If there is one thing that keeps me going in life, it’s music. I’m the person who you see on the highway when the weather is cooler, windows down, shades on, and screaming (off-tune) to my favorite jams. The fact that people are staring doesn’t even phase my pretty little soul, because music takes me to a place where there is literally no pain, no worries, and no stress. Helene is hosting this awesome link up about Songs that Define Me and I jumped on the bandwagon.
It’s like Kevin Bacon’s Six Degrees of Separation, but let’s call it Sevi’s Six Songs of Separation – because when the beat drops I am a goner.
1. Imagine – John Lennon
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one
This has been my favorite song for as long as I can remember. There was a summer that I rode my bike around my entire neighborhood with a flower in my hair, a fringe vest, and this song on loop on my Sony Discman. Living for today has always been my motto in life and still is to this day. This song defined a generation. This song defines my life. Sometimes you just need to give peace a chance.
2. Baby I’m Yours (feat. Irfane) – Breakbot
You need someone you can believe in
This i do declare
Trust me i’ll be there
The road that leads to heaven can be so steep
I will help you climb
Change your state of mind
There is something about this catchy electronic jam (Helene would be proud) that has had me hooked. The lyrics speak to me and its a song that WareBear has jumped on the bandwagon with. The title says it all Baby I’m Yours. Whenever this song comes on, I am sure to get a smile out of WareBear as I serenade him with the lyrics.
3. Giving Him Something He Can Feel – En Vogue
I’m giving him something he can feel
To let him know this love is real
Giving him something he can feel
To let him know this love is real
This love is real
I can’t say much about this song without making you feel like I should get a room. This song brings out my inner sex goddess. I want to dress up like Jessica Rabbit and stand in front of a mic to pretend that I am singing this song to the love of my life (WareBear). Whenever I hear it, I have this sudden urge to become this sultry vixen and strut my stuff! WareBear is fully aware that this love is real.
4. In Repair – John Mayer
Oh, it’s taking so long
I could be wrong, I could be ready
Oh but if I take my heart’s advice
I should assume it’s still unsteady
I am in repair, I am in repair
We all hit rock bottom. This was my rock bottom song. I was in repair, my heart was partially broken (yes, just partially), and I had a lot of soul searching to do throughout the process. It was this song that really guided me to a place of steadying myself and rediscovering what loving myself was all about.
5. Home – Michael Buble
And I’ve been keeping all the letters
That I wrote to you
Each one a line or two
I’m fine baby, how are you?
This song defines the courage and hardships that I faced when
WareBear David first went to bootcamp, deployed for the first time, and deployed one last time before he left the USMC. Every extended period that we weren’t together, this was my song to turn to. It was my moment to disappear into a song and remember all the good times. To lay in bed and just linger on that last little trace of him. To hope and pray every night that he would be whispering sweet nothings in no time, because he was coming home.
6. Thriller Album – Michael Jackson
Ok, more than one song on the album, but who cares! Do I even need to say anything about this album?!? Do I need to say anything about Michael Jackson?!? All the crazy drama and antics aside, from the moment the Jackson 5 came along and Michael sang those first few notes it was all she wrote. I was very fortunate to grow up with a family that immersed my life with all that is Michael Jackson. There were numerous Halloweens when all I wanted to do was watch the Thriller video over and over and over. Personally for me, MJ and the Thriller album defined music for me. The first time I actually remember listening to the entire album and being able to appreciate, I agreed he was the ultimate King of Pop.
I could’ve gone on and one with numerous songs that define me, my life, love, passions, and so much more. I hope you enjoyed mine and I am looking forward to checking out some others!
To close this out, I leave you with this: If music be the food of love, play on. -Shakespeare