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Monday, April 29, 2013

Raise Your Glass

We raised our glasses (and cans and bottles and red solo cups) to Jen over the weekend. As a group, we have always been nitty-gritty, dirty little freaks who stand beside each other and prop each other up when needed.
 
 
 

"Raise Your Glass"
Right, right, turn off the lights
We're gonna lose our minds tonight
What's the deal, yo?
I love when it's all too much
5 a.m. turn the radio up
Where's the rock 'n roll?

Party crasher, penny snatcher
Call me up if you're a gangsta
Don't be fancy, just get dancy
Why so serious?

So raise your glass if you are wrong
In all the right ways, all my underdogs
We will never be, never be anything but loud
And nitty gritty, dirty little freaks
Won't you come on and come on and
Raise your glass!
Just come on and come on and
Raise your glass!

Slam, slam, oh hot damn
What part of a party don't you understand?
Wish you'd just freak out
(Freak out already)
Can't stop, coming in hot
I should be locked up right on the spot
It's so on right now
(It's so fucking on right now)

Party crasher, penny snatcher
Call me up if you're a gangsta
Don't be fancy, just get dancy
Why so serious?

So raise your glass if you are wrong
In all the right ways, all my underdogs
We will never be, never be anything but loud
And nitty gritty, dirty little freaks
Won't you come on and come on and
Raise your glass!
Just come on and come on and
Raise your glass!
Won't you come on and come on and
Raise your glass!
Just come on and come on and
Raise your glass!

Oh shit! My glass is empty
That sucks!

So if you're too school for cool
(I mean)
And you're treated like a fool
(You're treated like a fool)
You can choose to let it go
We can always, we can always party on our own
So raise your (oh, fuck)
So raise your glass if you are wrong
In all the right ways, all my underdogs
We will never be, never be anything but loud
And nitty gritty, dirty little freaks

So raise your glass if you are wrong
In all the right ways, all my underdogs
We will never be, never be anything but loud
And nitty gritty, dirty little freaks
Won't you come on and come on and
Raise your glass!
Just come on and come on and
Raise your glass!
Won't you come on and come on and
Raise your glass for me!
Just come on and come on and
Raise your glass for me!



Sunday, April 28, 2013

Fireflies

Today, I am feeling especially blessed for the amazing people that are a part of my life. 
Yesterday, we had a party in honor of Jen. Just like she wanted.
Jason prevented me from having an unpleasant experience.
Jessica opened my eyes to the life lesson I've been struggling with.
Kathy spoke with amazement at the love and resiliency in our group of friends.
Amy and David opened their home with love.
I wouldn't be the person I am without all of them and Steve, Vicky, Ryan, Julie, Shelly, Brandy, Brent, Misty, Megan, Kas, Chris, Tammie, JJ, Lori...goodness, I could go on and on.
Laura helped me accomplish some cleansing the other night.
These are but a small sample of the parts that make me whole.
These are a small sample of the people who help me believe in miracles.
And myself.


"Fireflies"


Before you met me I was a fairy princess
I caught frogs and called them prince
And made myself a queen
Before you knew me I traveled 'round the world
I slept in castles and fell in love
Because I was taught to dream
I found mayonnaise bottles and poked holes on top
To capture Tinkerbell
They were just fireflies to the untrained eye
But I could always tell

I believe in fairytales and dreamers dreams like bed sheet sails
And I believe in Peter Pan and miracles
And anything I can to get by
And fireflies

Before I grew up I saw you on a cloud
I could bless myself in your name and pat you on your wings
Before I grew up I heard you whisper so loud
"life is hard, and so is love, child, believe in all these things"
I found mayonnaise bottles and poked holes on top
To capture Tinkerbell
And they were just fireflies to the untrained eye
But I could always tell

I believe in fairytales and dreamers dreams like bed sheet sails
And I believe in Peter Pan and miracles
And anything I can to get by
And fireflies

Before you met me I was a fairy princess
I caught frogs and called them prince
And made myself a queen
Before you knew me I traveled 'round the world
And I slept in castles and fell in love
Because I was taught to dream

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Anyway

There are a selection of songs that always help me through every hurdle, that always encourage me to carry on and move forward.
I've spent a lot of time looking back lately. A life review, if I may, to help me continue forward.
My life realization: I love anyway.
 
