Friday, April 20, 2012

Lyrical Musing: I Don't Want to Be

2012.04 Istanbul Easter Wknd (30 of 49)
On Friday's I share a song that caught my attention. A line or lyric that made me stop and think, inspired me, or caused me to see something in a new way. I hope you'll play along and share songs that inspired you.

I finally got around to watching the series finale of One Tree Hill. I'll admit it isn't the smartest show on television, but somehow it lasted 9 years, and for most of those years I've followed along. It has had some of the craziest story lines on TV (a dog eating a heart scheduled for transplant....) but at its core it was all about some pretty amazing relationships.

I've tried to figure out why I love this show so much and came up with three reason: its small town setting (I grew up in a small town), its focus on sports (I have a career in sports), its amazing soundtrack (I think having a great soundtrack is essential not just to TV shows but to life.)

The show ended (as it began each week) with a great song from Gavin DeGraw: I Don't Want to Be. It had been a long time since I actually stopped and listened the lyrics, but I am so glad I did, because honestly, they are genius and the kind of lyrics we need to listen to on those days we start doubting ourselves.

I don't want to be
Anything other than what I've been trying to be lately
All I have to do
Is think of me and I have peace of mind
I'm tired of looking 'round rooms
Wondering what I've got to do
Or who I'm supposed to be
I don't want to be anyone other than me

Are you a One Tree Hill fan? Did you love the finale as much as I did? 

Is there a song that inspired you this week?
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10 comments:

urban muser said...

have to admit, i never saw the show but wondering about the dog eating the heart?... :)

the lyrics to that song are wonderful, thanks for sharing and happy friday!

Christianna said...

I freaking Love Gavin DeGraw! He's so good! I've seen him live twice!

Though, I'm not a huge OTH fan, but it kinda made him famous, so that's cool!

Otto von Münchow said...

I don't know much about the show, but I really like the photograph on your post.

Maegan Beishline said...

I love gathering the rare tidbits you share about your job!

laura lok said...

Oh my. I really don't watch much tv anymore and that is ever so evident. Never heard of this show. Love the picture you posted

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Love Gavin, and love One Tree Hill. Enough said... ;)

haha.

Have a great weekend.

LifestyleBohemia said...

I was hooked on One Tree Hill but just fell out of the loop the last few seasons. I love the small town setting as well and would love to watch the last few seasons on dvd.

Love this song!
xx
Joanna

Clinton Painter said...

That is one of my favorite songs, but I had no idea it was from One Tree Hill. I guess having never watched an episode would explain it! Thanks for sharing. Hope you are doing well.

Sara said...

Oh, I'm a sucker for One Tree Hill too. I never watched it while it was on, but I got addicted to the reruns a few years ago and have seen every episode of the first five or so seasons. One of these days I'm going to have to catch up on how it all turned out.

The Felix Family said...

I LOVE OTH!! I was super sad to see it come to an end even though I am pretty sure every crazy thing possible has happened to that poor group of people.

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