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A Resist/Protest Writing Playlist

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I Give You Power- Arcade Fire ft. Mavis Staples 

I give you power/I can take it away

When the President Talks to God- Bright Eyes

When the president talks to God/Do they drink near beer and go play golf/While they pick which countries to invade/Which Muslims souls still can be saved?/I guess God just calls a spade a spade

Master of War- Bob Dylan

You might say that I’m young/You might say I’m unlearned/But there’s one thing I know/Though I’m younger than you/That even Jesus would never forgive what you do

Fortunate Son- Creedence Clearwater Revival

Some folks are born silver spoon in hand/Lord, don’t they help themselves/But when the taxman comes to the door/Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale

Glory- John Legend and Common

Somewhere in the dream we had an epiphany/Now we right the wrongs in history/No one can win the war individually/It takes the wisdom of the elders and the young people’s energy

Troubled Times- Green Day

What good is love and peace on earth/When it’s exclusive?

Killing in the Name- Rage Against the Machine

Fuck you/I won’t do what you tell me

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised- Gil Scott-Heron

The revolution will not be televised, will not be televised, will not be televised/The revolution will be no re-run brothers/The revolution will be live

Fight the Power- Public Enemy

Our freedom of speech is freedom or death/We got to fight the powers that be 

American Idiot- Green Day

Well maybe I’m the faggot America/I’m not part of a redneck agenda/Now everybody do the propaganda/And sing along to the age of paranoia

Sleep Now in the Fire- Rage Against the Machine

I am the Nina, the Pinta, the Santa Maria/the noose and the rapist/the field’s overseer/The agents of orange/The priests of Hiroshima/The cost of my desire/Sleep now in the fire

FDT (Fuck Donald Trump) Pt. 2-YG ft. Macklemore and G-Eazy

I’m a patriot/ I’m a stay right here/I ain’t living in fear/With my people who are Muslims, Mexican and queer/And we ain’t gonna let you fuck up four years

 

 

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Writing Playlist-Happiness

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One More Time-Daft Punk

We’re gonna celebrate

Dog Days are Over by Florence + the Machine

Happiness hit her like a bullet in the back/Struck from a great height by someone who should know better than that

I Gotta Feeling-The Black Eyed Peas

I know we’ll have a ball/If we get down/And go out/And just lose it all

Happy-Pharrell Williams

Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth

Best Day of My Life-American Authors

I’m never gonna look back/Woah, never gonna give it up/No, just don’t wake me now

Beautiful Day by U2

You’re lovin’ this town/Even if that doesn’t ring true/You’ve been all over/And it’s a beautiful day 

Blue Skies-Blue October

I want to smile so big my daughter jumps into my lap/And I want to tell her daddy’s fine/And always plans to be

Beauty in the World-Macy Gray

Stop and smell the flowers/And lose it/In sweet music/And dance with me

Ama be Happy-ArchDuke and Jenee Jones 

Yell out your blessings and wait on your gifts/Stardust will harbor the carbon you give

Alive-P.O.D.

I’m thankful for every breath I take/I won’t take it for granted

Happy Song-Bring Me the Horizon

If I sing along/A little fucking louder/To a happy song/I’ll be alright

We are the Champions-Queen

And I just need to go on and on and on and on

Writing Playlist-Mental Health pt 2

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The Kids Aren’t Alright by Fall Out Boy

Don’t you know that the kids aren’t al-, aren’t alright?/Sometimes I just want to sit around and gaze at my shoes/And let your dirty sadness fill me up just like a balloon.

Afraid by The Neighbourhood

All my friends always lie to me/I know they’re thinking/You’re too mean/I don’t like you/Fuck you anyway

Control by Halsey

And all the kids cry out/Please stop you’re scaring me/I can’t help this awful energy/Goddamn right, you should be scared of me/Who is in control?

Picture Perfect by Soil

Picture perfect/It’s not worth it/Nothing rules forever/Too late/The damage is done/Helpless, I was too young

I’m Afraid of Everyone by The National

I’m afraid of everyone/With my kid on my shoulders I try/Not to hurt anyone I like/But I don’t have the drugs to sort it out

Mad Hatter by Melanie Martinez

Tell you a secret/I’m not alarmed/So what if I’m crazy?/The best people are

Gasoline by Halsey

You can’t wake up/This is not a dream/You are part of a machine/You are not a human being

Welcome to My Life by Simple Plan

To be on the edge of breaking down/And no one’s there to save you/No, you don’t know what it’s like/Welcome to my life

The Taste of Ink by The Used

This could be my chance to say goodbye/At last it’s finally over/Couldn’t take this town much longer/Being half dead wasn’t what I planned to be/Now I’m ready to be free

27 by Fall Out Boy

I can’t remember/And I want it so bad/I’d shoot the sunshine into my veins/I can’t remember the good old days

I am Machine by Three Days Grace

There’s beauty in the bleeding/At least you feel something/I wish I knew what it was like/To care enough to carry on

Lost by Saliva

Can’t be the damage I’ve done/Endless fight and I am the enemy/Save me from what I’ve become

Alone I Break by Korn

I will make it go away/Can’t be here no more/Seems this is the only way/I will soon be gone

Missing You by All Time Low

It only takes a little push to pull on through/With so much left to do/You’ll be missing out/And we’ll be missing you

The Kids Are Sick Again by Maximo Park

The Kids are sick again/Nothing to look forward to/They jumped the cliff again/Future sinks beneath the blue

Innocent by Our Lady Peace

I remember losin’ hope/And I remember all the feelin’s/And the day they stopped

Writing Playlist-New Love

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Everything has changed by Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran

All I know is we said hello/And your eyes look like coming home/All I know is a simple name/Everything has changed

Chills by Down with Webster

I can’t shake this feeling/It fills the room/These chills didn’t come from the cold/They came from you

Modern Nature by Sondre Lerche

Do you have any clue what this is?/Are you everything that I missed?

