Tuesday, December 06, 2011

You Ask, I Answer, Take 24

Today's You Ask, I Answer question comes from Tea.

She asked, "What are some of your all time favorite songs?"

Oh dear.  I don't have any idea how to answer this one!

I have this habit of picking music based primarily on the lyrics, and not the style of music.  The result is that my taste in music is rather eclectic and that I tend to pick songs based on the way their lyrics speak to me at a particular moment or season in life.  It also means that I don't always have favorites per say, but that my favorites tend to change as the things that are going on in my life change.

So, here a few songs I've loved at various times, sorted out by genre.  I think many of these could be their own posts, really, talking about the significance of the lyrics to my heart at various times and moments.  Some of them, particularly the country and random ones are simply songs that have made me laugh over the years.  (Note that I don't really like all of the video links, but if you just listen to the songs and don't watch the videos, they're a great way to hear these songs.)

Here by the Water (Steve Bell)
Blessed Be Your Name (Matt Redman)
Not Alone (Jason Upton)
Just Showed Up for My Own Life (Sara Groves)
All I Can Say (David Crowder Band)

I Wanna Talk About Me (Toby Keith)
Anything by Paul Brandt, but especially "I Do"
Hurt (Johnny Cash)
Bless the Broken Road (Rascal Flatts)

Other Random Bits and Pieces
Peace on Earth (U2)
Elf's Lament (Barenaked Ladies)
Breathe (Ingrid Michaelson)
Banana Pancakes (Jack Johnson)
Build a Tower (by a friend of mine Karla Adolphe as half of Jacob and Lily)
Let Go (Frou Frou)

How about the rest of you?  Do you have all time favorite songs, or even songs that are current favorites?  Do lyrics speak to you, or is it more about other things for you?  Leave a comment and share your thoughts!