Feeling Blue? 7 Songs to Perk You Up

As you know, I have been an advocate of positive, uplifting music to assist us in our treatment of depression. I came across this post and it is true that there is so much power and motivation in classical music. I am not sure that these are the ones I would have picked, but to each their own, I may have to go back and look at some of my old favorites! Tchaicovsky has always been a favorite. Don’t forget to share your favorite uplifting songs with me!!!

The Three Year Plan

I’ll be honest: the last month has been pretty difficult for me. On top of the general stress of figuring out my own life and where I’m going and what the hell I’m doing, my mother seems to have had a crisis of her own. Naturally, her uncertainty spun out to take a toll on everyone in our little household. For my own sake, I had to call my doctor and ask to be put back on antidepressants. It felt something like defeat or regression to do so – I haven’t needed them for three years – but that’s the thing about mental health. You have to be vigilant, take care of yourself and if you need help then you should get it. But I digress.

My point is, for a while there, things were really difficult. And some days I had those ugly feelings that I just couldn’t shake…

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Musical Medicine: Don’t Stop Believin’

This is an old one, but recently revived by a pop show. It has always been one of my favorite motivational songs, long before I ever knew I would need to keep a motivational play list!

Just a small town girl, livin’ in a lonely world
She took the midnight train goin’ anywhere
Just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit
He took the midnight train goin’ anywhere

A singer in a smokey room
A smell of wine and

cheap perfume
For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on and on and on

(Chorus)
Strangers waiting, up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlights people, living just to find emotion
Hiding, somewhere in the night.

Working hard to get my fill,
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin’ anything to roll the dice,
Just one more time
Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on and on and on

(Chorus)

Don’t stop believin’
Hold on to the feelin’
Streetlights people

Don’t stop believin’
Hold on
Streetlight people

Don’t stop believin’
Hold on to the feelin’
Streetlights people

Musical Medication: Beautiful Day

I love u2 and all of their songs make me want to get up and dance around, but this song in particular lifts my mood!

The heart is a bloom
Shoots up through the stony ground
There’s no room
No space

to rent in this townYou’re out of luck
And the reason that you had to care
The traffic is stuck
And you’re not moving anywhere

You thought you’d found a friend
To take you out of this place
Someone you could lend a hand
In return for grace

It’s a beautiful day
Sky falls, you feel like
It’s a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away

You’re on the road
But you’ve got no destination
You’re in the mud
In the maze of her imagination

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

It’s a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away
It’s a beautiful day

Touch me
Take me to that other place
Teach me
I know I’m not a hopeless case

See the world in green and blue
See China right in front of you
See the canyons broken by cloud
See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
See the Bedouin fires at night
See the oil fields at first light
And see the bird with a leaf in her mouth
After the flood all the colors came out

It was a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away
Beautiful day

Touch me
Take me to that other place
Reach me
I know I’m not a hopeless case

What you don’t have you don’t need it now
What you don’t know you can feel it somehow
What you don’t have you don’t need it now
Don’t need it now
Was a beautiful day

Musical Medicine: Beautiful World

I am an 80s child, I grew up screaming to Bon Jovi and I am from Philadelphia, right across the bridge from the man himself. He has matured into a talented singer that can keep up with the times. This song just makes me feel good and this video is beautiful and will help raise your mood for sure!

 

 

Every day it’s the same when they say that it might be the end
In the end when it ends then I’ll listen to them
You wake up, go to work, go to sleep
Then you do it, you do it, if you’re lucky then you do it again
Yeah, we walk through a world that we don’t understand
When I look in your eyes I’m just happy I can
Yeah, we’ll laugh and we’ll cry and we’ll lose and we’ll win
We’ll get through it and to prove it yeah we’ll do it again

There’s glory in the saddest story
Look at it, just sticks and bricks
Makes you wonder how the pieces fit
Where we’re going where we’ve been
This ain’t paradise we’re living in
It’s a diamond, it’s a dirty plastic pearl
Ah, but ain’t it a beautiful world

It’s a shame when they say that it’s been done and said
They keep digging that grave let them bury their heads
There’s a kid with a dream and a sky full of stars
There’s another first kiss in the back of some car
Turn the page and write the story

Look at it, just sticks and bricks
Makes you wonder how the pieces fit
Where we’re going where we’ve been
This ain’t paradise we’re living in
It’s a diamond, it’s a dirty plastic pearl
Ah, but ain’t it a beautiful world

