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I can see the time I've wasted And my life is passing by It's so hard to keep on living Tryin' to keep this dream alive Try to tell myself it's worth it But the words never come out 'Cause I wanna find the truth so tell me now

Where do I begin I was lost at the edge of dying in a world so cold Where do I begin Now I'm alive I can see I'm ready to be on my own One more step to take Before it's too late I just wanna reach the end

So where do I begin Where do I begin ♪ ♫ ♪

#SickPuppies

Heard this song on the radio a few weeks ago and it still won't leave my mind. Such a beautiful song. It brings peace to my heart and soul. I hope listening to it does the same for you.

I remember how You told me That life may not be easy And everything that I need You’ve already given me

I remember how You told me I can trust You completely So why am I doubting When You proved that You’d fight for me

You’ve walked me through fires Pulled me from flames If You’re in this with me I won’t be afraid

When the smoke billows higher, oh and higher And it feels like I can barely breathe I’ll walk through these fires Cause You’re walking with me

I’m changed by Your mercy Covered by Your peace I’m living out the victory Doesn’t mean I won’t feel the heat

You’ve walked me through fires Pulled me from flames If You’re in this with me I won’t be afraid

When the smoke billows higher, oh and higher And it feels like I can barely breathe I’ll walk through these fires Cause You’re walking with me

I can face anything Cause You’re here with me I can do all things Cause You strengthen me

I remember how You showed me The price of my redemption Lord, how could I question When You proved that You’d die for me

You’ve walked me through fires Pulled me from flames If You’re in this with me I won’t be afraid

When the smoke billows higher, oh and higher And it feels like I can barely breathe I’ll walk through these fires Cause You’re walking with me

I’ll walk through these fires Cause You’re walking with me ♪ ♫ ♪

#JordanStCyr

There's some deep, really deep soul searching going on in this track. And with that comes some really explicit lyrics. However, just try to imagine the hell the song writer is going through, to be able to write a song like this one. It is full of honest and raw self-reflection. And at times, almost like a cry for help. I wish him nothing but peace.

I think I'm going nowhere like a rat trapped in a maze Every wall that I knock down is just a wall that I replace I'm in a race against myself I try to keep a steady pace How the fuck will I escape if I never close my case? Oh my God, I keep on stressin', every second that I waste Is another second sooner to a blessing I won't take But my therapist will tell me that I'm going through a stage Yeah, it's not a fucking stage, I just wanna feel okay, okay Motherfucker, now you got my attention I need to change a couple things 'cause something is missin' And what if I were to lie, tell you everything is fine? Every single fucking day I get closer to the grave I am terrified, I fell asleep at the wheel again Crashed my car just to feel again It obliterates me, disintegrates me, annihilates me

'Cause I'm about to break down, searching for a way out I'm a liar, I'm a cheater, I'm a non-believer I'm a popular, popular monster I break down, falling into love now with falling apart I'm a popular, popular fucking monster ♪ ♫ ♪

#FallingInReverse

Y'all still remember Avril Lavigne? She had some great songs back then. This is probably my favorite from her “The Best Damn Thing” album. This song was also really tough to listen to, when you're in a long distance relationship.

I always needed time on my own I never thought I'd need you there when I cry And the days feel like years when I'm alone And the bed where you lie Is made up on your side

When you walk away I count the steps that you take Do you see how much I need you right now?

When you're gone The pieces of my heart are missing you When you're gone The face I came to know is missing too When you're gone The words I need to hear to always get me through the day And make it OK I miss you ♪ ♫ ♪

#AvrilLavigne

Pretty good rock cover of Halsey's “Nightmare”

#TheVeerUnion

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

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