Yes, I do have one. Anything that makes me perk up and go, “hah! That sounds like me” (or anything of the sort; It’s usually more tame than that) generally gets tossed in there. Unfortunately, I think it’s a bit too long to share the whole thing here, so instead I’ll inflict on you only a few of my main theme songs:
Hope of Morning — by Icon For Hire. I actually don’t think I liked this song at first. It’s usually fairly clear what a song is going to be like within the first few seconds or words, and this didn’t sound like my sort of thing… Then I heard the chorus. And then I started paying attention to the lyrics. And now… Well, there’s a reason it’s first in the list.
That’s Okay — by The Hush Sound. Ahh, family. And people in general. But you know, that’s okay.
Animal I Have Become — by Three Days Grace. This one needs no commentary.
To the Moon & Back — by Savage Garden. Too much of this song sounds too much like it’s about me.
Crybaby — by American Avenue, Kalie Wolfe. (Explicit.) Funnily enough, I don’t think I’ve ever been called a crybaby… Except by myself.
Numb — by Linkin Park. I grew up listening to Linkin Park. But I never really listened to the lyrics until the past few years, and I was kind of surprised.
Blue Caravan — by Vienna Teng. A beautiful, quiet little song about love and longing.
Empty Page — by The Crane Wives. Hello, me.
Beekeeper — by Keaton Henson. Practically the exact thoughts of some of my darker, more cynical moments..
Milk & Honey — by Billie Marten. One of those moments where I’m unfortunately the subject of the song.
When You Were Young — by The Killers. That first stanza is 100% me.
Darkness — by Blackmore’s Night. There’s a certain way I sometimes feel, which immediately brings to mind the lyrics: “Something in the darkness, pulled me deeper… Something in the madness, eased my mind.”
Cruel — by Elliot Lee. There’s actually a couple Elliot Lee songs I like, but the chorus of this one feels apropos right now
…did I say “a few” songs? I may have gone down a bit of a rabbit hole…