Saturday, December 9, 2017

Day 9: 30-Day Song Challenge

Day 9: A song that makes you happy

Since I've already used Friday, I'm in Love and Such Great Heights, here's another song that makes me smile whenever I hear it. I don't understand about 99% of the song, but I love the melody and orchestration.

Starlight Parade by Sekai No Owari




BONUS SONG: Sanki Tousen! by Earphones

I think we have a pattern here! :)

 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Day 8: 30-Day Song Challenge

Day 8: A song about drugs or alcohol

Doses & Mimosas by Cherub 

(explicit and definitely nsfw)



Don't get me started love
I've had too much too drink
Had too much time to think
So leave me alone oh oh

Cryin' when you're by yourself,
'Cause of what they think
About you ooh ooh
Makes time go slow, slow, slow, yeah
(Makes time go slow, slow, slow)
(Slow)

Something's gotta give soon
Or I'm gonna lose it
Substance abuse it
And never come down, down

Fall off the deep end
And forget my English
What's the point of language,
If you don't say what you feel ha ha huh

So with that being said huh oh

To all the bitch ass hoes,
That hate me the most
Oh yea I hate you too, (uh)

To all the punk ass fucks
That just wanna talk shit
I hate you too uh

To all the high class ass,
That's too hard to pass
Oh yea I hate you too (eh)

Doses and mimosas
Champagne and cocaine
Help to get me through (uh)

Ten in the mornin'
And I'm skipping breakfast
And drinking a beverage
To ignore it all huh oh

'Cause ignorance is bliss and
I've come to embrace it
It's all overrated
Except drugs and alcohol ho ho ooh

Uh huh hmm

So with that being said oh wow

To all the bitch ass hoes,
That hate me the most
Oh yea I hate you too, (uh)

To all the punk ass fucks
That just wanna talk shit
I hate you too uh

To all the high class ass,
That's too hard to pass
Oh yea I hate you too (eh)

Doses and mimosas
Champagne and cocaine
Help to get me through (uh)

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Day 7: 30-Day Song Challenge

Day 7: A song to drive to

Such Great Heights by The Postal Service

I was saving this song for another day, but I really can't think of another song that I truly enjoy driving to.



I am thinking it's a sign
That the freckles in our eyes
Are mirror images and when
We kiss they're perfectly aligned

And I have to speculate
That God himself did make
Us into corresponding shapes
Like puzzle pieces from the clay

And true, it may seem like a stretch,
But its thoughts like this that catch
My troubled head when you're away
When I am missing you to death

When you are out there on the road
For several weeks of shows
And when you scan the radio,
I hope this song will guide you home

They will see us waving from such great heights,
"Come down now," they'll say
But everything looks perfect from far away,
"Come down now," but we'll stay...

I tried my best to leave
This all on your machine
But the persistent beat it sounded thin
Upon listening

And that frankly will not fly.
You will hear the shrillest highs
And lowest lows with the windows down
When this is guiding you home

They will see us waving from such great heights,
"Come down now," they'll say
But everything looks perfect from far away,
"Come down now," but we'll stay...
[x2]

They will see us waving from such great heights,
"Come down now."
[x2]

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Day 6: 30-Day Song Challenge

Day 6: A song that makes you want to dance

Crazy in Love by Beyonce & Jay Z

(Okay, don't tell me that from the first horn, you're not already shaking your booty!)




