“Where words fail, music speaks.”- Hans Christian Anderson
As I have just begun my Lupron shots for my first IVF cycle, I am focusing on ways to stay calm. Music has always been a very positive way to express feelings without having to say a word (even though I’m usually singing the entire time). Music is easier because it isn’t my words I’m singing along to. Music is universal. It acknowledges that others have experienced similar feelings. It’s almost impossible for me to feel lonely when listening to music. And it makes expressing some pretty crappy thoughts and feelings a whole lot easier. So here are some songs on my playlist to help me get through this next month.
1. Even If It Breaks Your Heart- Eli Young Band
This just may be one of my favorite songs for anything, anywhere. Which is why it’s number one!
2. Won’t Back Down- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
“You can stand me up at the gates of hell but I won’t back down.”
3. Survivor- Destiny’s Child
We dance to this song at my Shake it Fit class and I feel like I can do anything, survive anything or kick anyone’s ass!
4. Stronger- Kanye West
There are so many artists with songs called “Stronger” out there: Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson and Christina Aguilera but Kanye’s my favorite. It makes me want to laugh and dance all while making me believe that I could actually be a successful rap artist. 🙂
5. Fix You- Coldplay
No words needed here. This song blows my mind. I get chills all over my body. Every. single. time.
6. Laughed Until We Cried- Jason Aldean
I am a huge country music fan, so I was surprised that I hadn’t heard this song when it popped up on my Pandora the other day. I am so glad that I didn’t skip it.
“Just the other night, the baby was cryin’
So I got out of bed and rocked her awhile
And I held her tight and I told her it would be alright
And my mind went back to a few years ago
When we tried so long, we almost gave up hope
And I remember you comin’ in and tellin’ me the news
Oh man, we were livin’, goin’ crazy in the kitchen
We danced and screamed and held each other tight
We laughed until we cried”
7. I Won’t Give Up- Jason Mraz
Beautiful song about pain in life, how we all experience it and how wonderful it is to come out of it victorious. And Jason Mraz looks like Jesus in this video.
8. God Gave Me You- Blake Shelton
It always reminds me that I have Josh by my side to help me through all the ups, downs and days of doubt. The beginning of this music video is so cute, I had ever seen it before I put the video up on here.
9. So Much to Say- Dave Matthews Band
I asked Josh to give me ideas for songs to go on this list and he gave me this one. He said it’s like there is so much to say to others but you feel like you can’t really tell other people what’s going on because it’s so personal. And Dave needs to be on any playlist.
“keep it locked up inside don’t talk about it
t-t-talk about the weather
yeah yeah yeah
open up my head and let me out little baby
‘Cos here we have been standing for a long long time
can’t see the light
treading trodden trails for a long long time”
10. Roar- Katy Perry
I’m not really a fan of Katy Perry but this song came out at a time when I really needed it about a year ago. I had some serious transitioning going on in my life and I was also dealing with infertility. It really does help me dance through the fire. I still love listening to it today. I will be a champion, and you WILL hear me roar.
What’s on your playlist?