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Soundtrack for your life

Have you ever wondered what would be on the soundtrack from the movie that is made about your life?  I have.  Well,not really.  But, I have wondered what songs I would put on the CD called "The Soundtrack of My Life"

Well, here is my list from my life this far . . .

1. I Want to Hold Your Hand by The Beatles.

 My aunt and parents are huge Beatles fans.  And I remember growing up hearing all of their songs.  My cousins and my brother and I would spend lots of time together at my grandparent's house and my two cousins and I would make up "musicals" to perform to the family (my brother was too cool for this).  These "musicals" usually included at least one Beatles song.  Those days are forever in my memory and some of the happiest of my childhood.

2.  Let 'Em In by Paul McCartney and Wings. I know what you all must be thinking, but I LOVED The Paul McCartney and Wings Greatest Hits 8 Track Tape.  For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about, it is one of these . . .

I would spend hours listening to that 8 track and roller skate around our kitchen table.  Now, as a parent, I cannot believe my parents let me roller skate around the kitchen table!!  But they did. And on rainy days, it was my favorite thing to do.

3. I am conflicted on this one.  But, my high school years would have to represented by a U2 song from their album Achtung Baby or by any Duran Duran song.  If I went with U2, I would choose Mysterious Ways,  just because I currently have it on my ipod.  If I went with a Duran Duran song, I would choose The Reflex. Go watch the video . . . look at the hair and clothes!  Oh, man to think I used to think Simon Lebon was cute!

4. Hold Me Jesus by Rich Mullins. This song was instrumental in my conversion.  I still cannot listen to it without tearing up.

5. Breathe by Hillsong and Michael W. Smith.  This is the first worship song I fell in love with and it it still one of my favorites.  When I heard it, I knew I wanted it sung at my wedding.  Luckily, about 6 years later, my husband did not mind its choice!

6. Good Morning Life by Dean Martin.  I first heard this song in the movie Return to Me and after my oldest was born, for some reason, I would sing this song to him each morning when he woke up for years. 

7. These are Days by 10,000 Maniacs- Each day I have with my kids and my husband, I feel as these lyrics descibe.  I know that sounds cheesy, but it is true.  It also helps me to remember to rejoice in the little moments of the day.  Those are the things I will remember the most.
These are the days
These are days you’ll remember
Never before and never since, I promise
Will the whole world be warm as this
And as you feel it,
You’ll know it’s true
That you are blessed and lucky
It’s true that you
Are touched by something
That will grow and bloom in you

These are days that you’ll remember
When May is rushing over you
With desire to be part of the miracles
You see in every hour
You’ll know it’s true
That you are blessed and lucky
It’s true that you are touched
By something that will grow and bloom in you

These are days
These are the days you might fill
With laughter until you break
These days you might feel
A shaft of light
Make its way across your face
And when you do
Then you’ll know how it was meant to be
See the signs and know their meaning
It's true
Then you’ll know how it was meant to be
Hear the signs and know they’re speaking
To you, to you
8. Life is Beautiful by The Afters.  I have shared this one a bunch of times here.  But, I love this song and its message and I love the memories I have of my whole family signing it at the top of their lungs while driving down the road.
That's it!
Why no more than eight songs?  Because, God willing, I have alot more life that needs its own songs!
So, if your life had a soundtrack, what songs would be on it?


  1. Love the Beatles, although I didn't 'discover' them until I was in my mid teens. Hillsong is pretty awesome too.


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