Day 14 – Boyfriend/Girlfriend Song

A Song That Reminds You Of Your Boyfriend/Girlfriend

“Hush, Little Baby” by my Daddy

My Daddy’s been singing this to me since before we became Daddy/Babygirl.  I honestly don’t remember how it came about but I know it was an idea of his that I love.  Skype Old mm  For my birthday, he recorded the above video just for me.  Jump1  I love falling asleep listening to him sing this, and it’s adorable that singing it to me also puts him to sleep, most times.  *giggles*

“Smother Me” by The Used

I heard this song a few weeks before my Daddy and I took the step to Daddy/Babygirl.  I immediately connected with it and it brought tears to my eyes.  I thought of him every time I listened to it but waited to link it to him until the night we became Daddy/Babygirl.  :)  It still makes me tear up every time I listen to it.  I love my Daddy so incredibly much and I am so lucky to be his!  This song has verses that trade off sounding like they came from me, and then from him.  It’s pert’ near perfect, and Daddy agreed it fits as “our song”.  *happy purr*

“Soft Kitty” by Kaley Cuoco and Jim Parsons from The Big Bang Theory

“Soft Kitty” piano instrumental

Daddy quoted this to me one day and I just fell head over heels in love with the simple little lyrics.  I will say I hear it very differently in my head than how it’s sung in the show…more like a poem.  So I included an instrumental link to the melody, as well.  Daddy and I often quote this together, especially when we’re feeling snuggly and sleepy.  I saw a microwavable kitten at the store several weeks ago and just had to get her as a representation of me and Daddy’s lil song.  Now when I’m cold or just feeling extra snuggable, I can warm her up and cuddle wif her and think of Daddy.  ILoveYou

“I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz

We started out as best friends, and now I’m his Baby.  Love2  This song was in the running to be “our song”, but Daddy personally latched onto it so intensely that it will always remind me of him.  Parts of it fit us and make me think about all the love, but I always see him singing it in my head and think of all the positive things he’s got going on in his life right now.  I’m honored to be a part of it and I respect all the growth I’ve seen in him as well as what he cultivates in me.  I love my Daddy!

Here’s Daddy’s!  We’re totes not thinking the same…

A Song That Reminds Me of My Baby

Again, really? Pick ONE? Not possible. There are far too many songs that remind me of my Baby to pick ONE. ^_^ However, I narrowed it down to the two BIG ones. I heard “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz and it utterly resonated with me. It is a song that I would sing heartfelt to her, if I could sing…  blah  As it is, I have indeed attempted to sing it to her. I won’t say if the results were pretty or not.  Wink Grin Smilie 1   I wanted to share a song with her, but “I Won’t Give Up” wasn’t fitting because it is very much a song from me to her. So we talked and together we chose “Smother Me”. We chose that song because it flip flops back and forth between parts that fit from me to her and from her to me. In particular the opening few lines are ones I’d love to sing to her.   Kiss

Let me be the one who calls you Baby all the time
Surely you can take some comfort knowing that you’re mine
Just hold me tight, lay by my side
And let me be the one who calls you Baby all the time

Day 13 – Former Friend Song

A Song That Reminds You Of A Former Friend

“Here Without You” by 3 Doors Down

My friend Timmy linked me to this song years ago, and when I was wishing I was closer to him or when we drifted apart and I was missing him, I’d always listen to it.  He was one of my first friends with benefits, which was nice ‘cause we spent a lot of time snuggling and feeling mushy, but I could always be hyper sexual around him, too.  Unfortunately it did help solidify my feelings that I’m only good for sex and that I must give sexual things to my friends.  But the good news was, Timmy was upstanding enough that he cut off our sexual side when he got a girlfriend.  I respected him for that and even though it was me who drifted away a year or two later, I still miss his cute, goofy ways and all his smart little quips.

