There are times in my life where music seems to become more important than other times. This time we’re in has been a time where I’ve really turned to music. It has been such a help to me over the last couple of months, and I find myself feeling even more grateful for it. I thought I’d share a few of the songs that I’ve really enjoyed recently, and the lyrics that are helping me get by.
“Trying” by Colony House has been my go to song for the last couple of months. It feels fitting to me for where I am in life, and with everything going on. There’s one line in particular though that has stood out to me from the song. “You know I don’t feel so alone ’cause every heart to ever beat is like the heart inside of me that’s trying.” It’s just such a good reminder that even though all of us are dealing with different circumstances we still have a lot in common. We’re all humans trying our best to figure out our way through this life. We deal with the same emotions and more. We’re not alone even if we feel like we are at times.
I’ve been listening to a lot of Kacey Musgraves recently, and her song “Rainbow” has been another go to of mine. In the song she says “Cause the sky is finally open, the rain and wind stopped blown’ but you’re stuck out in the same old storm again. You hold tight to your umbrella, well, darlin’ I’m just trying to tell ya that there’s always been a rainbow hanging over your head.” Something that has become a theme in my life over the years is perspective, and this song I feel puts it perfectly. It’s helped me to remember that even now there’s still a lot of good happening. Focusing on that has helped my mental health tremendously, and makes this time a little easier.
I’ve been spending a majority of my time outside recently, and so this next song seems fitting. Being outside in the sun makes me feels so much better, and “Sunshine on my Shoulders” by John Denver is a song I’ve listened to a good bit while enjoying the sunny days. Every time it comes on I’m reminded to take a minute to really focus on the sun that’s glaring down. I stop, take a breathe, and appreciate the warmth I feel on my skin. It’s quite nice.
The last song I wanted to share is a special song to me because it’s how I got the name AshNOuterSpace. The first time I heard Outer space/Carry On it grabbed me, and even now still holds a special place in my heart. It came on the other day and as it reached the Carry On part the lyrics “it won’t be long, you know it’s gonna get better” comforted me. I don’t know what’s to come, but some form of better will hopefully come before long. While the whole song is great if you’d like to hear the part I’m talking about you can find Carry On around 4:38 in this video.
These are just a few of the songs that are helping me during this time. They’ve brought me reminders, peace, and comfort. They’ve made me smile, helped me remember to pay attention to the little things, and reminded me to just breathe. I hope that maybe you can find those same things in these songs as well. If not these songs then I hope you’ve found other songs or other things to help you during this time.
What songs or activities are helping you during this time? I’d love to hear from you so feel free to let me know in the comments. Thanks so much for reading! Have a great week!