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What is Your Favorite Song and Why

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I just wrote a blog about songs and some of the back stories. Everyone is effected differently by different pieces of music. But I would like you to tell us what is your favorite song and why.


I'm is, of all things, "Your Song" by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Why? It is simple, deceptively simple, touching, wonderful melody, and reminds me that my best songs generally are simpl, heartfelt ballads that most people can relate to in one way or another.




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I have a favorite bunch of songs that I could all name here. But, I think that if I have to name one I would select the one that is also the most important for me. It's the song that was on my blog post for my coming out and that represent the most the struggle of being trans when I was a teenager. It's one of those song that represent very well just how much of a poor self esteem I had and just how much internalized hate I have.



But the prettiest song amonst my favorites and the most positive / empathic for me is this one :



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Tangerine - Led Zeppelin - the lyrics provide just enough details to allow me to move through time (1000 years in between), and use my imagination. I take away my own personal message from that song. It could mean something completely different to the next person, that's what makes it so great.

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Jackie C.

There are a couple, but right now I have to go with:


Steam Powered Giraffe - Transform


Should be obvious but one, it's a Rabbit song and I adore her. Two, I identify strongly with the sentiment that somehow I needed to change myself to fit in with what people expected. Three, it makes me cry every time.


Steam Powered Giraffe - Malfunction


Is a close second because I strongly identify with the theme of limping through life despite your, um, design flaws and loving yourself anyway. Mental and physical. I'm kind of a wreck. ?

It's taken me a long time to come to terms with how broken I am and to learn to accept and celebrate my (many, many) flaws.



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Oh there are so many, each with its own meaning and reason.  


Cinnamon Girl is a favorite as I started dating when it came out and I was enthralled with the story, the lyrics and melody.  


 Fire by Jimi Hendrix (the studio version) is great as it showcases the bass and drums with his guitar work almost as secondary to the song.  It showed me that those instruments need not stay in the background.   

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I have had two songs here lately mean a lot to me.


This is Me from The Greatest Showman


One More Light from LInkin Park


Both kind of give me that little bit of oomph to keep moving.

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Rory M.

I’m into just and ant classic rock/punk. But lately, it’s been a huge Joan Jett kick.  

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Jackie C.

Joan Jett is awesome, so yeah, perfectly understandable.



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