It means Lust for Life by Lana Del Rey is coming in two weeks.
I repeat: Lust For Life in TWOOO WEEKS! Can’t contain myself. Might cry. Or faint. Or both.
I’m gonna get super real with y’all for a minute. I had a nightmare that I met Lana, and I couldn’t say anything to her because I couldn’t stop crying. After a while, she just sort of awkwardly walked away from me. I woke up genuinely upset. And I thought about it– that would really happen to me in real life. That’s what was so scary about it.
I recognize that it takes a certain kind of person to like Lana Del Rey, or Lana Del Bae as I like to call her. Have you ever seen that video of old people listening to her music? They love her! She’s for old people and young people who are secretly old people, like me.
She’s for people who wish they were of a different time, people who wish to indulge their angsty side, and people who need an excuse to let out their wild side. She’s for cruisin’ down the coast goin’ ’bout 99. And, y’know, she’s for people who like true, raw talent.
Lust For Life is Lana’s fifth album, preceded by Lana Del Rey in 2010, Born To Die in 2012, Ultraviolence in 2014, and Honeymoon last year. She’s breaking her bi-annual streak, and we are not worthy. She has released three singles already– Cherry, Coachella- Woodstock in my Mind, and Love.
In honor of the upcoming Lust For Life release, I’ve compiled a list of my top ten favorite Lana Del Rey songs, along with videos from Youtube that you can listen to as you read! I invite you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the high.
This one’s about how Lana is so devoted to some guy that he’s like her religion. It comes across a little cheesy when it’s written out, but it’s so calming to listen to. It’s sweet and soft and honest. Lana Del Rey is not about being coy or withholding how she feels.
Honeymoon is a sweet ballad about loving a seemingly unlovable man. She seems to know that she is his weakness, so even though he has a history of violence and people are scared of him, she’s not afraid. It’s the fantasy of every woman who loves her bad boys.
I posted the ten minute version of this video because that’s more time I get to look at Lana with this gorgeous curly hair that makes me think I might have a little thing for girls. Not all of them, just her. (Although I also said I had a girl crush on Leighton Meester in my TV Show post…hmmm) This song is all about freedom, and it’s a great song to drive on the highway to. I hope Lust For Life has another short-film music video to go along with it!
7. Off to the Races
Off to the Races is one of Lana’s darkest songs if you ask me. Between the pounding of those drums in the background to the lyrics about being sent off to Riker’s Island, it’s not your average love song. It makes me feel bold and daring even when all I’m doing is driving to class and not stopping my jam sesh at red lights.
6. Terrence Loves You
The thing that I love about Lana Del Rey is that her music is so indulgent. She, and particularly this song, are like the best friend who brings over the wine and ice cream the night of a breakup. When she talks about how she still gets trashed when she hears his tunes, I feel like that’s something everyone can relate to. Almost everyone has wanted to indulge in that unhealthy way of coping with losing someone. Almost everyone has hoped that drinking would help them forget the bad things they’ve been through, if only for a little while. Terrence Loves You is about figuring out how to be strong even when you’ve just lost someone you love, and it’s both my favorite, and Lana’s favorite song on Honeymoon.
5. Burning Desire
This is the most intensely sexual song I’ve ever heard. I dare anything on Lust For Life to try and compete. Seriously, get it on your sex playlist ASAP. (Oh, is that just a me-thing…?) When Lana croons about touching herself to pretend her man is there, I kind of want to do the same to pretend she’s there. Too far?
4. Video Games
There’s a fair amount of controversy online about the meaning of Video Games, but the consensus seems to be this: it’s about two different men, and how she wishes her current relationship was like her last one. You can tell because she talks directly to one of the men using the pronouns you and your (I say you da bestest, lean in for a big kiss) but she talks about another guy using the pronoun his (put his favorite perfume on). However, many other people think it’s about being emotionally abused, and others still think it’s just a nice song about being in love. One of the things I love about Lana is her lyrical prowess. She’s got a gift for letting songs have different meanings for everyone.
3. High by the Beach
High By The Beach is about knowing that your man doesn’t really get you on an emotional level. The coolest part to me though, is the brutal honesty. She says: “the truth is I never bought into your bullshit when you would pay tribute to me ’cause I know that all I want to do is get high by the beach,” and I think that’s hilarious and awesome.
