Song Lyric Sunday – Undisclosed Desires by Muse

Muse is one of those bands that isn’t to everyone’s taste level. To be honest, I have to pick and choose the songs of theirs that I like because some of them just go to far into places I don’t necessarily like in music. But they have rare gems throughout their collection of music that I am in love with.

I think one of the things I love most is how much they put into their songs. Or, at least, that’s how it always seems to me. I’ve never seen them perform live, but I can only imagine they put on a fantastic show.

This song has been pretty main stream, but it is still one of my favorites. As usual, the lyrics spoke to me. I have a past, I have demons and what more can anyone hope for than to have another person want to understand and help lighten the burden.

There are too many lines in this one that stand out as favorites, so I will let them stand on their own this time. I hope you enjoy this installment of Song Lyric Sunday. Please feel free to read the rules below and post your own so we can explore music together.

Undisclosed Desires by Muse
Lyrics found at AZLyrics

I know you’ve suffered
But I don’t want you to hide
It’s cold and loveless
I won’t let you be denied

I’ll make you feel pure
Trust me
You can be sure

I want to reconcile the violence in your heart
I want to recognise your beauty’s not just a mask
I want to exorcise the demons from your past
I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart

You trick your lovers
That you’re wicked and divine
You may be a sinner
But your innocence is mine

Please me
Show me how it’s done
Tease me
You are the one

I want to reconcile the violence in your heart
I want to recognise your beauty’s not just a mask
I want to exorcise the demons from your past
I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart

Please me
Show me how it’s done
Trust me
You are the one

I want to reconcile the violence in your heart
I want to recognise your beauty’s not just a mask
I want to exorcise the demons from your past
I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart

Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to a favorite song or a new song you want to share
  • Make sure you 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 my post that will go up every Sunday by 9am MST
  • 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



OctPoWriMo – Embrace the Wild Ride

Embrace the Wild Ride

Heart beats
In time
To the stomping beat
Face flushed
Heat rising up
Engulfing flames
Swaying in the wind
Embracing the wild
Nerves prickle
Stomach tightens
Expectancy overwhelms
Until the breath blows out
And there’s nothing left
But this moment
Peaceful recognition
Of self divinity

OctPoWriMo day 10 finds us exploring the wild side of our writing through music. Morgan gave us this video to use if we didn’t have one of our own, and it inspired my poem. I have to say, I didn’t edit this one. It just flowed out through the music and it was written before the ten-minute song was finished. I quite enjoyed this exercise.

OctoPoWriMo 2015

SoCS – My son and his love of the game

Seeing the look on my son’s face last night when I told him I had box suite tickets to the local college football game for today was priceless. I would have told him about the tickets sooner, but I knew he had a friend’s birthday part to go to and I didn’t think he would want to miss it.

When I asked him about it, he said he would talk to his friend. The party starts earlier in the afternoon (which I found slightly weird for teenage boys) and he was hoping to go for a few hours and then leave. I said, “Once he finds out why you’re leaving, he’ll forgive you.”

Jaxon said, “He’s not really a sports fan.”

My response, “Never mind. If he doesn’t like sports, than he’s going to think you’re an asshole for leaving his party early.”

Jaxon spent the rest of the ride home talking about the game and how excited he was to go. It sounds to me like he’s going to go whether his friend never forgives him or not.

I know not many people reading my blog are sports fans. Maybe there are more of you than I realize, and if there are, even better! But we are huge sports fans, my kids and I. We were watching the Dallas, Cowboys game on Sunday night and it turned into a real crap-fest for the Cowboys. I love watching them play, but lately, with all their injuries, they’ve had a real rough time of it.

Jaxon counted down the hours all day. “Only two more hours.”

“For what,” I asked.

“Mom… the Cowboys!” He then gave me that look, like I should have known.

I was surprised he chose to stay at my house to watch the game. His Dad is a huge Cowboys fan too, so normally, he watches it with him. But this time, he decided to stay. There was a lot of swearing and nail biting and general sadness for the whole thing. Our cries of excitement were full of desperation.