 


"Anyway"
 
You can spend your whole life buildin'
Somethin' from nothin'
One storm can come and blow it all away
Build it anyway

You can chase a dream
That seems so out of reach
And you know it might not ever come your way
Dream it anyway
 
God is great, but sometimes life ain't good
When I pray it doesn't always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway
I do it anyway

This world's gone crazy and it's hard to believe
That tomorrow will be better than today
Believe it anyway
You can love someone with all your heart
For all the right reasons
And in a moment they can choose to walk away
love 'em anyway

God is great, but sometimes life ain't good
When I pray it doesn't always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway
I do it anyway
 
You can pour your soul out singing
A song you believe in
That tomorrow they’ll forget you ever sang
Sing it anyway
Yeah, sing it anyway
I sing, I dream, I love
Anyway
yeah

Friday, April 26, 2013

Please Remember Me

This song applies to life in so many ways. It can apply to loved ones that we've lost to death or loved ones that we've lost in life.  I often feel a bittersweetness when I hear this song. I can attest that every person I have ever loved lives deep inside my heart. Love never forgets.
 
 
"Please Remember Me"
 
When all our tears have reached the sea
Part of you will live in me
Way down deep inside my heart
The days keep coming without fail
A new wind is gonna find your sail
That's where your journey starts

You'll find better love
Strong as it ever was
Deep as the river runs
Warm as the morning sun
Please remember me

Just like the waves down by the shore
We're gonna keep on coming back for more
'Cause we don't ever wanna stop
Out in this brave new world you seek
Oh the valleys and the peaks
And I can see you on the top

You'll find better love
Strong as it ever was
Deep as the river runs
Warm as the morning sun
Please remember me

Remember me when you're out walkin'
When the snow falls high outside your door
Late at night when you're not sleepin'
And moonlight falls across your floor
When I can't hurt you anymore

You'll find better love
Strong as it ever was
Deep as the river runs
Warm as the morning sun
Please remember me
Please remember me

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Anything is Possible

I just can't get the phrase out of my head. So the song...it is.
 
 
"Anything is Possible"
 
Anything is possible
If you put your mind to it
Anything is possible
Just put your mind to it

Anything is possible
If you put your mind to it
Anything is possible

Thought I couldn't slow him down
Long enough to look my way
Thought he was out of my league
Wouldn't give me time of day

Thought he was like all the rest
Love her, leave her, no remorse
But I guess that I misjudged
And this thing just ran its course
He taught me

Anything is possible
If you put your mind to it
Anything is possible
Just put your mind to it

Anything is possible
If you put your mind to it
Anything is possible

Break it down now

No matter what it is, it's possible
Say, anything is possible
(Anything)
No matter what it is, it's possible

Say, anything is possible
(Anything)
No matter what it is, it's possible

Say, anything is possible
(Anything)
No matter what it is, it's possible
Say, anything is possible

Much to my surprise I felt
A warm, not cold vibe
When he looked in my eyes
(Oh yeah, it's possible)
His bad boy front not charm
Was his disguise

Oh, whoa, whoa
(Let me tell ya)
He read so much into me
Listened so attentively
He liked me, I rest my case
Wasn't just a pretty face

If you set your mind
You can do anything you want
Not every guy is a bad guy, don't stereotype
'Cause this guy, he proved me wrong
(Anything is possible)
He taught me

Anything is possible
Just put your mind to it
If you put your mind
You know you can do anything
Anything

Anything is possible
Anything is possible
Anything is possible

Just put your mind to it
Anything is possible
If you put your mind to it

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Forgive

A status posted by "The Problem with Women...is Men" on Facebook:

"Forgiveness doesn't mean they didn't hurt you. It means that what they did no longer controls your life... and that you have taken back your personal power."

The timeliness of this is profound to me, based on my epiphany the other day regarding forgiveness.

It has been driving me crazy that Jessica speaks of my amazing ability to forgive because I keep thinking about those three people and how I haven't forgiven them.

But forgiveness doesn't mean that I have to allow them to be a part of my life. I have forgiven all of them for the actions they committed against me. When I continue to live my life without letting what they did affect me, I have forgiven them.

Yes, it hurts some when they are mentioned in conversations. But I don't cry over them.  And I don't stop trusting others because of their behavior.

I'm reading The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz. The second agreement is to not take it personally. These three people are teaching me to not take it personally.

And I must forgive myself.

For taking it personally.

Room at the End of the World

Close your eyes.
 
