This is an interesting challenge. A list of songs that describe my life, huh? I’ll give it a shot…
The first song on my tape would be This Woman and This Man, by Clay Walker. This song describes to me exactly what I felt was wrong with my marriage after my wife left me a few months ago. It was a song I actually think I learned from and helped me get through some tough times.
The next song on my tape would by Private Parts, by Halestorm. This song is about a relationship struggling because one person won’t let the other through emotional walls. It’s something I’ve always struggled with. I have a hard time letting people in because I’m always afraid of getting hurt. I experienced a lot of heartbreak as a child as move after move ripped me away from friends and loved ones. I eventually got to a point where I just stopped letting anyone in because it was just easier that way. But now that I’m not longer moving around the country I’ve never figured out how to take the walls back down.
After that I would add I’ll Try by Alan Jackson. This song basically says that marriage and forever are tough, but I’ll do the best I can to make it work.
Now I’m going to add Not Strong Enough by Apocalyptica. This song described exactly how I felt when my wife and I were at the point in our separation that I thought we’d never be back together again. And no matter how hard I tried I could not stop thinking about her or missing her. I didn’t have the strength to move on alone.
Tension by Avenged Sevenfold is a song that deals with the stress of just every day life. Not having enough time to just relax and enjoy the things I have because I’m always busy because of work, stuck in traffic, or dealing with the other shit that life throws at me. None of which are lemons, by the way, so no lemonade for me.
I’ll Be There For You by Bon Jovi describes exactly how I feel about my wife right now. No matter what, I’ll be there for her no matter how tough things get or how shitty they become. I love her and will do anything within my power to make her happy.
Sorry by Buckcherry perfectly describes the way I felt after I realized how horribly I’d treated my wife for so long. If I could’ve written a song about how a felt once I’d realized what an ass I’d been this is exactly what it would say.
It’s Not Over by Daughtry is another song that describes the way I feel about my marriage. It’s not over, I’ll try to make it right this time around.
Serenity by Godsmack, because, well, I could use some damn serenity. And a place to hide.
Here’s To Us by Halestorm is a song about just hanging out at the bar, drinking and having a good time. I love nights like that, where you can just forget everything for a few hours and just let it all loose.
In keeping with the somber theme, here’s another song that describes perfectly how I feel about my life and marriage right now. My wife IS the reason for me to change who I used to be. The Reason, by Hoobastank (hilarious name).
Storm by Saliva is a song about finding out you’re alone and why. And to do that you must face the storm. I’m facing my storm right now and hopefully navigating through it successfully.
Maybe by Sick Puppies is a song about not being satisfied with what you have or who you are and reaching for more. I’ve realized that in order for me to keep the things and people in my life that make me happy that I need to change.
Someone Who Cares by Three Days Grace is a song about how hard it is to find people that actually care about you. I can definitely relate to this as the only people who I know truly care about me are family. The friends that I did have turned out to be complete jackasses and I’ve found it hard to open up to new people for that very reason.
I think my tape is full now. I could probably go on and on, but if you’re still reading this you’re likely incredibly depressed and crying or pissed that I’m such a sentimental idiot and you’re going to leave me a comment telling me to get over it. Either way, thanks for hanging with me until the end. Your perseverance is astonishing.