The Cowboys ended up scoring a touchdown in the last two minutes to tie up the game, which was pretty miraculous given how they played all day. But, I knew there was too much time on the clock and, of course, the Saints went right down the field and got within field goal range with only about 30 seconds left on the clock. When I looked over at Jaxon, he was devastated.

Watching an NFL kicker set up on about the 30 yard line is a no-brainer, for the most part. It’s going to happen about 90% of the time. But wouldn’t you know it, the ball hit the goal post and boinged out onto the field. I screamed and looked over at Jaxon. He had his hands over his face, so I told him, “They missed, honey. We still have a chance.”

My son is a true football fan. I don’t see my son cry very often, but he actually started crying. He told his brother they were happy tears. I only wish the tears would have helped our poor Cowboys, but they ended up losing in overtime.

So, there you have it. My son and his love of the game! I’m excited to spend some one-on-one time with him today watching our Utes play, and it’s supposed to be warm and sunny, so basically the perfect day for some football – laughing, screaming, swearing and cheering!

This out of the ordinary sports post is brought to you today by Stream of Consciousness Saturday hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt was to begin and end your post with a letter ending in “ing.” Feel free to click on the link and join in or read other amazing posts.


OctPoWriMo – A Colorless Landscape

A Colorless Landscape

Melting heat
Wraps around me
Liquid droplets
Chilling on my skin as
A light breeze blows
Gently lapping waves
Kiss the silky shoreline
Bright white sunlight blends
With silver sparkling sand
White-ish gray water churns
Across a colorless
Breathing the salty spray
I stretch out my arms
And throw my head back
Choking on laughter
Rising up through my body
At the edge of the world
Time stands still

The day eight OctPoWriMo challenge was to write a poem about a color and a memory attached to it. I pretty much described any time I’ve been to the ocean, but specifically when I went to the beach with my daughter last year in North Carolina. It always seems to me that the colors blend, so there really isn’t a color. I love the ocean. I wish I lived closer to an ocean, but I will continue to enjoy the times I can visit.

OctoPoWriMo 2015

OctPoWriMo – The Choice

The Choice

The tell-tale signs
That life has begun
Eats it’s way into my heart
Am I ready to make such a choice…
To let life grow
Changing the course of my own forever
…or to end it all with a quick trip
Continuing on my uncertain path…

For some… the path leads elsewhere
For me… the choice was easy

Twenty years later…
Is a light in my life…
The joy radiating through my being
…when she calls and tells me stories
Of her successes… and failures
I know… in my soul
…that I made the choice
That was perfect
For us

OctPoWriMo asked us to explore a choice we made in our life that we wouldn’t change. I wasn’t too terribly young when I had my daughter at twenty, but it was still one of those things in my life that I look at and wonder where I would have been if I had made different choices. But every time I do, I realize that any of those choices would have given me a life without my daughter and I wouldn’t change that for anything.

OctoPoWriMo 2015

OctPoWriMo – Living Free

Living Free

To be
I choose without
Fear of others scorn
People may laugh or judge
But in the end, what matters
Choosing to live in peaceful joy
Embracing my inner self with grace
Purposefully living out loud today

What does freedom look like to you? That’s what OctPoWriMo asked us to explore today in a syllable poem. I’m not big on rules and poetry, but it’s fun to try new things and I really like how this one turned out. I picked the Etheree poem which is 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables.

OctoPoWriMo 2015

OctPoWriMo – the mess we made

the mess we made

storms threaten
to tear us apart
who’s right
who’s wrong
blame becomes knives
that cut so deep
dark red blood spills slowly
out of each tiny hole
along every wide crevice
until we’re drowning in
anger and
how many
second chances
to get it right
or is it just
never-ending turmoil
the dark clouds
obscuring the bright light
of hope
of love
that still shines
barely penetrating
the mess we made

The prompt for day 5 of OctPoWriMo was to capture a relationship or a feeling, show don’t tell. Relationship’s are hard and today, I chose to write about the dark side of things. I always have hope, though, and I will forever believe that love will conquer all. Hard work, definitely, but love for sure.

(Did anyone else have a hard time linking to the day 5 post? I had to just link to the general site, but I’ll change it if I can.)

OctoPoWriMo 2015