Big Life (26 Letters) – USS

Hey everyone, it’s another edition of Music Mondays! Today is all about my favourie music duo.

I’m not sure if any of you have heard the band Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker (also known as USS). They are originated from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They are an alternative rock duo. They like to describe themselves as, “We like to call what we do the campfire after-party. It’s like you’re at Nirvana Unplugged, but there’s a drum and bass party and glow sticks all around you.”

They are one of my favourite people to listen to. I have saw them live, with my best friend, and I was so happy. I had such a great time.

I was sad that not long ago, they decided to quit making music, and plan on releasing their final album in January of next year.

What I love about their song, Big Life, is that it reminds me that I am the actor and director of my whole. I basically have the power to live my best life.

Here’s a photo of their concert. They have a lot of live music videos on YouTube, if you want to experience their show.

“You don’t know powerful you are
Rewrite your history
It starts with
Twent-six letters
Stitch them all together
Make a big life, a big life
Infinite to nothing
From zero to something
Make a big life, a big life
A big life, a big life.”

-USS, Big Life

Hall of Fame – The Script

This week for Music Mondays, I picked Hall of Fame by The Script. I love this song because it reminds me that I can be and do anything I set myself out to do. It also reminds me that I was born with greatest. born to shine. It is such an uplifting and motivational song.

“When your, standing in the hall of fame
And the world’s gonna know your name
‘Cause you burn with the brightest flame
And the world’s gonna know your name
And you’ll be on the walls of the hall of fame”

-The Script, Hall of Fame

Dancing Queen -ABBA

This isn’t necessarily a positive song, but it has a fun upbeat sound to it. It would make you want to dance. And dancing makes you brave. I enjoy listening to this song.

Fun fact, the name of the band, comes from the first letter of the band members.

Good Life – G-Eazy ft. Kehlani

Hey, it’s another edition of Music Mondays. What I love about this song is that it talks about how that even though you may not have everything you have always wanted, it doesn’t mean that you don’t have a good life. It’s all about rising up above it, and going after the things you want in life. It encourages us to leave the bad things in our past, and not let the bad times bring us down. Instead we should focus on the good things in our life.

“We put the good in the good in the good life (The good life)
We put the good in the good in the good life (I said the good life)
We put the bad in the past, now we alright (We alright)”

-G-Eazy ft. Kehlani, Good Life

*Trigger Warning* Mentions drinking alcohol in the song

Shake it Off – Taylor Swift

I really like this song and its reminder of that we shouldn’t take life too seriously. I enjoy listening to Taylor Swift. I feel like she has good music, and good messages.

This song she is encouraging us to not care nor focus on what our “haters” are saying about us. We should learn to not care about what people say about us, especially when they are talking bad about us.

“‘Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off”

-Taylor Swift, Shake it Off

#ThatPower – Will.i.am ft. Justin Bieber

Today’s song of the week is #ThatPower by Will.i.am and Justin Bieber. It used to be one of my favourite songs. It samples lyrics from electronic duo Daft Punk‘s Better, Faster, Stronger.

To me, this song is about keeping your motivation and always moving forward. And that no what happens, you can achieve your goals. And not caring about what your haters may say or think about you in the process.

“I stay on that hustle, I flex that little muscle
Hate to bust your bubble
I’m on that other level
I’ma take it higher and high and high and higher
I stay in fly attire
Keeping burning like that fire”

-Will.i.am ft. Justin Bieber, #ThatPower

Glad You Came – The Wanted

Tom Parker of the band, The Wanted, has disclosed that he has been diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour. I am absolutely devastated for him and his family. I love The Wanted. For those who may not know, but they are a British-Irish boy band.

I feel really sad for Tom Parker and his family since he is only 32 years old. His wife is pregnant with their second child.

I remember that my best friend and I used to listen to The Wanted and have a mini dance party listening to them. It was a lot of fun. But to summarize things, life got complicated and we ended up going in different directions without one another. We do on the occasion still keep in touch. Although not as much as we used to, and that’s okay. I still feel very blessed to be friends with this amazing person. We live in different cities, and things are different now, but I hope that our paths can cross again, soon. May this song help everyone realize that life is too short, to be anything but happy. I hope this song encourages us to take chances, like go to talk to that friend you have been meaning to message, quit that job, and try something new. Life is too short to be ordinary, go out there, and be extraordinary!

I will always love this song. I feel for Tom Parker and his family. I’ll keep him my thoughts and hope that he is strong enough to accomplish all that he wishes to. This song will remind me to not take life so seriously, but to enjoy everything and everyone. Never take anything or anyone for granted, because you never know when you will see someone again. All we ever have is this present moment. Another thing that this song teaches me is that everyone can enter your life, and can only stay there for a season. And when they leave, your universe is never the same again. Learn to enjoy the little things in life.

“The sun goes down
The stars come out
And all that counts
Is here and now
My universe will never be the same
I’m glad you came”

-The Wanted, I’m Glad You Came

Keep Your Head Up – Andy Grammer

I love this song because it is such a reminder that no matter how many hardships we go through, a rainbow will always greet us after the storm. All we got to do, is keep our head up.

This is such a positive song, so it’s the perfect way to start the week off, and to help you succumb to any battle you may be going through.

“I know it’s hard, know it’s hard,
To remember sometimes,
But you gotta keep your head up, oh,
And you can let your hair down, eh.

Only rainbows after rain
The sun will always come again.
And it’s a circle, circling,
Around again, it comes around again.”

-Andy Grammer, Keep Your Head Up

Daisies – Katy Perry

I apologize for posting this late. I wasn’t feeling well yesterday, but I am feeling better today.

I love Katy Perry, and I finally caught up and listened to her album not too long ago. It was really beautiful. I am so happy for her and Orlando Bloom, with the sweet arrival of their daughter Daisy. I love that name. 🙂

This is the perfect song for my blog.

“They told me I was out there
Tried to knock me down
Took those sticks and stones
Showed ’em I could build a house
They tell me that I’m crazy
But I’ll never let ’em change me
‘Til they cover me in daisies”

-Katy Perry, Daisies

Titanium – David Guetta ft. Sia

I have always love Sia. She has several empowering songs, so don’t be surprised when I feature her in another post. I also love hearing her voice, she is a very talented singer.

I like this song because it reminds you how strong you truly are. No matter what life and people throw at you, you won’t fall.

I hope this is the song everyone needs this week.

“You shoot me down, but I won’t fall
I am titanium”

-Sia