It’s my life

It’s My Life – Bon Jovi

This song.. always hits home to me. It came on last night at the gym and it reminded me that this is my life. And I’m going to live it my way. Sometimes I think we all get stuck in whatever is happening and we start just going with the flow. When we stop and look around we have lost sight of the goal we were once seeking. We have taken a different path, lost track, and become displaced. It’s not always a bad thing but is it what you want? 

This song makes me stop. It makes me think about where I want to go. How I want to live and who I want to be. Not always a pleasant or comfortable experience realising you’ve gotten lost in the commotion. But it’s a very necessary thing too. 

I wonder if this happens to anyone else? Maybe there’s a particular song that makes you stop and reasses your life? 


Lyrics

This ain’t a song for the broken-hearted

No silent prayer for the faith-departed

I ain’t gonna be just a face in the crowd

You’re gonna hear my voice

When I shout it out loud

It’s my life

It’s now or never

I ain’t gonna live forever

I just want to live while I’m alive

(It’s my life)

My heart is like an open highway

Like Frankie said

I did it my way

I just want to live while I’m alive

It’s my life

This is for the ones who stood their ground

It’s for Tommy and Gina who never backed down

Tomorrow’s getting harder, make no mistake

Luck ain’t enough

You’ve got to make your own breaks

It’s my life

And it’s now or never

I ain’t gonna live forever

I just want to live while I’m alive

(It’s my life)

My heart is like an open highway

Like Frankie said

I did it my way

I just want to live while I’m alive

It’s my life

You better stand tall when they’re calling you out

Don’t bend, don’t break, baby, don’t back down

It’s my life

And it’s now or never

I ain’t gonna live forever

I just want to live while I’m alive

(It’s my life)

My heart is like an open highway

Like Frankie said

I did it my way

I just want to live while I’m alive

(It’s my life)

Perfect 

This song is so beautiful. Take a listen. Thank you to J for suggesting it! 

Perfect by Ed Sheeran

Lyrics

I found a love for me

Darling just dive right in

And follow my lead

Well I found a girl beautiful and sweet 

I never knew you were the someone waiting for me

‘Cause we were just kids when we fell in love

Not knowing what it was

I will not give you up this time

But darling, just kiss me slow, your heart is all I own

And in your eyes you’re holding mine

Baby, I’m dancing in the dark with you between my arms

Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song

When you said you looked a mess, I whispered underneath my breath

But you heard it, darling, you look perfect tonight

Well I found a woman, stronger than anyone I know

She shares my dreams, I hope that someday I’ll share her home

I found a love, to carry more than just my secrets

To carry love, to carry children of our own

We are still kids, but we’re so in love

Fighting against all odds

I know we’ll be alright this time

Darling, just hold my hand

Be my girl, I’ll be your man

I see my future in your eyes

Baby, I’m dancing in the dark, with you between my arms

Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song

When I saw you in that dress, looking so beautiful

I don’t deserve this, darling, you look perfect tonight

Baby, I’m dancing in the dark, with you between my arms

Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song

I have faith in what I see

Now I know I have met an angel in person

And she looks perfect

I don’t deserve this

You look perfect tonight

Ledisi – Add to Me 

 A beautiful friend recommended this song. I think it’s fantastic. Not necessarily something I would have picked myself.. but listen to the lyrics. I’ve included a link to the song at the bottom of the post. Enjoy❤️

“Add To Me” 

Took a lot, now you got my attention

It’s crazy you making me comfortable

But now you’re beating out the competition

But I’m the type that needs a little more
Clothes, rings, all of them mean nothing to me

I need more, what you offering me

Yeah, all of that can go it’s you

What I want (it’s deeper than material things)
I need some relation

Good conversation

Give me stimulation

What’s your motivation

How you gonna add to me

Yeah, ah

How you gonna add to me

How you gonna add to me

(Yeah, ah)

Show me, what it

Is you feel for me

I’m just saying

Can you handle me

How you gonna add to me

Yeah, ah

How you gonna add to me (yeah)
So what you gonna do

Now you got it and its all on you

(It’s all on you)

Well you ain’t gotta go so fast

Just give me something that’s gonna last
Clothes, rings, all of them mean nothing to me

Give me, more than what you’re offering to me

Yeah, all of that can go it’s you

What I want (it’s deeper than material things)
I need some relation

Good conversation

Give me stimulation

What’s your motivation

How you gonna add to me

Yeah, ah

How you gonna add to me

Oh, yeah

Show me, what it is you feel for me

I’m just saying can you handle me

How you gonna add to me

Yeah, ah

How you gonna add to me

Yeah
I can be good on my own (can you add to me)

But I don’t wanna be alone (can you add to me)

But you gotta have it all together (can you add to me)

So we can be stronger together (can you add to me)

Tell me all your dreams and your goals (can you add to me)

Paying all my bills on my own (can you handle me)

Made a lot of money last year (can you handle me)

Plan to make more this year (can you add to me)
I’ve been in the spiritual place (ooooo)