Yes
It's so crazy right now
Most incredibly, it's ya girl, B
It's ya boy, young
You ready?
Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no
Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no
Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no
Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no
Yeah, history in the making
Part two, it's so crazy right now
I look and stare so deep in your eyes
I touch on you more and more every time
When you leave, I'm begging you not to go
Call your name two or three times in a row
Such a funny thing for me to try to explain
How I'm feeling and my pride is the one to blame
'Cause I know I don't understand
Just how your love can do what no one else can
Got me looking so crazy right now, your love's
Got me looking so crazy right now (in love)
Got me looking so crazy right now, your touch
Got me looking so crazy right now (your touch)
Got me hoping you'll page me right now, your kiss
Got me hoping you'll save me right now
Looking so crazy in love's
Got me looking, got me looking so crazy in love
Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no
Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no
Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no
Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no
When I talk to my friends so quietly
Who he think he is? Look at what you did to me
Tennis shoes, don't even need to buy a new dress
If you ain't there, ain't nobody else to impress
It's the way that you know what I thought I knew
It's the beat my heart skips when I'm with you
But I still don't understand
Just how your love can do what no one else can
Got me looking so crazy right now, your love's
Got me looking so crazy right now (oh, crazy)
Got me looking so crazy right now, your touch (you're in love)
Got me looking so crazy right now (love)
Got me hoping you'll page me right now, your kiss (hey)
Got me hoping you'll save me right now
Looking so crazy in love's (hey)
Got me looking, got me looking so crazy in love
I'm looking so crazy in love's
Got me looking, got me looking so crazy in love
Check it, let's go
Young 'Hov, y'all know when the flow is loco
Young B and the R-O-C, uh oh, (oh)
Ol' G, big homey, the one and only
Stick bony, but the pocket is fat like Tony Soprano (oh no)
The ROC handle like Van Axel
I shake phonies, man; you can't get next to
The genuine article; I do not sing though
I sling though; if anything, I bling yo
A star like Ringo, roll like a green beret
Crazy bring ya whole set
Jay Z in the range, crazy and deranged
They can't figure him out; they like, "hey, is he insane?"
Yes, sir, I'm cut from a different cloth
My texture is the best fur, chinchilla
(Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no) I been iller than chain smokers
How you think I got the name Hova?
(Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no) I been realer; the game's over
(Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no) Fall back, young; ever since I made the change over
(Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no) To platinum the game's been wrap, one
Got me looking so crazy, my baby
I'm not myself; lately I'm foolish, I don't do this
I've been playing myself; baby, I don't care
'Cause your love's got the best of me
And, baby, you're making a fool of me
You got me sprung and I don't care who sees
'Cause, baby, you got me, you got me so crazy, baby
Hey
Got me looking so crazy right now, your love's (oh love)
Got me looking so crazy right now (lookin' crazy)
Got me looking so crazy right now, your touch
Got me looking so crazy right now
Got me hoping you'll page me right now, your kiss (baby)
Got me hoping you'll save me right now (baby)
Looking so crazy in love's (whoa)
Got me looking, got me looking so crazy in love (whoa)
Got me looking so crazy right now, your love's
Got me looking so crazy right now (your love)
Got me looking so crazy right now, your touch
Got me looking so crazy right now (your touch)
Got me hoping you'll page me right now, your kiss
Got me hoping you'll save me right now
Looking so crazy in love's
Got me looking, got me looking so crazy in love

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Day 5: 30-Day Song Challenge

Day 5: A song that needs to be played loud

Friday, I'm in Love by The Cure

(This happens to be my favorite song. Also, needs to be played loud on Fridays!)




I don't care if Monday's blue
Tuesday's grey and Wednesday too
Thursday I don't care about you
It's Friday I'm in love

Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart
Thursday doesn't even start
It's Friday I'm in love

Saturday wait
And Sunday always comes too late
But Friday never hesitate...

I don't care if Monday's black
Tuesday, Wednesday heart attack
Thursday never looking back
It's Friday I'm in love

Monday you can hold your head
Tuesday, Wednesday stay in bed
Or Thursday watch the walls instead
It's Friday I'm in love

Saturday wait
And Sunday always comes too late
But Friday never hesitate...

Dressed up to the eyes
It's a wonderful surprise
To see your shoes and your spirits rise
Throwing out your frown
And just smiling at the sound
And as sleek as a shriek
Spinning round and round
Always take a big bite
It's such a gorgeous sight
To see you eat in the middle of the night
You can never get enough
Enough of this stuff
It's Friday
I'm in love

I don't care if Monday's blue
Tuesday's grey and Wednesday too
Thursday I don't care about you
It's Friday, I'm in love

Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart
Thursday doesn't even start
It's Friday I'm in love

Monday, December 4, 2017

Day 4: 30-Day Song Challenge

Day 4: A song that reminds you of someone you'd rather forget

The Winner Takes It All by ABBA 

(Honestly, one of the saddest song I have heard in my life.)




I don't want to talk
About the things we've gone through
Though it's hurting me
Now it's history
I've played all my cards
And that's what you've done too
Nothing more to say
No more ace to play

The winner takes it all
The loser standing small
Beside the victory
That's her destiny

I was in your arms
Thinking I belonged there
I figured it made sense
Building me a fence
Building me a home
Thinking I'd be strong there
But I was a fool
Playing by the rules

The gods may throw a dice
Their minds as cold as ice
And someone way down here
Loses someone dear
The winner takes it all
The loser has to fall
It's simple and it's plain
Why should I complain

But tell me does she kiss
Like I used to kiss you?
Does it feel the same
When she calls your name?
Somewhere deep inside
You must know I miss you
But what can I say
Rules must be obeyed

The judges will decide
The likes of me abide
Spectators of the show
Always staying low
The game is on again
A lover or a friend
A big thing or a small
The winner takes it all