2. National Anthem
I don’t know if this comment was pre- or post-Tropico, but Lana has said that the National Anthem video is her biggest accomplishment. It’s like a short film, really. It’s a dark, alternative version of the Kennedy story, and A$AP Rocky plays the president of the United States, so that’s pretty cool. I honestly ship him and Lana in real life. Also, I’ve memorized her monologue at the end, so let that be a testament to my obsession, not that I need another one.
1. On Our Way
This song is unreleased, but still very easy to find on the internet. And it is my favorite song of all time, not just my favorite of Lana’s music. It’s soft and gentle, and indulgent like the others. It’s about freedom, kind of like Ride, but less urgent. This song is like a breath of fresh air, the kind that breaks the “play again” button, the kind you make people shut up for so you can hear every cadence and chord. I love it, and I hope you do, too.
‘Tis the season for a road trip, my friends! Summer is the season for time off, warm weather, and adventure, and I’ve created the perfect playlist to compliment every cool thing you’ve got planned.
As some of you may know, here at Uninspired, we’re all about creating the life you want. Your twenties are a time where it’s easy to get lost in the hard work of adjusting to adulthood, and we don’t want to forget to have fun! So, some of my posts are aimed at helping you do better in #adulting (have you seen my friend Naur’s guest post about job interviews yet?), and some are just pure fun, like this one.
While you’re planning your road trip, you also might want to think about entering my giveaway! I’m giving away a lovely scratch-off map of the United States. When you visit a state, you scratch off the gold foil for it, and reveal a gorgeous watercolor painting underneath. You can gain entries by joining my email list, following on various social media platforms, and more! It ends in five days, so be sure to load up on your entries!
The road trip playlist is set up based on a few different criteria. The first has to do with how fun the song is to sing along to. The second is popularity, with sub-criteria of withstanding the test of time, or wild popularity recently. The third is the extent to which the song inspires wanderlust, or a sense of adventure. You can check out the list below, and be sure to pin the infographic to Pinterest!
50 Songs For Your Road Trip Playlist
Sweet Home Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd
Uptown Funk, Bruno Mars
Budapest, George Ezra
Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen
Life is a Highway, Rascal Flatts
One Headlight, The Wallflowers
On Our Way, Lana Del Rey
Home, Phillip Phillips
I’m Gonna Be, The Proclaimers
Livin’ On A Prayer, Bon Jovi
Cheap Thrills, Sia
Dancin’ Queen, ABBA
Since You Been Gone, Kelly Clarkson
Free Fallin’, Tom Petty
Roll To Me, Del Amitri
Tearin’ Up My Heart, N*Sync
Only Wanna Be With You, Hootie & The Blowfish
Can’t Stop the Feeling, Justin Timberlake
Just a Girl, No Doubt
Absolutely (Story of a Girl), Nine Days
1985, Bowling for Soup
Stacey’s Mom, Fountains of Wayne
Save Tonight, Eagle Eye Cherry
Scar Tissue, RHCP
The Joker, Steve Miller Band
Cake By The Ocean, DNCE
Mr Jones, Counting Crows
Sugar We’re Goin Down, Fall Out Boy
Someday, Sugar Ray
Beverley Hills, Weezer
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Cyndi Lauper
I Write Sins Not Tragedies, Panic at the Disco
Rolling in the Deep, Adele
Don’t Stop Believin’, Journey
Eye of the Tiger, Survivor
Carry On, Wayward Son, Kansas
A Thousand Miles, Vanessa Carlton
Soak Up The Sun, Sheryl Crow
Cruise, Florida Georgia Line
Fast Car, Tracy Chapman
Island in the Sun, Weezer
Hotel California, The Eagles
You Oughta Know, Alanis Morrisette
See You Again, Charlie Puth & Wiz Khalifa
More Than a Feeling, Boston
All About That Bass, Meghan Trainor
Lose Yourself, Eminem
Hope you enjoy these songs as much as I do, and I hope you have the most wonderful summer filled with new experiences and fun adventures.
