Post for week 11-11 to 11-15

12 11 2013

Find a song – any song. Cut and paste the lyrics into your blog post (remove any bad words by **** them). Explain the song. Try and pin a worldview on the song. Make a few comments! Do you like the song? Why or why not?

Remember, use your number and get the post done by Thursday morning.

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12 11 2013
6

If you love somebody
Better tell them while they’re here ’cause
They just may run away from you

You’ll never know what went well
Then again it just depends on
How long of time is left for you

I’ve had the highest mountains
I’ve had the deepest rivers
You can have it all but life keeps moving

Now take it in but don’t look down

‘Cause I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I’ve been waiting to smile, ‘ay
Been holding it in for a while, ‘ay
Take it with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I’m on top of the world.

I’ve tried to cut these corners
Try to take the easy way out
I kept on falling short of something

I coulda gave up then but
Then again I couldn’t have ’cause
I’ve traveled all this way for something

Now take it in but don’t look down

‘Cause I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I’ve been waiting to smile, ‘ay
Been holding it in for a while, ‘ay
Take it with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I’m on top of the world.

‘Cause I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I’ve been waiting to smile, ‘ay
Been holding it in for a while, ‘ay
Take it with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child

And I know it’s hard when you’re falling down
And it’s a long way up when you hit the ground
Get up now, get up, get up now.

And I know it’s hard when you’re falling down
And it’s a long way up when you hit the ground
Get up now, get up, get up now.

‘Cause I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I’ve been waiting to smile, ‘ay
Been holding it in for a while, ‘ay
Take it with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I’m on top of the world.
This song says that I’m on top of the world, take it and don’t look down I’ve been dreaming this side I was child
I think this song says that he or she’ve been dreaming this since child and now he is or she is.
And take it with you and never let it go again and don’t look down because you are the best. I like this song, because when some people say bad things about me or make me mad, sad, upset when I hear this song it heals my mind .

13 11 2013
landsvw

If you love somebody
Better tell them while they’re here ’cause
They just may run away from you

You’ll never know what went well
Then again it just depends on
How long of time is left for you

I’ve tried to cut these corners
Try to take the easy way out
I kept on falling short of something

These first 4 lines pasted above speak of making sure your life (relationships mostly) are in order because no one knows how long we have.

Also the last stanza posted is mentioning that taking ‘the easy way’ in life, cutting corners, doesn’t work based on his (the songwriters) experience.

A good song with some real decent meaning over all. Thanks for the post!

13 11 2013
1

The Cranberries – Zombie
Another head hangs lowly
Child is slowly taken
And if violence causes the silence
Who are we mistaking
But you see it’s not me
It’s not my family
In your head in your head
They are fighting

With their tanks and their bombs
And their bombs and their guns
In your head in your head they are crying

[Chorus]
In your head
In your head
Zombie zombie zombie ei ei
What’s in your head
In your head.
Zombie, zombie, zombie ei, ei, ei, oh do,do,do,do,do,do,do,do

Another mother’s breaking heart is taking over the violence causes silence
We must be mistaken
It’s the same old thing since 1916
In your head in your head
Their still fighting
With their tanks and their bombs
And their bombs and their guns
In your head in your head they are dying

This song has had many interpretations and has been analyzed countless times. Some opinions state that it is specifically about the extremely brutal war in Ireland and some opinions state that it is just about war in general. In the first two lines, I think the song is trying to refer to how innocent children are, but yet they are being exposed to politics and war so early on in their life, they are brainwashed with a malicious mindset. Therefore, they become zombies. Violence becomes imprinted and embedded so prematurely into their brains that it eventually becomes all they know. Children then start to believe that ferocity can justify their hostile actions. The line “it’s not me, it’s not my family” is extremely disheartening. They are (in a sense) crying out, saying that this is the only way they know. This is how they were taught. It could also be the attitude of the innocent civilians who were being murdered during the war. Explaining to the opposing force that they aren’t the ones who wanted to fight, but are still receiving the consequences. However, they are pressed to strike back in self defense. It is a never-ending vicious cycle. This same idea is intensified with the line “It’s the same old thing since 1916”.

The line “violence causes silence” is one of the most moving and sorrowful lines in the song (possibly in any song ever). With all this fighting and conflict, there is still no reaction or protest from the individuals that are not affected by the war. We are merely bystanders of a brutal struggle. Do we bother to try to help or do we push the matter to the back of our minds, never to be thought about again? The band is very obviously trying to reach out to those who remain undisturbed by the warfare. There is limited, if any, compassion for these blameless lives who have been executed. It is a situation simply being ignored, it falls on deaf ears. How can we, selfish beings safe in our own bubble, disregard the misery of those who have no control over the disorder surrounding them? The continuous cry of ‘zombie’ shows us that the artist is asking why we allow our leadership to carry out these unjustifiable acts. Is there a limit? How do we stop before we reach it? What’s in your head?

