Monday, November 24, 2014

List #16 - Lyrics

On the train, listening to my ipod which I regularly keep on shuffle so whatever plays next is a surprise.  Today, it's serving up some good ones, so I've grabbed some lyrics to share:

We were the kings and queens of promise
We were the victims of ourselves
Maybe the children of a lesser God
Between Heaven and Hell
30 Seconds to Mars "Kings and Queens" written by Jared Leto
photo from band's facebook

I will not bow
I will not break
I will shut the world away
Breaking Benjamin "I Will Not Bow" written by Jasen Rauch
Photo from band's facebook

Say you want to stay, you want me to
Say you'll never die, you'll always haunt me
I want to know I belong to you
Say you'll haunt me
Stone Sour "Say You'll Haunt Me" written by Josh Rand, Roy Mayorga, James Root, Corey Taylor, Shawn Economaki
Photo from band's facebook

Do what you wanna do
Go out and seek your truth
When I'm down and blue
Rather be me than you
Alice In Chains "Heaven Beside You" written by Jerry Cantrell
Photo credit - Two guys in this photo are dead from drug overdoses - Drugs are bad, kids.

Even when you're all alone
Even when it's not your home
I smell the blood of an australian
Try to understand me if you can
Eskimo Joe "Foreign Land" written by Stephen Parkin
Photo from band's facebook

The feelings I once felt are now dead and gone
I've waited here for you for so very long 
Black Label Society "Stillborn" written by Zachary P. Wylde
Photo from band's facebook

I just can't wake up on the floor
Like a thousand times before
Knowing that forever won't be
P!nk "Mean" written by Jonathan S. Davis, Alecia Moore, Butch Walker, Billy Mann
Photo credit

I won't stop running
I'm only getting closer
To getting off the ground this time
The sky is calling, the wind is at my shoulders
Won't let this chance pass me by
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators "Bent to Fly" written by Saul Hudson and Myles Kennedy
Photo from Slash's facebook

You make me wanna die
I'll never be good enough
You make me wanna die
And everything you love will burn up in the light
Every time I look inside your eyes
You make me wanna die
The Pretty Reckless "Make Me Wanna Die" written by Kato Khandwala, Taylor Momsen, Ben Phillips
Photo credit

And this is how it looks when I am standing on the edge
And this is how I break apart when I finally hit the ground
And this is how it hurts when I pretend I don't feel any pain
And this is how I disappear when I throw myself away
Red "Breathe Into Me" written by Jason Mcarthur, Robert Douglas Graves, Jasen Rauch, Anthony Armstrong
Photo from band's facebook

Runnin wild and lookin pretty
Nick Gilder "Hot Child in the City" written by Nick Gilder and James McCulloch
Photo credit

With open hearts, despite the stakes
We take a chance on our mistakes
A brand new day, we will embrace
An open wound that heals with grace
All the fears that we will face
In this time, and in this place
When you can say, and I can say
We loved with every step we take, I'll be ok
Nothing More "I'll Be OK" written by Daniel Oliver, Jonathan Taylor Hawkins, Mark Anthony Vollelunga

Photo from band's facebook
 I know you'll look away while I'm crying
I know you'll wear that bow with a smile
Everything I gave you, it was wasted
Love further down, adore that denial
AFI "Heart Stops" written by Davey Havok and Jade Puget

Photo from band's facebook
 Something so familiar drawn from this blank page
Every line from my hand takes me back to what I can't erase
Bon Jovi "Pictures of You" written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, John M. Shanks

Photo from band's facebook
This song is a work of lyrical genius, so you get the whole song.  The song is a story that you need it in its entirety to truly feel the emotion of the story.  Seriously.  If you do not know this song, watch this video, and read these lyrics.  So, so good.

And it starts
Sometime around midnight
Or at least that's when you lose yourself
For a minute or two

As you stand
Under the bar lights
And the band plays some song about forgetting yourself for a while
And the piano's this melancholy soundtrack to her smile
And that white dress she's wearing, you haven't seen her
For a while

But you know
That she's watching
She's laughing, she's turning
She's holding her tonic like a cross
The room suddenly spinning, she walks up and asks how you are
So you can smell her perfume
You can see her lying naked in your arms

And so there's a change
In your emotions
And all of these memories come rushing like feral waves to your mind
Of the curl of your bodies, like two perfect circles entwined
And you feel hopeless, and homeless, and lost in the haze of the wine

And she leaves
With someone you don't know
But she makes sure you saw her, she looks right at you and bolts
As she walks out the door
Your blood boiling, your stomach in ropes
And then your friends say "What is it? You look like you've seen a ghost."

And you walk
Under the streetlights
And you're too drunk to notice that everyone's staring at you
You don't care what you look like
The world is falling around you

You just have to see her
You just have to see her
You just have to see her
You just have to see her
You just have to see her

You know that she'll break you in two

The Airborne Toxic Event "Sometime Around Midnight" written by Mikel Jollet

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