What is the "song" of your life?

Posted by Leticia, 02 Feb 08

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"Cause it was wearing my new pair of shoes"!

It's happened to the best of us. Somebody somewhere out there is going through it right now. They've even written songs about it over and over, remember "I'll never love this way again"? Or, "Love don't live here anymore"? If your love life were a soundtrack, what would the titles be? How do you learn from your mistakes and survive to sing a happier tune?

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Happy Valentines Day, Black History Month, Shortest Month of the Year Month and all the other holidays I may have missed. A funny thing happened on the way to writing this month's articles. I set out to put together a soundtrack of my own life. Using only the songs I had on my computer, I sat down and eight hours later, I had a soundtrack. It took so long because I had to first remember the experience, find the song, cut and paste the lyrics that applied and then piece the whole thing together.

The process was emotional, entertaining and enlightening all at the same time. I thought that it would make a great gift for that special someone. Maybe you'll want to give yours to someone that you want to know you better. Songs truly do speak the words of our heart and head. How many times have you heard a song on the radio or in a movie and thought "how did they know"? Remember the song "Killing me softly?"

Music takes us back to a time and a place. We remember where we were and what we were doing, who we were with or wanted to be with when a certain song came out. We celebrate our major events with them like weddings, funerals and sporting competitions. Some use songs in place of words. In fact, my ex would write me love letters quoting songs throughout the entire letter. At the time, I thought it was cute, now, it's funny as hell.

So, I'm curious, what would the soundtrack of your life sound like? What music are you creating right now to add to it? Is it a country tune or a hard hitting rap? Is it fast or slow? The thing that I enjoy best is the fact that mine is always changing. Even the songs from my past take on different meanings as I learn and grow. Each relationship is a song from our past. While we're involved in it, if feels like that's all there is. Until you hear another song and allow yourself to enjoy it. Your appreciation is fine-tuned because you've loved music before.

As you think about cute and clever gifts to give that someone special, consider creating a soundtrack of your life. You can even add pictures and your own voice to the project and what better piece of you to share? Speaking of sharing, here's the first soundtrack of my life that I created the other day. It starts with my birth and chronicles the three most heart felt relationships that I've had in my life.

I'd love to hear your songs and your stories. Perhaps by sharing more of ourselves, we'll find someone that we've lost or never knew before today. I really think that I love music so much because it really knows no color. People can slap a label on it and talk about different genres all they want, but it all comes down to notes on a page and a variety of instruments coming together as one to make music !! Does that sound like anything else to you?

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  1.   Polyglot says:
    Posted: 27 Apr 08

    Oh, you can't have just one. It changes as you change. I have to say Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder, Redemption Song by Bob Marley, Our Love by Michael McDonald, Can't Take that Away from Me - Billie Holiday version, At Last by Etta James, Superstar, Love Won't let Me Wait and Anyone who Had a Heart by Luther Vandross (cuz Lutha wuz da man), Remember the Time by MJ, Mercy, Mercy Me by Marvin Gaye...man the list goes on. Buddy by De La Soul! Man, do you remember what you were wearing then? I love good music!!

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  2. Posted: 23 Apr 08

    I have fifty cents sweetnes!!

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  3.   sweetnes20 says:
    Posted: 23 Apr 08

    "My love don't cost a thing."

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  4.   snehaseeli says:
    Posted: 21 Apr 08

    right now..."u don't know my name" alicia Keys

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  5.   sweetnes20 says:
    Posted: 20 Apr 08

    Take me to funky town!!

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  6.   Linda254 says:
    Posted: 19 Apr 08

    love all celine dione albums and sinead o'connor

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  7.   onyxdasani says:
    Posted: 12 Apr 08

    Right now the two songs that best reflect my love are Single again by Trina and I'm not locked down by Treal

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  8.   Daria22 says:
    Posted: 02 Apr 08

    "Kiss Me On My Neck" by Erykah Badu "My Stupid Mouth" by John Mayer "Mad Season" by Matchbox 20 for my teen years as well as college

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  9.   blossom35 says:
    Posted: 31 Mar 08

    i love music and there are a variety of sounds that reflect my love life; however, i'm an optimistic individual and the song that best fits my my love life has yet to written. ....not giving up yet.

