It's almost the weekend here at Second Draft, and we're celebrating by counting down a few of the songs from the I Am Second Spotify playlists – songs that make us think, inspire hope and remind us who we are...
Better Than Today – Rhys Lewis
"So just hold on when someone breaks you
Just hold on when fear shakes you
Just hold on when darkness takes you
Just hold on."
First of all, singer-songwriter Rhys Lewis has that smooth melodic tone that just makes our day better. Second, these lyrics are about hope for positive change, and we're all about finding our way through difficulty to a strong, new day.
How Deep is Your Love? – PJ Morton (featuring Yebba)
"I believe in you, you know the door to my very soul
You're the light in my deepest darkest hour
You're my savior when I fall."
Who doesn't love a fresh update on a 70s classic? We certainly do. And we especially love musician-producer PJ Morton's unplugged, live take that makes this Bee Gees hit feel brand new, and reminds us that we are not stuck or stagnant – in our circumstances, our pain, or our thinking. A new year is a perfect time to reach toward fresh growth, goodness and grace.
Halfway There – ROZES
"We're already halfway there
Are we gonna finish what we started
Or just leave it here?
'Cause the fight ain't fair
If we're hanging onto something
Only halfway there."
The first few notes alone are enough to guarantee that we'll make Halfway There the opening track on one of our morning runs, and let the baseline set the pace so we can start strong and finish what we start.
You can find all of these songs and tons more on our Music Monday playlist on Spotify. We'd love to hear what songs are inspiring you lately. Let us know in the comments.
Previously on Second Draft:
Three Seconds: Michelle Aguilar, Shawn Johnson, and Bradie James on Strength
New Music From Our Second Family
How Torri Kelly's 'Masterpiece' Got Us Thinking About Our Families in a New Way