This weeks song is my first country music post. I wouldn’t say I’m a huge fan of country music. But I have to admit that country music has some of the most beautiful lyrics. In this weeks song “I need you” by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw the lyrics aren’t especially amazing but they’re perfect for a great love song in my opinion, they’re simple and sincere. The song is mostly metaphors of things that go together or need each other, and that’s how they need each over. The video is also simple and sincere. Faith and Tim are sitting in a candlelit room singing while looking into each others eyes. I just swoon everytime I see it. So here’s the video, hope it pulls at your heart strings the way it does for me.
I thought you were beautiful before.
You’re exquisite now.
You’re looking right at me.
Into my very soul.
Seeing all that I am.
And you still love me.
And I love you.
I want to know more.
I want to experience you.
Hold on to you.
I want to count every mark on your body.
Every scar, every mole.
I know you’re perfection.
I know you’re the one.
If I don’t know anything else.
I know that.
And I know I should leave.
But I don’t.
I really need to leave.
But I can’t
You’re pulling me in.
I love you.
I want to explore you.
I know the time isn’t right.
We should wait.
You know, I know.
We should wait.
So walk me out that door.
While I’m still thinking straight.
If I was a different person.
But I’m not.
We need to wait.
So I must leave.
But know I’ll be dreaming of you.
Every single night.
Today’s song is actually a cover of a classic. “Lovesong” by Adele, the original is by the English rock band The Cure. Don’t get me wrong the original captured me the moment I heard it, but Adele brings a jazzy/bluesy element to it that makes it easier to dance to. This would be a very good first dance song at a wedding. It’s so sensual who wouldn’t want to hold someone close while listening to it. Now whether you prefer the original or the covers the lyrics are still the same. With every line the singer is describing how much better he is whenever he is with this person. He’s fun ,clean, whole, free, and young. And then he promises that no matter what happens between them he will always love that person. Check out this great lyric video and let Adele whisk you away.
“Am I beautiful?”
That one question of beauty influences a woman’s everyday life. She will go to great lengths to make herself feel beautiful or at least “acceptable” to be seen. I myself have watched my mother spend hours in the mirror trying to perfect her makeup. The time she spent getting ready, you’d think she was putting on some complicated contraption like a corset or hoop skirt. To me her final result wasn’t much of a difference from her naked face. But to her the difference was immense. As for myself I’m no goddess or anything. I’m probably about 30 pounds overweight, bordering on obese according to BMI scales, my skin isn’t perfect, and my smile could be a little whiter. Yet I often leave the house without a lick of makeup on. My mother is a petite woman with a healthy weight, who looks quite young for her age and has so much self image issues. What a contrast! I often wonder what makes us so different? How is it that the woman with very obvious body flaws is more confident than the woman that you’d have to squint at to see her flaws? Below is a picture of me and my Mom, that’s her on the right. Isn’t she gorgeous?
I love a sunny day at the beach. I love the sounds of the waves, the smell of the sea, the feeling of warm sand in between your toes. I love the feeling of the water flowing over your feet as you stand at the edge of the tide, and the way you start to sink as the water wets the sand. I don’t mind the seagulls that see any food as fair game; or those little hermit crabs that crawl on you. But I think what I love most is just staring into that unending horizon. It helps to remind me that I am a just a speck of dust in the grand scheme of things. The tide will still come in, the seagulls will still fly, and the crabs will still crawl, whether I’m here to see it or not. Maybe those problems aren’t as big as they seem?
The Piano man sat down to his second home, & laid his fingers on the ivory slabs. He took a deep breath and his fingers started their magic. With closed eyes, he leaned his head back, and rocked violently as if the music was surging through him; affecting every cell in his body. Every note drew me in closer, calling me by name. It was almost as if the crowd around me had disappeared and it was only him and I in the room. In a trance I was in awe of the way he threw his soul into each key.
As the music winded down, silence draped the room. What a contrast to the sounds just a moment before! Dazed, I was thrusted back into reality. I watched as the Piano man took his simple bow and walked off the stage seemingly unaffected. I began to wonder if the experience had all been a figment of my imagination. Had he not just hypnotized me? Had he not just cast a spell on us all?
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.”
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.
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!
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?