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    This is a golden thread. Join in with the discussion before 31 August 2017 to be in with the chance of winning a GoPro HERO5.

    If you had to choose a song to summarise your year what would it be?

    Or it could just be your favourite song so far of 2017?

    Or perhaps the one that got you through a break up or your exams.

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    WizKid - Come Closer ft. Drake.
    It came out when I moved into my new house, blasted while having a BBQ with my mates on the beach and boogied to it on my birthday. #Summer17







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    Oohhhh this is tough... its got to be
    Boston - Peace of Mind
    OR Nick Drake - Place to be
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    Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire
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    "This cannot continue" is pretty much what I've been telling my depression for years.
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    so many bops on my playlist...

    The Chainsmokers & Coldplay-Something Just Like This
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    R.E.M. - It's The End Of The World


    That's great! It starts with an earthquake,
    Birds and snakes, an aeroplane;
    Lenny Bruce is not afraid.

    Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn.
    World serves its own needs, don't mis-serve your own needs.
    Speed it up a notch, speed, grunt, no strength.
    The ladder starts to clatter with fear of fight, down height.
    Wire in a fire, represent the seven games
    In a government for hire and a combat site.
    Left her, wasn't coming in a hurry
    With the furies breathing down your neck.

    Team by team reporters baffled, trump, tethered crop.
    Look at that low plane! Fine, then.
    Uh oh, overflow, population, common group,
    But it'll do. Save yourself, serve yourself.
    World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed.
    Tell me with the rapture and the rev-'rent in the right, right.
    You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright light;
    Feeling pretty psyched.

    It's the end of the world as we know it.
    It's the end of the world as we know it.
    It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.

    Six o'clock. TV hour.
    Don't get caught in foreign tower.
    Slash and burn, return,
    Listen to yourself churn.
    Lock him in uniform and book burning, bloodletting.
    Ev'ry motive escalate. Automotive incinerate.
    Light a candle, light a motive.
    Step down, step down.
    Watch a heel crush, crush.
    Uh oh, this means no fear; cavalier.
    Renegade and steer clear!
    A tournament, a tournament,
    A tournament of lies.
    Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives
    And I decline.

    It's the end of the world as we know it
    It's the end of the world as we know it (It's time I had some time alone)
    It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine (It's time I had some time alone)
    I feel fine

    It's the end of the world as we know it (It's time I had some time alone)
    It's the end of the world as we know it (It's time I had some time alone)
    It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine (It's time I had some time alone)

    The other night I tripped a nice
    Continental drift divide.
    Mountains sit in a line.
    Leonard Bernstein, Leonid Brezhnev,
    Lenny Bruce, and Lester Banks
    Birthday party, cheesecake, jelly beans, boom!
    You symbiotic, patriotic, slam, but neck, right? (Right!)

    It's the end of the world as we know it (It's time I had some time alone)
    It's the end of the world as we know it (It's time I had some time alone)
    It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine (It's time I had some time alone)

    It's the end of the world as we know it
    It's the end of the world as we know it
    It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine (It's time I had some time alone)

    It's the end of the world as we know it (It's time I had some time alone)
    It's the end of the world as we know it (It's time I had some time alone)
    It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine (It's time I had some time alone)

    It's the end of the world as we know it (It's time I had some time alone)
    It's the end of the world as we know it (It's time I had some time alone)
    It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine (It's time I had some time alone)
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    Papa roach - Last Resort
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    This portrays 2016 - 2017 for me perfectly lol. I buried my old self to get used to the new me.
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    Lindsey Stirling- The Arena
    (which I actually listened to walking into the amphitheatre at Pompeii in March...)



    This year hasn#t been the best, and the metaphor of walking into an area and being put on display before unis and teachers and exams seem appropriate. Every piece of what I was doing seemed as if it was under constant scrutiny and it did lead to several breakdowns.

    Until (like at 2:38) I realised I probably shouldn't care as much as I do about things that no longer matter; I cut things out that were contributing to the problem (which included the DofE expedition, the only section left I needed to complete!) and focused on just being happy. I'm 100% less stressed that I was last year (even after my exams) and I don't think anything really made my cry in the lead up to the exams itself, while 2015/16 was very heavy in its emotions and I was so afraid of failing.

    But I know I've done enough, and now I can continue with my hobbies (mainly archery) and study more in my gap year before university if I have to.

    The year's been a lot of self-reflection, and I think that ties into what the music video is trying to show: if you're being over critical of yourself, what are other people going to think? Surely the more personal criticism is more destructive than whatever you receive?

    Also the album that this song came from was released the day after exam results in 2016, so it holds something meaningful there
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    Reminds me of all the happy moments I've had this year with friends I hadn't seen for a while and also with family that I recently made up with. Reminds me that life is too short for arguing and that true friends and family stand by each other, through thick and thin :yep:
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    The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?


    I am the son
    And the heir
    Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
    I am the son and heir
    Of nothing in particular
    You shut your mouth
    How can you say
    I go about things the wrong way?
    I am human and I need to be loved
    Just like everybody else does
    I am the son
    And the heir
    Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
    I am the son and heir
    Of nothing in particular
    You shut your mouth
    How can you say
    I go about things the wrong way?
    I am human and I need to be loved
    Just like everybody else does
    There's a club if you'd like to go
    You could meet somebody who really loves you
    So you go and you stand on your own
    And you leave on your own
    And you go home and you cry
    And you want to die
    When you say it's gonna happen "now"
    Well when exactly do you mean?
    See I've already waited too long
    And all my hope is gone
    You shut your mouth
    How can you say
    I go about things the wrong way?
    I am human and I need to be loved
    Just like everybody else does
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    me talking crap through all of my essays
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    Throughout the year:


    After my exams:
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    new rules- dua lipa



    "One, don't pick up the phone
    You know he's only calling 'cause he's drunk and alone
    Two, don't let him in
    You'll have to kick him out again..."


    Now, if only I could actually follow them...
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    Akon - Lonely :cry2:
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    During exam time - Harry Styles: Only Angel
    Snippet of some lyrics "wanna die, wanna die, wanna die tonight"
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