UofMixtape: 'Starting Over'

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:45pm

This September has been wicked. A new schedule, a new location, and new people –– in order to make room for these fresh beginnings, we must lose other components in the process. Break-ups, bad habits, old friends: it’s a time to let them go and restart. Yes, maybe the semester already started, but it’s never a bad time to begin again. Before we can accept and open a new chapter, we should close the last one. And with that comes reflection and acceptance.

Below shows the lyrics to these upbeat, encouraging songs that all have a painful past of their own. Look, listen and feel how these tracks take their rough pasts and transform them to a better future. Remember that instead of sulking and sinking, we are up, pounding with our feet, remembering the shit we went through and the new shit we will take on. Raise a glass, and cheers to beginnings.


“All the magic we gave off / All the love we had and lost” –– “Supercut,” Lorde

“I'll take the fall and the fault in us” –– “Want you Back,”  HAIM

“Feels like I've been living in a dream, but never make it to the end / My eyes open when they feel the light/ It's always right before I'm about to scream” –– “Younger Now,” Miley Cyrus

“Please forgive me.” –– “Forgive Me,” Ghasper

“All the nights spent off our faces / Trying to find these perfect places /What the fuck are perfect places anyway?” –– “Perfect Places,” Lorde

“Just show me the right things that I didn't do.  / Oh, enlighten me now with impossible love from the former you.” –– “Magnolia,“  Gang of Youths

“Paint it like you always dreamed it’d be.” –– “Painting (Masterpiece)” Lewis Del Mar

“I felt so stupid, couldn't figure it out  / How you didn't see those things in the mirror. / I hope you don't with each step nearer to me.”  –– “Speak,” Wild Cub

“No more monsters, I can breathe again. / And you said that I was done / Well, you were wrong and now the best is yet to come.” –– “Praying,” Kesha