 
“Room At The End Of The World"
There's a room at the end of the world
Where my secrets go to hide
There's a room at the end of the world
Where I'll wait for you tonight

Where the roads all go to end
Where lost Valentines get sent
Where a rose comes back to life
Where young love never dies
Where we never say goodbye

Don't say no, just give in
Close your eyes, there's no sin
Don't hold back, just let go
Take your time, take it slow
It's me and you in our room at the end of the world

There's a room at the end of the world
Where your memories are safe
There's a room at the end of the world
Just gotta have some faith

Where all prayers go to be heard and the truth will have its turn
Take a look into these eyes, there's no place I'd rather be tonight
No place I'd rather be tonight

Don't say no, just give in
Close your eyes, there's no sin
Don't hold back, just let go
Take your time, take it slow
It's me and you in our room at the end of the world

There's no looking back in our room
Fade to black

There's a room at the end of the world
That I hang on to
There's a room at the end of the world
Where I wait for you,
I'll wait for you

Don't say no, just give in
Close your eyes, there's no sin
Don't hold back, just let go
Take your time, take it slow
It's me and you in our room at the end of the world

Where I wait for you in our room
Dreams are coming true in our room
It's just me and you in our room

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Life Goes On

It's not always about a person. Sometimes it's about a phase of life. A time you're going through.
Along with Bounce, this is one of my go-to songs.
 
 

"Life Goes On"

I felt this before
Now I feel it again
No matter how hard I try
This feeling won't end

So I pretend you're here by my side
Tonight on this lonely ride
I keep telling myself that

Life goes on while you're miles away
And I need you
Time goes on as night steals the day
There's nothing I can do

You heal up my wounds
I tasted your tears
You spilled out your heart
So I let out my fears

But one fear that I kept to myself
Was how I prayed that you'd love no one else
Like you're saying you love me

Life goes on while you're miles away
And I need you
Time goes on as night steals the day
There's nothing I can do

 If you only knew how much I miss you

When my mind plays these tricks on me
It shows me things I don't want to see
That's why I tell myself
I keep telling myself
Just take another piece of me

Life goes on while you're miles away
And I need you
Time goes on as night steals the day
There's nothing I can do

 And this last mile I travel with you

Monday, April 22, 2013

Revelations with Life Lessons

Yesterday I had an epiphany.

More than 20 years ago, a man publicly humiliated me by spreading half-truths and blatant lies about me.

I have never forgiven him.

In January of last year, a man publicly humiliated me by spreading half-truths and blatant lies about me.

I have not forgiven him.

In August of last year, a man publicly humiliated me by spreading half-truths and blatant lies about me.

I have not forgiven him.

In all the cases, I once called them close friends. I have moved beyond it. I don't let their behavior direct how my life flows.

But I can never have a relationship with any of them in the future. Meaning, I can no loner be friends with them. I don't dwell on them at all. I do feel somewhat uncomfortable when any conversational subject carries in their direction.

The one from August seems to have the biggest issue leaving well-enough alone, though. He started additional mouth-flapping this month.

So it struck me that this must be of significant importance in dealing with it on my life path. I just don't know what I'm supposed to do about it.

I thought I was doing good because I don't let it rule my life. It bothers me when I get slapped in the face with it but I move on. So what is the point of this lesson. I can never forgive enough to call them friends.

Headed for a Heartbreak

When you can't accept the love that's offered
When it's not the love you need
Sometimes you have to walk away
Even if it means you're
Headed for a Heartbreak.
 
 

"Headed For A Heartbreak"
Yeah

Morning came and I was on my way
When you reminded me
I had too soon forgotten
It was you that set me free
Yeah, you were here when I came
You'll be here when I'm gone
So don't be waiting on love
'Cause I'll be waiting to ramble on

Headed for a heartbreak
Headed for a heartbreak

Darling, don't wait up for me
Tonight I won't be home
You've become a stranger
I just got to be alone
Don't need nobody on my side
To dull the blade I'm on
So don't be waiting on love
'Cause I'll be waiting to ramble on

Headed for a heartbreak
Headed for a heartbreak
Headed for a heartbreak

It's not a mistake
Don't you think I can feel the pain?
I walk away, to live again...

Headed for a heartbreak
Headed for a heartbreak (Don't make me hurt you)
Headed for a heartbreak ('Cause I love you...)
Headed for a heartbreak

Don't you think I feel the pain?

