Song Lyric Sunday – Need the Sun to Break by James Bay

I love discovering new music!  It’s one of my all-time favorite things.  I know James Bay has been around for a few years and I believe I’ve heard at least one of his songs in passing, but I didn’t discover him until this week.  I was watching one of my shows when a commercial came on (I don’t usually watch commercials, but I happened to be watching this particular show live, which is weird for me).  It was a trailer for a new movie coming up (The Space Between Us, which looks pretty great, by the way), and this song was featured.

 

I quickly asked Siri to tell me who it was, but there was too much going on, and the song was only the background.  I rewound it a few times (isn’t technology great?) and finally managed to figured out who it was, with a little help from Siri (I really hate giving her all the credit, since she can be pretty smug sometimes).

I’m in LOVE with this song.  And it was perfect for me this week, because it was just that day that I “need[ed] the sun to break”.  Last week did feel really dark and dreary for me and this song made me realize that sometimes, all we need to do is hold on to those closest to us, and maybe it won’t seem so dark.

I am also in love with James Bay, his voice and his music.  He is definitely a new favorite.  So, I do hope you enjoy!

Need the Sun to Break by James Bay
Written by James Bay and Joel Pott
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

I’m halfway gone, sleepless I’m battle-worn
You’re all I want, so bring me the dawn

I need the sun to break, you’ve woken up my heart
I’m shaking, all my luck could change
Been in the dark for weeks and I’ve realized you’re all I need and
I hope that I’m not too late, I hope I’m not too late

Back of the room, how come my friends already know you?
I feel like a kid, too shy to speak up so I keep it hid
Oh butterflies, you steal my sleep each night

I need the sun to break, you’ve woken up my heart
I’m shaking, all my luck could change
Been in the dark for weeks and I’ve realized you’re all I need and
I hope I’m not too late, and I hope I’m not too late

Oh no

I need the sun to break, you’ve woken up my heart
I’m shaking, all my luck could change
Been in the dark for weeks and I’ve realized you’re all I need
I hope that I’m not too late, and I hope I’m not too late
Oh now yes I hope I’m not too late


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to celebrate the sun.  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 1/29/17

As you know, I love music a lot, and I’m so happy I started this blog prompt because there have been times (this week for instance) it was the only thing that brought me to my blog.  I honestly love everyone’s contributions each week and am so excited I stuck with it.

This week was pretty gloomy.  There was one point where the sun peaked out of the clouds for a few minutes and I sat and felt the little bit of heat and the light and thought my heart would burst.  It didn’t last long, but those few moments sure were nice.  Today was the first day in a while where the sun stayed out all day.  It was pretty damn cold, but I honestly needed the sun, so I didn’t complain too much about the cold that came with it.

I’m sure you’re wondering what all that has to do with our prompt, but as I’m sure you’re maybe guessing, it has everything to do with it.  Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to celebrate the sun.  You can interpret it any way you’d like through music, meaning you can even post a song that only has the word “sun” in it, or really any other way you can fathom.

Easy?  Well, I hope so,  But, 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 redesp75@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 – Exogenesis Symphony Part III (Redemption) by Muse

Sometimes it feels as though the universe is aligning perfectly with me and the SLS theme choice for the week.  I honestly had no idea what song to pick, but I found myself watching figure skating last night (what else would one do on a Saturday night?) and one of the skaters did her long program to this song.  It didn’t take me long to realize this was the perfect choice.

First of all, I love Muse – I’ve posted quite a few of their songs here on the blog.  Second, there’s just something about this song.  There aren’t many lyrics to it, but what is there is powerful.

I find that forgiving myself is usually one of the harder things to do.  It’s hard to make mistakes and hurt people you love, but I’ve found that holding on to the hurt and the anger, whether it’s directed at yourself or others, only prolongs and intensifies the pain.  Life is too short and each day isn’t guaranteed.  I’m not saying anger and pain won’t happen, but I’ve learned that the sooner I look at it, accept it for whatever it is and then release it, the happier I am and the happier the people around me are.

Besides, this world could use a whole lot more forgiveness and whole lot less anger.

I hope you enjoy!

