‘My Life A.S. Is’ Playlist

My Life A.S. Is: An Inside Look at Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Autobiography by Benjamin T. CollierI’ve heard about books having their own playlists, like a list of songs for the reader to listen to as they read to further immerse themselves in the book, or songs that the author listened to for inspiration as they wrote. So for My Life A.S. Is I put this list together of songs I feel reflect my life story. Actually, the list is a combination of songs reflecting the book directly, and songs that just feel like themes for my life in general.

I could have put this list together sooner, but just didn’t get around to it. Looking on it now I think it was waiting for “Robot Boy” by Linkin Park, which was on a CD I just received for my birthday. (Yes, I ask for Linkin Park CDs now. Bon Jovi wasn’t aggressive enough.)

“Imaginary” and “How Soon Is Now?” are both quoted in my book. “Innocence And Other Things Lost” might also have been quoted, if I had found out about the song in time. That one has become my new favourite song of all time now, so far, as the lyrics and emotions make a fitting summary of how I feel about my life.

I have attempted in this list to reflect my playfulness, my sense of purpose, the dark and beaten down places I have found myself in, and my hope for future restoration. And yes, the songs are in this particular order for a reason. Most of my playlists are like that. I am at heart a story-teller. 🙂

“Pinball Wizard” – The Who

“Imaginary” – Evanescence

“Miles Away” – Madonna

“The Outsiders” – Need To Breathe

“Land Of Confusion” – Genesis

“How Soon Is Now?” – The Smiths

“Innocence And Other Things Lost” – Starfield

“Through Smoke” – Need To Breathe

“Oh, Bury Me Not (Introduction: A Cowboy’s Prayer)” – Johnny Cash

“Tourniquet” – Evanescence

“Robot Boy” – Linkin Park

“I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” – U2

“I’m Still Yours” – Kutless

“Trust Me (This Is Love)” – Amanda Marshall

About benjaminfrog

Yo. I'm a 30-something Christian guy and published author with a love for gaming, fantasy and sci-fi. I blog about pop culture, living as a young Christian guy, and living with A.S.
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