A song that describes you

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Of all the albums I have ever listened to, I have most related to this little artist named Toby Lightman.  I was first introduced to her music when I was the Arts Editor of my school paper in 2004 and received an advance copy of her album Little Things (a fantastic album).  There are so very many songs off of that album alone that I feel describe some aspect of me to a tee.

It was hard choosing just one, but here it is:

"Everyday", Toby Lightman



I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking briefly with Toby this past summer when I saw David Archuleta in New York City, only to find Toby accompanying him on a song they had written together. It was a shock to see two of my favorite artists at the same time, and to be able to meet both of them and speak to them. Toby is pint-sized but so, so talented. She released an acoustic album Know Where I'm From last year which I recommend as much as I do Little Things. Other songs I recommend checking out are "Front Row", "Running Away" and "Alone".

The Weepies are another musical group that I feel has often hit the nail on the head in describing my life. This is my favorite song of theirs (and one of my favorite songs of all time), which I find perfectly describes the confusion one feels when "between phases" in life, which I have found to be the case most of the time!

"Living In Twilight", The Weepies




Another song that I have felt a kinship with over the past few years of feeling my way through life has been a song I have recently mentioned, by Antje Duvekot.

"Long Way", Antje Duvekot


I ended an era of my life with a road trip, and I traversed the nation using "the 95" and indeed, I didn't know who I would be or end up (and still don't). This song is just so breathtakingly beautiful to me, the way she integrates the landscapes of the rugged yet beautiful United States and the unknown of a young adult. Such a perfect song.

Other songs:
- "Tiny Dancer", Elton John
When I was younger, I felt this song so accurately described me and the me I wanted to be.
- "Just A Little Girl", Amy Studt
Some time ago, I felt everyone was overlooking me because of my age and my baby face.

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