Treacherous – Taylor Swift

“I can’t decide if it’s a choice, getting swept away…”

Treacherous – Taylor Swift
Put your lips close to mine
As long as they don’t touch
Out of focus, eye to eye
Till the gravity’s too much
And I’ll do anything you say
If you say it with your hands
And I’d be smart to walk away
But you’re quicksand.

Chorus:
This slope is treacherous
This path is reckless
This slope is treacherous
And I, I, I like it.

I can’t decide if it’s a choice
Getting swept away
I hear the sound of my own voice
Asking you to stay
And all we are is skin and bone
Trained to get along
Forever going with the flow
But you’re friction.  Chorus

Two headlights shine through the sleepless night
And I will get you, and get you alone
Your name has echoed through my mind
And I just think you should, think you should know
That nothing safe is worth the drive and I would
Follow you, follow you home
I’ll follow you, follow you home.

This hope is treacherous
This daydream is dangerous
This hope is treacherous
I, I, I… I, I, I… I, I, I…

Two headlights shine through the sleepless night
And I will get you, and get you alone
Your name has echoed through my mind
And I just think you should, think you should know
That nothing safe is worth the drive and I would
Follow you, follow you home
I’ll follow you, follow you home
I’ll follow you, follow you home
I’ll follow you, follow you home.

This slope is treacherous
I, I, I like it.

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Echo – Jason Walker

This song is actually one that one of my adolescents chose Friday during a “Song Choice” session I led with them.  After the session, I was surprised at how the lyrics of the song kept me thinking about the patients I work with.  Although I absolutely love my job and wouldn’t trade it for the world, there are days when it is emotional for me.  Watching an adolescent struggling with depression and feeling desperately alone is heartbreaking.  Watching one of my adult patients die alone with no family in the room is also heartbreaking for me.  It’s those patients that I want to sit with, hold their hand, and just tell them that they’re not alone.  The lyrics of this song talk about feeling broken, which for most people is something we have all identified with at some point in our lives.  Sometimes it’s just hard to see people though in the place where I once was, with no ability at this point to tell them that it really does get better.  All I can do is just listen and support them in the place they are at right now.  Sometimes too, I have to go home and cry for my patients.  Lots of people say “I don’t know how you are music therapist and do what you do.”  Well, the truth is – it’s not always easy.  As much as I try to leave my work as I walk out the hospital door, sometimes my patients stay with me in the evenings, as I pray and think about them and their families.  Tonight, just thinking about one particular 15yo adolescent boy who chose this song in group last week, and who will definitely stay with me for while…

Echo – Jason Walker
Hello, hello
Anybody out there?  Cause I don’t hear a sound
Alone, alone
I don’t really know where the world is but I miss it now.

Chorus:
I’m out on the edge and I’m screaming my name
Like a fool at the top of my lungs
Sometimes when I close my eyes I pretend I’m alright
But it’s never enough
Cause my echo, echo
Is the only voice coming back
Shadow, shadow
Is the only friend that I have.

Listen, listen
I would take a whisper if that’s all you had to give
But it isn’t, is it?
You could come and save me and try to chase the crazy right out of my head.  Chorus

I don’t wanna be an island
I just wanna feel alive and
Get to see your face again
I don’t wanna be an island
I just wanna feel alive and
Get to see your face again.

But ’til then
Just my echo, my shadow
You’re my only friend.

I’m out on the edge and I’m screaming my name
Like a fool at the top of my lungs
Sometimes when I close my eyes I pretend I’m alright
But it’s never enough
Cause my echo, echo
Oh my shadow, shadow.

Hello, hello
Anybody out there?

All of Me – John Legend

“Cards on the table, we’re both showing hearts.  Risking it all, though it’s hard.
I give you all of me, and you give me all of you.”

All of Me – John Legend
What would I do without your smart mouth?
Drawing me in, and you kicking me out
You’ve got my head spinning, no kidding, I can’t pin you down
What’s going on in that beautiful mind
I’m on your magical mystery ride
And I’m so dizzy, don’t know what hit me, but I’ll be alright.
My head’s under water
But I’m breathing fine
You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind.

Chorus:
‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you, oh.

How many times do I have to tell you
Even when you’re crying you’re beautiful too
The world is beating you down, I’m around through every mood
You’re my downfall, you’re my muse
My worst distraction, my rhythm and blues
I can’t stop singing, it’s ringing, in my head for you.
My head’s under water
But I’m breathing fine
You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind.  Chorus

Give me all of you
Cards on the table, we’re both showing hearts
Risking it all, though it’s hard.  Chorus

I give you all of me
And you give me all of you, oh.