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Evolution Of Important Music in My Life

1999-2023 anthems that really get me feeling their words to tunes that express my invisible & unknown problems meanwhile I'm just chilling and not noticing anything except my mood being levelled out. Music has been here for me for my whole life and I am a proud lady to share the evolution of music in my life.

By Keanna Barry Published 3 months ago 19 min read

"The lyrics to music always tell a story... so here is a view in to mine!

I'll share a song from each year of my life that really gets me going... and with the snippet i'll share the lyrics that captured my heart with them.


The year of ~ 1999: "Scar Tissue" By: Red Hot Chili Peppers


"With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin' "

"To lick your heart and taste your health"

"Soft spoken with a broken jaw . Step outside but not to brawl"

"Autumn's sweet we call it fall . I'll make it to the moon if I have to crawl"


The year of ~ 2000: "In The End" By: Linkin Park


"It doesn't even matter how hard you try . Keep that in mind, I designed this rhyme . To explain in due time . All I know"

"Watch it count down to the end of the day . The clock ticks life away . It's so unreal"

"What it meant to me will eventually . Be a memory of a time when- I tried so hard and got so far . But in the end, it doesn't even matter . I had to fall to lose it all . But in the end, it doesn't even matter"

"To remind myself how I tried so hard . In spite of the way you were mockin' me . Acting like I was part of your property . Remembering all the times you fought with me"

"Things aren't the way they were before . You wouldn't even recognize me anymore . Not that you knew me back then . But it all comes back to me in the end"


The year of ~ 2001: "Fallin'" By: Alicia Keys


"I keep on fallin' in and out of love with you . Sometimes I love you . Sometimes you make me blue . Sometimes I feel good . At times I feel used"

"Lovin' you darlin' . Makes me so confused . I keep on fallin' in and out of love with you"

"I never loved someone . The way that I love you"

"I never (No), loved someone (No, no) . The way that I love you. What?:"


The year of ~ 2002: "How You Remind Me" By: Nickelback


"Never made it as a wise man . I couldn't cut it as a poor man stealing . Tired of livin' like a blind man . I'm sick of sight without a sense of feeling . And this is how you remind me . This is how you remind me of what I really am"

"It's not like you to say sorry . I was waitin' on a different story . This time I'm mistaken . For handing you a heart worth breakin' . And I've been wrong, I've been down . Been to the bottom of every bottle . These five words in my head . Scream, "Are we havin' fun yet?" Yet, yet, yet, no, no"


The year of ~ 2003: "Im With You" By: Avril Lavigne


"I'm standing on a bridge . I'm waiting in the dark . I thought that you'd be here by now . There's nothing but the rain . No footsteps on the ground . I'm listening but there's no sound . Isn't anyone trying to find me?"

"Won't somebody come take me home? It's a damn cold night . Trying to figure out this life . Won't you take me by the hand? Take me somewhere new . I don't know who you are . But I... I'm with you . I'm with you"

"I'm looking for a place . I'm searching for a face . Is anybody here I know . 'Cause nothing's going right . And everything's a mess . And no one likes to be alone"

"Oh why is everything so confusing . Maybe I'm just out of my mind"


The year of ~ 2004: "Hey Ya!" By: Outkast


"My baby don't mess around . Because she loves me so, and this I know for sure"

"Don't try to fight the feeling . 'Cause the thought alone is killing me right now. Thank God for Mom and Dad for sticking two together 'cause we don't know how"

"You think you've got it, oh, you think you've got it . But "got it" just don't get it 'til there's nothing at all . We get together, oh, we get together . But separate's always better when there's feelings involved . If what they say is, "Nothing is forever"."

"Then what makes, what makes, what makes love the exception?"

"Are we so in denial when we know we're not happy here? . Y'all don't wanna hear me, you just wanna dance."


The year of ~ 2005: "Since U Been Gone" By: Kelly Clarkson


"Here's the thing, we started out friends . It was cool, but it was all pretend"

"Since you been gone . You're dedicated, you took the time . Wasn't long 'til I called you mine"

"And all you'd ever hear me say . Is how I picture me with you . That's all you'd ever hear me say"

"How can I put it? You put me on . I even fell for that stupid love song"

"How come I'd never hear you say, "I just wanna be with you"? Guess you never felt that way"


The year of ~ 2006: "Dance, Dance" By: Fall Out Boy


"She says, she's no good with words but I'm worse"

"Barely stuttered out a joke of a romantic stuck to my tongue . Weighed down with words too overdramatic"

"Tonight it's "It can't get much worse" Vs. "No one should ever feel like" . I'm two quarters and a heart down and I don't wanna forget how your voice sounds"

"These words are all I have so I'll write them . So you need them just to get by"

"And these are the lives you love to lead . Dance, this is the way they'd love"

"If they knew how misery loved me . You always fold just before you're found out"


The year of ~ 2007: "Do It" By: Nelly Furtado


"I'm falling to the floor . You look even better than you did before"

I'm staring at my feet . Wondering if I can do this . It's been a while but I couldn't forget you ."