Sunday, April 21, 2013

What Was I Thinkin'

I'm feeling kind of up. Amused with life. And wanted a cute song to go with the mood.



"What Was I Thinkin'"

Becky was a beauty from south Alabama
Her daddy had a heart like a nine-pound hammer
Think he even did a little time in the slammer
What was I thinkin'?

She snuck out one night and met me by the front gate
Her daddy came out wavin' that twelve gauge
We tore out the drive he peppered my tailgate
What was I thinkin'?

Oh, I knew there'd be hell to pay
But that crossed my mind a little too late...
'cause I was...

Thinkin' 'bout a little white tank top sittin' right
There in the middle by me
I was thinkin' 'bout a long kiss man just gotta get
Goin' where a night might lead
I know what I was feelin'
But what was I thinkin'... what was I thinkin'

By the county line the cops were nippin' on our heels
Pulled off the road and kicked it in four-wheel
Shut off the lights and tore through the corn field
What was I thinkin'?

Out the other side she was hollerin' faster
Took a dirt road and had the radio blastin'
Hit the honky tonk for a little close dancin'
What was I thinkin'?

Oh, I knew there'd be hell to pay
But that crossed my mind a little too late...
'cause I was...

Thinkin' 'bout a little white tank top sittin' right
There in the middle by me
I was thinkin' 'bout a long kiss man just gotta get
Goin' where a night might lead
I know what I was feelin'
But what was I thinkin'... what was I thinkin'

When a mountain of a man with a "born to kill" tattoo
Tried to cut in I knocked out his front tooth
We ran outside hood-slidin' like bo duke
What was I thinkin'?

I finally got her home at a half past too late
Her daddy's in a lawn chair sittin' on the driveway
Put it in park as he started my way
What was I thinkin', oh what was I thinkin'

Then she gave a come-and-get-me grin
And like a bullet we were gone again... 'cause I was

Thinkin' 'bout a little white tank top sittin' right
There in the middle by me
I was thinkin' 'bout a long kiss man just gotta get
Goin' where a night might lead
I know what I was feelin'
But what was I thinkin'... what was I thinkin'

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Lost

Sometimes it just is.
 
 
"Lost"

Is it obvious to you
When you walk into a room
Your face is all I see
And my heart races so fast
I never knew a rush to feel like that
Every time you're touching me

I never did believe in anything
I couldn't hold between my fingers
But the way you make me feel
It's just so real the way it lingers

I get lost inside your stare
Lost when you're not there
When everything I have doesn't mean a thing
If it's without you
If it's a dream, don't wake me up
I'll scream if this isn't love
If bein' lost means never knowin'
How it feels without you
I wanna stay lost (forever)
(I wanna stay lost forever with you)

No, this feeling doesn't end
It's with me everywhere I am
Hope it never goes away
It's like defying gravity
Losin' all control and bein' free
And I always wanna stay

I never did believe in anything
I couldn't hold between my fingers
But the way you make me feel
It's just so real the way it lingers

I never thought that I'd let go
Long enough to fall for someone deeply
Who had the power to erase my fears
And find me so completely

I get lost inside your stare
Lost when you're not there
When everything I have doesn't mean a thing
If it's without you
If it's a dream, don't wake me up
I'll scream if this isn't love
If bein' lost means never knowin'
How it feels without you
I wanna stay lost (forever)
(I wanna stay lost forever with you)

Don't tell me where we're goin'
I don't wanna know
I like the mystery (I like the mystery)
I can't believe we've come this far
So far away from where we started off
You found me when I wasn't lookin'
You found me

And now I'm lost inside your stare
Lost when you're not there
And everything I have doesn't mean a thing
If it's without you
Without you
If it's a dream
Don't wake me up
I'll scream if this isn't love
If bein' lost means never knowin'
How it feels without you
Yeah, if bein' lost means never knowin'
How it feels without you
Oh, if bein' lost means that I'm never
Gonna be without you
I wanna stay lost forever
I wanna stay lost forever with you

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Face the Day

So damn tired.
 
