Introduction to the song diary

March 17, 2007, I was in my second year of university and I was going through… Well honesty I don’t quite remember. I have a vague idea that it relates to a boy, and certainly some things I remember, but the details not so much. This is especially so when I try to recall what the particular songs were chosen for. My first song diary reads thusly:

“Just something I decided I wanted to do. Sometimes I’ll explain sometimes not, but it’s basically a journal for me without all the effort.”

I can’t say I’ve changed my approach all that much. However, I do intend to explain a bit more, though probably at times a bit cryptically so that only I could possibly understand exactly what or whom the song may have to do with. The feeling the songs trigger however are usually quite visceral and I get taken right back to that point in time.

Anyways, I would like to continue on a medium that likely won’t someday get deleted because of website design changes that aren’t my own (the Soundtrack of My Life diary was started on Facebook’s note section). Therefore I now christen this website as the new home of my song lyric diary.

First up, is a song I discovered after re-watching a film I saw years ago while I was in undergrad studying anthropology, among other things. I actually didn’t appreciate what that movie was talking about at the time, the difficulty after graduating to find oneself and find work. I’ve gone through a lot since graduating and finishing other programs, and finally I’ve reached a point where I’ve had enough and the kind of questions and mental conversation expressed in the first few stanzas of this song hit the nail on the head in terms of my being able to relate.

 

Shine
by Laura Izibor

 

Wake up one morning you realize

Your life is one big compromise
Stuck in the job you swore
Was only temporary

Feel like the world is passing you by
Never done all the things you were here to try
Stuck in one place, got a pain in your face
From all your stressing out

You ask yourself theres got to be more
Than what Im living for
You ask yourself theres got to be something else
Something more, more, more

Well, let the sun shine on your face
And don’t let your life go to waste
Now is the time, got to make up your mind
Let it shine on you, let it shine on you

Feel like theres nothing, nowhere to go
You try and fight but you cant let go
Roll the pain, got so much to gain
Now is the time

You ask yourself theres got to be something else
Something more, more, more

Let the sun shine on your face
And don’t let your life go to waste
Now is the time, got to make up your mind
Let it shine on you, let it shine on you

You ask yourself theres got to be more
Than what Im living for
You ask yourself theres got to be something else
Something more, more, more

Let the sun shine on your face
And don’t let your life go to waste
Now is the time, got to make up your mind
Let it shine on you, let it shine on you

Well, let the sun shine on your face
And don’t let your life go to waste
Now is the time, got to make up your mind
Let it shine on you, let it shine on you

Let the sun shine on your face
And don’t let your life go to waste
Now is the time, got to make up your mind
Let it shine on you, let it shine on you

Lyrics from: Laura Izibor – Shine Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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