Tag: Three-Day Lyrical Challenge (Take 2) | Day 3

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You might remember me doing this three-day lyrical challenge a few weeks ago. (If not, here’s day 1, day 2, and day 3.) It was so hard to choose just three songs that I love, so I was very excited (as usual) when Jenna tagged me to do it again! ❤


The rules are simple:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
  3. Nominate three other bloggers each day.

I feel like I kind of have waves of obsession with Bastille. I’ll be really, really into them for a couple months and then I won’t listen to them for a while, and then I’ll have another month or so where they’re the only thing I listen to. I’m in one of those waves of obsession right now, and I’m really into Sleepsong this time!

Don’t talk to strangers
Oh, in the strangest dreams, walking by your side
It is the hole you impose upon your life
When you’re out, loneliness, it crawls up in the ground
It’s what you feel, but can’t articulate out loud
Oh you go to sleep on your own and you wake each day with your thoughts
And it scares you being alone
It’s a last resort
All you want is someone onto whom you can cling
Your mother warned of strangers and the dangers they may bring
Your dreams and memories are blurring into one
The scenes which hold the waking world slowly come undone
You’ll come undone
Oh, you go to sleep on your own,
And you wake each day with your thoughts
And it scares you being alone,
It’s a last resort
You go to sleep on your own
And you wake each day with your thoughts
And it scares you being alone, it’s a last resort
Oh
Don’t talk to strangers,
And don’t walk into danger.
Don’t talk to strangers,
And don’t walk into danger
Oh you go to sleep on your own,
And you wake each day with your thoughts
And it scares you being alone,
It’s a last resort
You go to sleep on your own,
And you wake each day with your thoughts
And it scares you being alone,
It’s a last resort
Don’t talk to strangers
Oh you go to sleep on your own,
And you wake each day with your thoughts
And it scares you being alone,
It’s a last resort

This time around, I’m tagging: Catherine 🌺 The Bookish Wormy 🌺 Teagan & Jess

As always, no pressure! Let me know if you love tags and I’ll add you to my list! Let me know if you hate tags and I’ll stop bothering you! And if I didn’t tag you and you think this looks like fun, please do it and link back to me so I can see your answers! ❤

 

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Tag: Three-Day Lyrical Challenge (Take 2) | Day 2

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You might remember me doing this three-day lyrical challenge a few weeks ago. (If not, here’s day 1, day 2, and day 3.) It was so hard to choose just three songs that I love, so I was very excited (as usual) when Jenna tagged me to do it again! ❤


The rules are simple:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
  3. Nominate three other bloggers each day.

I’ve talked a little bit about my love of Ben Folds before, but now I’m going to go deep into the history of my life, back to 2008 when I was working my first college job. I worked in my dorm’s cafeteria, which had its positives and negatives. One positive was my supervisor, John, who was a year or two older than me and one of those guys that’s super nerdy but also super cool. It’s been more than ten years and I’m pretty sure he’s not following my blog, so I think I can safely say that I had a huge crush on him. Like, embarrassingly big.

Anyway. We usually worked the closing shift together, which meant that the managers had all gone home and we could pretty much do whatever we wanted as long as we got everything done. There was one night in particular where nothing was happening. There was probably a football game or something, which meant that 98% of the people who lived in the dorm were at the stadium. (Football is huge in Wisconsin.)

It was so slow and we’d already finished everything we needed to do for the night, so we were just waiting around for the clock to hit 12:30 so we could punch out. Sometimes John would sing me songs (#1 foolproof way to my heart, honestly) and that night, he started singing Zak and Sara. I swooned. I still can’t hear this song without thinking about him, even though it’s been at least eight years since I saw him.

Sara spelled without an “h” was getting bored
On a Peavey amp in 1984
While Zak without a “c” tried out some new guitars
Playing Sara-with-no-h’s favorite song

Zak and Sara

Often Sara would have spells where she lost time
She saw the future, she heard voices from inside
The kind of voices she would soon learn to deny
Because at home they got her smacked

Zak and Sara
Zak and Sara

Zak called his dad about layaway plans
And Sara told the friendly salesman that:
“You’ll all die in your cars
And why’s it gotta be dark?
And you’re all working in a submarine.”

