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Ring of Fire Cover…

Thought it was time to explore the world of cover songs

I love Johnny Cash. Surprisingly, my teenage son loves him too! Not so much with my daughter, but she will come around!

The Original– Johnny Cash- The Ring of Fire

Our discoveries:

#1- Home Free feat. member of Penatonix- Ring of Fire  (I think I can sing. But after hearing them, I know I can’t!)

#2- Wall of Voodoo- Ring of Fire (Sounds a bit like an 80’s song to me?)

#3- Social Distortion- Ring of Fire (Great for waking up on a Monday morning. Or a snooze in the afternoon!)

Verdict– Still love the original. Nothing will replace it in my book. Although, I do love having other versions of the original. I do like all three versions since the song is one of my favorites. However, I do not think they all will make the cut to the music library.

What are your thoughts?

 

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Putting it Out There…

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If you are checking out the Homepage today, it’s currently being re-vamped.  So it’s invisible like some of us wish we were at times. That would be cool. Wouldn’t it?

In between re-vamping, I will be making oatmeal cream pies for an army!!

I hope to have the homepage back up by tonight…

Have a great, hopefully relaxing, Sunday!

Posted in Blogging, Writing

Thank You Readers!

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I didn’t have a chance to say it this morning, but I think you are awesome! Thank you all for stopping by and reading, following, and commenting.

IF by chance you DO NOT understand a poem (as it seems that is my choice lately), please ask questions. I would be more than happy to answer any question you have. Your question may help me. Especially if I am in a jam naming the poem! Yesterday the idea came to me instantly by making me think by answering the question.  🙂

You are welcome here. Stop in any time and say hello. My goal is to write every day in some way, shape, or form.  I will do my best!

Posted in Music

Additions to Friday’s Playlist.

I felt bad about this mornings playlist. Maybe I seemed rushed with it? So I added lyrics with the additions I added this evening… Hope you enjoy them or find something new you like!

Jesse Ruben- This is Why I Need You

I have too many questions, and places to go
There are too many options, far too many unknowns
This is why I need you
Everyone talks now, but no one is right
there are too many armies, with no one to fight
This is why I need you
Cause you make the darkness less dark
You make the edges less sharp
You make the winter feel warmer
You make my weakness less weak
You make the bottom less deep
You make the waiting feel shorter
You make my crazy feel normal, every time
You are the who, love is the what, this is the why
There are too many problems, and no one who cares
There are so many roads, and they all need repairs
This is why I need you
There’s not enough chocolate, there’s too many chores
There are so many mountains, that I haven’t explored
This is why I need you
Cause you make the darkness less dark
You make the edges less sharp
You make the winter feel warmer
You make my weakness less weak
You make the bottom less deep
You make the waiting feel shorter
You make my crazy feel normal, every time
You are the who, love is the what, this is the why
You keep the ship moving forward
You make it easy to try
You make my crazy feel normal, every time
You are the who, love is the what, this is the why
[Verse 1]
Cold bones. Yeah, that’s my love
She glides away, like a ghost[Pre-Chorus]
Does she know that we bleed the same?
Don’t wanna cry but I break that way[Verse 2]
Cold sheets. Oh, where’s my love?
I am searching high, I’m searching low in the night

[Pre-Chorus]
Does she know that we bleed the same?
Don’t wanna cry but I break that way

[Chorus]
Did she run away?
Did she run away? I don’t know
If she ran away
If she ran away, come back home
Just come home

[Bridge]
I got a fear, oh, in my blood
She was carried up into the clouds, high above

I met you in the dark, you lit me up
You made me feel as though I was enough
We danced the night away, we drank too much
I held your hair back when
You were throwing up
Then you smiled over your shoulder
For a minute, I was stone-cold sober
I pulled you closer to my chest
And you asked me to stay over
I said, I already told ya
I think that you should get some rest
I knew I loved you then
But you’d never know
‘Cause I played it cool when I was scared of letting go
I know I needed you
But I never showed
But I wanna stay with you until we’re grey and old
Just say you won’t let go
Just say you won’t let go
I’ll wake you up with some breakfast in bed
I’ll bring you coffee with a kiss on your head
And I’ll take the kids to school
Wave them goodbye
And I’ll thank my lucky stars for that night
When you looked over your shoulder
For a minute, I forget that I’m older
I wanna dance with you right now
Oh, and you look as beautiful as ever
And I swear that everyday you’ll get better
You make me feel this way somehow
I’m so in love with you
And I hope you know
Darling your love is more than worth its weight in gold
We’ve come so far my dear
Look how we’ve grown
And I wanna stay with you until we’re grey and old
Just say you won’t let go
Just say you won’t let go
I wanna live with you
Even when we’re ghosts
‘Cause you were always there for me when I needed you most
I’m gonna love you till
My lungs give out
I promise till death we part like in our vows
So I wrote this song for you, now everybody knows
‘Cause now it’s just you and me till we’re grey and old
Just say you won’t let go
Just say you won’t let go
Just say you won’t let go
Oh, just say you won’t let go

“All Those Friendly People”

Count back, anaesthetise
Colours burnt into my eyes
Life for you is shades of grey
Help me, help me find my wayLost, lost, and never found
Hide your secrets, settle down
I am young and I am naïve
Tell me something I will believeTake me, take me far away
From this city’s soul decay
Hid away ’til I was eighteen
Only saw colours on a TV screen

Skinny jeans and sunglasses
A fashion statement for the masses
What you’re doing makes me sick
Over hyped and generic

Shine, shine like the sun
Spread your warmth through everyone
I asked you why people die
You said we all had a design

Slide into the sea
Landslide comin’ down on me
I said I was into you
You said you were into me

You never answer on the phone
With your nicotine lips and your heart of stone
I look for you by the underpass
Looks like this love wasn’t meant to last

You said you reap just what you sow
So tell me, where does your garden grow?
You said in time the pain would pass
Looks like the end is here at last

Burn, burn like a star
Burn a hole in every heart
Strung out on a trail of blood
Who knew the stars were not enough?

