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My Mix-Tape

I was talking with my friend Jesse about a project that he had to do with his art class, his project was to make a mix tape (sadly, not a real mix-tape… more like a playlist) of 5 songs that he loves and explain why he loves that. He also had to add other stuff that I really didn’t pay attention to because I’m not in the class.

It got me thinking, what would I put on my “mix-tape?” And also choosing 5 songs would be crazy difficult!

I ended up telling him what songs I would choose and it’s not a surprise that I would chose them. (I am adding the lyric video of the songs from youtube, if you haven’t listen to them, please feel free.. they are amazing. I love these songs)

Song # 1 : Superheroes by The Script  

Piece of Lyrics: 

“‘Cause he’s stronger than you know
A heart of steel starts to grow
When you’ve been fighting for it all your life
You’ve been struggling to make things right
That’s how a superhero learns to fly
(Every day, every hour, turn that pain into power)” – The Script

Reasoning:

I love this song because I believe that we’re all superheroes (Im also into super heroes) and just like superheroes, they don’t just get up.. no matter how beat up they are. They always get back up and fight. We are strong like Superman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Iron Man, all of million of them. I personally love to cosplay as Wonder Woman, as well as I am a huge fan of hers because she’s strength. No matter how upset I get, I remember that I am Wonder Woman; I am strong, I will get through this, I will change this world, and I won’t give up. This song is just beautiful and I truly love this song.

 

Song 2: Stand By You by Rachel Platten 

Piece of Lyrics:

“Even if we’re breaking down, we can find a way to break through
Even if we can’t find heaven, I’ll walk through hell with you
Love, you’re not alone, ’cause I’m gonna stand by you
Even if we can’t find heaven, I’m gonna stand by you
Even if we can’t find heaven, I’ll walk through hell with you
Love, you’re not alone, ’cause I’m gonna stand by you” -Rachel Platten

Reasoning:

So lately I’ve been watching Glee ( I know I’m waaay behind!) and to be honest, I wish I lived in the Glee World. I would love to sing and dance my way through my problems. Well if I could sing and dance any song to my friends, my family, to my readers/followers (which you guys are my friends too), this would be the song. It describes how I feel as someone who wants to be a counselor and wants to help others get through what they are thinking and feeling. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for my friends, I’ll go through anything and everything along side with anyone who will reach out to me for help. “Love, you’re not alone, ‘ cause I’m gonna stand by you.”

Song 3: 1-800-273-8255 by Logic

Piece of Lyrics:

“I’ve been on the low
I been taking my time
I feel like I’m out of my mind
It feel like my life ain’t mine
Who can relate?
I’ve been on the low
I been taking my time
I feel like I’m out of my mind
It feel like my life ain’t mine

I want you to be alive
I want you to be alive
You don’t gotta die today
You don’t gotta die
I want you to be alive
I want you to be alive
You don’t gotta die” – Logic

Reasoning: 

I’m pretty sure this my life anthem, since I do have depression and I struggle with suicidal thoughts, I feel this song. And it’s like Logic (and others) are singing from my point of view and to me through the song. This song begins to explain what it’s like in the mind, of course not too much but the bare minimum. Plus the fact that the title of this song is the suicide hotline, means everything to me. It’s an amazing song and I appreciate Logic so much for making this issue publicly, it’s about time we put that suicide is a serious problem and that we need to help reduce this and help those who need it.

Song 4: Paralyzed by Against The Current 

Piece of Lyrics:

“It feels like I’m paralyzed, and I can’t
Escape from the prison I’m, living in
I’m naming the voices in my head
To keep on telling me to give in
But it making me stronger
Fight a little longer
I’m gonna bring me back to life
And I won’t be paralyzed” – Against the Current

Reasoning:

Against the Current has to be one of my favorite (if not my favorite) band ever. Their type of music is amazing and the singers are amazing. Soothing and I love listening to them when I’m winding down and relaxing. This song, kind of empowers me especially when she says she’ll keep fighting, bringing herself back to life and she won’t be paralyzed. It’s just a song that I can relate to when I’m feeling the strength I have when I get through a depression /suicide episode or anxiety attack, or when I wish I had that strength, I have this song to help me get that strength back. Yay for empowerment!

Song 5: Man in The Mirror by Michael Jackson

Piece of Lyrics:

“That’s Why I Want You To
Know
I’m Starting With The Man In
The Mirror
I’m Asking Him To Change
His Ways
And No Message Could Have
Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place
(If You Wanna Make The
World A Better Place)
Take A Look At Yourself, And
Then Make A Change” – Michael Jackson

Reasoning:

Since I am a huge Michael Jackson fan, I’ve always loved this song because I believe that if you really want to change the world… you got to start with yourself. Life is always about changes and even though chances are really scary, they’re great sometimes. And since I’m going to change myself, I need to start by changing some things about myself; making myself better, happier, healthier. I can’t help anyone if I’m stuck in one of my depressive slumps. So, here’s to another self-discovery, self-improve and self-love journey and I’m going in with so much optimism. I know I’m going to come out better, for myself, for my friends& family and for all of you guys!♥

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Since we are speaking of music, I made a playlist on spotify called “Love Your Strength” and it’s a bunch of songs that’s empowering, self-loving, motivational, inspiring! A present from me to you. Music can really help a suffering soul, and I want to help in any and every way possible. The playlist is posted blow! I hope you enjoy!

Keep it dorky!

With lots of love, Jade♥

 

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Mental Health Advocate. Future Counselor and Mental Health Educator. A superhero in training. Here to save the world by spreading some love and positivity! 😊 If you want to learn more, click "About your friend, Jade" at the top of the site :)

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