Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Talk Talk Talkin'

"Today is the greatest / day I've ever known."

Sound familiar? Yes? No? It's Today by Smashing Pumpkins.

No, I'm not going to talk about it today. Today, I talk about THE FOREVERS. Hurray!!! I feel so bad for not posting yesterday. Or the day before. Darn. *Sigh.*
THE FOREVERS, in case you forgot or didn't read my Monday post, are songs that I have heard for as long as I can remember. And by that I mean, I loved them and would listen to them over and over and over... and over.... and..... over.... again.

Somebody Told Me - The Killers
The Killers. You heard of them? Well, you probably have heard this song. I don't know how you could not hear this song at least once. Of course, if you haven't, then you haven't. Just don't tell me about it. I love this song. I really don't know why. It's so catchy. Well, as catchy as alternative can be. "Somebody told me / you had a boyfriend / that looks like a girlfriend / that I had in Febraury of last year / It's not confidential / I've got potential"

Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
It starts out one way and changes a minute into the song. I always liked that. It makes it interesting. It's really cool. You know, for alternative. Which means I like it. I don't know how you would describe the lyrics. "So if you're lonely / you know I'm here waiting for you / I'm just a crosshair / I'm just a shot away from you / And if you leave here / You leave me broken, shattered, i lie / I'm jsut a crosshair / I'm just a shot, then we can die"

The Pretender - Foo Fighters
More alternative. You can see why I like it so much now. "What if I say I'm not like the others? / What if I say I'm not just another one of your plays? / You're the pretender / What if I say I will never surrender?"

How You Remind Me - Nickelback
I really don't know why I like it. Other than it sounds awesome. The lyrics are catchy, I guess. I really don't know. But I've always known it and I love it. "Never made it as a wise man / I couldn't cut it as a poor man stealing / Tired of living like a blind man / I'm sick inside without a sense of feeling"

Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
I love this song. I used to love it a lot more, though. Now, I like the last two minutes. Or around there. I like the beginning thirty seconds and the first verse, too. Of course, I still like the rest, but I mostly like these parts. "She's got a smile that it seems to me / Reminds me of childhood memories / Where everything was as fresh as the bright blue sky" - Verse 1 "Where do we go? / Where do we go now? / Where do we go? / Where do we go? / Where do we go now? / Where do we go (now) / Where do we go? (sweet child) / oh, where do we go now?" - Last minute and a half.

November Rain - Guns N' Roses
I really don't know the whole song. I know I've heard it tons of times, but I don't think I ever actually heard the whole song. I know it's at least six minutes long, if not longer. So, yeah I don't think I've heard the whole song. "Sometimes I need some time...on my own / Sometimes I need some time...all alone / Everybody needs some time...on their own / Don't you know you need some time...all alone"

Blue (Da Ba Dee) - Eiffel 65
This song is so weird. I don't know, it just is. I still like it, though. I remember playing it over and over and over again on my Hello Kitty "Yo listen up / here's a story / About a little guy that lives in a blue world / And all day and all night and everything he sees / Is just blue / Like him inside and outside / Blue his house with a blue little window / And a blue Corvette / And everything is blue for him / And himself and everybody around / Cause he ain't got nobody to listen"

Last Kiss - Pearl Jam
I have no idea why, but whenever I hear this song I have an image of a house in my head. It's dark a window is cracked. It's like I'm looking through that cracked window, looking at what's going on inside the house. Te be fair, I've been listening to this song since I was five. I used to sing it at the top of my lungs and twirl around and around. I used to have a web cam that I knew how to use very well (yes, at age five). I would record myself singing and dancing. I LOVED that song. I never knew what it was actually saying, though, until I heard it again about a year or so ago. Turns out its about a car crash. The guy was with his girlfriend or something and they got in a car crash. The girl dies. Hence, "Last Kiss." I guess a part of the reason I didn't understand is because I was five. How well does a five year old understand death, much less a song about it? Of course, my abuelita died when I was one. My parents say that I somehow knew she ws gone. I don't know. I really don't remember. I was one. It's kind of a sore spot for me. "Oh, where oh where can my baby be? / The Lord took her away from me / She's gone to heaven, so I got to be good / So I can see my baby when I leave this world. "

A Dios Le Pido - Juanes
Oh my God. This was another song I loved so much. It's in Spanish, in case you haven't noticed. A Dios Le Pido meaning, well, I'm not good with translations. I'm really not. I know what it means, but in Spanish. I can't translate it into English. I really can't. Um... something like "I ask of God." (Dios meaning God. Pido meaning ask.)I think. Don't quote me or anything. Anyways, I listened to this song about as many times as Last Kiss. I knew every word, but I didn't get what it was about, either. I was five. Give me a break. Anyways, it's (from what I can tell, it is in Spanish and I suck at translations) about a guy who is praying to God. That's about it. It really loses its meaning and beauty in English. "Que si me muero sea de amor / y si me enamoro sea de vos / y que de tu voz sea este corazón / todos los días a Dios le pido / que si me muero sea de amor / y si me enamoro sea de vos / y que de tu voz sea este corazón / todos los días a Dios le pido / a Dios le pido"

You and Me - Lifehouse
It is so nice. I love it. I've know it forever, but I never knew what it was called or who it was by. Now, if you were to ask me what any song is called or who it's by (and I've heard it at least once before) I'll most likely know. Oh and this is within the range of alternative, rock, and pop. Anyways, I really like this song. "'Cause it's you and me / and all of the people / with nothing to do / nothing to lose / and it's you and me / and all of the people / and I don't know why / I can't keep my eyes off of you"

In the End - Linkin Park
Apparently, Linkin Park is hard rock. A genre I otherwise ignore. I don't know. I like Linkin Park. Well, mostly. I remember hearing this song a lot. It always stuck with me. I really like this one. And I really don't know why. Weird. "I tried so hard / And got so far / But in the end / It doesn't even matter / I had to fall / To lose it all / But in the end / It doesn't even matter"
Happy song, isn't it?

I practically grew up on these songs. Also, some Shakira (Wherever, Whenever and Hips Don't Lie) and Aqua (Barbie Girl). If you've noticed, the first three songs on the list are part of THE THREE. In fact, they are THE THREE. They're also part of THE FOREVERS.

I tried to make a playlist and put it on the post, but that didn't work out well. Sorry. Oh well, there's always Youtube. Ahh, good ol' technology.

Anyways, hopefully I'll be able to go on tomorrow. I really hope so. It would suck if I didn't. I'd probably talk about something. Okay, that was stupid. What I meant was, I'd talk about music. Or something related to it. I don't know. I don't like planning ahead when it involves things I enjoy. I don't plan when I read, or write. I don't plan when I blog. However, I may have a bit of planning to do. Nine more people and I got myself 50 followers. I'm almost there. When I do get there, I want to do some June thing. You'll see. I'll introduce my idea when I get a few more people.
Write to Santa Claus. Listen to the eagles. Pray to the Lord for strength.*
Have a good writing day.

* Nacho Libre reference
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  1. I am a country girl now...but I do remember my love for guns n'roses.

  2. November Rain's full length is over 11 minutes! (It's a long song.)

  3. Nice selection of music and very interesting commentary about the songs.

    Tio Lee
    Tossing It Out


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