Monday, November 25, 2013

30 Days of Truth, Day 13 ~ Band or Artist That Has Gotten You Through Some Tough Days

This one is one on the easier end of the spectrum in the challenge, I suppose, but mostly because my entire life is narrated by background music.

When I originally wrote this, I wrote about the Foo Fighters, specifically about one song of theirs that spoke to my heart at a time when I really needed it.

There is a great deal of irony that they are the band I chose that day, though I'm not about to reveal the reason why here today.

Day 13 ~ Band or artist that has gotten you through some tough days

If I would have revisited this challenge last year, pretty much at any point last year, I would almost certainly be writing about Adele. The pain evident in her voice, the haunting lyrics, the times when you question how the hell she has had her heart broken so badly at so young an age.

For a while, she was the background music in my head.

Not anymore.

I still love her, don't get me wrong....but I'm different now, so the music that speaks to my soul must be too.

These days, if I had to pick one artist I relate to more than anyone else, it's P!nk.

She's edgier, she's blunt, she's completely honest. She sings about what living with a really messed up relationship is like, and she doesn't use flowery metaphors to do it. She strips it down and tells it like it is.

She's always been someone that I adore because she embraced who she is a long time ago and makes no apologies about it.

Embrace your weird. You're already awesome. If other people can't figure that out, it's their loss.

This is still probably my favorite live performance of any song in the history of time. The fact that I completely related to it at the time, just made it more so.

Recently though, it's just been...well...more that we share.

Try was a song that I heard for the first time when I was at the bottom of the Adele well. When I was sad and reflective and tired and was getting close to being done fighting. I needed to hear this song, and the first thing I did when I heard it was send it to my husband. He needed to hear it too.

This one, a reminder that it's all worth fighting for as long as you can remember what the reason you're doing it is.

And finally, this one. The song that has become the theme song of my marriage, of my life, of everything that I've been fighting for, that we've been fighting for. Goddamn I love this woman.

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