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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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Memorial Day Mix-Up

Memorial Day Mix-up!

ONE– Papa Roach- No Matter What

No matter what
I got your back
I’ll take a bullet for you if it comes to that
I swear to god
That in the bitter end
We’re gonna be the last ones standing

TWO– Five Finger Death Punch- Wrong Side of Heaven

Arms wide open, I stand alone.
I’m no hero, and I’m not made of stone.
Right or wrong, I can hardly tell.
I’m on the wrong side of heaven, and the righteous side of hell.
The wrong side of heaven, and the righteous side, righteous side of hell.

THREE– Breaking Benjamin- I Will Not Bow

I will not bow
I will not break
I will shut the world away
I will not fall
I will not fade
I will take your breath away

FOUR– Lenny Kravitz- American Woman

Huh, American woman, stay away from me
American woman, mama let me be
Don’t come hanging ’round my door
I don’t wanna see your face no more
I got more important things to do
Than spend my time growin’ old with you
Now woman, stay away
American woman, listen what I say

FIVE– U2- Sunday, Bloody Sunday

I can’t believe the news today
Oh, I can’t close my eyes
And make it go away
How long…
How long must we sing this song
How long, how long…
’cause tonight…we can be as one
Tonight…
Broken bottles under children’s feet
Bodies strewn across the dead end street
But I won’t heed the battle call
It puts my back up
Puts my back up against the wall
Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday

SIX– The Cranberries- Zombie

head hangs lowly
Child is slowly taken
And the violence caused such silence
Who are we mistaken?
But you see, it’s not me
It’s not my family
In your head, in your head
They are fighting
With their tanks, and their bombs
And their bombs, and their guns
In your head, in your head
They are crying
In your head, in your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie-ie-ie
What’s in your head?
In your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie-ie-ie-ie, oh

SEVEN– CCR- Fortunate Son

Some folks are born made to wave the flag
Ooh, they’re red, white and blue
And when the band plays “Hail to the chief”
Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord
It ain’t me, it ain’t me, I ain’t no senator’s son, son
It ain’t me, it ain’t me; I ain’t no fortunate one, no

Yeah!
Some folks are born silver spoon in hand
Lord, don’t they help themselves, oh
But when the taxman comes to the door
Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yes

It ain’t me, it ain’t me, I ain’t no millionaire’s son, no
It ain’t me, it ain’t me; I ain’t no fortunate one, no

EIGHT– Bruce Springsteen- Born in the USA

The first kick I took was when I hit the ground
End up like a dog that’s been beat too much
Till you spend half your life just covering up
Born in the U.S.A., I was born in the U.S.A.
I was born in the U.S.A., born in the U.S.A.
Got in a little hometown jam
So they put a rifle in my hand
Sent me off to a foreign land
To go and kill the yellow man
Born in the U.S.A., I was born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A., born in the U.S.A.

NINE– Bob Marley and the Wailers- Buffalo Soldier

Buffalo Soldier, Dreadlock Rasta:
There was a Buffalo Soldier in the heart of America,
Stolen from Africa, brought to America,
Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival.

I mean it, when I analyze the stench –
To me it makes a lot of sense:
How the Dreadlock Rasta was the Buffalo Soldier,
And he was taken from Africa, brought to America,
Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival.

Said he was a Buffalo Soldier, Dreadlock Rasta –
Buffalo Soldier in the heart of America.

TEN–Guns and Roses- Civil War

“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.
Some men you just can’t reach…
So, you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it!
Well, he gets it!
N’ I don’t like it any more than you men.”
Look at your young men fighting
Look at your women crying
Look at your young men dying
The way they’ve always done before
Look at the hate we’re breeding
Look at the fear we’re feeding
Look at the lives we’re leading
The way we’ve always done before

ELEVEN– Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band- Turn, Turn, Turn

To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven
A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep
To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven
A time to build up, a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together
From underneath the trees, we watch the sky
Confusing stars for satellites
I never dreamed that you’d be mine
But here we are, we’re here tonight
Singing Amen, I’m alive (I’m alive)
Singing Amen, I’m alive
If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
Then we’d see the day when nobody died
And I’m singing
Amen I, Amen I, Amen I, I’m alive
Amen I, Amen I, Amen I, I’m alive

THIRTEEN– Dixie Chicks– Travelin’ Solider

Two days past eighteen
He was waiting for the bus in his army green
Sat down in a booth in a cafe there
Gave his order to a girl with a bow in her hair
He’s a little shy so she give him a smile
So he said would you mind sittin’ down for a while
And talking to me, I’m feeling a little low
She said I’m off in an hour and I know where we can go
So they went down and they sat on the pier
He said I bet you got a boyfriend but I don’t care
I got no one to send a letter to
Would you mind if I sent one back here to you

