THE DAILY TASTE #6

I’ve been wanting to make this list for quite some time now as I feel it speaks a lot for itself, however for some reason I just felt some mental block and couldn’t bring myself to. But here it is.

In chronological order, this is the list of all the special songs that were picked as “our song” in my past relationships, as well as my current relationship at the end. A few of these ‘relationships’ were short encounters but I felt that they held a special place in my heart enough to include them. For this Daily Taste in particular, I will be listing a quote from each song that I felt was self explanatory for how I was feeling at the time of the relationship- the last two songs being the current relationship that I’m in. Frankly the reason why there are two songs for my current relationship is simply because we cannot choose one. But regardless, I hope you enjoy and I hope this list captures the emotions I was feeling at the current time with my *past loves.

*I will not be including their names because I did not seek their permission to do so for this post.

1. The First
♥ I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire by The Ink Spots ♥

“In my heart I have but one desire; and that one is you; no other will do.”

2. The Craving
♥ The River by Parkway Drive ♥

“Follow your heart to the water; Fill your pockets with stone; Throw your arms around me; Never let me go.”

3. The Savior
♥ Puppy Love by This Wild Life ♥

“Cause when I mess up, you never give up your love; Yeah I’m a fuck up, but you swear I’m enough; And all I know that’s true, is just how much I miss you.”

4. The Long Distance
♥ Feels Like We Only Go Backwards by Tame Impala ♥

“The seed of all this indecision isn’t me, oh no; ‘Cause I decided long ago; But that’s the way it seems to go; When trying so hard to get to something real, it feels; It feels like I only go backwards, darlin’; Every part of me says go ahead; I’ve got my hopes up again, oh no, not again; It feels like we only go backwards, baby.”

5. The High School Sweetheart
♥ idfc by blackbear ♥

“I’m only a fool for you; And maybe you’re too good for me; I’m only a fool for you; But I don’t fucking care, at all.”

6. The Poly
♥ Buddy Orange by Vincent Cyr ♥

This song is an instrumental and has no lyrics.

7. The Addict
♥ To Build A Home by A Cinematic Orchestra ♥

“By the cracks of the skin I climbed to the top; I climbed the tree to see the world; When the gusts came around to blow me down; I held on as tightly as you held onto me.”

8. The Alive
♥ Waiting For Love by Avicii ♥

“Monday left me broken; Tuesday I was through with hoping; Wednesday my empty arms were open; Thursday waiting for love, waiting for love; Thank the stars it’s Friday; I’m burning like a fire gone wild on Saturday; Guess I won’t be coming to church on Sunday; I’ll be waiting for love, waiting for love; To come around.”

9. Home
♥ OneOfOne by Eli Filosov ♥

“Lonely; But not when you hold me; Your beauty weighs on me; This feeling is too good.”

♥ Melancholy Hill by Gorillaz ♥

“Well you can’t get what you want; But you can get me; So let’s set out to sea; ‘Cause you are my medicine; When you’re close to me.”

 

I think the reason I wanted to make this playlist was because I think we all think about our past relationships- whether they romantic, platonic or familial in nature as something that is either inherently negative or gone. But every time I listen to these songs I get brought back to how I felt at the time with the person who I shared my soul with. A lot of these ended badly but it doesn’t change how I felt in the moment it was happening before the unhappy ending. And each song on the list is a representation of how I once again opened my heart up to an entirely new experience and human being. These songs represent ties, regardless of whether they are now cut.

This is exactly why I included my current relationship’s songs. Because every day in these moments I share with him, I feel the same as I do listening to our songs that remind me of him so vividly. I remember how much I love them, and how that will never be taken away from me, no matter what happens between us. This playlist was to shine a light on how our souls will never not be connect to the past, no matter the consequences of our experiences.

If you took the time to listen to the playlist and read this, thank you! I look forward to reaching back out to you on the next post, friend. Much love.

-W

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