How can lyrics tap places in your soul that words alone can’t touch? Maybe its poetic ambiguity, enabling lyrics to become personal. They often perfectly align emotions and anchor memories. Tremendously grateful for musicians and the soul nourishment of their artistic expression. We are all building the soundtrack for our life.

Nearly every Ordinary Creative post finishes with a song.  Many of the songs I have mentioned since launching this blog in 2012 appear as a link below along with the date of the blog post where the song was mentioned.

January 28, 2013
Lover of the Light—Mumford and Sons
Washed by the Water—NEEDTOBREATHE

February 4, 2013
Falling or Flying—Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

February 28, 2013
Shine Like it Does—INXS
Shine on Us—Josh Wilson
Shine On—Jet
Shine On—Ryan Cabrera
Shine—Sara Haze
Shine—Muse (Acoustic version)
Shine—Keith Urban
Shine—Depeche Mode
Shine all Your Light—Amy Grant

March 12, 2013
Diamonds in the Sun—Girish

April 18, 2013
When I Get Where I’m Going—Brad Paisley

May 1, 2013
Everything—Abby Payne

May 17, 2013
Here Comes the Sun (cover)—Yuna

into the mystic

May 21, 2013
Live Forever—Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

June 4, 2013
You Could Be Happy—Snow Patrol

June 18, 2013
The Crane Wife 3—The Decemberists

August 11,, 2013
This is your Life—Switchfoot

beatles lyrics dear prudence

September 4, 2013
With you Now—Ellie Holcomb

September 29, 2013
We Will Become Silhouettes—The Postal Service

October 27, 2013 – Halloween Post
Ghosts that we Knew—Mumford and Sons
Mad World—Adam Lambert
Ghosts—The Head and the Heart
Ain’t no Rest for the Wicked—Cage the Elephant
Gravedigger—Dave Matthews
I will Follow you Into the Dark—Death Cab for Cutie
Thriller—Fallout Boy
Ghosts of a Chance—Rush
Scar Tissue—Red Hot Chili Peppers
Tea Party—Kerli

November 6, 2013
Empire State of Mind—Jay Z (with Alicia Keys)

December 5, 2013
Let’s be Still—The Head and the Heart

December 25, 2013
Go Tell it on the Mountain—NEEDTOBREATHE

i and love and you

February 12, 2014
Pushing Back the Dark—Josh Wilson

February 21, 2014
Live Forever—Drew Holcomb
Hourglass—Drew Holcomb
As Sure as the Sun—Ellie Holcomb
Marvelous Light—Ellie Holcomb

March 13, 2014
All of Me—John Legend
Your Song—Ewan McGregor and Allesandro Safina

March 28, 2014
Read all About It—Emeli Sandre

April 3, 2014
My Shadow—Keane
Let’s be Still—The Head and the Heart

fix you lyrics

April 15, 2014
More Heart, Less Attack—NEEDTOBREATHE

April 25, 2014
My Fathers Father—The Civil Wars

April 30, 2014
Without Words—Ray LaMontagne
Not about Angels—Birdy

May 9, 2014
Rivers in the Wasteland (album)—NEEDTOBREATHE

May 23, 2014
Good Riddance (Time of your Life)  Green Day

June 5, 2014
All I Want—Kodaline
All the Stars—Ed Sheeran

July 3, 2014
Only Hope—Switchfoot

blackbird lyrics

July 20, 2014
All of the Stars—Ed Sheeran
Counting Stars—One Republic
Sky Full of Stars—Coldplay

August 3, 2014
Courage—The Strange Familiar
These Are the Days—Natalie Merchant & 10,000 Maniacs