15 11 2013
landsvw

A reoccurring theme in these song choices – do something about this screwed up world…

13 11 2013
21

“Heal The World”

There’s A Place In
Your Heart
And I Know That It Is Love
And This Place Could
Be Much
Brighter Than Tomorrow
And If You Really Try
You’ll Find There’s No Need
To Cry
In This Place You’ll Feel
There’s No Hurt Or Sorrow

There Are Ways
To Get There
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Little Space
Make A Better Place…

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

If You Want To Know Why
There’s A Love That
Cannot Lie
Love Is Strong
It Only Cares For
Joyful Giving
If We Try
We Shall See
In This Bliss
We Cannot Feel
Fear Or Dread
We Stop Existing And
Start Living

Then It Feels That Always
Love’s Enough For
Us Growing
So Make A Better World
Make A Better World…

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

And The Dream We Were
Conceived In
Will Reveal A Joyful Face
And The World We
Once Believed In
Will Shine Again In Grace
Then Why Do We Keep
Strangling Life
Wound This Earth
Crucify Its Soul
Though It’s Plain To See
This World Is Heavenly
Be God’s Glow

We Could Fly So High
Let Our Spirits Never Die
In My Heart
I Feel You Are All
My Brothers
Create A World With
No Fear
Together We’ll Cry
Happy Tears
See The Nations Turn
Their Swords
Into Plowshares

We Could Really Get There
If You Cared Enough
For The Living
Make A Little Space
To Make A Better Place…

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me

I truly believe this one of the best songs ever, not only because of the great rhythm and very talented artist that brought it all together, but also because of such a constructing and mind building message that it provides. it is a song of hope that brings up the humanity side of all of us, making us realize that everything is not just about us, but there is even a world beyond us.

15 11 2013
landsvw

A reoccurring theme in these song choices – do something about this screwed up world…

13 11 2013
9

Let’s go!

I kissed the scars on her skin,
I still think you’re beautiful.
And I don’t ever wanna lose my best friend.
I screamed out, “God, you vulture,
bring her back or take me with her.”

Tear it down, break the barricade!
I want to see what sound it makes.
I need this flavor with a passion and I ****ing hate the aftertaste!

How does it feel?
How does it feel? Well it feels like I’m on fire!
Wake up, I know you can hear me.

Make me a promise here tonight, love like a tidal wave.
Dreamless in early graves, I never want it to be this way.
The chemicals will bring you home again.
This is it, when it’s done, we can say that,
when it’s sudden death we fight back.

Pretend like I don’t entice you.
I’ve seen you circling the sky above my head.
You traitor!

I will never be taken for granted again.
Keep digging holes in the desert.
Say a prayer for you.

I know that you’re in pain,
but if we die at the same time does it still scare you?

Make me a promise here tonight. Let’s go!
Dreamless in early graves, I never want it to be this way.
The chemicals will bring you home again.
This is it, when it’s done, we can say that,
oh my God we’re not gonna make it.

We will bring the tidal wave,
we will bring the tidal wave,
we will bring the tidal wave,
we will bring the tidal wave!

We will bring the tidal wave,
we will bring the tidal wave,
we will bring the tidal wave,
and nothing will remain.

She’s mine,
you stay away from her.
It’s not her time.
‘Cause, baby, I’m the one
who haunts her dreams at night,
until she’s satisfied.

Make me a promise here tonight, love like a tidal wave.
Dreamless in early graves, I never want it to be this way.
The chemicals will bring you home again.
This is it, when it’s done, we can say that,
when it’s sudden death we fight back!

Go!

**** it!
The song is talking about how the singer’s girlfriend has cancer, hence the first line “ I kissed the scars on her skin, I still think you’re beautiful ” From getting surgery and having scars left behind. Furthermore, he goes on to say “ I never want to lose my best friend ” referring to the fact that she could die from this disease and curses G0d saying don’t let her die or let me die too. It goes on to explain how she needs drugs for treatment but afterwards she still feel unwell and has no energy. He asks her how it feels and she says “ It feels like I’m on fire ” and at times she may be hospitalized and he begs her to wake up because he knows she can. In the chorus he asks her to promise him to not die because there is so much more to life and that she needs to fulfill her dreams, which she can’t if she gives up and lets the cancer win. The drugs that she takes to help fight it will make her well again, and at the end when she beats it she can say when death came, I fought it and won. They together can say they didn’t let death win. In the next line he says how he realizes how much she means to him and that he’ll never take her for granted again, and that he’ll say a pray for help to make her better. He then says how he knows she’s in pain, but if she dies he will die with her, so don’t be scared because she won’t be alone. He repeats the chorus, and then says “ We will bring the tidal wave “ which means bring on the hardships because they are a like a tidal wave coming back again and again to beat the shore until nothing is left ; referring to the disease that they will fight, and fight until it’s gone. In the last verse he is telling death to stay away from her that she’s his and it’s not her time. And at the end he basically is saying, here we go, we’ve got a fight to win and let’s fight. I feel as though this song has a pretty basic straight forward Theistic view. He believes there is a God, that he is still active and involved in the world. You can pray to him for help, or be mad and curse him. In addition I personally love this song with a passion because it means so much to me on such a personal level. Even though the singer is speaking of his girlfriend having a hard time fighting this disease and how he wishes she could be better and that he can’t lose her ; to me the song means fighting any kind of disease, whether physical or mental such as a disease, or depression. Many people self-harm which leaves scars and makes many people feel insecure about themselves and knowing someone loves you and cares and still thinks your beautiful can mean so much. Also in having depression you feel so alone, and can commit suicide in which I feel the song also can be related to by knowing they are in pain but they can lean on you. Plus by talking about how there is much to live for and don’t let death take you early when it’s not your time. The song can be interpreted in so many different ways and apply to so many different things. It simply speaks of someone caring for another and saying don’t die because I care, I’m here with you and we can beat this together. I find this song to be very inspiring and beautiful, this is why I chose it, and love it.

15 11 2013
landsvw

wow. just, wow. We have a family member in this place right now.

