Hello again, my dear readers.
Typically, I am not someone who really enjoys doing the common tags that circle around the blogosphere, but I have a soft spot for newer and interesting tags. I discovered this tag last week on the lovely Maya Joelle’s blog and it was love at first sight for me. I loved the idea and the prompts (although it was very long, after all that’s why I chose to break it into two parts). And here we are, I am sharing a bunch of songs that I enjoy. I hope that you enjoy looking at these favorites of mine, maybe finding a few new songs to listen to and avoiding the constant election news for a few short minutes.
*Note to my younger readers, not all of these songs are ones I would wholeheartedly recommend to you, so please use the same caution you usually would when listening to/finding new songs!
(1) Link back to original (Sophie @ Me and Ink) so she can see your answers and listen to the tunes.
(2) For every prompt you choose to do, name 1-5 songs (you can use Sophie’s graphics).
(3) Have fun and play your music LOUD!
After some thought, I decided to share some songs that remind of my home away from home, my beloved summer camp that I don’t know when I will be back to. It’s strange how somewhere that I have spent about twelve days of my life can feel like home, but it truly does. And to be truly honest, this is fraction of the songs that make me think of camp, somedays everything reminds of it.
More Like Jesus – Passion // this world is dying to know who You are / you’ve shown us the way to your heart
Church Clap – KB // chills down my spine, got me crying, make me over Lord / Nothing wrong with singing loud but that ain’t where the power’s found
As You Find Me – Hillsong United // I’ve been strong and I’ve been broken within a moment / I’ve stood tall and I have crumbled in the same breath
There are so many songs I love about love (lol), human love songs and the most important and only true Love, so I will share a few of both, because why not.
Pieces – Bethel // unreserved, unrestrained Your love is wild for me / You don’t hide Yourself to tease us
Reckless Love (feat Melodie Malone) – Passion // there is no shadow You won’t light up,
Mountain You won’t climb up, coming after me
All of Me – John Legend // my head’s under water but I’m breathing fine / love your curves and all your edges all your perfect imperfections
Actions – John Legend // actions speak louder than, speak louder than, speak louder than love songs, I’ve been doing it all wrong
Much to the annoyance of one of my friends in particular, I don’t really dance. There was a time in my life when dancing was very special to me, now I watch rather than participating. That said, here’s a couple songs that make me feel like dancing, even if I just watch others. (Incidentally these are mostly songs from movies. Hmm.)
This is Me – The Greatest Showman // run away, they say, no one’ll love you as you are / I am who I’m meant to be, this is me
Prince Ali – Aladdin (2019) // Prince Ali, mighty is he, Ali Ababwa, strong as ten regular men, definitely!
Come Alive – The Greatest Showman // ’cause you’re just a dead man walking, thinking that’s your only option / go and ride your light, let it burn so bright, reaching up to the sky
Better for It – Riley Clemmons // when it hurts, there’s a real good reason / I’m better ’cause I’ll never have to be the way I would be without You
I am pretty sure that I would be impossible to pick top favorite songs from movies, so here are just a random few.
Beauty & the Beast – Beauty and the Beast (2017) // tale as old as time, tune as old as song / both a little scared, neither one prepared
Never Enough – Loren Allred // All the shine of a thousand spotlights, all the stars we steal from the night sky will never be enough / these hands could hold the world but it’ll
never be enough
Circle of Life / Nants’ Ingonyama – Lion King (2019) // From the day we arrive on the planet and blinking, step into the sun, there’s more to be seen than can ever be seen, more to do than can ever be done
I Am Moana (Song of the Ancestors) – Moana Soundtrack // Who am I? I am a girl who loves my island, I’m the girl who loves the sea / I will carry you here in my heart you’ll remind me
Whenever I am having trouble falling asleep, I listen to Lauren Daigle, although that may sound critical of her music, I promise it’s not. Something about her songs just helps me feel at peace.
Praise You in This Storm – Natalie Grant // I barely hear your whisper through the rain
“I’m with you” / my help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth
Your Wings – Lauren Daigle // when ten thousand arrows take flight remind me that You are my armor / you cover me, I’m under Your wings
Here’s My Heart – Lauren Daigle // I have life, I can breathe / I am healed, I am free
Hmmm. I’ve having trouble with this one……I guess I’ll just reach back a few years. :))
Lights Shine Bright (feat. hollyn) – TobyMac // I wanna reflect the sun, cut like precious diamonds / music for the people to illuminate the soul
Lovely – Hollyn // words are bouncin’ ’round my head, I can’t stop their echoing / but You call me lovely, You say I’m wonderfully made
Real Love – Hillsong Y&F // running deep, stretching wide / perfect love realized
Oceans – Hillsong United // Your grace abounds in deepest waters / when oceans rise, my soul will rest in Your embrace
Who doesn’t love songs that help motivate you to get stuff done (or walk faster). I definitely have quite a few that work for this prompt. (Hamilton, anyone!!!)
Rise Up – Andra Day // You’re broken down and tired of living life on a merry go round / it feels like it’s getting hard to breathe and I know you feel like dying / But I promise we’ll take the world to its feet and move mountains
Satisfied – Renee Elise Goldsberry // Alexander, I’ll never forget the first time I saw your face, I have never been the same / I’m a girl in a world in which my only job is to marry rich
Underdog – Alicia Keys // keep on keeping at what you love, you’ll find that someday soon enough, you will rise up, rise up, yeah / on the run from a country where they put you in prison for being a woman and speaking your mind
Love Theory (Remix) – Kirk Franklin // no greater love makes my heart beat / I don’t wanna love nobody but You
Speak To Me – Koryn Hawthorne // I wanna wake up to you every day / ‘Cause you mean the world to me, You are my everything
To be completely honest, I don’t like that many really old songs, so don’t be surprised if I can’t think of many. I think I’ll include one that feels old or vintage, maybe.
My Favorite Things – Julie Andrews // raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens / silver-white winters that melt into springs
Grace Kelly – The Yale Spizzwinks // I try to be like Grace Kelly, but all her looks were too sad / say what you want to satisfy yourself, hey, but you only want what everybody else says you should want
How Great Thou Art // I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder / thy power throughout the universe displayed
I am tagging…….
Olivia @ Olivia’s Pen
Sarah Thea @ Sarah Thea Blog.
Maggie @ Maggie’s Doodles
(To anyone else who wants to do this tag, have fun! And make sure to tell me when you do!)
How do you feel about tags? Reading and doing them? What are a couple of your answers to any of these prompts?