“Move Bitch” by Ludacris

I honestly never heard the official song until now…  I worked with a girl named C and she used to sing this constantly, and somehow we ended up singing it and quoting it to each other all the time, even though I never listened to the real thing.  hehe  We had a blast working together.  She was one of the first girls that I trained and we just had a great time, she could always make me laugh like crazy.  We had so many inside jokes, oh God.  We could talk such nonsense, no one around us had a clue what was going on.  It was fabulous.  Jump9

Here’s mah Daddy’s!

A Song That Reminds Me of a Former Friend

This past spring (2012) I took a Composition I class and met a girl by the name of M. We hung out quite a bit, we both had the same break between classes before we both went to Comp I, and we had lunch very often. I considered us friends, yet at the same time there was always a certain distance… I tried to share with her, but she didn’t seem interested in getting any closer than casual friends. When the semester ended we went our separate ways and I haven’t heard from her since. Since we didn’t really get all that close there was no pain in it, and I don’t miss her. Every once in awhile I’ll think of her and just kinda wonderingly think, “I wonder where it could’ve gone…?” But life moves on, and that’s that. Before I met her I did indeed have some songs by Blue October, but I never listened to them. She introduced me to this song, so it does make me think of her.

Day 12 – The Last Song You Heard

The Last Song You Heard

“Rule The World” by Take That from Stardust

This song is in the end credits of the movie I just watched, Stardust, which my Daddy had recommended to me.  I really enjoyed the movie, it’s a brand I can’t really say I’ve seen before, so that was a fun experience.  I really liked the gorgeous scenery, and was impressed by the special effects, given that it wasn’t a serious movie.  Epic comedies, w00t w00t!  Ironically, I already knew the song well, but wasn’t aware of its origins.  It was from my ex, M, two or three years ago.  I was really surprised to hear it at the end of the movie and it brought back some memories, for sure.  M used this song to start making a music video with my pictures fading in and out.  In any case, the lyrics make more sense now.  Wink Smilie

Here’s my Daddy’s song!

The Last Song I Heard

“Unbelievable” by Diamond Rio

Truthfully, I listened to a buncha songs today, and I’m sure “Unbelievable” was not the last song I heard. However, “Unbelievable” was the one I remembered and I wanted to write about, so there it is. The reason I remember it and wanted to talk about it is, as usual, because it reminds me of my Baby.  tongue  This song in particular reminds me of my Baby because it’s kinda how I feel about her as well as it’s a song we both love. I’d heard it before, but she reminded me of its awesomeness after we’d met and I re-found it. Can you tell I’m pretty crazily in love with her? Cuz yeah, I am…  Kiss

Day 11 – Soundtrack Song

A Song On The Soundtrack Of Your Favorite Movie

End Credits from Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl

“Davy Jones” from Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

“Hoist The Colours” from Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End

 “My Jolly Sailor Bold” cover, originally from Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

I listened to bits of the whole first soundtrack and tried to pick just one song, but I couldn’t…so here be the end credits in full, aye!  I fell in love with this movie as a teenager, and went to see it five times in the theater, which was a crazy thing to do at the time.  ;)  I also linked in my favorite songs from the sequels, though the last is a cover from YouTube which is clearer than the movie clip (there is no soundtrack version)…and frankly, I think the girl’s voice is lovelier anyway.

“The Treason Of Isengard” from The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

“Gollum’s Song” by Emiliana Torrini from The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers

“Twilight and Shadow” from The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

Bonus:  “The Edge Of Night” by Billy Boyd from The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

Ah, what to say…I’m deeply in love with The Lord Of The Rings.  For seven years straight, I read the books once a year, every year.  I have all the extended editions of the movies and the soundtracks.  The links above are but a small glimpse into my favorite songs from the three films.  Anything written for The Shire or Rohan is very high up on my list.  I totes cried at the end of the last movie.  Blink

“Remember” by Harry Nilsson from You’ve Got Mail

You’ve Got Mail is my favorite romantic comedy of all time.  Meg Ryan is just adorable and I really like Tom Hanks as a slightly older and non-typical Hollywood leading man.  There’s some great fun songs in the movie, and a few that make me sniffle.  :)

“The Phantom Of The Opera” by Emmy Rossum and Gerard Butler from The Phantom Of The Opera

“All I Ask Of You” by Emmy Rossum and Patrick Wilson from The Phantom Of The Opera

“Journey To The Cemetery” from The Phantom Of The Opera

“The Point Of No Return” by Emmy Rossum and Gerard Butler from The Phantom Of The Opera

I’ve written previously about The Phantom Of The Opera, so I’ll just say these are a few of my most favorite songs from the 2004 film adaptation.  Lovvvvve!

