Despite recent events and misgivings, my Happy Playlist has been faithfully playing all week if not more.
(yes, it really is called the happy list)
So, what's on my list and why?
#1.Dark Blue - Jack's Mannequin
gorgeous shot of the gorgeous Andrew Macmahon by Keaton Andrew
it's realistic yet hopeful.It's honest. you've been there. the cheerful guitar riffs with the right amount of drums to drum up some heart strings. once in a while we need to slow down and take in how perfect the shade of the night is. and that's all you need.
the world could be burning down :)
#2.The Resolution- Jack's Mannequin
My favourite part :
I don't need a witness
To know that I survived
I don't need a witness
To know that I survived
If you have been through something no one should, and you're reading this, hats off to you.
It may not be something everyone knows, but you know you made it. God knows you made it.
There's no need for worldly acknowledgement.
And we all need light, but we first need to admit that we do. What's the point of groping around in the dark when you actually have the opportunity of light?
#3. The Bird and the Worm - Owl City
It's just tooo cute. Happy lyrics, happy tunes. Love in its purest form, friendship. :)
#4. Marching Bands of Manhattan - Deathcab for Cutie
Another uplifting love song. declaration of care and love for someone else with one of the most imaginative ways possible. Knowing you want to cheer up the other person you care about, wanting to see them happy.
#5. Face Up - Lights
"Dark out, but you still gotta light up"
Everyone's been there and she knows it. What else can we do but get up? Why do we dwell on things that don't make us feel alright? We need to always remember.
#6. Quiet - Lights
It's nice to have someone you can be quiet with, no need for conversation, just being there and it will be enough. We should also take time out for ourselves, and reflect amid the busy bustle of routine.
#7. Second Go - Lights
We can never be reminded enough of how God loves us as we are. We may feel ugly on the inside but He knows we can clean up and He believes in us. We ask for second chances, always forgetting there is always second chances with Him.
#8. Lions! - Lights
Lions maybe represent many things in different people's lives. It could means dangers and fears. Problems and questions, but it could also stand for the lion of Judah.
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"
We are not brave on our own, and we don't know how far we can grow if we are not first put to the test.
'You don't have to feel safe to feel unafraid'
Makes me think of Daniel in the lions den, Queen Esther, Moses and every other bible hero you've known.
They didn't now whether they would make it out alive, and some didn't, but they were unafraid.
#9. Hands On Me - Vanessa Carlton
Trust who you love :)
#10. MFEO pt 2 : You can breathe- Jack's Mannequin
Love the piano. We need that time to breathe. we can run but in the end we need to face it .
#11. Carousel - Vanessa Carlton
It's a pick me up coming from a friend who has been there, love will come around again :)
#12. Letters from the Sky - Civil Twilight
You're never going to away forever. At some point you'll meet again :) always hope :)
#13. Family Tree - Matthew West
Don't let the past rule your future. We are able to break bondage that are hereditary. God always gives us second chances .
'yesterday does not define you '
#14. The Story of your Life - Matthew West
We decide the course of our story
#15, Gimme Sympathy - Metric
They stop you from venturing out and discovering for yourself what you're truly capable of
Don't always stay in the safe zone, you will never find out your true potential that way
#16. Kings and Queens - 30 Seconds to Mars
I'd like to think of it as we are the kings and queens of promise. we are more than we think we are.
#17. Nolita Fairytale- Vanessa Carlton
They can take success away from you but they cannot take your spirit
#18. Choices - The Hoosiers
I can do it, you don't have to make me do it
#19. Make it without you - Andrew Belle
People are bound to let you down, just move on :)
#20. Rabbit Heart [Raise it up] - Florence + the Machine
those in authority might misuse their power but we have to stand up for ourselves
#21. We R who we R- Ke$ha
admittedly a major guilty pleasure, but doesn't hurt to remember who we are. Live it up well.
#22. Breathe - Michelle Branch
When everything seems to be going wrong, take a breather.
# 23. Crooked Teeth - Deathcab for Cutie
Sometimes we have to acknowledge that something isn't going to work and let it go.