So when it gets hard don’t break

Show me you’re a winner

I don’t need a quitter

How you gonna add to me

How you gonna add to me

How you gonna add to me

I need some relation

Good conversation

Give me stimulation

What’s your motivation

How you gonna add to me

Yeah, ah

How you gonna add to me

Yeah, ah

Show me, what it

Is you feel for me

I’m just saying can you handle me

How you gonna add to me

Yeah, ah

How you gonna add to me

Yeah, ah

I need some relation

Good conversation

Give me stimulation

What’s your motivation

How you gonna add to me

Yeah, ah

How you gonna add to me

Yeah, ah
Show me, what it is you feel for me

I’m just saying can you handle me

How you gonna add to me

Yeah, ah

How you gonna add to me

Yeah, ah
Ooooo

How you gonna add to me

What can you add to me

What can you add to me

Show me you’re a winner

(Hey) I don’t need a quitter

What can you add to me

What can you add to me

Oooooo

Yeah

How can you add to me (what can you add to me)

How can you add to me (what can you add to me)
Add to Me

Stand by Me

I am truly blessed to have beautiful friends. And when I think of friends – this song comes to mind. Finding strength in friends is such a blessing. 

Lyrics 

When the night has come

And the land is dark

And the moon is the only light we see

No I won’t be afraid

No I won’t be afraid

Just as long as you stand, stand by me

And darling, darling stand by me

Oh, now, now, stand by me

Stand by me, stand by me

If the sky that we look upon

Should tumble and fall

And the mountain should crumble to the sea

I won’t cry, I won’t cry

No I won’t shed a tear

Just as long as you stand, stand by me

And darling, darling stand by me

Oh, stand by me

Stand by me, stand by me, stand by me

Whenever you’re in trouble won’t you stand by me

Oh, now, now, stand by me

Oh, stand by me, stand by me, stand by me

Darling, darling stand by me

Stand by me

Oh stand by me, stand by me, stand by me

Ben E King – Stand by Me

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

This song inspires me.. and somehow makes me feel happy and strong.. all at once. It’s a song that I can’t listen to without a smile on my lips. Hopefully you’ll also experience that feeling 😊

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Lyrics 

Listen baby, ain’t no mountain high,

Ain’t no valley low, ain’t no river wide enough baby

If you need me call me no matter where you are

No matter how far; don’t worry baby

Just call my name; I’ll be there in a hurry

You don’t have to worry

Oh baby there ain’t no mountain high enough

Ain’t no valley low enough

Ain’t no river wide enough

To keep me from getting to you babe

Remember the day I set you free

I told you you could always count on me darling

From that day on, I made a vow

I’ll be there when you want me

Some way, some how

Oh baby there ain’t no mountain high enough

Ain’t no valley low enough

Ain’t no river wide enough

To keep me from getting to you babe

Oh no darling

No wind, no rain

Or winters cold can stop me baby, na na baby

‘Cause you are my goal

If you’re ever in trouble

I’ll be there on the double

Just send for me, oh baby, ha

My love is alive

Way down in my heart

Although we are miles apart

If you ever need a helping hand

I’ll be there on the double

Just as fast as I can

Don’t you know that there

Ain’t no mountain high enough

Ain’t no valley low enough

Ain’t no river wide enough

To keep me from getting to you babe

Don’tcha know that there

Ain’t no mountain high enough

Ain’t no valley low enough

Ain’t no river wide enough

Ain’t mountain high enough

Ain’t no valley low enough

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

This song inspires me.. and somehow makes me feel happy and strong.. all at once. It’s a song that I can’t listen to without a smile on my lips. Hopefully you’ll also experience that feeling 😊

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Lyrics 

Listen baby, ain’t no mountain high,

Ain’t no valley low, ain’t no river wide enough baby

If you need me call me no matter where you are

No matter how far; don’t worry baby

Just call my name; I’ll be there in a hurry

You don’t have to worry

Oh baby there ain’t no mountain high enough

Ain’t no valley low enough

Ain’t no river wide enough

To keep me from getting to you babe

Remember the day I set you free

I told you you could always count on me darling

From that day on, I made a vow

I’ll be there when you want me

Some way, some how

Oh baby there ain’t no mountain high enough

Ain’t no valley low enough

Ain’t no river wide enough

To keep me from getting to you babe

Oh no darling

No wind, no rain

Or winters cold can stop me baby, na na baby

‘Cause you are my goal

If you’re ever in trouble

I’ll be there on the double

Just send for me, oh baby, ha

My love is alive

Way down in my heart

Although we are miles apart

If you ever need a helping hand

I’ll be there on the double

Just as fast as I can

Don’t you know that there

Ain’t no mountain high enough

Ain’t no valley low enough

Ain’t no river wide enough

To keep me from getting to you babe

Don’tcha know that there

Ain’t no mountain high enough

Ain’t no valley low enough

Ain’t no river wide enough

Ain’t mountain high enough

Ain’t no valley low enough

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

This song inspires me.. and somehow makes me feel happy and strong.. all at once. It’s a song that I can’t listen to without a smile on my lips. Hopefully you’ll also experience that feeling 😊

