Tribute to Love (Songs)

Yep, you know me. I’m a sucker for for love songs.

Well, this year I’ve been in a little panic because I’ve barely had time to breathe, much less formulate a playlist–and even though I have kept a running list of songs throughout the year, nothing was really feeling right to me. I was about to skip this year. I was going to give up (despite the pull toward tradition). And then something happened.

Last night, while driving to a class, I turned on the radio–and a slew of songs old and new flooded my ears. I felt like I was given a gift, a tender mercy, an encouragement, a blessing. Making this playlist is important to me, and what is important to me is important to others–especially those who love me.

I sent a request to a friend for a cover of a song that I love (but it has words that I don’t like to voluntarily listen to), and she sent a text back that she would edit the song for me. It was in my inbox before my class was finished.

And, this morning, I had a little pocket of time to work on it…and, with the help of heaven and the love of sweet friends, I just might make it.

Here are a few songs that made the cut for the official 2014 Love Songs Playlist (in celebration of another year of marriage):


Justin Timberlake – “Not a Bad Thing”


Katy Perry – “Unconditionally”


Tristan Prettyman – “Unconditionally”


Betty Who – “Somebody Loves You”


Goo Goo Dolls – “Come to Me”

Sending love your way…always! ❤

I’m not gonna write you a love song

But I am going to share some fav’s with you, in honor of our great celebration of LOVE this week! Here goes:

Goo Goo Dolls bring this beautiful ballad:

From Katy Perry, in all her artistic flair, (but the message of the song really is tender):

Taylor Swift’s line “Life makes love look hard” speaks to me:

From Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald (husband and wife):

Which one is your favorite? What will you be listening to on Valentine’s Day?

Song lines…ANSWERED!

Here are some lines I posted last year, along with links to the songs from whence they came! How many do you know? 🙂  (Several of them match my mood today…a little sad, a little somber…just not the first one.)

“Who knows how long I’ve loved you?” Sugar Ray – “Fly”

“I felt so symbolic yesterday.” Counting Crows – “Mr. J0nes”

“Letters that you never meant to send get lost and thrown away.” Goo Goo Dolls – “Name”

“Worlds without end couldn’t hold her.”

This line is from Toad the Wet Sprocket’s song, “Windmills.”  I actually used this song for a paper I wrote (I think in high school) about Biblical allusions in popular music.  The paper was pretty cool.  It combined two of my loves:  music and writing.