Song of the Week

June 2, 2016

Good Afternoon!

My husband and I have been on an Offspring kick lately with our drives home to where our family is. I connected with these lyrics immediately. Isn’t it funny when you’ve grown up listening to songs and know the words and have sung along a million times, but as you age and have different experiences the words take on a whole new meaning?

The Offspring may not be for everyone, but the lyrics speak to me. I hope they speak to you also!

You may push me around
But you cannot win
You may throw me down
But I’ll rise again
The more you say
The more I defy you
So get out of my face

You cannot stop us
You cannot bring us down
Never give up
We go on and on
You’ll never break us
Never bring us down
We are alive! ”

 

May 24, 2016

Good Morning!

I know it’s been a while. I have been working on vlogging and my exhaustion has been through the roof. I’ve also been struggling a bit with writer’s block and feeling rather uninspired… but I do have a crazy awesome song for you today!!

Bon Jovi- Because We Can

 

May 12, 2016

Hey Friends!

My husband sent me this song yesterday and it blew me away. It rings true alarmingly well for spoonies! I hope you like it as much as I do!

Here are some of the lyrics:
It seems like every day’s the same
and I’m left to discover on my own
It seems like everything is gray
and there’s no color to behold
They say it’s over and I’m fine again, yeah
Try to stay sober feels like I’m dying here

And I am aware now of how
everything’s gonna be fine one day
Too late, I’m in hell I am prepared now,
seems everyone’s gonna be fine
One day too late, just as well

Seether- Fine Again

May 3, 2016

Good Morning, friends! 

I know it’s been about a week too long since I’ve updated, but here it (finally) is!

This is a song that came out when I was in early high school and it just gains more and more meaning as I grow up!

Other spoonie friends have named this song as one of their pick-me-up’s as well so I figured it would make an awesome addition to my list!

Please enjoy Jimmy Eat World- The Middle

April 18, 2016

I am so incredibly thankful for every person who has reached out to me in some way or another. One of these wonderful people is a sweet, sweet friend who messaged me about this song that touched her and recommended it. It blew me away. I’ve always enjoyed Lifehouse for their soothing melodies and powerful lyrics, but this song in particular has my heart.
I’m not broken, I’m a wide open highway with room to run!”

So, thank you sweet Laura (Follow her on Instagram @lauraloveslush) for sharing this song with me!

Lifehouse- Yesterday’s Son

 

April 13, 2016

As I was walking my sweet pup earlier today I was jamming to some Rob Thomas (as I do from time to time) and this song came up, immediately making my day better. The lyrics spoke to me and inspired me once again. I hope it does the same for you!

Rob Thomas- Someday

 

April 8, 2016

I may be forever posting at awkward times and dates, but I like to keep you all guessing apparently! haha.

I texted my cousin to ask her what song I should post this week (she has an excellent taste in music, thanks to me ;)) and this was her choice! A band that I loved growing up and, luckily for both of us, they’re still making amazing music and touring! We even saw them in concert together.

Here they are with a shout-out-loud anthem!

Simple Plan- I Refuse

 

March 30, 2016

A little late (yet again), but I am bearing a pretty punk song! There is one curse word, but otherwise it is definitely a scream-out-loud feel-good-and-empowered song!

Enjoy!

Social Code– Beautiful

March 20, 2016

In a never-before-seen twist of events.. I am EARLY! It is kind of weird, too, because I was so late posting my song of the week last time that now there are only 3 days in between! But I couldn’t keep this one in any longer… I saw Walk off the Earth in concert (they opened for Mariana’s Trench) and fell madly in love with them! Check out their album, titled Sing it all Away, because every song makes me so happy! :)

I now give you, I’ll Be Waiting: 

March 17, 2016

Okay this is officially the latest I’ve ever been for posting my Song of the Week! It’s been a crazy busy (but awesome!) week. I’ve had a beautiful friend over for 5 days and when she left yesterday my cousin came over and we went to see Mariana’s Trench in concert. This week has had so many blessings, including wonderfully accessible seating and incredibly helpful staff at the venue. It was an amazing 6 days that will probably take me 6 weeks to recover from.

I have chosen one of my favourite songs for today. It is constantly stuck in my head, giving me strength when I need it most.
I hope you enjoy Andra Day- Rise Up!


March 7, 2016

This week’s song is one that I heard for the first time about 5 minutes ago and immediately connected to it. Jewel is such a beautiful singer/songwriter and I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do! If you have any suggestions or know a song that you would love to see be Song of the Week please feel free to comment or send me an email! chronicallycourtney@gmail.com.

Jewel- Life Uncommon

Bonus Jewel Song: Stronger Woman


February 29, 2016

This week’s song is a 2006 Rascal Flatts song. Stand.

I used to belt this song out while driving to and from school and placement. It was a pick-me-up then, when I didn’t really have that much I needed to be “picked up” from. It means even more to me now.

“‘Cause when push comes to shove, you taste what you’re made of. You might bend til you break cause it’s all you can take. On your knees you look up, decide you’ve had enough, You get mad, you get strong, wipe your hands, shake it off, then you stand.”

February 22, 2016

Here is a song that we probably all know by a band that has certainly gotten me through a bit, Blink 182. This song starts as kind of a goodbye to his friends and family, and turns around in the last verse as he realizes he has more to live for and new memories to make.
Speaking for myself here, there have been so many times I thought my life was over. These illnesses take so much away from us, and may one day take my life…. but that day is not today. I am going to fight for myself and my life because my nephew counts on me to read him stories, my sisters count on me for endless phone conversations and a shared lifetime of memories, and my husband counts on me to love him and support him. There are still many memories I’ve yet to make.

Blink 182- Adam’s Song

 

February 16, 2016

Oh hello, post Valentine’s day friends!