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  10.   SWEETNES20 says:
    Posted: 30 Mar 08

    Well im glad, im not the only one jeff!!

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  11.   mossimo36 says:
    Posted: 29 Mar 08

    Funky Kingston by Toots & The Maytals says it all

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  12.   Jeff2555 says:
    Posted: 29 Mar 08

    sweetness20, neither do most of mine. Then again, it's likely for the best as most of mine are written in the depths of my late night drunken sorrows and immature please for attention. Just joking. Jeff

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  13.   Jeff2555 says:
    Posted: 29 Mar 08

    The theme from the old "Mr. Ed" TV series always bring me to wax nostalgaic.

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  14.   sweetnes20 says:
    Posted: 28 Mar 08

    damm, my comments never get posted here, well any way. Im a survior.....sing it girl!!!

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  15.   unme23 says:
    Posted: 28 Mar 08

    Bryan adams........back in the summer of 69!!

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  16.   2ute4u says:
    Posted: 16 Mar 08

    I enjoyed reading this article verymuch because i'm obsesssed w/ music...I have to be in control of it of all time... I know, it's so selfish,but it's my thing. As for the music referencing my life it'd have to be Sarah Mclachlan "Possession"

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  17.   bakari says:
    Posted: 16 Mar 08

    i enjoy my seif for loving you

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  18.   tigerlilies says:
    Posted: 14 Mar 08

    Fumbling towards ecstacy by sarah mclachlan Im not afraid anymore. whatever comes of it, I want to feel it.

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  19.   Jeffrey says:
    Posted: 11 Mar 08

    (1)Gimme Shelter. Version with Mick Taylor on guitar. (2) Sympathy for the Devil

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  20.   unme23 says:
    Posted: 10 Mar 08

    ohhhh, i like when baby gots some back!!!

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  21. Posted: 09 Mar 08

    Join the crowd Sweetnes.

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  22.   sweetnes20 says:
    Posted: 09 Mar 08

    baby got back, and i sure do.

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  23.   Fala says:
    Posted: 09 Mar 08

    That's what I say to you every night!

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  24.   sweetnes20 says:
    Posted: 07 Mar 08

    more money, more problems. but wait i dont have any money and lots of problems..lol

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  25.   unme23 says:
    Posted: 07 Mar 08

    Thats what she said to me last night, fala. I was like dont hate.

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  26. Posted: 07 Mar 08

    im a little bit country, im a little bit of rock and roll.

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  27.   Fala says:
    Posted: 06 Mar 08

    I hate myself for loving you!!!!

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  28.   mossimo36 says:
    Posted: 04 Mar 08

    Obsession...with Fala!

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  29.   unme23 says:
    Posted: 03 Mar 08

    hey fala, you light up my life!!!

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  30.   Fala says:
    Posted: 03 Mar 08

    I'm so Dizzy . . . that's my life, Mossimo.

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  31.   mossimo36 says:
    Posted: 02 Mar 08

    Buy you a Drank, Mr. Roboto, I Fall to Pieces, wait a minute that's Fala's life...

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  32.   dmm43 says:
    Posted: 02 Mar 08

    leticia...it is may first comment and may languaj is no good.i forgot to tell you ,,THANK YOU,, for every mesege !!! NOTHING COMPARE TO YOU...it is verry good song for your jobs ! BLESSINGS TU YOU !!!

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  33.   generic1977 says:
    Posted: 29 Feb 08

    thats life by frank sinatra

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  34.   Fkoi says:
    Posted: 28 Feb 08

    Right now the song of my life is "Oh Well" by the original Fleetwood Mac. Yesterday it was "The Mickey Mouse Club Theme." It would be interesting to me anyway, to put together my lifetime playlist. Music has played a major part in my life. "Voodoo Chile" backed up my "first time". Dionne Warwick nursed me through a young heartache. A wonderful singer named Willi Jones was an aphrodisiac to my girlfriend at that time (but so were a lot of other things). Cuts by Bob Marley and Laura Nyro never fail to bring warm and fuzzies about my kids. If I owned a radio station, I could probably program at least several years worth of great music with my soundtrack. Of course I might be the only listener and that wouldn't make my sponsors too happy.

