Mary Lambert’s Secrets
The lyrics to Lambert’s song, Secrets are just too perfect! She proudly sings about her bipolar disorder, all the little idiosyncrasies that go along with it and why we shouldn’t care if the world knows what our secrets are.
Best line: I know I’m not the only one who spent so long attempting to be someone else, but I’m over it.
2. Paul Baribeau’s 10 Things
Baribeau is a national treasure! Listening to 10 Things first thing in the morning will leave you feeling inspired and a little bit punk rock in a folked up way. 🙂
Best line(s): Because right now, all you have is time time time, yeah but, someday that time will run out. That’s the only thing you can be absolutely certain about.
3. 2Pac’s Keep Ya Head Up
Keep Ya Head Up is now a classic. Its socially conscious lyrics are inspiring. It speaks to overcoming adversity and keeping your head up despite being in the worst of situations and feeling hopeless. But there’s so much more to this song so enjoy!
Best line: And it’s crazy, it seems it’ll never let up, but
please… you got to keep your head up.
4. Tegan and Sara’s Fix You Up
Fix You Up is beautiful, lovely and simply about the complexity of love. Giving love, receiving love and figuring it all out. I’m not sure if this song is supposed to make me feel good, but it does. I guess the better way to put it is, it’s comforting.
Best line(s): And what I wanted most, what I wanted most
What I wanted most, was to get myself figured out
And what I figured out, what I figured out, what I figured out
Was that I need more time to figure you out.
5. Kimya Dawson’s I’m Fine
Kimya Dawson is a silly/serious lyrical genius. No matter the song, she makes me feel better. She makes me feel something. She just gives you all the feels. And I’m Fine is a truly unique song filled with pop culture and the scream singing of children convincing us that we’re all fine.
Best line(s): And I get all wrapped up in the obsessive genes
My hand me down mother burst at the seams
And it’s no wonder that year after year
Little fred savagely drove me to tears.
6. Kimya Dawson’s Loose Lips
Yes, Kimya made the list twice. She’s just that good. Kimya’s songs masterfully take us on a child-like ride through a world destroyed by adults..if that makes any sense at all. Loose Lips might be the most inspiring song on the list. And the only explanation I can give is to just listen and enjoy.
Best line(s): All of them! But especially these –
So if you wanna burn yourself remember that I LOVE YOU
And if you wanna cut yourself remember that I LOVE YOU
And if you wanna kill yourself remember that I LOVE YOU
Call me up before you’re dead, we can make some plans instead
Send me an IM, I’ll be your friend