Song Lyric Sunday – Angels Fall by Breaking Benjamin

This is one of those bands that I started listening to with my daughter when she was in junior high/high school, so I know there’s lots of their music that I haven’t heard.  I fell in love with their 2006 album, “Phobia”, and didn’t think I would love another album quite as much.  When my son told me they had released a new album in 2015, I decided to check it out, not really thinking it would go anywhere.

Boy was I wrong.  I love “Dark Before Dawn” so much.  It is dark and sad, but I honestly can’t stop listening to it.  I’ve shared a few songs from this album, but I’ve honestly been waiting for the chance to share this one as well.  I don’t think I could even explain why this song and this album have become favorites of mine.  In some ways, it feels like the story they are telling is my own.

I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do!

I tried to face the fight within
But it’s over
I’m ready for the riot to begin and surrender
I walked the path, it led me to the end, remember
I’m caught beneath with nothing left to give, forever
When angels fall with broken wings
I can’t give up, I can’t give in
When all is lost and daylight ends
I’ll carry you and we will live forever, for ever
Grey skies will chase the light away, no longer
I fought the fight, now only dark remains forever
Divided I will stand
And I will let this end
When angels fall with broken wings
I can’t give up, I can’t give in
When all is lost and daylight ends
I’ll carry you and we will live forever, for ever
The sun begins to rise and wash away the sky
The turning of the tide, don’t leave it all behind
And I will never say goodbye
When angels fall with broken wings
I can’t give up, I can’t give in
When all is lost and daylight ends
I’ll carry you and we will live forever, for ever
Forever, forever
Songwriters: Benjamin Burnley
Angels Fall lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was “angel”.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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Song Lyric Sunday – Angel by Sarah McLachlan

I think there are many different ways to lose the one you love, but the one I’ve been fearing lately (and I don’t mean to be macabre) is that I won’t have as much time as I want with my soon to be husband.  We’ve both been struggling health-wise since we moved into our new house, and it makes me grateful for each new day  I get to spend with him.

If I ever do lose him, I imagine this song is how it would be.  I hope he visits me each night to bring some sort of comfort to my life.  As it stands now, I can’t imagine being without him, especially since I really feel like he was my second (third, fourth or fifth?) chance for happiness in love.  I’m truly blessed to be his partner in this thing called life and I couldn’t have asked for more.

Thank you for loving me baby and for making each new day brighter than the next.  You are truly my angel, even now.

Angel by Sarah McLachlan
Written by Sarah McLachlan
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

Spend all your time waiting
for that second chance
for a break that would make it okay
there’s always some reason
to feel not good enough
and it’s hard at the end of the day
I need some distraction
oh beautiful release
memories seep from my veins
let me be empty
and weightless and maybe
I’ll find some peace tonight

in the arms of the angel
fly away from here
from this dark cold hotel room
and the endlessness that you fear
you are pulled from the wreckage
of your silent reverie
you’re in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort here

so tired of the straight line
and everywhere you turn
there’s vultures and thieves at your back
and the storm keeps on twisting
you keep on building the lies
that you make up for all that you lack
it don’t make no difference
escaping one last time
it’s easier to believe in this sweet madness oh
this glorious sadness that brings me to my knees

in the arms of the angel
fly away from here
from this dark cold hotel room
and the endlessness that you fear
you are pulled from the wreckage
of your silent reverie
you’re in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort here
you’re in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort here


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

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In Memoriam

I’m going to take a step away from Friday Fictioneers today to remember my beautiful nephew.

Today marks the twelve year anniversary of his death.  I’m honestly not sure why the day has affected me so much, but it has.  I wasn’t able to think of a story or really anything else other than Mikey.  I’m wondering if it has something to do with his brother…

Brody was born in December and I can only hope that in some way Mikey and Brody met.  Either way, I know Brody will always know of Mikey because his memory will always be alive as long as we all are.

I downloaded some pictures and collages that we have created of Mikey  over the years that I will include at the end.  My sister-in-law created probably the best one so far – a side-by-side of Brody and Mikey…  He was only 18 months old when he died, a far too short of a time for him to be here.

I was thinking today of the few memories I have of him…

I waited at the hospital longer than anyone and when he finally came into this world, I was one of the first ones to hold him after his parents.  I will forever remember his bright red hair.

When my brother and his wife at the time walked into my house with Mikey when he was six months old, his hair was standing a good six inches off his head – not laying down but standing straight up.  I told them he needed a haircut, but they just couldn’t.  His hair was beautiful, but it was way out of control, lol.  I don’t even know how much longer it took them to give him his first haircut.

I also remember his smile and how he started knowing who I was.  He called me “Tia” and would say “Tia” to his mom when he didn’t want to go down for a nap… I so would have helped him out if I’d been there.

I haven’t talked about Mikey in a long time and honestly, it’s hard… but today it was meant to be.  I feel his spirit close today and I can’t help but think he will always be with us in some way.

Thanks for joining me today in remembering our little angel.

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Song Lyric Sunday – Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) by Billy Joel

Since I had some amazing baby news that I wrote about yesterday, I wanted to find a song choice inspired by it. I was looking for an entirely different song when this one popped up and I knew this one was perfect.

I love Billy Joel and this is one of my favorite songs he sings. He wrote the song about his daughter. The other pretty great thing is that my daughter and her dad are inspired by this song and she had him write the lyrics “wherever you may go, no matter where you are, I never will be far away,” and she had that tattooed on her arm. It is truly lovely.

I know this isn’t an obscure choice, but sometimes pulling up older music that you used to love is like finding the song for the first time all over again.

I hop you enjoy this installment of Song Lyric Sunday. Feel free to read the rules below and post one of your own.

Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) by Billy Joel
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

Goodnight, my angel
Time to close your eyes
And save these questions for another day
I think I know what you’ve been asking me
I think you know what I’ve been trying to say
I promised I would never leave you
And you should always know
Wherever you may go
No matter where you are
I never will be far away

Goodnight, my angel
Now it’s time to sleep
And still so many things I want to say
Remember all the songs you sang for me
When we went sailing on an emerald bay
And like a boat out on the ocean
I’m rocking you to sleep
The water’s dark
And deep inside this ancient heart
You’ll always be a part of me

Goodnight, my angel
Now it’s time to dream
And dream how wonderful your life will be
Someday your child may cry
And if you sing this lullabye
Then in your heart
There will always be a part of me

Someday we’ll all be gone
But lullabyes go on and on…
They never die
That’s how you
And I
Will be


Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to a favorite song or a new song you want to share
  • Make sure you 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 my post that will go up every Sunday by 9am MST (or as early as I can…)
  • 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