"Just a little look has got me feeling things . Just a little touch has got me seeing things . Just a little taste has got me off the chains . Doing things that I don't want to"

"Do it like you do it to me (I'm burning up) . Do it like you do it to me (it's not enough) . Do it like you do it to me (just open up) . Don't you know how much I want you"

"We're sitting real close and I can feel your breath . I wanna touch your hand but I lay back . Cause you know this thing could spiral in the night . I've changed my mind I'm ready for you this time"


The year of ~ 2008: "Shake It" By: Metro Station


"Come on . Shake, shake"

"I'll take you home if you don't leave me at the front door . Your body's cold, but girl, we're getting so warm. . And I was thinking of ways that I could get inside . Tonight you're falling in love (let me go now)."

"This feeling's tearing me up (here we go now) . Now, if she does it like this . Will you do it like that? Now, if she touches like this . Will you touch her right back? Now, if she moves like this . Will you move it like that? Come on."

"Your lips tremble, but your eye's are in a straight stare . We're on the bed, but your clothes are laying right there . And I was thinking of places that I could hide . Tonight you're falling in love (let me go now) . This feeling's tearing me up (here we go now)"

"Saw you dancing there, I couldn't get you off my mind . But I could tell that you could tell that I was taking my time . But I was thinking of ways to get you staying the night . Your body's shaking, turn me on, so I can turn off the lights"


The year of ~ 2009: "Poker Face" By: Lady Gaga


"I wanna hold 'em like they do in Texas, please (Woo) . Fold 'em, let 'em hit me, raise it, baby, stay with me (I love it) . LoveGame intuition, play the cards with spades to start . And after he's been hooked, I'll play the one that's on his heart"

"Can't read my, can't read my . No, he can't read my poker face . (She's got me like nobody),"

"I wanna roll with him, a hard pair we will be (Woo) . A little gamblin' is fun when you're with me (I love it, woo) . Russian roulette is not the same without a gun . And baby, when it's love, if it's not rough, it isn't fun, fun."

"I won't tell you that I love you . Kiss or hug you. 'Cause I'm bluffin' with my muffin."

"I'm not lyin', I'm just stunnin' with my love-glue-gunnin' . Just like a chick in the casino . Take your bank before I pay you out"

"I promise this, promise this . Check this hand 'cause I'm marvelous"


The year of ~ 2010: "Cooler Than Me" By: Mike Posner


"If I could write you a song to make you fall in love . I would already have you up under my arm . I used up all of my tricks, I hope that you like this . But you probably won't, you think you're cooler than me"

"You got designer shades, just to hide your face and you wear them around like, you're cooler than me"

"And you never say hey, or remember my name . And it's probably 'cause, you think you're cooler than me"

"But you don't know the way that you look . When your steps make that much noise, shh"

"I got you all figured out . You need everyone's eyes just to feel seen"

"Behind your makeup . Nobody knows who you even are . Who do you think that you are?"

"You, you, you got your high brow, switch in your walk . And you don't even look when you pass by."

" 'Cause it sure seems (it sure seems) . You got no doubts (you got no doubts) . But we all see (we all see) . You got your head in the clouds."


The year of ~ 2011: "Paradise" By: Coldplay


"When she was just a girl . She expected the world .But it flew away from her reach . So she ran away in her sleep. And dreamed of para-para-paradise. Para-para-paradise"

"Every time she closed her eyes"

Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh

Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh

When she was just a girl . She expected the world . But it flew away from her reach . And the bullets catch in her teeth"

"Life goes on, it gets so heavy . The wheel breaks the butterfly . Every tear, a waterfall . In the night, the stormy night, she'd close her eyes . In the night, the stormy night, away she'd fly"

"So lying underneath those stormy skies . She said, "Oh, oh-oh-oh-oh, I know the sun must set to rise" This could be para-para-paradise"


The year of ~ 2012: "Lights" By: Ellie Goulding


"I had a way then, losing it all on my own. I had a heart then, but the queen has been overthrown."

