Songs… take what you will from the lyrics and why they are important.

Blinding, Florence + the Machine:

Seems that I have been held, in some dreaming state.  A tourist in the waking world never quite awake.  No kiss, no gentle word, could wake me from this slumber, until I realize that it was you who held me under.  Felt in my fist, in my feet, in the hollows of my eyelids; shaking through my skull, through my spine and down through my ribs.  No more dreaming of the dead as if death itself was undone.  No more calling like a crow for a boy, for a body in the garden.  No more dreaming like a girl so in love, so in love; no more dreaming like a girl so in love, so in love; no more dreaming like girl so in love with the wrong world.  And I could hear the thunder and see the lightning crack, and all around the world was waking, I never could go back cuz all the walls of dreaming, they were torn wide open, and finally it seemed that the spell was broken.  And all my bones began to shake, my eyes flew open; and all my bones began to shake, my eyes flew open.  No more dreaming of the dead as if death itself was undone.  No more calling like a crow for a boy, for a body in the garden.  No more dreaming like a girl so in love, so in love; no more dreaming like a girl so in love, so in love; no more dreaming like a girl so in love with the wrong world.  Snow White’s stitching up the circuit board, synapse slipping through the hidden door, Snow White’s stitching up the circuit board.  No more dreaming of the dead as if death itself was undone.  No more calling like a crow for a boy, for a body in the garden.  No more dreaming like a girl so in love, so in love; no more dreaming like a girl so in love, so in love; no more dreaming like a girl so in love with the wrong world.  Snow White’s stitching up the circuit boards, synapse slipping through the hidden door, Snow White’s stitching up the circuit boards, synapse slipping through the hidden door.

Cosmic Love, Florence + the Machine:

A falling star fell from your heart and landed in my eyes.  I screamed aloud as it tore through them and now it’s left me blind.  The stars, the moon, they have all been blown out, you left me in the dark.  No dawn, no day, I’m always in this twilight, in the shadow of your heart.  And in the dark I can hear your heartbeat, I try to find the sound.  But then it stops and I was in the darkness, so darkness I became.  The stars, the moon, they have all been blown out, you left me in the dark.  No dawn, no day, I’m always in this twilight, in the shadow of your heart.  I took the stars from my eyes and then I made a map, and knew that somehow I could find my way back.  And I heard your heart beating, you were in the darkness too, so I stayed in the darkness with you.  The stars, the moon, they have all been blown out, you left me in the dark.  No dawn, no day, I’m always in this twilight, in the shadow of your heart.  The stars, the moon, they have all been blown out, you left me in the dark.  No dawn, no day, I’m always in this twilight, in the shadow of your heart.

Forever and Ever, He is We:

Forever and ever, forever and ever… Home is where you are, kind of tragic that I left your side, left your side, left your side.  I recall a smile, a kiss when the sun did rise, by your side, I was by your side.  Got to tell you how it feels now: you’re my air when I feel I can’t breathe, catching me when I’m tripping over my feet, we’ll get through this together; you’re my smile when I just want to cry, make it all better as you kiss my sad eyes, I’m giving you my forever, and forever and ever, forever and ever… The hug, the kiss, the love, all the magic that we’re feeling inside, deep inside, deep inside.  It’s hard to find the words, the courage is somewhere inside, deep inside, deep inside.  Got to tell you how it feels now, I’m ready to fall: you’re my air when I feel I can’t breathe, catching me when I’m tripping over my feet, we’ll get through this together; you’re my smile when I just want to cry, make it all better as you kiss my sad eyes, I’m giving you my forever, and forever and ever, forever and ever… Sat down, thought about it today, if I only had a breath what would I want to say, something real, something sweet, something real sweet, thought about it real hard, and only one thing, only one thing, and only one thing, only one thing came to me: you’re my air when I feel I can’t breathe, catching me when I’m tripping over my feet, we’ll get through this together; you’re my smile when I just want to cry, make it all better as you kiss my sad eyes, I’m giving you my forever.  You’re my air when I feel I can’t breathe, catching me when I’m tripping over my feet, we’ll get through this together; you’re my smile when I just want to cry, make it all better as you kiss my sad eyes, I’m giving you my forever, and forever and ever, forever and ever.