They’re running numbers out of the Spanish grocery
And Mary Mary says her rosary
Get a ladder, there’s a cat up in a tree
Ah

The Pretzel man’s wearing Gucci glasses
A widow spreads her lovers ashes
I’ll hold on to you, hold on to me, yeah
We’ll do it, we’ll do it, yeah, we’re lucky then we’ll do it again
Ah

Look at it, just sticks and bricks
Makes you wonder how the pieces fit
Where we’re going, where we’ve been
This ain’t paradise we’re living in
It’s a diamond, it’s a dirty string of pearls
Ah, but ain’t it a beautiful world
Oh, ain’t it a beautiful world
Oh, oh ain’t it a beautiful world.

Musical Medicine: It’s all About You

Today’s Musical Medicine is more in the rap genre than previous posts but it certainly makes you feel good, with a nice beat and motivational lyrics!

 

Lifes not what you take, its not about the promises you make.
Its not about the friends you might of made or love that is gone.
Life is what you give, its not about the stupid things you did.
Its not about the way things could have been, its about moving on.
Its all about you.
So every morning when you wake before the first step that you take,
Just think its all what you make it, and youll make it through.

Classified:
This life will leave you stressed out, left out, with your neck out, aint nothing changed.
Real life, so we deal right, but it feels like its something strange.
We wondering, the dumbest things, and let every thing get under our skin.
Trouble again, trying to impress somebody else is fucked in the head.
So do you. Youll never make every one happy, it just wont happen.
But the end of the day when all say is said, you better be ready to go back at em.
I learn slow, my verse shows my growth my wisdom.
If your positive or you negative, It dont make a difference not when you living.
Cause some of the most successful people on this planet, will kill them selves or somebody else. Life they really couldnt manage.
Then we got bums, alcoholics on the streets. With no stress, no where to rest, no where to dress, no where to sleep. And they say: fuck my morals, I’m drinking away my sorrow,
Im living life and Im happy, I aint thinking about tomorrow.

Chad hatcher:
Its all about you.
So every morning when you wake before the first step that you take, just think its all what you make it, and youll make it through.
Its all about you.
So every morning when you wake before the first step that you take, just think its all what you make it, and youll make it through.
Life is what it brings, its not about cars and fancy things.
Or hair salons and diamond rings girls. Dont you lose no sleep.
Life is all about, the things youll never figure out.
Its all about the people you love, and memories you keep.

Classified:
This here is life, so tell me who chooses whats wrong and right.
Is it what we see on TV, get a job raise a family.
Thats how I was raised, how I was brought up, get a wife a son and a daughter.
Thats how I was taught to be proper, never thought anyone can get caught up.
But slowly I grew up, and the fairy tail quickly vanished.
Realized that lifes a bitch, and shit you gotta be able to stand it.
And you gotta be able to handle it, the stress and the pressure you channel it.
And you learn to cope at the end of your rope, anyway that you can with liquor or dope.
Or work hard raise your kids, strip clubs what ever it is.
Smoke weed, shoot hoops. What ever you find your happiness through.
Its your life. Just make sure you know what you want when you go to get it.
Keep doing this shit for you. Not your crew, or the dude you tryin’ to impress kid.
Life is simple, life is hard, and yeah life is fun.
So enjoy the things around you. Before your life is done.

Chad Hatcher
Its all about you.
So every morning when you wake before the first step that you take, just think its all what you make it, and youll make it through.
Its all about you.
So every morning when you wake before the first step that you take, just think its all what you make it, and youll make it through.

Musical Medicine: Brave

Today’s musical medicine tune is by Sara Bareilles, its got a great upbeat and the lyrics just talk about being brave, no matter what your situation. It makes you want to be brave. How big is your brave?

“Brave”

You can be amazing
You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug
You can be the outcast
Or be the backlash of somebody’s lack of love
Or you can start speaking up
Nothing’s gonna hurt you the way that words do
When they settle ‘neath your skin
Kept on the inside and no sunlight
Sometimes a shadow wins
But I wonder what would happen if youSay what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

Everybody’s been there,
Everybody’s been stared down by the enemy
Fallen for the fear
And done some disappearing,
Bow down to the mighty
Don’t run, stop holding your tongue
Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me how big your brave is

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

And since your history of silence
Won’t do you any good,
Did you think it would?
Let your words be anything but empty
Why don’t you tell them the truth?

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
See you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you