13 11 2013
16

You wait for a silence
I wait for a word
Lying next to your frame
Girl unobserved
You change your position
And you’re changing me
Casting these shadows
Where they shouldn’t be

We’re interrupted
By the heat of the sun
Trying to prevent
What’s already begun
Oh, you’re just a body
I can smell your skin
And when we feel it
You’re wearing thin

Oh, but I’ve got a plan
And why don’t you be the artist?
And make me out of clay?
Why don’t you be the writer?
And decide the words I say?
‘Cause I’d rather pretend
I’ll still be there at the end
Only it’s too hard to ask
Won’t you try to help me?

Sat on your sofa
It’s all broken springs
This isn’t the place for
Those violin strings
Oh, I try out a smile
And I aim it at you
Oh, you must have missed it
You always do

Oh, but I’ve got a plan
And why don’t you be the artist?
And make me out of clay?
Oh, why don’t you be the writer?
And decide the words I say?
‘Cause I’d rather pretend
I’ll still be there at the end
Only it’s too hard to ask
Won’t you try to help me?

You wait
I wait
Casting shadows
Interrupted

You wait
I wait
Casting shadows
Interrupted

You wait
I wait
Casting shadows
Interrupted

You wait
I wait
Casting shadows

Why don’t you be the artist?
And make me out of clay?
Why don’t you be the writer?
And decide the words I say?
‘Cause I’d rather pretend
I’ll still be there at the end
Only it’s too hard to ask
Won’t you try to help me?

Why don’t you be the artist?
And make me out of clay?
Why don’t you be the writer?
And decide the words to say?
‘Cause I’d rather pretend
I’ll still be there at the end
Only it’s too hard to ask
Won’t you try to help me?

Basically, she is in love with a man who doesn’t love her as much as she him. She’s willing to do anything and change for him so he can notice her.

In the first verse, she’s just saying that there isn’t much between them, and how everything he does affects her.
Chorus, she says that she will mold herself into anything he wants, so he can love her.
She tries to be optimistic in the second verse, knowing that their relationship isn’t a romance. But one again, he doesn’t really notice or care.
The bridge she mainly repeats the key words in the first verse for emphasis.
Pretty emotional song.
This doesn’t really pertain to a worldview? But maybe, one where love and feelings exist and matter.

15 11 2013
landsvw

She’s so desperate for his attention that she’s willing to go to a mentally unstable place to get him? Maybe?

13 11 2013
11

There’s a place in your heart
And I know that it is love
And this place it was brighter than tomorrow
And if you really try
You’ll find there’s no need to cry
You’ll feel there’s no hurt or sorrow
There are ways to get there
If you care enough for the living
Make a little space
Make a better place
Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me and the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me
If you want to know why
There’s a love that cannot lie
Love is strong
It only cares for joyful giving
If we try
We shall see
In this bliss
We cannot feel fear or dread
We stop existing
And start living
Then it feels that always
Love’s enough for us growing
Make a better world
Make a better world
Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me and the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me
And the dream we were conceived in
Will reveal a joyful face
And the world we once believed in
Will shine again in grace
Then why do we keep strangling life
Wound this earth
Crucify its soul
Though it’s plain to see
This world is heavenly be God’s glow
We could fly so high
Let our spirits never die
In my heart I feel you are all my brothers
Create a world with no fear
Together we’ll cry happy tears
See the nations turn their swords into plowshares
We could really get there
If you care enough for the living
Make a little space
To make a better place
Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me and the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me
Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me and the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me
Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me and the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me
You and for me
(Make a better place )
You and for me (Make a better place )
You and for me (Make a better place)
You and for me
Heal the world we live in (You and for me)
Save it for our children (You and for me )
Heal the world we live in (You and for me )
Save it for our children (You and for me )
Heal the world we live in (You and for me)
Save it for our children (You and for me )
Heal the world we live in (You and for me )
Save it for our children(You and for me)
This song is written by MJ, its worldview talk about the love in the world. that we should stop breaking our homeland and we should protect our children for their future.

15 11 2013
landsvw

A reoccurring theme in these song choices – do something about this screwed up world…

13 11 2013
8

How do I put into words?
That my feelings for sure
You’re the one I’m here for
I, I’ll come more into you
Nothing I wouldn’t do
I would never desert you, hurt you
I want you to know
Who’s gonna be there
Standing by your side forever?
And who’s gonna help you
When you can’t keep it all together?
And who’s gonna promise
That they’ll never leave you all alone?
I will, I will, I will for you
Try when the night feels too long
When all your hope is gone
I’ll show you how to carry on
‘Cause now in your eyes I can see
Everything you can be
And if you’re lost I will find you, remind you
Don’t you know?
Who’s gonna be there
Standing by your side forever?
And who’s gonna help you
When you can’t keep it all together?
And who’s gonna promise
That they’ll never leave you all alone?
I will, I will, I will
For what I believe, I’d risk everything
You know I believe in you
And you’re willing to fight
’cause you know deep inside
It’s the right thing to do
It’s the chance that you take
It’s the bond that won’t break
Love is the one thing
That never, ever ends
Who’s gonna be there
Standing by your side forever?
Who’s gonna help you
When you can’t keep it all together?
And who’s gonna promise
That they’ll never leave you all alone?
I will, I will, I will for you I will
Who’s gonna be there
Standing by your side forever?
Who’s gonna help you
When you can’t keep it all together?
And who’s gonna promise
That they’ll never leave you all alone?
I will, I will, I will for you I will, I will

The lyris that most impressed me is “Love is the one thing, that never, ever ends.” It is like a conversation between a friend or parents that no matter who we are or what we do, they will not leave us. In addition, it is a kind of a theists’ worldview. They believe God is good and love. God will not leave us and have faith in us. I like this song because of its lyrics and melody. It comforts me when I feel alone and lonely.

