Friday, 24 September 2010

Memory Relapse

You know how there's that one thing that you do or don't do. You absolutely will refuse to do it or do it with all the earnestness you can muster. But you don't know why. I mean, you know you should, but you just can't remember why it is like that. It's like a bad taste that you never want to remember again.

And then one day you look at everyone else, doing (or not doing) what you are not (or are) and you really wonder why it is that you have decided to take this stance. It's like your anti- everyone else. Some people may think it's cool, especially since you are totally being anti-conformist and have made no real desire to take others thoughts into consideration about this one thing.

But then you start to want to be like them. Maybe it would make your life better. Maybe people would notice you. Maybe you wouldn't just sink into the background colours of grey and black and white. (Or maybe that's what you want).

But you don't want to stop doing what it is you've been doing because it's become a trademark for you. Everyone who knows you knows you do or don't do that thing. They don't know why but they know you. And you don't want to let those people down. You don't want to let yourself down.

And then you suddenly remember. Like an epiphany. One small memory tells you why it is like this...

Does that change everything?

Thursday, 23 September 2010

the sky explodes and my heart it overloads

30 Day Song Challenge. Day Thirty. Your Favourite Song At This Time Last Year.

I don't remember. Facebook says he last band/artist I liked anywhere near that time was in May. So here you go. This version, not the new version.

The Envy - Don't Let Go

When it all comes crashing down
And you won't stop spinning round
You feel like you're falling from the clouds
But you never hit the ground

So take this stretch of road
We'll call it home
Just run away with me tonight

Just don't let go of me

Can a love like ours survive
In such cold uncertain times
I know that if you only hold me tight
We can make it through tonight

So lets run on down the interstate, and across the sea
Everywhere I go I wanna take you with me

Don't let go, of me
Don't let go, of me

And I close my eyes
And I think of you
We're gonna make it babe
We're gonna make it through

Just don't let go

Underneath my velvet skies
Forever in your eyes
I see reflections of the light
Just dance with me tonight

Overhead the sky explodes
And my heart it overloads
Throw your arms around my neck
And don't let go

We'll take this stretch of road
We'll call it home
Just run away with me
Just dont let go, of me

Don't let go, of me (x3)
Just don't let go

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

i come from a land from a faraway place

30 Day Song Challenge. Day Twenty-Nine. A Song From Your Childhood.

Every single song from a cartoon or movie haha.

Arabian Nights - Aladdin

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

most wonderful time of the year

30 Day Song Challenge. Day Twenty-Eight. A Song That Makes You Feel Guilty.

I can't say that a song makes me feel guilty. Maybe Christmas songs just because.

Monday, 20 September 2010

in the darkest depths of mordor i met a girl so fair

30 Day Song Challenge. Day Twenty-Seven. A Song That You Wish You Could Play.

Moby Dick - Led Zeppelin

because I can't play drums.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

things that i would like to say to you

30 Day Song Challenge. Day Twenty-Six. A Song That You Can Play On An Instrument.

High & Dry is a favourite. But so is Wonderwall. And because I've done the first already you get the second.

 Wonderwall  - Oasis

Today is gonna be the day
That they're gonna throw it back to you
By now you should've somehow
Realized what you gotta do
I don't believe that anybody
Feels the way I do, about you now

Back beat, the word was on the street
That the fire in your heart is out
I'm sure you've heard it all before
But you never really had a doubt
I don't believe that anybody
Feels the way I do about you now

And all the roads we have to walk are winding
And all the lights that lead us there are blinding
There are many things that I
Would like to say to you but I don't know how

Because maybe, you're gonna be the one that saves me
And after all, you're my wonderwall

Today was gonna be the day
But they'll never throw it back to you
By now you should've somehow
Realized what you're not to do
I don't believe that anybody
Feels the way I do, about you now

And all the roads that lead you there are winding
And all the lights that light the way are blinding
There are many things that I
Would like to say to you but I don't know how

[Repeat x2]
I said maybe, you're gonna be the one that saves me
And after all, you're my wonderwall

Saturday, 18 September 2010

don't make me laugh, ha ha ha ha

30 Day Song Challenge. Day Twenty-Five. A Song That Makes You Laugh.

I'm really not sure. Probably a really dumb song? Maybe that song from The Pebble and the Penguin "Don't Make Me Laugh" because it's so ridiculous you laugh at the laugh.