 
 

"Face The Day"
I don't want to face the day
I don't want to face the day
I don't want to face the day, the day today

Long nights leave me stranded
Black visions danger signs
No love, I need protection
Feels like I'm on a production line

Daggers of dawn, cold hearted day
Why does it have to be morning?
Cover my head, I'm staying in bed
Too late the loveless warning

I don't want to face the day, the day today
I don't want to face the day, the day today

Outside the screaming city
Red lights and hungry eyes
Sucks like a space invader
The vacuum of its lies
Stealing my strength, stealing my time
It's raining in a world of traitors

I don't want to face the day
I don't want to face the day

Let me keep on sleeping
Forget that I'm alone
One day of faceless living
Is twenty four hours too long

I don't want to face the day
I don't want to face the day
I don't want to face the day, the day today

Give me the night, it's more forgiving
Hold back the light from my eyes
Please stay, invisible darkness
Can't see the tears i cry
I know it's coming, loaded with nothing
Trapped in a tunnel of time

I don't want to face the day
I don't want to face the day
I don't want to face the day, the day today
i don't want to face the day, the day any day
I don't want to
I don't want to
I don't want to face the day
I don't want to face the day
Face the day
I don't want to face the day
I don't want to face the day
I don't want to face the day
I don't want to face the day
I don't want to face it
I don't want to face the day
I don't want to
I don't want to
I don't want to face it
I don't want to face the day
I don't want to face the day
I don't want to face the day

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

18 and Life

It's just another day, lost in the past.
 

"18 And Life"

Ricky was a young boy, He had a heart of stone.
Lived 9 to 5 and worked his fingers to the bone.
Just barely out of school, came from the edge of town.
Fought like a switchblade so no one could take him down.
He had no money, oooh no good at home.
He walked the streets a soldier and he fought the world alone
And now it's

18 and life You got it
18 and life you know
Your crime is time and it's
18 and life to go
18 and life You got it
18 and life you know
Your crime is time and it's
18 and life to go

Tequila in his heartbeat, His veins burned gasoline.
It kept his motor running but it never kept him clean.
They say he loved adventure, "Ricky's the wild one."
He married trouble, had a courtship with a gun.
Bang Bang Shoot 'em up, The party never ends.
You can't think of dying when the bottle's your best friend
And now it's

18 and life You got it
18 and life you know
Your crime is time and it's
18 and life to go

"Accidents will happen" they all heard Ricky say
He fired his six-shot to the wind - that child blew a child away.

18 and life You got it
18 and life you know
Your crime is time and it's
18 and life to go




Monday, April 15, 2013

I Won't Forget You

Two days ago, one of the most inspiring women I have ever met died. She was 15 days shy of her 41st birthday. I played Fly to the Angels for her. Today, I wanted to play Youth Gone Wild for her. Oh the number of times we head-banged to that in her Escort before school. But I played that one recently when she went back into the hospital. Since Poison is one of the signature bands enjoyed by that close knit group of friends, this one seemed like a good choice. (Not all lyrics apply, obviously.)
 
Hug your loved ones.
 
 

"I Won't Forget You"

Late at night I close my eyes
And think of how things could have been
And when I look back
I remember some words you had said to me

It's better to have lost at love
Then never to have loved at all

 I won't forget you baby
Even though I should
I won't forget you baby
Even though I should, yeah

Sometimes in my head
I can still see pictures of you
And I laugh to myself
When I think of all those crazy things that we used to do

Although miles come between us
Just between you and me

 I won't forget you baby
Even though I should
I won't forget you baby
Even though I should, yeah

 I should let you fade away
But that just wouldn't be me
Oh, baby

Although miles come between us
Just between you and me

I won't forget you baby
Memories slowly fade
I won't forget you baby
And all the plans we made

I won't forget you baby

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Fly to the Angels

Sometimes you just have to play it again, Sam.

 
 
"Fly to the Angels"

Pictures of you 
They're still on my mind 
You had the smile 
That could light up the world 
Now it rains 
It seems the sun never shines 


And I'll drive down 
This lonely lonely road 
Ooh I got this feelin' 
Girl, I gotta let you go 


'Cause now you've got to fly 
Fly to the angels 
Heavens awaits your heart 
And flowers bloom in your name 
Oh oh oh oh oh! 
You've got to fly 
Fly to the angels 
All the stars in the night 
Shine in your name 


You know it hurts me 
Way deep inside 
When I turn and look 
And find that you're not there 
I try to convince myself 
That the pain, the pain 
It's still not gone. 


