Love Song Of The Week

This weeks song is not a love song in the typical way. Its actually quite somber and sad. The song is Landfill by Daughter. I first heard this song on an indie music station maybe a year ago. I was pulled in by the slow drums in the beginning then the guitar creeps in along with the lead singers haunting voice. In my interpretation the song is about loving someone who does not want you. So you love them and yet you hate them at the same time because they’re breaking your heart. Throughout the verses the singer sings of all the horrible things this person could do to her like throw her in a landfill, or leave her in the rain. But she says don’t try to show any remorse because this is what you wanted. This song shows how the line between love and hate can become blurred.

“Throw me in a landfill
Don’t think about the consequences
Throw me in the dirt pit
Don’t think about the choices that you make”

“Well this is torturous electricity
Between both of us and this is
Dangerous, ’cause I want you so much
But I hate your guts. I hate you.”

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Trust

I guard my heart above all, but in your eyes I could surely fall.

Loving you won’t be hard, you make me forget I am scarred.

Others say we are a pair, but to you can my soul be bare?

Visions of us in my mind, are you the one I’m meant to find?

Enamored by your sweet smile, in awe of your effortless style.

You say you mean no harm, but I’ve been deceived by charm.

Once pretty words undid me, and taken for a fool I would be.

Until you can be proven, this distrust will not loosen.

The Untitled Journey

I’ve always admired poets who could rhyme because I’ve always found it so difficult. Taking the time out to think of rhyming words to me disrupted the flow as the words left my mind and went onto the page. Well today I wrote a poem that rhymes, I still find it difficult but I’m proud of myself for actually completing one. Its also the longest poem I’ve ever written. Well here it is, I haven’t thought of a title just quite yet, but it was inspired by the word “Journey.”

When new challenges loom, you’ve got to leap.

How else can you accomplish any feat?

Just beyond that fear is your dream.

No matter how bad things may seem.

Continue to sow and you will reap.

 

It’s in the trouble that we are transformed.

It’s in the struggle that we are reborn.

This is when our strength grows.

So we can endure the coming lows.

 

Don’t you be sad, and don’t you have sorrow.

This isn’t the promise for all the tomorrow’s.

There’s still love and there’s still laughter.

That is what we should be after.

 

How sweet is the calm after the conflict?

How sweet is the freedom after the restrict?

Revel in your highs.

But don’t forget your cries.

And all the triumphs that you’ve gripped.

 

Take heart and take heed!

For it has been decreed!

Trouble may be with you at night.

But will be gone at first light!

Claim victory and be freed!

What if Loving You Is Wrong?

I’m afraid to fall in love with you.

I’m afraid to write poems about you,

I am afraid to let you occupy my mind.

What if we’re not meant to be together?

I’m afraid to give my heart to something fruitless.

We walk very different paths, what if they were never meant to join?

The vulnerability of your heart draws me in.

You are so mysterious in your ways, I can never figure you out.

But I’m afraid to look deeper, what if loving you is wrong?

Love Song of the Week

For this weeks song I’m taking you all way back to 1978, the song is La-la means I love you by the Delfonics. I love the oldies because of their simplicity and sincerity. There’s not a lot of bells and whistles just the lyrics. This particular song I first heard on the oldies station Magic 92.5 as a kid. My parents radios very rarely strayed from 92.5, so now these songs that came out long before I was born bring back so many memories. This song was one of my favorites as a kid because of the chorus, but now I love it because the lyrics are so sweet. A man is telling a woman he knows other men have tried to impress her with lines, and she hasn’t given them a shot, but he’s different from them. He actually loves her, he may not be a lot on the surface but he loves her. He’s very sincere in his declaration and I love that.

You

What’s hidden between us? Nothing. There is not a detail of my soul that is unknown to you. Or a dream in my heart that hasn’t been revealed to you. You know the true meaning behind all of my expressions. All the different versions of my laughs. You know what scares me the most, and what makes me ecstatic. Even in silence we speak to each other in a million little ways. The looks and the smiles saying what words cannot.