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If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. ~ Nora Roberts

The quote above is simple and filled with common sense. Yet sometimes I need to be reminded of even the simplest of things.  I’m was at the coffee shop a few days ago listening to this blind woman I just met named Lisa play the piano. Ever had a total stranger inspire you or just make your day a little brighter? She was playing “You Belong With Me” by Taylor Swift. That song always reminds me of my imoutos. Awww!  Lately, a lot of little things have been very motivating from a hearing great news happen to a friend to the overwhelming people who offer their support to me. I consider myself to be a generally optimistic person and I have a lot of things in my life I am grateful for.  But once in a blue moon I do fall victim to sadness or something manages to hang a dour cloud over my head.  Don’t we all?

“there is no external path to happiness, it’s in you right now..”

These are the 35 songs I have so far in my playlist, some old, some new, and some I didn’t even know I had! Enjoy! A MASSIVE GOOD LUCK to everyone with finals coming up and for those achieving other goals! Cheers to making it this far!

In no particular order of importance:

  1. “Brand New Day” – Joshua Radin 2008
  2. One Step At A Time – Jordin Sparks 2008
  3. Dare You To Move – SwitchFoot 2003
  4. Marching On – One Republic 2009
  5. Happiness – The Fray 2009
  6. Beautiful Day – Miranda Lee Richards 2009
  7. Wait Till You See My Smile – Alicia Keys 2009
  8. I Have A Dream – ABBA 1979
  9. Superwoman – Alicia Keys 2007
  10. Speed of Sound – ColdPlay 2009
  11. It Stops Today – Colbie Caillat 2009
  12. The Time of My Life – David Cook 2008
  13. Affirmation – Savage Garden 1999
  14. Three Little Birds – Bob Marley 1980
  15. Can’t Go Back Now – The Weepies2008
  16. Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield 2005
  17. Anyway – Martina McBride 2007
  18. It’s My Life – Bon Jovi 2000
  19. Getting Late – Rob Thomas 2009
  20. Independent Woman – Destiny’s Child 2001
  21. A New Day – Tamar Kaprelian 2009
  22. It’s a Beautiful Day – U2 2000
  23. The Climb – Miley Cyrus 2009
  24. Sure Looks Good To Me – Alicia Keys 2007
  25. Needle and Haystack Life – SwitchFoot 2009
  26. Be Somebody – Fort Minor 2005
  27. Say – John Mayer 2007
  28. Go – Boys Like Girls 2009
  29. The Best Is Yet To Come – Hinder 2008
  30. With My Own To Hands – Ben Harper 2003
  31. Happy – Leona Lewis 2009
  32. I Got A Feeling – Black Eyed Peas 2009
  33. Right Now – Van Halen 1991
  34. Airplanes – B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams from Paramore2010
  35. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor 1979

1. Brand New Day – Joshua Radin

Some kind of magic
Happens late at night
When the moon smiles down at me
And bathes me in its light

I fell asleep beneath you
In the tall blades of grass
When I woke the world was new
I never had to ask

It’s a brand new day
The sun is shining
It’s a brand new day
For the first time in such a long long time
I know, I’ll be ok

Most kind of stories
Save the best part for last
And most stories have a hero who finds
You make your past your past
Yeah you make your past your past

It’s a brand new day
The sun is shining
It’s a brand new day
For the first time in such a long long time
I know, I’ll be ok

This cycle never ends
You gotta fall in order to mend

It’s a brand new day
It’s a brand new day
For the first time in such a long long time
I know, I’ll be ok

2. One Step At A Time – Jordin Sparks

Hurry up and wait
So close, but so far away
Everything that you’ve always dreamed of
Close enough for you to taste
But you just can’t touch

You wanna show the world, but no one knows your name yet
Wonder when and where and how you’re gonna make it
You know you can if you get the chance
In your face as the door keeps slamming
Now you’re feeling more and more frustrated
And you’re getting all kind of impatient waiting

[Chorus:]
We live and we learn to take
One step at a time
There’s no need to rush
It’s like learning to fly
Or falling in love
It’s gonna happen and it’s
Supposed to happen and we
Find the reasons why
One step at a time

You believe and you doubt
You’re confused, you got it all figured out
Everything that you always wished for
Could be yours, should be yours, would be yours
If they only knew

You wanna show the world, but no one knows your name yet
Wonder when and where and how you’re gonna make it
You know you can if you get the chance
In your face as the door keeps slamming
Now you’re feeling more and more frustrated
And you’re getting all kind of impatient waiting

[Chorus]

When you can’t wait any longer
But there’s no end in sight
when you need to find the strength
It’s your faith that makes you stronger
The only way you get there
Is one step at a time

[Chorus x2]

3. Dare You To Move – Switchfoot

Welcome to the planet
Welcome to existence
Everyone’s here
Everyone’s here
Everybody’s watching you now
Everybody waits for you now
What happens next
What happens next

[Chorus]
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
Like today never happened
Today never happened before

Welcome to the fallout
Welcome to resistance
The tension is here
Tension is here
Between who you are and who you could be
Between how it is and how it should be

[Chorus]

Maybe redemption has stories to tell
Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell
Where can you run to escape from yourself?
Where you gonna go?
Where you gonna go?
Salvation is here

I dare you to move
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
Like today never happened
Today never happened
Today never happened
Today never happened before

4. Marching On – One Republic

For those days we felt like a mistake,
Those times when loves what you hate,
Somehow,
We keep marching on.

For those nights when I couldn’t be there,
I’ve made it harder to know that you know,
That somehow,
Well keep moving on.

