Old meme, I know, but I always loved it. ^_^
Get your ipod, pandora, MP3 player, online playlist - whatever - and shuffle it. Then, in sequence, type the name of the song and its singer next to the life experience. Add a comment or lyric where you want - does the song fit what you feel about that event? Mark it with a hit or miss, then tally them up at the end!
Opening Credits: Angelicus by Delerium - Hit
This is a really pretty one, with a woman singing wordlessly beside the techno music. Light and joyous without being too frivolous. A good way to start.
Waking Up: Time To Pretend by MGMT - Hit
A song that sounds bubbly but when you listen to the lyrics turns out to be quite grim.
Yeah, it's overwhelming, but what else can we do.
Get jobs in offices, and wake up for the morning commute.
First Day At School: Control by Poe - Hit
Another quite grim song, but this one doesn't hide it behind boncey tunes. It's about having been torn to pieces, but refinding inner strength.
Dont you mess with a little girls dream
cause shes liable to grow up mean
Falling In Love: Mr Brightside by The Killers - Hit
Oh yes, defiantly the way I fall in love. Always with the person I can never have. Stupid heart.
Now they're going to bed
And my stomach is sick
And it's all in my head
But she's touching his chest now
He takes off her dress now
Let me go
'Cause I just can't look
It's killing me
Breaking Up: She-spider by Mew - Hummm. Close enough. Hit
Again, quite spiffy how it throws up the right song. My break-ups can get nasty, but usually it's a drift-apart affair.
Because no one is safe
From someone somewhere's sweet embrace
And so I have simply decided to dislike you now
Prom: Through Glass by Stone Sour - Miss
A song of pining. The only pining I did at my prom was for the other girl's dresses. *smirk* Good song, though
An epidemic of the mannequins
Life is Good: Spiegelglas by Qntal - Miss
This sounds like a march, with a woman singing in some strange lovely language. I don't even know what it is she's singing about, but it's not exactly a good-life tune.
Mental Breakdown: Nothing Better by Postal Service - Miss
A break-up song, really. It's a duet, and very well done.
So just say how to make it right
And I swear I'll do my best to comply
Driving: Hanging By A Moment by Lifehouse - Miss
A fall-in-love song, about staying still. Well, in a sense you stay still when you drive, so it could work.
I'm living for the only thing I know
I'm running and not quite sure where to go
Flashback: Bad Moon Rising by Rasputina - Miss
One of the darker songs on my playlist. Nummy stuff!
Hope you have got your things together
Hope you are quite prepared to die
Looks like we're in for nasty weather
One eye is taken for an eye
Getting Back Together: All The Same by Sick Puppies - Hit
I love this, it touches me every time I hear it.
Go ahead tell me you'll leave again
You'll just come back running
Holding your scarred heart in hand
Wedding: Chocolate by Snow Patrol - Hit
I'm not a believer in marriage. This song fits my feelings for it so well - I'd do it if it would make my partner happy, but I would still have to lie to do it.
This is the straw, final straw in the
Roof of my mouth as I lie to you
Just because I'm sorry doesn't mean
I didn't enjoy it at the time
Paying the Dues: Breathe Me by Sia - Miss
I do struggle getting through tough times, but I have only need a little help to get past them.
Be my friend
The Night Before The War: Proof by I Am Kloot - Miss
Yup, I'd drink on the night before a war.
Hey, could you stand another drink
I'm better when I don't think
It seems to get me through
Final Battle: Our Truth by Lacuna Coil - Hit
War-like rhythm, lyrics far from bloodthirsty but quite delightful in any case.
Canít you turn it back?
Stop the cycle
Let it free
Moment of Triumph: Shut Your Eyes by Snow Patrol - Miss
A song about meditation. ¨_¨
Shut your eyes and think of somewhere
Somewhere cold and caked in snow
By the fire we break the quiet
Learn to wear each other well
Death Scene: Make This Go On Forever by Snow Patrol - Hit
Break-up song, but a lovely one. I do like Snow Patrol's poetry.
This splintered mast I'm holding on won't save me long
Because I know fine well that what I did was wrong
And I don't know where to look
My words just break and melt
Please just save me from this darkness
Funeral Song: Angels by Within Temptation - Miss
I like the song, but for a funeral? No.
No mercy no more.
No remorse cause I still remember
The smile when you tore me apart.
End Credits: Sleep by Conjure One - Hit
An all right ending. A girl begging someone to sleep with her? Nummy.
Without sleep, there are no dreams
We fall apart at the seams...
In the end, it is ten hits to seven misses. Spiffy stuff.
Feel free to play as many times as you like, see if you can get a better score!