And still I drive down 
This lonely lonely road 
Ooh I got this feelin' 
Girl, I gotta let you go 


'but now you've got to fly 
Fly to the angels 
Heavens awaits your heart 
And flowers bloom in your name 
Oh oh oh oh oh 
You've got to fly 
Fly to the angels 
All the stars in the night 
Shine in your name 


Fly


And still I drive down 
This lonely lonely road 
Ooh I got this feelin 
Oh, I can't let you go 


But I know that you 
Got to fly 
Fly to the angels 
Heavens awaits your heart 
And flowers bloom in your name 


Oh oh oh oh oh! 
You've got to fly 
Fly to the angels 
All the stars in the sky 
Shine in your name yeah 
Oh 
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh, baby 
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh, ooh yeah 
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh, I'm 
Gonna miss you, I'll miss you girl.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Knowing Me Knowing You

So close to closing the chapter on my life at Bates Street. Closing many chapters this year. Purging. Cleansing. Renewing. What a wonderfully appropriate song.
 
 

"Knowing Me Knowing You"
No more carefree laughter
Silence ever after
Walking through an empty house, tears in my eyes
Here is where the story ends, this is goodbye

Knowing me, knowing you (ah-haa)
There is nothing we can do
Knowing me, knowing you (ah-haa)
We just have to face it, this time we're through
(This time we're through, this time we're through
This time we're through, we're really through)
Breaking up is never easy, I know but I have to go
(I have to go this time
I have to go, this time I know)
Knowing me, knowing you
It's the best I can do

Mem'ries (mem'ries), good days (good days), bad days (bad days)
They'll be (they'll be), with me (with me) always (always)
In these old familiar rooms children would play
Now there's only emptiness, nothing to say

Knowing me, knowing you (ah-haa)
There is nothing we can do
Knowing me, knowing you (ah-haa)
We just have to face it, this time we're through
(This time we're through, this time we're through
This time we're through, we're really through)
Breaking up is never easy, I know but I have to go
(I have to go this time
I have to go, this time I know)
Knowing me, knowing you
It's the best I can do

[repeat]
 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

World of Love

I could take this song many places with it's meaning.
But let me tell you the reason it's my song of the day.
Self-love.
It's one of the songs that can pull me out of the crap.
Today it doesn't involve me and a relationship with a man.
Regardless of some of the lyrics.
When people interfere and cause me to feel like less, this song brings me back.
To my love and my acceptance of self.
 
 
 

"World Of Love"

Underneath
The endless sky
I have my peace of mind
I can see
For miles and miles
I hear my heartbeat echo
I feel the colors flowing over me

World of love
It only happens in a world of love
Can you feel it, so divine, I'll make my own
World of love
Everything changes in a world of love
So surreal I believe the way I feel

Do you believe
In destiny
Ooh it will set you free
Everything starts with a kiss
No thought of tomorrow
Right now is just a place for you and me

World of love
It only happens in a world of love
Can you feel it, so divine
I'll make my own
World of love
Everything changes in a world of love
So surreal I believe the way I feel
A trip through wonderland
Will make you understand
All you need harmony ooh
World of love
It only happens in a world of love
Can you feel it so divine I'll make my own
World of love
Everything changes in a world of love
So surreal I believe the way I feel

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Hope On The Rocks


I remember watching Toby as one of the (two) opening acts for Reba McEntire, back in his early days. This song speaks to me. You never know the depth of someone else's story. We all wear masks. Sometimes those masks are fueled by that hope on the rocks.
 
 

"Hope On The Rocks"
Brady was a baseball star
Til he struck out and took his car and drove away
Sissy lost her little boy
Hitch-hiked up to Illinois, so they say

Then it rained so hard that Mary tried
To take her life with suicide
And disappear just like the thunder
You ask around and no-one knows
Where they went or what they do
But you wonder, I know you wonder

Where do they go?
They come here
To drown in their sorrow and cry in their beer
They’re in need of a mindbender
I’m a bartender
At the end of the day
I’m all they’ve got
Hope on the rocks

Charlie’s wife filed for divorce
And Charlie bought a quarter horse and now he's ridin' fences,
Upside down and couldn’t pay
They hauled Sue's mobile home away
And we ain’t seen her since
Larry’s long time fiancĂ©
Got kicked out of the P.T.A.
And moved her kids back east with someone else
All and the ones you used to know
Don’t drop in or say hello
But you ask yourself
I know you ask yourself

Where do they go?
They come here
To drown in their sorrow and cry in their beer
They’re in need of a mindbender
I’m a bartender
At the end of the day
I’m all they’ve got
Hope on the rocks

Where do they go?
They come here
To drown in their sorrow and cry in their beer
They’re in need of a mindbender
I’m a bartender
At the end of the day
I’m all they’ve got
Hope on the rocks

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Hold On

Sometimes it's so hard, but I won't let it win.
 
