Being in communications, I have always marveled at how, more than perhaps anything else, lyrics in music communicate so many things to so many people in such a short period of time (average song length is less than four minutes). Not even my best PR campaign can do that – at least not that fast.
So, this got me to thinking – if you were a song, what song would you be?
Meaning – is there a song out there that, when you hear it, you think, “Yeah, this is so me. How did that artist nail me so well?”
Below, we share ours…and we want to know yours (and if you are having a hard time, just use this handy quiz like Abbie and Katie did).
So – NAME THAT YOU TUNE!
Mine: Not for the reason you might be thinking, but my song has always been “B*tch” by Meredith Brooks, because – as she sings – “I'm a little bit of everything, All rolled into one.” Like the title character in the song, “I’m a sinner, I’m a saint; I do not feel ashamed.” Depending on how you treat me and others, “I’m your hell, I’m your dream; I’m nothing in between.” And I’d like to think that my friends know that “When you hurt, when you suffer I'm your angel undercover.” And “I wouldn’t want it any other way.”
Scott: We have a tie! “Arizona” by Paul Revere and the Raiders is one since I’m an Arizona native who loves the state and its history. Combining the cool climates of northern Arizona with the hot temperatures of the Sonoran Desert makes it a state like no other. The fact that you can snow ski and water ski in the same day truly makes it unique. And then, of course, “Take me Out to the Ball Game” by Jack Norworth and Albert Vol Tilzer would fit me, since I have tremendous passion as a player, umpire and fan for America’s National Pastime.
Rachel: Mine right now would be “It’s Time” by Imagine Dragons. So this is what you meant; When you said that you were spent – Being a working mom who works multiple jobs and also volunteers her time means that being “spent” is part of the deal. ‘Cause after all - This city never sleeps at night – And I also sometimes don't get to sleep as much as I would like because I have work to do after my son goes to bed. I don't ever wanna let you down – If I am going to do something it is going to be 100% always. I can’t let myself (or others) down.
Kelly: Right now, mine would be “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac. After graduating college, it is a funny stage in my life, because I am adjusting to not being in school anymore (for the first time in forever), having a fulltime career and having friends who are taking their time going through school or taking time before jumping into the workforce. Can the child within my heart rise above? And can I sail through the changing ocean tides? Can I handle the seasons of my life? Oh oh I don't know, oh I don't know. Well, I've been afraid of changing. 'Cause I've built my life around you. But time makes you bolder. Children get older I'm getting older too. Yes I'm getting older too.
Abbie: I had a hard time figure that out, so when it doubt, Google it, right? So after answering a few questions (semi-honestly), I came up with “How to Save a Life” by The Fray, and not just because I am still a Grey’s Anatomy fan!
Katie: According to my quiz – “Firework” by Katy Perry is my theme song! You’re an individual, and you’re discovering awesome things about yourself every day. You might not always feel like you’re on top of the world, but even on your darkest days, there’s a tiny spark that sets you apart from everyone else.