs. ;) "Because tonight will be the night that I will fall for you / Over again / Don't make me change my mind / Cause I won't live to see another day / I swear it's true / Because a girl like you is impossible to find / You're impossible to find."

7. Beautiful Day - U2
You've heard this song, right? Don't tell me you haven't heard it. Odds are, you've heard it, but you didn't know it was U2. Well, guess what? IT IS! I love how optimistic it is. Of course, I also don't like it for that reason. Optimism? Me? Eww.... I especially love the "See the world in green and blue" part. "See the world in green and blue / See China right in front of you / See the canyons broken by cloud / See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out / See the Bedouin fires at night / See the oil fields at first light / And see the bird with a leaf in her mouth / After the flood all the colors came out ."

8. Collide - Howie Day
I first heard this song on the radio. Probably 98.7. It really touched me. It's a lot like Tied Together With a Smile. In the way it affects me. This song is definitely rock. Not country. LOVE LOVE LOVE this song. "Even the best fall down sometimes/ Even the wrong words seem to rhyme / Out of the doubt that fills my mind / I somehow find / You and I collide"

9. I'm With You - Avril Lavigne
I heard this song on 98.7. I'm pretty sure of it. I'm not a big fan of Avril, either. I like her songs, but I don't love them. Well, I love this song. It's a bit hopeful with the right amount of insecurity. Or whatever that word is. I'm terrible at describing songs. You may have noticed. And it doest day the word "damn" in the chorus. Oh well. "It's a damn cold night / Trying to figure out this life / Won't you take me by the hand / Take me somewhere new / I don't know who you are but I / I'm with you"

10. The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
Talk about optimistic. Well, not really. It's just... something about self-esteem. I really like listening to this song when I feel worthless or whatever. It helps me get over whatever petty problems I have. "Hey, don't write yourself off yet / It's only in your head you feel left out / or looked down on / Just try your best / try everything you can / And don't you worry what they tell themselves / when you're away"

11. Kiss From a Rose - Seal
I guess this would be a love song thing. Darn. Oh well. I really like it. I don't get what it's trying to say, though. I know the lyrics. I think it's about this guy and he meets this girl and she makes his life better or something. It's a really nice song. As far as I can tell, anyway. It depends on if it says gray or grave, most likely. "But did you know / That when it snows / My eyes become large and / The light that you shine can be seen / Baby / I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey / The more I get of you / Stranger it feels, yeah / And now that your rose is is in bloom / A light hits the gloom on the grey"

12. Something Good Can Work - Two Door Cinema Club
Thank you, Mr. Legaspi!!!! I really miss him. He was the techonology teacher at my school. He left when he got offered a district job. Occassionally, he comes back to visist. Anyways, before he left he suggested this song to me and my friend. It's really cool. It's optimistic, kinda. It's like an Indie version of Phoenix. Well, not really. a little bit. No. Forget I said that. Sorry Phoenix! "Let's make this happen girl / you gonna show the world that something good can work and it can work for you / And you know that it will / Let's get this started girl / we're moving up we're moving up it's been alot to change but you / Will always get what you want"

13. You and Me - Lifehouse
I've known this song forever. I didn't know it was Lifehouse until I asked my dad about two years ago, or something. I think this is another song that you probably heard once and forgot about. It's really nice. I used to think the beginning said "Work day is in" But that never made sense to me. I looked it up. "What day is it? / And in what month? / This clock never seemed so alive / I can't keep up / And I can't back down / I've been losing so much time.... Cause it's you and me / And all of the people / With nothing to do / Nothing to lose/ and it's you and me / and all of the people / and I don't know why / I can't keep my eyes off of you"

14. Gotta be Somebody - Nickelback
I have known Nickelback forever. It started with How You Remind. I loved it, and my dad did, too. Eventually, I heard this song. I loved it. I mean, doesn't everybody wonder if there's someone out there for them? "Cause nobody wants to be the last one there / Cause everyone wants to feel like someone cares / Someone to love with my life in their hands / There's gotta be somebody for me like that"

15. She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
Maroon 5!!! I don't know where I first heard this song. I do know that I had been trying to find it. But too much time had passed. I didn't remember the lyrics. I couldn't look it up. Thank you, Dancing With the Stars. It might have been last season, but it could've also been the season before. Anyways, one of the couples danced to this song. Or maybe they were jsut playing the song. I do not know. Either way, it was past 9 o'clock. I was supposed to be in bed. I stayed up a little longer. I asked my who the band was. Maroon 5. He didn't know what it was called. So I stayed up a little longer so that I could at least remember how it went. The nect day, the search began. I had forgotten the lyrics, though. I looked through any Maroon 5 songs I found. I got lucky. I only had to listen to 5, at most. "I don't mind spending everyday / Out on your corner in the pouring rain / Look for the girl with the broken smile / Ask her if she wants to stay awhile / And she will be loved / She will be loved" And my favorite line, "It's not always rainbows and butterflies / It's compromise that moves us along"

Never Say Never - The Fray
Human - The Killers
Tonight - The Afters
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Paper Thin Hymn - Anberlin

It's pretty self-explanatory.

Hero- Enrique Iglesias
Hero- Chad Kroeger
Hero- Sterling Knight
Heroes- David Cook
Heroes and Thieves- Vanessa Carlton

Whenever I think of one of these songs, I think of the other two. :)

The Pretender - Foo Fighters
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Somebody Told Me - The Killers

I have heard these songs for as long as I can remember.

Last Kiss - Pearl Jam
Blue (Da Ba Dee) - Gwayav
A Dios Le Pido - Juanes
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
November Rain - Guns N' Roses

I've got tons more songs to talk about, if you care to listen. I've got variety. Maybe I'll explain the extra 18 I mentioned in OTHER SONGS THAT MEAN A LOT BUT WERE NOT IN MY 15.
Have a good music day!
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  1. You've got a pretty good list of songs here-- there are several I recognize and enjoy. I guess I need to check out the All American Rejects cause several people have mentioned them and I've never heard of them.

    Tio Lee

  2. The Guns N' Roses songs are older than you - by many years!

  3. WOW what an awesome list! I like the majority of them. "Use Somebody", "She Will Be Loved" -- fantastic songs. I have Snow Patrol on my list too. "Chasing Cars" used to be my favorite until I heard "You Could Be Happy".

    You have great taste in music! :O)


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