Song Lyric Sunday – Drops of Jupiter by Train

So, I decided to go with the very first song I thought of when I came up with the theme, but I just did a search for these types of songs and I almost changed my mind.  Bad Moon Rising by Credence is one of my all time favorite songs; however, I’m sure it will get picked, so I will “stay in my lane” and stick with more current songs.  Although, “more current” is relative these days, since this song was released in 2001.  Holy cow, has it really been that long?

I saw Train, Maroon 5 and Matchbox 20 in concert way back before Maroon 5 was even known (they were actually the opening act), and I still remember it as one of my favorite concerts.  It’s just hard to believe it was over fifteen years ago!

I just listened to this song again, and I’m now wondering if it isn’t a bit snarky.  The singer is perhaps a little bugged that someone they love decided to “go find themselves”, but that isn’t how I originally thought of the song.  It was just a fun song that made me think of spreading my wings and getting away.  Perhaps I’m that annoying person that has always been trying to find myself, but hey, why not join me rather than sitting around being hurt that I’m off in the milky way somewhere?

I still love the song though.  Train has always been hit and miss, but this one was always a hit.  I hope you enjoy!

Now that she’s back in the atmosphere
With drops of Jupiter in her hair, hey, hey
She acts like summer and walks like rain
Reminds me that there’s time to change, hey, hey
Since the return from her stay on the moon
She listens like spring and she talks like June, hey, hey
Tell me did you sail across the sun
Did you make it to the Milky Way to see the lights all faded
And that heaven is overrated
Tell me, did you fall from a shooting star
One without a permanent scar
And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there
Now that she’s back from that soul vacation
Tracing her way through the constellation, hey, hey
She checks out Mozart while she does tae-bo
Reminds me that there’s room to grow, hey, hey
Now that she’s back in the atmosphere
I’m afraid that she might think of me as plain ol’ Jane
Told a story about a man who is too afraid to fly so he never did land
Tell me did the wind sweep you off your feet
Did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day
And head back to the milky way
And tell me, did Venus blow your mind
Was it everything you wanted to find
And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there
Can you imagine no love, pride, deep-fried chicken
Your best friend always sticking up for you even when I know you’re wrong
Can you imagine no first dance, freeze dried romance five-hour phone
Conversation
The best soy latte that you ever had, and me
Tell me did the wind sweep you off your feet
Did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day
And head back toward the Milky Way
And are you lonely looking for yourself out there?
Tell me did you sail across the sun
Did you make it to the milky way to see the lights all faded
And that heaven is overrated
Tell me, did you fall from a shooting star
One without a permanent scar
And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there
Songwriters: Charles Colin  / James W Stafford / Pat Monahan / Robert S Hotchkiss / Scott Michael Underwood
Drops of Jupiter lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was outer space.  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 8/13/17

If you follow my SLS theme post, you will know that lately I’ve been taking my inspiration from the shows I’ve been watching and this week is no exception.

It’s crazy and rather funny to me sometimes how it actually happens.  It’s not as straight forward as you might imagine.  This time it was World of Dance and I happened to catch a few words of the song that one of the contestants used for her dance.  I honestly have no idea the name of the song or even what it was about, but the theme was born and I’m running with it.

So, without further rambling, the theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is outer space, including planets, stars and moons.  

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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SoCS – I Guess I’ve Moved On

I feel like a broken record here on the blog sometimes.  Life seems to take hold of me (and when I say “life”, I guess I probably mean “depression”) and I end up not really posting anything.  But I always seem to notice the lack of writing.  I have more vivid, intense and not-so-nice dreams, and I find myself “in my head” a whole lot more.

I had some rough news on Thursday, and yesterday I pretty much wallowed in self pity.  I was planning to do the same today, but as I was laying in bed this morning, I suddenly realized that I have a choice.  I could be pissed off and dread the possibly upcoming surgery (the third one in less than a year), or I could live my life right this moment and enjoy it.