There’s so many wars we fought,
There’s so many things were not,
But with what we have,
I promise you that,
We’re marching on,
(We’re marching on)
(We’re marching on).

For all of the plans we’ve made,
There isn’t a flag I’d wave,
Don’t care if we bend,
I’d sink us to swim,
We’re marching on,
(We’re marching on)
(Were marching on).

For those doubts that swirl all around us,
For those lives that tear at the seams,
We know,
We’re not what we’ve seen,

For this dance well move with each other.
There ain’t no other step than one foot,
Right in front of the other.

There’s so many wars we fought,
There’s so many things were not,
But with what we have,
I promise you that,
We’re marching on,
(We’re marching on)
(We’re marching on).

For all of the plans we’ve made,
There isnt a flag I’d wave,
Dont care if we bend,
I’d sink us to swim,
We’re marching on,
(We’re marching on)
(We’re marching on).

Right, right, right, right left right,
Right, right, right, right left right,
Right, right,
We’re marching on.

We’ll have the days we break,
And we’ll have the scars to prove it,
We’ll have the bonds that we save,
But we’ll have the heart not to lose it.

For all of the times we’ve stopped,
For all of the things I’m not.

We put one foot in front of the other,
We move like we ain’t got no other,
We go when we go,
We’re marching on.

There’s so many wars we fought,
There’s so many things were not,
But with what we have,
I promise you that,
We’re marching on,
(We’re marching on)
(We’re marching on).

Right, right, right, right left right,
Right, right, right, left, right,
Right, right,
We’re marching on.

Right, right, right, right left right,
Right, right, right, left, right,
Right, right,
We’re marching on.

5. Happiness – The Fray

Happiness is just outside my window
Would it crash blowing 80-miles an hour?
Or is happiness a little more like knocking
On your door, and you just let it in?

Happiness feels a lot like sorrow
Let it be, you can’t make it come or go
But you are gone- not for good but for now
Gone for now feels a lot like gone for good

Happiness is a firecracker sitting on my headboard
Happiness was never mine to hold
Careful child, light the fuse and get away
‘Cause happiness throws a shower of sparks

Happiness damn near destroys you
Breaks your faith to pieces on the floor
So you tell yourself, that’s enough for now
Happiness has a violent roar

Happiness is like the old man told me
Look for it, but you’ll never find it all
Let it go, live your life and leave it
Then one day wake up and she’ll be home
Home, home, home

6. Beautiful Day – Miranda Lee Richards

In the morning after
You began to see the light
There’s something better
It is here for you to find

Celebrate the moments that we share
Open up your eyes
It’s a beautiful day

Through the winter
Now happiness is everywhere
You can have it
More than you would ever dare

Celebrate the moments that we share
Open up your eyes
It’s a beautiful day
It’s a beautiful day

Celebrate the moments that we share
Open up your eyes
It’s a beautiful day

7. Wait Till You See My Smile – Alicia Keys

When the wind is blowing in your face
Sometimes in life you don’t see straight
Wait for him
He will show

When your head is in a certain place
Nobody around to make you say
Stand strong and you will go

Wait till you see my smile
Wait till you see your smile

Don’t they love to see you down
Kick you while you are in the ground
Don’t let any emotions show

People always make you late
Don’t let them get in your way
See they say things they don’t know

Wait till you see my smile
Wait till you see your smile

Hey
So don’t you look better now
Everybody comes around
Cause you don’t really need much
Just don’t go in and your better ready for whatever
Saying

Wait till you see my smile
Wait till you see your smile

Wait till you see my smile
Wait till you see your smile

8. I Have A Dream – ABBA

I have a dream, a song to sing
To help me cope with anything
If you see the wonder of a fairy tale
You can take the future even if you fail
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
I’ll cross the stream – I have a dream

I have a dream, a fantasy
To help me through reality
And my destination makes it worth the while
Pushing through the darkness still another mile
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
I’ll cross the stream – I have a dream
I’ll cross the stream – I have a dream

I have a dream, a song to sing
To help me cope with anything
If you see the wonder of a fairy tale
You can take the future even if you fail
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
I’ll cross the stream – I have a dream
I’ll cross the stream – I have a dream

9. Superwoman – Alicia Keys

Everywhere I’m turning
Nothing seems complete
I stand up and I’m searching
For the better part of me
I hang my head from sorrow
state of humanity
I wear it on my shoulders
Gotta find the strength in me

Cause I am a Superwoman
Yes I am
Yes she is
Even when I’m a mess
I still put on a vest
With an S on my chest
Oh yes
I’m a Superwoman

For all the mothers fighting
For better days to come
And all my women, all my women sitting here trying
To come home before the sun
And all my sisters
Coming together
Say yes I will
Yes I can

Cause I am a Superwoman
Yes I am
Yes she is
Even when I’m a mess
I still put on a vest
With an S on my chest
Oh yes
I’m a Superwoman

When I’m breaking down
And I can’t be found
And I start to get weak
Cause no one knows
Me underneath these clothes
But I can fly
We can fly, Oh

Cause I am a Superwoman
Yes I am
Yes she is
Even when I’m a mess
I still put on a vest
With an S on my chest
Oh yes
I’m a Superwoman

10. Speed of Sound – ColdPlay

How long before I get in?
Before it starts, before I begin?
How long before you decide?
Before I know what it feels like?
Where To, where do I go?
If you never try, then you’ll never know.
How long do I have to climb,
Up on the side of this mountain of mine?

Look up, I look up at night,
Planets are moving at the speed of light.
Climb up, up in the trees,
every chance that you get,
is a chance you seize.
How long am I gonna stand,
with my head stuck under the sand?
I’ll start before I can stop,
before I see things the right way up.