FOURTEEN– Billy Ray Cyrus- Some Gave All

I knew a man, called him Sandy Kane
Few folks even knew his name
But a hero, yes, was he
Left a boy, came back a man
Still many just don’t understand
About the reasons that we are free
I can’t forget the look in his eyes
Or the tears he cries
As he said these words to me
“All gave some and some gave all
And some stood through for the red, white and blue
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some gave all”

FIFTEEN– Toby Keith- American Soldier

I’m just trying to be a father,
Raise a daughter and a son,
Be a lover to their mother,
Everything to everyone.
Up and at ’em bright and early,
I’m all business in my suit,
Yeah, I’m dressed up for success from my head down to my boots,
I don’t do it for the money, there’s bills that I can’t pay,
I don’t do it for the glory, I just do it anyway,
Providing for our future’s my responsibility,
Yeah I’m real good under pressure, being all that I can be,
I can’t call in sick on Mondays when the weekend’s been too strong,
I just work straight through the holidays,
Sometimes all night long.
You can bet that I stand ready when the wolf growls at the door.
Hey, I’m solid, hey, I’m steady, hey, I’m true down to the core.

 

 

 

 

 

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My Workday Playlist

My Writing/Cleaning Playlist–

One– Amazing Eyes- Good Old War

Two– Wrecking Ball- Ryan Adams

Three– We Don’t Know- The Strumbellas

Four– Winning Streak- Glen Hansard

Five– Better than Love- Griffin House (Live)

Six– She Lit a Fire- Lord Huron

Seven– Home– Blue October

Eight– Clementine- Sarah Jaffe

Nine– Falling Slowly- Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova (Once Upon a Time)

Ten- Little Talks ( The X Factor USA)- Alex and Sierra

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My Friday Fix

Today’s Writing Playlist–

ONE- Brandi Carlie- Wherever is Your Heart

I think it’s time we found a way back home
You loose so many things you love as you grow
I missed the days when I was just a kid
My fear became my shadow, I swear it did
Wherever is your heart I call home
Wherever is your heart I call home
Though your feet may take you far from me, I know
Wherever is your heart I call home

TWO- Emmylou- First Aid Kit

Oh the bitter winds are coming in
And I’m already missing the summer
Stockholm’s cold but I’ve been told
I was born to endure this kind of weather
When it’s you I find like a ghost in my mind
I am defeated and I gladly wear the crown
I’ll be your Emmylou and I’ll be your June
If you’ll be my Graham and my Johnny too
No, I’m not asking much of you
Just sing little darling, sing with me

THREE- The Head and the Heart- Let’s Be Still

You can get lost in the music for hours, honey,
You can get lost in a room.
We can play music for hours and hours
But the sun’ll still be coming up soon
The world’s just spinning
A little too fast
If things don’t slow down soon we might not last.
So just for the moment, let’s be still.

FOUR- Josh Ritter- Change of Time

I had a dream last night
I dreamt that I was swimming
And the stars up above
Directionless and drifting
Somewhere in the dark
Were the sirens and the thunder
And around me as I swam
The drifters who’d gone under

Time, love
Time, love
Time, love
It’s only a change of time

FIVE- City and Colour- Grand Optimist

I fear I’m dying of complications
Complications due to things I’ve left undone
That all my debts will be left unpaid
Feel like a cripple without a cane
I’m like a jack of all trades
Who’s a master of none
Then there’s my father
He’s always looking on the bright side
Saying things like
“Son, life just ain’t that hard”
He is the grand optimist
I am the world’s poor pessimist
You give him burdensome times
And he will escape unscarred

SIX- Annie- JOHNNYSWIM

The carpet still holds the shape of your feet
From the last time I saw you when you walked away from me.
Oh, Annie, what’s it all been for?
If I told you I was changing, would you love me more?

I went before the morning in the middle of the night,
Left you with a letter I never thought I’d write.
Oh, Annie, it only read, “goodbye.”
I guess it needed to be said,
It just ain’t a word of mine though.

SEVEN- Ben Howard- Oats in the Water

Go your way,
I’ll take the long way ’round,
I’ll find my own way down,
As I should.
And hold your gates
As croak in the midas touch
A joke in the way that we rust,
And breathe again.

