Song Lyric Sunday – Madness by Muse

I’ve been waiting for a chance to share this one and I may or may not have come up with the theme just to share it.  I suppose that’s not really fair, but you all have an open invitation to suggest a theme so you can share those songs that never quite fit the themes.

There are many different types of madness, and falling in love and relationships in general can feel sort of like you’re losing your freaking mind.  Sometimes it’s worth it to just embrace the madness, embrace the love and “trust in the dream”.

I’m in love with this song in so many ways.  First of all, it’s Muse.  Second, there is just something about the beat and the drama of it that gives me chills.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

I, I can’t get these memories out of my mind
And some kind of madness has started to evolve
I, I tried so hard to let you go
But some kind of madness is swallowing me whole, yeah
I have finally seen the light
And I have finally realized
What you mean
Oh oh oh
And now, I need to know is this real love
Or is it just madness keeping us afloat?
And when I look back at all the crazy fights we had
Like some kind of madness
Was taking control
Yeah
And now I have finally seen the light
And I have finally realized
What you need
Mm
And now I have finally seen the end (Finally seen the end)
And I’m not expecting you to care (Expecting you to care)
But I have finally seen the light (Finally seen the light)
I have finally realized (Realized)
I need to love
I need to love
Come to me,
Trust in your dream
Come on and rescue me
Yes I have known, I can be wrong
Maybe I’m too headstrong
Our love is
Madness
Songwriters: Matthew James Bellamy
Madness lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

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

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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 – Exogenesis Symphony Part III (Redemption) by Muse

Sometimes it feels as though the universe is aligning perfectly with me and the SLS theme choice for the week.  I honestly had no idea what song to pick, but I found myself watching figure skating last night (what else would one do on a Saturday night?) and one of the skaters did her long program to this song.  It didn’t take me long to realize this was the perfect choice.

First of all, I love Muse – I’ve posted quite a few of their songs here on the blog.  Second, there’s just something about this song.  There aren’t many lyrics to it, but what is there is powerful.

I find that forgiving myself is usually one of the harder things to do.  It’s hard to make mistakes and hurt people you love, but I’ve found that holding on to the hurt and the anger, whether it’s directed at yourself or others, only prolongs and intensifies the pain.  Life is too short and each day isn’t guaranteed.  I’m not saying anger and pain won’t happen, but I’ve learned that the sooner I look at it, accept it for whatever it is and then release it, the happier I am and the happier the people around me are.

Besides, this world could use a whole lot more forgiveness and whole lot less anger.

I hope you enjoy!

Exogenesis Symphyony Part III (Redemption) by Muse
Written by Matt Bellamy
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

Let’s start over again
Why can’t we start it over again
Just let us start it over again
And we’ll be good
This time we’ll get it, get it right
It’s our last chance to forgive ourselves

 


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

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Sunday Photo Fiction – The Session

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His office is nestled in the middle of a tree-lined street just on the outskirts of downtown.  Pushing my way through the huge glass doors, I make my way slowly to his darkly ornate office.  Leather chairs and dark bookcases filled with dark books assault my senses just as much as the smell of stale coffee, and I repress the urge to gag.

His voice is soothing, and his peppered beard welcomes me with thoughts of Santa Clause and silver-wrapped presents.  He directs me to lie back in the recliner and close my eyes, and I find myself descending that lonely elevator, his voice my only guide.

I expect to disappear.

“Who do you see?”  He asks.

It’s my best friend Laurel, but I can’t say that because I’m sure that’s not what he wants.  Is it?

“Just relax and tell me the first name that comes into your head.”

It’s still Laurel.  Why can’t I think of anyone else?  Do I have to say something?  Will I get into trouble if I don’t?  Maybe if I say her name, this will be over.

When I open my eyes, he smiles and gently pats my shoulder.  “Great work.  I’ll see you next week.”

His silky voice whispers its way across the guilt and shame clinging to me as I walk out of the office and shut the door.


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.

