Song Lyric Sunday – Waiting On The World To Change by John Mayer

So, this turned out to be much harder than I, at first, thought it would be.  I had a whole post written but then I realized I had already posted that particular song, so I had to go back to the drawing board.

 

I literally started going down my list of songs and two hours later, I finally found this one – how could I not have thought of this one from the beginning?!?

I love John Mayer for his brilliant lyrics, his amazing guitar playing and his beautiful voice.   Waiting is a strong tool in many fights… sometimes it provides perspective and allows you to keep your power.  But eventually, I believe the waiting needs to turn into doing something.  We have the power to make changes, but sometimes the fight isn’t fair.  Let’s not give up hope.

My favorite line in this one is “when you trust your television, what you get is what you got.  Cause when they own the information, they can bend it all they want.”

I hope you enjoy!

Waiting On The World To Change by John Mayer
Written by John Mayer
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

 

Me and all my friends
We’re all misunderstood
They say we stand for nothing and
There’s no way we ever could

Now we see everything that’s going wrong
With the world and those who lead it
We just feel like we don’t have the means
To rise above and beat it

So we keep waiting
Waiting on the world to change
We keep on waiting
Waiting on the world to change

It’s hard to beat the system
When we’re standing at a distance
So we keep waiting
Waiting on the world to change

Now if we had the power
To bring our neighbors home from war
They would have never missed a Christmas
No more ribbons on their door
And when you trust your television
What you get is what you got
Cause when they own the information, oh
They can bend it all they want

That’s why we’re waiting
Waiting on the world to change
We keep on waiting
Waiting on the world to change

It’s not that we don’t care,
We just know that the fight ain’t fair
So we keep on waiting
Waiting on the world to change

And we’re still waiting
Waiting on the world to change
We keep on waiting waiting on the world to change
One day our generation
Is gonna rule the population
So we keep on waiting
Waiting on the world to change

We keep on waiting
Waiting on the world to change

Song Lyric Sunday is open to anyone who wants to share music.  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 7/24/16

Music has different meanings for different people, but the one thing it can do is give a voice to things that need to be said; things that are hard to find words for.  When I posted the Midnight Oil song a few weeks ago and found out it was a protest song, it got me thinking about how powerful music can be.

The power of lyrics and how they speak of things that are usually left unsaid leads me to the theme for this week.  There are some crazy things happening in the world right now, and I feel like I’m constantly bombarded with either terrible news or really awful politics.  I feel like speaking out in the form of music.  It can either be a protest song or a song about surviving this crazy thing called life.

I hope that’s not too narrow of a theme, but I’m excited to see how each of you will interpret it.  As always, feel free to post a song that has nothing to do with the theme.  We’re all here to share music and have fun after all.

Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to a favorite song or a new song you want to share
  • 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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Mindful Monday – Geeking About Exercise

I picked up my own gauntlet last week and ran full steam ahead.  On Wednesday, I started the workout video I talked about last week, and I did it religiously until Saturday.

I know what you’re thinking… “Did she stop?”

The answer is a resounding “No!”

However, I didn’t do the video on Saturday… I actually did something even more fun and slightly more difficult.

My sister-in-law started a new gym a while ago, but they aren’t a traditional gym; at least, that’s the impression I’m getting.  Anyway, they held a free event on Saturday and, on a whim, I decided to go with her.

What a blast!  It was hard, to be sure, and I should have worn sunscreen, but I will always be down for exercise in the form of games.  I even have pictures for you!

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They called it “Geek Games, The Second” and it was all based around Warcraft.  I think it would have been even more fun if we’d had enough people to make two teams, but those of us who did show up, rocked it!

This is our list of exercises:

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I shot a bow and arrow, a fun little plastic number shown below, and I even hit the target once!  I wielded a sword (an actual one, not a plastic one) and we shot “spells” at each other in Wizard’s Dodge Ball.  The spells were actually exercises and if you were hit, you had to drop and do the exercise written on the ball.  I ended up getting stuck with 20 mountain climbers at one point.