It’s called being prepared, people!! I was on Snapchat the other day, and they had an article called something like “Guys Need to Stop Doing THIS During Hookups.” I was like: is it going for second base after five seconds? Is it shoving their tongue down your throat so far you might choke? No. It was having a sex playlist?!
It bugs me that Snapchat has no comment function on things like that, because I would have loved to see what people think about this. Personally, I have two questions. The first is, why does this author think only guys are playing music during sex? In doing research for this post, I found magazine articles in several girly magazines about songs to have sex to. I could be wrong, and I’m sure you guys will tell me, but I don’t think this is really a gender issue. My gut is telling me this author wanted to write an article that would get people talking, regardless of the level of truth.
The second question I have is simply…what the heck is wrong with a sex playlist?? I don’t know why, but when I’m listening to music, I spend a decent amount of time thinking about whether the songs I’m listening to would be good to do the deed to. And in every movie since the beginning of time, when the token couple is about to do it, they put on music. I’ve been interested in writing this post for a long time, but this solidified my ~desire~
So here we all are, reading my sex playlist.
Okay, if I’m being honest, I made this just for you guys. I didn’t just have a sex playlist chillin’ in my phone, waiting for an opportunity to show off it’s awesomeness. I like to be prepared, but I haven’t reached that level yet. But now that it’s made, I truly believe it’s the best one ever made. I mean, I have songs for every occasion. Some of these are super raunchy, like Pony by Ginuwine. Some are sultry, like Burning Desire by Lana Del Rey. A few are sweet and loving, like Adore You by Miley Cyrus, and I even have a few fun and flirty ones like Straight Up and Down by Bruno Mars. You are sure to find something you like on this list! Happy listening 😉
Oh! And don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom for a great infographic that you can pin right to Pinterest!
***MARCH 2018 EDIT*** Ask and you shall receive! I got a bunch of requests for a Spotify playlist, so I’ve embedded it below.
69 Songs For Your Sex Playlist
This is four hours worth of music. Don’t try to get through it all in one night 😉
1 . Burning Desire Lana Del Rey
“Your hands are on my hips, your name is on my lips, over over again like my only prayer.”
2. Child’s Play Drake
“This is not a fairy tale I already know how you like it.”
3. Dress Taylor Swift
“Say my name and everything just stops. I don’t want ya like a best friend. Only bought this dress so you could take it off, take it off, off, off.
4. Drunk in Love Beyonce
“Foreplay in the foyer, f*cked up my Warhol. Slid the panties right to the side, ain’t got the time to take drawers off”
5. Pillow Talk Zayn
“A place that is so pure, so dirty and raw. In the bed all day, bed all day, bed all day, f*cking and fighting on.”
6. Good for You Selena Gomez
“Gonna wear that dress you like, skin tight. Doin’ my hair up real real nice, and syncopate my skin to how you’re breathing.”
7. Close Nick Jonas and Tove Lo
“Space was just a word made up by someone who’s afraid to get too close.”
8. Down Marian Hill
“You know we could put ’em all to shame, now isn’t the time to play it safe. Isn’t this the reason why you came? So baby don’t you let it go to waste.”
9. Retrograde James Blake
“Suddenly I’m hit. It’s the starkness of the dawn, and all your friends are gone. And your friends won’t come, so show me where you fit.”
Enjoying the sex playlist? Check out my rainy mood playlist here!
10. You Can Be The Boss Lana Del Rey
“He has a white corvette like I want it. A fire in his eyes, no I saw it. He’s bleeding from his brain and his wallet. He’s sick and he’s taken but honest…”
11. Company Drake
“I need a girl who gon’ love me, I need a girl who gon’ trust me. Someone to f*ck me, someone to make me feel lucky.”
12. Partition Beyonce
“Took 45 minutes to get all dressed up, we ain’t even gonna make it to this club. Now my mascara running, red lipstick smudged.”
13. Or Nah (Remix) Ty Dolla $ign, DJ Mustard, The Weeknd, Wiz Khalifa
“Do you like the way I flick my tongue or nah? You can ride my face until you drippin c*m.”
14. Skin Rihanna
“Why yo standing over there with ya clothes on? Baby strip it down for me, go on take em off.”
15. Earned It the Weeknd
“You make it look like it’s magic, cause I see nobody, nobody but you, you, you.”