All that noise, and all that sound,
All those places I got found.
And birds go flying at the speed of sound,
to show you how it all began.
Birds came flying from the underground,
if you could see it then you’d understand?

Ideas that you’ll never find,
All the inventors could never design.
The buildings that you put up,
Japan and China all lit up.
The sign that I couldn’t read,
or a light that I couldn’t see,
some things you have to believe,
but others are puzzles, puzzling me.

All that noise, and all that sound,
All those places I got found.
And birds go flying at the speed of sound,
to show you how it all began.
Birds came flying from the underground,
if you could see it then you’d understand,
ah when you see it then you’ll understand?

All those signs, I knew what they meant.
Some things you can invent.
Some get made, and some get sent,
Ooh?
Birds go flying at the speed of sound,
to show you how it all began.
Birds came flying from the underground,
if you could see it then you’d understand,
ah, when you see it then you’ll understand?

11. It Stops Today – Colbie Caillat

No, no, I, I, I, I, I don’t want to break when I speak
I don’t want to shake while I’m standing
I don’t want to crawl into another hole
I don’t know what I’m hiding for
No, I, I, I, I, I don’t want to fall when I stand
I don’t want to have to hold your hand
I just want to be the girl I use to be when I was me and worry free
I know these burnings on my own

[Chorus:]
But I can’t keep on running
No I just can’t keep on running away from here
I know that the only way to be is to fight my every fear
I’m not going to make it ’til I turn around and face it alone, I know
I can’t just keep running, no I just can’t keep on running away
So it stops today

So here I am, I’m taking my first step
Thought I was losing balance but I caught myself
I kind of like the challenge, no I don’t need help
I’m going to make it past the very start
It’s always been my hardest part

But I, I, I, I, I’m going to stay in control
I must admit this crutch is getting old
I am going to throw it out of my hand
I’m finally here, I understand
I know I’ll get there on my own

[Chorus:]
So I can’t keep on running
No I just can’t keep on running away from here
I know that the only way to be is fighting my every fear
I’m not going to make it till I turn around and face it alone, I know
That I can’t keep running, no I just can’t keep on running away
So it stops today


[Bridge:]

You can hide from all the pain
But it will find you anyway
Yes, I know, now I know

[Chorus:]
That I can’t keep on running
No I just can’t keep on running away from here
I know that the only way to be is fighting my every fear
I’m not going to make it till I turn around and face it alone, I know
That I can’t just keep running, no I just can’t keep on running away
So it stops today

12. The Time of My Life – David Cook

I’ve been waiting for my dreams
To turn into something
I could believe in
And looking for that
Magic rainbow
On the horizon
I couldn’t see it
Until I let go
Gave into love and watched all the bitterness burn
Now I’m coming alive
Body and soul
And feelin’ my world start to turn

And I’ll taste every moment
And live it out loud
I know this is the time,
This is the time
To be more than a name
Or a face in the crowd
I know this is the time
This is the time of my life
Time of my life

Holding onto things that vanished
Into the air
Left me in pieces
But now I’m rising from the ashes
Finding my wings
And all that I needed
Was there all along
Within my reach
As close as the beat of my heart

So I’ll taste every moment
And live it out loud
I know this is the time,
This is the time to be
More than a name
Or a face in the crowd
I know this is the time
This is the time of my life
Time of my life

And I’m out on the edge of forever
Ready to run
I’m keeping my feet on the ground
My arms open wide
My face to the sun

I’ll taste every moment
And live it out loud
I know this is the time,
This is the time to be
More than a name
Or a face in the crowd
I know this is the time
This is the time of my life
Time of my life
More than a name
Or a face in the crowd
This is the time
This is the time of my life.
This is the time of my life.

13. Affirmation – Savage Garden 1999

I believe the sun should never set upon an argument
I believe we place our happiness in other people’s hands
I believe that junk food tastes so good because it’s bad for you
I believe your parents did the best job they knew how to do
I believe that beauty magazines promote low self esteem
I believe I’m loved when I’m completely by myself alone

I believe in Karma what you give is what you get returned
I believe you can’t appreciate real love ’til you’ve been burned
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side
I believe you don’t know what you’ve got until you say goodbye

I believe you can’t control or choose your sexuality
I believe that trust is more important than monogamy
I believe your most attractive features are your heart and soul
I believe that family is worth more than money or gold
I believe the struggle for financial freedom is unfair
I believe the only ones who disagree are millionaires

I believe in Karma what you give is what you get returned
I believe you can’t appreciate real love ’til you’ve been burned
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side
I believe you don’t know what you’ve got until you say goodbye

I believe forgiveness is the key to your own unhappiness
I believe that wedded bliss negates the need to be undressed
I believe that God does not endorse tv evangelists
I believe in love surviving death into eternity

I believe in Karma what you give is what you get returned
I believe you can’t appreciate real love ’til you’ve been burned
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side
I believe you don’t know what you’ve got until you say goodbye(Repeat 2)
Until you say goodbye

14. Three Little Birds – Bob Marley

Don’t worry a-bout a thing, ’cause ev-ry little thing gonna be all right.
Singing’: “Don’t worry about a thing, ’cause ev-ry little thing gonna be all right!”

Rise up this mornin’; smiled with the risin’ sun.
Three little birds pitch by my doorstep
Singin’ sweet songs of melodies pure and true; saying,
“This is my message to you-ou-ou.”

Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing, ‘cause ev-ry little thing gonna be all right.”
Sayin’: “Don’t worry about a thing, ‘cause ev-ry little thing gonna be all right!”

