words like daggers

You can put me on a pedestal,
brush my hair back from my face.

You can count the dewdrops on the flowers
instead of all my disgrace

You can bathe me in the moonlight,
so my flaws can’t ever show

You can sing sweet soothing lullabies,
and still I’ll hate you so.

You can tear me down and bully me,
a slap across my face

You can point out each and every flaw,
call attention to this disgrace

You can take a mark away here or there,
you can’t reward the good I know

You’ll punish me for things I’ve done not
to make me hate you so.

Yet, I’m not the devil nor an angel
I’m not a sinner nor am I pure

I hate and then I love again,
Tis passion’s curse not cure

Although I touch at each extreme,
don’t insult me to my face

I’m neither good nor bad nor anything,
that you could ever place.

Just Another Music Monday

Songs I learned to love through HBO’s Girls

“I Make the Same Mistakes” by The Echo Friendly

“I Love It” by Icona Pop

“Steal My Sunshine” by Len

“Dancing on my Own” by Robyn

My friends are all a drag
They think I’m such a flake
They want to go to bed
I want to stay up late
Walking the streets alone
Thinking of you till dawn
I make the same mistakes
I make the same mistakes

Just Another Music Monday

Radio Edit.  Here are some songs that I’ve heard on the radio recently that haven’t been ruined for me.

“Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities (Originally heard, by me, on Samy’s Indie Rock Playlist Winter 2011)

“Rebellion” by Arcade Fire

“I Miss You” by Blink 182 (Originally heard in grade 8, on repeat, on Yahoo Music Videos [on dial-up])

“Song 2” by Blur (Originally heard so, so, SO long ago, and loved ever since)

Just Another Irish Monday

In honour of a silly, foolish, drunken and green “holiday,” here are some of my favourite Irish/Celtic inspired tunes:

The Rocky Road to Dublin” by The Dubliners

Seven Drunken Nights” by The Dubliners

The Maid on the Shore” by Solas

Both Sides the Tweed” by Mary Black

A Prayer for Me in Silence” by Flogging Molly

Caledonia” by Dougie MacLean


Just Another Music Monday

Oltremare” by Ludovico Einaudi (my favourite of his)

Nuvole Bianche” by Ludovico Einaudi (my favourite video, beautiful time lapse)

Bach’s prelude to “Cello Suite No. 1” by Yo-Yo Ma (my favourite instrument to listen to)

The Steward of Gondor” (feat. Billy Boyd) by Howard Shore

Up is Down” by Hans Zimmer