EIGHT- The Lumineers- Angela

When you left this town, with your windows down
And the wilderness inside

Let the exits pass, all the tar and glass
‘Til the road and sky align

The strangers in this town,
They raise you up just to cut you down
Oh Angela it’s a long time coming

NINE- Passenger- Heart’s on Fire

Well I don’t know how and I don’t know why
But when something’s living well you can’t say die
You feel like laughing but you start to cry
I don’t know how and I don’t know why
Well I don’t have many and I don’t have much
In fact I don’t have any but I’ve got enough
‘Cause I know those eyes and I know that touch
I don’t have many and I don’t have much

TEN- Shovels and Rope- Birmingham

Delta Mama and a Nickajack Man
Raised their Cumberland daughters in a Tennessee band
Played Springwater at Station Inn
Couldn’t play fast, couldn’t fit in
Caught a ’66 Dodge in Caroline
Got her education on her mama’s dime
She was singing in a bar called Comatose
Halfway rusted on the salty coast
Rock of Ages, cleave for me
Let me hide myself in Thee
Buried in the sand
Five hundred miles from Birmingham
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Monday Mix-Up

My playlist for today–

ONE- The Ramones– I Wanna Be Sedated

TWO- The Cranberries- Zombie

THREE- Beastie Boys- Sabatoge

FOUR- Mumford and Sons- Wagon Wheel (Cover)

FIVE-  Anna Nalick- Breathe (2 am)

SIX- The Raconteurs- Steady as She Goes

SEVEN- Imagine Dragons- Not Today

EIGHT-Brett Dennen Ain’t No Reason

NINE- Coldplay- In My Place

TEN- Daughtry- Waiting for Superman

ELEVEN- Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros- Home

TWELVE- Guster- One Man Wrecking Machine

THIRTEEN- Gym Class Heroes- Stereo Hearts

FOURTEEN- Ingrid Michaelson- Girls Chase Boys

FIFTEEN- Gnarls Barkley- Crazy

*Updated a couple links worked on my end. Then, after posting didn’t. Fixed!

 

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Rainy-Day Mix-Up

My playlist for this cold, rainy day!

ONE– Rod Stewart- Have You Ever Seen The Rain?

Someone told me long ago There’s a calm before the storm,
I know; It’s been comin’ for some time.
When it’s over, so they say, It’ll rain a sunny day,
I know; Shinin’ down like water.

I want to know, Have you ever seen the rain?
I want to know, Have you ever seen the rain
Comin’ down on a sunny day?

TWO– 3 AM- Matchbox 20

She said it’s cold outside and she hands me my raincoat
She’s always worried about things like that
She said it’s all gonna end and it might as well be my fault
And she only sleeps when it’s raining
And she screams and her voice is strained
And

[Chorus:]
She says baby
It’s 3 am I must be lonely
When she says baby
Well I can’t help but be scared of it all sometimes
The rain’s gonna wash away I believe it

THREE– Bill Withers- Ain’t No Sunshine

Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
It’s not warm when she’s away
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
And she’s always gone too long
Anytime she goes away
Wonder this time where she’s gone
Wonder if she’s gone to stay
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
And this house just ain’t no home
Anytime she goes away

FOUR– Jars of Clay- Flood

Rain, rain on my face
It hasn’t stopped raining for days
My world is a flood
Slowly I become one with the mud

[Chorus:]

But if I can’t swim after forty days
and my mind is crushed by the thrashing waves
Lift me up so high that I cannot fall
Lift me up
Lift me up – when I’m falling
Lift me up – I’m weak and I’m dying
Lift me up – I need you to hold me
Lift me up – Keep me from drowning again

FIVE– Missy Elliott- I Can’t Stand The Rain

Beep beep, who got the keys to the Jeep? V-r-rrrrrrrooooom!
(uh-huh) I’m drivin to the beach
Top down, loud sounds, see my peeps (uhh)
Give them pounds, now look who it be (who it be)
It be me me me and Timothy (me me!)
Look like it’s bout to rain, what a shame (uh-huh)
I got the Armor-All to shine up the stain
Oh Missy, try to maintain
Icky-icky-icky-icky-icky-icky-icky..

[singing] I can’t stand the rain! (uh-huh, uh-huh)
[singing] ‘gainst my window (against my window)
[singing] I can’t stand the rain! (uh-huh, uh-huh)
[singing] ‘gainst my window (against my window)
[singing] I can’t stand the rain! (uh-huh, uh-huh)
[singing] ‘gainst my window (against my window)
[singing] I can’t stand the rain! (uh-huh, uh-huh)
[singing] ‘gainst my window (say what?)

