Song Lyric Sunday – Falling Down by Muse

I wasn’t sure what I was going to post today, but then sometime in the middle of the night, I remembered Muse!  If you’ve followed SLS for a while, you’ll know that Muse has a soft spot in my heart.  I love this band, and this song somehow speaks to me right now.  It’s slow, melodramatic and sad as hell.

I did read on a Muse wiki that Bellamy wrote the song about his hometown.  He must have really disliked that place, eh?

I always thought of it as a break up song (how is it we seem to relate every song we hear to relationships?).  I particularly like the line: “Too late I already found what I was looking for.  You know it wasn’t you.”

Anyway, I do hope you enjoy this one with a nice warm cup of coffee and dressed in something snuggly and warm.  I know I did.

I’m falling down
And 15 thousand people scream
They were all begging for your dream
I’m falling down
Five thousand houses burning down, yeah
No one is gonna save this town
Too late, I already found what I was looking for
You know it wasn’t here
No, it wasn’t here
I was calling your name
But you would never hear me sing
You wouldn’t let me begin
So I’m crawling away
‘Cause you broke my heart in two, yeah
No I will not forget you
Too late, I already found what I was looking for
You know it wasn’t you
No, it wasn’t you, no
Falling away
You don’t ever see me free
No, I could not forget you
Falling down
Five thousand houses burning down, yeah
No one is gonna save this town, yeah
Too late, I already found what I was looking for
You know it wasn’t you
No, it wasn’t you, no
Falling down
Now my world is upside-down, yeah
I’m heading straight for the clouds
Songwriters: Matthew James Bellamy
Falling Down lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was falling.  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 12/10/17

There’s nothing like coming to the end of a week and realizing you still have way more work in front of you than hours in the day.  Which, of course, means that you work late on Friday and go in on Saturday morning, just to feel like you have some breathing room.  I really love what I do, but right now, it’s pretty stressful and I’m hoping when the holidays come, I’ll be able to enjoy them completely.

None of that really has anything to do with the theme this week; and I honestly can’t think of a neat little segue into it, so I guess I’ll just get right to it.

 

Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “falling”.  

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!

I’m teaming up with Simply Marquessa  and this week’s SLS theme was inspired by her weekly flash fiction theme: “It makes no sense to be falling…you’ve got her, I’ve got him, should not even be calling…” from the song Just Friends by Vanessa Williams.

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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#LyricalFictionFriday: “Just Friends” #fictionfriday #marquessachallenge

Let’s have some fun with the weekly flash fiction challenge by Marquessa.

Please participate via the link below. Comments and pings will be turned off here.

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Today’s lyrical prompt is:

It makes no sense to be falling…you’ve got her, I’ve got him, should not even be calling…”

Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

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Song Lyric Sunday – She Used to Be Mine by Sara Bareilles

It’s not very often that I hear a song that makes me think it could have been written for me and about me.  I heard this song on The Voice last week and started off simply enjoying the singer’s voice and how well she was doing, but then I started actually listening to the lyrics and before I knew it, I was crying.

I don’t necessarily consider myself a courageous person, but I do hear a lot of courage in this song.  The great thing about life is that things change.  As much as you might be struggling in this moment right now, you can pretty much bet that things will be different in the next moment.  Maybe it will take a few days or weeks or even years, but as long as you keep finding the courage to put one foot in front of the other, or just get out of bed every morning, things will get better.

“…growing stronger each day ’til it finally reminds her to fight just a little, to bring back the fire in her eyes that’s been gone…”

How brilliant is Sara Bareilles, though?  I hope you enjoy the song, even in and especially for all it’s heartbreaking beauty.

It’s not simple to say
That most days I don’t recognize me
That these shoes and this apron
That place and its patrons
Have taken more than I gave them
It’s not easy to know
I’m not anything like I used be, although it’s true
I was never attention’s sweet center
I still remember that girl
She’s imperfect, but she tries
She is good, but she lies
She is hard on herself
She is broken and won’t ask for help
She is messy, but she’s kind
She is lonely most of the time
She is all of this mixed up and baked in a beautiful pie
She is gone, but she used to be mine
It’s not what I asked for
Sometimes life just slips in through a back door
And carves out a person and makes you believe it’s all true
And now I’ve got you
And you’re not what I asked for
If I’m honest, I know I would give it all back
For a chance to start over and rewrite an ending or two
For the girl that I knew
Who’ll be reckless, just enough
Who’ll get hurt, but who learns how to toughen up
When she’s bruised and gets used by a man who can’t love
And then she’ll get stuck
And be scared of the life that’s inside her
Growing stronger each day ’til it finally reminds her
To fight just a little, to bring back the fire in her eyes
That’s been gone, but used to be mine
Used to be mine
She is messy, but she’s kind
She is lonely most of the time
She is all of this mixed up and baked in a beautiful pie
She is gone, but she used to be mine
Songwriters: Sara Bareilles
She Used to Be Mine lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

As a bonus, here is Addison Agen’s performance on The Voice.  I just love her voice, and she’s only 16!


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was courage.  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 12/3/17

I’ve been gone most of the day today.  I finally got to spend some time with my sisters, drinking and eating seafood over a long, rather delightful lunch.  I forget how nice it is just to spend time with the people you love.

We ended up back at my sister’s house and I got to see my nephew.  He’s almost two but doesn’t really know me yet, so he spends the whole time trying to hide (literally inside his mom).  I, in turn, spend the whole time bugging the shit out of him, because I’m just that kind of an aunt.  I know he’ll warm up to me at some point, at least, that’s the goal.

It makes me think about how many different strangers kids are introduced to.  I know I’m not technically a stranger, but he doesn’t know me, so to him I am.  It takes a whole lot of gumption for him to get to a point that he smiles and almost hugs me before I leave.

Which, somehow brings us to our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week, which is “courage”.  

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!

I’m teaming up with Simply Marquessa  and this week’s SLS theme was inspired by her weekly flash fiction theme: “You gotta get up off that grey line…I’ll guarantee they’ll fall in line…” from the song Dammn Baby by Janet Jackson.

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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