"And I'm not sleeping now, the dark is too hard to beat . And I'm not keeping up the strength I need to push me"

"You show the lights that stop me turn to stone . You shine it when I'm alone . And so I tell myself that I'll be strong . And dreaming when they're gone. 'Cause they're calling, calling, calling me home"

"Noises, I play within my head . Touch my own skin and hope that I'm still breathing. And I think back to when my brother and my sister slept in an unlocked place, the only time I feel safe"


The year of ~ 2013: "Sweater Weather" By: The Neighborhood


"And all I am is a man . I want the world in my hands . I hate the beach but I stand in California with my toes in the sand"

"Use the sleeves of my sweater let's have an adventure. Head in the clouds but my gravity's centered. Touch my neck and I'll touch yours. You in those little high-waisted shorts, oh"

"She knows what I think about . And what I think about : One love, two mouths . One love, one house. No shirt, no blouse. Just us, you find out . Nothing that I wouldn't wanna tell you about, no."

" 'Cause it's too cold . For you here and now . So let me hold both your hands in the holes of my sweater."

"And if I may just take your breath away . I don't mind if there's not much to say . Sometimes the silence guides our minds . So move to a place so far away."

"The goosebumps start to raise . The minute that my left hand meets your waist . And then I watch your face . Put my finger on your tongue 'Cause you love to taste, yeah"

"These hearts adore . Everyone the other beats hardest for . Inside this place is warm . Outside it starts to pour. Coming down."


The year of ~ 2014: "Counting Stars" By: OneRepublic


"Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep . Dreaming about the things that we could be . But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard . Said, "No more counting dollars, we'll be counting stars" . Yeah, we'll be counting stars"

"I see this life, like a swinging vine . Swing my heart across the line . And in my face is flashing signs . Seek it out and ye shall find . Old, but I'm not that old. Young, but I'm not that bold . And I don't think the world is sold . On just doing what we're told"

"I feel something so right doing the wrong thing . And I feel something so wrong doing the right thing. I couldn't lie, couldn't lie, couldn't lie . Everything that kills me makes me feel alive."

"I feel your love, and I feel it burn . Down this river, every turn . Hope is our four-letter word . Make that money, watch it burn"

"Take that money, watch it burn . Sink in the river the lessons I've learned"


The year of ~ 2015: :"How Deep Is Your Love" By: Calvin Harris


"I want you to breathe me in . Let me be your air . Let me roam your body freely . No inhibition, no fear"

"How deep is your love? Is it like the ocean? What devotion are you?"

"How deep is your love? Is it like nirvana? Hit me harder again."

"Open up my eyes and tell me who I am . Let me in on all your secrets . No inhibition, no sin"

"So tell me, how deep is your love? Can it go deep? (How deep is your love?)"


The year of ~ 2016: "Ex's & Oh's" By Elle King


"Well, I had me a boy, turned him into a man . I showed him all the things that he didn't understand. Whoa, and then I let him go"

"Now, there's one in California who's been cursing my name . 'Cause I found me a better lover in the UK. Hey, hey, until I made my getaway"

"One, two, three, they gonna run back to me . 'Cause I'm the best baby that they never gotta keep . One, two, three, they gonna run back to me . They always wanna come, but they never wanna leave."

"Ex's and the oh, oh, oh's they haunt me . Like ghosts they want me to make 'em all . They won't let go."

"I had a summer lover down in New Orleans . Kept him warm in the winter, left him frozen in the spring . My, my, how the seasons go by . I get high, and I love to get low. So the hearts keep breakin', and the heads just roll. You know, that's how the story goes"

"Climbing over mountains and a-sailing overseas"


The year of ~ 2017: "Sign Of The Times" By: Harry Styles


"Just stop your crying . It's a sign of the times"

"Welcome to the final show. Hope you're wearing your best clothes"

"You can't bribe the door on your way to the sky . You look pretty good down here. But you ain't really good"

"If we never learn, we been here before . Why are we always stuck and running from the bullets?

"We gotta get away from here"

"It'll be alright. They told me that the end is near"

"Have the time of your life. Breaking through the atmosphere . And things are pretty good from here"

"We can meet again somewhere . Somewhere far away from here. We never learn, we been here before."


