Saturday, February 20, 2010

Songs and Correlating Feelings that Have Been on My Mind Lately

With a sudden upturn of events this week, I have had a lot of sudden upturns of songs that have caught my attention, here they are:

Vagabond by WolfMother

This song I discovered via a friend via (500) Days of Summer. I think it has stuck out and been in my head not just because the awesome instrumentals, but because I have found myself in Tom's shoes a lot lately. I didn't want to spend 200-300 days like him trying to move on, so I fast forwarded to the part where he is in re self-discovery phase and redefining himself by doing what he wants to do...architecture!

Well, for me, it was art too. So while Tom is cleaning his slate and drawing up a new dream, I wanted to follow suit and define myself. Probably my favourite film shot in this movie. (Just go watch it because the picture doesn't do it justice.)
Check out the lyrics too while we are at it :

(I would recommending Youtubing the song while you are reading this so you can catch my drift, because just reading the lyrics is kind of an eye-sore)

Oh girl I don't know all the reasons why,
I found the answer lookin' in your eye,
I go out walking all day long,
Take away this lonely man soon he will be gone,

Cause I'll tell you everything about being free,
Yes I can see you girl can you see me,

You don't need to know what I do all day,
It's as much as I know watch it waste away,

Cause I'll tell you everything about being free,
Yes I can see you girl can you see me,

Go and see the sorcerer look into a ball,
You may find the answer written on the wall,

The left one was a dancer can you see the answer, Oh

Put her in a mansion on top of the hill,
Please don't make her do things against her will,
I found something special I don't know why,
Looking into her pretty little eye,

Cause I'll tell you everything about being free.

And honestly, though I felt stone cold a week ago from my dissapointments that love and life frequently give, this song made me feel free that I indeed found the answer to something in my life.

Please Don't Tell Her by Jason Mraz

Next song, when I fall short in words, Jason Mraz more than happily seems to express my thoughts in the most poetic form imaginable. That's one reason why I love his music so.
I don't usually like to talk about my feelings towards past romantic sentiments to men too much, but I have accumulated a few very self-satisfying anti-love songs to soothe the soul, so to speak, when these things don't work out. Dashboard Confessional's Rapid Hope Loss. Any All-American Rejects song. Rilo Kiley's Breaking Up, and Silver Lining. Etc...

For this last guy, and I will omit the name because that's what I do, but this song of Jason's has my exact sentiments dead on. Ladies and gentlemen, Please Don't Tell Her.

I hear she's kicking trash across the board and rock two hundred thousand higher score
Just in time to save the world of being taken over
She's a warrior
I couldn't play again because the game it never end it never even landed on the can
And never let me in to spend my quarter
There's no love for me no more

Say it isn't so
How she easily come, and she easy go
Please don't tell her that I've been meaning to miss her
Because I don't

She was the girl with the broadest shoulders
But she would die before I crawled over them
She is taller than I am
She knew I wouldn't mind the view there
Or the altitude with a mouth full of air
She let me down the doubt came out until the now became later

Say that it isn't so
How she easily come, how she easy go
Please don't tell her that
'Cause she don't really need to know

That I'm crazy like the rest of us
And I'm crazier when I'm next to her

So why after the all of everything that came and went
I care enough to still be singing of the bitter end and broken eras
I told you I don't but
I am only trying to be the best with my intent to cure
The rest is sure to lay me ease the plural hurts of the words of reverse psychology
That's easier said
Easier than done
Please don't dare tell her what I've become
Please don't mention all the attention I have drawn
Please don't bother cause she'll feel guilty when I'm gone

Because I'm crazy like the rest of us
But I'm crazier when I'm next to her
And it's amazing how she's so self-assured
But I know she'd hate me if she knew my words
Do I hurt anymore
Do I hurt, well
I don't
I don't
I don't

So please, please don't tell him that I have been meaning to miss him, because I (honestly and sincerely) don't.

But as Jason said about this song before he sung it to a bunch of people in Korea, "This is the anti- love song, it requires a lot of love to sing it".

So I don't want to come off as cold-hearted, but I think it takes a lot more heart and courage to just put it all behind then try to be nice about it all, because my past experience tells me that lingering around "trying to be nice" is like picking somebody else's scab.

On a more light hearted note, here is a few other great songs that have been some very inspirational songs that can't help but motivate me to want to make more out of life that I have listened to lately:

Peter Gabriel's Down to Earth (from Wall-E).

The Temper Trap's Sweet Disposition (from (500) Days of Summer as well)

Journey's Don't Stop Believing and Be Good To Yourself.

Queen's The Show Must Go On.

Muse's Starlight.

Dashboard Confessional's Belle of the Boulevard.

Keith Urban's God's Been Good to Me.

And Jason Mraz's Life is Wonderful.

Ok, maybe some are just classic go-tos but we all have our ways to motivate ourselves right?

I just want to make the most out of life, because life is short and good things are greatly unappreciated. And there's no use dwelling on negative things that you can't change, so I want my music to reflect my motivation to press forward.

Happy living, bloggy. :)

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