This has nothing to do with the prompt for today, but it’s where my thoughts went and I figured I’d sort of cheat the word in here somehow.  But now that I’m thinking about it, unless you’re really talking about guessing, adding the word “guess” into a sentence, especially like I did up there, tells a lot about either the sentence or the person writing it.  There’s not a whole lot of power in it, is there?  Like somehow you’re already asking for forgiveness for what you’re about to say.  Or, you’re double checking with your reader or who knows who to make sure what you’re saying is accurate.  Or, you just don’t want to go out on a limb and write something that could possibly be wrong, so you add the “I guess” phrase.

As is typical of SoCS, I’m all over the place this morning, but I’m just going to go with it…

At work yesterday, I had a customer ask if they could add more to their lease, but they weren’t specific about how much more they needed, so I asked him how much more the project was going to be.  His response was something like, “I guess it will be around $30K to $50K”.  I laughed when I read it.  It sounded so strange to me, especially in a business setting.  I think it would have come across better if he’d said that the vendor wasn’t sure of the overall cost, but it could be around this much.  Instead, he guessed, which was rather odd to me.

I think we all need to be more confident in how we speak and write.  Why are we all so afraid to sound unsure? Why are we all so afraid to say “I don’t know”?

It’s an interesting subject, to say the least.  But it has nothing to do with how I started this little post.  Haha, I guess you could say that I’ve moved past my pity party and have settled into life.

Happy Saturday everyone!


Stream of Consciousness Saturday  is hosted by Linda G Hill.  Today’s prompt is “guess”. 

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Song Lyric Sunday – Evil Angel by Breaking Benjamin

I suppose this wasn’t a very lively theme this week, but I do like exploring all different kinds of emotions and things through music.  I find it more interesting than just posting a favorite song, although that can be fun as well.

I didn’t immediately think of a song when I posted the theme.  I actually went searching through my library and even did a search online, but somehow I just knew that Breaking Benjamin would have a song about lies… they tend to post songs that are darker in nature.  I still find their music and lyrics compelling though, and sometimes it’s nice to just wallow in sadness for a bit.

This song, to me, has an overall theme of the lies we live with and deal with every day.  Sometimes it feels like there isn’t much authenticity to be had.  I’ve always tried to be an honest person, and I’m probably honest to a point that isn’t nice sometimes.  That actually makes me think of a funny story.

I was at my sister’s house for a party a few months ago and she made deviled eggs for the party.  Now, everyone has told me that they love my deviled eggs, but she asked me to bring a salad instead.  I was excited to taste the deviled eggs, because who doesn’t love them?  I took one bite and almost couldn’t finish it.  I immediately told my sister that they were awful.  Maybe I should have lightened it up a little, but honestly, she ate them and said the same thing.  Anyway, I try to soften the truth sometimes, but most of the time, brutally honest is what you’re going to get from me.

I hope you enjoy another song by Breaking Benjamin!

The lyrics are in the video, so I won’t repeat them in the post.

Songwriters: Joel Gydosh / Takashi Ohhashi
Evil Angel lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Walt Disney Music Company

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was lies/lying.  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 8/6/17

Can you believe it’s August already? I sure can’t. The year is just flying by!

I found myself highly unmotivated last night, so I decided to do a little bit of Netflix binge-watching.  My hubby and I started watching a show around the first of July that he just couldn’t ever get into.  It’s definitely different, but I still wanted to see how it ends, so I found myself watching it last night while the hubby was working.  The main character is a therapist who goes way beyond ethics to try and help her patients.  She purposely meets their friends and family members, but has to introduce herself as a different person.  She lies so much, that she was actually writing down the likes and dislikes of this made up person so she could presumably keep everything straight in her head.

That scene got me to thinking about the theme for Song Lyric Sunday, because why wouldn’t it?  So, our theme for this week is lies/lying.  

