Tank- Celebrate


 

“Celebration” by Tank

Now is a celebration
Oh girl lets celebrate
Yeah it’s a celebration
Oh girl lets celebrate
Baby tonight I’m yours
Baby come on in and wrap your gift
Know you can find it in stores
Some tailor-made for you
It’s like ohhhh
You don’t wanna miss this
Iit feels like it’s Christmas
Yeah its a holiday but I’m open for business
We got a bottle of that Rose
Baby we gon’ celebrate
Make it feel like its your birthday
Baby girl lets celebrate
Party after party I cant wait to celebrate
All up on your body
Baby your my sensei
Baby 4th of July
Right between your thighs it’s like fireworks
Just light up the sky
Don’t need no reservation your my invitation
To this love making
This a celebration
When you last close the door
Lets teach you this sex education
Since you passed every course
Hats off to your graduation
It’s like oooh, ooooooooh
[Chorus]How’d I do how’d I do, baby tell me how you feel
They say real girls ain’t never perfect, perfect girls ain’t real
I’d I agree, but I guess we’ll just wait and see
Cause I swear you act like perfect is the only way to be
Nothing matters ‘cept for you, don’t let no one out here blind you
Don’t remember why you love me, please allow me to remind you
And I know you left me once, but I came right back to find you
Even though I like being in your past you got a bright future behind you
Oh, damn, oh
Girl I must admit I look amazing next to you
Girl you crazy, sexy, cool and you stayed obsessed to school
But that’s good, cause you know that them grades impress me too
And my free days are just for you, but I don’t get many
Its like every time we spend time, it feels like the first time
Cause we never spend enough time, you catch me at the worst time
It ain’t like your not worth time, just I don’t control it
But tonight I made it happen just to celebrate the moment
Give it up one time
[Chorus]

“You  know, I don’t know what I’d do if she were in my life right now…

1, 2, 3 …

I’m on step 1, I haven’t even gotten her back into my life yet so I can’t even begin thinking beyond the first step.”

“How many more years are we going to do this to each other?”

                                                             -Personal Journal

The Waifs – The River


 

The Waifs- The River

I stood and watched my daddy die,
no one could help his plight.
He was trying to save our home
on the day that the river rose.

It came alive, I heard them say,
There was nothing we could do as he washed away.

… Running from the heart of it,
right into the core of it.

Running from the heart of it…

I’m the man now, but I’m only seven
Well, it’s been hard since daddy went to heaven.
We’re staying now, my mama said,
He worked this land, his life is here.

Running from the heart of it,
right into the cause of it

Running from the heart…

Won’t you follow me late at night,
to the river where the moon is bright.
We can wash our sorrow down
underneath that shining ground.

We’ll be sitting in the still night air,
can’t you feel our daddy there.
There’s life and death and all this power
underneath these shining stars.

Running from the heart of it,
right into the cause of it

Running from the heart…

“Addicted” by Saving Abel



“Addicted” by Saving Abel

I’m so addicted to
All the things you do
When you’re going down on me
In between the sheets
Or the sound you make
With every breath you take
It’s not like anything
When you’re loving me

Oh girl lets take it slow
So as for you well you know where to go
I want to take my love and hate you till the end

It’s not like you to turn away
From all the bullshit I can’t take
It’s not like me to walk away

I’m so addicted too all the things
You do when you’re going down on me
In between the sheets
Or the sound you make
With every breathe you take
It’s not like anything
When you’re loving me

I know when it’s getting rough
All the times we spend
When we try to make
This love something better than
Just making love again

It’s not like you to turn away
All the bullshit I can’t take
Just when I think I can walk away,

I’m so addicted to all the things
You do when you’re going on me
In between the sheets
Or the sound you make
With every breathe
It’s not like anything

I’m so addicted to the things you do
When you’re going down on me
Or the sound you make with every breath you take
It’s not like anything when you’re loving me
Yeah
When you’re loving me

How can I make it through
All the things you do
There’s just got to be more to you and me

I’m so addicted to all the things you do
When you’re going down on me
In between the sheets
Or the sound you make with every breath you take
It’s not like anything
It’s not like anything

I’m so addicted to
All the things you do
When you’re going down on me

Or the sound you make with every breath
You take it’s not like anything
I’m so addicted to you
Addicted to you

“All we are” by One Republic



“All We Are”
by One Republic

I tried to paint you a picture, the colors were all wrong
Black and white didn’t fit you and all along,
You were shaded with patience, your strokes of everything
That I need just to make it, and I believe that…
Time can tear you apart
But it won’t break anything that you are, you are

