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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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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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Top Ten Saturday Playlist

Saturday Mix- Up.

Songs I’ve been listening to lately. Maybe you will find something you like! Open to suggestions, too!

ONE– Jason Isbell- Flagship

There’s a few too many years on this hotel
She used to be a beauty you can tell
The lights down in the lobby they don’t shine
They just flicker while the elevator winds
And the couple in the corner of the bar
Have traveled light and clearly traveled far
She’s got nothing left to learn about his heart
They’re sitting there a thousand miles apart

Baby let’s not ever get that way
I’ll say whatever words I need to say
I’ll throw rocks at your window from the street
And we’ll call ourselves the flagship of the fleet

TWO– Griffen House- The Guy Who Says Goodbye To You is Out of His Mind

You don’t need to change a thing about you babe
I’m telling you
From where I sit, you’re one of a kind
Relationships, I don’t know why, they never work out and they make you cry
But the guy that says goodbye to you is out of his mind

THREE– James Bay- Hold Back the River

Once upon a different life
We rode our bikes into the sky
But now we call against the tide
Those distant days are flashing by
Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river, so I
Can stop for a minute and be by your side
Hold back the river, hold back
Sheets are swaying from an old clothesline
Like a row of captured ghosts over old dead grass
Was never much, but we’ve made the most
Welcome homeShips are launching from my chest
Some have names but most do not
If you find one, please let me know what piece I’ve lost

This superficial love thing got me going crazy
Baby if you want me, then you better need me
‘Cause I’m so done, not being your number one
And if you wanna keep me, then you better treat me
Like a damn princess, make that an empress
‘Cause I’m so done, not being your number one
This superficial love
I was only walking through your neighborhood
Saw your light on, honey; in the cold I stood
Anywhere I go there you are
Anywhere I go there you areI been getting used to waking up with you
I been getting used to waking up here
Anywhere I go there you are
Anywhere I go there you are

There you are
There you are

Oh wait, just wait
I love you like I’ve never felt the pain,
Just wait
I love you like I’ve never been afraid,
Just wait
Our love is here and here to stay
So lay your head on me
‘Cause it’s too cold
For you here and now
So let me hold
Both your hands in the holes of my sweater
And anything to make you smile
It is a better side of you to admire
But they should never take so long
Just to be over then back to another one
But no one is ever gonna love you more than I do
No one’s gonna love you more than I do
Oh don’t you dare look back
Just keep your eyes on me
I said you’re holding back
She said shut up and dance with me
This woman is my destiny
She said oh oh oh
Shut up and dance with me
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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?