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“The Glyph” was a puzzle and if we hadn’t solved it after five minutes, we had to do five burpees.  I won’t even tell you how many burpees we did because we were given incorrect directions and couldn’t solve the damn thing!  But, I didn’t even care, because who can complain about more exercise?  (Well, I think anyone would, but we gave the game master plenty of crap about it).

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The last one was “The Siege”

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Basically, three of us had to drag that tire up a huge hill that you can’t see off to the left of the photo.  I honestly didn’t think we’d be able to do it, but we did!

I woke up Saturday morning not feeling very well and I almost texted my partner in crime to let her know I wouldn’t be there.  But, after thinking about it, I decided that I’d rather get out and do something physical than sit around the house all day feeling sorry for myself.  I’m so happy I went, even if I was sore as hell on Saturday and Sunday.

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It was hard to get up this morning and go back to my workout video, but I did it!  I’m well on my way to making a habit and getting exercise back into my life, and Saturday serves as a great remember that exercise is hard, but it sure can be fun!


Bee at A Spirit of Healing is currently hosting Mindful Monday while Colleen at Silver Threading is away.

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Song Lyric Sunday – Love Addict by Family Force 5

I had a hard time getting into my daughters music.  She would play me things and I would turn up my nose, but then she would keep playing them and before too long I found myself listening to them when she wasn’t in the car.   Family Force 5 is one of those bands.

Love Addict is the first song of theirs she ever played for me and I have to tell you… I wasn’t much of a fan.  But the more she played it and the more I heard their other songs, the more I grew to like them.  It’s a catchy tune and I just can’t get past the lyrics… “I’ve got a fever and the prescription’s love”

We need more love, not just in our personal lives, but in the world today.

I have two stories about this particular band/song, so I hope it doesn’t take too long.

The first is that I used to play this in my office at work.  One day, a sales guy walked into my office and told me it was “devil’s music”.  I assume he said that because it was loud and scream-y and perhaps not what he’s used to.  It made me angry though and I said, “This song is all about love, so why don’t you just leave if you don’t like it.”  I very much dislike people who judge music.  What the hell is devil’s music anyway?  Maybe the devil likes Celine Dion… who knows??

The other story is much happier… 🙂

I bought Adelle tickets to see Family Force 5, but I put some money down and really went extravagant.  I bought her VIP tickets to a show they did right before Christmas.  Not only did we get pictures with the band and signatures of most of the band members, we ended up in the front row and finally ended up on stage during the show.  It was SO much fun.  I will always remember the time I spent with my daughter jamming out to some pretty fantastic music.

Family Force 5 concert

I’ve sort of stopped listening to this band, but the memories will always be sweet.  I hope you enjoy!

Love Addict by Family Force 5
Written by Jacob Olds, Solomon Olds and Nathan Currin
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

Hold up, wait a minute, put a little love in it

Doctor, Doctor, I’ve got an emergency
It seems I’m head over heels, a case of L-O-V-E
It’s like I’m glowing inside
Yeah, a light I can’t hide
And if this feeling is bad then I don’t wanna be right
What I’ve got in my soul gives me the highest delight
Oh yeah it’s better than drugs
In fact it’s sent from above, huh huh

Hold up, wait a minute, put a little love in it

Hey, Can’t kick the habit
Yeah, I got to have it
Yeah, I ‘m what they call a
Love addict, Love addict
Hey, can’t live without it
Yeah, G’on shout about it
Hey, I’m a symptomatic
Love addict, Love addict

Need a refill cause I just can’t get enough
I’ve got a fever, oh yeah, and the prescription’s love
So lay the truth on me
Cause that is all that I need

Hold up, wait a minute, put a little love in it

Hey, Can’t kick the habit
Yeah, I got to have it
Yeah, I ‘m what they call a
Love addict, Love addict
Hey, can’t live without it
Yeah, G’on shout about it
Hey, I’m a symptomatic
Love addict, Love addict

I’m blessed, I must confess
My heart is pounding in my chest
Cause this love’s the best
I’m just a love addict

Coming down with something outrageous
Lookout now cause it so contagious
This feeling’s got me reeling
So amped up that I hit the ceiling
Gotta clear my throat
Huh huh, now I gotta have some more

Hold up, wait a minute, put a little love in it

Song Lyric Sunday is open to anyone who wants to share music.  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 7/17/16

I have to tell you that this whole blogging prompt thing can be relatively time-consuming.  Posting a favorite song is easy; it’s coming up with a theme and then a song to fit the theme that takes time.  I have even more respect for those bloggers who do multiple prompts, or a whole month of them.  It’s not an easy task, so thank you for making it easier for all of us to blog.