“Cry Me A River” by Julie London from V For Vendetta

I really like the quiet style of the songs used in V For Vendetta.  The score itself is great, too, and I love the medley during the end credits, but this is my favorite of them all.  *le sigh*

Aaaand here’s Daddy’s!  :)

A Song on the Soundtrack of My Favorite Movie

Seriously? Pick ONE song from ONE favorite movie? You’ve got to be kidding…

I narrowed it down to two movies, the first being The Lion King. I grew up on that movie, and there are still songs in it that I randomly burst into. In particular I always liked “Hakuna Matata” (as said in an earlier challenge…) because it captured my view of life. And even today, decades later, I still identify with the song. Turns out I wasn’t far off with my worldview when I was a kid. I still try to live my life by that motto. Not quite to Timon’s degree, but the spirit of the words. “Bad things happen, and you can’t do anything about it, so why worry?” I try to do what I can to change my corner of the world, do what I can for those I care about, and if it’s beyond my power… don’t sweat it.

The second movie is a twisted and screwed up movie, but it easily makes my Top 5 Favs and would be in the running for #1 if I were ever inclined to try to figure out a #1. I love the movie because the plot is solid (though be forewarned, the above videos have spoilers) and engaging, but more than that there’s only a handful of lines in the entire thing that are actually SPOKEN. It’s a musical, and it’s actually SUNG. I love that. Not only is it sung, it is sung WELL. Anthony Head and Terrance Zdunich in particular are amazing, but I learned Alexa Vega can sing too. It’s one of the few movies that I actually have the soundtrack, and I love it. I listen to them over and over, because as with all my other favorite songs, I can get involved in them. I can identify with them, or they move me, or I can just plain have fun singing along with them.

Day 10 – A Song By Your Favorite Band

A Song By Your Favorite Band

“Missing Person” by Michael W. Smith

Smitty has been my favorite singer since I was a kid.  I’ve gone through shy crushes on him, to being obsessed, to being deeply in love, then finally resting at respect for quite awhile.  He’s not really in my current musical life but I will always love him.  I wish he’d come out with another pop CD, already…

“Start To Fly” by Plus One

I was squeal-crazy over the boys in Plus One when I was fifteen or so.  I still have massive posters of them tucked in my closet…I actually had them all displayed until three years ago when we moved into this house.  So into my twenties?  Yeah.  *giggles and hides*  Jason Perry was my favorite for the majority of the obsession, though towards the end (after he broke my heart by leaving the band), I started leaning towards Nathan Walters.  Gotta love curly hair…

“Electric City” by The Black Eyed Peas

This band just makes me feel GOOD, damn it, and at this point in my life, that’s really all I can ask for.  They have been my constant commute companions for many a summer, and served me well by psyching me up for overtime at work.  Tonight’s gonna be a good night!

“Far Away” by Nickelback

I’m deeply in love with Chad’s voice.  That’s really where it’s at.  Some of their songs make me cry, some make me wanna snog, shag, and otherwise slake my lust.  Ahem…yeah…

“Jesus Of Suburbia” by Green Day

Gotta love eyeliner.  I’m not sure I can officially declare Green Day as one of my favorite bands, because I really have only given serious play-time to American Idiot, of all their bazillion albums…  But given how much I love that particular one, I’ve always listed them as one of my favorite bands.