13 11 2013
19

[intro]
Hey eh, well it’s me
De ‘I’ to de ‘B’ (Whoa)

[chorus]
It is happening again
God have come and take away all my pain
Know I got to say I love you (hey)

It is happening again
God have come and take away all my pain
Know I got to say I love you

Said make ah jumping up to the ceiling
What a wonderful feeling
God you have my back
Always defend me when I’m under attack

Said make ah jumping up to the ceiling
What a wonderful feeling
God you have my back
Always defend me when I’m under attack

Nana nan nana nan nana nan nana nan na nana nan nana nan na nan nana nan na (whoa)
Nana nan nana nan nana nan nana nan na nana nan nana nan na nan nana nan na (hey)

[verse 1]
You never leave me hungry
You never leave me thirsty
You always with me in my time of struggle
You never leave me weary
You never leave me lonely
Always guide and protect me (hey)
You never leave me desolated, and afflicted (further)
Cause in de desert storm, you are my rain (yeah)
So when they walk in de darkness
And they come at me with dey madness
You shine your light, so I could see through all de madness

[chorus]

[bridge]
You’re my mission, and ah going on
You’re my mission, even weather through the storm
You’re my mission, said and ah going on
Meh say most high god, have meh back
And say most high god, go mash up de attack

[chorus]

I love this song because it talks about how God loves us and isnalways tere for us
Defends us in problems and that remembering that God loves me makes me happy.
I would recomend you guys to love the song not because of only the words but also its beat is so good.

14 11 2013
14

Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony, this life
Try to make ends meet, you’re a slave to money then you die
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places
Where all the veins meet, yeah

No change, I can change, I can change, I can change
But I’m here in my mold, I am here in my mold
But I’m a million different people from one day to the next
I can’t change my mold, no, no, no, no, no
[Have you ever been down]

Well I’ve never prayed, but tonight I’m on my knees, yeah
I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah
I let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind, I feel free now
But the airways are clean and there’s nobody singing to me now

No change, I can change, I can change, I can change
But I’m here in my mold, I am here in my mold
And I’m a million different people from one day to the next
I can’t change my mold, no, no, no, no, no
[Have you ever been down]
I can’t change, I can’t change

‘Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony, this life
Try to make ends meet, try to find some money then you die
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places
Where all the veins meet, yeah

You know I can change, I can change, I can change, I can change
But I’m here in my mold, I am here in my mold
And I’m a million different people from one day to the next
I can’t change my mold, no, no, no, no, no

I can’t change my mold, no, no, no, no, no
I can’t change my, no, no, no, no, no

It’s such a sensual violence, melody violence
It’s such a sensual violence, melody violence

I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down, been down
Ever been down, ever been down, ever been down, ever been down
Have you ever been down? Have you’ve ever been down?
Have you’ve ever been down?

the song was about salving for maney and you die for it you give to much effort to find it but it does find it you give more pain for it but you gonna find anything at all and you decide to lose your life

14 11 2013
18

I like the song ‘Dreaming Out Loud’ by One Republic. And the lyrics are:
Im dreamin out loud,
Dreamin out loud,
And all at once its so familiar to see,
Im dreamin out loud,
Dreamin out loud,
Cant find a puzzle to fit into piece of apart of me
I think it has the meaning of human nature, we are always searching, searching for the part of ourselves, searching for the truths that we don’t know.. Or maybe our whole life is just dreaming, we all lived in our dreams and we can never find the truth, or we already knew the truth, which nothing is real and it’s just a dream that everything it’s too familiar that we thought its real and it’s what we are living in. It’s kind of a nihilism, that nothing really is real or matters.

14 11 2013
7

Imagine there’s no Heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

This song is called ‘Imagine’ written by John Lennon and I like this song a lot. The main idea of this song is to let us imagine a perfect world. Though the world is full of hate, racism, murder, and war, if we create a peaceful world and everyone lives quietly and peacefully along each other, then we will get a quiet heart and everything is beautiful. I cry when i listen to this song because it tells the truth of that the bad world. So we should stay along with each other and make the world a beautiful family for everyone.

14 11 2013
5

At midnight, in the month of June,
I stand beneath the mystic moon.
An opiate vapor, dewy, dim,
Exhales from out her golden rim,
And, softly dripping, drop by drop,
Upon the quiet mountain top,
Steals drowsily and musically
Into the universal valley.
The rosemary nods upon the grave;
The lily lolls upon the wave;
Wrapping the fog about its breast,
The ruin molders into rest;
Looking like Lethe, see! the lake
A conscious slumber seems to take,
And would not, for the world, awake.
All Beauty sleeps!–and lo! where lies
Irene, with her Destinies!

O, lady bright! can it be right-
This window open to the night?
The wanton airs, from the tree-top,
Laughingly through the lattice drop-
The bodiless airs, a wizard rout,
Flit through thy chamber in and out,
And wave the curtain canopy
So fitfully–so fearfully-
Above the closed and fringed lid
‘Neath which thy slumb’ring soul lies hid,
That, o’er the floor and down the wall,
Like ghosts the shadows rise and fall!
Oh, lady dear, hast thou no fear?
Why and what art thou dreaming here?
Sure thou art come O’er far-off seas,
A wonder to these garden trees!
Strange is thy pallor! strange thy dress,
Strange, above all, thy length of tress,
And this all solemn silentness!

