At the end of 2012, a number of websites that I follow and favorite bands of mine have released their top 10 lists for the year. Every year this results in the discovery of gems that I had missed and might have otherwise overlooked across a variety of genres. I have a long list of new records to explore, but before fully tackling it I wanted to share my personal favorite newly released music that I listened to throughout the year. Although I do this primarily as an amusing way for me to reflect and organize my thoughts, maybe you’ll discover something new that you enjoy. I’ve left some links to my favorite songs as well as links to each full release on Spotify. Please share recommendations from your favorite records of the year!
Just like the seasons changing, Just like the leaves keep falling. I want to take it all back, Every word I said. Change the way I saw things, Change the way I felt about love. Realize my words still linger, Realize that I’m still here and you’re not.
My eyes are closed, My stomach is sick But it gets so much worse than this. I’ve realized I’m weak and lost the things Important to me. There’s no way to eat, There’s no way to sleep When things like this keep happening, But I’m just one to hold it all in.
Just like my mind keeps racing, Just like I’m lost in my own head, Some desperate measures Call for taking chances So I’ll keep my head clear And remember Everything that falls apart It brings new meaning.
Learning there’s no certainty, That there are no certain objects Or certain things That stay the same.
Early graves. Early caskets. Wrap my body around soiled trees. I am one with a broken earth that surrounds me.
When the heat breaks I still won’t know where I belong When the rain comes you’ll be a thousand miles gone Picture me sweltering in an august blacktop parking lot as I’m trying to get some sleep I was carrying the dingy ring my mother gave me when I asked if we could talk and you just turned to face the wall When the sun went down we washed the salt off of our skin and promised not to think about tomorrow until we had to. You said it takes slow strong steady hands to handle something delicate as this
I feel like screaming my lungs out but I’m keeping my mouth shut Picture me with my tongue between my teeth cause you don’t want to talk. I’ll remember you when I point my body to the west because you said that That you can tell the difference
From eastern states I’m calling time and time again When I came home I found your lips all chewed up and eyes bloodshot. I had my knuckles scraped and black and blue If separate continents are exactly what we need then can we handle what that means? And now were sleeping to the sound of the way things won’t work out.
So we begin here at the end The place the silence settled in and took a hold of you It takes a toll on me.