Musical Mondays: We Are Giants

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When I discovered YouTube, my music taste changed completely. I still listen to a wide variety of genres, though. I’m the type of person where my music taste ranges from, “you’ve gotta listen to this!” to, “please don’t judge me.”

The majority of the artists I listen to now I found through YouTube. They’re mostly a cappella and violin. Two things I never thought I would ever really be interested in, but they’re amazing and beautiful.

I started Musical Mondays to showcase songs that inspire me. Songs that inspire me to keep moving forward, stay positive, be the best I can be with what I’m passionate about, and most of all, just be me and be happy.

We Are Giants is an inspirational song by Lindsey Stirling and Dia Frampton. It’s a song about taking risks and standing up for what you believe is right. You be you and live your own life.

There are no steps to turning writing into a full-time career. You have to be passionate, determined, hard-working, and learn to be a little patient. You don’t necessarily have to go to school or even have experience, but the publishing industry is tough. Even if you make it, it’s not guaranteed to pay the bills.

We Are Giants encourages taking a chance, taking a risk. Just do it. You’re not just some small writer trying to make it. You are a giant who is going to be seen and heard. It may not be today, but it will happen.

I hope the song has some meaning for you. Below is the music video and below that are the lyrics with my favorite lines bolded. Enjoy.

Lyrics

Do you feel like you’re second-hand?
Do you feel you’re afraid to stand alone?
Cut away every safety net
Live your life so you won’t regret the road
Feels like you, standing there so small
Just the space between the stars
Don’t be afraid to risk it all
‘Cause we are we are
We are giants
We are giants
We are giants
We are we are
We are giants
We are giant
We are giants
We are we are
Raise your flag, let your voice be heard
Put your heart into every word you say
All your failures’ a cornerstone
Build a house with the things you’ve thrown away
Feels like you, standing there so small
Just the space between the stars
Don’t be afraid to risk it all
‘Cause we are we are
We are giants
We are giant
We are giants
We are we are
We are giants
We are giant
We are giants
We are we are
Feels like you, standing there so small
Just the space between the stars
Don’t be afraid to risk it all
‘Cause we are we are
We are giants
We are giant
We are giants
We are we are
We are giants
We are giant
We are giants
We are we are

What did you think of the song? I hope it inspired you as it does me. Let me know in the comments below!

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If you’re like me you can’t work well when there are too many people talking.

I can’t read if someone is talking. I get too distracted by what they’re saying. It’s hard to write when people are talking because then my fingers end up typing their conversation as my ears become in tune with their voices.

However, I don’t necessarily like it to be silent when I work.

I go to my local bookstore every week to get some work done and sit in the cafe. It’s always busy. They are always a lot of people there. However, everyone’s voices blend in together that I don’t actually hear anyone speaking. That is, unless they’re sitting right next to me talking directly to me.

Even then I still don’t hear them sometimes.

On days when I can’t go to a cafe or my bookstore, I use a website called Coffitivity. It has a range of coffee shop sounds on a loop for you to listen to while you work.

I also listen to instrumental soundtracks including:

–Harry Potter
–The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
–Sherlock Holmes
–Batman

Those movies have wonderful scores and if you enjoy video games and listening to The Legend of Zelda soundtrack is great as well.

Then there’s also YouTube. I listen to a lot of YouTubers (mostly because of the video games) so if you enjoy that then you’ll love to listen to Smooth McGroove. He recreates various video game music in a cappella.

There’s also Taylor Davis who recreates video game, anime, and movie soundtracks with her violin. She also has a range of original songs as well.

Lindsey Stirling is last on the list. She too plays the violin and has a lot of original songs. She also does a few covers herself.

Music is a wonderful thing. I think it really stimulates your brain and gets your mind flowing with energy. As long as it’s not a distraction, it really does help when you’re working on a project.

What kind of music do you listen to while you write?