“The Kids Aren’t Alright” by The Offspring

I really know nothing about the band itself but I just God damn LOVE their music!  Can’t tell you how many times I’d be listening to the radio and go, “Ooh, I love that song, who is that?”  The Offspring.  None Smilie  Yeahhh…

“One Shot 2 Shot” by Eminem

I’ll unashamedly declare it, I freaking love Eminem!  Sick beats, sexy voice, creepy lyrics, it’s all great.  BigGrin

Here’s Daddy’s!

A Song by My Favorite Band

For a long, long time my favorite song was “Monster” by Skillet. It just spoke to me on a deep and personal level. I haven’t heard every song by Skillet, but I’ve heard many. Of them, these are the ones I liked best and moved me the most. I like Skillet because their songs frequently have an intensity to them that I can get into, yet they aren’t so overboard or intense I can’t identify with them or understand them (like with some metal). They just grab me and take me on a journey, and I love it. Interestingly enough, they are a Christian band, which I did not know when I first started listening to them. Evidently they are a group of Christians who looked around and realized that most “alternative” rock didn’t really reach the intended audience, or any audience past Christians who didn’t want to listen to mainstream rock for religious reasons. (Which is to say, a lot of it sucked.) Skillet wanted to reach not only Christians, but also non-Christians, and they succeeded. They built a band based on the MUSIC and just let their Christianity come along with it. Which, to me, as a non-Christian without a lot of hope for Christianity, is the way it OUGHT to be done.


Day 9 – A Song That Makes You Hopeful

A Song That Makes You Hopeful

I deal with major depression, so this day’s Challenge was actually really difficult for me.  When I think of hope, I think of the future, or especially of Heaven, but given my state of depression and my massive doubt in God right now, there’s nothing I could think of that actually makes me feel hopeful in either of those areas.  So my songs pretty much represent love and acceptance.  Those are both current things that I can strive for and look for in the here and now.

“Que Sera, Sera” by Doris Day

This song pretty much speaks for itself.  It’s the “Hakuna Matata” of the 50’s.  Sometimes it makes me a little sad, but mostly it makes me feel hopeful that you never know what might happen, and what happens might be good.  No sense worrying about the future, seeing as it’s mostly out of our hands.  I wish I could take its advice a bit easier.  ;)

“Let Your Love Flow” by The Bellamy Brothers

This song almost always lifts my spirits and makes me feel happier.  I love the music and the lyrics and it just leaves me feeling good.  If I made a Happy CD, this would be on it.  I wish the world was a more loving and accepting place.

Here are Daddy’s hopeful songs!  Jump1

A Song that Makes Me Hopeful

Initially I started going through my iTunes just looking for inspiring and hopeful songs that are uplifting. But as usual, I just kept seeing songs that reminded me of my Baby. Then I realized… she is the most uplifting thing in my life right now. She’s not the only thing that helps give me hope, but she’s a big one. To be honest, she’s also one of the strongest sources of uncertainty, so it’s an odd mix. Each of these songs gives me hope though, in its own way. The first gives me hope because I’ve asked her on occasion, “if tomorrow never comes… do you know I love you? Am I showing I love you as much as I can, each and every day? Do you KNOW I love you? Not believe, not hope, not think, are you SURE?” It’s sappy and all, but I’m serious. And it gives me hope that she says, “yes” to all of them. The second gives me hope in that it reminds me you figure life out as you go. You can’t flip to the back of the book and look up all your answers. Life is a growing process, and you’re not done growing till you’re actually planted and helping the daisies grow. Heh, so in a way you’re never really through growing? *Starts playing “Circle of Life”.* The last two are hopeful to me just because they are things that I want to tell my Baby, and telling her sincere things like that makes me feel better and more hopeful. It’s more of an indirect hope, but it’s there.

