Song Lyric Sunday – Evil Angel by Breaking Benjamin

I suppose this wasn’t a very lively theme this week, but I do like exploring all different kinds of emotions and things through music.  I find it more interesting than just posting a favorite song, although that can be fun as well.

I didn’t immediately think of a song when I posted the theme.  I actually went searching through my library and even did a search online, but somehow I just knew that Breaking Benjamin would have a song about lies… they tend to post songs that are darker in nature.  I still find their music and lyrics compelling though, and sometimes it’s nice to just wallow in sadness for a bit.

This song, to me, has an overall theme of the lies we live with and deal with every day.  Sometimes it feels like there isn’t much authenticity to be had.  I’ve always tried to be an honest person, and I’m probably honest to a point that isn’t nice sometimes.  That actually makes me think of a funny story.

I was at my sister’s house for a party a few months ago and she made deviled eggs for the party.  Now, everyone has told me that they love my deviled eggs, but she asked me to bring a salad instead.  I was excited to taste the deviled eggs, because who doesn’t love them?  I took one bite and almost couldn’t finish it.  I immediately told my sister that they were awful.  Maybe I should have lightened it up a little, but honestly, she ate them and said the same thing.  Anyway, I try to soften the truth sometimes, but most of the time, brutally honest is what you’re going to get from me.

I hope you enjoy another song by Breaking Benjamin!

The lyrics are in the video, so I won’t repeat them in the post.

Songwriters: Joel Gydosh / Takashi Ohhashi
Evil Angel lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Walt Disney Music Company

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was lies/lying.  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 8/6/17

Can you believe it’s August already? I sure can’t. The year is just flying by!

I found myself highly unmotivated last night, so I decided to do a little bit of Netflix binge-watching.  My hubby and I started watching a show around the first of July that he just couldn’t ever get into.  It’s definitely different, but I still wanted to see how it ends, so I found myself watching it last night while the hubby was working.  The main character is a therapist who goes way beyond ethics to try and help her patients.  She purposely meets their friends and family members, but has to introduce herself as a different person.  She lies so much, that she was actually writing down the likes and dislikes of this made up person so she could presumably keep everything straight in her head.

That scene got me to thinking about the theme for Song Lyric Sunday, because why wouldn’t it?  So, our theme for this week is lies/lying.  

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 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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Sunday Photo Fiction – The Waking Dream


© A Mixed Bag 2009

“I saw that face again,” Jon remarked to his roommate.

“What, like in here?” Andy didn’t look up from his computer.

“No, it was a dream. But still…”

Andy kept playing his game and after a few minutes, Jon sighed and walked away.

**

As Jon drove home, he couldn’t stop yawning. He’d stayed longer than he was scheduled and he was drained. It didn’t help that he wasn’t sleeping.

He came to a stop at the next red light and started awake two seconds later. He looked up, grateful to see that the light was green. He pressed on the accelerator, but just as he pulled forward, he saw the face again. It was on the corner of the street, its body enveloped in darkness.

Jon slammed on his breaks, his heart pounding in his ears. When he looked again, it was gone.

**

Hunched in the corner of the interrogation room, Jon kept his arms folded and his mouth shut. He knew that if he told them, they were sure to lock him up forever.

The wispy voice rang in his ears, taunting him. The face hovered two inches in front of him.

“Kill them, Jon. Kill them all.”


The rules for Sunday Photo Fiction are to create a story/poem or something using around 200 words with the photo as a guide, although it doesn’t have to be center stage.  This one comes in at 201 words.

 

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Happy Sunday!

Song Lyric Sunday – Colors by iRival

So, I honestly wanted to find an actual color in my song choice this week, but when I came across this band and this particular song in my library, I just couldn’t help but share it.

I honestly don’t think iRival was around for very long; in fact, when I tried to look them up on the internet, I didn’t find a whole lot.  What I did find was as follows:

“iRival is an experimental rock band from Atlanta, GA formed in 2009 including members Eric Wilkes (vocals), Johnathan White (guitars/electronics), Rick Graham (bass) and Greg Levitt (drums). James Weaver, David Hart and Toby Weston have played live. They were formerly known as Esme.”  The website also noted that their official website was on MySpace of all things!