The lady sleeps! Oh, may her sleep,
Which is enduring, so be deep!
Heaven have her in its sacred keep!
This chamber changed for one more holy,
This bed for one more melancholy,
I pray to God that she may lie
For ever with unopened eye,
While the pale sheeted ghosts go by!

My love, she sleeps! Oh, may her sleep
As it is lasting, so be deep!
Soft may the worms about her creep!
Far in the forest, dim and old,
For her may some tall vault unfold-
Some vault that oft has flung its black
And winged panels fluttering back,
Triumphant, o’er the crested palls,
Of her grand family funerals-
Some sepulchre, remote, alone,
Against whose portal she hath thrown,
In childhood, many an idle stone-
Some tomb from out whose sounding door
She ne’er shall force an echo more,
Thrilling to think, poor child of sin!
It was the dead who groaned within.

The song uses Allan Poe’s poem “The Sleeper” as the lyrics. Allan Poe had a difficult life which brought up his unique style of writing.
The beginning was talking about the beautiful scenery of June, the moon, fog, and lily. All those things refer to the lady, who is asleep. Let everything be quiet, do not wake her up.
We can notice the sad atmosphere in the poem. Allan talked a lot about the ghost, grave and death. It has a strong relationship to his rough life.
The prototype of the lady is his dead wife. I feel “The Sleeper” is similar to his another poem “Annabel Lee” in some ways. It has always been heartbroken for Allan to live alone and to miss his wife.

14 11 2013
2

Mercy Me – I Can Only Imagine
I can only imagine what it will be like
When I walk by Your side
I can only imagine what my eyes will see
When Your face is before me
I can only imagine
Yeah

Surrounded by Your glory
What will my heart feel?
Will I dance for You Jesus?
Or in awe of You be still?

Will I stand in Your presence
Or to my knees will I fall?
Will I sing, Hallelujah?
Will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine
I can only imagine

I can only imagine when that day comes
And I find myself standing in the sun
I can only imagine when all I will do
Is forever, forever worship You
I can only imagine, yeah
I can only imagine

Surrounded by Your glory
What will my heart feel?
Will I dance for You Jesus?
Or in awe of You be still?

Will I stand in Your presence
Or to my knees will I fall?
Will I sing, Hallelujah?
Will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine
I can only imagine

Surrounded by Your glory
What will my heart feel?
Will I dance for You Jesus?
Or in awe of You be still?

Will I stand in Your presence
Or to my knees will I fall?
Will I sing, Hallelujah?
Will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine, yeah
I can only imagine

I can only imagine, yeah
I can only imagine
I can only imagine
I can only imagine

I can only imagine
When all I would do
Is forever, forever worship You
I can only imagine
It means what you think it will be like when you go to heaven to be jesus. Surrounded by Your glory. What will my heart feel? Will I dance for you Jesus or in awe of You be still? Will I stand in Your presence or to my knees will I fall? Will I sing hallelujah? Will I be able to speak at all?
I like this song. Also it’s impossible to know what its going to be like, but it always amazed me that this song was such a popular song.

14 11 2013
13

COUNT ON ME by Bruno Mars
If you ever find yourself stuck in the middle of the sea,
I’ll sail the world to find you
If you ever find yourself lost in the dark and you can’t see,
I’ll be the light to guide you

Find out what we’re made of
When we are called to help our friends in need

You can count on me like 1 2 3
I’ll be there
And I know when I need it I can count on you like 4 3 2
And you’ll be there
Cause that’s what friends are supposed to do, oh yeah

Woooooooh, Woooooooh
Yeah, Yeah

If you’re tossing and you’re turning and you just can’t fall asleep,
I’ll sing a song beside you
And if you ever forget how much you really mean to me,
Everyday I will remind you, ohh

Find out what we’re made of
When we are called to help our friends in need

You can count on me like 1 2 3
I’ll be there
And I know when I need it I can count on you like 4 3 2
And you’ll be there
Cause that’s what friends are supposed to do, oh yeah

Wooooooh, Wooooooh
Yeah, Yeah

You’ll always have my shoulder when you cry
I’ll never let go, never say goodbye

You know you can count on me like 1 2 3
I’ll be there
And I know when I need it I can count on you like 4 3 2
And you’ll be there
Cause that’s what friends are supposed to do, oh yeah

Oohhhh, ohhhhh
You can count on me cause I can count on you
This is one of my favorite songs of all time. It talks about friendship, about what a true friend should do to their friends. To me, that kind of friendship does not happen that often in our lives. I consider myself lucky to have a true friend that I can rely on when I am in need.
I think this song could be either deism or naturalism since it doesn’t stress the importance about the role of God in our lives. God can be either the creator of the universe or not, but he does not have anything to do in our lives when things get difficult. We count on out friends, the people around us to past through those times.

15 11 2013
15

“Let Her Go”

Well you only need the light when it’s burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missin’ home
Only know you love her when you let her go
And you let her go

Staring at the bottom of your glass
Hoping one day you’ll make a dream last
But dreams come slow and they go so fast

You see her when you close your eyes
Maybe one day you’ll understand why
Everything you touch surely dies

But you only need the light when it’s burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missin’ home
Only know you love her when you let her go

Staring at the ceiling in the dark
Same old empty feeling in your heart
‘Cause love comes slow and it goes so fast

Well you see her when you fall asleep
But never to touch and never to keep
‘Cause you loved her too much
And you dived too deep

Well you only need the light when it’s burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missin’ home
Only know you love her when you let her go

This songs basically talks about our dreams and how we want so much while we don’t know how to get it and how to wait for it. We want something but we don’t see what is around us and sometimes this something that is around is so much greater. We hold on to things we think we have to have, but actually the things that we have to have in our life will stay without our control.