Don't Make Me Laugh

Friday, 17 September 2010

our claims to freedom

30 Day Song Challenge. Day Twenty-Four. A Song That You Want to Play At Your Funeral.

I honestly don't know. Whenever I hear this song I always think of funeral though.

Tears Fall - BarlowGirl

 I have had the same dreams many times it haunts my mind
It starts with a light but it ends every time
Oh so many faces that this world will never see
A reason for your life but your heart will never be

May our tears fall down
Let them soften this ground
May our hearts be found
God forgive us now

Oh what have we lost because we chose we'll never know
And loving you is better than feeling alone
And all our claims to freedom have become these heavy chains
And in the name of rights we keep filling nameless graves

Let the tears fall down
Let them soften this ground
Let our hearts be found
God forgive us now

Oooh

Thursday, 16 September 2010

living for the only thing i know

30 Day Song Challenge. Day Twenty-Three. A Song That You Want to Play At Your Wedding.

Hanging By A Moment - Lifehouse 

Desperate for changing, starving for truth
I'm closer to where I started, I'm chasing after you

I'm falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I've held on to
I'm standing here until you make me move
I'm hanging by a moment here with you

Forgetting all I'm lacking, completely incomplete
I'll take your invitation, you take all of me now

I'm falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I've held on to
I'm standing here until you make me move
I'm hanging by a moment here with you
I'm living for the only thing I know
I'm running and not quite sure where to go
And I don't know what I'm diving into
Just hanging by a moment here with you

There's nothing else to lose, there's nothing else to find
There's nothing in the world that can change my mind
There is nothing else
There is nothing else
There is nothing else

Desperate for changing, starving for truth
I'm closer to where I started, I'm chasing after you

I'm falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I've held on to
I'm standing here until you make me move
I'm hanging by a moment here with you
I'm living for the only thing I know
I'm running and not quite sure where to go
And I don't know what I'm diving into
Just hanging by a moment here with you

Just hanging by a moment
Just hanging by a moment
I'm hanging by a moment
Just hanging by a moment here with you
 

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

to say what's on my heart

30 Day Song Challenge. Day Twenty-Two. A Song That You Listen To When You're Sad.

Call Your Name - Daughtry

You never said, you never said, you never said
That it would be this hard
Love is meant to be forever, now or never seems to discard
There's gotta be a better way for me to say
What's on my heart without leaving scars?
Can you hear me when I call your name?

And when you fall apart
Am I the reason for your endless sorrow?
There's so much to be said and with a broken heart
You walls can only go down but so low
Can you hear me when I call your name?

Complicated situations are the makings of all that's wrong
And I've been standing in the river of deliverance way too long
There's gotta be a better way for me to say
What's on my heart without leaving scars?
Can you hear me when I call your name?
So, can you hear me when I call your name?

And when you fall apart
Am I the reason for your endless sorrow?
There's so much to be said and with a broken heart
You walls can only go down but so low
Can you hear me when I call your name?  

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

ain't no friend of mine

30 Day Song Challenge. Day Twenty-One. A Song That You Listen To When You're Happy.

Hound Dog - Elvis Presley


You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
cryin' all the time.
You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
cryin' all the time.
Well, you ain't never caught a rabbit
and you ain't no friend of mine.

When they said you was high classed,
well, that was just a lie.
When they said you was high classed,
well, that was just a lie.
You ain't never caught a rabbit
and you ain't no friend of mine.

Monday, 13 September 2010

what the heart is longing for

30 Day Song Challenge. Day Twenty. A Song That You Listen To When You're Angry.

Pretty much.


