Since the last few SMILE’s have been about newer songs, this week is all about songs that I still love despite how old they are. Enjoy!
First up is Jonny Lang‘s Dying to Live (lyrics), released in 2003 (I know, that was just so~ long ago hehe). This song, originally by Edgar Winter, has also been covered/sampled by other artists, including Cat Stevens/Yusuf and 2pac and The Notorious B.I.G (I just prefer the Jonny Lang version). The lyrics are what really hooked me on the song, they do an excellent job of describing my general outlook and philosophy on life. Some people think it’s a depressing song, but you really have to listen to the whole thing to get the message it’s trying to convey.
Dobie Gray‘s Drift Away (lyrics), from 1973 (written by Mentor Williams and originally recorded by John Henry Kurtz in 1972), is the perfect song for any music lover because it describes exactly what music is for.
Lastly, although there are many more songs I could have put on here ^^, is Epica‘s Solitary Ground (lyrics) from 2005. This Dutch symphonic metal band (song is in English) tells us that we all have to find the place within us that makes us strong and then shakes that notion with the last line of the song. For me, it showcases that small bit of doubt that eats away in everyone and reminds us that everyone has their own struggles to work through – no matter how strong they might seem.
These songs will always be in my playlist b(^_^)d What are some of the songs that will always be in yours? Tell me in a comment, and be sure to include any suggestions you may have for future SMILEs!