15 11 2013
20

The Only Name (Yours Will Be)

Yours will be the only Name that matters to me
The only One Whose favor I seek
The only Name that matters to me

Yours will be
The friendship and affection I need
To feel my Father smiling on me
The only Name that matters to me

Yours is the Name the Name that has saved me
Mercy and grace the power that forgave me
And Your love is all I’ve ever needed

When I wake up in the Land of Glory
And with the saints I will tell my story
There will be one Name that I proclaim

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, just that Name
I like it song ,it is christian song.we can learn more from this song.it make me feeling good. Jesus is big ,is power he will help us when us in the trouble.he will give us power to face our life.juese is good!I like it song!

15 11 2013
17

Is there anyone who
Ever remembers changing there mind from
The paint on a sign?
Is there anyone who really recalls
Ever breaking rank at all
For something someone yelled real loud one time

Everyone believes
In how they think it ought to be
Everyone believes
And they’re not going easily

Belief is a beautiful armor
But makes for the heaviest sword
Like punching under water
You never can hit who you’re trying for

Some need the exhibition
And some have to know they tried
It’s the chemical weapon
For the war that’s raging on inside

Everyone believes
From emptiness to everything
Everyone believes
And no ones going quietly

We’re never gonna win the world
We’re never gonna stop the war
We’re never gonna beat this
If belief is what we’re fighting for

What puts a hundred thousand children in the sand
Belief can
Belief can
What puts the folded flag inside his mother’s hand
Belief can
Belief can

This song discusses the moral wars and controversies that are occurring around the world with people’s belief. The singer states that we all have our different beliefs and despite the fact that we may not have a legitimate reasons for believing what we do, we won’t back down regarding our beliefs. He further explains that belief is a beautiful armor but it also makes for the heaviest sword to describe how belief is the armor that helps us to understand our lives but at the same time, we use our beliefs to search out the opposite view to test our armor against it. As a result, due to our faith in a certain belief, one cannot keep the world under control to get every single person to believe just one thing; thus, creating wars and arguments that break relationships and causing millions of casualties.

Here’s the link to the song!

15 11 2013
22

Give me freedom
Give me fire
Give me reason
Take me higher

See the champions, take the field now
You define us
Make us feel proud

Singing forever young
Singing songs underneath that sun
Lets rejoice in the beautiful game
And together at the end of the day we all say

When I get older I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom, just like a wavin’ flag

When I get older, I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom just like a wavin’ flag
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back, oh

Born to a throne, stronger than Rome
A violent prone, poor people zone
But it’s my home, all I have known
Where I got grown, streets we would roam

Out of the darkness, I came the farthest
Among the hardest survival
Learn from these streets, it can be bleak
Accept no defeat, surrender, retreat

So we struggling, fighting to eat
And we wondering when we’ll be free
So we patiently wait for that fateful day
It’s not far away, but for now we say

When I get older I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom just like a wavin’ flag
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back, oh

So many wars, settling scores
Bringing us promises, leaving us poor
I heard them say ‘love is the way’
‘Love is the answer,’ that’s what they say

But look how they treat us, make us believers
We fight their battles, then they deceive us
Try to control us, they couldn’t hold us
‘Cause we just move forward like Buffalo Soldiers

But we struggling, fighting to eat
And we wondering, when we’ll be free
So we patiently wait for that faithful day
It’s not far away but for now we say

When I get older I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom just like a wavin’ flag
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back, and then is goes

When I get older I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom just like a wavin’ flag
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back, and then it goes
And then it goes

And everybody will be singing it
And you and I will be singing it
And we all will be singing it

When I get older I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom just like a wavin’ flag
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back, and then it goes

When I get older I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom just like a wavin’ flag
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back, oh

When I get older, when I get older
I will be stronger just like a wavin’ flag
Just like a wavin’ flag, just like a wavin’ flag
Flag, flag, just like a wavin’ flag

Song by k’naan.
Freedom is what the song says, freedom to do what you want. To live the life you want to live. The freedom to have any religion you want and not be judged or killed.

15 11 2013
4

I open my lungs to breathe in forgiveness and love
Haunting me now reminders of how I used to be
And on down the road my troubles are sure to follow
Looking out the window, the heck if know where I will go
So I’ll just keep on driving

On my way to L.A. looking into the rear view as the roads fade away
I’ve sworn off my past, first to last bad call that I ever made
Tell me how to make right every wrong turn that I’ve learned?
So this can all end tonight
Tennessee line just changed my mind, well it’s my heart I’ll follow this time

Who would’ve known that pride is so hard to swallow
As I rest on the shoulder of a road growing colder
With the trouble I own, should I just keep on driving?

On my way to L.A. looking into the rear view as the roads fade away
I’ve sworn off my past, first to last bad call that I ever made
Tell me how to make right every wrong turn that I’ve learned?
So this can all end tonight
Tennessee line just changed my, well it’s my heart I’ll follow this time

I know I must be doing something
Head the other way, back to where I started out
Ask myself if I can turn it all around tonight
And stop living with doubt

On my way to L.A. looking into the rear view as the roads fade away
I’ve sworn off my past, first to last bad call that I ever made
Tell me how to make right every wrong turn that I’ve learned?
So this can all end tonight
Tennessee line just changed my mind, well it’s my heart I’ll follow this time

I’m gonna turn it all around tonight at the Tennessee line
———————
This is a beautiful song that talks about moving on.
This guy can’t forgive himself and is finding it hard to move past his past so he instead starts running away from it instead of facing his fears. He however thinks alot about it while driving from L.A to Tennessee and he finally reaches a point and realizes the only way to move past his fears is facing them, hence he turns back- that is the Tennessee line.

