Song Lyric Sunday – Nobody’s Perfect by Jessie J

I’ve been sitting at my computer combing through my library for hours now.  I’m having a hell of a time, but it’s been super difficult to find a song to fit the theme.  I suppose I knew it would be a challenge, but it’s been fun all the same.

When I finally landed on this one, I was super excited because it fits perfectly, I just hope it isn’t too obvious.

Facing your demons and realizing when you screw up is hard.  I think this song perfectly emotes that feeling and the lyrics are genius.  I also believe that Jessie J is a master and her voice is amazing.

I hope you enjoy!

Nobody’s Perfect by Jessie J
Written by Jessica Cornish, Andre Brissett, Claude Kelly, Michael R. Mentore
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

When I’m nervous I have this thing, yeah, I talk too much
Sometimes I just can’t shut the hell up
It’s like I need to tell someone, anyone who’ll listen
And that’s where I seem to fuck up

Yeah, I forget about the consequences
For a minute there I lose my senses
And in the heat of the moment my mouth starts going
The words start flowing, oh

But I never meant to hurt you
I know it’s time that I learnt to
Treat the people I love like I wanna be loved
This is a lesson learnt

I hate that I let you down
And I feel so bad about it
I guess karma comes back around
‘Cause now I’m the one that’s hurting, yeah
And I hate that I made you think
That the trust we have is broken
Don’t tell me you can’t forgive me
‘Cause nobody’s perfect
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, nobody’s perfect, no

If I could turn back the hands of time
I swear I never would have crossed that line
I should have kept it between us
But, no, I went and told the whole world how I’m feeling, oh

So I sit and I realize
With these tears falling from my eyes
I gotta change if I wanna keep you forever
I promise that I’m gonna try

But I never meant to hurt you
I know it’s time that I learnt to
Treat the people I love like I wanna be loved
This is a lesson learnt

I hate that I let you down
And I feel so bad about it
I guess karma comes back around
‘Cause now I’m the one that’s hurting, yeah
And I hate that I made you think
That the trust we have is broken
So don’t tell me you can’t forgive me
‘Cause nobody’s perfect
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, nobody’s perfect

I’m not a saint, no, not at all, but what I did, it wasn’t cool
But I swear that I’ll never do that again to you, oh
I’m not a saint, no, not at all, but what I did, it wasn’t cool
But I swear that I’ll never do that again to you, yeah

I hate that I let you down
And I feel so bad about it
I guess karma comes back around
‘Cause now I’m the one that’s hurting, yeah
And I hate that I made you think
That the trust we have is broken
So don’t tell me you can’t forgive me
‘Cause nobody’s perfect, no

I hate that I let you down
And I feel so bad about it
I guess karma comes back around
‘Cause now I’m the one that’s hurting, yeah
And I hate that I made you think
That the trust we have is broken
Don’t tell me you can’t forgive me
‘Cause nobody’s perfect, yeah, yeah, whoa

Don’t tell me, don’t tell
Don’t tell me you can’t forgive me
No, no, no, no
‘Cause nobody’s perfect, no


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to post a song about consequences, good or bad.  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 4/30/17

I can’t even believe it’s Saturday again.  To be honest, the past week is sort of a blur.  I’m just wondering when my life will return to some semblance of “normal”, but until it does, I’m just trying to make it through each day, putting one foot in front of the other.

Music seems to help.  It’s amazing to me how much music can help when you find yourself in the depths of dark thoughts.  Sometimes music can make those thoughts worse, but sometimes it just lifts you up and you’re better for the listening.

Which sort of, in a round about way, brings me to the theme this week.  I’ve been thinking about it and I think a lot of songs can fall into the theme, but I think it might be one you’ll have to think about.  I know I’ve been scanning my music library in search of something to fit, but I figured this is all about the challenge, right?

So, our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is to post a song about consequences, good or bad.

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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SoCS – A bad sense of distance and backyard woes

Do you know that thing that people do when they say, “He was standing about 20 feet away”; or, “She ran about 20 yards”…?  I can’t do that.  I have no sense of distance.  I’d probably make a terrible witness, especially if I had to be any judge of how far away things were.  The only thing that sort of put it into perspective for me was to imagine a football field, but even then, I can really only gauge 100 yards, ya know?  I can tell you that football became much easier to watch when they started adding that fake yellow line to let you know where the first down was.  Otherwise, I was lost.

