Posted in Music

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?

 

Posted in Quote

Gabor–

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them. ― Dennis Gabor

I stumbled upon this quote today. I am a music lover and poetry lover so instantly the quote made sense to me. Music has the same ability to pull at our heartstrings making us feel a wide range of emotions as poetry does. Both are beautiful expressions of art from the heart.

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

Posted in Poetry

An Old, Familiar Tune

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An Old, Familiar Tune.

Like an old record
my mind spins. Skipping over
unimportant thoughts.
On Loop to remember-
my scatterbrained sea of
ideas, plans, hopes, and dreams.
The theme of my life–
forever repeating,
as these lyrics come alive.

LC © 2016

Posted in Music

Free Fallin’ Cover

Found this cover for “the” favorite song of my girlhood. Well one of them.

John Mayer- Free Fallin’ Live

Tom Petty- Free Fallin’

Even though John Mayer’s version is nice, I think my preference will always be the original. After hearing Tom Petty sing it sooo many times, I am conditioned to that version.

I like exploring music to find artists and bands who performed covers of songs. If anything, I have another version of the song I like. If not, I’ll toss it!

Posted in Music

Don’t Panic

Some lyrics stick in your head no matter what you do!

Coldplay-Bones

Bones sinking like stones
All that we’ve fought for
Homes, places we’ve grown
All of us are done for
We live in a beautiful world
Yeah we do
Yeah we do
We live in a beautiful world
Bones sinking like stones
All that we’ve fought for
Homes, places we’ve grown
All of us are done for
We live in a beautiful world
Yeah we do
Yeah we do
We live in a beautiful world
We live in a beautiful world
Yeah we do
Yeah we do
We live in a beautiful world
Oh all that I know
There’s nothing here to run from
Cause here
Everybody here’s got somebody to lean on
Posted in Blogging, Writing

Day 18: Writing Challenge

Day 18: Writing Challenge– 30 Facts About Yourself


Already overthinking this one as I am sure it is meant to be simple, and fun!

  1. I love to sing. Don’t look for me on the next American Idol. I am probably not that good. However, I like to think I am when I sing.
  2. I whistle when I am doing chores. Not because I think I am Snow White commanding birds, and forest animals. Even though that would be cool. It became a habit sticking with me after dad passed away. Reminding me of him, he whistled a lot.
  3. I like to clean. When I am stressed, it calms me. Weird I know, but I stress clean.
  4. I have a hard time sticking to a set schedule. I hate doing the same thing all the time. It’s nice to switch things up when life becomes monotonous.
  5. I was the first one to pass my driver’s test (out of my group of friends). The first one to parallel park that day. You wouldn’t know it later by looking at my first car. She was banged up a bit.
  6. I don’t drink. I don’t think it’s fun. It doesn’t make me feel good. It makes me sick, and I don’t like the taste. Blah!
  7. I French on my father’s side. My ancestors came over on the boat. Fighting in wars. Made their home here. I took three years of French in school, and remember some of it. Now I am trying to teach my kids. We know how to count. How to say some phrases–like “Hello!” It is fun!
  8. I love to read. When I can find time. Anymore I rather read than watch a movie.
  9. Games and DVD’s are alphabetized. Makes them easier to find. I might be a little OCD about it. 
  10. I don’t care about being in style. I buy whatever I feel like buying, and throw it together. I have my own style. It is called, “I don’t care what anyone else thinks.”
  11. I am organized with some things. Other things, I am not. I put things in that magical “safe place.” I might find it later. Maybe not. My e-mail folder. Yikes– 1,200 messages.
  12. I hate cooking. I never learned how. Touching raw stuff freaks me out, then I am sanitizing all the counters, and the sinks. I know this isn’t normal. Ha!
  13. I love baking. Have been told I am an “awesome baker,” I inherited it from my Nanny. I can make a pretty mean pie. Cookies. Brownies. I am getting hungry now.. Nom Nom Nom.
  14. I am not a fan of fast food. Upset stomach. But I have never met a french fry I didn’t like.
  15. I don’t call other people bad words often. Hearing my husband do it annoys me. It isn’t I don’t think they are acting bad enough to be called those things, it just sounds harsh. If they are acting bad enough to annoy you in such a way, why bother with them? How can you solve the problem without letting it bother you on such a level?
  16. I like helping people. If I can, I will help others. I think we all can help each other somehow. Whether it’s a kind word. A smile. It’s the littlest things that make another person’s day.
  17. I am a good listener. I often try helping people with their problems, and offer advice. If they ask. I am not going to butt in. Unless it is family, and then I will butt in. My brothers can be total boneheads!
  18. I hate bulling. I think it is awful to watch children suffer at the hands of their classmates. Some schools are putting polices in place to thwart bullying while others stand by, and watch–  doing nothing.
  19. I love Psychology. Studied it in college. Fell in love.
  20. I hate musicals. But I love music.
  21. I am socially awkward. It is uncomfortable being around people you don’t know. However, once I know someone I find it easy to make people laugh.
  22. I would love to travel. My soul longs for places I have never visited.
  23. I love history. I find history interesting. Always have. I look around and wonder who was here before me, and what motivated their actions. I look at the roads, and wonder who walked them before me. I feel connected when learning about them.
  24. I have a hard time sitting still. Focus!
  25. I have allergies. My allergies have allergies. I am allergic to my dog. But I love him regardless. He is too cute not to love!
  26. I believe everything happens for a reason. Even if we may not know why.
  27. Best days of my life was when I became a mother, and got married.
  28. My husband and I met three times before we ever considered each other romantically. We met as children. His mother is friends with my sister so she brought him to our house with his sisters. I didn’t like him so I stole all his guys on Super Mario Bros. Again, when I dated his best friend in high school. I didn’t like him then either. Then, we randomly crossed paths after I had my son. Our first date didn’t happen for another two years. 
  29. I love quotes. If we want to become wise and learn anything, I believe we should consider the words of those before us. Those on the same paths.
  30. I have a disease no one can pronounce. I don’t let it hold me back. I don’t use it as a crutch. I take the bad with the good, and I live! I might have it, but it will never have me!

An hour later, I am done! That wasn’t so bad!

I tried NOT to state the obvious– I love poetry, coffee, and hate Mondays, as that can found from poking around the site. .


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