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Follow along as I listen to music from genres such as rock, pop and everything in between.

Need some pop punk to warm me up in this very icy Texas weather.

I wanna hear another fast song Something to tune out all these bad thoughts Light a fire in the coldest hearts filling up the halls Pass another lit match to burn and we can fast-cut now to the curtain call (We now return to our regularly scheduled program)

Melancholy kaleidoscope, it's high time You shake things up and get the picture in your head right Melancholy kaleidoscope, it's alright Can't be one hundred if you're only giving ninety-five ♪ ♫ ♪

#AllTimeLow

Up to Volume 10 now on my playlists. As usual with my playlists, this one spans the spectrum of pop and rock. You'll find pop rock, pop punk, Christian rock, some metal tracks and even some classics in this playlist.

There's so many great songs in this playlist. So, instead of torturing myself by trying to pick my favorite songs — which I always struggle to do anyway — I'm just going to list down the notable songs that you might want to check out.

Top 3 Favorite Songs

  • Broken by Lifehouse – this is an older track but still a really good one. I love the lyrics. And I love the many possible interpretations of this song. I view this song differently now, than when I listened to it back in high school.
  • No Matter What by Papa Roach – love this track from Papa Roach. Love the lyrics. Love the melody. Sing it to your significant other.
  • Peace Be Still by Hope Darst – beautiful song from Hope Darst. It was just what I needed to hear back then. Fast forward to today and I still get lots of frisson listening to it.

Top 3 Favorite New Finds

  • Best I Ever Had by State Of Shock – I have a soft spot for bands who write songs like this one. I'm not exactly sure what genre this song fits in, other than... rock. Maybe pop rock? It's just a great track and a great find.
  • Criminal by State Champs – what can I say, I love listening to pop punk. And this song is a good representation of that genre.
  • Life In Pink by The Ready Set – love this chill, slow rock track. Perfect for relaxing at the end of work week.

Honorable Mentions

Lastly, honorable mentions goes to these three classic songs from eras gone by. I grew up listening to these songs. And I love listening to them today, just as much as I did when I was still a kid.

In case you didn't know, you could press the Play button on the embedded player and it will go through each song in the playlist. That will give you a 30-second preview of each track.

#Playlist

What a great new find! This one goes out to the wife!

I can't see through the stars in my eyes. And I don't recall breathing steady, ever since you've been in my life. So, let me catch my breath, before you steal it once again. I should be dead by now.

I swear it, on my heart you know I wear it on my sleeve, For everyone to see that I am yours and you belong to me.

And nothing in this world could ever make me this happy. So, don't fall asleep (don't fall asleep) I'm yours to keep (I'm yours to keep) And from here on in, I'm giving it everything.

Cause, nothing compares to what we share. I don't have a care in the world. Cause even if it all came crashing down, As long as you're around, I'll be safe and sound. ♪ ♫ ♪

#TonightAlive

A pretty good pop punk track.

#ForeverTheSickestKids

Some of the best Marianas Trench songs IMO were from their earlier albums — back when they were still writing emo music. So much raw emotion in this track.

Tear those pictures off the wall I don't think I will need them all again I think the problem here is there's nothing wrong I guess that I can coast along for now

Little bit, little more, There's something missing I'm missing the point I did before

I'm sorry that I'm always the one to let you down again And I feel so ashamed It should have been easy (I feel so low) And I want you to know That I won't let go again (I feel so low) ♪ ♫ ♪

#MarianasTrench

I suppose you could call this track a classic now? It's still a really good one.

Hey, what's the point of this? Oh, hey, what's your favorite song? Maybe we could hum along

Well, I think you're smart You sweet thing Tell me your name I'm dying here

Ah-ooh, got you where I want you, oh yeah Ah-ooh, got you where I want you, yeah ♪ ♫ ♪

#TheFlys

I'm still dealing with some problems In fact I find it hard to stay I'm sure people, they will talk And you will hear what they all say About my judgement and my character The verdict is up to you I am human and my work is never through

And I'd love to say I'd change a thing about it But who I was made who I am

Yeah I know I've made mistakes And I will take them to the grave All my skeletons will guide me On the path for me to seek Every fire I felt burn me Gave me something more than scars Every single choice we made Made us exactly who we are ♪ ♫ ♪

#TheGospelYouth

Featured song for February 2021 is the acoustic version of Ricochet by Starset. This is a beautiful, more mellow version of the already really good original.

#FeaturedSong #Starset

Beautiful, albeit a sad song from Black Stone Cherry.

The things my father said would make me a better man Hard work and the love of friends, a woman that understands

I hope my father knows the seeds we've sewn still grow At night I go to sleep and pray he's watching over me

Somewhere there's a star that's shining So bright that I can see you smile And all that I need is one last chance Just to hear you say goodbye ♪ ♫ ♪

#BlackStoneCherry

Another great new find!

How can I relate to a world I feel is broken To the minds that I feel won't open And how can I speak life When all I see is death and all I see is strife Yeah, I'll tell them

Look into their eyes Listen to their cries Voices speak demise

Tear down These walls Well this can't go on forever Something's gotta give Burn down And relearn Well we won't be here forever Somethings gotta change Right now ♪ ♫ ♪

#FireFromTheGods

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