Art Of Anarchy: The Madness
Walking Papers: The Light Below (One of my favorite albums to put on while driving through a big city at night.)
Guns N' Roses: Use You Illusion II
Slash's Snakepit: Ain't Life Grand
Myles Kennedy: The Ides Of March
Art Of Anarchy: Villified (The first single off the new record. Hope things work out with the new singer...again.)
Buckethead: Holding The Ones You Love
Buckethead: Butterfly Eyes
Velvet Revolver: Come On Come In
Velvet Revolver: Messages
Stone Temple Pilots: Plush
Stone Temple Pilots: Interstate Love Song
Alter Bridge: Rise Today
Alter Bridge: Watch Over You
Alter Bridge: The Last Hero
Walking Papers: Trophy Wives
Just like you, there's been a few songs in particular that have resonated a lot with me during my hardships. I recently had a very deep and personal experience that pulled me out of a very dark place I found myself in for some time. During my struggles, and coming out of them, there's a few songs in particular that have really resonated with me through it all, and your post has inspired me to go into more detail about these particular tracks:
Far And Away by Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators: Pretty much since it all started in 2017, this song has been very relatable to my situation. It's a song about longing for someone, or something to come into your life, and holding out hope that someday they will.
Promise By Slash: I got Slash's solo album for Christmas in 2017, and during one of the darkest times in my life in 2018, I played this song a lot. I interpret it as a song about not letting the bad things in the world get to you, to persevere in your troubled times.
I Hold On by Slash: Just like Promise, I felt a very strong connection to this song during troubled times. The lyrics especially resonated with the situation I found myself in.
Gotten by Slash: Another song off of Slash's 2010 album, this one just has a mood that really gets to me.
Starlight by Slash: You may notice that all of the songs I've mentioned so far are from the same record. Well, in 2018 I was listening to this album a lot and developed a really deep attachment to it. This is my favorite song on the record, and it's also the signature track. The lyrics and mood just hit hard for me.
Sailing by Guns N' Roses: Though no studio version exists, Guns's cover of this Rod Stewart song just has a mood that just adds so much emotion to it. This song, I think, perfectly summarizes how I felt the whole time over the last 6 years.
If The World by Guns N' Roses: I know, I know, I listen to a lot of GN'R, but I really like this tune, and while the lyrics may not be all that complex, they do resonate with how I felt during the pandemic. I had a lot of hopes and dreams that were lost because of what happened, that I'm now finally starting to regain. It's one of the more eclectic and avant-garde tracks from Guns, but I love it and the lyrics were very relatable during lockdown:
Madagascar by Guns N' Roses: Another eclectic Guns song, this one resonated with me a lot due to its lyrics, which, while not the most complex, relate to how I felt through everything I went through:If The World Would End Today
And All The Dreams We Had Would All Just Drift Away
You Know There's Nothing More To Say
If The World Would End
And Our Love Slipped Away
Worried Mind by Myles Kennedy: It seems like anytime Myles Kennedy releases a solo album, the songs on them are very relatable to what I'm going through at the time. The first one, Year Of The Tiger, came out in 2018, and is a concept album about when Myles's dad died when he chose not to seek medical treatment due to his religious beliefs, so the album deals with struggling with faith, and the loss of his dad. 2018 was the year of the tiger as well, and it's the year I lost my grandparents, so I felt a very strong connection to the album as soon as I heard it. The second one, The Ides Of March, came out in 2021, and was about everything going on in the world at the time, from the riots, to the pandemic, to the slough of misinformation we're bombarded with on a daily basis. It was also a message of hope, saying that it's not the end, and what was going on wouldn't last forever. This album, along with something special I got from one of my heroes, were both a ray of hope during a time when I was depressed, miserable, and resorting to alcohol to numb the pain.I Won't Be Told Anymore
That I've Been Brought Down In This Storm
And Left So Far Out From The Shore
That I Can't Find My Way Back
My Way Anymore
After my experience a few weeks ago, I've been playing this particular track a lot. It's a song saying that as scary and hopeless as things may seem at times, as long as there's people in the world that remain steadfast and optimistic, it'll be OK. I plan to write about this experience in more detail in the Life Updates Thread in the near future, but for now let's just say that some new friends of mine pulled me out of that depressed state I was in, and gave me the consolation and reassurance I needed during my struggles. Because of this experience, I have a newfound hope that this song perfectly portrays.