I’m learning that what I thought were my weaknesses are what makes me strong. I am strong because I have to be.

It’s the Little Wonders that change your life. It’s another Rob Thomas special here!

Here’s a snippet of the lyrics:

Let it slide, let your troubles fall behind you
Let it shine until you feel it all around you
And I don’t mind if it’s me you need to turn to
We’ll get by, it’s the heart that really matters in the end

Our lives are made in these small hours
These little wonders, these twists and turns of fate
Time falls away but these small hours
These small hours still remain

Remember that I’m here for you guys always! chronicallycourtney@gmail.com

February 9, 2016

Hello Friends! I know I am a day late but as you are all so aware, our illnesses don’t always allow for proper schedules!

I am a HUGE Rob Thomas and Matchbox Twenty fan- their concert was one of the best I’ve ever been to- and I am now listening to some of their songs again with a new ear, from the perspective of a chronically sick girl.
Rob Thomas’ wife is also chronically ill with a “lupus type” disorder and so he wrote this song about how difficult it is to watch her in pain… I still remember all the words, but I never realized what they meant until now.

Enjoy!

February 1, 2016

I can’t believe we’re in February already! Or maybe I can. I’m just so happy that January is over and placing a whole lot of hope on February!

I’m a huge fan of this song and it got me through my first spine surgery. I hope you love it! The music video is pretty funny, too! Here you are– Canadian band Barenaked Ladies->Odds Are

January 26, 2016

Good Morning.. a day late but better late than never, right?
So I feel like I can make it up to you with this song today….

Matchbox Twenty: Bent

January 18, 2016

So I’ve held on to this song for a while.. waiting for the perfect time to post it here for you. I’ve had a bit of a rough morning so far today that ended with a huge sob fest, leaving me exhausted and so incredibly thankful for my amazing husband. I hope you have somebody to help dry your tears when you need a shoulder to lean on. I wish I could help and cry with you if you don’t have a person. Or you can let Marianas Trench be your person.

Marianas Trench- Beside You

January 10, 2016

For what I’m pretty sure is the first time, I am a day early for my Song of the Week update! I was just in a lovely bath (shoutout to Lush for the awesome Yog Nog bath bomb!) and was listening to Rachel Platten’s new album Wildfire and as soon as this song started I basically lost my mind. For your listening pleasure, here is Rachel Platten’s- Superman:

January 4, 2016

Good Morning, Friends! It’s 2016!

I can’t believe the new year is here and it’s been riddled with pain already. I don’t know why I expected things to be different but they’re not and somehow I’m disappointed. Anyway, I do love Jason Mraz so much and all of his songs put me in a happy, humbled mood! I walked down the aisle at our wedding to “I’m Yours” and our first dance as husband and wife was to “Lucky”. Both beautiful Jason songs! :)

So today I leave you with Jason Mraz- Song for a Friend

December 29, 2015

Good Evening!

I hope you all had a lovely holiday! I am finally back home, relaxing. It’s been a stressful, painful, but ultimately wonderful week. I do have a song picked for you all! I hope you enjoy this feature and if you have any suggestions please feel free to email me at chronicallycourtney@gmail.com

Enjoy! Gym Class Heroes ft. Ryan Tedder-  The Fighter

December 22, 2015

Good Morning!

This week’s song is by the always cute, always spunky Kellie Pickler! I hope it makes you smile and sing along!

 

 

December 15, 2015

Hello my friends! I am so grateful to have this outlet, especially lately. Whenever I am having a rough day I look forward to sharing my thoughts and opinions with other people who get it. It can be difficult to try and explain to others what it is like to live this chronically ill life. A life where you are trapped inside a body that no longer feels like it belongs to you. When I can’t open things, take things out of a bag, or even type, things that most people take for granted, it can be quite maddening. So thank you for coming along on this journey where I try to reclaim my life.

Here is my song for this week. I first heard it on The Vampire Diaries and again on Chasing Life. It takes my breath away every time. This is Greg Laswell’s interpretation of This Woman’s Work.

December 11, 2015

So sorry I’m late with this one! I’ve been having an exceptionally rough week! I spent a weekend with my beautiful, wonderful, amazing nephew and then Michael and I both got sick with a horrible cold. We are both immunocompromised so it hit us extra hard. Anyways, here is a fantastic song that I am hoping will make up for it being so late!

All You Did Was Save My Life- Our Lady Peace

I remember the first time I heard this song and broke down crying. When I saw them perform this live I almost lost my mind. Amazing. I hope you love it!

 

November 30, 2015

This week I have been rewatching Nashville and was reminded of one of my very favourite “fighter” songs…. Don’t Put Dirt on my Grave Just Yet!

Enjoy!

November 24, 2015

This week’s song is………..drumroll please…….

Adele- Remedy

Unfortunately this is not Adele’s voice on this video (copyright infringement and all that) but the cover is lovely and the lyrics still ring true. I recently purchased this album on vinyl and have been obsessed ever since!

Keep fighting, brilliant warriors! <3

 

November 17, 2015

This week’s song is…..

Change- Taylor Swift!

It’s a song that was written and released with proceeds going to the 2008 US Olympic team! It’s always been special to me- encouraging me to fight!

November 9, 2015

This week’s song is….drumroll please….

I Believe- Christina Perri

When I heard her sing this in concert I lost my mind. This song speaks to me in every single capacity. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! xx

 

November 5, 2015

I will be starting a Song of the Week post in my Spoonie Suggestion Section where I will share music that is giving me hope.

Here is my song this week:

Stand By You- Rachel Platten

I am a huge Rachel Platten fan and her newest single is perfect. I’m going to be here to stand by all of you warriors!

Love,

Courtney