The Story Of Our Lives.
Every song we listen to had become a part of the story of our lives. Every lyric ease what we feel inside. We somehow recall those words as a guideline to get through, and that every word meant to us as much as to the person who wrote them. We relate it back to the things that happened in our lives. We use them as a way of communication or as a personal narrative, and it feels as though they are a mirror of our own self-consciousness.
10. “Landslide” – Fleetwood Mac
“Well, I’ve been afraid of changin’
‘Cause I’ve built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I’m getting older, too”
A beautiful song that brings tears to our eyes when every time we hear it. It leaves a feeling like a landslide can bring you or your vision of yourself, tumbling down.
9. “Oh! You Pretty Things!” – David Bowie
“Look at your children
See their faces in golden rays
Don’t kid yourself they belong to you
They’re the start of a coming race”
Some songs can’t remind us enough that time flies pretty fast like this one. What would happen in the future? How do we handle these changes?
8. “I Get Around” – The Beach Boys
“I’m gettin’ bugged driving up and down the same old strip
I gotta finda new place where the kids are hip
My buddies and me are getting real well known
Yeah, the bad guys know us and they leave us alone”
The song perfectly sums up our teenage life. We held our own and confronted every struggle as a young stud. – We got around.
7. “Lights” – Journey
“So you think you’re lonely
Well, my friend, I’m lonely too
I want to get back to my City by the bay
The song that fills the potholes of our hearts when we’re feeling homesick. A reminder that there’s no place like home.
6. “Hey Jude” – The Beatles
“And anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain
Don’t carry the world upon your shoulders
For well you know that it’s a fool who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder
Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah”
Paul McCartney keeps reminding us that there’s no point carrying every burden on your shoulder and losing yourself in the process.
5. “MY MY, HEY HEY (OUT OF THE BLUE)” – Neil Young
“Out of the blue and into the black
They give you this, but you pay for that
And once you’re gone, you can never come back
When you’re out of the blue and into the black.”
Don’t give a hoot about what others think about you; you only live once, might as well give everything you got. – We’re with you Neil Young.
4. “Happenings Ten Years Time Ago” – The Yardbirds
“Happenings ten years time ago
Situations we really know
But the knowing is in the mind
Sinking deep into the well of time
Sinking deep into the well of time”
To this day, a song that is still so futuristic, and we’ve realized it was Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page on the guitar. – The best Guitar Duo in History.
3. “Light My Fire” – The Doors
“The time hesitate is through
No time to wallow in the mire
Try now we can only lose
And our love become a funeral pyre”
This just makes us wish that we could go back then, Jim Morrison died at 28 but did the most living that he could. “All the greats died at 28 (or 27.)” – No pun intended.
2. “Don’t Fear The Reaper” – Blue Oyster Cult
“All our times have come
Here but now they’re gone
Seasons don’t fear the reaper
Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain, we can be like they are”
Don’t fear the unknown, gotta embrace whatever may come. We all gotta go some time, right?
1. “My Generation” – The Who
“People try to put us d-down (talkin’ ’bout my generation)
Just because we get around (talkin’ ’bout my generation)
Things they do look awful c-c-cold (talkin’ ’bout my generation)
I hope I die before I get old (talkin’ ’bout my generation)”
There’s nothing better than the ’60s generation. “My Generation,” the very first anthemic gem of angst! Wish we could all just go back to those good times!