“Can a mere song change a people's minds? I doubt that it is so. But a song can infiltrate your heart and the heart may change your mind.”
― Elvis Costello
Each month we are creating a playlist based on our values to keep you moving and motivated to stay inspired to raise humans ready for anything.
Here's the whole playlist on Spotify. If you are curious why a song is on the playlist, you can take the scenic route below.
The Scenic Route
Sometimes a lyric from each song. Maybe a little bit about the artist. And a link to buy the vinyl if you have an analog heart.
Fail by Rainbow Kitten Surprise
"I never wanted to be this way, Never wanted to be this fake, Never thought that I'd be this age, And fail so soon"
Peppers and Onions by Tierra Whack
"I tried to reach the sun but gum is stuck to my shoes, I'm only human, yeah, I'm not perfect, just a person"
Smile by Katy Perry
"Not myself, not my best, Felt like I failed the test, But every tear has been a lesson, Rejection can be God's protection"
Failure to Success by CG5
"Failure soon will lead to success"
Pressure by My Brightest Diamond
"All of this pressure's making Diamonds, so wild I cannot tame, So shiny I cannot name"
Rudie Can't Fail by The Clash
"Rudie can't fail (no, no, no)"
I've Been Failing by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
"I’ve been failing you, But I can’t stop trying"
Lonesome Loser by Little River Band
"Have you heard about the lonesome loser? He's a loser but he still keeps on tryin'"
The Bug by Mary Chapin Carpenter
"Sometimes it all comes together, Sometimes you're gonna lose it all"
Did I Fail? by Khary
"Did I fail? Well it's been a rocky road, And I cannot tell"
FAIL ME by JOYRIDE
"You cannot be working towards something, And failing at the same time, it is impossible"
High Hopes by Panic! At The Disco
"Mama said don't give up, it's a little complicated"
I'm Still Standing by Elton John
"And did you think this fool could never win? Well look at me, I'm coming back again"
Lost Ones by Ms. Lauryn Hill
"There come many paths and you must choose one, And if you don't change then the rain soon come ,See you might win some but you just lost one"
That's Life by Willie Nelson
"I've been up and down and over and out, And I know one thing, Each time I find myself, Flat on my face, I pick myself up and get, Back in the race"
Feeling Good by Nina Simone
"It's a new dawn, It's a new day, It's a new life for me, yeah"
Morning Theft by Jeff Buckley
"Useless history, Unexamined failure"
Shock to Your System by Tegan and Sara
"You got a shock to your system, Knocked your heart right out of sync, You're only meant to hurt once in a while"
Hurt by Arlo Parks
"I know you can't let go, Of anything at the moment, Just know it won't hurt so, Won't hurt so much forever"
Head Underwater by Jenny Lewis
"There's a little bit of magic, Everybody has it, There's a little bit of sand left in the hourglass"
Astir by Mosley Wotta
"I always knew I had it, I just had to learn to hold it"
Lose Yourself by Eminem
"You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow, This opportunity comes once in a lifetime"
My Body by Young the Giant
"My body tells me no but I won't quit, Cause I want more, cause I want more"
Kick Drum Heart by The Avett Brothers
"There's nothing like finding gold, Within the rocks hard and cold, I'm so surprised to find more, Always surprised to find more"
Hit Me With Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar
"Hit me with your best shot, Fire away"
Shake It Off by Taylor Swift
"Just think while you've been gettin' down and out about the liars, And the dirty, dirty cheats of the world, You could've been gettin' down, To this sick beat"
I Wanna Get Better by Bleachers
"I didn't know I was broken 'til i wanted to change, I wanna get better"
New Mistake by Jellyfish
"Looks like our hero's gonna fall, The bough's about to break, 'Cause any ol' way that I fall, I'll be in your arms as we lie awake, With our lovely new mistake"
The Roses of Success from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
"From the ashes of disaster grow the roses of success!"
Seeds Don't Ask for Permission by Luis Berra
"Seeds Don't Ask for Permission"
So What by Miles Davis
Light by The Dear Hunter
"Boy, someday I hope I do, See the man you will grow into, And when you heart's in disarray, Know that your father too has made mistakes."
