A random list I thought of writing about some weeks back. It just so happened that these songs played in succession one fine day, and the awesomeness of the words and the music made me stop, think and listen. It’s no secret that I have crazy dreams of being a record producer, but what a pity for being completely talentless in this aspect. Hence, I am left to dream out loud.
Here are some of the many songs I wish I wrote.
“Secrets” by OneRepublic
Favorite part: “I’m sick of all the insincere, so I’m gonna give all my secrets away”
I like it because: It has a lot of meanings. At some point, one might think it’s about the band’s beginnings and success. Also, I am a big fan of Ryan Tedder.
“Shattered” by OAR (Of A Revolution)
Favorite part: “How many times can I break till I shatter? Over the line can’t define what I’m after”
I like it because: It’s about getting out of cycles, and I believe this song is not only applicable to matters of the heart, but even for career-related frustrations like resigning from your current post or not knowing which path you really want to pursue. But that’s just me.
“The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” by The Script
Favorite part: “I’m not broke, I’m just a broken hearted man”
I like it because: While the song is meant for people who cannot get over a previous relationship, it does not sound corny nor whiny, and listeners end up commiserating instead. The creative narrative is a refreshing change from all the sad songs associated with breakups.
“A Love Song For No One” by John Mayer
Favorite part: “I’m tired of being alone, so hurry up and get here”
I like it because: It’s cute. And it applies to everyone looking for love. And the song managed to be a cute way of saying that one is done with singlehood.
“How Many Words” by Blake Lewis
Favorite part: “I’m letting you go, you’re letting me down, been caught in your reign and I almost drowned”
I like it because: It’s pop with a bit of hiphop and electronica. The song is all about getting sick and tired of everything and letting go but the sounds made a world of difference. Instead of coming across as feisty, regretful and to a point, weak, the protagonist of the narrative seemed mellow but firm with letting go.
What are yours?