A Spotify Playlist For The Metaphorical End Of The World

1. My Hero – Foo Fighters

For when you need to remember that you don’t have to wait around to be rescued. You can always be your own hero and fight through whatever life throws your way. It’s up to you to decide what you want to do. Just don’t ever take yourself out the equation.

Don’t the best of them bleed it out / While the rest of them peter out?

2. The First Days Of Spring – Noah And The Whale

For when you’re faced with a new beginning and a new chance at life. For when there’s nothing left to hold onto except hope. For the moments of intense doubt that are overshadowed by great eagerness.

For I do believe that everyone has one chance / To fuck up their lives

3. It’s The End Of The World – R.E.M.

For when you feel like everything is coming crashing down and somehow you are too frozen and too numb to react. For when you’re too much in disbelief and you’re hoping that things will go back to how they used to be.

World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed / Tell me with the Rapture and the reverent in the right, right

4. Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap

For when you know without a doubt that you’re in it for the long haul. Giving up is not an option, no matter the ups and downs; because no matter how tough times might get, you know damn well that there’s always tomorrow.

And won’t stop till it’s over / Won’t stop to surrender

5. High Hopes – Kodaline

For when you’ve got no other choice but to start all over again. Put a smile on your pretty little face and put yourself out there again, because this world will go on with or without you. Live fearlessly and don’t ever think twice about the past.

Memories, they seem to show up so quick but they leave you far too soon / Naive, I was just staring at the barrel of a gun

6. One Day / Reckoning Song – Radio Edit – One Day Baby

For when you’re faced with a tough decision. What do you want to be remembered for? For taking risks or hiding in the shadows?

I don’t think about you all the time / But when I do, I wonder why

7. God & Satan – Biffy Clyro

For when you realize that life is not a miraculous string of events, but a random thread of actions that lead to an inevitable truth. For when you need to let go of whatever expectations you might have and just let life go on.

I make you miserable you stick with me although / You know I’m going to ruin your life

8. The Sun’s Gone Dim And The Sky’s Turned Black – Jóhann Jóhannsson

For when you need to sulk and process how your life will never be the same after this. For when you find yourself looking out the window at 2 o’clock in the morning and wondering how you ended up here.

‘Cause I loved her / And she didn’t love back

9. Between Bars – Elliott Smith

For when you have no other choice but to let yourself drown in alcohol and forget your everyday life. You’re allowed to forget and you’re allowed to turn off the world around you every once in a while.

The potential you’ll be that you’ll never see / The promises you’ll only make

10. Everlong – Foo Fighters

For when you find yourself longing for a connection that will last forever and you’re willing to pour out your soul while in pursuit of that other one. For when you’ve gathered up enough courage to pour your heart out.

The only thing I’ll ever ask of you / You’ve got to promise not to stop when I say when

11. Ava Adore – The Smashing Pumpkins

For when you’ve found that special someone who’s willing to go all the way to the end of the world with you; no matter their flaws, they are with you ride or die.

You’ll be a lover in my bed / And a gun to my head

12. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day

For when you know that the inevitable end is near but you’re still holding on and hoping for the impossible. For when it’s better to daydream and indulge in wishful thinking than to face the music.

It’s something unpredictable, but in the end it’s right

13. Save Tonight – Eagle-Eye Cherry

For when you have no other choice but to try and make the best of your last night together. For when you want to make your last moments as memorable as possible.

Tomorrow comes with one desire / To take me away

14. Into The Fire – Thirteen Senses

For when you’re scared but curious enough to take those steps into the unknown. For when you’re dying to find out what could happen if you dare to take a step further.

Come on, come on / Put your hands into the fire

15. The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Bob Dylan

For when you need to build up your courage and be the bold change you so desperately wish to see in this world. For when you need to make yourself heard and resist the urge to accept your fate.

And you better start swimmin’ / Or you’ll sink like a stone

16. Losing My Religion – R.E.M.

For when you’re questioning your belief system and your allegiance to it. For when you’re not sure if you should take another step or just linger on in the background.

Trying to keep up with you / And I don’t know if I can do it

17. Dancing On My Own – Robyn

For when you just feel like letting go and rejecting any shred of self-doubt. For when you just cannot give a fuck anymore; deep down, you know damn well that you shouldn’t.

I’m giving it my all / But I’m not the girl you’re taking home

18. Notion – Kings Of Leon

For all those mistakes you wish you could take back. For when you’ve lost all control and hurt those who mean the most to you; somehow, they keep taking you back and offering you the shelter you need each and every time.

I just wanted to know if I could go home

19. Time To Pretend – MGMT

For when you’ve finally accepted that it’s time to move on and go on with your life. Even though you know that there’s no way of predicting what will come out of this, you have no other choice but to keep going.

Love must be forgotten / Life can always start up anew

20. Young Blood – The Naked And Famous

For the moments in which you feel like your life is slipping right through your fingers. For the moments in which you wish you could get a better grip on things, on your youth. Still, you keep going because you already know deep down in your soul that it’s all a part of life.

Trying to find the in-betweens / Fall back in love eventually

21. Live Forever – Oasis

For when you’re pretty sure you have found that person with whom you’re destined to live for the rest of your life—that connection that cannot be faked. Once it clicks, that bond will never break.

Maybe you’re the same as me / We see things they’ll never see

22. We Are Golden – Mika

For when you’ve been mistreated and underestimated for far too long. For when you’re ready to accept your past, present, and future. For when you’re feeling brave and untouchable.

Who gives a damn about the family you come from?

23. You’ve Got The Love – Florence + The Machine

For the times in which you need to be reminded that your struggle is worth the time, the tears, and the pain. For when you need to be reminded that you’re surrounded by love, you just need to open your eyes wide enough.

‘Cause sooner or later in life, the things you love you lose

24. Sex on Fire – Kings Of Leon

For when you’re finally ready to let go of all the insecurities and just let yourself experience the most intense emotions of your life—no consequences, no collateral damage, just truth and pure life rushing through your veins.

Soft lips are open / Them knuckles are pale

25. Save The World – Swedish House Mafia

For when you realize that you don’t have anything to lose anymore.

Who’s gonna save the world tonight? / Who’s gonna bring it back to life?

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