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  35.   unme23 says:
    Posted: 28 Feb 08

    i love it, when you call me big popa, throw your hands in the air if your a true playa....lol

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  36.   Fala says:
    Posted: 28 Feb 08

    Azizbiya, what language is that you're typing in?

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  37.   Majesticone says:
    Posted: 27 Feb 08

    damn i have so many that have touched me. all basically saying the same thing. Chaka Khan - through the fire Brenda K Star - i still believe Luther Vandross - house is still a house Toni Braxton -unbreak my heart Sade - i wont pretend, your love is king, ok. all her stuff. lol.

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  38.   lizzy2005 says:
    Posted: 23 Feb 08

    Luther Van Dross 'Never too much'

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  39.   naenae73 says:
    Posted: 22 Feb 08

    Edwin Mcain: "I'll Be"

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  40.   azizbiya says:
    Posted: 21 Feb 08

    the song of my life " do you really make me heant " my fell from the first time i heard it to mow likes , and next song it is " sellf contrul " i can say too i like much songs 70s-80s .

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  41.   kenyanito says:
    Posted: 20 Feb 08

    Leticia, this is great article..it made me think what songs i love...

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  42.   Fala says:
    Posted: 20 Feb 08

    "Just your average, every day, sane/psycho . . . Super Goddess!" Extraordinary by Liz Phair.

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  43.   PattyCake48 says:
    Posted: 19 Feb 08

    Leticia, I got so caught up, I forgot to tell you "Thank You", for another great article! Peace and Blessings to you.

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  44.   PattyCake48 says:
    Posted: 19 Feb 08

    "My Guy, My Girl" Temptations; "Let's get it on" Marvin Gay; "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" Tammi Terrell & Marvin Gay; "Baby, Come to me" James Ingram & Patti Austin; "The Thrill is Gone" B.B.King; "You Keep me Hanging On" Diana Ross and the Supreme. During this period in my life it's "On My Own" Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald. A song they should have written but I haven't heard, "My Foot Got Caught in His Crack while I was Kicking Him out of the Door". I pray the next chapter of my life begins and ends with "Forever and Ever Amen" Randy Travis. Salute to ole school. "OutPass35" this article also took me back and I started googling. Check out Pandora Radio, Free Internet Rado". It has a lot of ole music. You're never know where you're going until you understand where you can from.

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  45.   unme23 says:
    Posted: 18 Feb 08

    good advice sharon.

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  46.   outpass35 says:
    Posted: 18 Feb 08

    This was a great article made me sat back and think for a while from Teddy P Love TKO to Marvin'S Lets get it on I am a ole school kid so I like those type of music but this article took me way back.

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  47.   Sharon says:
    Posted: 18 Feb 08

    When you get 56...who can remember all of it . I am ready to make new memories! Smiles Sharon

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  48. Posted: 17 Feb 08

    great artice....thanks.

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  49.   cocokisses says:
    Posted: 17 Feb 08

    The song of my life is like the author said..."I am changing". Jennifer Hudson sang it well, and the first time I heard it, I thought it summed up my life in a nutshell. As I get older, I'd like to think I am getting better. Most of all, I can say that change has been good for me. As long as we are changing for the better, then its all good :)

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  50.   nfl24 says:
    Posted: 16 Feb 08

    At this particular time I have 1 album and 3 songs that are very intimate to me. My Love by-Joe End of time-Justin Timberlake/Beyonce Can't Help But Wait-Trey Songs Album- Kiesha Coles I also Love music like Luther, Freddy Jackson, Stephanie Mills, Mary J Blige. Music is shows how much we want out of life and what we want from our partner we share our life with.

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