Exogenesis Symphyony Part III (Redemption) by Muse
Written by Matt Bellamy
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

Let’s start over again
Why can’t we start it over again
Just let us start it over again
And we’ll be good
This time we’ll get it, get it right
It’s our last chance to forgive ourselves

 


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to post a song about forgiveness.  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 1/22/17

We got hit with a pretty decent snow storm last night, which gave me a perfect excuse to stay in and have a perfectly lazy day today.  I think my body needed it… I think I may be fighting something, so I’m going to do my best to enjoy the rest, even though I’m beating myself up (internally) for not doing a darn thing today.

At least I had some help with the theme for this week.  Thanks to Karuna at Living, Learning and Letting Goour theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post a song about forgiveness.

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 redesp75@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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JustJoJan Day 17 – The Burden of Complaining

I feel like I’ve spent a lot of this year so far complaining, which isn’t so much fun for you guys to read, I’m guessing.  I also had a pretty rough day yesterday, but I honestly couldn’t even tell you why.  There really wasn’t a reason for it, other than it was a Monday and I just wasn’t thinking clearly.

I’m feeling much better today, though.

Adelle asked me to send her a care package (which included an extra cell phone because she’s pretty awful to her phones and she can’t upgrade until May).  I was planning to get everything at lunch and then stop at the post office after work.  I ended up not being able to get everything at lunch because I didn’t realize I still couldn’t walk more than a block or so without hurting.  (When is this going to be healed? Sheesh!)

So, I was thinking about the fact that I was hurting and before I left work I decided to go straight home and finish it tomorrow.  However, as I was leaving the parking lot, I decided what the hell.  I turned the other way and stopped at the grocery store.  I was looking for some very specific things in a store I wasn’t used to, so I ended up walking around the store longer than I wanted.  Then, when I finally checked out and was on my way to the car, I realized I’d forgotten something that was on the other side of the store.

I decided right then that I was for sure going to wait until tomorrow to send the package, even if it meant a little longer lunch standing in a line at the post office.  But wouldn’t you know it… I found a Walgreens on my way home (a much smaller store) and ran in to get the last thing.  I also realized that the post office near my house was open later, and I still had another 25 minutes.  I ended up making it in time and getting her package sent off.

For all the negative thinking I did throughout the day, I was still able to get done exactly what I wanted to and now I’m home, sitting in front of my computer and relaxing.  I’m thinking I could have saved myself a whole hell of a lot of emotional turmoil though (because, strangely I get all emotional when things don’t go exactly as I want them to) if I had just stayed positive the whole time.

I guess the moral here is that complaining seems to add to your burden.  It is much better to approach things with gratitude and a positive spirit, if for nothing else than to ease the stress your own thoughts can cause.

 


Just Jot It January is hosted by Linda G. Hill.  Today’s prompt, complaint, is brought to us by Willow.

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JustJoJan Day 16 – Impenetrable Walls

Do you ever feel like there’s an impenetrable wall of goo surrounding your head and every thought you think has to go through that goo?  It makes for unclear thoughts, I’ll tell you that much.

I don’t know why, but it’s been a rough day.  I spent most of the day doubting myself and my abilities at work – to the point that I texted my fiance that I probably needed to talk to my boss about a demotion.  I realized as I was driving home that I’m not feeling well, so maybe this all has to do with a head cold…

I’m hoping that’s all it is, because when I get like this, everything just seems terrible.

It doesn’t help that I live in a valley surrounded by mountains where the air gets trapped.  I woke up to not really snow, but just white fluff on the ground and fog everywhere.  I would call it a frozen wasteland (because that’s the mood I happen to be in).  It makes me wonder how any of us survive the winter months when the air we are breathing is so terrible.  But, I’ve lived here my whole life and I’m still standing.  Which means that I will survive this winter, just like I have all the others.

I’m just longing for some bright, warm sun that isn’t muffled by a wintry sky.  I’m thinking I need to retire in Florida or Jamaica…

My co-worker and I have been working with quite a few vendors in Mexico, and one of them told her today that we should set up an office in Juarez, Mexico because there is a huge demand.  I told my co-worker that we need to learn Spanish and bring up the idea of opening that office because, I don’t know… maybe Mexico wouldn’t be so bad?

Anyway, I guess you can clearly see that I’ve played some escapism today.  I’m just ready for a clear head, a warm blanket and a hug from my baby.  That should make it all better, right?


Just Jot It January is hosted by Linda G. Hill.  Today’s prompt, danger, is brought to us by Blog Woman.

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