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Songs I Wish Had Existed When I Was In High School...

JAG18

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...'Cause I would have played them non-stop. 

So, needless to say, I wasn't a very happy teenager in high school and back then (as is still true today) when I feel sad or down I tend to listen to sad songs to cope and every once in a while I come across a song that make me thing, "Wow, I really wish I had this song back in high school."  Although being honest, my music tastes were a lot more narrow back then so I'm entirely sure if I would have liked these songs even if I had heard them at the time, but regardless here's a short list of the songs I wish had existed in high school. 

(Also, I've still never learned how to use code so get ready for giant screen stretching videos.)

“Normal” – Sasha Sloan

Choice Lyrics:

"So keep on playing that song that I don't like
I just wanna feel normal for the night
Keep on kissing that guy that's not my type
I just wanna feel normal for the night."

Gotta start with a song from the sad girl herself.  This song is from early 2018 and I discovered almost the day it dropped.  The desire to want to change bits of who you are or to like things that you wouldn't normally in order to gain some level of acceptance by others is, of course, a quintessential part of high school and is actually still something I really connect with to this day so this is a song I've listened to quite a lot. 

“Nobody Asked Me (If I Was Okay)” – Sky Ferreira

Choice lyrics:

"Nobody asked me if I was okay
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
Nobody asked if I was okay,"

Cheating a little bit, 'cause this song was released in 2013 when I was still in high school, but obviously I wasn't listening to Sky Ferreira back then.  Anyway, is this song repetitive and super on the nose?  Yes.  But, that does that mean that I don't like it and wouldn't have sung along so hard to it back in the day?  Karzahni no. 

“Jesus Christ” – Luna Shadows

Choice lyrics:

"Or do I divide and fall apart
Cause my bright is too slight to hold back all my dark,"

Alright, to kept it straight.  This song was released in late 2017, I didn't start listening to it until early this year while I was on a super Luna Shadows kick, but the song itself is actually a cover of a song from 2004 so yeah, that's that.

The funny thing about this one, is that I think what I connect to the most in the lyrics now is different then what I would have connected to when I was younger, which is some interesting food for thought I guess. 

“mad at God” – Sarah Saint James

Choice lyrics:

"No I don’t wanna be bitter, or come across as a quitter
But I’m getting kinda tired
I’m mad at God
Causе if he exists why do I still feel like this?"

So this song, is actually pretty new and what made me want to do this blog entry in the first place.  Other than that, I don't know what else to say about this one, 'cause like Sky Ferreira's song it is pretty self-explanatory I think.  Perhaps something funny to mention is it that I mostly listened to Christian music back in high school and I'm pretty sure that this song would not have gone over well with Christian music fans either then or today.  :P

 

And that's my short list.  Share in the comments below if you can relate to anything in this entry or maybe share some songs that got you through high school. 

-JAG



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