15 11 2013
23

“Young Forever”
(feat. Mr Hudson)

[Mr. Hudson]
Let’s dance in style,
Let’s dance for a while,
Heaven can wait we’re only watching the skies
Hoping for the best but expecting the worst,
Are you gonna drop the bomb or not?
Let us die young or let us live forever,
We don’t have the power but we never say never,
Sitting in a sandpit,
Life is a short trip,
The music’s for the sad man,

[Chorus]
Forever young,
I wanna be forever young
Do you really want to live forever?
Forever and ever
Forever young I wanna be
Forever young
Do you really want to live forever?
Forever, forever

[Jay-Z]
So we live a life like a video
When the sun is always out and you never get old
And the champagne’s always cold
And the music is always good
And the pretty girls just happen to stop by in the hood
And they hop their pretty a***s up on the hood of dat pretty a***s car
Without a wrinkle in today
Cuz there is no tomorrow
Just some picture perfect day
To last a whole lifetime
And it never ends
Cos all we have to do is hit rewind
So lets just stay in the moment, smoke some weed,
Drink some wine,
Reminisce talk some sh***t forever young is in your mind
Leave a mark that can’t erase neither space nor time
So when the director yells cut,
I’ll be fine,
I’m forever young…

[Chorus]

[Jay-Z]
Fear not when, fear not why,
Fear not much while were alive,
Life is for living not living up tight,
See ya somewhere up in the sky,
Fear not die, I’ll be alive for a million years, bye bye,
So not for legends, I’m forever young
My name shall survive
Through the darkest blocks, over kitchen stoves,
Over Pyrex pots, my name shall be passed down to generations
While debating up in barber shops, young slung, hung here,
Shorty, the n***a from here
With a little ambition just what we can become here,
And as the father passed his story down to his sons ears,
Younger kid, younger every year, yeah
So if you love me baby this is how you let me know.
Don’t ever let me go, thats how you let me know, baby,

[Chorus]

[Jay-Z]
Slamming Bentley doors,
Hopping out of Porsche’s,
Popping up on Forbes lists,
Gorgeous,
Hold up,
N***g thought I lost it,
They be talking bullsh**t
I be talking more sh**t
They nauseous,
Hold up,
I’ll be here forever
You know, I’m on my fall sh**t,
And I ain’t waiting for closure, I will never forfeit,
Less than four bars,
Guru bring the chorus in,
Did you get the picture yet,
I’m painting you a portrait of young…
This song is all about how we should enjoy life as we are young have opportunity to do what you dream because you don’t get enjoy this when you older. It’s better to have great memories of when you were young.

15 11 2013
landsvw

These are the common themes of the 20 or so songs, as I see them so far:

1. God (or significant other) do something about this mess (world, life or relationship).
2. Thank you God for your love.
3. Searching for something (healthily or unhealthily).
4. Dark Romantic (1 song – Sad and edgy).
5. The power of friendship.
6. How much I realize that I miss (him or her) after they are gone.
7. Can’t bully someone to your belief system.
8. Waiting for freedom.
9. Moving on – leaving the (bad) past to create a better future.

comments? What is this saying about us?

15 11 2013
landsvw

Here are 5 of my favorite songs – with various twists on my philosophy.

Ruth – Mr. Turner
There is something inside of us all
that’s wondering where we’re gonna go
when all the lights are turned down low
lately the news is weighing me down
i get confused, whats life all about
I’m ready for some answers now

what if i keep my eyes on you
could i sail across the ocean blue
and your Son will guide me through
if i go, yes i know, I’m headin’ home

once upon a time when i was so young
lookin’ back at all the things that I’ve done
i wonder if you were around
cause my family prays with all their hearts
that i could change, and I’m ready to start
thinkin’ it over

what if i keep my eyes on you
could i sail across the ocean blue
and your Son will guide me through
if i go, yes i know, I’m headin’ home

and wouldn’t it be nice
if we could live twice
and watch the sunset
just one more time

and i keep my eyes on you
could i sail across the ocean blue
and your Son will guide me through
if i go, yes i know, I’m headin’ home

Rush – Tom Sawyer
A modern-day warrior
Mean mean stride,
Today’s Tom Sawyer
Mean mean pride.

Though his mind is not for rent,
Don’t put him down as arrogant.
His reserve, a quiet defense,
Riding out the day’s events.
The river

And what you say about his company
Is what you say about society.
Catch the mist, catch the myth
Catch the mystery, catch the drift.

The world is, the world is,
Love and life are deep,
Maybe as his eyes are wide.

Today’s Tom Sawyer,
He gets high on you,
And the space he invades
He gets by on you.

No, his mind is not for rent
To any god or government.
Always hopeful, yet discontent,
He knows changes aren’t permanent,
But change is.

And what you say about his company
Is what you say about society.
Catch the witness, catch the wit,
Catch the spirit, catch the spit.

The world is, the world is,
Love and life are deep,
Maybe as his skies are wide.

Exit the warrior,
Today’s Tom Sawyer,
He gets high on you,
And the energy you trade,
He gets right on to the friction of the day.

