Five Songs That Got Me Through 2016

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Five Songs That Got Me Through 2016

I wanted to end 2016 on a lighter note than usual. Music means a lot to every­one in my home and it’s been a rev­o­lu­tion­ary year for me. My daugh­ters have a soul for really good music and have intro­duced me to some of theirs while I’ve been able to gift them some of mine.

Their music has found its way into my playlist and into my life. We even went to a cou­ple of con­certs together this year to see their favorite bands. So, with­out too much expla­na­tion, I’d like to share five songs that got me through 2016. (Yes, I real­ize that some aren’t from 2016…)

Hal­lelu­jah, Panic! At the Disco

https://​www​.youtube​.com/​w​a​t​c​h​?​v​=​D​x​Y​y​H​H​R0Q1c

Selected Lyric:

Stop think­ing about
The bul­lets from my mouth
I love the things you hate about your­self
Just fin­ished a day­dream
Who were you try­ing to be

Migraine, Twenty One Pilots

https://​www​.youtube​.com/​w​a​t​c​h​?​v​=​K​1​a​i​o​h​rm7ro

Selected Lyric:

I am not as fine as I seem
Par­don, me for yelling and telling you green gar­dens
Are not what’s grow­ing in my psy­che, it’s a dif­fer­ent me
A dif­fi­cult beast feast­ing on burnt down trees
Freeze frame, please let me paint a men­tal pic­ture por­trait
Some­thing you won’t for­get, it’s all about my fore­head
And how it is a door that hold’s back con­tents
That makes Pandora’s box con­tents look non-​violent

Cecilia and the Satel­lite, Andrew McMa­hon in the Wilderness

https://​www​.youtube​.com/​w​a​t​c​h​?​v​=​G​_​z​Y​_​j​SVXSU

Selected Lyric:

For all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you

This is Gospel, Panic! At the Disco

https://​www​.youtube​.com/​w​a​t​c​h​?​v​=​t​G​E​381​tbQa8

Selected lyric:

Don’t try to sleep through the end of the world
Bury me alive
‘Cause I won’t give up with­out a fight

Not Today, Twenty One Pilots

https://​www​.youtube​.com/​w​a​t​c​h​?​v​=​8​P​_​Z​J​0​tt2Uk

Selected Lyric:

I’m, I’m out of my mind, ooh
I’m, I’m not see­ing things right, ooh
I waste all this time try­ing to run from you
But I’m, I’m out of my mind

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Ray Car­roll is the author of “Fallen Pas­tor: Find­ing Restora­tion in a Bro­ken World,” which answers many of the ques­tions I get asked on a weekly basis.

If you are a fallen pas­tor who needs to talk or you are some­one who has been affected by a fallen pas­tor and would like to con­tact me pri­vately, please click here. You are the main rea­son this min­istry exists. I’m here to help you. I have coun­seled over 500 pas­tors, church lead­ers, denom­i­na­tion lead­ers, pastor’s wives, “other women,” and more in the past six years. I will not judge you and I will keep all your infor­ma­tion com­pletely confidential.

If you are a church, men’s group, asso­ci­a­tion, con­fer­ence, or news out­let and would like more infor­ma­tion about this min­istry, please click here.

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I wanted to end 2016 on a lighter note than usual. Music means a lot to everyone in my home and it’s been a revolutionary year for me. My daughters have a soul for really good music and have introduced me to some of theirs while I’ve been able to gift them some of mine.

Their music has found its way into my playlist and into my life. We even went to a couple of concerts together this year to see their favorite bands. So, without too much explanation, I’d like to share five songs that got me through 2016. (Yes, I realize that some aren’t from 2016…)

Hallelujah, Panic! At the Disco

Selected Lyric:

Stop thinking about
The bullets from my mouth
I love the things you hate about yourself
Just finished a daydream
Who were you trying to be

Migraine, Twenty One Pilots

Selected Lyric:

I am not as fine as I seem
Pardon, me for yelling and telling you green gardens
Are not what’s growing in my psyche, it’s a different me
A difficult beast feasting on burnt down trees
Freeze frame, please let me paint a mental picture portrait
Something you won’t forget, it’s all about my forehead
And how it is a door that hold’s back contents
That makes Pandora’s box contents look non-violent

Cecilia and the Satellite, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

Selected Lyric:

For all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you

This is Gospel, Panic! At the Disco

Selected lyric:

Don’t try to sleep through the end of the world
Bury me alive
‘Cause I won’t give up without a fight

Not Today, Twenty One Pilots

Selected Lyric:

I’m, I’m out of my mind, ooh
I’m, I’m not seeing things right, ooh
I waste all this time trying to run from you
But I’m, I’m out of my mind

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Ray Carroll is the author of “Fallen Pastor: Finding Restoration in a Broken World,” which answers many of the questions I get asked on a weekly basis.

If you are a fallen pastor who needs to talk or you are someone who has been affected by a fallen pastor and would like to contact me privately, please click here. You are the main reason this ministry exists. I’m here to help you. I have counseled over 500 pastors, church leaders, denomination leaders, pastor’s wives, “other women,” and more in the past six years. I will not judge you and I will keep all your information completely confidential.

If you are a church, men’s group, association, conference, or news outlet and would like more information about this ministry, please click here.

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