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This month's featured song is Echoes by Ignite The Fire. If you like songs from Breaking Benjamin, then you might like this one too.


This one's a rediscovery. I used to love this song back then, but totally forgot about it. Still a great song.

How many times can I break till I shatter? Over the line can't define what I'm after I always turn the car around Give me a break let me make my own pattern All that it takes is some time but I'm shattered I always turn the car around ♪ ♫ ♪


This song goes out to my wife, who keeps getting better...

I can't believe it's been 10 years since you took my name It's been 15 since I saw your face And every day since seems just like a dream See, I'm still feeling you like I did when we were 17 Some people grow up and grow apart But you and me grew up and you kept my heart So I'm gonna love you until it all goes dark Until it all goes dark, until it all goes dark

Now, time don't stop for no one But for you it seems to slow down I don't know how you do it like you do, yeah

I'm getting slow in my old age And I'm starting to forget things But baby girl, you keep getting better And now I'm thinking how we started How you were everything I ever wanted But baby girl, you keep getting better ♪ ♫ ♪


Fates... here's Hot Chelle Rae with another really catchy tune.

And I'm like, yeah Everything you heard is true Everybody knows I'm hung up on you (oh oh oh) And I'm like, yeah Tell them other girls I'm through Everybody knows I'm hung up on you (oh oh oh) ♪ ♫ ♪


Sounds like Linkin Park... pretty good track.


Awesome cover of another Shawn Mendes' track. He is quickly becoming the male version of Taylor Swift when it comes to punk goes pop covers for me. By that I mean, the covers turn out extremely well because the original songs were really good in the first place. This is the second cover of a Shawn Mendes song that I shared on this this blog. The first one was In My Blood by Cemetery Drive.

The chorus on this track is so catchy. I can't stop listening to it!

She pulls me in enough to keep me guessing, mmm And maybe I should stop and start confessing Confessing, yeah

Oh, I've been shaking I love it when you go crazy You take all my inhibitions Baby, there's nothing holdin' me back

You take me places that tear up my reputation Manipulate my decisions Baby, there's nothing holdin' me back ♪ ♫ ♪


Starting off the week with another good find. If you can get through the screaming verses, you are rewarded with a great sounding chorus. It's like this song was modeled after beauty and the beast.

I want you to know That I'll never let go So take my heart and keep it safe for me I don't know what to think I hope I make it through

I want you to know That I'll never let go You stole my heart away I've never felt this way before You stole my heart away ♪ ♫ ♪


Up to Volume 9 now on my playlists. As usual with my playlists, this one spans the spectrum of the rock genre. There's pop rock, pop punk, emo, slow rock and some heavier tracks. There's also a couple of piano/cello covers in this playlist. One notable thing with this playlist, is the number of really good songs I've discovered. I list some of them further below.

First off, what is my favorite song in this playlist? Picking this one was tough. The really good songs in this playlist were news songs I've discovered. So, I wanted to pick one that isn't something new to me. And with that restriction in place, I pick “In My Blood / Swan Lake” by The Piano Guys. Just like the previous playlist, this one is not even a rock song. This is an awesome piano and cello cover of Shawn Mendes' hit song. Then they went one step further and combined it with a classical piece in Swan Lake. A really good track.

Now, as far as new songs I just discovered, there are many good ones in this playlist. And again, just like the previous playlist, I end up with a tie. It's between “Quiet Now” by Cold and “Shift – Acoustic” by Nova Prospekt. Both are really good rock songs. “Quiet Now” sounds a little more like mainstream rock. While “Shift” sounds different, like it has some tinge of emo and some other rock genre that I can't quite place. Kinda reminds me of A Perfect Circle in some parts. Either way, both are wonderful songs to listen to.

I mentioned that this playlist is filled with great song discoveries. Here are three more that I think are also really good.
Fading Star by Weaving The StateNever Coming Home by Point NorthFool's Gold by Chapel

Who says you can't find great new songs to listen to in Spotify? You just have to know where to look.

Lastly, special mention has to go “Higher” by Creed. This song has aged well. My high school years were defined by a few notable rock bands — Creed was one of them. This song takes me back to the good old days of hanging around with good friends.

In case you didn't know, you could press the Play button on the embedded player and it will go through each song in the playlist. That will give you a 30-second preview of each track.


Love the lyrics on this song, especially the ones on the bridge.

You can run, but you can't hide Time won't help you Cause karma has no deadline You can run, but you can't hide Time won't help you Cause karma has no deadline

I wouldn't hold my breath if I was you Cause I'll forget but I'll never forgive you Don't you know, don't you know True friends stab you in the front? I wouldn't hold my breath if I was you You broke my heart & there's nothing you can do And now you know, now you know True friends stab you in the front ♪ ♫ ♪


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