King of the Closet - Blindside


I answer with a restless ok but I'm about to blow when you're gone
I keep this to myself; a restless ok but I fear the dawn
I've never been afraid to hide up in the dark
It's the first morning stream of pure light that makes me rather swim with the sharks
And it'll make me say I'm ok even though it hurts more if I stay
And I'm ok. Yes, I'm ok. If that'll make your questions go away

I'm a vampire, I'm afraid the light will set me on fire

I'm cold in a way I just want to stay
And I'm cold this way

Reckon I'll close the door
Pull down the curtains stay close to the floor
Mercy is for the weak; we do not train to be merciful here
Mercy is everything I fear; we do not train to see His mercy here

Crawling again
The heart is screaming with a smile
Pride says no because of the stain
The heart pounds for love, pride says no
Because of what the heart is longing for
I'm not sure I want to be a man anymore

This choice I've got to make,
I've got to make alone
A heart of stone
This choice I've got to make
I've got to make it true
A heart broken in two

Sunday, 12 September 2010

every breath is a second chance

30 Day Song Challenge. Day Nineteen. A Song From Your Favourite Album.

From my fave ATM. This song always hits me. (from Hello Hurricane)

Always - Switchfoot 


This is the start, this is your heart
This is the day you were born
This is the sun, these are your lungs
This is the day you were born

And I am always yours

These are the scars deep in your heart
This is the place you were born
This is the hole where most of your soul comes ripping out
From the places you've been torn

And it is always yours
But I am always yours

Hallelujah, I'm caving in
Hallelujah, I'm in love again
Hallelujah, I'm a wretched man
Hallelujah, every breath is a second chance

And it is always yours
And I am always yours

Saturday, 11 September 2010

you weren't suppose to let me fall

30 Day Song Challenge. Day Eighteen. A Song That You Wish You Heard On the Radio.

:)

Instant Star Me - This Riot Scene

I'll have to add lyrics later, maybe audio when I record some.

Friday, 10 September 2010

some dance to remember

30 Day Song Challenge. Day Seventeen. A Song That You Hear Often on the Radio.

Classic.

Hotel California - The Eagles 


On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway;
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself,
'This could be Heaven or this could be Hell'
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor,
I thought I heard them say...

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year (Any time of year)
You can find it here

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes Benz
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

So I called up the Captain,
'Please bring me my wine'
He said, 'We haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine'
And still those voices are calling from far away,
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say...

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
They livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise)
Bring your alibis

Mirrors on the ceiling,
The pink champagne on ice
And she said 'We are all just prisoners here, of our own device'
And in the master's chambers,
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives,
But they just can't kill the beast

Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
'Relax,' said the night man,
'We are programmed to receive.
You can check-out any time you like,
But you can never leave!'

Thursday, 9 September 2010

brighter than the moon

30 Day Song Challenge. Day Sixteen. A Song You Use to Love But Now Hate.

This was incredibly hard. More like I just dislike it from hearing it all the freaking time. Overplayed on the radio much?

Firework - Katy Perry

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag,
drifting through the wind
wanting to start again?
Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
like a house of cards,
one blow from caving in?

Do you ever feel already buried deep?
6 feet under screams but no one seems to hear a thing
Do you know that there's still a chance for you
'Cause there's a spark in you

You just gotta ignite, the light, and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July

'Cause baby you're a firework
Come on, show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby, you're a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh"
You're gonna leave 'em all in awe, awe, awe

You don't have to feel like a waste of space
You're original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow

Maybe your reason why all the doors are closed
So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will glow
And when it's time, you'll know

You just gotta ignite, the light, and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July

'Cause baby you're a firework
Come on, show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby, you're a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, Oh, Oh"
You're gonna leave 'em all in awe, awe, awe

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
It's always been inside of you, you, you
And now it's time to let it through-ough-ough

'Cause baby you're a firework
Come on, show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go "Oh, Oh, Oh"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby, you're a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, Oh, Oh"
You're gonna leave 'em all in awe, awe, awe

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon  



Wednesday, 8 September 2010

no drug that they could sell

30 Day Song Challenge. Day Fifteen. A Song That Describes You.

What can I say? (I love Switchfoot.)