16. National Anthem Lana Del Rey
“He says to be cool but, I don’t know how yet. Wind in my hair, hand on the back of my neck. I said ‘can we party later on?’ He said yes, yes, yes.”
17. T.I.O. Zayn
“Push me up against the wall. Don’t take it easy, you like it hard like me. It’s what you need.”
18. Hands to Myself Selena Gomez
“Can’t keep my hands to myself, no matter how hard I’m trying to.”
19. Madonna 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 let’s touch the road.”
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20. No Angel Beyonce
“First both of my legs go back on your head, and whatever you want, yeah baby I bet it comes true.”
21. Often The Weeknd
“Baby I can make that p*ssy rain, often.”
22. Dangerous Woman Ariana Grande
“All that you got, skin to skin, oh my God, don’t you stop, boy.”
23. Wednesday Night Interlude Drake
“You and I got options bae but name another woman, ain’t no other woman that should come for me when I’m lonely.”
24. Off to the Races Lana Del Rey
“I’m crazy, baby, I need you to come here and save me. I’m your little scarlet, starlet, singing in the garden, kiss me on my open mouth. Ready for you.”
25. Live Forever Zayn, Taylor Swift
“I don’t wanna live forever, cause I know I’ll be livin’ in vain. And I don’t wanna fit wherever, I just wanna keep callin’ your name.”
26. Adore You Miley Cyrus
“I love lyin’ next to you, I could do this for eternity.”
27. Take Me To Church Hozier
“My church offers no absolutes. She tells me ‘worship in the bedroom.’ The only heaven I’ll be sent to, is when I’m alone with you. I was born sick, but I love it. Command me to be well, amen.”
28. Hey Mama David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, Afrojack
“Beating my drum like dum di di day, I like the dirty rhythm you play. I wanna hear you callin’ my name like hey mama mama, hey mama”
29. High for This The Weeknd
“You don’t know what’s in store, but you know what you’re here for. Close your eyes, lay yourself beside me, hold tight for this ride.”
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30. Rocket Beyonce
“Hold me ’til I scream for air to breathe. Don’t wash over me until my well runs dry. Send all your sins all over me, babe.”
31. Straight Up and Down Bruno Mars
“Ooh, I know exactly what is on your mind. Ooh baby, we gon’ have some fun tonight.”
32. Cologne Selena Gomez
“Every second here without you, I pretend we’re skin to skin. Every single breath reminds me that you never, ever left. And every time I think about you, I can feel my hand give in.”
33. Bordersz Zayn
“So take it off, let’s break down all of our walls. Right now I wanna see it all. I don’t wanna cool off, so let’s cross the lines we lost.”
34. Florida Kilos Lana Del Rey
“I feel you, pretty baby, feel me. Turn it up hot, lovin’ you is free. I like it down, like it down way low, but you already know that, you already know.”
35. Shape of You Ed Sheeran
“Girl you know I want your love, your love was handmade for somebody like me. Come on now follow my lead.”
36. Playing Dangerous Lana Del Rey
“The flames are getting higher, so’s my desire. It’s kind of exciting, don’t you think? Then suddenly, he’s un-cuffing me.”
37. Marvin’s Room Drake
“F*ck that n*gga that you love so bad, I know you still think about the times we had. F*ck that n*gga that you think you found. And since you picked up I know he’s not around.”
38. Feel So Close Calvin Harris
“Your love pours down on me, surrounds me like a waterfall.”
39. What You Need The Weeknd
“Ain’t no one gon’ stop us, ain’t no one gon’ stop us. And I’mma give you girl, what you feel.”
Taking this sex playlist on a steamy road trip with bae? You also might wanna check out my road trip playlist here!
40. The Way Ariana Grande
“You give me that kinda somethin, want it all the time, need it every day.”
41. Wrong Zayn and Kehlani
“Clothes off ’cause she’s so soft, this ain’t a fair fight. I wanna shed light on this subject, I’ll get her wetter than ever. Four letters is never the question she like when I’m messy, I like when she’s undressing.”
42. Freak Lana Del Rey
“We could slow dance to rock music, kiss while we do it, talk ’til we both turn blue. Baby if you wanna leave, come to California, be a freak like me.”