SIX– Phil Collins- I Wish It Would Rain Down

You know I never meant to see you again
But I only passed by as a friend (yeah)
All this time I stayed out of sight
I started wondering why

Now I, oo… now I wish it would rain down, down on me
Ooo… yes I wish it would rain, rain down on me now
Ooo… yes I wish it would rain down, down on me
Ooo… yes I wish it would rain on me

SEVEN- Garbage- I’m Only Happy When It Rains

I’m only happy when it rains
I’m only happy when it’s complicated
And though I know you can’t appreciate it
I’m only happy when it rains

You know I love it when the news is bad
And why it feels so good to feel so sad
I’m only happy when it rains

EIGHT- Sheryl Crow and Kris Krisofferson– Me and Bobby McGee

Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin’ for a train
And I’s feelin’ near as faded as my jeans
Bobby thumbed a diesel down, just before it rained
It rode us all the way to New Orleans
I pulled my harpoon out of my dirty red bandanna
I was playin’ soft while Bobby sang the blues, yeah
Windshield wipers slappin’ time, I was holdin’ Bobby’s hand in mine
We sang every song that driver knew

NINE- CCR- Who’ll Stop The Rain?

Long as I remember,
The rain been comin’ down.
Clouds of myst’ry pourin’
Confusion on the ground.
Good men through the ages
Tryin’ to find the sun.
And I wonder,
Still I wonder
Who’ll stop the rain.

TEN- Adele- Set Fire To The Rain

I let it fall, my heart,
And as it fell you rose to claim it
It was dark and I was over
Until you kissed my lips and you saved me
My hands, they’re strong
But my knees were far too weak,
To stand in your arms
Without falling to your feet

ELEVEN- Trapt- Living In The Eye of the Storm

I can’t run, too dangerous to open the door
I can’t hide, there’s nowhere to go anymore
I’ve got nothing to hold on to
I can’t break through living in the eye of the storm

Living in the eye of the storm

I’m watching all of these dark clouds
I’m watching blue skies turn to gray
And the lightening has struck ground
And a million eyes start to rain

TWELVE- Blind Melon- No Rain

All I can say is that my life is pretty plain
I like watchin’ the puddles gather rain
And all I can do is just pour some tea for two
And speak my point of view but it’s not sane, it’s not sane
I just want someone to say to me
I’ll always be there when you wake
You know I’d like to keep my cheeks dry today
So stay with me and I’ll have it made

THIRTEEN- Breaking Benjamin- Rain

Take a photograph,
It’ll be the last,
Not a dollar or a crowd could ever keep me here,

I don’t have a past
I just have a chance,
Not a family or honest plea remains to say,

Rain, rain go away,
Come again another day,
All the world is waiting for the sun.

FOURTEEN- Guns and Roses- November Rain

When I look into your eyes
I can see a love restrained
But darlin’ when I hold you
Don’t you know I feel the same
Nothin’ lasts forever
And we both know hearts can change
And it’s hard to hold a candle
In the cold November rain

FIFTEEN- Live- Lightning Crashes

Oh now feel it, comin’ back again
Like a rollin’, thunder chasing the wind
Forces pullin’ from
The center of the earth again
I can feel it.

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Day SEVEN- Writing Challenge

A week into the challenge! Only three weeks left of the challenge.

My thoughts — what a great way to write everyday. If you are struggling, as I was with staring at a blank computer screen, only to later slam it shut without writing– I challenge you to try this!

IF you do try it, TAG me. I would love to see what you write.


Day SEVEN– Ten Songs I am Loving Right now-

Easy. Between Pandora and Amazon Prime Music, I’m constantly discovering new songs, and still loving old ones.

One- The Lumineers- Ophelia
I’m constantly whistling this one. The chorus is catchy.

“Honey I love you, that’s all she wrote…

Ophelia, you’ve been on my mind girl like a drug
Ophelia, heaven help a fool who falls in love
Ophelia, you’ve been on my mind girl since the flood
Ophelia, heaven help a fool who falls in love
Ophelia, you’ve been on my mind girl like a drug
Ophelia, heaven help a fool who falls in love”

Two- Ruth B- Lost Boy (Into Sessions)
Love this song. Who doesn’t dream about escaping reality, and getting lost for a while? 

“I am a lost boy from Neverland
Usually hanging out with Peter Pan
And when we’re bored we play in the woods
Always on the run from Captain Hook
“Run, run, lost boy, ” they say to me,
“Away from all of reality.”

Neverland is home to lost boys like me
And lost boys like me are free”


Three- Blue October- Home
Great song about family. Chorus makes me wanna dance.. Hmm, maybe I will. Oh wait, on to the number four!

