What’s Going On? – May 2017 Playlist

Have you ever been in this phase?

When you feel there is a constant soundtrack in the background of your everyday life. And you’re constantly thinking what song/track would fit the background of this very moment.

Well, I have been feeling that for this past year, and it’s AWESOME! Life is a lot of fun with constant music amplifying our senses and igniting our empathy.

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Here are few of the songs that are constantly stuck in my mind. They represent my 25th year on this earth, the year of existentialism and a constant “What’s going on?” astonishment.

1- 4 Non Blondes – What’s Up (1992)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NXnxTNIWkc

 

An extra: The cover song from Sense8, an epic show I’m obsessed about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiqmrpiC1zQ

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2- Alanis Morissette – Ironic (1995)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jne9t8sHpUc
3- Tania Saleh – Lazim لازم
https://soundcloud.com/taniasaleh/lezim-got-to
4- Florence & The Machine – Dog Days Are Over (2010)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWOyfLBYtuU

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5- Lemonada – Abali عبالي
https://soundcloud.com/jailan-lshafie/lemonada-abali
6- Aida El Ayoubi – Warda fi Geneina وردة في جنينة
https://soundcloud.com/heba3osman/warda
7- Billy Joel – She’s Always A Woman (1977)
https://youtu.be/kI3MwwWYC3Q…
8- Amy Winehouse – Love Is A Losing Game
https://youtu.be/nMO5Ko_77Hk…
9- Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This (2014)
https://youtu.be/PaKr9gWqwl4…

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10- Massar Igbari – Kanet Hatefre2 كانت هتفرق – (2015)
https://youtu.be/gQgNSePcr1Q…
11- Twenty One Pilots – Not Today (2015)
https://www.youtube.com/watch…
12- Sia – Alive (2015)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2NgsJrrAyM
13- The Fray – You Found Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFg_8u87zT0
14- Sia – Bird Set Free (2015)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrT_0J6m6y8

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15- Imagine Dragons – Believer (2016)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wtfhZwyrcc

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16- The Clash – Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN1WwnEDWAM
17- AVICII – Feeling Good (2015)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S565hk5T7SA
18- Birdtalker – Heavy (2016)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdrSSRYgfVk
19- Young the Giant – Cough Syrup (2011)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAsTlnjvetI
20- Emma Stone – Audition/The Fools Who Dream (La La Land) (2016)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrgXegJiTq4

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إنني أريد أن آخذ حقي من الحياة عنوة. أريد أن أعطي بسخاء، أريد أن يفيض الحب من قالب فينبع ويثمر.”

ثمة آفاق كثيرة لابد أن تزار، ثمة ثمار يجب أن تقطف، كتب كثيرة تقرأ، وصفحات بيضاء في سجل العمر، سأكتب فيها جملاً واضحة بخط جرئ.”

On hope

Man, I don’t know if Ellen DeGeneres knows this. But I hope she does.

This woman is so great beyond measures. Someone who suffered a lot in her life, and came out this strong, this inspiring, and now she is helping  millions to get over life everyday, just by spreading hope and happiness. Continue reading “On hope”

A million reasons

Today has been tough.

I started the day with every muscle of my body willing to make it worth it. To make it a good day.

I quite thought I’d make it till 3 pm.

Then suddenly, out of nowhere, I got everything pushing on my nerves. Then suddenly I remembered each and everything that is not okay.

So I wanted to cry, and I decided to postpone it till I go back home.

Now, I’m at home, with all the right circumstances to cry, but I cannot. And it drives me crazy to realize it. But I think I’ve managed to suppress my feelings well enough that I cannot let them out anymore. And it scares me. If I continued like this I might as well blow up suddenly.

So here I admit it all. I do not feel okay. I try to stay positive most of the time now, but I admit I am not an all positive. I would even admit that when I had the urgent feeling to write this blog, my words were much better articulated in my mind that on the keyboard taps.

I wanted to write many angry things, yell a lot and blame you for everything.

But the truth is… it’s not worth it. Not anymore.

I’ve got a hundred million reasons to walk away
But baby, I just need one good one to stay

That’s the thing about music. A song that taps on one spot you didn’t know it exists, and it leaves you shaken.

One thing I know… I won’t hate music because of him. It’s one of the things that I would continue to fight for it, alone.