Life as we know it

By Sydnee Sanders


I dedicate this project to my unique family. To my grandmother who is my lifeline and keeps me sane. To my silly father who never fails to make me smile. To my mother who is a drug addict and gives me the motivation to do something better with my life than she did with hers. Finally, I dedicate this project to my friends who have somehow managed to stick with me through this crazy ride that we call life.

"The Best Day" by Taylor Swift (4:35)

Because it describes my grandmother and I to a T.
Taylor Swift - The Best Day

"Wagon Wheel" by Darius Rucker (5:47)

My dad and I used to ride around during the summer with all the windows down jamming to this song.
Darius Rucker - Wagon Wheel

"Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart" by Alicia Keys (4:39)

I know this song is about a guy, but before I cut off contact with my mom she had me listen to it. Now every time I hear it, I think of her and how she "broke my heart".
Alicia Keys - Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart

"American Kids" by Kenny Chesney (3:22)

This song just describes my whole summer of 2k14.
Kenny Chesney - American Kids

"Mad World" by Gary Jules (3:20)

My junior year, I went into a bad depression.. it just made me think of how "mad" our world really is. Words do hurt.
Mad World - Gary Jules

"Come As You Are" by NIrvana (3:46)

I simply love NIrvana and the meaning of the song to be yourself.
Nirvana - Come As You Are

"There Will Be A Day" by Jeremy Camp (4:35)

Because I know one day I will not feel the tragedy's and sorrows of earth that I feel now.
"†There Will Be A Day†" Jeremy Camp

"Man In The Mirror" by Michael Jackson (5:02)

I loved packing bags at church camp for the people of Haiti. I believe in helping others who can't help themselves.
Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror

"Who Let The Dogs Out" by Baha Men (3:36)

As much as my dog irritates me, I guess I'll give him a shout out because he has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.. and just because I love dogs.
Baha Men - Who Let The Dogs Out (Original version) | Full HD | 1080p

"Unwell" by Matchbox Twenty (3:48)

It's no secret that my mom has a drug problem and that it has took an emotional toll on me. My mom looks nothing like she does in the pictures below, she looks like a totally different person. Drugs ruined not only her life, but those around her. But she's not crazy, just "unwell".
Matchbox Twenty - Unwell

"Girls Just Want To Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper (4:26)

Just a huge shout out to my a few of my girls Marissa, Ari, Ashley, and Brooke.
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Official Video)

"Drive" by Incubus (3:53)

Basically describes my four years of high school. Through all of the hard and happy times, I wouldn't trade them or the people who have had my back for the world.
Incubus - Drive

"Closing Time" by Semisonic (4:01)

Because my high school career will be ending soon. It's time to close this chapter of my life and start a new one.
Semisonic - Closing Time