Mess of Me - Switchfoot

I am my own affliction
I am my own disease
There ain't no drug that they could sell
Ah, there ain't no drug to make me well

There ain't no drug
It's not enough
There ain't no drug
The sickness is myself

I made a mess of me
I wanna get back the rest of me
I've made a mess of me
I wanna spend the rest of my life alive

I've made a mess of me
I wanna get back the rest of me
I've made a mess of me
I wanna spend the rest of my live alive
The rest of my life alive

We lock our souls in cages
We hide inside our shells
It's hard to feed to the ones you love
Oh, when you can't forgive yourself
Yeah, forgive yourself

There ain't no drug
There ain't no drug
There ain't no drug
The sickness is myself

I made a mess of me
I wanna get back the rest of me
I've made a mess of me
I wanna spend the rest of my life alive

I've made a mess of me
I wanna reverse this tragedy
I've made a mess of me
I wanna spend the rest of my live alive
The rest of my life alive

Ahhhhooo

There ain't no drug
There ain't no drug
There ain't no drug
No drug to make me well

There ain't no drug
It's not enough
We're breaking up
The sickness is myself
The sickness is myself

I made a mess of me
I wanna get back the rest of me
I've made a mess of me
I wanna spend the rest of my life alive

I've made a mess of me
I wanna reverse this tragedy
I've made a mess of me
I wanna spend the rest of my live alive
The rest of my life alive

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

you think that's pretty clever

30 Day Song Challenge. Day Fourteen. A Song That No One Would Expect You to Love.

Well, I think this was the first Radiohead song I heard. I don't know if people would expect me to listen to them or not really.

High & Dry - Radiohead

Two jumps in a week
I bet you think that's pretty clever don't you boy?
Flying on your motorcycle,
Watching all the ground beneath you drop
You'd kill yourself for recognition,
Kill yourself to never ever stop
You broke another mirror,
You're turning into something you are not

Don't leave me high, don't leave me dry
Don't leave me high, don't leave me dry

Drying up in conversation,
You will be the one who cannot talk
All your insides fall to pieces,
You just sit there wishing you could still make love
They're the ones who'll hate you
When you think you've got the world all sussed out
They're the ones who'll spit at you,
You will be the one screaming out

Don't leave me high, don't leave me dry
Don't leave me high, don't leave me dry

It's the best thing that you ever had,
The best thing that you ever, ever had
It's the best thing that you ever had,
The best thing you ever had has gone away

Don't leave me high, don't leave me dry
Don't leave me high, don't leave me dry
Don't leave me high, don't leave me dry
Don't leave me high, don't leave me dry

Monday, 6 September 2010

and it takes my breath away

30 Day Song Challenge. Day Thirteen. A Song That Is a Guilty Pleasure.

Oh yes.

Naturally - Selena Gomez and The Scene


How you choose to express yourself
It's all your own and I can tell
It comes naturally
It comes naturally

You follow what you feel inside
It's intuitive, you don't have to try
It comes naturally
It comes naturally

And it takes my breath away
What you do so naturally

You are the thunder and I am the lightning
And I love the way you
Know who you are and to me it's exciting
When you know it's meant to be

Everything comes naturally, it comes naturally
When you're with me, baby
Everything comes naturally, it comes naturally
Bay-bay-baby

You have a way of moving me
A force of nature, your energy
It comes naturally
It comes naturally, yeah

And it takes my breath away
What you do, so naturally

You are the thunder and I am the lightning
{ From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/s/selena-gomez-lyrics/naturally-lyrics.html }
And I love the way you
Know who you are and to me it's exciting
When you know it's meant to be

Everything comes naturally, it comes naturally
When you're with me, baby
Everything comes naturally, it comes naturally
Bay-bay-baby

When we collide sparks fly
When you look in my eyes
It takes my breath away

You are the thunder and I am the lightning
And I love the way you
Know who you are and to me it's exciting
When you know it's meant to be

Everything comes naturally, it comes naturally
When you're with me, baby
Everything comes naturally, it comes naturally
Bay-bay-baby

Naturally
Naturally
Naturally
Bay-bay-baby

Naturally
Naturally
Naturally
Everything, baby, comes naturally

Naturally
Naturally
Everything, baby, comes naturally

Sunday, 5 September 2010

baby, baby, baby

30 Day Song Challenge. Day Twelve. A Song From a Band You Hate.

Ugh, what? Oh, not  band but I can't bring myself to actually listen to him seriously. Aaaand... this is a cover version.


