TMT: Motivate Me

When I saw this week’s mixtape theme, I immediately thought “Workout” but you know, sometimes I need motivation for LIFE. More than just songs to cheer me up, sometimes I need songs that motivate me to keep going, to move past that obstacle in my path, to rise above my circumstances. I can be in a good mood and still need inspiration. I decided to combine them. Not only will these songs inspire me but they make me move too!

Everybody’s been down Hit the bottom, hit the ground Oh, you’re not alone Just take a breath, don’t forget Hang on to His promises He wants You to know

Welcome misfits, orphans, all The ones who feel they don’t belong You were made to rock, so stand up tall Go rock the world and prove them wrong

When life won’t play along And right keeps going wrong And I can’t seem to find my way I know where I am found So I won’t let it drag me down Oh, I’ll keep dancing anyway

New start in the end There is a New heart under there Beneath these New parts everywhere It is a new, new, new, new start

You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm, you gotta stay together

I know it’s hard, know it’s hard, To remember sometimes, But you gotta keep your head up, oh, And you can let your hair down, eh.

And in conclusion, I offer you one last bonus track, you know because sometimes the words do fail me and the blank page just stares:

Staring at the blank page before you Open up the dirty window Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

And that’s another Twisted Mixtape Tuesday!

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Stephanie Ayers

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A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.
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8 thoughts on “TMT: Motivate Me”

  1. Dream says:

    Most of these I hadn’t heard before, but really loved the introduction to Mercy Me and Superchick!

    1. SAM says:

      I’m searching for some new tunes to listen to as my kids seem to really like today’s music, and I find a lot of it distasteful atm. I was glad to stumble upon these Christian bands, too!

  2. Stephanie says:

    Hadn’t heard of the first 4 – think I’m a fan of MercyMe now though. You Gotta Be and Keep Your Head Up – already a fan, good choices!

    1. SAM says:

      I’m slowly getting more into the Christian music setting. Mercy Me has some really good stuff!

  3. Jen says:

    Oh my gosh I haven’t thought about des’ree in I don’t know 12 years or so? I think the last mixtape I put that on was sometime before I got married and it’s been 13 years…. wow. I loved that song so much! Thank you so much for the memories, and for not making me go work out.

    1. SAM says:

      My pleasure! I don’t care for any exercise I can’t do from my chair, either.

  4. The Insomniac's Dream says:

    Oooh, I love this list. It’s motivation for the soul.

    1. SAM says:

      🙂 yep.

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