(Asshole)

She saw the lights, she saw the pale English face
Some strange machines repeating beats and thumping bass
Visions of pills that put you in a loving trance
That make it possible for all white boys to dance
And when Zak finished Sara’s song, Sara clapped

Zak and Sara
Zak and Sara


This time around, I’m tagging: Nikki 🌺 Alex 🌺 Rebecca

As always, no pressure! Let me know if you love tags and I’ll add you to my list! Let me know if you hate tags and I’ll stop bothering you! And if I didn’t tag you and you think this looks like fun, please do it and link back to me so I can see your answers! ❤

Tag: Three-Day Lyrical Challenge (Take 2) | Day 1

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You might remember me doing this three-day lyrical challenge a few weeks ago. (If not, here’s day 1, day 2, and day 3.) It was so hard to choose just three songs that I love, so I was very excited (as usual) when Jenna tagged me to do it again! ❤


The rules are simple:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
  3. Nominate three other bloggers each day.

If you ever see me listening to something that’s very good and not very well-known, it probably means that Daniel told me about it. He’s much cooler than me and is always telling me the best things to read and listen to. But anyway, I adore this song and I have already forced everybody I know to listen to it several times. I’m about three seconds away from hijacking the office Sonos to replace Michael Buble radio with dodie.

I wanna pick you up and scoop you out
I want the secrets your secrets haven’t found

Paint me in trust
I’ll be your best friend
Call me the one
This night just can’t end
Oh oh

Will you share your soul with me?
Unzip your skin and let me have a see

Paint me in trust
I’ll be your best friend
Call me the one
This night just can’t end
Oh oh

Oh, I’m so human;
We’re just human

Lean for me, and I’ll fall back
You’ll fit so nicely, you’ll keep me intact

Paint me in trust
I’ll be your best friend
Call me the one
This night just can’t end
Oh oh

I want to give you your grin
So tell me you can’t bear a room that I’m not in

Paint me in trust
I’ll be your best friend
Call me the one
This night just can’t end
Oh oh

Oh, I’m so human;
We’re just human


This time around, I’m tagging: Anj 🌺 Annie 🌺 Caidyn

As always, no pressure! Let me know if you love tags and I’ll add you to my list! Let me know if you hate tags and I’ll stop bothering you! And if I didn’t tag you and you think this looks like fun, please do it and link back to me so I can see your answers! ❤

Tag: Three-Day Lyrical Challenge | Day 3

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Lori was so kind as to tag me for the three-day lyrical challenge, and here’s day three!


The rules are simple:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
  3. Nominate three other bloggers each day.

For the last day of this challenge, I’m throwing it way back to 2003 with 21 and Invincible by Something Corporate! I blasted this song non-stop in my tiny little studio apartment on my 21st birthday and it was the best. THE BEST. (Side note: I did the same thing with 22 by Taylor Swift on my 22nd birthday.) It’s still impossible for me not to smile when I’m listening to this song.

Some days go by, I wish I was famous
Or maybe religious, so I could go to heaven
Just like you

I could have a big house, complain about taxes
Pay off my exes, ain’t that living?
No one makes fun of me, cause I can’t stand up for myself

Whoa, 21 and invincible
Whoa, can’t wait to screw this up
And woah, 21 and invincible
I’m in power for the hour
I guess today’s gonna blow us away

I’ve got a girlfriend
She tells me she needs me
And she loves me
We’ll probably get married
Oh no, and everyone will bite their tongues so hard they’ll bleed

When my mom hears this song
She’ll tell me I’m crazy
And she’ll say to me
“Son, you’re much too young,
Go have some fun,
Don’t waste your youth like I did”

And whoa, 21 and invincible
Whoa, can’t wait to screw this up
And woah, 21 and invincible
I’m in power for the hour
I guess today’s gonna blow us away

And it’s been autumn since the day that I met you
If I hit bottom, must I crawl out alone?
And I don’t wish to know the secrets of summer at all

Let’s go

And whoa, 21 and invincible
Whoa, can’t wait to fuck this up
And woah, 21 and invincible
I’m in power for the hour
I guess today’s gonna blow us away


Today I’m tagging: 💚 Sahi! 💙 Leslie! 💜 Loretta🧡

As always, no pressure! Let me know if you love tags and I’ll add you to my list! Let me know if you hate tags and I’ll stop bothering you! And if I didn’t tag you and you think this looks like fun, please do it and link back to me so I can see your answers! ❤


(PS: A big thanks to Alyssa Grace for letting me know that my original link was US-only! I’ve updated the post with the new video she found!)

Tag: Three-Day Lyrical Challenge | Day 2

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Lori was so kind as to tag me for the three-day lyrical challenge, and here’s day two!


The rules are simple:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
  3. Nominate three other bloggers each day.

Is Melodrama the best album of 2017? Maybe. Is The Louvre the best song on Melodrama? Maybe. Do I listen to it more than is probably healthy? Definitely.