We won’t say our goodbyes you know it’s better that way
We won’t break, we won’t die
It’s just a moment of change
All we are, all we are, is everything that’s right
All we need, all we need, a lover’s alibi

I walked a minute in your shoes, they never would’ve fit
I figured there’s nothing to lose,
I need to get some perspective on these words before I write them down
You’re an island and my ship has run aground
Lord knows I’ll fail you time and again,
But you and me we’re alright

We won’t say our goodbyes you know its better that way
We won’t break, we won’t die
It’s just a moment of change
All we are, all we are, is everything that’s right
All we need all we need, a lover’s alibi

Every single day that I can breathe, you change my philosophy
I’m never gonna let you pass me by
So don’t say your goodbyes you know its better that way
We won’t break, we won’t die
It’s just a moment of change

All we are, all we are, is everything that’s right
All we need, all we need, a lover’s alibi

So don’t say our goodbyes you know its better
We won’t break, we won’t die

Thoughts…


“I’m sorry I wasn’t ready to be your friend, but I’m ready now…”

By the way, someone from Lafayette keeps checking my blog every 1-2 days, sometimes a couple times a day.  Could it be… ?

Funny, right after I opened up a blank blog, 3 Doors Down’s “Here without you” song came on:


“Here Without You” – 3 Doors Down

A hundred days have made me older
Since the last time that I saw your pretty face
A thousand lies have made me colder
And I don’t think I can look at this the same
But all the miles that separate
Disappear now when I’m dreaming of your face

I’m here without you baby
But you’re still on my lonely mind
I think about you baby
And I dream about you all the time
I’m here without you baby
But you’re still with me in my dreams
And tonight it’s only you and me

The miles just keep rollin’
As the people leave their way to say hello
I’ve heard this life is overrated
But I hope that it gets better as we go

I’m here without you baby
But you’re still on my lonely mind
I think about you baby
And I dream about you all the time
I’m here without you baby
But you’re still with me in my dreams
And tonight girl its only you and me

Everything I know, and anywhere I go
It gets hard but it wont take away my love
And when the last one falls
When it’s all said and done
It gets hard but it wont take away my love

I’m here without you baby
But you’re still on my lonely mind
I think about you baby
And I dream about you all the time
I’m here without you baby
But you’re still with me in my dreams
And tonight girl its only you and me

“This song upsets me. Its really beautiful but it reminds me a friend that passed on. Maybe because we we’re listening to this song on the way to funeral.
I would assume that he has lost a lover/friend.. ”

“Well, I think this is a great love song. It’s about someone who has broken up with his boy/girlfriend, still loves him/her and misses him/her.”

“I think its about that person who (well I’d like to think of it this way) you broke up with either recently or a long time ago. And you later find out or realize that, that person means the whole world to you. Only this time its too dang late. Shes gone and shes so far away and all you can ever do is dream about her, and live for that moment that you will be together in your dreams. Its a sad song, a song of regrets maybe, but generally i think its a sad song.”

“To me, this song is from the point of view of someone that has been left. No matter how much time passes or what they may hear or come to know about the person, they can’t stop loving the one that hurt them.”

“It’s about being with somebody, but not being with them. And being completly in love with them, that you really find it hard to cope without them there.

“He is saying that in his dreams, it’s just him and her, and they can spend the time together, to pass it off as reality for now.”

“This song is about not seeing someone for a long time and you’re without them, you know? I definitely love this song! Haha, my favorite 3 doors down song. It’s such a great song!”

“I believe its about being on the road away from the one you love, and you miss her like hell, and he’s there without her as the song says out on the road(probably on tour) and he dreams about her thats his only way of seeing her for now, so he says that tonights its only him and her, meaning in his dreams, he will be dreaming and thinking of her nonstop and missing her until he sees her again.”

“This song is about being a long way away from the one you love the most. And every night, every day, and everything somehow reminds you of her (or him if you’re female). You can’t stop thinking about her and you know that you’ll see her in your dreams.”

“This song touched me so deeply the first time I heard it. I remember that the guy I cared a lot about at the time told me about it and sent me the lyrics and then I waited for over an hour to hear it on the radio. It was the one song I could ALWAYS listen to, even though it made me sad… and it was my favorite song ever for more than a year. Now I have difficulties listening to it because it brings back painful memories, but I still think it’s one of the most moving songs I’ve ever heard.”

“I love this song soo much, it reminds me of a couple that are far away from each other like maybe the guy being in the army or something and he really misses her and cant wait to be with her again.”