 
"Hold On"
 
I know this pain
Why do lock yourself up in these chains?
No one can change your life except for you
Don't ever let anyone step all over you
Just open your heart and your mind
Is it really fair to feel this way inside? 

Some day somebody's gonna make you want to
Turn around and say goodbye
Until then baby are you going to let them
Hold you down and make you cry
Don't you know?
Don't you know things can change
Things'll go your way
If you hold on for one more day
Can you hold on for one more day
Things'll go your way
Hold on for one more day

You could sustain
Or are you comfortable with the pain?
You've got no one to blame for your unhappiness
You got yourself into your own mess
Lettin' your worries pass you by
Don't you think it's worth your time
To change your mind? 

Some day somebody's gonna make you want to
Turn around and say goodbye
Until then baby are you going to let them
Hold you down and make you cry
Don't you know?
Don't you know things can change
Things'll go your way
If you hold on for one more day
Can you hold on for one more day
Things'll go your way
Hold on for one more day

I know that there is pain
But you hold on for one more day and
Break free the chains
Yeah I know that there is pain
But you hold on for one more day and you
Break free, break from the chains

Some day somebody's gonna make you want to
Turn around and say goodbye
Until then baby are you going to let them
Hold you down and make you cry
Don't you know?
Don't you know things can change
Things'll go your way
If you hold on for one more day yeah
If you hold on

Don't you know things can change
Things'll go your way
If you hold on for one more day,
If you hold on
Can you hold on
Hold on baby
Won't you tell me now
Hold on for one more day 'cause
It's gonna go your way

Don't you know things can change
Things'll go your way
If you hold on for one more day
Can't you change it this time

Make up your mind
Hold on
Hold on
Baby hold on

Monday, April 8, 2013

Something To Believe In

Having a rough time lately. Every step forward is 10 back. Every positive is met by 20 negatives. I can't find my bounce anymore. I'm tired of not being enough.
 
 

"Something To Believe In"

Well I see him on the TV preachin' 'bout the promised land
He tells me to believe in Jesus
And steals the money from my hand
Some say he was a good man
But Lord I think he sinned, yeah

Twenty-two years of mental tears
Cries a suicidal Vietnam vet
Who fought a losing war on a foreign shore
To find his country didn't want him back

Their bullets took his best friend in Saigon
Our lawyers took his wife and kids, no regrets
In a time I don't remember, in a war he can't forget
He cried "Forgive me for what I've done there
Cause I never meant the things I did"

And give me something to believe in if there's a Lord above
And give me something to believe in Oh, Lord arise

My best friend died a lonely man
In some Palm Springs hotel room
I got the call last Christmas Eve
And they told me the news

I tried all night not to break down and cry
As the tears rolled down my face
I felt so cold and empty
Like a lost soul out of place
And the mirror mirror on the wall sees my smile it fades again

And give me something to believe in if there's a Lord above
And give me something to believe in Oh, Lord arise

Sometimes I wish to God I didn't know now
The things I didn't know then road you gotta take me home

I drive by the homeless sleeping on a cold dark street
Like bodies in an open grave
Underneath the broken old neon sign
That used to read JESUS SAVES

A mile away live the rich folks
And I see how they're living it up
While the poor they eat from hand to mouth
The rich is drinkin' from a golden cup

And it just makes me wonder why so many lose, so few win

And give me something to believe in if there's a Lord above
And give me something to believe in Oh, Lord arise

You take the high road and I'll take the low road

Sometimes I wish to God I didn't know now
The things I didn't know then
And give me something to believe in

Friday, April 5, 2013

We Are Family

One of my fondest childhood memories (even though Christine was too young to join us): walking down the gravel drive at Shady Acres with my sisters, singing this song.
 