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Lyrics 

Listen baby, ain’t no mountain high,

Ain’t no valley low, ain’t no river wide enough baby

If you need me call me no matter where you are

No matter how far; don’t worry baby

Just call my name; I’ll be there in a hurry

You don’t have to worry

Oh baby there ain’t no mountain high enough

Ain’t no valley low enough

Ain’t no river wide enough

To keep me from getting to you babe

Remember the day I set you free

I told you you could always count on me darling

From that day on, I made a vow

I’ll be there when you want me

Some way, some how

Oh baby there ain’t no mountain high enough

Ain’t no valley low enough

Ain’t no river wide enough

To keep me from getting to you babe

Oh no darling

No wind, no rain

Or winters cold can stop me baby, na na baby

‘Cause you are my goal

If you’re ever in trouble

I’ll be there on the double

Just send for me, oh baby, ha

My love is alive

Way down in my heart

Although we are miles apart

If you ever need a helping hand

I’ll be there on the double

Just as fast as I can

Don’t you know that there

Ain’t no mountain high enough

Ain’t no valley low enough

Ain’t no river wide enough

To keep me from getting to you babe

Don’tcha know that there

Ain’t no mountain high enough

Ain’t no valley low enough

Ain’t no river wide enough

Ain’t mountain high enough

Ain’t no valley low enough

The Climb

This song just seemed fitting for my current life situation. For those of you who don’t know, it’s from the movie.. ‘Hannah Montana’ 

The Climb
I can almost see it

That dream I am dreaming

But there’s a voice inside my head saying

You’ll never reach it
Every step I’m taking

Every move I make feels

Lost with no direction

My faith is shaking
But I gotta keep trying

Gotta keep my head held high
There’s always gonna be another mountain

I’m always gonna wanna make it move

Always gonna be a uphill battle

Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there

Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side

It’s the climb
The struggles I’m facing

The chances I’m taking

Sometimes might knock me down

But no, I’m not breaking
I may not know it

But these are the moments that

I’m gonna remember most, yeah

Just gotta keep going
And I, I got to be strong

Just keep pushing on
‘Cause there’s always gonna be another mountain

I’m always gonna wanna make it move

Always gonna be an uphill battle

Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there

Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side

It’s the climb, yeah!
There’s always gonna be another mountain

I’m always gonna wanna make it move

Always gonna be an uphill battle

Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there

Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side

It’s the climb, yeah!
Keep on moving, keep climbing

Keep the faith, baby

It’s all about, it’s all about the climb

Keep the faith, keep your faith, whoa

Somewhere Over the Rainbow 

Have you ever heard a more perfect voice for such a beautiful song. It’s as if an angel dwelt within Israel Kamakawiwoʻole. 

Somewhere Over the Rainbow 

Lyrics

Somewhere over the rainbow

Way up high

And the dreams that you dreamed of

Once in a lullaby

Somewhere over the rainbow

Blue birds fly

And the dreams that you dreamed of

Dreams really do come true ooh oh

Someday I’ll wish upon a star

Wake up where the clouds are far behind me

Where trouble melts like lemon drops

High above the chimney top

That’s where you’ll find me

Oh, somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly

And the dream that you dare to,

Oh why, oh why can’t I?

Well I see trees of green and red roses too,

I’ll watch them bloom for me and you

And I think to myself

What a wonderful world

Well I see skies of blue

And I see clouds of white

And the brightness of day

I like the dark

And I think to myself

What a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky

Are also on the faces of people passing by

I see friends shaking hands

Singing, “How do you do?”

They’re really singing, “I, I love you.”

I hear babies cry and I watch them grow,

They’ll learn much more than we’ll know

And I think to myself

What a wonderful world world

Someday I’ll wish upon a star

Wake up where the clouds are far behind me

Where trouble melts like lemon drops

High above the chimney top

That’s where you’ll find me

Oh, somewhere over the rainbow way up high

And the dream that you dare to, why oh, why can’t I?

Imagine 

Imagine

I’ve always loved this song. But has anyone really stopped and thought about the lyrics. I know the words as well as anyone. But today they have really struck me.. they are so powerful and deeply thought out. It really puts my current situation into perspective. This world of ours is full of trauma… and much of that trauma could be prevented if we joined together. Imagine..

Lyrics

Imagine there’s no heaven

It’s easy if you try

No hell below us

Above us only sky

Imagine all the people living for today

Imagine there’s no countries

It isn’t hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

And no religion too

Imagine all the people living life in peace, you

You may say I’m a dreamer

But I’m not the only one

I hope some day you’ll join us

And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions

I wonder if you can

No need for greed or hunger

A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you

You may say I’m a dreamer

But I’m not the only one

I hope some day you’ll join us

And the world will be as one