Day 8 – First Love Song

A Song That Reminds You Of Your First Love

I know I’m weird, but I’m a bit sketchy on how to define “first love”, so I’m just going to include a song for my first two serious loves.  I wasn’t ever in an official relationship with the first, and the second was very short-lived, so…yeah, here’s both…  BigGrin

“Sly” by The Cat Empire

Michael introduced me to a lot of Australian music, and The Cat Empire was by far my favorite.  There’s a handful of their songs I could’ve chosen from, but this is the most strongly-associated song.  Michael and I used to listen to it together all the time.  Unfortunately for me, the situation with him was unrequited, but we had a lot of good times and I loved him for a long while.  I call it my Phantom-complex…going for the mysterious guy who can’t emotionally connect.  But I’m learning and growing!

“Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers

This song often plays in my head when I think of L.  She was the first girl I fell in love with and I still miss her.  She never knew I associated this song with her…in fact, the other song I was considering for her is a very violent and totally unromantic song.  But I decided to go with the one that has an emotional tie rather than a literal one, so I skipped the song she sent me and went ahead with this one that always makes me homesick for her.  I hope she’s happy, wherever she is.

Here’s Daddy’s!  :)

A Song that Reminds Me of My “First Love”

Today’s challenge was actually rather simple. I consider my first love to be a girl by the name of Kayla. Although I did love a girl before Kayla, that to me was more of a puppy love thing and didn’t really go anywhere at all. To me, Kayla was my first serious girlfriend. She was a fair bit younger than I, so this ended up as “our song”. I still can’t listen to it without thinking of her… I remember I used to drive up in front of where she lived just BLARING this song. I didn’t care that it was an old song or if I got weird looks, I was in love.

Day 7 – Past Summer Song

A Song That Reminds You Of The Past Summer

“What Goes Around…” by Alesana

Earlier this year, I got Punk Goes Pop 2 from the library and must’ve paid a few months-worth of late fees on it, I kept it so long.  I just loved the concept.  This is my favorite song, I listened to it so much while driving that I actually wore out the CD.  I love the music, I love the lyrics, I love Alesana singing it, I love how aggressive it is compared to the original…  You get the idea.  ;)

“After Midnight” by Blink-182

My brother has been inviting me to hang out more often the last two years, so I’ve been spending a lot of time at his place.  Playing Mario Bros., watching True Blood with my sister-in-law, drinking more than we should, and listening to some good beats.  This song got played a lot this past summer – it’s what my brother and my five year old niece would dance to, together.  Good times.  *sniffle*

Daddy’s songs!

A Song that Reminds Me of the Past Summer

These are all songs that remind me of summer 2011 because that’s when I learned about them. I was rooming with Biggin at that point, and he had a vast library of country music that was more up to date than mine was. As well, he kept up with recent music better than I. So that summer I added many a country song to my library that summer, and I loved it. Thank you Biggin!

All of these songs are attached to the past summer because I spent pretty much all my summer of 2012 with my awesome Baby. I did like Rap and Hip-Hop before I met her, but I didn’t really know many songs in those genres. Then, when I met her, she introduced me to many songs and I loved them. The above are just a few of my more favorite ones that I got from her. Well, except “Freek-a-Leek”, I think I introduced her to that one. In particular though, the last two have special significance…  ;)

Day 6 – A Song That Reminds You Of A Best Friend

A Song That Reminds You Of A Best Friend

“I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz

We started out as best friends, and now I’m his Baby.  Love2  This song was in the running to be “our song”, but Daddy personally latched onto it so intensely that it will always remind me of him.  Parts of it fit us and make me think about all the love, but I always see him singing it in my head and think of all the positive things he’s got going on in his life right now.  I’m honored to be a part of it and I respect all the growth I’ve seen in him as well as what he cultivates in me.  I love my Daddy!

The following song couldn’t be more different – I apologize for the whiplash.  ;)

“Liar” by Living Sacrifice

This song was introduced to me by Ryan, who only listened to metal, when I was sixteen.  He tried to help me find my metal groove but I never could.  Still, of all the songs he introduced me to, this was my favorite.  It doesn’t say anything about the relationship between us, but it always makes me think about him and remember the journey we had together for the better part of a decade.  He was my longest-lasting friend.

