I thought I'd start a regular "What I'm listening to" post as I want to write about the music I'm listening to everyday but I think that would be a tad much! So I'm going to keep it to probably one post a week about a new song or an old song or a favourite song that I'm listening to on repeat that day or week. Music is a major part of my life and I can get quite *personal* when I talk about songs that really move me, so be warned!
I have been listening to the new The Wonder Years song "Passing Through A Screen Door" non-stop since I saw it was posted yesterday by Absolute Punk. I've been a huge fan of TWY for a while now as I have quite a deep admiration for the honesty of their lyrics. I know that may sound cheesy but this song especially is very raw and emotional and I find that very few bands have the ability to convey so much through their lyrics/songs. I can relate also to a lot of stuff that these guys seem to be dealing with - actually, all of the things they seem to be dealing with, both internally/emotionally and generally in life.
The last bit of this song brought tears to my eyes, if that is any indication of how it made me feel! It's sort of strange for me to think that at 23, many of the people I went to high school with now have children, are married, own their own houses, and have stable jobs. Even people years younger than me! I'm nowhere near being at that point in my life and the thought kind of terrifies me, to be honest. Even people closer to me are now starting to think seriously about finding someone to date/marry and are starting to plan out their futures, while I still have a tendency to run in the opposite direction of anything that seems to be getting serious or too good. I really can't even understand the concept of two people liking each other enough to commit to each other so seriously, or one person staying around for however long until the other is ready. Not to say that one day I won't be ready for all of that, because I would really like having a family one day. The key words there are "one day" because at this point in my life, I just can't imagine how or when. Or imagine someone staying around waiting for me to figure myself out. And we're all just too young, honestly! Anyway, all of these rambles to say that the song, for me, is very powerful and relatable, as I'm sure it might be for many others. Whether you're a fan or not you should give it a listen!
Here's a sample of some lyrics I love:
"I was born to run away from anything good - an escape artist's son with sun-drenched pavement in my blood. The first thing that I do when I walk in is plan a way out for when shit gets bad."
And of course at the end when Soupy sings "I was kind of hoping you'd stay." <3
What are you listening today?