I don't want to talk
If it makes you feel sad
And I understand
You've come to shake my hand
I apologize
If it makes you feel bad
Seeing me so tense
No self-confidence
But you see
The winner takes it all
The winner takes it all

So the winner takes it all
And the the loser has to fall
Throw a dice, cold as ice
Way down here, someone dear
Takes it all, has to fall
It seems plain to me

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Day 3: 30-Day Song Challenge

Day 3: A song that reminds you of summertime

We Are in Love by Cider Sky




You say you spent your summer in the rain
Driving up the coast I felt the same
Cover me in grey until I saw you
Just another day until I saw you

It doesn't matter if the stars forget us
It doesn't matter if the world don't know our names
It doesn't matter if they talk about us
It doesn't matter cause we are in, we are in love
We are in, we are in love [x3]

Every color in the world is in your eyes
And everywhere you look you shine a light
Hollow as the night until I saw you
I came back to life when I saw you

It doesn't matter if the stars forget us
It doesn't matter if the world don't know our names
It doesn't matter if they talk about us
It doesn't matter cause we are in, we are in love

We are in, we are in love [x8]

Is it real or are you joking?
Its not true until it's spoken now
Say the words if you dare to know them
Say the words if you dare to know them

we are in, we are in love [x8]

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Day 2: 30-Day Song Challenge

Day 2: A song you like with a number in the title

50 Ways To Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon


The problem is all inside your head, she said to me
The answer is easy if you take it logically
I'd like to help you in your struggle to be free
There must be fifty ways to leave your lover

She said it's really not my habit to intrude
For the more I hope my meaning won't be lost or misconstrued
So I repeat myself, at the risk of being cruel
There must be fifty ways to leave your lover, fifty ways to leave your lover

Just slip out the back, Jack, make a new plan, Stan
Don't need to be coy, Roy, just listen to me
Hop on the bus, Gus, don't need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee, and get yourself free

Just slip out the back, Jack, make a new plan, Stan
Don't need to be coy, Roy, just listen to me
Hop on the bus, Gus, don't need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee, and get yourself free

She said it grieves me so to see you in such pain
I wish there was something I could do to make you smile again
I said, I appreciate that, then would you please explain about the fifty ways

She said, why don't we both just sleep on it tonight
And I believe, in the morning you'll begin to see the light
And then she kissed me and I realized she probably was right
There must be fifty ways to leave your lover, fifty ways to leave your lover

Just slip out the back, Jack, make a new plan, Stan
Don't need to be coy, Roy, just listen to me
Hop on the bus, Gus, don't need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee, and get yourself free

Friday, December 1, 2017

30-Day Song Challenge

Day 1: A song you like with a color in the title

The Red Kiss by The Aikiu



Death is in love with me
Death has no mercy you see
She floats around and spins around
She's everybody's darling under the ground

Death sneaks everywhere
please tell her to stop, if you dare
Death has been searching for me
in the air under the sea
and maybe I am wrong
maybe I am not
Death is like a queue so hard to stop
does anybody care
death is everywhere
oh death is everywhere

This is the red kiss
the darker height
that put you to sleep
a moment of truth that lovers bliss
The red kiss how could one resist?

You said you're in love with me
but I'm not as good as I pretend to be
I float around and spin around
I'm everybody's darling underground
You follow everywhere I wish you stop deceit...
and you've been howling for me
that is at the right time you see

And maybe I am wrong maybe I am not
Death is like a queue so hard to stop
You're floating in the air
as we hide in despair
'cause Death is everywhere

This is the red kiss
the darker height
that put you to sleep
a moment of truth that lovers bliss
The red kiss how could one resist?
This is the red kiss
the sweetest light that put you to sleep
that lover's bliss
the red kiss
the death kiss
how could one resist?

I don't think I'm the one
that you're looking for
Death we'll meet far more
and maybe I am wrong
maybe I am not
for this, I'm no longer sure

This is the red kiss
the darker height
that put you to sleep
a moment of truth that lovers bliss
The red kiss how could one resist?

The red kiss...
The death kiss...
The red kiss... oh no!
The red kiss...
The death kiss...
The red kiss...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

Current Mood: 

I ain't saying you treated me unkind
You could have done better, but I don't mind
And you just sorta wasted my precious time
But don't think twice it's all right

 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Playlist: The Beat That My Heart Skipped


This playlist started this morning when I had the urge to hear Heartbeat by Steps. Then it just spiraled into finding songs that I like, with the word heartbeat or hearts beating, skipping, racing, or anything along the line. 

