Just Life

focus friday. the playlist.

…wow, how did it get to be the end of july already? which means another one little word prompt. this month it was about creating a nine-song soundtrack to evoke your word. engage your ears. listen. I watched ali’s video announcing the prompt back on july 2 and had my list of songs compiled before the video was even done. I created a focus playlist in itunes and periodically played it…making sure it was still right. and this morning I decided it was.

::amazing grace – chris tomlin
::I run to you – lady antebellum
::summer, highland falls – billy joel
::just to see you smile – tim mcgraw
::days like this – van morrison
::home – michael buble
::the book I write – spoon
::here comes the sun – the beatles
::all my days – alexi murdoch

I’m sure nothing on the list will surprise katie or sara. about half these songs are ones they’d quickly list if asked about my favorite songs. two of them are even ringtones on my phone (and I’m pretty sure summer highland falls is katie’s ringtone for me šŸ™‚ billy joel, van morrison and the beatles were from cd’s I imported to itunes when I first started using it about five years ago. tim mcgraw and lady antebellum came much later…last summer, I guess. yes, I came late to my love of country music! the latest addition is chris tomlin’s amazing grace. that song has been a favorite of mine for years, and his version is my favorite favorite.

so these songs all evoke a sense of me. which is, in a weird sort of way, what I’ve been looking for with my one little word this year. and the snippets of lyrics I captured for each song…I think they tell exactly the story I’m trying to tell.

my july page

…would love to know what soundtrack you’re playing these days?

2 Comments

  • Lydia

    i can't seem to get out of the 70/80s-this morning on my walk i listened to bon jovi, chicago, bob seiger, billy joel, journey, little big town and clay cross. i need to fine tune my itunes and get more music-am inspired to add french cafe music and check out some of the latest in country-has been a while. i'd also love some piano music of popular songs. i only listen to my ipod when i'm walking, but should probably change that to include my commute as well.(i think this is my longest comment).