And Run, He is We:

Kind of wish I had the courage, a bit of bravery.  So tired of waiting on a man to come and save me.  Wishing I had everything, well something really, hard to admit it, but now I’m thinking freely.  I’m going to open my mind to all these newfound, exciting possibilities.  I’m making all my own plans, throwing all my old ones away.  I’ve gotta grow up, be someone; draw a map, find a path, take a breath, and run.  Filling my head with words to encourage me.  Gotta get my act all straight so I can truly believe that what I’m waiting for is really worth the wait; stop bringing myself down, I gotta know what makes me great.  I’m going to open my mind to all these newfound, exciting possibilities.  I’m making all my own plans, throwing all my old ones away.  I’ve gotta grow up, be someone; draw a map, find a path, take a breath, and run.  I am trying to get past this, be better than I once was, tired of waiting on someone else.  I am trying to get past this, be better than I once was, tired of waiting on someone else, I can fix it by myself.  I’m finally taking a stand.  I’ve learned from all my mistakes.  I’m making all my own plans.  Throwing all my old ones away.  I’ve gotta grow up, be someone; draw a map, find a path, take a breath, and run, run, run, and run, run, run.

Free of Me, Joshua Radin:

Something’s wrong from the hilltop; I know you can see.  I look strong altogether, though inside I’m weak.  Still I bleed, still I wait to heal, a wound from my crime.  What I need are more bandages, they’ve torn over time.  You’re shelter from the rain, turn around, walk away.  Go now, don’t look back, my life has come off it’s tracks and you should be free of me.  I can be who you wanted somewhere down the road, when I’m whole, when the rains are done, when I’ve reaped what I’ve sewn.  But here and now, on my hands and knees, I crawl through the mud.  And your bed is so soft and warm, and I’m weary and tired.  You’re shelter from the rain, turn around, walk away.  Go now, don’t look back, my life has come off it’s tracks and you should be free of me.  Leave me alone, I’ll find another home, I’m on my knees crying out please.  Go now, and don’t look back, my life has come off it’s tracks and you should be free of me.  Free of me.  Free of me.  Free of me.

Hang You Up, Yellowcard:

I cannot hold this anymore.  My hands are tired of only waiting to let go, and I am waiting still.  I used to know which way to turn.  You were a light inside a tunnel in my head I try to follow, still, I try to follow, still.  It’s hard to see you, we are older now.  And when I find you, you just turn around.  This is a black and white of you I found.  I hang you up and then I pull you down.  I hang you up and then I pull you down.  No more apologies from me.  My arms are tired of picking up what I put down; you’re all I think of, still.  I’m going to miss you everyday.  I turn my back on anyone who won’t believe, and it gets lonely, still, it gets lonely, still.   It’s hard to see you, we are older now.  And when I find you, you just turn around.  This is a black and white of you I found.  I hang you up and then I pull you down.  I hang you up and then I pull you down.  I get lost sometimes.  Another year flies by, but I know if I try memories of the light in your eyes can take me back in time.  It’s hard to see you, we are older now.  And when I find you, you just turn around.  This is a black and white of you I found.  I hang you up and then I pull you down.  It’s hard to see you, we are older now.  And when I find you, you just turn around.  This is a black and white of you I found.  I hang you up and then I pull you down.  I hang you up and then I pull you down.  I hang you up and then I pull you down.  I don’t hear music anymore.  My ears are tired of all the pictures in the words because you are in them, still.

Passion Play, William Fitzsimmons:

I should not have hid where my heart can’t follow, because this grace gets so far and too hard to swallow.  I’ve been running from Saul, he’s been giving chase; when I look in his eyes all I see is my face.  Are you still on my back after all these years chasing me out of hell and my nice veneers.  I don’t know how you stand when you’ve got no floor.  Or how you can breathe with your hands on boards.  I just want to be not what I am today, I just want to be better than my friends might say, I just want a small part in your passion play.  Do you hear when I call in the midst of wrong?  Do you hear these words while I sing this song?  Are you caught up in me like I heard you say?  Or just some big cashier that I’ll have to pay?  I just want to be not what I am today, I just want to be better than my friends might say, I just want a small part in your passion play.

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