Category Archives: Music

Terabithia

Totally forgot to write about “Bridge to Terabithia.”

I’ll be the first to admit that though I am an avid reader, I have never read this book. Which I probably should have read to Brae before taking him to see the movie. Perhaps then I could have prepared myself better for the sob fest that occurred midway through the movie and ceased when the movie was over.

The story is about two children who feel like outsiders. They wind up being the best of friends and they build each others confidence whilst also creating a magical imaginary land…Terabithia. Jess and Leslie are King and Queen of Terabithia and they rule the Kingdom. There are fantastical creatures and a dark lord that also inhabit this kingdom and the adventures they have are a joy to watch.

Leslie inspired me immensely. She was such a free spirit, true to herself no matter what. Plus, I loved the way she dressed.

Aside for the story, the music in this movie was amazing. Jeremy Camp’s voice made an appearance which I was happy about. He is also on the Narnia soundtrack. Aaron Zigman did a great job with the instrumentals. The music enhanced the magical feel and it also deepened the sadness. Perhaps that is just because music is entirely emotional for me anyway.

So. Braeden tells me he liked the movie. There were times when he was sad and he leaned against me in the seat. But there were also times when he laughed out loud and even put his arms up in excitement when Jess was protecting Leslie from the possessed squirrel creatures. I don’t think he understood all of the plot, but I do think he enjoyed the movie. And it’s always fun for me to see his reactions to everything.

The only downfall to the outing was that while waiting in line to get pretzels and fruit punch, someone moved our coats and took the seats we saved. So by the time we got back in the theater since it took 30 minutes to get pretzels…we ended up having to sit in the front row. Brae was fine with it and though I would have preferred to sit farther away it really didn’t matter when I saw how entranced he was with the big screen. =o)

Sigh…Keith Urban

Keith Urban is on tour.

I’m aware of this…and have been for awhile now.

But I have not bought any tickets and probably won’t be buying any.

He will tour again, of that I am sure.

I would LOVE to see him live. As I would also love to see Rascal Flatts live. So for those of you who read this..this is my promise…my VOW!

Before I die, I will see both Keith Urban AND Rascal Flatts in concert. And maybe Brae will even be able to come with me to those shows. That would make the experience all the better!

Cold

Yes, it is bitter cold outside, but this post is not about the weather. This is about cold people. And I have a song for ya about this topic. It is in my MP3 Player to the right, Taylor Swift – Cold As You.

And here is a lyrical snippet:

“You never did give a damn thing, honey.
But I cried, cried for you.
And I know you wouldn’t have told nobody if I died, died for you.
(Died for you)

Oh, what a shame.
What a rainy ending given to a perfect day. Every smile you fake is so condescending.
Counted all the scars you made.
Now that I’m sittin here thinkin’ it through, I’ve never been anywhere cold as you.”

More than a snip

Waking Ashland
“Reseda”

Two miles between you and me
But there might as well be an ocean
It’s hard to believe we lost everything
We might as well be strangers
Cause I’m flying kites into the wind
And watching my life fall to pieces
And I’m painting pictures with all your lost letters
And hoping to just carry on

I’m crowding the streets of yesterday’s dreams
And all I can say is I’m sorry
For two broken dreams that meant everything
A promise that I couldn’t keep

A five minute drive between you and I
But I think i just might take a plane
To wake up and find you’re not by my side
But to see your coat up on the wall
As clear as it seems, oh I still can’t believe
But now we just float along
And sidewalks and streets, rhythm gone from our feet
The winter’s going to be cold

I’m crowding the streets of yesterday’s dreams
And all I can say is I’m sorry
For two broken dreams that meant everything
A promise that I couldn’t keep

She says kiss me before you go through with this
Kiss me before you go through with this
And I couldn’t do it, she just isn’t me
She says kiss me before you go through with this

Crowding the streets of yesterday’s dreams
And all I can say is I’m sorry
For two broken dreams that meant everything
A promise that I couldn’t keep

Monday’s Lyrics

Not just a snippet.

WAKING ASHLAND
“Hands On Deck”

All hands on deck
Don’t abandon the ship
You’ll never know what it could have been
All hands on deck my ship is sinking
Don’t let me go, don’t let me drown

A step to the right to your own rhythm
And what comes next is up to you
I need a miracle to save me from this
And I need the angels to all pray for me
I can’t believe you

All hands on deck
Don’t abandon the ship
You’ll never know what it could have been
All hands on deck my ship is sinking
Don’t let me go, don’t let me drown

Another day, another worry breaks right through
And indecision bleeds me dry
She’s painting pictures I’m not making for her
And she’s got a vision without me in mind
I can’t believe it

The long walks on Moonlight Beach
The promises you could not keep
They’re so contagious, you’re so contagious
For all the world we did not see
And all the smiles you gave to me
They’re so contagious, so very fake…

All hands on deck
Don’t abandon the ship
You’ll never know what it could have been
All hands on deck my ship is sinking
Don’t let me go, don’t let me drown

And goodbye to you, goodbye to you, you
And goodbye to you, goodbye to you, you

Breathe it in

I have had a cinnamon candle lit today. One that I was given for Christmas. I absolutely love it. This smell is so comforting to me. I’m not sure why. But whatever works right?

Ready for your lyrical snippet?

Oh come on, you can’t be tired of them yet.

The Damnwells – “Sell the Lie”

Just say anything you want to
You don’t need all the things they promised to you
Sell the lie and give away the truth
Give away the truth

I have seen, among the oldest of things
The beginning, the start of the seam
That holds together, and keeps it from losing me