43. Sweater Weather The Neighborhood
“Touch my neck, and I’ll touch yours, you in those little high-waisted shorts”
44. Outta My Hands Selena Gomez
“They say you shouldn’t sleep with someone crazier than you. No one’s crazier than you, but you’re so irresistible that I had to break the rules. Your temper can be sexy, I love when you hate me.”
45. Best I Ever Had Drake
“She call me the referee ’cause I be so official. My shirt ain’t got no stripes but I can make your p*ssy whistle.”
46. Haunted Beyonce
“My haunted lungs, ghost in the sheets. I know if I’m haunting you, you must be haunting me.”
47. You & the 6 Drake
“Even one day with us is the time of a life. We do things people pay to document.”
48. Cola (P*ssy) Lana Del Rey
“My p*ssy tastes like Pepsi Cola, my eyes are wide like cherry pies. I got a taste for men who’re older, it’s always been so it’s no surprise.”
49. Wicked Games The Weeknd
“Bring your love baby I could bring my shame…bring your body baby, I could bring you fame.”
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50. Body Electric Lana Del Rey
“We get down every Friday night, dancing and grinding in the pale moonlight. Grand Ole Opry, we’re feelin’ alright, Mary prays the rosary for my broken mind.”
51. The Morning The Weeknd
“Push it through the limit, push it through the pain, I push it for the pleasure like a virgin to the game.”
52. Body Heat Selena Gomez
“I’m going in, I’m ready to surrender. Like a diamond, I need a little pressure. So press me down til I scream, if you’re the flame, I’m kerosene, I’m burning up, baby.”
53. Party & The After Party The Weeknd
“Girl pick up them shoes, I’ll race your ass up on them stairs. Just grab a room I swear no one will interfere.”
54. Bang Bang Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande
“See anybody could be bad to you, you need a good girl to blow your mind.”
55. Cockiness Rihanna
“Suck my cockiness, lick my persuasion. Eat my words and then swallow your pride down, down.”
56. This Is What You Came For Calvin Harris
“We say nothin’ more than we need. I say ‘your place’ when we leave.”
57. True Disaster Tove Lo
“Pretty girls, they like it fancy but you don’t keep it clean. We get dirty and we go hard, some things we don’t mean.”
58. Neighbors Know My Name Trey Songs
“I bet the neighbors know my name, way you screamin’ scratchin’ yellin'”
59. Work Rihanna
“You need to get done, done, done, done at work, come over. We just need to slow the motion. Don’t give that away to no one.”
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60. Climax Usher
“Going nowhere fast. We’ve reached the climax. We’re together, now we’re undone”
61. Suga Mama Beyonce
“Baby what you want me to buy? My accountant’s waiting on the phone. Just the thought of making love to you…”
62. Young & Dumb Cigarettes After Sex
“Well I knew full well that you are the patron saint of sucking cock. Senorita, you’re a cheater. Well, so am I.”
63. Birthday Sex Jeremih
“Just tell me how you want your gift, girl.”
64. Adore Ariana Grande/Cashmere Cat
“You got me screaming my my my ma-ma my my and then I’m like, oh, your love…”
65. Pony Ginuwine
“If you’re horny, let’s do it. Ride it, my pony. My saddle’s waiting. Come and jump on it.”
66. Naughty Girl Beyonce
“I’m feelin’ sexy. I wanna hear you say my name boy. If you can reach me, you can feel my burning flame”
67. Thinking About You Frank Ocean
“How could I forget how you feel…’
68. Hands on Me Ariana Grande
“Trembling when you touch.. Rush is racing, body baking. Picture me and you making, making sweet love. Baby, give it to me.”
69. Love Me Harder The Weeknd and Ariana Grande
“Tell me something I need to know, then take my breath and never let it go. If you just let me invade your space, I’ll take the pleasure, take it with the pain.”
70. Loft Music The Weeknd
“So, baby, take your clothes off. A chance like this, you may never get to show off, show off, show off”
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.”
“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.”
Love all the Lana Del Rey on the Rainy Mood Playlist? Check out my list of her ten best songs here
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.”
Taking the Rainy Mood Playlist on a road trip? You might also want to check out the Road Trip Playlist here!
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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