Switchfoot – Meant to Live
Fumbling his confidence
And wondering why
The world has passed him by
Hoping that he’s bent for more than arguments
And failed attempts to fly, to fly

We were meant to live for so much more
Have we lost ourselves?
Somewhere we live inside
Somewhere we live inside
We were meant to live for so much more
Have we lost ourselves?
Somewhere we live inside

Dreaming about providence
And whether mice and men have second tries
Maybe we’ve been livin’ with our eyes half open
Maybe we’re bent and broken, broken

We were meant to live for so much more
Have we lost ourselves?
Somewhere we live inside
Somewhere we live inside
We were meant to live for so much more
Have we lost ourselves?
Somewhere we live inside

We want more than this world’s got to offer
We want more than this world’s got to offer
We want more than the wars of our fathers
And everything inside screams for second life

We were meant to live for so much more
Have we lost ourselves?
We were meant to live

Journey – Faithfully
Highway run
Into the midnight sun
Wheels go round and round
You’re on my mind

Restless hearts
Sleep alone tonight
Sending all my love along the wire
They say that the road
Ain’t no place to start a family
Right down the line it’s been you and me
And loving a music man
Ain’t always what it’s supposed to be
Oh Girl
You stand by me
I’m forever yours
Faithfully

Circus life
Under the big top world
We all need the clowns to make us smile

Through space and time
Always another show
Wondering where I am lost without you
And being apart ain’t easy on this love affair
Two strangers learn to fall in love again
I get the joy of rediscovering you
Oh girl
You stand by me
I’m forever yours
Faithfully

Spurious Ack – Sometimes

Good time was had by all,
So the paper said,
Man down he cannot fall,
I feel less than young

Caught inside that paper shell,
Trapped beneath your veil,
Aisle led you straight to hell,
Dreamt that it would…

Once rescued
Twice farewell
Lives bound by style,
Fire born(e) -It’s just as well
We live

Sometimes, things, aren’t what they seem,
Sometimes things, sometimes, you know,
You know what I mean…

15 11 2013
3

Demons-Imagine Dragon

When the days are cold
And the cards all fold
And the saints we see
Are all made of gold

When your dreams all fail
And the ones we hail
Are the worst of all
And the blood’s run stale

I want to hide the truth
I want to shelter you
But with the beast inside
There’s nowhere we can hide

No matter what we breed
We still are made of greed
This is my kingdom come
This is my kingdom come

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide
Don’t get too close
It’s dark inside
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide

When the curtain’s call
Is the last of all
When the lights fade out
All the sinners crawl

So they dug your grave
And the masquerade
Will come calling out
At the mess you made

Don’t want to let you down
But I am hell bound
Though this is all for you
Don’t want to hide the truth

No matter what we breed
We still are made of greed
This is my kingdom come
This is my kingdom come

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide
Don’t get too close
It’s dark inside
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide

They say it’s what you make
I say it’s up to fate
It’s woven in my soul
I need to let you go

Your eyes, they shine so bright
I want to save their light
I can’t escape this now
Unless you show me how

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide
Don’t get too close
It’s dark inside
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide

This song talks about humans and humans behavior. It says that we ain’t perfect. It always has something “dark” inside of us. When everything collapses the demons will get out and have our soul. And the song also warns us when the devil is out you better leave that person alone because despite he/she originally is good and want to help you now he/she is only a threat to other people

16 11 2013
12

Started from the bottom now we’re here
Started from the bottom now my whole team f*****’ here
Started from the bottom now we’re here
Started from the bottom now the whole team here, n****
Started from the bottom now we’re here
Started from the bottom now my whole team here, n****
Started from the bottom now we’re here
Started from the bottom now the whole team f*****’ here. [Verse 1]
I done kept it real from the jump
Livin’ at my momma’s house we’d argue every month
N****, I was tryna get it on my own
Workin’ all night, traffic on the way home
And my uncle callin’ me like, “Where ya at?
I gave you the keys told ya bring it right back”
N****, I just think it’s funny how it goes
Now I’m on the road, half a million for a show and we…

In my opinion this song may have foul language but theres a lesson from it. It basically talks about how this guy had always tried to be successful and now after all the hard work for years, its paying off and his becoming wealthy. And you can listen to it with the cuss words out

19 11 2013
10

If the hero never comes to you.
If you need someone you’re feeling blue.
If you away from love and you’re alone.
If you call your friends and nobody’s home.
You can run away but you can’t hide.
Through a storm and through a lonely night.
Then I show you there’s a destiny.
The best things in life. They’re free.
But if you wanna cry.
Cry on my shoulder.
If you need someone who cares for you.
If you’re feeling sad your heart gets colder.
Yes I show you what real love can do.
If your sky is grey oh let me know.
There’s a place in heaven where we’ll go.
If heaven is a million years away.
Oh just call me and I make your day.
When the nights are getting cold and blue.
When the days are getting hard for you.
I will always stay here by your side.
I promise you I’ll never hide.
But if you wanna cry.
Cry on my shoulder.
If you need someone who cares for you.
If you’re feeling sad your heart gets colder.
Yes I show you what real love can do.
But if you wanna cry.
Cry on my shoulder.
If you need someone who cares for you.
If you’re feeling sad your heart gets colder.
Yes I show you what real love can do.
What real love can do.
What real love can do.
What love can do.
What love can do.
love can do

This song means if you live some girl you need protect her when her needs you.
dont let her feel lonely




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