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The rainy mood playlist.
It’s for a day, probably cold and rainy, where you just don’t feel like doing life. The rainy mood playlist is for sitting in bed, under warm blankets with a nice hot drink, brooding about something. Everything. Basically, it’s for when you’re feeling down.
Is anyone else’s mental state super dependent on the weather?!
I decided to write out these songs when the weather had dropped from 65 to 32 degrees overnight, and I was feeling particularly cold, sad, and bitter. It happens to me a lot– when it’s cold out, it’s always harder for me to get up and do things than it is in the summer. I have much more motivation in the warmer months, or at least when the sun is out. When it’s rainy or cold or gray, I like to stay inside with a playlist like the one below, with songs that reflect my mood. It reminds me that other people get this way, so it’s okay. And it’s okay to spend some time taking care of yourself.
The rainy mood playlist is for everyone who feels this way sometimes.
Literally everyone has days where they just want to curl up and brood instead of painting on that smile. As long as this isn’t the majority of your days, this is fine! Especially when you’re in your twenties– you have so much to do. You’re trying to build your financial independence, make a name for yourself at work, get good grades in school, navigate all kinds of relationships. You need to wallow sometimes. So, my gift to you, is the gift of music to wallow to.
I think I’ve done a good job of adding songs that deal with lots of different crises. There are songs about losing a lover, being annoyed at a lover, and wishing you had one. Some are about family, some are about general overwhelm, and some just sound dark but they’re actually sexual. Some sound upbeat and are secretly very, very dark. You are sure to find something that fits the type of brooding you want to do. Now, I love lyrics, so I’ve added the lyric that I think best explains why each song belongs on this list. However, you really have to listen to a lot of them to get the best idea.
Of course, feel free to leave a comment about your favorite rainy mood song! I’ll be sure to add it on. We are, after all, a community of twenty-somethings tryna help each other out.
It’s totally okay if you find yourself in a rainy mood sometimes. But, if you’re feeling down a lot, I want to offer you this free list of mental health resources. It includes both emergency hotline numbers and online counseling services like BetterHelp. Yes, sometimes it’s totally okay to wallow. But other times, ya gotta be brave and do the thing that helps you be the best possible version of yourself. I’m just telling you ’cause I love you! Claim your free list here:
Rainy Mood Playlist
A Case of You by James Blake
“You’re my blood, you’re my holy wine. You taste so bitter and so sweet. Oh I could drink a case of you, darling, and still be on my feet.”
Thirteen Thirtyfive by Dillon
“For you I found a vent in the bottom of a coal mine, just enough space for your hands in the inside”
Million Dollar Man by Lana Del Rey
“If you’re going crazy, just grab me and take me. I’d follow you down, down, down. Anywhere, anywhere.
Marvin’s Room by Drake
“I’m just sayin, you could do better. Tell me have you heard that lately?”
Maps by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs
“Wait, they don’t love you like I love you”
Motorcycle Drive By by Third Eye Blind
“And there’s this burning, just like there’s always been. I’ve never been so alone, and I, I’ve never been so alive.”
Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby by Cigarettes After Sex
“When we dance in my living room, to that silly ’90s R&B. When we have a drink or three. Always ends in a hazy shower scene.”
Video Games by Lana Del Rey
“Heaven is a place on earth with you, tell me all the things you wanna do. I heard that you like the bad girls. Honey, is that true?”
I Miss You by Blink 182
“Where are you? And I’m so sorry. I cannot sleep, I cannot dream tonight. I need somebody and always, this sick strange darkness comes creeping on so haunting every time.”
Sweater Weather by The Neighborhood
“Cause it’s too cold for you here, and now, so let me hold both your hands in the holes of my sweater.”
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Blue Jeans by Lana Del Rey
“Love you more than those bitches before.”
Affection by Cigarettes After Sex
“I know that you say I get mean when I’m drinking, but then again sometimes I get really sweet. So what does it mean if I tell you to go fuck yourself, or if I say that you’re beautiful to me?”
Madonna by Drake
“I don’t know if you know but I know who you are. You could be big as Madonna just get in the car and lets touch the road.”
Love on the Brain by Rihanna
“Must be love on the brain, that’s got me feelin’ this way. It beats me black and blue but it fucks me so good and I can’t get enough.”
Just Breathe by Pearl Jam
“Did I say that I need you? Oh, did I say that I want you? Oh, if I didn’t I’m a fool, you see. No one knows this more than me.”
Wounded by Third Eye Blind
“Well I never claimed to understand what happens after dark, but my fingers catch sparks at the thought of touching you.”
Fast Car by Tracy Chapman
“City lights laid out before us and your arm felt nice wrapped around my shoulder and I had a feeling that I belonged. I had a feeling I could be someone.”
Take Me To Church by Hozier
“I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies. I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife.”
Afraid by Lana Del Rey
“It’s not love that keeps me here.”
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One Headlight by the Wallflowers
“Me and Cinderella, we put it all together. We can drive it home, with one headlight.
Elastic Heart by Sia
“I’m like a rubber band until you pull too hard. Yeah I may snap and I move fast but you won’t see me fall apart.”
By the Way by Red Hot Chili Peppers
“Standing in line to see the show tonight and there’s a light on, heavy glow. By the way, I tried to say I’d be there.”
So Sad, So Sad Varsity
“Tryna be a perfect circle, weak just like I take my drinks, a crumb upon my plate leads to a week of crying streaks, I’ll never walk away.”
Take Me Somewhere Nice Mogwai
“What would you do if you saw spaceships over Glasgow? Would you fear them?”
Honeymoon Lana Del Rey
“We both know the history of violence that surrounds you, but I’m not scared. There’s nothing to lose now that I’ve found you. And we could cruise to the news, Pico Boulevard in your used little bullet car if we choose.”
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I Love You So The Walters
“I hope you feel what I felt when you shattered my soul. ‘Cause you were cruel and I’m a fool so, please let me go.”
If I Be Wrong Wolf Larsen
And I have been wrong, I have been right. I have been both these things all in the same night. So if I be wrong, if I be right, let me be here with you tonight.
The Night We Met Lord Huron
“I had all and then most of you, some and now none of you. Take me back to the night we met.”
“And if you’re still breathing, you’re the lucky ones. ‘Cause most of us are heaving through corrupted lungs. Setting fire to our insides for fun. Collecting names of the lovers that went wrong.”
If I Go, I’m Going Gregory Alan Isakov
“I will go if you ask me to. I will stay if you dare. And if I go, I’m goin’ crazy. I’ll let my darlin’ take me there.”
Cheers Darlin’ Damien Rice
“I die when he comes around to take you home. I’m too shy. I should have kissed you when we were alone”
Space Song Beach House
“Tender is the night for a broken heart. Who will dry your eyes when it falls apart?”
My Kind of Woman Mac DeMarco
“Oh brother, sweetheart. I’m feelin’ so tired, really fa
llin’ apart. And it just don’t make sense to me, I really don’t know, why you stick right next to me wherever I go.”
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