Smile, smile if you can
If you can’t, I’ll understand
See these stitches in my eyes
Smash computers, kill rockstars

Purge the past and waste my mind
Leave no scent or trace behind
One day when you bury me
When I wake up, what will I see?

Down, down underground
Dig for fire, dig for sound
What is on the radio?
‘Cause I would like to say hello

Crawl, crawl through the dirt
Jesus, show me what you’re worth
Can’t you just send us a sign?
Tell us all that we’re doing fine

Nights for sitting in the dark
Days for lying in the park
Wake me up from my sick dream
A requiem for this dead scene

You never answer on the phone
With your nicotine lips and your heart of stone
I look for you by the underpass
Looks like this love wasn’t meant to last

You said you reap just what you sow
Well tell me, where does your garden grow?
You said in time the pain would pass
Looks like the end is here at last

Count back, anaesthetise
Colours burnt into my eyes
Life for you is shades of grey
Help me, help me find my way

Mother, can’t you help me now?
‘Cause I’ve been drowning in the sound
Lying on the motorway
Writing songs and wasting away

 

Breathe Deep, Breathe Clear
know that I’m here, know that I’m here
waiting
Stay strong, stay go
you don’t have to fear, you don’t have to fear
waitingI, see you soon, I’ll see you soonHow could a heart like yours
ever love a heart like mine
how could I live before
How could I have been so blind
You opened up my eyes
You opened up my eyes)Sleep sound, sleep tight
Here in my mind, here in my mind
waiting
Come close my dear
you don’t have to fear, you don’t have to fear
waiting

I, see you soon, I’ll see you soon

How could a heart like yours
ever love a heart like mine
how could I live before
How could I have been so blind
You opened up my eyes
You opened up my eyes

Sleep sound, sleep tight
Here in my mind, here in my mind
waiting
Come close my dear
you don’t have to fear, you don’t have to fear
waiting

I, see you soon, I’ll see you soon

How could a heart like yours
ever love a heart like mine
how could I live before
How could I have been so blind
You opened up my eyes
You opened up my eyes

Holdfast hope
all your love is all I’ve ever known
Hold fast hope
all your love is all I’ve ever known

How could a heart like yours
ever love a heart like mine
how could I live before
How could I have been so blind
You opened up my eyes
You opened up my eyes
You opened up my eyes
You opened up my eyes

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I am Back.. Again.

Hello again! One thing that may have caught your attention is I have been posting more! I sincerely thank you for stopping by and reading my blog! Some of you may have wondered what happened to me.

I have been making more of an effort to write. I set aside the time. I write when I feel like it. Even if it means the dishes wait. Or the laundry is done later. Eff the laundry.

This is who I am. I am a writer. I love seeing words on a screen.

So where have I been? Where did I go? How’s life? Well…

School/End. Summer. Beach trip. Family Drama <—- Sticks to me like glue.

I observe quietly. Holding it in. Waiting for the right time to create a written masterpiece from the explosion of feelings and thoughts— a poem, or a story.

I have stories within me to tell. I won’t be going anywhere. I’m back to stay.

On a side note: I am trying to envision the future of my blog. How I want it to be. If this is home. Or if I have other ideas… Maybe I am out of my “groove.”

Thoughts? Comments? How is your summer?

 

 

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Frustrations

Life Lately…

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Summer started and brought with it a whirlwind of business, chaos, and distractions.

Maybe even some new frustrations, but it’s okay. I’ll deal with ’em. I’m a big girl.

I love summer! Nice weather. Kicking into relaxation-mode. Enjoying time with family and friends.

Today we are packing for the beach. Well, I have. The whole week I sporadically packed, and realized today how little that mattered.

Every five minutes my daughter asks, “Is it time to go yet!”

My hands are full as I am still packing. “No, not yet! But soon!”

My son lazily saunters into the room after she is gone. “When are we leaving?”

Ugh. “Later.”

My husband is putting together his car. Hopefully with the new automatic transmission swap it will run. It has been on jack-stands for months.

Last night, he sat lazily on the couch as I did all the legwork for our travel preparations. I asked him to help our son pack his stuff. He coached him from the couch. Hmph. 

As of right now, I think we are packed. Maybe. Knowing me I may have forgotten a thing or two. I have the essentials covered that is the important thing. I hate packing!

A family member is staying at the house with the dog. We paid the bills today. Yesterday we were “beautified.” We had haircuts and as my daughter says “I had my hair painted.”

Today we finish up with putting some color on our hands, and feet. This morning as I was plucking my eyebrows an all too familiar conversation played out in my head between my best friend and me when I tried waxing them myself.

She never let me live it down. I waxed them off. She said I would.

Needless to say I never did that again.

Anyway– all bases are covered.

I will be writing while I am away. It will be my first time at the beach since I was a girl! I will take you along with me!

Stay tuned.

Lynne