Music has a weird way of toying with our emotions. It can take us to places of peace or put us in a pumped up, adrenaline rage where speeding up is like crack cocaine. It’s usually after a heavy rocking song, that I look down at my speed and see that I’m exceeding the speed limit…
...and possibly endangering the lives of children.
Luckily, I have discovered that my road rage is caused by 5 songs on my Ipod. Here are the 5 songs that make me go over the speed limit:
5. Blindside- Yamkela
To be completely honest, I have no idea what these guys are screaming and I don’t know what the song is about. All I know is that the guitar sounds like a swarm of bees coming in for the kill. This rock sound will get you going and have you driving faster than you should be.
I'm just going to assume the 3 is really an 8.
Best lyric: “Gunpowder, burning under my skin!”
4. A Day to Remember- I’m Made of Wax Larry, What Are You Made of?
This song’s title comes from the movie “Night at the Museum.” That’s not a joke, that’s really where the title came from. When I think hard rocking, screaming music, yeah I think of “Night at the Museum.”
Now that's hardcore.
Best Lyric: “You know I’ve got you like a puppet in the palm of my hand. Don’t you let me down!”
3. Taking Back Sunday- You Know How I Do
Taking Back Sunday has been one of my favorite bands since I was in high school. These guys are amazing live and this song is one of their best. The opening guitar riff just gets my adrenaline going and I scream out all of the lyrics, out of tune of course.
I sound like a blender on full blast with metal in it. Kind of like Celine Dion.
Best lyric: “We won’t stand for hazy eye anymore!”
2. Foo Fighters- All My Life
This is arguably the best song the Foo Fighters have ever written. It’s got heavy distortion, a great beat, and it’s just amazing. When you first hear it, it’s very calm, but when it blows up, it hits you like a hurricane. Plus Dave Grohl is playing a see-through guitar! After I saw this video, I wanted to go out and buy a guitar just like it. I’m positive if I had a guitar like that, I could write rock hits. Maybe not. Wishful thinking, I suppose.
Best lyric- “Done, done and I’m on to the next one.”
1. System of a Down- BYOB
This is one song that when it comes on the radio or on my Ipod, I just have to turn it up to an ear-drum-damaging volume. The beginning riff and the screaming, just make me get pumped, which is a dangerous thing to feel behind the wheel of an automobile. This song has screaming vocals, fast and heavy guitar riffs: it’s just the ultimate song that can get you in trouble while driving.
"So let me get this straight. You ran a stop sign, hit a mailbox, broke the speed limit, and drove your car into a convenient store, all because you were playing air guitar? Here's a warning! I completely understand!"
Best lyric: “Blast off, it’s party time!”
So there you have it. 5 songs that potentially make me a dangerous driver. What songs get your adrenaline going? Tell me about them in the comments section!