My Compilation CD that Reflect my 1st year in Peace Corps
InAmerica, any track I listened to was all about the beat. I rarely listened to words, I wanted music give back the energy I put out there. When I’m out for a jog or extremely tired, I still crave those beats, but the music I listen to, that makes me feel better on a bad day, gives me inspiration on a sad day, or reminds me about the worth of life has become even more important to me. So if you’re a fellow PCV, maybe these songs can make you feel better on a down day, or if you’re just a stranger, its amazing how music can really reach the core of who a person is, and I’m sure you will see me in all these songs.
Song 1: Heavens Eyes- Featured In the Motion Picture Prince of Egypt
Favorite Lyric: “A single thread in a tapestry, though its color brightly shines, can never see its purpose in the pattern of the grand design”
PCV Mood: WHAT THE HECK AM I DOING??? What sustainability??
Song 2: Perfect Day by Hoku
Favorite Lyric: “Im in the race but I already won, and getting there can be half the fun, so don’t stop me until I’m good and done, it’s the perfect day. Nothing is going to bring me down.”
PCV Mood: I worked really hard on this project, it is going to work.
Song 3: Dog Days are Over by Florence and the Machine
Favorite Lyric: “Run fast for your mother run fast for your father, Run for your children for your sisters and brothers, Leave all your love and your longing behind you, Can’t carry it with you if you want to survive.”
PCV Mood: There is no turning back, no where to hide, but the worst is over, only 15 more months!
Song 4: High School Never Ends- Bowling for Soup
Lyrics: “The Whole Damn World is just as obsessed, With who‘s the best dressed and (who’s having sex), Who‘s got the money. Who (gets the honeys), Who‘s kinda cute and who‘s just a mess”
PCV Mood: Am I in high school still (in regards to how PCV’s interact, gossip, and exclude/include others)?? But really the whole world is.
Song 5: Mulan- “I’ll Make a Man Out of You”
Lyric: Tranquil as a forest, But on fire within, Once you find your center, You are sure to win, You’re a spineless, pale pathetic lot, And you haven’t got a clue, Somehow I’ll make
a man out of you
PCV Mood: Sometimes you don’t think you are ready for it… but in the end it will work out.
Song 6: Don’t you – Simple Minds
Don’t you forget about me (don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t) , Don’t you forget about me , Would you recognize me? Call my name, or walk on by? Rain keeps falling – rain keeps falling down, down, down, down”
PCV Mood: My friends wont forget me will they?
Song 8: Fat Bottom Girls- Queen
Lyrics: “Fat bottomed girls you make the rockin’ world go round”
PCV Mood: I just was called, fat, big, chubby or large, but really I like what I got.
Song 9:Island in the Sun by Weezer
Favorite Lyric: On an island in the sun, We’ll be playing and having fun, And it makes me feel so fine, I can’t control my brain.”
PCV Mood: I forgot I live on anIsland because all I ever do is hang out in my school, room or plaza.
Song 10: It’s My Life- Bon Jovi
Lyric: “Better stand tall when they are calling you out, don’t’ bend don’t break, don’t back down. I’m not going to live forever, I just want to live while I’m alive.”
PCV Mood: After pooping your pants, throwing up your breakfast, itching from mosquitoes, stuck in bed with a fever even though it’s a million degrees, and people ask you, “Why are you still doing Peace Corp again?”
Song 11: When Love Takes Over by David Guetta
Favorite Lyric: “Look out for you to hold my hand. It feels like I could fall. Now love me right, like I know you can, we could loose it all. When love takes over, you know you can’t deny.
PCV Mood: I’m in a relationship in peace corps, I am more vulnerable, cried more tears, felt more defeated, more empty, but still there is someone to grab your hand. (And for me, that person is Jaron, thank you Jaron.)
Bonus Track: WAKA WAKA- Shakira
Favorite Lyric: Well the lyrics don’t really matter on this song
PCV Mood: I have heard this way way way too many times, but I will include it on my playlist anyways
Shout out Track: Tarzan- You’ll be in my heart
Favorite Lyric: My arms will hold you, Keep you safe and warm, This bond between us, Can’t be broken, I will be here , Don’t you cry
PCV Mood: I miss my mom.