August 20, 2014
Flightless Bird—Iron and Wine

August 29, 2014
The Heart of Life—John Mayer

September 22, 2014
How the Story Ends—B. Reith
Pushing Back the Dark—Josh Wilson

September 26, 2014
Heaven’s Here on Earth—Tracy Chapman

plato music quote

October 6, 2014
The Song (Awaken Love)—Alan Powell
Falling Like Stars—Caitlin Nicol-Thomas
The Lament of Eustace—The Oh Hello’s
Eat you Alive—The Oh Hello’s
Something Beautiful – NEEDTOBREATHE
Difference Maker – NEEDTOBREATHE
Nothing Left to Lose – NEEDTOBREATHE
Keep Your Eyes Open – NEEDTOBREATHE
Washed by the Water – NEEDTOBREATHE
More Heart, Less Attack

November 9, 2014
Woman’s Work—Kate Bush
Songbird—Eva Cassidy
Sweet Disposition – Temper Trap
Please, Please, Please, Let me Get What I Want—The Smiths
Uninvited—Alanis Morissette
Love you Till the End—The Pogues
If I Ever Leave This World Alive—Flogging Molly
What a Wonderful World—Louis Armstrong
Into the Mystic—Van Morrison
Dear Prudence—The Beatles
Broken Wings—Mr. Mister

November 26th, 2014
Fix You—Cold Play
Drops of Jupitar—Train
Speed of Sound—Coldplay
Say—John Mayer
I and Love and You—Avett Brothers
More Heart, Less Attack—NEEDTOBREATHE

December 10, 2014
Rivers in the Wasteland—NEEDTOBREATHE
Midwestern—Keith Pulvermacher

December 20, 2014
Joy to the World—Faith Hill
Silent Night—Ben Howard

December 31, 2014
Light a Light--Melissa Etheridge

speed of sound lyrics

January 5, 2015
Overjoyed—Matchbox Twenty

January 18, 2015
Cold Winds—Matthew Mayfield

February 6, 2015
The Wine We Drink—Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
Poison & Wine—The Civil Wars

March 13, 2015
Two Hearts Are Better Than One—Katie Herzig

April 20, 2015
Rain from Heaven—Eric Paslay
Let it Rain—Keri Noble
Right as Rain—Adele
Let it Rain—Zac Brown
Come in with the Rain—Taylor Swift
Feels like Rain—John Hiatt
I think its Going to Rain Today—Norah Jones
Rainy Days and Mondays—The Carpenders
More Heart, Less Attack—NEEDTOBREATHE

May 22, 2015
Can’t Go Back Now—The Weepies
Keep On Keeping On—Colony House

July 11, 2015
Blackbird—The Beatles
Stairway to Heaven—Led Zeppelin
Rivers & Roads—The Head and the Heart

September 24, 2015
Summer Forever—Billy Currington
I Need the Sun to Break—James Bay
Romeo’s Tune—Pajaro Sunrise

September 30, 2015
Ronan—Taylor Swift
Fight Song—Rachel Patten

October 12, 2015
Pumpkin Soup—Kate Nash

November 4, 2015
Dream and In a Tree – Priscilla Ahn (both songs)

drops of juniper lyrics

January 3, 2016

Written in Reverse—Spoon
• Hey Soul Sister—Train

March 26, 2016
Oh Love Supreme – Andy Squyres

wonderful world

April 13, 2016:  Life is in the Lyrics
Season’s of Love —Jonathan Larson, RENT
Your Song – Elton John
Live Forever—Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

May 2, 2016: DIY Camera Strap

I Turn my Camera On– by Rock Kills Kid

June 4, 2016: Every Step You Take… The 30×30 Nature Challenge

Be Still —The Killers
Annie’s Song – John Denver

GRATEFUL: A Love Song to the World Empty Hands Music

August 6, 2016: Wanderlust – Italy

• Clear by NeedToBreathe

August 19, 2016:  An August Mantra: Be Still

Be Still —The Killers
Let’s Be Still – The Head & The Heart
Be Still—The Fray

Be Still

October 15, 2016: Gratitude in an Etch a Sketch Life

•  Heart Hope – Oh Wonder

November 23, 2016:  Everyday Ordinary Magic

•  Heart Hope – Oh Wonder