“Like dancing in the kitchen in the pale moonlight
Only care in the world is that our kids are all right
Daddy loves momma and momma loves him
Tomorrow we get to do it over again

So smile at me baby, take my breath away
With the good Lord willing, I’ll be happy to say
That daddy loves momma and momma loves him
Tomorrow we get to do it over again”


Four- Of Monsters and Men- Dirty Paws
Beautiful song. Heard it one day and instantly liked it.

“Jumping up and down the floor,
My head is an animal.
And once there was an animal,
It had a son that mowed the lawn.
The son was an OK guy,
They had a pet dragonfly.
The dragonfly it ran away,
But it came back with a story to say.”


Five- The Lumineers (Live at IHEART Radio)- Cleopatra
Another Lumineers Song! I love them. They have some catchy tunes. IF you like that genre of music, you might want to check them out if you haven’t– yet. I have my son liking them. My daughter is becoming familiar, “Mom! Lumineers again! Really!”

We grow old, our hearts are dim
But our minds are free, to fly where they will
Your beauty is faded, you’re a broken shell
It’s only the weak that fall for your spell
You can’t control me no more Cleopatra, patra, patra
You can’t control me no more Cleopatra, patra, patra
It’s time to move, to the next life
You’ll be reborn as a beautiful child
You’ll turn the heads of a million men
Lady Pharaoh, the jewel of the Nile

Six- Hozier- It Will Come Back (Live Session)
Love Hozier, and how his music sounds. I like a couple of his other songs too. This one is mellow, and laid-back having a certain urgency to it, a warning. Love can be tricky. 

“You know better babe, you know better babe,
Than to look at it, look at it like that.
You know better babe, you know better babe,
Than to talk to it, talk to it like that.
Don’t give it a hand, offer it a soul
Honey, make this easy.
Leave it to the land, this is what it knows
Honey, that’s how it sleeps.
Don’t let it in with no intention to keep it
Jesus Christ, don’t be kind to it.
Honey don’t feed it, it will come back.”

Seven- Seether- Words as Weapons 
Powerful song about words.

“All I really want is something beautiful to say–

Keep me locked up in your broken mind
I keep searching, never been able
To find a light behind your dead eyes
Not anything at all

You keep living in your own lie
Ever deceitful and ever unfaithful
Keep me guessing, keep me terrified
Take everything from my world”


Eight- Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite (Official Video)
Upbeat song about love, and growing up. A feel-good tune.

“I lock myself in a hotel room
Been waiting all night for the walls to move
I’ve loved some girls that I barely knew
I’ve made some friends, and I’ve lost some too
Crashed my car, I was 17
My mother in the seat riding next to me
The things I’ve learned from a broken mirror
How a face can change when a heart knows fear
Through all the things my eyes have seen
The best by far is you”


Nine- José González – Heartbeats (Official Music Video)
Pretty, slower song about the messiness and confusion of love. Love the guitar. 

“One night to be confused
One night to speed up truth
We had a promise made
Four hands and then away
Both under influence
We had divine scent
To know what to say
Mind is a razor blade

To call for hands from above to lean on
Would that be good enough for me?”


Ten- Cold War Kids- First
A song about how relationships can go wrong an energetic, memorable tune.

“Cheated and lied, broken so bad
You made a vow, never get mad
You play the game, though it’s unfair
They’re all the same, who can compare?
First you lose trust, then you get worried”


 

My ten! Hope you enjoyed them. Maybe discovered a new song? You can always tell me what you think if you have time. Or if you want to recommend a song. I love music! 

Tomorrow’s challenge is something I struggle with. I can’t promise it will be up tomorrow, however, I will try to post some other things I am working on.

You may not have noticed (if you have– awesome!), but I have been working on things here. Trying to make it a nice place. I think the layout is alright finally.

Also, I am posting more regularly. Hoping certain posts aren’t too distracting. Again, you can tell me what you think. I can post more or less graphics, texts, quotes, or funny stuff. I think they add to the atmosphere. However, I am trying to find a happy medium with those, challenges, poems, and other posts.

My job is to make your reading experience a good one! 

Have a great day!

Lynne


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St. Patrick’s Day Playlist- 12 songs!

U2-With or Without You

The Cranberries-Linger

Snow Patrol-Run

The Dublineers-Seven Drunken Nights

Blaggards-Big Strong Man (Live)

Flogging Molly-If I Ever Leave This World Alive

Flogging Molly-Float

The Script-If Only You Could See Me Now

Hozier-Work Song

The Cranberries-Dreams

The Corrs- When The Stars Go Blue

U2-Sweetest Thing

 

How about you? Are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? What are you listening to?