Coffee shop by Landon Pigg

I think that maybe possibly I’m falling for you/Yes there’s a chance I’ve fallen quite hard over you

First Time by Lifehouse

Looking at you/Holding my breath/For once in my life/I’m scared to death/I’m taking a chance/Letting you inside

I’m Yours by Alessia Cara

So all that I’m asking/Is that you handle me with caution/Cause I don’t give myself often/But I guess I’ll try today

Nice to be with You by The Gallery

Oh, it’s so nice to be with you/I love all the things ya say and do

The Only Exception by Paramore

None of it was ever worth the risk/ But, you are, the only exception

Like a Virgin by Madonna

I was sad and blue/But you made me feel/Yeah, you made me feel/Shiny and new

Young God by Halsey

He says Oh, baby girl, you know we’re gonna be legends/I’m the king and you’re the queen/And we will stumble through heaven

Simple As This by Jake Bugg

God knows how I could have missed/Something as simple as this

Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley

Take my hand/Take my whole life too/For I can’t help falling in love with you

 

Turning Page by Sleeping at Last

Your love is my turning page/Where only the sweetest words remain/Every kiss is a cursive line/Every touch is a defining phrase

Writing Playlist #10-Halloween

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Welcome to the Black Parade by My Chemical Romance

A world that sends you reeling/From decimated dreams/Your misery and hate will kill us all/So paint it black and take it back

Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult

Seasons don’t fear the reaper/Nor do the wind, the sun, or the rain

Zombie by The Cranberries

Another mother’s breakin’/Heart is taken over/When the violence causes silence

Werewolf Heart by Dead Man’s Bones

You’d like nice in a grave/I smile at the moon/Death is on my face/And if you wait too long/Then you’ll never see the dawn again

Broken Out in Love  by Mark Crozer

He won’t see the sun again for years to come/He’s broken out in love

Build God Then We Will Talk by Panic! at the Disco

The rooms have a hint of asbestos/And maybe just a dash of formaldehyde/And the habit of decomposing/Right before your very (la la la la ) eyes

Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival

I see a bad moon rising/I see trouble on the way/I see earthquakes and lightnin’/I see bad times today

Animal I have Become by Three Days Grace

Help me believe it’s not the real me/Somebody help me tame this animal/I can’t escape myself

Panic Room by Theory of a Deadman

Chaos all around/Be quiet/Just be calm/I’m better off alone like I have been all along

The Devil and I by Slipknot

Too many times we’ve let it come to this/Step inside/See the Devil in I/I know you’ll find your answers in the end

Monster by Skillet

It’s scratching on the walls/In the closet/In the walls/It comes awake/And I can’t control it

Inside the Fire by Disturbed

As a little child/She was taken/And then forsaken/You will remember it all/Let it blow your mind again

Thriller by Michael Jackson

You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes/You’re paralyzed/’Cause this is thriller, thriller night

Living Dead Girl by Rob Zombie

Defunct the strings of cemetery things/With one flat foot on the devil’s wing

This is Halloween by Marilyn Manson

This is Halloween/Everybody make a scene/Trick or Treat till the neighbors die of fright

 

Writing Playlist #9 – Death

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Naked As We Came – Iron & Wine

One of us will die inside these arms
Eyes wide open, naked as we came
One will spread our ashes round the yard

If I Die Young – The Band Perry

Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song

Oh Death – Noah Gundersen

From dust and ashes I have called you
And dust you shall become
In the end

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Writing Playlist #8-Growing Up

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Innocent by Taylor Swift

Wasn’t it easier in your lunchbox days?/Always a bigger bed to crawl into/Wasn’t it beautiful when you believed in everything?/And everybody believed in you?

Playground by Sia

I don’t  wanna grow old/Bring me all the toys you can find/You don’t wanna grow up/You can be my partner in crime

Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

But time makes you bolder/Even children get older/And I’m getting older too

Livin’ On a Prayer by Bon Jovi

Take my hand and we’ll make it/I swear/Whoa, livin’ on a prayer

Growing up (Sloane’s Song) by Macklemore and Ed Sheeran

Times are changing/I know/But who am I/I’m the person you become/If I’m still growing up, up, up, up

My Wish by Rascall Flatts

My wish for you is that this life becomes all that you want it to/Your dreams stay big/Your worries stay small/You never need to carry more than you can hold

Lonely World by Limp Bizkit

Life is just a big fat riddle/So figure it out/Always thinking that you know/But you don’t really know/You know?

Dammit by Blink 182

But everybody’s gone/And I’ve been here for too long/To face this on your own/Well I guess this is growing up

Wake Up by Arcade Fire

Someone told me not to cry/But now I’m older/My heart’s colder/And I can see that it’s a lie

All These Things That I’ve Done by The Killers

Another head aches/Another heart breaks/I am so much older than I can take

What’s My Age Again? by Blink 182

Nobody likes you when you’re 23/And are still more amused by TV shows/What the hell is ADD?/My friends say I should act my age/What’s my age again?

High School Never Ends by Bowling for Soup

And then when you graduate/You take a look around and you say, “Hey, wait!”/This is the same as where I just came from/I thought it was over/Oh, that’s just great