The year of ~ 2018: "SAD!" By: XXXTENTACION


"Who am I? Someone that's afraid to let go, uh"

"You decide, if you're ever gonna let me know, yeah"

"Suicide, if you ever try to let go, uh . I'm sad I know, yeah, I'm sad I know, yeah"

"I gave her everything . She took my heart and left me lonely. I think broken heart's contagious. I won't fix, I'd rather weep"

"I'm lost then I'm found . But it's torture bein' in love . I love when you're around . But I fuckin' hate when you leave"


The year of ~ 2019: "Happier" By: Marshmellow, Bastille


"Lately, I've been, I've been thinking . I want you to be happier, I want you to be happier"

"When the morning comes . When we see what we've become . In the cold light of day we're a flame in the wind . Not the fire that we've begun . Every argument, every word we can't take back"

"'Cause with the all that has happened . I think that we both know the way that this story ends"

"Then only for a minute . I want to change my mind . 'Cause this just don't feel right to me."

"I wanna raise your spirits . I want to see you smile but ... Know that means I'll have to leave"

"When the evening falls . And I'm left there with my thoughts . And the image of you being with someone else"

"Well, it's eating me up inside . But we ran our course, we pretended we're okay . Now if we jump together at least we can swim . Far away from the wreck we made"

"I want you to be happier, I want you to be happier . So I'll go, I'll go . I will go, go, go."


The year of ~ 2020: "Misunderstood" By: Xuitecasecity


"I'm getting too high for my own good"

"We only do drugs 'cause we're misunderstood"

"I would leave the drink if I thought that I could . I'm getting too high . I'm barely getting by"

"I don't like the vibes that I feel when I'm sober . I hate the next morning when I wake up and it's over . I just found some blow in the crack of my sofa"

"They obsessed with my life they don't know what it's like . Got problems with myself that I'm always tryna hide . I only feel alive when I'm drunk out of my mind . But that's all a disguise, I'm trying to survive"

"Was thinking that drugs might help . Got a feeling I'm losing myself (oh) How did we get so high? When did everything go left (no) I'm throwin' these racks, and she back it up . At crazy girls in the cut, cracking up"

"Lately, these Addys been adding up . Got me up all night, I feel like I'm Dracula"

"I put the water on my wrist . And told lil' bih that I don't need her"

"Pouring a liter, when I need someone to lean on . Fill my cup when in my feelings . Smoking sativa . I'm seeing stars like Bieber . I need something to believe in"

"Don't do no blow but I'm gonna blow . I'm gonna get everything I been dreaming"

"All people these been hating on me . When you come around, I'm asleep"


The year of ~ 2021:"STAY" by: The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber


"I do the same thing I told you that I never would . I told you I'd change, even when I knew I never could . I know that I can't find nobody else as good as you . I need you to stay, need you to stay, hey (oh)"

I get drunk, wake up, I'm wasted still . I realize the time that I wasted here . I feel like you can't feel the way I feel"

"Oh, I'll be f- up if you can't be right here"

"When I'm away from you, I miss your touch (ooh) . You're the reason I believe in love . It's been difficult for me to trust (ooh) . And I'm afraid that I'ma f- it up . Ain't no way that I can leave you stranded . 'Cause you ain't ever left me empty-handed . And you know that I know that I can't live without you. So, baby, stay"


The year of ~ 2022: "TEARS!" By: 5 Seconds of Summer


"There's a hole in the sun . Caving in and I feel it . I'm the fortunate one . Push my luck when I need it . Sad, but what can I do . Burn the world to start over . Blacking out in my room . Wake me up when it's over"

"I'll feel better when I let myself sink deeper, deeper . I'll feel better when I let myself see clearer, clearer"

"Crying eyes. I don't need a reason to get high tonight, high tonight . I just want to feel alive"

"Diamond tears, I want to see the otherside (otherside) . I just want to feel alive"

"It starts in the morning, and it goes through my head . I go through the motions and it drives me to bed"

"Diamonds turn to puddles, no-ones feeling what I'm feeling . Violence in the darkness, are you seeing what I'm seeing? I was going 50 rounds of upper cuts, I'm bleeding"

"I swear to God, no-one is feeling what I'm feeling"


The year of ~ 2023: "Flowers" By: Miley Cyrus


"We were good, we were gold . Kinda dream that can't be sold. We were right 'til we weren't . Built a home and watched it burn"

"Started to cry, but then remembered I . I can buy myself flowers. Write my name in the sand. Talk to myself for hours . Say things you don't understand. I can take myself dancing . And I can hold my own hand. Yeah, I can love me better than you can"

"I can love me better, baby"

"Paint my nails cherry red . Match the roses that you left . No remorse, no regret . I forgive every word you said . Ooh, I didn't wanna leave you, baby"

"I didn't wanna fight"

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Keanna Barry

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My writing is intended to be read by you and the lessons being learned from what i am saying is all i pray and hope for to help improve quality of life for you, me, and like everyone else too!

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