When my fiance and I were looking for a house, the one thing we didn’t really want was a backyard; which is funny because most people are looking for that (at least where I live).  I remember many conversations that went exactly the same way: “The house was beautiful, but did you see that yard?  It was awful!  Can you imagine the work that will go into that?”

We finally ended up in a place where the yard is very small and the HOA does all the yard work except for this little area in front of the house.  I’ve been looking at that area for a few weeks now wondering what the hell I’m going to do with it.  I know I need to pull weeds, but other than that?  I sure hope those little bushes and things know what to do with themselves because I don’t have the first clue!

I’m a creative person, but I’ve never understood the inner workings of grass and plants and things.  I can’t even keep a houseplant alive.  Except maybe the one that I don’t even know the name of that tends to grow whether it’s watered or not.  Sure, it isn’t quite as green or cute when its lacking water, but somehow it keeps itself growing.  Luckily, one of the plants we have is that type and it seems to be doing okay, even with the lack of love I tend to give it.

My fiance is better with houseplants, but not by much.  I remember about every other week or so to ask if they’ve been watered.  Sometimes they have and sometimes not.

I’m also sitting here looking out the basement window and realizing that we also have these window wells that we need to figure out.  Why is it that green things and other things grow everywhere?  And why is it that when you are out in nature (hiking for instance) those things are all sorts of beautiful, but when they show up in places you don’t want them, they’re a pain in the ass!

Well, in true SoCS style, I am now completely off topic.  But, I’m feeling somewhat better for getting all that off my mind, so thanks for listening.  I hop you all have a fantastic Saturday!


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

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Song Lyric Sunday – Let’s Hurt Tonight by One Republic

I know you all know this, but relationships are just hard.  I’ve always told myself that love is worth it, though.  Sometimes, we have to accept that there will be pain in order to move to the next step.

I’ve always believed that just talking it through will solve most any problem in a relationship, but that isn’t always true.  While I agree with the sentiment behind this song, I also realize it isn’t always possible to lock the door and hash it out until there’s a resolution.

I was a huge fan of One Republic when they first came out, but I saw them perform live on TV and was seriously disappointed.  Perhaps that’s changed and they’ve grown, but regardless, I found this song captivating.

Also, I heard it for the first time while watching the movie Collateral Beauty.  If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it.  It’s a heart breaker, but the message is simply beautiful.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the beauty of the song and remember to hold on to love, even through the pain.

Le’ts Hurt Tonight by One Republic
Written by Ryan Tedder and Noel Zancanella
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

When, when we came home
Worn to the bones
I told myself, “This could get rough.”

And when, when I was off,
Which happened a lot
You came to me and said, “That’s enough.”

Oh, I know that this love is pain
But we can’t cut it from out these veins,
No

So I’ll get the lights and you lock the doors
We ain’t leaving this room ’til we both feel more
Don’t walk away, don’t roll your eyes
They say love is pain.
Well, darling, let’s hurt tonight

When, when you came home
Worn to the bones
I told myself, “This could be rough.”

Oh, I know you feel insane
Tell me something that I can explain,
Oh

I’ll get the lights and you lock the doors
Tell me all of the things that you couldn’t before
Don’t walk away, don’t roll your eyes
They say love is pain.
Well, darling, let’s hurt tonight
If this love is pain then, darling, let’s hurt, oh, tonight

So you get the lights and I’ll lock the doors
Let’s say all of the things that we couldn’t before
Won’t walk away, won’t roll my eyes
They say love is pain.
Well, darling, let’s hurt tonight
If this love is pain, then, honey, let’s love tonight


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to post a song about pain.  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 4/23/17

I’m really happy this last week is finally over.  It wasn’t the best week I’ve ever had, and I ended it with a stomach bug, which is still making my life miserable.  I’m hoping a little music will help with my suffering. 🙂

I thought a little bit about the theme earlier in the week, but then completely forgot about it until today.  I might have picked something entirely different then, but after the week I’ve had, this one seems fitting.

It’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about this year and I almost used the theme before, but it somehow fits what’s been happening in my life recently – not just physically, but emotionally as well.

So, our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is to post a song about pain. (I know for a fact there is no shortage of songs to choose from, so I hope you enjoy the exploration, despite the somewhat depressing theme.) 

