I know you've all seen House of Rock by now; I am positive. Soundtracks make, and break movies: no matter how brilliant the screenplay, how superb the direction, or how raunchy the lead actors off-screen adultery is, watching a movie with a terrible score is possibly the most excruciating experience in the world.
Life can be like that, too. Without the right mix of riff, lyric or emotion, you are unable to truly live. Music defines your soul; it floods your brain with pungent memory. You got the crap phucked out of you by Jimmy Johnson in the back of his 82 Bronco to that one. You and your friends got drunk in Cancun and ended up on Girls Gone Wild Volume, Sixty-Four. You don't remember that day.
Everyone should have a LifeTrack. I know you are all waiting like heroin addicts at the methadone clinic for mine...I'll administer this one slowly.
Sia, "Breathe Me"
Help, I have done it again, I have been here many times before. Hurt myself again today, and, the worst part is there's no one else to blame...Be my friend. Hold me, wrap me up. Unfold me. I am small. I'm needy. Warm me up. And breathe me...
Iron and Wine, "Such Great Heights"
They will see us waving from such great heights, "Come down now," they'll say. But everything looks perfect from far away, "Come down now," but we'll stay.
Jet, "Cold Hard Bitch" AKA "Annie's Watch Me Strip Then Phuck Your Brains Out Song"
Cold hard bitch, Just a kiss on the lips, and I was on my knees. I'm waiting, give me...Cold hard bitch, She was shakin' her hips, that's all that I need...
The Bangles, "Eternal Flame"
Close your eyes and give me your hand; do you feel my heart beating, do you understand? Do you feel the same, am I only dreaming...Or is this burning an eternal flame?
Avril Lavigne, "He Wasn't"
Uh, uh, Hey, hey; Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, hey, hey; Uh, uh, hey, hey; uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, hey, hey
Fiona Apple, "Criminal"
I’ve been a bad bad girl, I’ve been careless with a delicate man. And it’s a sad sad world, When a girl can break a boy...just because she can. Don’t you tell me to deny it, I’ve done wrong and I want to
Suffer for my sins. I’ve come to you ’cause I need guidance to be true...and I just don’t know where I can begin.
Your skin...Oh yeah your skin and bones...turn into something beautiful. D'you know for you i bleed myself dry? For you i bleed myself dry.
Nine Days, "Story of A Girl"
Your clothes never wear as well the next day, and your hair never falls in quite the same way...but you never seem to run out of things to say...
Enya, "Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)"
We can reach, we can beach far beyond the Yellow Sea...we can sail, we can sail,(sail away, sail away, sail away)...from Peru to Cebu feel the power of Babylon...we can sail, we can sail, (sail away, sail away, sail away) we can sail, we can sail...
Ben Folds Five, "Song For The Dumped"
So you wanted to take a break...slow it down some and have some space? Well phuck you too! Give me my money back...give me my money back, you bitch. I want my money back! (And don't forget to give
me back my black T-Shirt)
Crash Test Dummies, "Mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm"
She couldn't quite explain it, they'd always just been there. Mmm, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm...Mmm, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm...
Madonna, "Take A Bow"
Make them laugh, it comes so easy, when you get to the part where you're breaking my heart. Hide behind your smile, all the world loves a clown. Wish you well, I cannot stay...you deserve an award for the role that you played. No more masquerade, you're one lonely star...
I could go on forever.
What you got?