“Its not only about how he can’t live without her, but it’s about how she lied and pushed him away in the first place. He doesn’t want to be in love with her, but he still is.”

“I love this song, it was one of my first favorites and I am still listening to it to this day. Not only do the lyrics have a powerful loving, yet haunting kind of feel to them, the passion Brad puts into his singing really bring out the meaning and emotion in the song, and I love how the song starts off very simple and solemn, with only a guitar going, and slowly builds up the music as the story being told gets deeper and deeper. All with an excellent violin group and chorus in the background to back up the guitar when the song really picks up.

There are so many ways the song can be interpreted…a soldier who’s overseas and missing a loved one back home, a bad breakup, having to part ways with someone special who is now far away, maybe the death of a loved one.

This is what the song means to me, though.

“A hundred days have made me older
Since the last time that I saw your pretty face”

A hundred days have passed since the last time he saw the girl

“A thousand lies have made me colder
And I don’t think I can look at this the same”

Although they were together one time, she must have taken him for granted, because she lied a lot about some unknown issue that steadily drove them apart. He eventually built up an emotional wall to all her stories and lies, until he could not look at her and their relationship the way it once was. He doesn’t think they can be together anymore.

“All the miles that separate
Disappear now when I’m dreamin’ of your face”

He figured the only way they could settle their relationship was to end it, and he had to get as far away from her as possible to keep her off his mind. But now that he’s gone, no matter how far and long he drifts away from her, nothing, not even “All the miles that separate” can help ease his pain, and now that he’s thinking of her, it’s almost like they hadn’t been apart at all, and he’s with her again in his heart.

“I’m here without you baby
But you’re still on my lonely mind”

He’s done what he wanted to, and now he’s distanced himself. But, it’s done no good, because he still can’t stop thinking about her and what they used to have.

“I think about you baby and I dream about you all the time
I’m here without you baby
But you’re still with me in my dreams
And tonight, there’s only you and me”

He can’t keep his mind off her, and although they aren’t together, he still is haunted by romatic dreams of their old life and love together, even forsaking all the hurt she put him through. He relishes these dreams, because they offer him a simple way to escape his hurt and be with her alone, all the drama and complications of the rest of the real world gone.

“The miles just keep rollin’
As the people leave their way to say hello”

Thinking that putting more distance between them will help solve his problems, he continues to roll on, each new place offering no less comfort than the last. No idea what the second line “As the people leave their way to say hello” means, though.

“I’ve heard this life is overrated
But I hope that it gets better as we go.”

People have told him that living this life of denial and running away from your problems doesn’t solve your problems, and that is literally and figuratively all he is doing, just running from his problems. The reasons he has decided to move away still are there, and running won’t make them go away. He hopes that he will be able to start over and live a better life nonetheless.

“Everything I know, and anywhere I go
It gets hard but it won’t take away my love
And when the last one falls, when it’s all said and done.
It gets hard but it won’t take away my love”

This is where the song gets very emotional and vibrant.
Deep inside of him, he forgives her and still truly loves her, but the fact still remains that he can’t be with her because of what happened between them. He starts to realize that no matter what he does, and where he goes, he can’t escape the thoughts he has of her and the place she has in his heart, broken as it may be. And after “it’s all said and done”, that place she holds will never fade or be forgotten because of his love. I love the way the violins continue to play and fade into the background as the song ends, instead of ending abruptly, it’s like they are continuing his message that his love will live on.”

Alterbridge – Ghost of Days Gone By


I heard this song on the radio tonight while cataloging my new picks, and I resonated with it, so I thought I’d post it:

“Ghost Of Days Gone By” by Alterbridge

The misery I know
Like a friend that won’t let go
Is creeping up on me now once again

So I sing this song tonight
To the ghost that will not die
And somehow it seems to haunt me till the end

Do you feel the same
For what was remained
Yesterday is gone, we can’t go back again
Do you ever cry for the Ghost of Days Gone By

I remember summer days
We were young and unafraid
With innocence we’d glide beneath the stars

It seems so long ago
Beyond the life that I now know
Before the years would have their way and break my heart

Do you feel the same
For what was remained
Yesterday is gone, we can’t go back again
Do you ever cry for the Ghost of Days Gone By

And I know it’s drawing closer
With each day I feel the end
I… don’t wanna die
Don’t wanna die, don’t wanna die

I don’t wanna die

Do you feel the same
For what was remained
Yesterday is gone, we can’t go back again
Do you ever cry for the days gone by
Do they haunt you like a ghost until the end
Haunt you till the end, until the end
Until the end, until the end