Maybe this is not your year

I’m going to warn you ahead of time that I’ll be posting a lot of songs by The Weepies, a married couple living in Los Angeles. I’d heard about them a while ago, but only truly discovered them a few months ago and have fallen in love.

While this tune may sound sad, it’s actually a very hopeful song. I’ll tell you a little story: A few weeks ago, right before I launched my blog, I was getting a bit overwhelmed with all of the coding and designing my blog. I decided to go on a walk even though it was raining out and the snow had all turned to sludge. I took my iPod and had it on shuffle playing all of my songs by The Weepies. Within minutes of my walk, my shoes were completely drenched and both pairs of socks soaked through (yes, I had an umbrella and tried avoiding all puddles!). I was about one-third done with my walk when I wished I could turn back around, but I realized I was still upset and my walk had not cooled me off just yet. When I was half way completed with my walk, I was so cold, wet, and uncomfortable, I wished that I could just teleport straight back home and thought this walk was a mistake. I was already half way home so I figured I might as well continue rather than turn back. Then this song came on. I was paying more attention to my thoughts than the music at the time, but some of the words caught my attention and I started listening completely. I realized that it may have been an extreme year full of ups and downs and that, maybe…maybe this was not my year and that the next could be so much better. I just needed to try harder and not give up. Even with all the bad, the good far outweighs it and I have so much to be happy about. I felt that this song fit perfectly right before the new year and, as always, wanted to share it.

Comments

Misty :)
30 December 2010 - 16:05

So, I really REALLY like this song!! And I can definitely see how it portrays hope for the future!! And your story, I remember you telling me about you going on that walk. I’m really glad this song helped you get through it :) and you are definitely right!! The good DOES outweigh the bad in the end. Regardless of how bad it may seem at the time. We just need to keep remembering this in the future!! And this song really helps with that! It was a great choice to upload this one!!

So….I think I am going to start listening to this band now :) They are pretty good (atleast this song anyway lol)

Eva
31 December 2010 - 02:29

Thanks so much for visiting my website and commenting Misty!! I’m so glad you like this song and can relate to it. I hope you’ll like the others I’m sure I’ll post in the future. I guess I can always just play this song when I’m down, but I hope every year won’t turn out to not be my year!

Mia
31 December 2010 - 10:22

Just wanted to step by and wish you a Happy New Year!

Eva
31 December 2010 - 14:59

Thank you, Mia! Happy New Year to you too!!

and flowers pick themselves
1 January 2011 - 19:01

happy 2011! i heart the weepies :)

xo Alison

Eva
1 January 2011 - 19:54

Thanks very much Alison! Happy 2011 to you as well and that’s great about the Weepies, they’re fantastic!

Jeannie
1 January 2011 - 23:14

Well, I just came in from a walk in the cold, wind chill below zero Minnesota winter and listened to this, feeling a bit homesick for familiarity and this song lifted me up, too. Thanks Eva! Happy Happy 2011.

Eva
2 January 2011 - 00:47

Jeannie – Thank you for visiting my website and for leaving a comment! I’m so glad I was able to say happy new year to you on Skype yesterday! We must talk soon in this 2011! I’m glad you like this song!

Lauren
5 January 2011 - 11:36

Ohh, I like this song. I detect the optimism in it, too. ^^ And I can definitely relate to it; I’ve had a few years that weren’t mine, ha ^^’ But I try to stay hopeful, and try to change things and make things better.

I like The Weepies’ sound, too; I don’t think I’ve heard a song by them before. Very nice =)

Eva
5 January 2011 - 14:08

Lauren – I’m really surprised so many people are telling me they like The Weepies. I don’t know why the surprise, though… it’s not hard to believe so many would like a band like them. They are one of my new favs after all!
I know you’re always so positive and I love it! :)





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