Choose To Change Radio Show

THIS WEDNESDAY’S CHOOSE TO CHANGE RADIO SHOW features songs about taking the road less traveled. Sometimes changing up your life really does…change your life. 

 

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Radio Show …
 first aired in May of 2008. It was the nation’s first radio show that allowed listeners to read the lyrics as the songs play. Teen guest DJs suggest songs that either inspire positive  self-esteem, equality, a healthy planet, peace, diversity or never giving up. After we play each song, we discuss the message of the lyrics and how these songs can help youth, all over the world, choose to change things about themselves that may be holding them back from a life free of not feeling “good enough” and the self-bullying that results from feeling that way. 

If you’d like to suggest songs for us to play and discuss, email the lyrics to:  PreventBullyingNow@heyugly.org. If we use it on our show, we’ll send you a FREE T-shirt.

Our theme song is CHANGE YOUR MIND by Sister Hazel.  We love this band!
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ROAD LESS TRAVELED by Lauren Alania

Why do you keep on staring?
That mirror, mirror, it ain’t fair at all (mm-mm)
Dress sizes can’t define, don’t let the world decide what’s beautiful
No

You won’t make yourself a name if you follow the rules
History gets made when you’re acting a fool
So don’t hold it back and just run it
Show what you got and just own it
No, they can’t tear you apart

If you trust your rebel heart, ride it into battle
Don’t be afraid, take the road less traveled
Wear out your boots and kick up the gravel
Don’t be afraid, take the road less traveled on
Oh, ooh-whoa, oh, ooh-whoa
Take the road less traveled on

Don’t follow anyone,
March to the rhythm of a different drum
Why do we analyze, break out, and criticize the crazy ones?
Oh

You won’t make yourself a name if you follow the rules
History gets made when you’re acting a fool
So don’t hold it back and just run it
Show what you got and just own it
No, they can’t tear you apart, no

If you trust your rebel heart, ride it into battle
Don’t be afraid, take the road less traveled
Wear out your boots and kick up the gravel
Don’t be afraid, take the road less traveled on
Oh, ooh-whoa, oh, ooh-whoa
Take the road less traveled on
Oh, ooh-whoa, oh, ooh-whoa
Take the road less traveled on

Put your hands up, show me that you’re one of a kind
Put your hands up, let me hear your voice tonight
Oh

If you trust your rebel heart, ride it into battle
Don’t be afraid, take the road less traveled
Wear out your boots and kick up the gravel
Don’t be afraid, take the road less traveled on

If you trust your rebel heart, ride it into battle
Don’t be afraid, take the road less traveled
Wear out your boots and kick up the gravel
Don’t be afraid, take the road less traveled on
Oh, ooh-whoa, oh, ooh-whoa
Take the road less traveled on

Wear out your boots and kick up the gravel
Don’t be afraid, take the road less traveled on

Traveled on
Take the road less traveled on

THE LONG WAY AROUND by Dixie Chicks

My friends from high school
Married their high school boyfriends
Moved into houses in the same ZIP codes
Where their parents live

But I, I could never follow
No I, I could never follow

I hit the highway in a pink RV with stars on the ceiling
Lived like a gypsy
Six strong hands on the steering wheel

I’ve been a long time gone now
Maybe someday, someday I’m gonna settle down
But I’ve always found my way somehow

By taking the long way
Taking the long way around
Taking the long way
Taking the long way around

I met the queen of whatever
Drank with the Irish and smoked with the hippies
Moved with the shakers
Wouldn’t kiss all the asses that they told me to

No I, I could never follow
No I, I could never follow

It’s been two long years now
Since the top of the world came crashing down
And I’m getting’ it back on the road now

But I’m taking the long way
Taking the long way around
I’m taking the long way
Taking the long way around
The long
The long way around

Well, I fought with a stranger and I met myself
I opened my mouth and I heard myself
It can get pretty lonely when you show yourself
Guess I could have made it easier on myself

But I, I could never follow
No I, I could never follow

Well, I never seem to do it like anybody else
Maybe someday, someday I’m gonna settle down
If you ever want to find me I can still be found

Taking the long way
Taking the long way around
Taking the long way
Taking the long way around

GIRL GOING NOWHERE by Ashley McBryde

Don’t waste your life behind that guitar
You may get gone, but you won’t get far
You’re not the first, you won’t be the last
And you can tell us all about it when you come crawling back
That road you’re on, just winds and winds
Your spinning your wheels and wasting your time