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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Sunday Photo Fiction – The Waking Dream


© A Mixed Bag 2009

“I saw that face again,” Jon remarked to his roommate.

“What, like in here?” Andy didn’t look up from his computer.

“No, it was a dream. But still…”

Andy kept playing his game and after a few minutes, Jon sighed and walked away.

**

As Jon drove home, he couldn’t stop yawning. He’d stayed longer than he was scheduled and he was drained. It didn’t help that he wasn’t sleeping.

He came to a stop at the next red light and started awake two seconds later. He looked up, grateful to see that the light was green. He pressed on the accelerator, but just as he pulled forward, he saw the face again. It was on the corner of the street, its body enveloped in darkness.

Jon slammed on his breaks, his heart pounding in his ears. When he looked again, it was gone.

**

Hunched in the corner of the interrogation room, Jon kept his arms folded and his mouth shut. He knew that if he told them, they were sure to lock him up forever.

The wispy voice rang in his ears, taunting him. The face hovered two inches in front of him.

“Kill them, Jon. Kill them all.”


The rules for Sunday Photo Fiction are to create a story/poem or something using around 200 words with the photo as a guide, although it doesn’t have to be center stage.  This one comes in at 201 words.

 

Click the blue froggy link to read other amazing stories!

Happy Sunday!

Song Lyric Sunday – Colors by iRival

So, I honestly wanted to find an actual color in my song choice this week, but when I came across this band and this particular song in my library, I just couldn’t help but share it.

I honestly don’t think iRival was around for very long; in fact, when I tried to look them up on the internet, I didn’t find a whole lot.  What I did find was as follows:

“iRival is an experimental rock band from Atlanta, GA formed in 2009 including members Eric Wilkes (vocals), Johnathan White (guitars/electronics), Rick Graham (bass) and Greg Levitt (drums). James Weaver, David Hart and Toby Weston have played live. They were formerly known as Esme.”  The website also noted that their official website was on MySpace of all things!

I have my daughter to thank for introducing me to this band, just like so many others.  She went to see one of her favorite bands in concert and it was a night I couldn’t go with her.  Her and her two friends stood outside the venue in very cold weather for hours so they could get a place in front.  She enjoyed the hell out of that night and I think I will always regret missing it.  She did bring home this band’s CD, though, and said they were amazing to watch live!  I will always be grateful that we shared a love of music for a short time, even if our tastes have changed quite a bit over the years.

I do hope you enjoy!

Lyrics found at LyricsMode
I honestly don’t know who wrote it, but I’m going to assume it was some combination of the band members.

The color is fading from your face
Hold on, we’ll get it back
Unless you don’t want to replace it
We’ll erase it
A new color is fading to your face
Hold on we’ll push it back
Unless you want to embrace it
I’ll just face it

So show me the world
And tell me that the colors I’ve been seeing
Are not while I was dreaming
Just show, show me your world
And tell me that the colors I’ve been needing
Are not the ones you’re keeping away

There’s something amiss and I’m on to it
I’m onto you
You tried on blue, didn’t you?
Oh no, oh no it’s coming
That’s the one color I can’t see
Hold it or hold on to me
You tried on blue, what’s the use?
Oh no, oh no it’s coming

So show me the world
And tell me that the colors I’ve been seeing
Are not while I was dreaming
Just show, show me your world
And tell me that the colors I’ve been needing
Are not the ones you’re keeping away

Am I see through, what’s the use
If we were fading long ago, long ago
That’s how it’s gonna go
If you don’t see me then you shouldn’t be
A part of my life
That’s how it’s gotta go
There’s something missing from your eyes
It’s killing off your smile
Keep pretending that you’re fine
But you just lost your shine

So show me the world
And tell me that the colors I’ve been seeing
Are not while I was dreaming
Just show, show me your world
And tell me that the colors I’ve been needing
Are not the ones you’re keeping away


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

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