If you know me at all, you *know* there are two bands I'm head over heels for. But I think it's what led up to them that made me who I am. And you know, the best part of being in Candyland is that we can all love different things and be who we are, and still be BFFFFFFFFFFFFFs (even if your taste in music sucks worse than mine).
Because this song, taught me to believe in myself. And every time I hear it now, I'm reassured...giving up is not an option. Ever. Steven Tyler and Joe Perry raised me. When life was too tough to deal with, I turned to them, and they reminded me to dream. Until my dreams come true.
Stairway to Heaven
This song takes me back to fifteen when I first learned guitar. I learned every part except the entire solo, because to me, the solo represented the dad who has raised me. It's always been said when he passes, I'll learn the rest and play it at his funeral. Even with our ups and downs, he was always at every open mic and nearly every band show with his lighter up (and his air guitar I wish he'd stop). This song goes out to him. And Jimmy Page because he's genius.
Ohhhh The Wall. I still remember laying on my high school sweeeetttie's cough my junior year watching that movie. I heard it in my head when I wanted to rebel but could never listen to Floyd driving or I'd get sooooo relaxed I'd fall asleep. "Together we stand, divided we fall."
Take It Away
Sound Effects + Overdramatics
There aren't enough words to describe my love for The Used (and I seriously love almost ALL of their songs). I thank the hubs for introducing me to Bert's beautiful scream back in the summer of 2004. I remember it because that scream was a defining moment. For me, for us. He doesn't scream just to scream like a lot of those "screamo-whatever-type" bands. I can literally *feel* his pain. Chills, every time. <3.
Resolve to Fight
I met these guys through The Used, which was like a present wrapped in a present, and, this song which is now tattooed on my forearm, is a reminder, much like Dream On, TO FIGHTFIGHTFIGHT for what you want. Double <3.
You probably haven't heard of this band. Even though they had some success before and after changing their name to Northmont, I also have this song tattooed, and it's mainly because these guys became family to me. I did promo for them and even walked down the aisle to this song. If you've never heard this, look it up. It's truly the most gorgeous song I've ever heard. Period.
The hubs and I met through mutual friends (see: Auryn/Northmont) at an open mic. When we started dating, we sometimes played them together (drummer + singer/guitarist) and THIS was one of my favorite songs to do with him. He played on his djembe, while I sat with my acoustic. It always reminds me of the days we fell in love *sigh*...
Let the Flames Begin
I heart Haley Williams. She's a little firecracker who can actually sing and this is my favorite song of theirs-especially the live version. It kicks a$$.
I had the distinct pleasure of meeting, hanging out with and eating at IHOP with this band and they not only rock, but they're insanely nice. I LOVE a girl who sings with conviction and passion and screams the way Lacey does. It's not generic, it's from the gut. She's for realz.
So that's it. There isn't a diverse selection because when I fall in love with a song, it's usually the band as a whole and I'm pretty dedicated (see: obsessed). Until tomorrow friends, tell me (becuase I missed most posts yesterday) what's your FAVORITE song ever?