I have my daughter to thank for introducing me to this band, just like so many others.  She went to see one of her favorite bands in concert and it was a night I couldn’t go with her.  Her and her two friends stood outside the venue in very cold weather for hours so they could get a place in front.  She enjoyed the hell out of that night and I think I will always regret missing it.  She did bring home this band’s CD, though, and said they were amazing to watch live!  I will always be grateful that we shared a love of music for a short time, even if our tastes have changed quite a bit over the years.

I do hope you enjoy!

Lyrics found at LyricsMode
I honestly don’t know who wrote it, but I’m going to assume it was some combination of the band members.

The color is fading from your face
Hold on, we’ll get it back
Unless you don’t want to replace it
We’ll erase it
A new color is fading to your face
Hold on we’ll push it back
Unless you want to embrace it
I’ll just face it

So show me the world
And tell me that the colors I’ve been seeing
Are not while I was dreaming
Just show, show me your world
And tell me that the colors I’ve been needing
Are not the ones you’re keeping away

There’s something amiss and I’m on to it
I’m onto you
You tried on blue, didn’t you?
Oh no, oh no it’s coming
That’s the one color I can’t see
Hold it or hold on to me
You tried on blue, what’s the use?
Oh no, oh no it’s coming

So show me the world
And tell me that the colors I’ve been seeing
Are not while I was dreaming
Just show, show me your world
And tell me that the colors I’ve been needing
Are not the ones you’re keeping away

Am I see through, what’s the use
If we were fading long ago, long ago
That’s how it’s gonna go
If you don’t see me then you shouldn’t be
A part of my life
That’s how it’s gotta go
There’s something missing from your eyes
It’s killing off your smile
Keep pretending that you’re fine
But you just lost your shine

So show me the world
And tell me that the colors I’ve been seeing
Are not while I was dreaming
Just show, show me your world
And tell me that the colors I’ve been needing
Are not the ones you’re keeping away


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was colors.  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 7/30/17

I went for a lovely walk the other night, and while the prevailing color was brown (there were a lot of empty fields), I was amazed at all the colors to be found.  I took a picture of a bush that had these dark red cone things, and the mountains were stunning greens, blues and browns.  And then there was the blue sky with the filmy clouds and the sun just starting to set.  It was a beautiful evening.

I was honestly surprised when I checked my list of themes that we hadn’t done this one yet, so I’m kind of excited about it.

So, without further rambling, our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is colors.  

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 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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SoCS – Out On A Limb

So, “limb” wasn’t a very inspiring prompt for me, but then I kept repeating the phrase “out on a limb” in my head and suddenly I had a poem.  Not only that, it came out of my head and onto the screen without any editing, so it is wholly SoCS.  I must be in a poetry mood lately.

But anyway, I hope you enjoy my take on the prompt.

Out On A Limb

Going out on a limb
You can’t catch me
All falling down
Around me

Going out on a limb
Trouble in paradise
The wind picks up
And begins to rise

Going out on a limb
I hold my head high
Come what may
I no longer accept the lie


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

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Friday Fictioneers – That One Call


PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

One phone call.

I suppose most people have at least one special person in mind, so they eagerly reach for the phone and that connection that means they’re still sane.

Not me.

I realize as soon as I see the payphone that I made my choice hours ago and instead of reaching for the receiver, I turn to the officer and shake my head.  He leads me back to the holding cell in silence, leaving me to my thoughts.

I can’t imagine I’m the worst they’ve seen.  Although, if it weren’t for the savagery my father had inflicted on us, I’d probably think what I’d done to him was horrific too.


Friday Fictioneers is a weekly flash fiction prompt where we are given a photo and asked to write a 100 word story – beginning, middle and end.  This one came in at 116 words.

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