Rise up this mornin’; smiled with the risin’ sun.
Three little birds pitch by my doorstep
Singin’ sweet songs of melodies pure and true; sayin’,
“This is my message to you-ou-ou.”

Meanin’: “Don’t worry about a thing, worry about a thing,
oh! Ev-ry little thing gonna be all right.
Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing” – I won’t worry!
‘cause every little thing gonna be all right.”

Meanin’: “Don’t worry about a thing, ‘cause every little thing
gonna be all right” – I won’t worry!
“Don’t worry about a thing, ‘cause ev-ry little thing ‘sgonna be all right.”

(Baby) Don’t worry about a thing,
’cause ev’ry little thing gonna be all right.

15. Can’t Go Back Now – The Weepies

Yesterday when you were young
Everything you needed done was done for you
Now you do it on your own
But you find you’re all alone, what can you do?

You and me walk on, walk on, walk on
‘Cause you can’t go back now

You know there will be days
When you’re so tired
That you can’t take another step
The night will have no stars
And you’ll think you’ve gone as far
As you will ever get

You and me walk on, walk on, walk on
‘Cause you can’t go back now

And yeah, yeah, you go where you want to go
Yeah, yeah, be what you want to be
If you ever turn around, you’ll see me

I can’t really say
Why everybody wishes they were somewhere else
But in the end, the only steps that matter
Are the ones you take all by yourself

You and me walk on, walk on, walk on
Yeah, you and me walk on, walk on, walk on
‘Cause you can’t go back now
Walk on, walk on, walk on
You can’t go back now

16. Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield

I am unwritten, can’t read my mind, I’m undefined
I’m just beginning, the pen’s in my hand, ending unplanned

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Oh, oh, oh

I break tradition, sometimes my tries, are outside the lines
We’ve been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can’t live that way

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten

17. Anyway – Martina McBride

You can spend your whole life buildin’
Something from nothin’
One storm can come and blow it all away
Build it anyway

You can chase a dream
That seems so out of reach
And you know it might not ever come your way
Dream it anyway

God is great
But sometimes life ain’t good
And when I pray
It doesn’t always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway
I do it anyway

This world’s gone crazy
It’s hard to believe
That tomorrow will be better than today
Believe it anyway

You can love someone with all your heart
For all the right reasons
In a moment they can choose to walk away
Love ’em anyway

God is great
But sometimes life ain’t good
And when I pray
It doesn’t always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway
Yeah – I do it anyway

You can pour your soul out singing
A song you believe in
That tomorrow they’ll forget you ever sang
Sing it anyway
Yea, sing it anyway
Yeah, yeah!

I sing
I dream
I love
Anyway….

18. It’s My Life – Bon Jovi

This ain’t a song for the broken-hearted
No silent prayer for the faith-departed
I ain’t gonna be just a face in the crowd
You’re gonna hear my voice
When I shout it out loud

[Chorus:]
It’s my life
It’s now or never
I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive
(It’s my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just wanna live while I’m alive
It’s my life

This is for the ones who stood their ground
For Tommy and Gina who never backed down
Tomorrow’s getting harder make no mistake
Luck ain’t even lucky
Got to make your own breaks

[Chorus:]
It’s my life
And it’s now or never
I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive
(It’s my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just want to live while I’m alive
‘Cause it’s my life

Better stand tall when they’re calling you out
Don’t bend, don’t break, baby, don’t back down

[Chorus:]
It’s my life
And it’s now or never
‘Cause I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive
(It’s my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just want to live while I’m alive

[Chorus:]
It’s my life
And it’s now or never
‘Cause I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive
(It’s my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just want to live while I’m alive
‘Cause it’s my life!

19. Getting Late – Rob Thomas

This life keeps moving on
gone away before too long
so tell your friends just how you feel
you’d better say it loud for the world to hear

’cause it’s getting late, it’s time to go
the paper moon is fading slow
but the night, it keeps moving on
’til it takes you in; it brings you home

While you’re watching over the moments that make up your life

It’s getting late that’s the way it is
you cant deny when it feels like this
and it’s strange whats it’s bringing out
you’re gonna open up, ’cause you cant stop now

It’s getting late, you don’t know how
you’re wide awake, but you’re missing out
you get your kicks while you can
then you go to work to pay the man

While you’re watching over the moments that make up your life
It’s getting late

20. Independent  Woman – Destiny’s Child

Question, tell me what you think about me
I buy my own diamonds and I buy my own rings
Only ring your cell-y when I’m feelin lonely
When it’s all over please get up and leave
Question: Tell me how you feel about this
Try to control me boy you get dismissed
Pay my own fun, oh and I pay my own bills
Always 50/50 in relationships

The shoes on my feet
I’ve bought it
The clothes I’m wearing
I’ve bought it
The rock I’m rockin’
‘Cause I depend on me
If I wanted the watch you’re wearin’
I’ll buy it
The house I live in
I’ve bought it
The car I’m driving
I’ve bought it
I depend on me
(I depend on me)

All the women who are independent
Throw your hands up at me
All the honeys who makin’ money
Throw your hands up at me
All the mommas who profit dollas
Throw your hands up at me
All the ladies who truly feel me
Throw your hands up at me

Girl I didn’t know you could get down like that
Charlie, how your Angels get down like that
Girl I didn’t know you could get down like that
Charlie, how your Angels get down like that

Tell me how you feel about this
Who would I want if I would wanna live
I worked hard and sacrificed to get what I get
Ladies, it ain’t easy bein’ independent
Question: How’d you like this knowledge that I brought
Braggin’ on that cash that he gave you is to front
If you’re gonna brag make sure it’s your money you flaunt
Depend on noone else to give you what you want