Baby - Justin Beiber

Saturday, 4 September 2010

can't handle the pressure?

30 Day Song Challenge. Day Eleven. A Song From Your Favourite Band.

A " top 5" band because I can't choose a favourite.


E For Extinction - Thousand Foot Krutch

I'm not the same as yesterday
Ooh...It's hard to explain
How things have changed
But I'm not the same as before
And I know there's so much more ahead
I can barely believe that I'm here
And I won't surrender quietly
Step up and watch me go

Break down, ya really want it?
Wanna make a scene?
Show me what ya mean
Let's get it started
Let me see whatcha got
Can ya take it up a knotch?
Don't think you got it
Can't handle the pressure?
Get, off, stop talkin' about it
Gotta make this count, let's go

When we move
We camouflage ourselves
We stand in the shadows waiting
We live for this and nothing more
We are what You created

I can feel the storm
The winds have changed
Ooh...'Cause we're worlds a part
But just the same
But we won't leave the way that we came
And I know there's so much more ahead
I can barely believe that we're here
We won't surrender quietly
Step up and watch it go

Are you ready? Are ya ready?
Are ya ready for me?
Are you ready? Are ya ready?
Are ya ready to see?

Friday, 3 September 2010

just listen

30 Day Song Challenge. Day Ten. A Song That Makes You Fall Asleep.

River Flow In You - Yiruma

Thursday, 2 September 2010

creates a fever baby

30 Day Song Challenge. Day Nine. A Song That You Can Dance To.

Who can't dance to this song?

I Like to Dance - Hot Chelle Rae

Click clack shimmer 'n shine
Everybody's in a line now
Dressed up to the nines now baby

Silver, shiny, sexy, it's love and
The music's playing so loud
Disco balls and big crowds baby

Her eyes, they tell me what I need to know
Your touch tells me where I need to go
My lead will make you wanna get so close

Well I like to dance
So if you do just get on the floor
Forget the romance
This is what music was created for
So find someone hot
And if you're not it doesn't matter
Baby take what you got and
Just go dancing you'll feel better

I like to dance
I like to dance dance dance dance

Lovesick electric sex thoughts
Are flying all around me
He said, she said "let's leave" baby

Fashion lives alive in her dress
And her eyes'll never leave her
The song creates a fever baby

Her eyes, they tell me what I need to know
Your touch tells me where I need to go
My lead will make you wanna get so close

Well I like to dance
So if you do just get on the floor
Forget the romance
This is what music was created for
So find someone hot
And if you're not it doesn't matter
Baby take what you got and
Just go dancing you'll feel better

Lovesick, lovesick, ELECTRIC [x4]

(I like to dance) [x4]

Well I like to dance
So if you do just get on the floor
Forget the romance
This is what music was created for
So find someone hot
And if you're not it doesn't matter
Baby take what you got and
Just go dancing you'll feel better
[X2]

Lovesick, lovesick, ELECTRIC!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

give my mind a new disease

30 Day Song Challenge. Day Eight. A Song That You Know All the Words To.

Long Way Down - Goo Goo Dolls

Oh here you are, there's nothing left to say
You're not supposed to be that way
Did they push you out? did they throw you away?
Touch me now and I don't care
When you take me I'm not there
Almost human, but I'll never be the same

Long way down, I don't think I'll make it on my own
Long way down, I don't want to live in here alone
Long way down, I don't think I'll make it on my own

I never put you down, I never pushed you away
You're not supposed to be that way
And anything you want, there's nothing I could say
Is there anything to feel?
Is it pain that makes you real?
Cut me off before it kills me

Long way down, I don't think I'll make it on my own
Long way down, I don't want to live in here alone
Long way down, I don't think I'll make it on my own

I never put you down, I never pushed you away
Take another piece of me
Give my mind a new disease
And the black and white world never fades to gray

Long way down, I don't think I'll make it on my own
Long way down, I don't want to live in here alone
Long way down, I don't think I'll make it on my own