Song Lyric Sunday – Love Like Woe by The Ready Set

Sometimes I feel like some of my music tastes are stuck in 2010, back when my daughter was introducing me to all her favorite music and we were going to concerts all the time. I suppose that’s not as bad as some of you all (1960’s and such), but I do try to find new music. I’m just not very good at it… or I just don’t spend enough time looking for it. Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of my son’s music (hip-hop), which is not my scene at all. I think he tries to play songs he think I might like, and some haven’t been too bad, but for the most part I really just don’t get it.

I decided to have some fun today. This song is not deep and I think the only reason I like it is because of how much fun I think it is. I can’t relate to the lyrics at all, really. It reminds me of high school and the games that kids play with each other’s hearts (I swear I have never been this girl!). While that isn’t fun, I’m sure, I do think the song is fun. The video is odd and I’m not sure what’s even going on, but I do feel like getting up and dancing with that room of kids.

I hope you can have some fun with this one, just remember to leave your thinking caps at the door!

Happy Sunday everyone!

Whoa-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
Whoa-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
(I kinda feel like it don’t make sense)
I’m thinking, baby, you and I are undeniable
But I’m finding our loves unreliable
I’m giving all I got to make you stay
Or am I just a roadblock in your way?
‘Cause you’re a pretty little windstorm out on the boulevard
Something like a Sunset, oh you’re a shooting star
And I might drive myself insane
If those lips aren’t speaking my name
‘Cause I got some intuition,
Or maybe I’m superstitious
But I think you’re a pretty sweet pill that I’m swallowing down
To counter this addiction, you’ve got me on a mission
Tell me darling, can I get a break somehow?
(How) could I say no?
She’s got a love like woe
Whoa-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh,
Girls got a love like woe
I kinda feel like it don’t make sense
Because you’re bringing me in and now you’re kicking me out again
Love so strong, then you moved on
Now I’m hung up in suspense,
Because you’re bringing me in and then you’re kicking me out again
It’s like a hurricane, speed train, she’s a moving car
Catch her in the fast lane, oh I gotta know,
Can I keep up with her pace?
Kick it into gear when I see that face
You can take up all my time cause you’re the only one
That can make a storm cloud break, pulling out the sun
And I can’t get caught in the rain
Can I get your lips to speak my name?
‘Cause I got some intuition,
Or maybe I’m superstitious
But I think you’re a pretty sweet pill that I’m swallowing down
To counter this addiction, you’ve got me on a mission
Tell me darling, can I get a break somehow?
(How) could I say no?
She’s got a love like woe
Whoa-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh,
Girls got a love like woe
I kinda feel like it don’t make sense
Because you’re bringing me in and now you’re kicking me out again
Love so strong, then you moved on
Now I’m hung up in suspense,
Because you’re bringing me in and then you’re kicking me out again
‘Cause we only have one life
The timing and the moment,
All seem so right
So would you say you’re mine? (We’ll be just fine)
Would you say you’re mine? (We’ll be just fine)
She’s got a love like woe
Whoa-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh,
Girls got a love like woe (la-da-da)
I kinda feel like it don’t make sense
Because you’re bringing me in and now you’re kicking me out again
Love so strong, then you moved on
Now I’m hung up in suspense,
Because you’re bringing me in and then you’re kicking me out again
She’s got a love like woe
Whoa-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh,
Girls got a love like woe (la-da-da)
I kinda feel like it don’t make sense
Because you’re bringing me in and now you’re kicking me out again
Love so strong, then you moved on
Now I’m hung up in suspense,
Because you’re bringing me in and then you’re kicking me out again
Songwriters: Anthony Best / Harve Pierre / Earl Benjamin / Dominic Thomas / Robert Ross / Jonathan Rotem / Jordan Witzigreuter
Love Like Woe lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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

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SoCS – Playing games while eating

I finally found a game on my phone that interests my son. I usually tend to lean towards puzzle games, but I also try not to have too many on my phone because I’m pretty OCD, as you all know, and I have a hard time letting things go sometimes. That’s what’s nice sometimes about Candy Crush. You only get five lives, so if the level sucks (which most of them do for a few days until they finally decide to let you win), you play five lives and then leave it for a few hours until your lives regenerate. My youngest son thinks I’m idiotic to play Candy Crush because it is so obviously stacked against the player, making it impossible to pass levels without paying for them. I am happy to report that I’ve never spent a single dollar on the game. Just lots of time and usually frustration.

The game that Andru will actually play with me is Wordscapes. It’s sort of like a crossword puzzle game and there seems to be no end to the levels. I spend way too much time on it. While I was eating the other night, Andru sat on the counter and we played the game for probably an hour, laughing our asses off for most of it. Because it gives you five to seven letters to work with, and those are the only letters you can use, you spend a lot of time coming up with completely random words that you know aren’t actually words, just to try and figure out the real word.

