Nicole Aiken’s Playlist

Nicole Aikens

I don’t think there’s anything I will ever love more than great lyrics. This is my list of songs with some of my favorite lines. Yes, it does range from pop to rap. Yes, Drake did make my list. Yes, that is a little absurd. But, hey, that’s my prerogative.

Jason Reeves “Reaching”

Album: “The Magnificent Adventures of Heartache (And Other Frightening Tales…)”

You’re inches from my fingertips / I’ve come as close as I can get / I’m reaching but the rest is up to you / ’cause I don’t ever wanna miss / being here with you like this / I’m trying but it’s all that I can do / I’m reaching but the rest is up to you

Mumford & Sons “Timshel”

Album: “Sigh No More”

And you have your choices / and these are what make man great / his ladder to the stars / But you are not alone in this / and you are not alone in this / As brothers we will stand and we’ll hold your hand

Kings of Leon “Cold Desert”

Album: “Only by the Night”

Told me you love me, that I’d never die alone / hand over your heart let’s go home / Everyone noticed everyone has seen the signs / I’ve always been known to cross lines

Drake “Fancy”

Album: “Thank Me Later”

Time heals all, and heels hurt to walk in / But they go with the clutch that you carry your lip gloss in / And, look, I really think nobody does it better / I love the way that you put it together / Oh, you fancy, huh?

John Mayer “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room (Live)”

Album: “Where the Light is: John Mayer Live in Los Angeles”

I was the one you always dreamed of / You were the one I tried to draw / How dare you say it’s nothing to me? / Baby, you’re the only light I ever saw. / I’ll make the most of all the sadness / You’ll be a bitch because you can. / You try to hit me just to hurt me / So you leave me feeling dirty / because you can’t understand / We’re going down

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