I’m not sure I would be posting today if it wasn’t for this blogging prompt, but I feel like I would be letting everyone down if I didn’t keep going, so here I am.  I just hope you are enjoying your Sundays as much as I am.  Thanks again to everyone who participates each week.  It really is so much fun!

I’ve decided that the theme for this week is all about love.  You know that whole saying, “They’re playing our song…”?  Well this week, we are posting songs that make us think of those we love.  It doesn’t have to be a lover, husband or boyfriend.  It can be a best friend, or a sibling or a child.  Just post a song that makes you think of someone you love.

Easy?  I hope so.  As always, you can post a song that has nothing to do with the theme.  We all love music here, after all.

Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to a favorite song or a new song you want to share
  • 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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One-Liner Wednesday – The body

Jaxon sent me a text one day last week and it went something like this…

Jaxon: Do you think you have room in your storage unit?

Me: For what?

Jaxon: The body

I read this at least twice, realized it was a joke and responded…

Me: Oh that.  Yeah, I think it should fit. (laughing emoji)

Jaxon: Okay cool

I did another double take, because that wasn’t the response I was looking for…

Me: It’s a joke, right?

Jaxon: Bed frames (laughing emoji)

The moral of the story?  Maybe my son isn’t as funny as I give him credit for, and sometimes we really are just having a conversation about a broken bed frame.


One-Liner Wednesday is hosted by Linda G. Hill. Click the link, read the rules and join in now! You won’t regret it!

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Podcasts are my current obsession and I’ll tell you why

So, I’m going to do something a bit different for a Tuesday.   I suppose it could be in the realm of Teaser Tuesday, but not quite.  It’s more like a review and or a “you should totally be doing this and if you’re not, start right this moment!” sort of thing.

I posted a few weeks ago about listening to an audio book via Audible.  Well, the reason I knew anything about it was because I sort of got caught up in the whole Podcast thing a few years ago when the first season of Serial was released.  (If you haven’t heard about it, you should totally check it out…)

I didn’t look into Audible back then because I had plenty of time to read (I was taking the train to work) and it didn’t interest me beyond that one thing.  I listened to the first season of Serial and then didn’t listen to another Podcast.  It wasn’t until I found the second season of Serial (and finished it in two days) that I started realizing how much I loved it.  I loved listening to it in my car while driving; I loved listening to it while I was crocheting; as it turns out, I just loved listening to it and I was sad when it was over.

This American Life

So, I downloaded Audible and have finished an entire book and can’t wait to start another one.  But in the interim, I decided to try another Podcast.  It’s called This American Life and I believe the same people who produce it produce Serial.

I listened to my first episode yesterday and I was blown away.  Perhaps I just share the same values and the same way of thinking as these people, but I found myself loving how they presented the material and thinking that everyone should be talking about these things in just this way.

After feeling bombarded by news, politics and pretty awful things in the media, it was a refreshing change.  It’s not like I’m hiding behind stories and not wanting to talk about things that matter, because I do; but I’d prefer to do it in a way that doesn’t have fear pressed into every sentence.  We need to have real conversations about real things and I don’t believe the media does that.  They are, after all, out to get more viewers.  That is their focus, far more than relating news in a neutral way.  (At least, that’s my opinion)

So, I’m going to do my own plug and say that if you like Podcasts, you should totally check out Serial if you want an ongoing story for a set amount of episodes.  But you should check out This American Life if you want real talk about real things and real people.  The episode I listened to yesterday was Birds and Bees, discussing how to talk to children about big, complicated things.  Simply brilliant!

And today I started listening to Tell Me I’m Fat.  I haven’t finished this one, but it hasn’t disappointed so far.

Audible is a pay by month service but the Podcasts are free.  I believe you should already have an app on your phone, so all you need to do is subscribe to them, download the episodes and start listening.  Easy-peasy and so completely worth it!