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A Coffee and Some Musical Motivation Friday

A Coffee and Some Musical Motivation Friday

I had a rough week in terms of writing, which wasn’t a great thing as it’s National Novel Writing Month, but that’s for another post – and possibly as a guest poster on another blog. We’ll see how things go.

Suffice to say, for now things are starting to get back on track. As such, yesterday found me looking for some music to help capture the prior few days while helping me to keep moving forward. Here are four songs I found during my iPod music shuffling that fit the bill:

  1. Dementia by Owl City (feat. Mark Hoppus) – Albert Einstein is credited with having defined insanity as repeating the same action and expecting different results, and I think this song captures how one’s head can feel at those times. Lyrics of note: Every voice in my head shouted 'yes' and 'no'/Every freight train of thought fought to stop and go
  2. Dare You to Move by Switchfoot – This is often a song I listen to a couple of times in a row, for there is much it captures about moving forward in this life, through this life. Lyrics of note: Maybe redemption has stories to tell/Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell
  3. This is Your Life by Switchfoot – I like Switchfoot, okay? (I do need to add more than their ‘best of’ album to my music library . . .) Besides, this song challenges me and reminds me this life isn’t tied up in yesterdays or tomorrows. I have to look at what I can do today. Plus it keeps stirring up ideas for a story of some sort. Lyrics of note: This is your life and today is all you've got now/Yeah, and today is all you'll ever have
  4. I Will Wait by Mumford and Sons – I don’t always find waiting for God/answers/trains to be an easy thing, but there is an infectious joy in this song that can soothe my jittery soul. Lyrics of note: Now I'll be bold as well as strong/And use my head alongside my heart/So tame my flesh and fix my eyes/A tethered mind freed from the lies

I hope one or all of these songs will help give you a boost, too. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a novel to get back to work on.

~Photo Credit: Anna Melnikova © 2009 (Flickr via Creative Commons)

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