Rise Up by Andra Day
"I'll rise unafraid, I'll rise up, And I'll do it a thousand times again"
Superwoman by Alicia Keys
"Everywhere I'm turning, Nothing seems complete, I stand up and I'm searching, For the better part of me"
Complicated by Poi Dog Pondering
"Well, sorrow is an angel that, Comes to you in blue light, Then shows you what is wrong with you, To see if you'll set it right, And I've F*&#ed up so many times in my life, Wanna get right this time"
survivin' by Bastille
"Crawling out these sheets to see another day, What can I say? I'm survivin', And I'm gonna be fine"
Where Have All the Good Times Gone! by Van Halen
"Yesterday was such an easy game for you to play, Ah, but then let's face it, things are easier today, Yes, you need some bringing down, Get your feet back on the ground"
Disaster Party by MAGIC GIANT
"You're a brave heart, But you're broken, And an angel, But you're choking, Living only for the moment but the moment is gone (gone), Only for the moment but the moment is gone and It's a Disaster Party"
Work This Body by WALK THE MOON
"Well uh God knows I was no chosen one, That just wasn't my prime, Yeah it's just matter of time, honey, It's just a matter of time"
I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
"You think I'd crumble? You think I'd lay down and die? Oh no, not I, I will survive"
Winning by Keith Urban
"One day I was one of lifes losers, Even my friends were my accusers, And in my head I was lost before I began"
Don't Let The Good Life Pass You By by Cass Elliot
"Did you ever see the funny side of losing, did you ever sit right down and have a cry, Did you ever take the time to help your neighbor, Just don't let the good life pass you by"
Hey Hey Hey by Michael Franti & Spearhead
"Singing hey, hey, hey, No matter how life is today, There's just one thing that I got to say, I won't let another moment slip away"
Be OK by Ingrid Michaelson
"I just want to know today, know today, know today, Know that maybe i will be ok"
Long Promised Road by The Beach Boys
"So hard to shed the life of before, To let my soul automatically soar, But I hit hard at the battle that's confronting me"
Everybody Hurts by R.E.M.
"If you think you've had too much, Of this life, well hang on', Cause everybody hurts"
The Next Right Thing by Kristen Bell
"You are lost, hope is gone, But you must go on, And do the next right thing"
Jumpstarted by Jukebox The Ghost
"Maybe I just gotta pay the price, (What goes on must come down)"
Fire Under My Feed by Leona Lewis
"I tripped and I stumbled, Watched my world crumble, Sometimes you eat dirt, You live or you learn"
You Get What You Give by New Radicals
"This whole damn world could fall apart, You'll be okay, follow your heart"
Mama Said Knock You Out by LL Cool J
"Don't call it a comeback, I been here for years"
Right Place Wrong Time by Dr. John
"I been in the right place, But it must have been the wrong time"
Don't Stop by Fleetwood Mac
"Don't stop thinking about tomorrow, Don't stop, it'll soon be here"
Sowing The Seeds Of Love by Tears For Fears
"Sowing the seeds of love (Anything is possible)"
Cecilia And The Satellite by Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
"I've been knocked down, I got up again"
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger by Daft Punk
"Work it harder, make it better, Do it faster, makes us stronger"
Get Up Offa That Thing by James Brown
"Get Up offa that thing, And shake till you feel better"
Making' a Move by Lady Bri
"Life's a rollin' stone, On a broken roller coaster (okay!), Scream “sh*t!”, move on, Throw your hands up, move on, It's all good, today's your day"
Head Up High - Two Friends Remix by Fitz and The Tantrums, Two Friends
"Even on my darkest days, I get knocked down but I just keep my head up high"
The Wire by HAIM
"I tried hard not to fake it, But I fumbled it when I came down to the wire, It felt right"
It Gets Better by Madchild
"I never pray for pain but sometimes that's what it takes to change"
Dog Days Are Over by Florence + The Machine
"The dog days are over, The dog days are done, The horses are coming so you better run"
This Tornado Loves You by Neko Case
"This tornado loves you, What will make you believe me?"
Think About Your Troubles by Harry Nilsson
"Sit beside the breakfast table, Think about your troubles, Pour yourself a cup of tea, Then think about the bubbles"
Tomorrow by Miner
"There will be better days"
New Soul by Yael Naim
"I'm a new soul, I came to this strange world, Hoping I could learn a bit 'bout how to give and take, But since I came here, felt the joy and the fear, Finding myself making every possible mistake"