30 Day Song Challenge: Day 20

Day 20- A song that has meaning to you

“Spotlight (Oh Nostalgia)” / Patrick Stump (2011)

This song was my jam last summer. I would blast it as loud as I could and sing my little heart out. Then I would rinse and repeat as needed. It was often needed. May marked the end of a six year relationship and I was on my own for the first time- no mom, no husband, just me. I was finally able to call all of the shots in my own life without being responsible for anyone else.

I felt like the chorus really spoke to me and my new-found independence. I was going to be my own spotlight and shine bright like the awesome person I am. I know it sounds a bit self-helpish but it really made me feel positive about the changes that I was making in my life. Call me sentimental or girly, whatever. This song has the ability to change my entire attitude when it comes on and last summer that was something I really needed.

Below are the lyrics for your enjoyment. Maybe the song will be as positive for you as it has been for me. Enjoy!

Every word’s a new regret if you say it right, right
Every wound can be forgotten in the right light
Oh nostalgia, I don’t need you anymore
‘Cause the salad days are over and the meat is at my door

They might try to tell you how you can live your life
But don’t, don’t forget it’s your right
To do whatever you like, you like, you like, you like

‘Cause they might try to tell you how you can live your life
But don’t, don’t forget it’s your right
To do whatever you like, you like

‘Cause you could be your own spotlight (a-yo, a-yo)
You could be your own spotlight (a-yo, a-yo)
You could be your own spotlight
You could be the star, you could shine so bright (a-yo, a-yo)
You could be your own spotlight

Depression is a little bit like happy hour, right?
So, it’s gotta be happening somewhere on any (any) given (given) night
Oh nostalgia, I don’t need you anymore
I just hope, my perfect stranger, that my kids look more like yours

‘Cause they might try to tell you how you can live your life
But don’t, don’t forget it’s your right
To do whatever you like, you like

‘Cause you could be your own spotlight (a-yo, a-yo)
You could be your own spotlight (a-yo, a-yo)
You could be your own spotlight
You could be the star, you can shine so bright (a-yo, a-yo)
You could be your own spotlight (a-yo, a-yo)
You could be your own spotlight (a-yo, a-yo)
You can be your own spotlight
You could be the star, you could shine so bright (a-yo, a-yo, a-yo, a-yo)

‘Cause I had a little bit of bad luck
No wonder this crumbling world’s stuck
A little sweetness keeps just out of reach
‘Cause compassion is something that they just don’t, just don’t teach, teach

‘Cause you could be your own spotlight (a-yo, a-yo)
You could be your own spotlight (a-yo, a-yo)
You could be your own spotlight
You could be the star, you can shine so bright (a-yo, a-yo)
You could be your own, be your own (a-yo, a-yo)
You could be your own spotlight (a-yo, a-yo)
You could be your own spotlight
You could be the star, you could shine so
Shine so, shine so, shine so
Spotlight, spotlight, spotlight, spotlight
Spotlight
You could be the star, you could shine so bright (Yeah)
You could be your own spotlight

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