The result is this eclectic mix ranging from Gladys Knight and The Pips to Siouxie and the Banshees to DeVotchka and Robyn.

This is not a playlist about heartbreak, although some of the songs on here might be about that. That's going to be another playlist. 

Are there other songs I should add? Let me know!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

You Go Girl!

You Go Girl!


It's a few years old, but this is so inspirational on so many levels. Skateboarding in a tutu and fairy wings, falling and getting back up, try and try until you succeed, and that this is a little girl doing this.  
I am RARELY impressed or give anyone/anything my approval. This is impressive and I approve of it.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

No One Else

"Do not think you can be brave with your life and
your work and never disappoint anyone. It doesn't work that way." - Oprah

If you spent years of your life pursing a particular path, then no one else should care about your passion as much as you do - otherwise, it would be their path, too! The sacrifices you have or will make to reach your goal should not be understood by other people simply because they have their own set of goals to pursue. People are often disappointed not because you did something wrong, but that you did something that doesn't match their personal standards. It often has nothing to do with you.

Your partner, your friends, your family and even the public at large may praise what you are doing, but do not mistake that for them understanding what you are doing. Accept that the work you put in will often be invisible to even your biggest supporters and you'll save yourself from disappointment for both yourself and others. It's your dream; not somebody else's. Waiting for a cosign usually yields disappointment, as not everyone can or should get your intention as much as you do.

- Adapted from Braving the Wilderness:
The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
by Brene Brown 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Coffee Please


Drinking lots of coffee is good for you!! Drinking lots of coffee will kill you!!

I don't know.  No one seems to know.

Like most things, it's probably fine in moderation. But then again, what is a "moderate" amount?

I have come to the conclusion that, it doesn't really matter. Life is short, you might as well enjoy it.

That is my philosophy nowadays.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Why (Sometimes) It's Okay To Feel Pain

We think that by protecting ourselves from suffering (that) we are being kind to ourselves. The truth is: we only become more fearful, more hardened, and more alienated. We experience ourselves as separate from the whole. This separateness becomes like a prison for us -  a prison that restricts us from our from our personal hopes and fears, and to caring only for the people nearest to us.

Curiously enough, if we try to shield ourselves from discomfort - we suffer. Yet when we don't close off and let our hearts break, we discover our kinship with all beings. When we protect ourselves so we won't feel pain, that protection becomes like armor, like armor that imprisons the softness of the heart. We do everything we can think of not to feel anything threatening. We try to prolong feeling good about ourselves. Looking at color pictures in magazines of people having fun on the beach, many of us earnestly wish that life could be good.



When we breathe in pain, somehow it penetrates that armor. The way we guard ourselves is getting softened up. This heavy, rusty, creaking armor begins to seem not so monolithic after all. With the in-breath, the armor begins to fall apart, and we find we can breathe deeply and relax. We don't have to tense up as if our whole life were being spent in the dentist's chair. When we breathe out relief and spaciousness, we are also encouraging the armor to dissolve. The out-breath is a metaphor for opening our whole being. When something is precious, instead of holding it tightly, we can open our hands and share it. We can give it all away. We can share the wealth of this unfathomable human experience.

 - Chödrön, P. (2016). When things fall apart: Heart advice for difficult times.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Meditation Music

Find Your Inner Peace


Start your day right, or take a 15-minute break in the middle of your work day. Take a deep breath and relax. This music will help guide you soothe your body, your mind, and your spirit. 

 

Namaste.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Don't Be A Hater: Clearing Your Subconscious Negativity

It is a challenge when you're surrounded by negativity every day. You get caught up in other people's negativity and the next thing you know: you're on a hate-binge and saying horrible things about another person. And when you catch yourself saying all of those horrible things, your hatred for that person levels up because they're somehow responsible for turning you into a hateful monster.

How do you get out it? How do you break the cycle of hate?


At the beginning of the year, I started listening to some guided meditation videos on YouTube. I listen to them passively, sort of like incidental music. I listen to them while at work, or in bed before I fall asleep. Then I discovered an 8-hour "sleep hypnosis" version.

While I don't believe in hypnotherapy, I can appreciate the positive affirmations that I receive while sleeping. I can't say for sure that it's working, but it helps me relax and calm down. My goal is to not fill my mind with hate when someone is being hateful to me.

It is an ongoing battle, and it is definitely a challenge not to act on my first impulse - to judge and make negative assumptions about someone. But when I do slip up, I also have to be kind to myself and learn from my mistakes. 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Oh hai!

TFW you have a domain for your blog, but don't have anything to say ATM. So you leave a selfie collage because you're extra AF.


I mean... whatever. I do what I want!