Playlist: you are invincible

This is it, the official start of my playlist series. I take this very seriously. How seriously? For each playlist I am putting together a physical mix tape (with artwork) to giveaway on Twitter. Why? Because I am very single but I love music and I just want to make all the mixes, ok?! Let me have this. 

This playlist is for the days and moments you need to feel invincible. Music often has power and impact to change our attitude. This is music that I hope will allow you to feel as strong as you truly are. These are songs I hope give you the confidence you deserve. I hope this playlist says, “you’re not alone, you’re doing great, move on, keep going”. They are anthems and fight songs, declarations and mantras. 

The playlist is on Spotify but I want to walk you through the songs and highlight some lyrics and music videos. 

 

Bulletproof Heart – My Chemical Romance

“Gravity / Don’t mean too much to me / I’m who I’ve got to be”

Famous Last Words – My Chemical Romance

“I am not afraid to keep on living / I am not afraid to walk this world alone”

Motorcycle Drive By – Third Eye Blind

“And I’ve never been so alone  / And I’ve never been so alive”

Still Breathing – Green Day

“‘Cause I’m still breathing / ‘Cause I’m still breathing on my own”

Bliss – The Maine

“This is where we belong / This is where we long to be / Reposed in hell Just breathe”

I’d Rather Be Alone – Amely

“If you don’t mind / Then let me be so I / Can feel alive again”

I Feel So – Box Car Racer

“I wish I had power / I wish I could lead / I wish I could change the world  / For you and me”

Last Hope – Paramore

“It’s just a spark / But it’s enough to keep me going / And when it’s dark out, no one’s around / It keeps glowing”

Seasonal Affective – Everyone Leaves

“And I won’t let stress or depression turn me into that again / I’ll be the calm and steady shoulder here for you to rest your head”

All We Got – Chance The Rapper

“Music all we got, got, got / So we might as well give it all we got”

Using – Sorority Noise

“I stopped wishing I was dead / Learned to love myself before anyone else / Become more than just a burden / I know I’m more than worthy of your time”

Dare You To Move – Switchfoot

“I dare you to move / Like today never happened / Today never happened before”

Sometimes You’re The Hammer… – A Day To Remember

“I reserve my right to feel uncomfortable reserve my right to be afraid
I make mistakes and I am humbled every step of the way
I want to be a better person I wanna know the master plan
Cast your stones, cast your judgement, you don’t make me who I am”

The Great Escape – Boys Like Girls

“Throw it away / Forget yesterday / We’ll make the great escape / We won’t hear a word they say / They don’t know us anyway / Watch it burn Let it die ‘Cause we are finally free tonight”

Move Along – The All-American Rejects

“When all you got to keep is strong / Move along, move along like I know you do / And even when your hope is gone / Move along, move along just to make it through”

The Middle – Jimmy Eat World

“Hey, don’t write yourself off yet / It’s only in your head you feel left out or looked down on/ Just try your best, try everything you can / And don’t you worry what they tell themselves when you’re away”

Damaged Kids – Broadside

“Don’t sink cause I know it’s tough / Said you saw it comin’ weren’t prepared enough / You wanna doubt you deserve to be loved / But keep your head up I swear that you belong”

Run The World (Girls) – Beyonce 

“Disrespect us, no they won’t
Boy, don’t even try to touch this”

Grass Stains – Microwave

“And I’ll probably never be a fearless fighter. But, I can fight this off today. “

Repent and Repeat – Mayday Parade

“I promise I’ll go back again and make things right this time
And if you believe in me, then stand and fight”

Swim – Jack’s Mannequin

“Yeah you gotta swim / Don’t let yourself sink / Just find the horizon / I promise you it’s not as far as you think”

Do Better – Say Anything 

“You could do better / You could be the greatest man in the world (woah!)”

Let’s Go – Cartel

“You’ve got something on your mind / But you get in your way / Don’t tell us tomorrow / You better buy change today / All we have is who we are / And all we know is pretending / You gotta think of something real / Save a life worth spending”

Came Out Swinging – The Wonder Years

“I spent the winter writing songs about getting better and if I’m being honest, I’m getting there.”

The Waterboy Returns – Modern Baseball

“Hey you, that’s no way out / You can’t find help in a bottle or a cut / They’ll choose the wrong way to remember you / They’ll find the wrong words to say…”

A Better Place, a Better Time – Streetlight Manifesto

“And when you wake up everything is going to be fine / I guarantee that you wake up in a better place in a better time”

Evergreen – Knuckle Puck

“You grew from a seed / Forever strong as a pine tree / Always an evergreen”

In Between – Beartooth

“I won’t let pain get in my way / I can’t have silence claiming me / We have strength in numbers, strength in numbers / To get us through the day”

Everything Is Alright – Motion City Soundtrack

“I used to rely on self-medication, I guess I still do that from time to time / But I’m getting better at fighting the future, / ‘Someday you’ll be fine..’ / Yes, I’ll be just fine.”

Looking Up – Paramore

“It’s not a dream anymore / It’s worth fighting for

Could have given up so easily / I was a few cheap shots away / From the end of me”

The Reckless and The Brave – All Time Low

“Long live the reckless and the brave / I don’t think I want to be saved / My song has not been sung”

Vegas – All Time Low

“We get high, we let go / We’ve got more than we know / My friends are a different breed / My friends are everything / Make this last, take it slow / We’ve got it all figured out for now / So let us live our lives without a doubt”

Arrows – Fireworks

“This is not my swan song or adieu so beware / When they fly my white flag in the air /
I’ll shoot it down I’ll shoot it down  With arrows”

Chasing The Night – Every Avenue

“These are the days that we will always remember / Chasing the night to make our days better”

My Last Semester – The Wonder Years

“I’m not sad anymore, I’m just tired of this place / The weight of the world be okay if it would pick a shoulder to lean on / So I could stand up straight”

Take on the World – You Me At Six

“Never forget that we were built to last”

Not Afraid – Eminem

“I’m not afraid (I’m not afraid)
To take a stand (to take a stand)
Everybody (everybody)
Come take my hand (come take my hand)
We’ll walk this road together”

So What – Pink

“So, so what? I am a rock star I got my rock moves And I don’t want you tonight”

Stronger – Kanye 

“that that don’t kill me
Can only make me stronger”

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