Hey guys, I’m so tired. Today has been such a long, hot day. I’ve been cleaning the whole day and I just came back from playing some kick ass basketball and now I can’t sleep. So what do I decide to do? Write on here!
When I am not over at a friends house sleeping over, I have an extensive nightly routine that I must follow. It goes like this: put hair in bun, clean face, brush teeth, face mask, tend eyebrows, mouthwash, stretch, meditate, if in mood write on blog and must listen to my night songs before I sleep. Anyone who knows me well enough knows that I am the lightest sleeper ever as well as someone who can’t sleep right away.
I have several songs I need to listen to in order to have a good nights rest. No one knows about this but It’s a gooder. Remember a good nights rest = Happy, happy Hannah. So here are some of the top songs I usually listen to before I sleep. I have a lot more but these lucky ones are the ones I’ve been listening to lately.
1. The Beatles – Let It Be
“I wake up to the sound of music, Mother Mary comes to me Speaking words of wisdom, let it be”
Are you surprised? Of course I’m putting a Beatles song on here! This song is great when you’ve had a horrible day, especially a frustrating day like if nothing went your way. This song has helped me take away a lot of anger or sadness I’ve experienced during the day and that has carried on until it’s bed time. It’s calming and just reminds you that you just need to let things go and let whatever worries you be because there is always an answer, even if its not clear or right in your face at first.
2. Lana Del Rey – Gods & Monsters
“You got that medicine I need Dope, shoot it up, straight to the heart, please. I don’t really wanna know what’s good for me. God’s dead, I said ‘baby that’s alright with me'”
I know that the first thing people are going to say is “This song Hannah, Really?!” I feel like this song is highly underrated for a Lana Del Rey song. Why I listen to this song before bed is because the lyrics are so relate-able. I listen to this song and it reminds me that no matter what I do, life is screwed up and we just have to live day by day and deal with the problems we have straight on. Personally, this song also speaks a lot about my confusion in life and my views or relationship I have with religion. So it’s good to know that someone literally wrote how I felt. Love you Lana.
3. Coldplay – The Scientist
“Questions of science, science and progress. Do not speak as loud as my heart”
This by far is not only a song I must listen to before bed but one of my favourite songs ever. When I listen to this song before I sleep, It just tears me up. Another song to listen to when you’ve had a bad, emotional day. It’s about loss and keeping things bottled up (which I do) and that could range from a failed relationship, self defeat to death of a loved one. This song just speaks the truth about the adversity of feeling lost, helpless, confusion, etc. Questions you ask yourself won’t give you a black and white answer all the time but a grey area which can suck sometimes.
4. Drake – Over
” I’m doing me. I’m living life right now man and this what I’m do ’til it’s over”
I absolutely love Drake. I have the biggest crush on this guy and I don’t know why. This was the first song I ever heard from him and I just need to listen to this song before I sleep. It’s motivating and it’s like a big fuck you to the world for being fucking awesome. Whenever I’ve had a good day and looking to forward to the next day this is definitely the song I listen to. This also helps me when I’m super, super nervous, excited or anxious about something that is happening the next day. Don’t laugh at me but when I need to do a presentation in front of like 100 students I will listen to this song the night before. A confidence booster for sure.
5. Damien Rice – Volcano
“What I am to you is not real. What I am to you, you do not need. What I am to you is not what you mean to me.”
I adore this song. It’s a song that I listen to with my mediation. Just like Coldplay this song is about the frustrations. However this is more aimed towards volatile relationships. This song helped me go through my first heartbreak when I would be up all night thinking on whether the decision the guy and I made was right or not. However as time went on this song always reminds me to check myself. It reminds me to make sure the decisions I make are the right ones for me in the present and the future. The music is haunting and the emotions in this song are so raw. It’s a great song. You can’t help but put it on repeat.
+ Honourable mention
Eminem – Space Bound
“You want them when they don’t want you Soon as they do feelings change. It’s not a contest and I ain’t on no conquest for no mate I wasn’t looking when I stumbled onto you must’ve been fate. But so much is at stake what the fuck does it take”
This whole song is just fucking genius. Like Lana, he just totally wrote how I can feel sometimes. If I had his creativity I’d be so happy. All I’m going to say is listen to this song. One of his best songs hands down. If you’ve ever had a relationship that’s either been one-sided or been in a relationship where you’ve been played, betrayed or hurt his is the song to listen to.
As you can see, I love all music. I don;t have a type. I’m just over the place with music, I’m an easy pleaser when it comes to it. These 5 songs are very special to me and I hope you guys take a moment to listen to them! I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
This post not only made me really sleepy but made me appreciate my routine. I’m so happy right now. Music is life.
’till next time xoxo CoCo
P.S if you guys have any song recommendation, feel free to hit me up! :) I love when people show me new things!