The other really funny thing that happens is that you end up spelling an actual word, but you don’t realize it’s a word because you are pronouncing it incorrectly. I love how random letters make your brain automatically choose to think “ay” for the letter A rather than “ah” or “aah”. Needless to say, it makes for some entertainment while you’re doing something as mundane as trying to figure out what to eat for dinner, which is what Andru was supposed to be doing; or eating dinner, which is what I was doing.

Who wants to just sit and eat dinner without doing something? That actually brings up this other time when my hubby and I were both preparing lunch for ourselves. My diet is pretty strict right now, so we were eating different things. When I was done, I took my food to the table and sat down. When my hubby was done, he started walking towards the living room to sit in front of the TV. “Are you seriously going to leave me here alone?” I asked. He laughed sheepishly and came and sat by me, but I think his heart was really in the living room with that TV. Should I be jealous?

Happy Saturday everyone!


Stream of Consciousness Saturday  is hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt is ““dom.” Use it as a word, or find a word that starts or ends with it. Have fun!”

 

Do You Want Your Phone Back?

Sometimes when I read the SoCS prompt, I have a pretty good idea what I want to write and it just flows onto the screen and maybe thirty minutes later, I’m posting it. Then there’s days like today when I sat and thought but nothing was coming to mind. In those instances I usually resort to playing games on my phone until I can work it through and then I immediately jump into it.

So, I was playing Candy Crush (horribly addictive game that I wish I could delete, but I’m on level 740, so it just isn’t happening) and Andru was playing a game on his phone. Andru is the serious gamer in the house. He spends most of his time on the computer on one of three games – Minecraft, Starcraft and Diablo III. He always likes showing me what he’s doing and can talk for hours about processes and what’s happening. He also does this rather annoying thing where he asks me for help. I love helping him, but what makes it annoying is that I have no idea what he’s doing. I don’t know his character or the abilities he’s working with and I tell him this, but it still hasn’t stopped him from asking for help.

He was playing a weird game on his phone so I was mindlessly listening to him and playing my game. At one point I told him, “I have no idea what you’re even talking about. I’ve never played that.”

Next thing I know, he shoves his phone in front of me and says, “Here, Mom, play it! It’s really fun. And look, it gives you a tutorial,” as he starts to press buttons and show me how to play. Sighing, I put down my iPad and proceeded to help him. And what do you know, five minutes later I’m a few levels in and I’m really working to try and figure this game out with Andru giving me pointers at my shoulder.

After about six levels I said, “Do you want your phone back?”

“No, Mom. You play it.”

About fifteen minutes later it was to the point that Andru asked, “Mom, do you want me to show you?” as he was wringing his hands because he knew the answer and was dying to show me, but I replied, “No! I want to figure it out!”

Finally, I said, “Here, let me give you your phone back and I’ll download it on my own phone, damn you,” which he thought was so funny we spent the next few minutes laughing.

Now, I have another game on my phone/iPad and have spent far too much time this morning playing it. And just in case your curious and maybe wanted to check it out (haha) it’s called Lightbot One Hour Programming. I’m actually thankful there weren’t that many levels so it wasn’t too hard to actually finish before it sent me to an ad to buy more games.

Most of the games on my phone have been suggestions from other people; but let’s be honest, mainly my kids. Adelle and I were sitting at her school waiting for a play to start, I don’t know a year ago, and one of her friend’s was playing a game so we both decided to download it. For the next two weeks, I played 2048 whenever I could and it only let up when I actually got the 2048 tile. I was less annoying about getting the next two big tiles, 4096 and 8192 and don’t have much interest in getting the one after that, but it’s still on my phone and I will play it every once in a while.

The next one my kids geeked about was Don’t Step on the White Tile. That one wasn’t as addictive for me because it actually gave me a headache, but I spent a good two weeks and almost an entire evening playing it with my kids, trying to get the next best score. I don’t have that one on my phone anymore.

I’d heard about Clash of Clans but didn’t really think anything of it until Adelle started playing it. I had surgery after Thanksgiving last year and was bored, so I ended up downloading it and playing it quite a bit. It was on my phone until about an hour ago. As I was thinking about games, I realized I didn’t get any enjoyment out of that one anymore and there was no reason to keep it on my phone, spending time every day collecting resources to upgrade something that took days; that’s not to mention how long it takes to save up enough resources while you’re getting attacked and… well, it goes on and became not so fun. I wasn’t much of a “let’s go attack this clan” kind of player, which ultimately doesn’t make for happy fun times at the level I was at. I feel very liberated now that it’s permanently been deleted from my life!

This post has really gone on, and the sad thing is, I could keep going. In the end, I’ve realized what types of games I really enjoy and I’ve also realized that it’s harder than you would imagine to delete the ones I don’t really like to play anymore simply because of the level I’m on.

Sometimes, I wish I could go back to simpler times when my afternoons consisted of reading a book and watching a movie rather than “Yes! I have five lives in Candy Crush. I need to see if I can pass this insanely ridiculous level!”

This was brought to you courtesy of Stream of Consciousness Saturday where our wonderful guest, Pav, prompted us with “back”.

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