I’ve always been a lyric girl. I love a good melody, but at the end of the day…I want to listen to a song that means something to me. I want to fall in love with songs with beautifully crafted words that help me understand myself and the world around me. I want lyrics that become mantras.
When you’re a music fan, sometimes the best songs you’ve ever listened to are on the ones about music itself.
With that in mind, I started working on a playlist back in May 2012 titled it my “Songs About Music” playlist. (Clever name, I know.) I wanted to create a collection of songs about themselves – songs that described what it means to be a music fan, what it means to love a song, what it means to love bands, even want it means to me on the road or at a show.
With that as my only qualifier, I went to work adding songs here and there as I ran across them in my daily listening. Sometimes the girls would throw in a suggestion. But it’s been this quiet little back-burner project for the past three-and-a-half years that I’ve never shared on the blog.
I’ve seen a lot of live music already this month and have more in store: my buds in Quiet Company are headed to Houston next week, and the following morning I leave on a road trip up to Dallas to see those lovely Hanson gents, yet again. Plus, the first week of November is already loaded up with four bands I desperately want to see live. (Two are faves and one was featured in my first 3 bands email – are you subscribed yet?)
2015 has been a little quiet on the show attendance front, so I am absolutely basking the glow of so much live music in my life right now. Not going as often really makes you appreciate when you can. And because of that, it seems like the perfect time to share this playlist.
For your listening pleasure, here is my Songs About Music playlist:
What is your favorite song about music?
I’ve been asking on Twitter and Instagram this week for your picks because I view this as a “playlist in progress”, meaning it’s never really going to be finished. There will always be more songs to add, and I’d love to hear your pick(s)! (Keep in mind, I look for songs whose lyrics directly relate to music…not just the song title.)
Share your picks in the comments, and I’ll add them to the list.
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