Well, summer slipped us underneath her tongue
Our days and nights are perfumed with obsession
Half of my wardrobe is on your bedroom floor
Use our eyes, throw our hands overboard

I am your sweetheart psychopathic crush
Drink up your movements, still I can’t get enough
I overthink your punctuation use
Not my fault, just a thing that my mind do

A rush at the beginning
I get caught up, just for a minute
But lover, you’re the one to blame
All that you’re doing
Can you hear the violence?
Megaphone to my chest
Broadcast the boom, boom, boom, boom
And make ’em all dance to it

Broadcast the boom, boom, boom, boom
And make ’em all dance to it
Broadcast the boom, boom, boom, boom
And make ’em all dance to it
Broadcast the boom, boom, boom, boom
And make ’em all dance to it
Broadcast the boom, boom, boom, boom
And make ’em all dance to it

Our thing progresses
I call and you come through
Blow all my friendships
To sit in hell with you
But we’re the greatest
They’ll hang us in the Louvre
Down the back, but who cares—still the Louvre
Okay I know that you are not my type
(still I fall)
I’m just the sucker who let you fill her mind
(but what about love?)
Nothing wrong with it
Supernatural
Just move in close to me, closer, you’ll feel it coasting

A rush at the beginning
I get caught up, just for a minute
But lover, you’re the one to blame
All that you’re doing
Can you hear the violence?
Megaphone to my chest
Broadcast the boom, boom, boom, boom
And make ’em all dance to it

Broadcast the boom, boom, boom, boom
And make ’em all dance to it
Broadcast the boom, boom, boom, boom
And make ’em all dance to it
Broadcast the boom, boom, boom, boom
And make ’em all dance to it
Broadcast the boom, boom, boom, boom
And make ’em all dance to it


Today I’m tagging: 💚 Bethany! 💙 Katie! 💜 Ginny🧡

As always, no pressure! Let me know if you love tags and I’ll add you to my list! Let me know if you hate tags and I’ll stop bothering you! And if I didn’t tag you and you think this looks like fun, please do it and link back to me so I can see your answers! ❤

Tag: Three-Day Lyrical Challenge | Day 1

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Okay, so we all know that I love tags. I also really love freaking out about songs, so when Lori tagged me for the three-day lyrical challenge, it was a pretty perfect combination.


The rules are simple:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
  3. Nominate three other bloggers each day.

So, you might have noticed by now that I LOVE TAYLOR SWIFT. One of my all-time favorite songs is Long Live. It puts me in such a good mood every time I hear it. ❤

I said remember this moment, in the back of my mind
The time we stood with our shaking hands
The crowds in stands went wild
We were the Kings and the Queens
And they read off our names
The night you danced like you knew our lives
Would never be the same
You held your head like a hero
On a history book page
It was the end of a decade
But the start of an age

Long live the walls we crashed through
All the kingdom lights shined just for me and you
I was screaming long live all the magic we made
And bring on all the pretenders
One day, we will be remembered

I said remember this feeling
I passed the pictures around
Of all the years that we stood there
On the sidelines wishing for right now
We are the Kings and the Queens
You traded your baseball cap for a crown
When they gave us our trophies
And we held them up for our town
And the cynics were outraged
Screaming “this is absurd”
Cause for a moment a band of thieves
In ripped up jeans got to rule the world

Long live the walls we crashed through
All the kingdom lights shined just for me and you
I was screaming long live all the magic we made
And bring on all the pretenders
I’m not afraid
Long live all the mountains we moved
I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you
I was screaming long live that look on your face
And bring on all the pretenders
One day, we will be remembered

Hold on to spinning around
Confetti falls to the ground
May these memories break our fall
Will you take a moment?
Promise me this
That you’ll stand by me forever
But if God forbid fate should step in
And force us into a goodbye
If you have children some day
When they point to the pictures
Please tell them my name
Tell them how the crowds went wild
Tell them how I hope they shine
Long live the walls we crashed through
I had the time of my life, with you

Long, long live the walls we crashed through
All the kingdom lights shined just for me and you
I was screaming long live all the magic we made
And bring on all the pretenders
I’m not afraid
Singing, long live all the mountains we moved
I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you
And long, long live that look on your face
And bring on all the pretenders
One day, we will be remembered


Today I’m tagging: 💚 Daniel! 💙 Siobhan! 💜 Alyssa Grace🧡

As always, no pressure! Let me know if you love tags and I’ll add you to my list! Let me know if you hate tags and I’ll stop bothering you! And if I didn’t tag you and you think this looks like fun, please do it and link back to me so I can see your answers! ❤