But when the lights come up
And I hear the band
And where they said I’d never be is exactly where I am
I hear the crowd
I look around
And I can’t find an empty chair
Not bad for a girl goin’ nowhere

I get these calls, out on the road
Heard your song on my radio
We always said you’d make it big
And I tell all my friends, I knew you back when
So don’t forget all us little folks
And when you crash and burn
Remember we told you so

And then the lights come up
And I hear the band
And where they said I’d never be is exactly where I am
I hear the crowd
I look around
And I can’t find one empty chair
Not bad for a girl goin’ nowhere

I need to thank my daddy
For that first set of strings
And all those folks who swore I’d never be anything
It took a whole lot of yes I wills and I don’t care
A whole lot of basement dives and county fairs
To this show right now and y’all sure look good out there
Not bad for a girl goin’ nowhere
Not bad for a girl goin’ nowhere

 

FOLLOW YOUR ARROW by Kasey Musgrave

If you save yourself for marriage
You’re a bore
If you don’t save yourself for marriage
You’re a whore-able person
If you won’t have a drink
Then you’re a prude
But they’ll call you a drunk
As soon as you down the first one

If you can’t lose the weight
Then you’re just fat
But if you lose too much
Then you’re on crack
You’re damned if you do
And you’re damned if you don’t
So you might as well just do
Whatever you want
So

Make lots of noise
Kiss lots of boys
Or kiss lots of girls
If that’s something you’re into
When the straight and narrow
Gets a little too straight
Roll up a joint, or don’t
Just follow your arrow
Wherever it points, yeah
Follow your arrow
Wherever it points

If you don’t go to church
You’ll go to hell
If you’re the first one
On the front row
You’re self-righteous
Son of a-
Can’t win for losing
You’ll just disappoint ’em
Just ’cause you can’t beat ’em
Don’t mean you should join ’em

So make lots of noise
Kiss lots of boys
Or kiss lots of girls
If that’s something you’re into
When the straight and narrow
Gets a little too straight
Roll up a joint, or don’t
Just follow your arrow
Wherever it points, yeah
Follow your arrow
Wherever it points

Say what you think
Love who you love
‘Cause you just get
So many trips ’round the sun
Yeah, you only
Only live once

So make lots of noise
Kiss lots of boys
Or kiss lots of girls
If that’s what you’re into
When the straight and narrow
Gets a little too straight
Roll up a joint, I would
And follow your arrow
Wherever it points, yeah
Follow your arrow
Wherever it points

ALIEN by Cassadee Pope

You can have a lot of friends and still feel alone
But there’s a lot of hands
Trying to mold you ’cause they think they can
You’re a band geek, you’re popular
A broken heart or a heart breaker
What do you do when you’re in between?
How do you label a freak like me?

I’m a blackbird flying in a white fence town
Got a church pew heart and a rock-and-roll mouth
I’m a straight-A kid with a fake ID
Little somewhere in between
I’m a dark horse running where you can’t run wild
Got a good girl soul with a fast lane smile
I’m a homecoming queen with a tattoo sleeve
A 501 Blue dream
What’s the point of fitting in?
‘Cause at some point, I know we’ve all been
Alien

Alien

I’m an open book full of mysteries
With a runaway heart on a settle-down street
I’m an outsider just looking in
Not a 1 or a 2 or a perfect 10
I’m a wildflower growing through the concrete
Always somewhere I shouldn’t be

I’m a blackbird flying in a white fence town
Got a church pew heart and a rock-and-roll mouth
I’m a straight-A kid with a fake ID
Little somewhere in between
I’m a dark horse running where you can’t run wild
Got a good girl soul with a fast lane smile
I’m a homecoming queen with a tattoo sleeve
A 501 Blue dream
What’s the point of fitting in?
‘Cause at some point, I know we’ve all been
Alien

Do you ever feel like you were born
In the wrong place, in the wrong time
But there ain’t nothing wrong with living your life?
Alien

Yeah, I’m a blackbird flying in a white fence town
Got a church pew heart and a rock-and-roll mouth
I’m a straight-A kid with a fake ID
Little somewhere in between
I’m a dark horse running where you can’t run wild
Got a good girl soul with a fast lane smile
I’m a homecoming queen with a tattoo sleeve
A 501 Blue dream, oh
What’s the point of fitting in?
‘Cause at some point, I know we’ve all been
Alien

Alien