Sometimes writing about things that have happened in my life helps me come to terms with them.  While I was reading today, I remembered a dark time in my life and was inspired (or forced depending on how you look at your own muse) to put it in story form when I saw the picture for today’s prompt.  It’s 228 words.

Click the blue froggy link to read other amazing stories!

Happy Sunday!

Song Lyric Sunday – Starlight by Muse

I posted yesterday that I’ve been really missing my daughter this week.  It probably doesn’t help that she is missing us so much.  She posts a lot of “I miss you” things on Facebook, and she even has a countdown of how many days until she comes home.  Thank goodness we only have a few weeks to wait, but it will be a short trip and I’m not sure how much I will see her since she’s coming into town for her Dad’s wedding.  I’ll take what I can get, though.

I was scrolling through my music, looking for a song to go with the theme, when I came across this one by Muse.  It made me think of Adelle almost immediately.  She is off chasing her starlight and all I really want to do is hold her and tell her how much I love her.  I also wouldn’t mind a long car ride, jamming to music and singing our hearts out.  I really miss those moments we used to have.

I love that my kids are growing older and becoming their own individual people, but it is hard to watch them leave to create a life of their own.  I’ll just have to remember the amazing times we had and look forward to the moments we will have in the future.

Muse is one of my favorite bands (I feel like I’m always saying that), and I hope you enjoy this week’s pick.

Starlight by Muse
Written by Matt Bellamy (lead singer)
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

Far away
This ship has taken me far away
Far away from the memories
Of the people who care if I live or die

Starlight
I will be chasing a starlight
Until the end of my life
I don’t know if it’s worth it anymore

Hold you in my arms
I just wanted to hold
You in my arms

My life
You electrify my life
Let’s conspire to ignite
All the souls that would die just to feel alive

I’ll never let you go
If you promise not to fade away
Never fade away

Our hopes and expectations
Black holes and revelations
Our hopes and expectations
Black holes and revelations

Hold you in my arms
I just wanted to hold
You in my arms

Far away
This ship has taken me far away
Far away from the memories
Of the people who care if I live or die

I’ll never let you go
If you promise not to fade away
Never fade away

Our hopes and expectations
Black holes and revelations
Our hopes and expectations
Black holes and revelations

Hold you in my arms
I just wanted to hold
You in my arms
I just wanted to hold

 

Song Lyric Sunday is open to anyone who wants to share music.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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Song Lyric Sunday – Undisclosed Desires by Muse

Muse is one of those bands that isn’t to everyone’s taste level. To be honest, I have to pick and choose the songs of theirs that I like because some of them just go to far into places I don’t necessarily like in music. But they have rare gems throughout their collection of music that I am in love with.

I think one of the things I love most is how much they put into their songs. Or, at least, that’s how it always seems to me. I’ve never seen them perform live, but I can only imagine they put on a fantastic show.

This song has been pretty main stream, but it is still one of my favorites. As usual, the lyrics spoke to me. I have a past, I have demons and what more can anyone hope for than to have another person want to understand and help lighten the burden.

There are too many lines in this one that stand out as favorites, so I will let them stand on their own this time. I hope you enjoy this installment of Song Lyric Sunday. Please feel free to read the rules below and post your own so we can explore music together.

Undisclosed Desires by Muse
Lyrics found at AZLyrics

I know you’ve suffered
But I don’t want you to hide
It’s cold and loveless
I won’t let you be denied

Soothing
I’ll make you feel pure
Trust me
You can be sure

I want to reconcile the violence in your heart
I want to recognise your beauty’s not just a mask
I want to exorcise the demons from your past
I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart

You trick your lovers
That you’re wicked and divine
You may be a sinner
But your innocence is mine

Please me
Show me how it’s done
Tease me
You are the one

I want to reconcile the violence in your heart
I want to recognise your beauty’s not just a mask
I want to exorcise the demons from your past
I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart

Please me
Show me how it’s done
Trust me
You are the one

I want to reconcile the violence in your heart
I want to recognise your beauty’s not just a mask
I want to exorcise the demons from your past
I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart


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
  • 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