Share a song that explains you or makes you happy

Page 1 of 1 [ 12 posts ] 

Anomaly_76
Blue Jay
Blue Jay

User avatar

Joined: 25 Apr 2022
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Posts: 91
Location: Virginia, USA

25 Apr 2022, 10:55 pm

This is a fun experiment that can help us all get to know each other a little better. I have many, as I'm sure most do, but try to keep it to one at a time, there's plenty of time to post more later... For those that can post links, try to include one to assist others in finding it.

"Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd



Shinedown's cover is an extremely close second, (and the one I sing more often myself).


_________________
.
I don't know how to act my age, I've never been this old before. Which begs the question....
Since ASD means various parts of the brain stop developing at various ages...
Just how the hell am I supposed to know WHICH age to act, anyway? :lol:


Last edited by Anomaly_76 on 25 Apr 2022, 11:41 pm, edited 2 times in total.

IsabellaLinton
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 1 Nov 2017
Gender: Non-binary
Posts: 50,897

25 Apr 2022, 11:11 pm

I can think of a few:




The Rainbow Connection - Kermit




The Breeze - Dr Dog




Dreamer - Ozzy




Give A Little Bit - Supertramp




Pictures of You - The Cure



Anomaly_76
Blue Jay
Blue Jay

User avatar

Joined: 25 Apr 2022
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Posts: 91
Location: Virginia, USA

25 Apr 2022, 11:32 pm

The Muppet Movie -- GOD, you just made me feel OLD. Happy, but OLD. LOL

Love me some Ozzy, and you showed me two that I like and didn't even know it.
I almost feel like Nightwish wrote this song just for Aspies...
"Nemo", BTW, is Latin for 'no one', and I think we all feel like 'no one' at times, especially as Aspie / ASD individuals.


_________________
.
I don't know how to act my age, I've never been this old before. Which begs the question....
Since ASD means various parts of the brain stop developing at various ages...
Just how the hell am I supposed to know WHICH age to act, anyway? :lol:


IsabellaLinton
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 1 Nov 2017
Gender: Non-binary
Posts: 50,897

26 Apr 2022, 12:11 am

Songs that explain me and songs that make me happy are two different things.

Some of the songs that explain me might seem mellow or melancholy because they're more serious.
Some of the songs that make me happy bring back really fun memories.

Here's a few more for my life and my loves:





I Am A Rock - S&G





Fine on the Outside - Priscilla Ahn





Magic Power - Triumph





Follow You - BMTH





Everlong - Dave Grohl





Fall Back Down - Rancid





A Willie Nice Christmas - Kacey Musgraves & Willie Nelson





Life Is Better With You - Michael Franti




Michael C Hall - Heroes (Bowie)



Last edited by IsabellaLinton on 26 Apr 2022, 12:54 am, edited 1 time in total.

traven
Veteran
Veteran

Joined: 30 Sep 2013
Gender: Female
Posts: 10,842

26 Apr 2022, 12:53 am


and the comic


"the torture never stops" or "wind up working at the gas station",
"tvdinner by the pool, i'm so glad i finished school" when i was still finishing school (brown shoes don't make it)

happy nostalgic :D




IsabellaLinton
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 1 Nov 2017
Gender: Non-binary
Posts: 50,897

26 Apr 2022, 1:05 am

One for my beau




Poets - Tragically Hip



Anomaly_76
Blue Jay
Blue Jay

User avatar

Joined: 25 Apr 2022
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Posts: 91
Location: Virginia, USA

27 Apr 2022, 2:34 pm

Wasn't sure about posting this, but here is a playlist of some songs I wrote and recorded from 2005-2011 -- Looking back, I think some of them are the autism-related frustration coming out -- it's almost like I knew before I was diagnosed, or even suspected. Think Linkin Park meets Guns 'N' Roses and Pearl Jam. Considering my motor skill issues now, I'm confident I cannot duplicate these now, nor will I ever be able to do full scale recording like this again. I had to do overdubbing just to make this happen, and some of these tracks took months of work.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL98xws0sxIb8odayuf60c0r3bSG31Pn12


_________________
.
I don't know how to act my age, I've never been this old before. Which begs the question....
Since ASD means various parts of the brain stop developing at various ages...
Just how the hell am I supposed to know WHICH age to act, anyway? :lol:


IsabellaLinton
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 1 Nov 2017
Gender: Non-binary
Posts: 50,897

27 Apr 2022, 7:16 pm

I just saw your link. Wow! You are incredibly talented and I'm extremely impressed!

