2008-03-24

Don't Worry About a Thing...

What do you listen to when you're feeling down?

Here's my list:
  • Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
  • Billy Joel - You're Only Human (Second Wind)
  • Billy Joel - And So It Goes
  • Iz - Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • Yo Yo Ma - Bach's Suite 1, Prelude
  • Coldplay - Yellow
  • Dashboard Confessional - Hand's Down
  • The Used - Blue and Yellow
  • Eric Clapton - Layla (unplugged)
  • Green Day - Good Riddance
  • Jack Johnson - Flake
  • Legiao Urbana - Eduardo e Monica
  • Pearl Jam - Yellow Ledbedder
  • Red Hot Chili Pepper - Under the Bridge
  • Staind - So Far Away
  • Sublime - Santeria
You'll notice that they're not really bubbly upbeat dongs. Those never work for me. They just seem to trivialize the reality of life. Instead, I think you have to let yourself go a little and accept the sadness/loneliness/melancholy/whatever for what it really is. And somehow, once you've let yourself feel bad for a moment or two, you realize that it really wasn't as bad as you thought after all, and you'll be okay.