Every Song Tells A Story.
And every story needs a song. I’m not sure when it happens, but invariably we discover that somewhere along the line we stopped listening to music for us and started listening to music for babies that makes us want to beat ourselves repeatedly in the face with the nearest bottle/diaper wipes container/sippy cup. I don’t think Barney the purple dinosaur is popular anymore, but I still have traumatic flashbacks anytime I hear the number “3″. (My hat it has 3 corners…anyone remember that?) I weep for what Dora, Diego and Kai-lan have done to the musical taste of generations of our children.
Music is too important to let go of. So let’s put it back into our lives, starting with our own personal theme song. Not just any theme song, though. Your superhero theme song. There’s a difference.
For instance, I could very easily make U2′s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” into my 2012 theme song. However, this song makes me want to find a couple bottles of Irish Whiskey and drink until I cant cry and/or drunk text anymore. That’s not exactly what I’m looking for in my life!
Anything by Pat Benatar is badass and can be included on any playlist anywhere…
Here are some tips to finding your perfect Superhero Theme Song that won’t make you want to crawl into a corner sobbing into a mason jar full of wine:
It makes you want to shake your ass! You know the ass that you love right this very second? Yeah. Shake it like a polaroid picture!
It inspires you to do epic shit! whiny, angsty songs have a time and a place…but this isn’t the time or place. You’ve got shit to do!
It makes you happy! You know that kind of happy that only music brings? The feeling that starts from deep inside and makes every cell dance? Ya. Listen to more of that!
It means something to you. Music is poetry set to music…those are two really powerful tools for personal insight. Use it to their full potential and bring awesome music back into your every day life.
It doesn’t have to reflect where you are right now, it can be an attitude or idea that you want to get to. I find that most of my inspirational songs give voice to an emotion, feeling, or strength that I just can’t quite model yet. So the songs model it for me until I can.
Incidentally, the better you know yourself, the better your song will resonate with you. So if you’ve been slacking on any of the challenges (week one, week two, or week three) now’s your chance to get all caught up. The more you see yourself, the more you’ll know what you like and need in your life!
I have a preeteen and a teenager in my house, so I have to fight for my right to groove to my playlist. They roll their eyes, they make disparaging sounds with their mouths, they point and cover their ears when I start up my spotify while I’m cooking. And then I start shaking my ass and singing my songs and who has the last laugh THEN?! Well, they do. I’ve decided being a mom to teens is kinda like being a voluntary laughingstock. But I don’t care because I can’t hear it over my loud music. They can suck it, mama’s got her groove thing going!
My song for 2012 is…
I hoop to this, I cook to it, I dance to it, I wake up to it, I drive to it, I say it in my head. I’ve been a quiet, shy, reserved, anxious person for most of my life (bwahahaha, I am NOT even KIDDING!) because I was more concerned with what other people wanted of me or thought of me. Because of that, no one has really known who I am, least of all me. Now, I gotta set people straight. When other people try to put me in a box that I don’t want to be in, instead of just going with it I have an alarm in my head that sings, “THAT’S NOT MY NAME!” I can’t ignore it!
So, what about you? Have you found your song(s) yet?
I’ve compiled a bunch of mine in a spotify playlist, and I’ve pinned some theme song videos to my pinterest “It’s All About Me, Bitches!” pinterest board.
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