The shoes on my feet
I’ve bought it
The clothes I’m wearing
I’ve bought it
The rock I’m rockin’
‘Cause I depend on me
If I wanted the watch you’re wearin’
I’ll buy it
The house I live in
I’ve bought it
The car I’m driving
I’ve bought it
I depend on me
(I depend on me)

All the women who are independent
Throw your hands up at me
All the honeys who makin’ money
Throw your hands up at me
All the mommas who profit dollas
Throw your hands up at me
All the ladies who truly feel me
Throw your hands up at me

Girl I didn’t know you could get down like that
Charlie, how your Angels get down like that
Girl I didn’t know you could get down like that
Charlie, how your Angels get down like that

Destiny’s Child
Wassup?
You in the house?
Sure ’nuff
We’ll break these people off Angel style

Child of Destiny
Independent beauty
Noone else can scare me
Charlie’s Angels

Woah
All the women who are independent
Throw your hands up at me
All the honeys who makin’ money
Throw your hands up at me
All the mommas who profit dollas
Throw your hands up at me
All the ladies who truly feel me
Throw your hands up at me

Girl I didn’t know you could get down like that
Charlie, how your Angels get down like that

21. A New Day – Tamar Kaprelian

Before the light I found the dark
Before tonight I fell apart
Frozen up I’ve realized that something gotta change

It took a crush to understand
Time kept slipping through my hands
I never used to know the sun will shine after the rain

Say goodbye, say goodbye to the way I was before
Say hello, say hello to a new way
I was lost, but I found what I was looking for
Waking up, waking up to a new day
To a new day

I was sleeping in a twisted dream
Dying just to make believe
A pretty situation was far from where I was
But I’m not up for giving up
Lying down and out of luck
My mistakes are in the open and now I’m finally coming clean

Say goodbye, say goodbye to the way I was before
Say hello, say hello to a new way
I was lost, but I found what I was looking for
Waking up, waking up to a new day

Cause everything, everything ends at the start
I’m healing and feeling under my scars

Say goodbye, say goodbye to the way I was before
Say hello, say hello to a new way
I was lost, but I found what I was looking for
Waking up, waking up to a new day
To a new day
To a new day

I was lost, but I found what
I was looking for
Waking up, waking up to a new day

22. It’s a Beautiful Day – U2

The heart is a bloom
Shoots up through the stony ground
There’s no room
No space to rent in this town

You’re out of luck
And the reason that you had to care
The traffic is stuck
And you’re not moving anywhere

You thought you’d found a friend
To take you out of this place
Someone you could lend a hand
In return for grace

It’s a beautiful day
Sky falls, you feel like
It’s a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away

You’re on the road
But you’ve got no destination
You’re in the mud
In the maze of her imagination

You love this town
Even if that doesn’t ring true
You’ve been all over
And it’s been all over you

It’s a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away
It’s a beautiful day

Touch me
Take me to that other place
Teach me
I know I’m not a hopeless case

See the world in green and blue
See China right in front of you
See the canyons broken by cloud
See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
See the Bedouin fires at night
See the oil fields at first light
And see the bird with a leaf in her mouth
After the flood all the colors came out

It was a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away
Beautiful day

Touch me
Take me to that other place
Reach me
I know I’m not a hopeless case

What you don’t have you don’t need it now
What you don’t know you can feel it somehow
What you don’t have you don’t need it now
Don’t need it now
Was a beautiful day

23. The Climb – Miley Cyrus

I can almost see it.
That dream I’m dreaming, but
There’s a voice inside my head saying
You’ll never reach it
Every step I’m takin’
Every move I make
Feels lost with no direction,
My faith is shakin’
But I gotta keep tryin’
Gotta keep my head held high

There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waitin’ on the other side
It’s the climb

The struggles I’m facing
The chances I’m taking
Sometimes might knock me down, but
No I’m not breaking
I may not know it, but
These are the moments that
I’m gonna remember most
I’ve just gotta keep goin’, and
I gotta be strong
Just keep pushing on, but

There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waitin’ on the other side
It’s the climb

There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waitin’ on the other side
It’s the climb

Keep on movin’
Keep climbin’
Keep faith baby
It’s all about, it’s all about
The climb
Keep the faith, keep your faith, woah

24. Sure Looks Good To Me – Alicia Keys

Life is cheap, bittersweet
But it taste good to me

Take my turn, crash and burn
That’s how it’s supposed to be

So don’t rain on my parade
Life’s too short to waste one day

I’m gonna risk it all, the freedom to fall
Yes it sure looks good to me

Time passed by and leaves you behind
Take it naturally

Heaven knows (OH) There’s so much more
More than what we see

So don’t rain on my parade
Life’s too short to waste one day

I’m gonna risk it all, the freedom to fall
Yes it sure looks good to me

(HEY) Sure looks good to me

Ooh, ooh, oooo, ooohh
Yea, yea, yeaaaa

Ooh, ooh, oooo, ooohh
Yea, yea, yeaaaa

Deep in my mind I’m secure we can buy
I wanna see the light before I die or I lie in an empty space,

The darkness comes and I’ve been telling my soul
And me and myself we turn around, we’re getting old,

But the lightning crashing, foolish emotions
From the bruises and the beauty in this moment that we’re feeling,

And I feel like I’m seeing the world inside of me
But I can tell you that I know, it’s getting easier to breathe,

There’s a cold in the morning, endless equation
Of who’ve we’ve become, it’s a complex situation

So live, love, life give love
Live, love, life, give love
Live, love, life, give love
It’s who are we anyway

