Music is everywhere. Its in everything. I can’t go a day without listening to music. No matter what I’m doing nine times out of ten I have earbuds in my ears. Music has the power to move us, it makes a feel a certain way. Often or not a song allows you for about three minutes to forget everything and just get lost.
For my second assignment this week I decided on the emotional lyrics assignment from the writing assignment bank. This assignment is a total of three stars bringing me to a total of seven stars this week. That means I only need three more stars in order to complete my assigned ten for the week.
This assignment asked…
Choose an emotion (happy, sad, excited, hyper, sleepy, suprised, inspired, ect..) and then choose three songs that elect that emotion. Name emotion, the song, and why it makes you feel that way. This can be done in three seperate tweets to allow for character count. Have fun with this!
A fairly straight forward task, that being said I took to twitter to complete this assignment.
The emotion I chose to connect three songs to was motivation or inspiring. I feel both are interchangeable. By choosing this emotion I then sought out to find three songs that I feel perfectly depict this and make me feel this particular way.
The three songs I chose were “This is Me” from The Greatest Showman, “Shallow” from A Star is Born, and “Stand” by Rascal Flatts. “This is Me” and “Shallow” have come out within the past two years and “Stand” came out back in 2006. These songs in my opinion perfectly present the feeling or emotion of being inspired or motivated.
I believe “This is Me” and “Shallow” are two songs that mostly everyone is familiar with. Both coming from very successful motion pictures. I decided to choose these two in particular because firstly I love the movies they are in. The Greatest Showman and A Star is Born are two phenomenal movies that I believe in general inspire us. But more so these two particular songs within the movie do a fantastic job of creating this motivating feeling.
Personally these songs inspire me. They’ve been something I turn to in harder times when I need a reminder that I am enough and will get through whatever it is that I am struggling with.
The third song “Stand” by Rascal Flatt’s is an older song but has just the same affect as the other two. When I was younger I would turn to this song when I was in need of motivation. It’s easy to give up or stay down if you don’t know a way out, but the lyrics in this song remind you to stand and never give up.
I attached a video in each of my tweets for this assignment because for those who haven’t heard these songs, I wanted to provide an opportunity to listen and understand what I am trying to convey. I think the best way to listen to each if you haven’t heard them is to listen once and then listen again but really pay attention to the lyrics and the message that is trying to be conveyed.
Ultimately what made me choose this assignment was my passion for music. As I write this post I have earbuds in my ear blasting music. Having said that I then decided on the emotion of motivation or inspiration because of the power it has on us as people. Songs that elect this emotion hold an enormous amount of power and can change the way we proceed with our lives. Evidently enough these song’s tell stories. I am happy I decided to participate in this assignment. If you want any other music suggestions feel free to ask!