Monday, December 14, 2009

Mood Lifters

There are certain bands and albums that you just can't help but feel good when you listen to.
Music has a very therapeutic quality that can instantaneously make you feel emotions deeply.
I find that when I listen to bands like They Might Be Giants or Dave Matthews Band, I am smiling or even laughing. In some cases, it's the positivity that can be found in the lyrical content.

Take, for example, Dave Matthews Band's "Pig":

Love love love what more is there
Cause' we need the light of love in here
Don't beat your head
Dry your eyes
Let the love in there
There are bad times
But that's ok
Just look for love in it

In other cases, it's the sheer silliness of songs like They Might Be Giants' "S-E-X-X-Y" that can turn your day around:

There she is
Standing on the bed
Cookie in one hand, wig on her head

What songs or bands do you reach for to change your mood for the better?


  1. I draw so many associations to music. Like, everything in my freaking life has a song to go with it.

    My selection has drastically changed over the past couple years, and had a near complete overhaul in the past couple months. The tracks that used to make me happy these days just make me wistful. I find myself reverting to the childhood stuff- say, the Monkees!- when I need an immediate lift. And it's funny, the song that brightens me most, I didn't even like as a kid, Papa Gene's Blues. But I have found the lyrics to be more... topical to me now? Maybe that's it.

    Best of What's Around by DMB will always get me in a mood to accomplish something. It is my "work" song, I absolutely cannot procrastinate while listening to it. Noted- this needs to be placed on the iPhone IMMEDIATELY.

  2. BOWA is excellent. Just had it in my head all day a couple of days ago.

    I have no more than I did before, but now I've got all that I need. For I love you and I know you love me :)

  3. Isn't that the best line ever?? :D

  4. Yes'm, it certainly is :) I <3 The you know.