So don’t rain on my parade
Life’s too short to waste one day

I’m gonna risk it all, the freedom to fall
Yes it sure looks good to me

(HEY) It sure looks good to me
(I’m telling you) Sure looks good to me

(YEA) Sure looks good to me

Me, yea
Looks good to me, whoo, yea, yea, yeaaa

25. Needle and Haystack Life – SwitchFoot

The world begins
With newborn skin
We are right now

You’re a needle girl
In a haystack world
We are right now

You breath it in
The highs and lows
We call it living

In this needle and haystack life
I’ve found miracles there in your eyes
It’s no accident we’re here tonight
We are once in a lifetime
Oh, oh

Don’t let go
Don’t give up hope
All is forgiven

You breathe it in
You breathe it in
We call it living

In this needle and haystack life
I found miracles there in your eyes
It’s no accident we’re here tonight
We are once in a lifetime

All is not lost
All is not lost
Become who you are
It happens once in a lifetime

In this needle and haystack life
I found miracles there in your eyes
It’s no accident we’re here tonight
We are once in a lifetime
Alive
We are once in lifetime

In this needle and haystack
We are once in a lifetime

26. Be Somebody – Fort Minor

[Lupe]
Ya know, I’m a fan man, I’m a real fan
(Gonna be somebody)
Feel real honored to be up in here, ya know I’m sayin
(Gonna be someone)
They had to bring out the expensive mics for this one
(Gonna be somebody)
Ya know I’m sayin the seven thousand dolla headphones for this one here
Yeah, ya know I’m sayin
(Gonna be someone)
Comeon, talk to em

[Mike Shinoda]
This is the story of them against us
Win or lose
Forcin’ your feet into someone else’s shoes
Everybody’s got somein to say
That we oughta live their way
What we’re doin’s not okay
In this world
Everybody’s got a chip on
Both sides of their neck
Got no respect
Wait up a sec
You ever feel like the pressure’s too much too take
Too much weight
Ladies and Gentlemen
If anybody can hear me right now
Please shout back
We’re not the only ones feelin so trapped
In a dream of somebody else
In fact
They got their heads full of some overblown scheme
Opportunity they missed
Back when they were sixteen
And all they want to do is push you to be that
And all you wanna do is scream back

[Chorus]
Gonna be somebody
For anybody tellin me I can’t
Gonna be someone
For anyone who told me I had no chance
Gonna be somebody
I’m tellin you the time has come (Like that)
Gonna be someone
And maybe you’ll get it when I’m finally done

[Mike Shinoda]
We don’t sleep to dream
We sleep to build stamina
Energy to do our thing
Get your camera
Cuz this ride is about to begin
Sit down, and buckle it in
Let me say it again
In this world
Everybody’s got a chip on
Both sides of their neck
Got no respect
Wait up a sec
When I was young
They said the odds of makin it
Were slim, to none
Ladies and, fuck it
I’m tired of them sayin’ the dream you have
Doesn’t exist
Tellin you you’re worthless
Sayin’ you should quit
Basically tellin’ you
That you’ll never be shit
Really they’re pissed
Cuz they’ll never achieve
Some opportunity they missed
Back when they were sixteen
And all they want to do is push you to be that
And all you wanna do is scream back

[Lupe Fiasco]
Uh
They gone think you’re crazy
Mumblin’ to yourself
In the basement all day
Uh-uh-uhin to ya self
My pops didn’t dig it
Was shovelin to myself
My boys used to get it
They dug it because they felt
My undertakin’ took me
I was makin’ in my stealth
For wealth of rhymes, of crazy
I was chuckin’ to myself
Then they went into the mental rolodex
See I’m knowin’ bout heart
Like a brain in my chest
And I took up a school
Where subjects was gettin’ felt
Books under my seat
No book layin on my desk
My teacher’s like, Mr. Jaco
Yes?
With all that knowledge
You ain’t tryin’ to go to college
Be a lawyer or a doctor
Get a whole lotta dollas
Rather degrade women
And glorify violence
Well the work that works for me
Might not work for you
No homework, I got work to do

[Chorus]
Gonna be somebody
For anybody tellin me I can’t
Gonna be someone
For anyone who told me I had no chance
Gonna be somebody
I’m tellin you the time has come (Like that)
Gonna be someone
And maybe you’ll get it when I’m finally done

(Im finally done)

This is an invasion
Fort Minor
The Rising Tied
In stores
November twenty two

27. Say – John Mayer

Take all of your wasted honor
Every little past frustration
Take all of your so-called problems,
Better put ’em in quotations

Say what you need to say [x8]

Walking like a one man army
Fighting with the shadows in your head
Living out the same old moment
Knowing you’d be better off instead,
If you could only . . .

Say what you need to say [x8]

Have no fear for giving in
Have no fear for giving over
You’d better know that in the end
Its better to say too much
Then never say what you need to say again

Even if your hands are shaking
And your faith is broken
Even as the eyes are closing
Do it with a heart wide open

Say what you need to say [x24]

28. Go – Boys Like Girls

Little change of the heart
Little light in the dark
Little hope that you just might find your way up out of here
‘Cause you’ve been hiding for days
Wasted and wasting away
But I got a little hope that today you’ll face your fears

Yeah I know that it’s not easy
I know that it’s so hard
Follow the lights to the city
And get up and

Go, take a chance and be strong
Or you could spend your whole life holding on
Don’t look back just go,
Take a breath, move along
Or you could spend your whole life holding on
You could spend your whole life holding on

Believe the tunnel can end
Believe your body can mend
Yeah I know you can make it through
‘Cause I believe in you
So let’s go put up a fight
Let’s go make everything alright
Go on and take a shot go give it all you got

