Being born in 1993, I am indeed a 90’s baby. While the 90’s for me ended at the tender age of 7, one thing that stuck with me is my ever-obsessive love for the Goo Goo Dolls. I remember hearing my first-ever Goo Goo Dolls song at as young as 3 years old, and can proudly say I knew almost every lyric to every song on the Dizzy Up the Girl album by 1999. They were my very first concert and I still buy tickets every single time they come back home.
Here I am at age 24, new album Boxes being released last May, still hopelessly in love with a frontman who is the same age as my father. [When worded that way, it’s disgusting, but come on…he’s hot!]. When people ask who my favorite artists are and the Goo Goo Dolls is on that list, they look at me like I have 7 heads. What they don’t realize is that their songs have helped me through some of my toughest times, their lyrics have related to me more times than not, and these songs have capped off some of my most amazing memories.
When asked to pick what some of my favorite lyrics are, I have to stop and think and try not to pick them all. So after serious consideration, I’ve narrowed it down to a select few [in order of release date].
“Everything’s wrong, but it’s alright.” – Two Days in February from Hold Me Up, 1991
“It’s a beautiful life, and I’ve got it in my sights. Ain’t that so obvious?” – We are the Normal from Superstar Car Wash, 1993
“And scars are souvenirs you never lose, the past is never far.” – Name from A Boy Named Goo, 1995
“When everything’s made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am.” – Iris from Dizzy Up the Girl, 1998
“I wouldn’t be the one to kneel before the dreams I wanted.” – Sympathy from Gutterflower, 2002
“You’re caught in the rules of the world, it’s a just a promise no one ever keeps. Now it’s changing while you sleep, but no one here can see.” – Truth is a Whisper from Gutterflower, 2002
“Laughter is my soul’s release.” – Can’t Let It Go from Let Love In, 2006
“I wish everyone was loved tonight and somehow stop this endless fight, just a chance that maybe we’ll find better days.” – Better Days from Let Love In, 2006
“So live like you mean it, love ’till you feel it, it’s all that we need in our lives.” – Before It’s Too Late from Goo Goo Dolls: Greatest Hits Volume 1, 2007
“I need you there when the nightmares and dreams have come true.” – Something for the Rest of Us from Something for the Rest of Us, 2010
“If the world should turn its back, you know that I’m still here.” – Notbroken from Something for the Rest of Us, 2010
“Say goodbye to all the things in life that tried to pull us down.” – Keep the Car Running from Magnetic, 2013
“When life gets hard, we get brave. We all get scared, it’s okay.” – Souls in the Machine from Boxes, 2016
“It’s hard to be yourself when everyone around is changing. Open up your eyes and you’ll never lose yourself again.” – Over and Over from Boxes, 2016
** You got two posts today, because yesterday was a day from hell and I did not get home until 11pm from 7:30 in the morning. So, I made it up to you with the double post today. xoxo.