Summer Soundtrack

5.30.2013

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Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
"You're an animal, baby it's in your nature. Just let me liberate you."

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Obvious Bicycle - Vampire Weekend
"So keep that list of who to thank in mind. And don't forget the rich ones who were kind."

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Popular Song - MIKA feat. Ariana Grande
"How come you look so cool? 'Cause that's the only thing I've learned at school."

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"I threw my hands in the air, said, 'show me something.'"

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Gold - Neon Hitch feat. Tyga
"It's good to meet you, beautiful creature."

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Tip Toes - Jayme Dee
"Silly love songs made me so sick--couldn't stand them. Now they all click."

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Daylight - Maroon 5
"This is my last glance that will soon be memory."

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Radio - Hot Chelle Rae
"Hasta La Vista--one, two, three, four!"

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(that's me on the left! ^)
Stay Close - Delorean
"Each secret you keep keeps me a bit far, but I want you to know--burn down the mysteries."

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Children - V.V. Brown feat. Chiddy Bang
"Forget the issues and worries. This is something about supporting optimistic dreams when it's crumbling down."

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Eighteen Cool - Hoodie Allen
"Baby I know how to make it in America--doing what we love and we passionate."

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Next to Me - Emeli
"You won't find him tryin' to chase the devil for money, for fame, for power, out of greed."

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Alive - Krewella
"I just wanna sink into your crazy laughter."

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If I Lose Myself - OneRepublic
"I stared up at the sun, thought of all the people, places and things I've loved."

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Patience Gets Us Nowhere Fast - Capital Cities 
"The world you see is on our side."

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Let Her Go - Passenger
"Dreams come slow and they go so fast."

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Royals - Lorde 
"Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash. We don't care, we aren't caught up in your love affair. We crave a different kind of buzz."

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Red Hands - Walk Off the Earth
"That gun is loaded, but it's not in my hand."


*tracks not listed are hyperlinked to their youtube links 

In a world taken over by dubstep, one can only wonder if the written lyric will soon be passé. I'd like to think not, being one who cherishes lyrics as one of the only thriving forms of poetry still in existence. When paid attention to, lyrics can surprise you with unsuspected humor, wit, or depth as well as--forgive me for being corny in this moment--resonating with your own life. Here I've compiled the soundtrack to my summer--or at least the start of it. There's something in here for just about everyone, so enjoy!

2 comments:

Abby said...

Well I'm off to listen to all of these songs, which I'm sure I will love! And I seriously love all the photos you complied for this!

Carolyn said...

Yes, did you find a photo to fit every lyric? Well done. And quite beauty. Is that a pic of you #tbt telling a secret?! <3