Oh yeah I know that it’s not easy
I know that it’s hard
Yeah it’s not always pretty

Get up and go,
Take a chance and be strong
Or you could spend your whole life falling on
Don’t look back just go,
Take a breath and move along
You could spend your whole life holding on
You could spend your whole life holding on

Don’t wanna wake up to the telephone ring
Are you sitting down?
I need to tell you something
Enough is enough, you can stop waiting to breathe
And don’t wait up for me

Get up and go
Take a chance and be strong
You can spend your whole life holding on

Don’t look back just go
Take a breath and move along
You could spend your whole life holding on
Get up and go
Take a chance and be strong
Or you could spend your whole life holding on

Don’t look back just go
Take a breath, move along
Or you could spend your whole life holding on
You could spend your whole life holding on
Don’t spend your whole life holding on

29. The Best Is Yet To Come – Hinder

My first make-out session
I learned my first lesson
While trying to get to the next base
When I slipped past her waist
She smacked my hand away
Then I got a slap in the face

If I could go back in time
Wouldn’t change a damn thing in my life
Love the dumb things we do when we’re young

But the best is yet to come

My first drinking lesson
I followed all my friends
Stole liquor went down to the lake
Weed mixed with Whiskey
Hell I got so dizzy it was more than my stomach could take

Go for it
Run toward it
Dive in head first
Live life with no regret
Put your heart out there
Don’t be scared you might get hurt

My last high school lesson
Scared of graduation
Tipped a few back and showed up too late
Well my mom got mad hell my dad he just laughed
and said, son I have to the same thing.

30. With My Own To Hands – Ben Harper and Jack Johnson

Now I can change the world
With my own two hands
Make it a better place
With my own two hands
Make it a kinder place

With my own two hands
With my own, with my own two hands
With my own, with my own two hands

Now I could make peace on earth
With my own two hands
And I could clean up the earth
With my own two hands
And I can reach out to you

With my own two hands
With my own, with my own two hands
With my own, with my own two hands

I’m gonna make it a brighter place
With my own two hands
I’m gonna make it a safer place
With my own two hands
I’m gonna help the human race

With my own two hands
With my own, with my own two hands
With my own, with my own two hands

Now I could hold you
With my own two hands
And I can comfort you
With my own two hands

But you got to, got to use
Use your own two hands
Use your own, use your own two hands
Use your own, use your own two hands
Oh, you got to use your own two hands

With our own, with our own two hands [x3]

31. Happy – Leona Lewis

Someone once told me that you have to choose
What you win or lose
You can’t have everything
Don’t you take chances
Might feel the pain
Don’t you love in vain
Cause love won’t set you free
I can’t stand by the side
And watch this life pass me by
So unhappy
But safe as could be

[Chorus:]
So what if it hurts me?
So what if I break down?
So what if this world just throws me off the edge
My feet run out of ground
I gotta find my place
I wanna hear my sound
Don’t care about all the pain in front of me
Cause i’m just trying to be happy, yeah
Just wanna be happy, yeah

[Verse 2:]
Holding on tightly
Just can’t let it go
Just trying to play my role
Slowly disappear, ohh
But all these days, they feel like they’re the same
Just different faces, different names
Get me out of here
I can’t stand by your side, ohh no
And watch this life pass me by, pass me by

[Chorus:]
So what if it hurts me?
So what if I break down?
So what if this world just throws me off the edge
My feet run out of ground
I gotta find my place
I wanna hear my sound
Don’t care about all the pain in front of me
Cause i’m just trying to be happy, ohh, happy, ohh

[Bridge:]
So any turns that I can’t see,
like I’m a stranger on this road
But don’t say victim
Don’t say anything

[Chorus:]
So what if it hurts me?
So what if I break down?
So what if this world just throws me off the edge
My feet run out of ground
I gotta find my place
I wanna hear my sound
Don’t care about all the pain in front of me

[Outro:]
I just wanna be happy
Ohh, yeah, happy, ohh, happy
I just wanna be, ohh
I just wanna be happy
Ohh, happy

32. I Got A Feeling – Black Eyed Peas (note: I put up the David Guetta remix because he just ROCKS! Also this song is quite overplayed but I still like the beat and my fav line is “I got a feeling that tonight’s gonna be a good night. That one line of affirmation is enough to get me going.)

I got a feeling that tonight’s gonna be a good night
that tonight’s gonna be a good night
that tonight’s gonna be a good good night wooh hoo (x4)

Tonight’s the night night
Let’s live it up
I got my money
Let’s spend it up
go out and smash it
like oh my god
Jump off that sofa
Let’s get get up

I know that we’ll have a ball
if we get down
and go out
and just lose it all

I feel stressed out
I wanna let it go
Lets go way out spaced out
and losing all control

Fill up my cup
Mazeltov
Look at her dancing
just take it off
Lets paint the town
We’ll shut it down
Let’s burn the roof
and then we’ll do it again

Let’s Do it and do it and do it 1
and do it and do it 2
and do it and do it and live it 3
up and do it, do it
4
do it, do it, and do it 5
and do it and do it and do it 6
and do it and do it and 7

i gotta feeling that tonight’s gonna be a good night
that tonight’s gonna be a good night
that tonight’s gonna be a good good night (x2)

Tonight’s the night
let’s live it up
I got my money
Lets spend it up

Go out and smash it (smash it)
Like Oh My God (like oh my god)
Jump off that sofa (cmon)
Lets kick it up

Fill up my cup (Drink)
Mazel tov!(le haim)
Look at her dancing (Move it Move it)
Just take it off