“Let It Go” by Gavin DeGraw

This song is for Honey.  Technically we were best friends, as I refused to date at the time, but we’ve since agreed that we were pretty much in a relationship.  I ended things because of a perceived betrayal, but I’m not really sure it was legitimate.  He’s tried to make it up to me and earn my trust back but I was convinced it was all broken.  I do still care for him though, and we’ve talked a few times this year.  This song always makes me sad and miss him, and wish things had taken a different course.

Here are Daddy’s songs!  :)

A Song that Reminds Me of a Best Friend 

Both these songs remind me of one of my BEST friends in my life right now, my Baby. “Hotel California” has special significance because it is a song we both like. I’m not sure why I identify this song with her and not a variety of other songs we both like, but I do. Any time I hear it I’m reminded of her, and I love that. The next is a lullaby by Kenny Loggins about ponies. My Baby loves ponies, it’s a sweet lullaby, and I learned about it via her so now it reminds me of her as well. I love you, Baby. <3

This is the actual official version by Nickelback, but the song actually reminds me strongly of another friend who was a pivotal figure in my life for a long time, Schmitty. During a time in my life when things seemed so terribly dark and hopeless she was there for me. Though she was not known for emotional gestures, in fact, she struggled powerfully with a kind of, “out of sight, out of mind” thing, I received an e-mail one day… Attached to it was a video of her playing her guitar and singing this song for me. She had heard it, thought of me, and unbeknownst to me had learned the song so she could play it for me and sing it for me. So it has a very powerful message for me, and I am very grateful to her.

This song always makes me think of one of my best friends, and past roommate, Biggin. He’s a big ol’ guy (hence the name Biggin) with a big heart to match. A redneck through and through, and he loves his country music. He introduced me to this song, and it’s now in my top 5. Thank you Biggin!

Day 5 – A Song That Is Often Stuck In Your Head

A Song That Is Often Stuck In Your Head

“Whenever You Need Somebody” by Natalie Grant and Plus One

Yes, it’s a boy band song.  Tongue Smilie  Deal widdit.  Plus One was my favorite band during my teens and I still have a major soft spot for them.  They disbanded years ago and went their separate ways, though some are still in the music industry.  In any case, truth be told, it’s been years since I actually listened to this song on CD because it’s on Natalie Grant’s album so I just never think about sticking it in…however, it’s a song I hear in my head constantly and if I’m alone, you’ll most definitely find me singing along, boy band hand motions included.

“Think Of Me” by Emmy Rossum and Patrick Wilson from The Phantom Of The Opera

This song has been floating around my head since the day I first saw the 2004 film version of The Phantom Of The Opera.  I’ve been in love with the story since then and have steeped myself in all the various forms of it I could get my hands on, including the original book and five film versions…I’ve seen the show at a local dinner theater, seen the Broadway tour twice, and gone to see it on Broadway itself in New York.  I have 20 GB of Phantom-related media on my computer, including soundtracks in a smattering of eleven languages.  So cover your ears, I sing every note of this song with gusto…and yes…I can hit them all.  Wink Grin Smilie 1  Totes done bragging about Phantom stuff now!  *giggles and scampers off*

Daddy’s songs!

A Song that is Often Stuck in My Head

“The Fever” by Garth Brooks

I cannot actually say why this song gets stuck in my head so often, but it does. It seems random, but occasionally it’ll click into my head and it just won’t go away! I think it is ingrained in me because when I was younger I worked to try to memorize it. I never fully succeeded, so I think maybe it just gets caught in there, skipping?

Edit: The video that was linked was removed, and I was unable to find another suitable video. All the versions I found were either live and had lots of crappy extraneous noise, were covers and thus not Garth Brooks, or were Karaoke versions and thus still not Garth Brooks. Lamesauce.

This one I know why it gets stuck in my head. While I was taking ASL this past semester I saw a video of someone signing this song. A young man (who is kinda cute…) signs this song rather animatedly and happily. Though the song itself doesn’t capture me as much, he did. So now occasionally the song gets stuck in my head.