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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SoCS on Sunday – MooDoo

I’ve been wanting to spend more time here on the blog.  I’ve been managing to keep up with Song Lyric Sunday, but that’s about it.  I feel sort of direction-less when it comes to writing and my blog.  I want to write more, but I feel like my energy should be spent on that book that I’m not really writing right now.  So, do I post more on the blog or continue down this path of not really doing anything?

It’s a conundrum for sure.  I suppose it’s good that I’m recognizing what’s going on.  Now the next step is to actually do something about it.  I’m just wondering when I actually will…

So, I wasn’t really planning on SoCS this week, but then I happened to see some of the posts from yesterday and realized that I surprisingly had something to write about the word “moo”.

Yesterday was a sad day for our family.  We met at the cemetery to mourn the loss of my nephew exactly 13 years ago.  I picked up Andru from his Dad’s house (it ended up just being me and him since Jaxon had to work and my fiance wasn’t ready to stand out in cold weather for an indeterminate amount of time) and from the second I picked him up, he talked to me about his computer game.

I feel like a terrible mother sometimes, but when he starts talking and keeps going on and on about a game that, while I’ve seen him play, I don’t have much interest in, it sort of all starts to blend together at a certain point.  He finally realized how much he’d been talking and asked if we could stop to get a drink.  We barely made it back in the car before he started in again.

I actually stopped him and reminded him he needed water… He managed to figure out how to open his water and then kept talking.  When we finally made it to the cemetery, I was happy to hand him off to his cousin.  They spent the rest of the afternoon talking and sharing everything about their games and whatever else teenage boys share.

We always go to lunch afterwards and since we were all going to the same place, both boys ended up in the car with me and I happened to overhear Andru tell his cousin about his online screen name, which is MooDoo.  When he first started playing games on the computer, he was young and he loved the name “Flames”.  I’m not sure MooDoo is a step up from that, but I think he believes it is.  Listening him tell his cousin how he came up with the name, I think about as much thought went into it as went into “Flames”… maybe even less.

But he seems to love his online gaming name and it gave me something to tell you all for this version of SoCS on Sunday.

I hope you are all having a fantastic day, however you are choosing to celebrate it or not.


Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill.  Yesterday’s prompt was “moo”.

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Song Lyric Sunday – When the Rain Comes by Citizen Zero

Citizen Zero has been my new favorite band for a while now.  When I first heard their album last year, I immediately fell in love and couldn’t wait to see them live in concert.  Surprisingly, I didn’t have to wait as long as I thought  I would.  They actually came to our city in February and I bought tickets almost the same day I found out.

As I’ve mentioned, the guitarist, Sammy, is my co-worker’s son.  I met him after the concert while standing in line for merchandise.  Not only is he freaking AMAZING on the guitar, he is also the most humble, sweetest guy.

Listening to this song, I’m reminded that although rain can be dark and dreary, it can also be beautiful in its gloom.  When it comes to an end, it leaves the world a little fresher and cleaner then when it arrived.  I don’t think I could live in a climate with constant rain, but I would miss it if I never experienced it again.

So, here’s to my renewed love for rain.  I hope you enjoy the song and the band as much as I do!

When the Rain Comes by Citizen Zero
Lyrics by Citizen Zero (I’m assuming)
I actually wrote the lyrics out since I couldn’t find them anywhere online.  There were a few words I was unsure about, but I think the basics are there.

I woke up
To my own footsteps on the roof
Still chilled from
The dance we shared the night before

So ungraceful
I stumbled over you
And just fell down
Into the ground

Still stumbling
I found my way back home alone
And just stayed up
To watch the rain fall

And when those clouds roll in
That shade me from the sun
Colors fade to blacks and grays
When the rain comes
When the rain comes

Rain, rain come today
And bring me a new day
And wash away
Pieces of my every day

Still stumbling
I found my way back home alone
And just stayed up
To watch the rain come

And when those clouds roll in
That shade me from the sun
Colors fade to blacks and grays
When the rain comes
When the rain comes
When the rain comes

And when those clouds roll in
That shade me from the sun
Colors fade to blacks and grays
When the rain comes

And when those clouds roll in
That shade me from the sun
Colors fade to blacks and grays
When the rain comes


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

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