Song Lyric Sunday – Big White Room by Jessie J

Fear is a pretty powerful thing. I find it interesting that some scary movies out there actually deal with overcoming fear even while they’re trying to scare you to death. Gotta love those jump-scares though. They get me almost every time.

I first started thinking about songs with zombies and other types of scary movie horrors, but then I came across this song this morning and I knew it was going to be my song. I remember the first time my daughter played it for me. We were in the car, driving home from school. I cried while I was listening to it. Not only does Jessie J sing it masterfully (especially in the live, acoustic version), but the lyrics are powerful. They don’t contain the word “fear”, but they do refer to a genuine fear that I’ve dealt with in the past.

I do hope you enjoy!

Sitting in a big white room alone
Tilt my head back, feel the tears fall down
Close my eyes to see in the dark
I feel young, broken, so, so scared
I don’t wanna be here anymore
I wanna be somewhere else
Normal and free, like I used to be
But I have to stay in this big white room
With little old me
I’m going crazy
I’m losing my mind
I’m going crazy
In this big white room of mine
I’m going crazy
I’m losing my mind
I’m going crazy
In this big white room of mine
Sitting in a big white room alone
Close the door
Don’t want the pain to come in
I clench my fist
And try to stay strong
I cry, feel sick
My heart is beating out of control
Can I run run faster than you
I wanna feel my body again
Feel the wind in my hair
But I have to stay in this big white room
‘Cause no one else cares, no
I’m going crazy
I’m losing my mind
I’m going crazy
In this big white room of mine
I’m going crazy
I’m losing my mind
I’m going crazy
In this big white room of mine
Everybody’s looking at me
Everybody’s staring at me
What do I do now
Smile, yeah
Everybody’s looking at me
Everybody’s staring at me
What do I do now
Smile, yeah
I’m going crazy
I’m losing my mind
I’m going crazy
In this big white room of mine
I’m going crazy
I’m losing my mind
I’m going crazy
In this big white room of mine
I’m going crazy
I’m losing my mind
I’m going crazy
In this big white room of mine
I’m going crazy
I’m losing my mind
I’m going crazy
In this big white room of mine
Songwriters: Jessica Cornish / Sher Agha
Big White Room lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was fear.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 8/19/18

I honestly had no idea what to post as a theme today. It’s not something I think about all the time, although I’m obsessive enough to do it. However, when I do think about it, usually something pops into my head and it just works. Today has been different. Today, my brain has been relatively silent.

I decided to watch a movie, since I hadn’t been struck by creative genius, and then it came to me. My hubby and I love horror movies, and we just watched a doozy on Netflix. I don’t even mean that in a good way. It was watchable, but just barely. It did get me to thinking, though, which is a good thing when I’m trying to come up with the theme. I just hope it isn’t too difficult.

With that, we’ll just get right to it. Let’s put on our thinking caps, break out our playlists and get to work!  Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is fear.

As always, you can go your own way and post a song that has nothing to do with the prompt.  We’re all here sharing our love of music and lyrics, and most of all, having a great time!

If you would like to suggest a theme, I am open to suggestions.   Please either pop it in the comments or send me an email at helenvahdati@yahoo.com.

Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due and it’s honestly just a simple Google search
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to this post or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process

Feel free to use the Song Lyric Sunday badge by copying it into your post or add it to your site to show you are participating.

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The best news for a writer that just has to be shared!

It is really weird for me to do this, because I’m not one to stand in the spotlight, but I just have to share the good news. I was approached by a publishing company several months ago to submit some of my writing, which I did. Not knowing the process or how long it could take, I had pretty much given up on it when I received the email that one of my short stories was accepted.

My story, Mirror’s Curse, will be featured in the book, Utah’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology! It is actually available for pre-order now, so if you’d like to check it out and some other stellar stories, please click here. The link will take you to the publishing house website, so just click on “Pre-Orders: See Collection” and you should be able to find it.

I guess this means that I actually need to dig in and write!

On the Street Where I Live

You know how you try to take the perfect picture of the sunset, but you live in the city and you just can’t get it without including the houses and cars parked on your street? It didn’t stop me from trying. However, I actually think the pictures with the houses and cars turned out better. What do you think?

Then there’s the one where you just decide to embrace it and even add a little crazy of your own by flipping things a little bit.


Thanks to my friend over at This, That and the Other for a great prompt that I was thinking about doing on my own but apparently just needed someone else to post a prompt in order to accomplish.

Song Lyric Sunday – Rest Stop by Matchbox Twenty

This is the first song that came to mind when I was thinking about the theme, even though the word “drive” isn’t found in the song. I figured it fit because “rest stop”. I was also shocked that I hadn’t posted it yet. As sad as it is, it is honestly one of my favorite Matchbox songs. I think the lyrics are brilliant.

