I love music. And I love making playlists.
I graduated a couple weeks ago, and I made a playlist specially for the occasion. I realized, though, that these songs aren’t just good for graduation; they speak to growing up, moving forward, finding your way.
So, in the same vein as this post, I’m going to share a few of these songs and hopefully you’ll enjoy them as well.
World Traveler – Andrew Peterson
“There’s a million mysteries
I never will unravel.
Come on, let’s travel the world.”
Take This Slowly – The Gray Havens
(you knew I’d put in something by the Gray Havens, right?)
“So let’s take this slowly, all I need
Is coming but it’s just beyond
What I can see.”
Unbelievable – Owl City
(I guess this one’s more of a salute to childhood than anything else… but it’s also looking forward to the unknown)
Is this as good as it gets?
Don’t know what’s gonna happen next.”
Bows and Arrows – Cindy Morgan
(can we just appreciate the instrumentation in this one? oh my goodness. I can’t exactly relate to everything in the song, but that idea of wanting something real – not the constant “new” things the culture is trying to give you – resonates with me)
“Searching for that pot of gold,
Everything new’s getting old
And she just wants something real
Something she can feel.”
Find Your Way – Andrew Peterson
“Go back, go back to the ancient paths,
Lash your heart to the ancient mast
And hold on boy, whatever you do,
To the hope that’s taken a hold of you.”
What are some of your favorite songs right now?