Lets paint the town (paint the town)
We’ll shut it down (shut it down)
Lets burn the roof
and then we’ll do it again

count to 7 and start singing again

Here we come
here we go
we gotta rock rock
rock rock rock

Easy come
easy go
now we on top
top top top top

Feel the shot
body rock
Rock it don’t stop stop
stop stop

Round and round
up and down
around the clock clock clock clock

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Friday, Saturday, Saturday to Sunday

we keep keep keep keep going up
we know what we say say
party everyday
p-p-p-party everyday

got a feeling
that tonight’s gonna be a good night
that tonight’s gonna be a good night
that tonight’s gonna be a good good night

33. Right Now – Van Halen

Don’t wanna wait ’til tomorrow
Why put it off another day?
One by one, little problems
Build up, and stand in our way. Oh

One step ahead, one step behind it
Now ya gotta run to get even
Make future plans I’ll dream about yesterday, hey!
Come on turn, turn this thing around

(Right now) Hey! It’s your tomorrow
(Right now) Come on, it’s everything
(Right now) Catch your magic moment
Do it right here and now
It means everything

Miss a beat, you lose a rhythm
An nothin’ falls into place. No!
Only missed by a fraction
Slipped a little off your pace. Oh!

The more things you get, the more you want
Just trade in one for another
Workin’ so hard to make it easy
Whoa, got to turn. Come on, turn this thing around

(Right now) Hey, it’s your tomorrow
(Right now) Come on, it’s everything
(Right now) catch that magic moment
Do it right here and now
It means everything

Said a lie to me
Right now
What are ya waitin’ for? Oh! Yeah!
Right now

(Guitar Solo)

(Right now) Hey! It’s your tomorrow
(Right now) Come on, it’s everything
(Right now) Catch that magic moment
And do it right, right now (Right now)
Oh, right now!

It’s what’s happening
Right here and now
Right now, it’s right now
Oh!
Tell me, what are ya waitin’ for?
Turn this thing around

34. Airplanes – B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams from Paramore and Eminem

[Chorus – Hayley Williams]
Can we pretend that airplanes
In the night sky
Are like shooting stars
I could really use a wish right now (wish right now, wish right now)
Can we pretend that airplanes
In the night sky
Are like shooting stars
I could really use a wish right now (wish right now, wish right now)

[Verse 1 – B.o.B]
Yeah
I could use a dream or a genie or a wish
To go back to a place much simpler than this
Cause after all the partyin’ and smashin’ and crashin’
And all the glitz and the glam and the fashion
And all the pandemonium and all the madness
There comes a time where you fade to the blackness
And when you’re staring at that phone in your lap
And you hoping but them people never call you back
But that’s just how the story unfolds
You get another hand soon after you fold
And when your plans unravel
And they sayin’ what would you wish for
If you had one chance
So airplane airplane sorry I’m late
I’m on my way so don’t close that gate
If I don’t make that then I’ll switch my flight
And I’ll be right back at it by the end of the night

[Chorus – Hayley Williams]

[Verse 2 – B.o.B]
Somebody take me back to the days
Before this was a job, before I got paid
Before it ever mattered what I had in my bank
Yeah back when I was tryin’ to get a tip at subway
And back when I was rappin’ for the hell of it
But now a days we rappin’ to stay relevant
I’m guessin that if we can make some wishes outta airplanes
Then maybe yo maybe I’ll go back to the days
Before the politics that we call the rap game
And back when ain’t nobody listened to my mix tape
And back before I tried to cover up my slang
But this is for Decatur, what’s up Bobby Ray
So can I get a wish to end the politics
And get back to the music that started this sh-t
So here I stand and then again I say
I’m hopin’ we can make some wishes outta airplanes
[Chorus]

35. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor (Yes I have this in my arsenal. It’s a classic!)

At first I was afraid
I was petrified
Kept thinking I could never live
without you by my side
But then I spent so many nights
thinking how you did me wrong
And I grew strong
And I learned how to get along
and so you’re back
from outer space
I just walked in to find you here
with that sad look upon your face
I should have changed that stupid lock
I should have made you leave your key
If I had known for just one second
you’d be back to bother me

Go on now go walk out the door
just turn around now
’cause you’re not welcome anymore
weren’t you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye
Did you think I’d crumble
Did you think I’d lay down and die
Oh no, not I
I will survive
oh as long as i know how to love
I know I’ll stay alive
I’ve got all my life to live
I’ve got all my love to give
and I’ll survive
I will survive (hey hey)

It took all the strength I had
not to fall apart
kept trying hard to mend
the pieces of my broken heart
and I spent oh so many nights
just feeling sorry for myself
I used to cry
But now I hold my head up high
and you see me
somebody new
I’m not that chained up little person
still in love with you
and so you felt like dropping in
and just expect me to be free
But now I’m saving all my loving
for someone who’s loving me

Go on now go walk out the door
just turn around now
’cause you’re not welcome anymore
weren’t you the one who tried to break me with goodbye
Did you think I’d crumble
Did you think I’d lay down and die
Oh no, not I
I will survive
oh as long as i know how to love
I know I’ll stay alive
I’ve got all my life to live
I’ve got all my love to give
and I’ll survive
I will survive (oh)

Go on now go, walk out the door
just turn around now
’cause you’re not welcome anymore
weren’t you the one who tried to break me with goodbye
Did you think I’d crumble
Did you think I’d lay down and die
Oh no, not I
I will survive
oh as long as i know how to love
I know I’ll stay alive
I’ve got all my life to live
I’ve got all my love to give
and I’ll survive
I will survive
I will survive…!




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