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A playlist for the downtrodden

Joanna, Standley Lake Library

Do you ever have days that leave you feeling as if you've been run over by a train? You know the best remedy for that? Exercise! You know what makes that even better? Music! And where's a great place to try out new music? The library! 

I love it when the lyrics or the beat can put a spring back in my step and help me combat those stress chemicals. Here are a few songs from my current playlist that restores me to a semblance of "I'm okay and the world is okay."

"Born this way" by Lady Gaga, from Born this Way

"Don't hide yourself in regret,
Just love yourself and you're set"

"Don't Bring me Down" by Electric Light Orchestra, from All Over the World

"Daddy I'm fine" by Sinéad O'Connor, from Faith and Courage

"I'm going away to London
I got myself a big fat plan
I'm gonna be a singer in a rock 'n' roll band
And I'm gonna change everything I can"

"Private Conversation" by Lyle Lovett, from The Road to Ensenada

"And the moral of this story
Is I guess it's easier said than done
To look at what you've been through
And to see what you've become"

"Keep on singin' my song" by Christina Aguilera, from Stripped

"They can say all they wanna say about me
But I'm gonna carry on
I'm gonna keep on singing my song"

"Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO, from Sorry for Party Rocking

"Perfect" by Pink, from Greatest Hits -- So Far!

"They don't like my jeans, they don't get my hair
We change ourselves and we do it all the time
Why do we do that? Why do I do that?"