 
"We Are Family"
 
We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing
We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing
Everyone can see we're together
As we walk on by
And (Fly) and we fly just like birds of a feather
I won't tell no lie
(All) all of the people around us they say
Can they be that close
Just let me state for the record
We're giving love in a family dose
We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing (sing it to me)
We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing
Living life is fun and we've just begun
To get our share of the world's delights
(High) high hopes we have for the future
And our goal's in sight
(We) no we don't get depressed
Here's what we call our golden rule
Have faith in you and the things you do
You won't go wrong, oh-no
This is our family Jewel
We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Into the Echo

This is a song off the deluxe version of their new album, What About Now.
Bon Jovi always gets it right.
 
 
"Into the Echo"
 
When it hurts just to talk
And it's too dark to see
When my heart's just a hole
Full of want, full of need
 
Stopped at a stop light
Hands gripping the wheel
Tears fill your eyes
And you bleed just to feel
Someone beside you
Someone to cry to
 
Into the Echo
We shout our dreams
Into the echo
We throw our hearts
Into the echo
We send our love
Into the echo
To the echo
Into the echo
To hear it back
 
Are you who you are?
What's under that mask?
Do you burn for the future
or yearn for the past?
 
Did somebody sell you
some broke fairytale?
Now you wait by the water
For a ship that I sail
 
Into the Echo
We shout our dreams
Into the echo
We throw our hearts
Into the echo
We send our love
Into the echo
To the echo
Into the echo
Just hear it back

When it hurts just to talk
And it's too dark to see
You can touch
You can feel
Yeah you just gotta reach
Into the echo
We shout our dreams
Into the Echo
We throw our hearts
Into the echo
We send our love
Into the echo
To the echo
Into the echo
To hear it back

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sing Me Away

Today, I offer up Night Ranger, the most favoritest band for my bestie, Vicky! Vicky introduced me to Night Ranger, many, many moons ago. Then, she REALLY introduced me to them last summer when we saw them in concert and had meet & greet passes. That was an awesome day and an awesome concert!!
 
p.s. For you youngins that don't know, that is a cassette tape they're tossing around...
 
 
"Sing Me Away"
Sometimes I sit and I dream on for hours
Sometimes my hours they turn into days
I dream of a girl I once knew as a schoolboy
She is the one who could sing me away
But she is a long ways away
And I want to be with her today
I'll think of a way I can get back
Oh I'd run all the way back home

Sing me away
Sing me away
Sing me away
Sing me away

What do you see when you look in the mirror
I see a face from the past it's so clear
What do you hear when I sing you forever
A song that will last for a million years
But I am a long ways away
I want to be with you today
Think of a way I can get back
Oh I'll run all the way back home

Sing me away
Sing me away
Sing me away
Sing me away

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Singing in the Rain

And now a break from our regularly scheduled program!
 
 
"Singing in the Rain"
 
Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo
Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo-doo
Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo-doo
Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo-doo...

I'm singing in the rain
Just singing in the rain
What a glorious feelin'
I'm happy again
I'm laughing at clouds
So dark up above
The sun's in my heart
And I'm ready for love
Let the stormy clouds chase
Everyone from the place
Come on with the rain
I've a smile on my face
I walk down the lane
With a happy refrain
Just singin',
Singin' in the rain

Dancin' in the rain
Dee-ah dee-ah dee-ah
Dee-ah dee-ah dee-ah
I'm happy again!
I'm singin' and dancin' in the rain!

I'm dancin' and singin' in the rain...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Still of the Night

Sophomore year. That is all. :-D
 
 
"Still Of The Night"
In the Still of the Night
I hear the wolf howl, honey
Sniffing around your door
In the Still of the Night
I feel my heart beating heavy
Telling me I gotta have more

In the shadow of night
I see the full moon rise
Telling me what's in store,
My heart start aching
My body start a shaking
And I can't take no more, no, no

Now I just wanna get close to you
An' taste your love so sweet
And I just wanna make love to you
Feel your body heat...

In the Still of the Night...
In the Still of the Night...
Over here baby...

In the heat of the day
I hang my head down low
And hide my face from the sun
Through the light of the day
Until the evening time
I'm waiting for the night to come

In the Still of the Night,
In the cool moonlight,
I feel heart is aching
In the Still of the Night...

Tell me here baby

In the Still of the Night
I hear the wolf howl, honey
Sniffing around your door...
In the Still of the Night
I feel my heart beating heavy
Telling me I gotta have more...

Now I just wanna get close to you
An' taste your love so sweet
And I just wanna make love to you
Feel your body heat.

In the Still of the Night...

Still of the Night,
Still of the Night,
Still of the Night...