I added Likes to all of your songs.

Have you made any record deals?

My son writes and produces his own music too so I can appreciate how much work that was.

Everyone - please check out Anomaly's link!



Anomaly_76
Blue Jay
Blue Jay

User avatar

Joined: 25 Apr 2022
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Posts: 91
Location: Virginia, USA

27 Apr 2022, 8:04 pm

IsabellaLinton wrote:
I just saw your link. Wow! You are incredibly talented and I'm extremely impressed!

I added Likes to all of your songs.

Have you made any record deals?

My son writes and produces his own music too so I can appreciate how much work that was.

Everyone - please check out Anomaly's link!


1) Thank you so much for the kind words and the likes.

2) Unfortunately, no. I write fiction as well, and Hollywood and Nashville seem very much a members-only club. Besides, with my worsening motor skill issues and the damage to my voice from asthma and bronchial infections, I'm not sure I could replicate any of this today. :(

3) Yes, what made this possible was digital recording equipment, overdubbing, a ridiculous amount of do-overs and retakes (solo for The Color Of Time took 43 takes, Anomaly had 70+ hours in the track alone). None of these tracks were recorded straight through -- every single one loaded up a 24-track recorder, verse and chorus elements on separate stereo pairs. I was just fortunate to have a very patient benefactor that had equipment and didn't mind me using their studio -- sadly, they passed of cancer four years ago.

I do still work on some riffs and stuff from time to time, though not like I once did.

Looking back, I think Anomaly, The Color Of Time, Slave To Society, Kiss The Sun and Crossroads are all frustrations of autism coming out.


_________________
.
I don't know how to act my age, I've never been this old before. Which begs the question....
Since ASD means various parts of the brain stop developing at various ages...
Just how the hell am I supposed to know WHICH age to act, anyway? :lol:


Spark Brother
Hummingbird
Hummingbird

Joined: 24 Apr 2022
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Posts: 24
Location: Salford, UK

01 May 2022, 5:57 am

I heard this song for the first time 2 days after my I got my ASD diagnosis. The lyrics to the chorus hit me like a thunderbolt and, whilst they're not singing about ASD, the rest of the lyrics revealed themselves to be pretty apt too. I guess they capture the sense of relief and liberation that I got from my diagnosis, but also acknowledge that the diagnosis isn't a magic bullet that will fix everything and that it's on me to make the most of it and start to live life as my true authentic self.

Walt Disco - Weightless

fear I was far too late
To the party, oh no
No fun, no fun at all
The clock ticks I better get started
Oh no... falling behind
Sisters of mine
Oh... when is the right time
Oh god... oh god
Am I weightless
Am I dreaming
Am I lovely
Or at peace

Chorus:
For all of my life
For all of my life
I was in the dark
Was I never my type
Oh please don't cry
It's not too late to start
For all of my life
For all of my life
I was in the dark
Was I never my type
Oh please don't cry
It's not too late to start


I guess it's down to me impress
Though my heads not sturdy at least
The mirror did not detest
What she saw
I am feeling pretty?
Oh no... falling behind
Sisters of mine
Oh... when is the right time
Oh god... oh god

Chorus:
For all of my life
For all of my life
I was in the dark
Was I never my type
Oh please don't cry
It's not too late to start

https://youtu.be/tHc0inBWr0M



AprilR
Veteran
Veteran

Joined: 8 Apr 2016
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Posts: 4,172

01 May 2022, 3:02 pm

Also Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd. And strawberry fields forever by the Beatles.



nick007
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 4 May 2010
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Posts: 25,712
Location: was Louisiana but now Vermont in the police state called USA

04 Sep 2022, 10:08 pm

Born Weird by Nerf Herder :arrow:


_________________
"I don't have an anger problem, I have an idiot problem!"
~King Of The Hill


"Hear all, trust nothing"
~Ferengi Rule Of Acquisition #190
https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Ru ... cquisition