I was looking around on the Internet and found an article on American Songwriter where Rob Thomas says the following about his lyrics: “I’m just the goofiest, happiest to be here guy, and I’m Southern. We are the geeks of the music industry,” he says of his band. “We are really happy to be here…Whenever I write, I’ll just have it represent the worst part of me. Then I can be this way (happy) the rest of the time. I only discover the dark side of me when I write. The rest of the time I can be a pretty happy me.”
I feel like this is how I write and I suppose that’s why I feel so connected to this band and their lyrics. I do hope you enjoy!
Just three miles from the rest stop
And she slams on the breaks
She said I tried to be but I’m not
And could you please collect your things
I don’t wanna be cold
I don’t wanna be cruel
But I gotta find more
Than what’s happening with you
If you’d, open up the door
She said, while you were sleeping
I was listening to the radio
And wondering what you’re dreaming when
It came to mind that I didn’t care
So I thought, hell if it’s over
I had better end it quick
Or I could lose my nerve
Are you listening, can you hear me
Have you forgotten
Just three miles from the rest stop
And my mouth’s too dry to rage
The light was shining from the radio
I could barely see her face
But she knew all the words that I never had said
She knew the crumpled-up promise of this
Broken down man, and as I opened up the door
She said, while you were sleeping
I was listening to the radio
And wondering what you’re dreaming when
It came to mind that I didn’t care
So I thought, hell if it’s over
I had better end it quick
Or I could lose my nerve
Are you listening, can you hear me
Have you forgotten
She said, while you were sleeping
I was listening to the radio
And wondering what you’re dreaming when
It came to mind that I didn’t care
So I thought, hell if it’s over
I had better end it quick
Or I could lose my nerve
Are you listening, can you hear me
While you were sleeping
I was listening to the radio
And wondering what you’re dreaming when
It came to mind that I didn’t care
So I thought, hell if it’s over
I had better end it quick
Or I could lose all my nerve
Are you listening, can you hear me
Songwriters: Rob Thomas
Rest Stop lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was drive/driving.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 8/12/18

I just love road trips. I’m not sure if I’m among the minority, but I do love being in the car, heading down the highway. It’s such a simple thing; the long road ahead and all you have to worry about is passing the guy in front of you who’s going too slow, or getting cut off by a semi when they decide to pass an even slower semi so you have to drastically reduce your speed and try not to swear too much as you wait for them to get back over. It’s pretty funny, actually, because it’s not like you have to be anywhere at any given time.

This road trip was especially amazing because I shared it with my sister and a rather great audio book that we didn’t manage to finish. It will always be a happy memory and one I will cherish for years to come.

As amazing as it all was, it was nice to come home and get back into the swing of things. Today is no exception. Can you believe it’s that time again? I sure can’t, but I suppose we’ll just get right to it. Let’s put on our thinking caps, break out our playlists and get to work!  Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is drive/driving.

As always, you can go your own way and post a song that has nothing to do with the prompt.  We’re all here sharing our love of music and lyrics, and most of all, having a great time!

If you would like to suggest a theme, I am open to suggestions.   Please either pop it in the comments or send me an email at helenvahdati@yahoo.com.

Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due and it’s honestly just a simple Google search
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to this post or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process

Feel free to use the Song Lyric Sunday badge by copying it into your post or add it to your site to show you are participating.

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Song Lyric Sunday – Love Drunk by Boys Like Girls

I know I’m in vacation mode, but I didn’t think it would be this hard to find a song that I wanted to post. I also wanted to stick with the word “drink” but this is the only song that came to mind. At least it’s the word, just in a different tense (let’s just ignore the fact that it actually changes the meaning of the word..).

It isn’t my favorite song or band and the lyrics are far from deep, but I suppose it’s OK to keep things lighter on this blog of mine sometimes. It is a fun song and it got me moving this morning.

I do hope you all enjoy. I also hope you all have a fantastic Sunday!

The top down in the summer sun
The day we met was like a hit an run
An I still taste it on my tongue (taste it on my tongue)
The sky was burning up like fireworks
You made me want you oh so bad it hurt
But girl, in case you haven’t heard
I used to be love drunk
But now I’m hungover
I’ll love you forever
Forever is over
We used to kiss all night
Now it’s just a bar fight
So don’t call me crying
Say hello to goodbye
‘Cause just one sip would make me sick
I used to be love drunk
But now I’m hungover
I’ll love you forever
But now it’s over
Hot sweat and blurry eyes
We’re spinning on a roller coaster ride
The world stuck in black and white (stuck in black and white)
You drove me crazy every time we touched
But now I’m so broken that I can’t get up
Oh girl, you make me such a lush
I used to be love drunk
But now I’m hungover
I’ll love you forever
Forever is over
We used to kiss all night
Now its just a bar fight
So don’t call me crying
Say hello to goodbye (oh yeah)
‘Cause just one thing (oh yeah)
would make me say
I used to be love drunk
But now I’m hungover
I’ll love you forever
But now its over
All the time I wasted on you
All the bullshit you put me through
I’m checking into rehab ’cause everything we had
Didn’t mean a thing to you
I used to be love drunk
But now I’m hungover
I’ll love you forever
But now I’m sober
I used to be love drunk
But now I’m hungover
I’ll love you forever
Forever is over
We used to kiss all night
Now it’s just a bar fight
So don’t call me crying
Say hello to goodbye (oh yeah)
‘Cause just one thing (oh yeah)
Would make me say
I used to be love drunk
But now I’m hungover
I’ll love you forever
But now its over
Now it’s over
Still taste it on my tongue
Now it’s over
Songwriters: David Katz / Sam Hollander / Martin Johnson
Love Drunk lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Reservoir One Music, Reservoir Media Management Inc

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was drink.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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