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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

Two snippets in one day

Ladies and gentlemen…clap your hands for Rosie Thomas.

He took me to the hillside
He liked to take me there
He took me every Saturday
He put flowers in my hair

And we laughed like my mother said she once did
With my father on his birthday
When they went swimming
And he took her hand into his
And he told her that he loved her
His words held meaning

How do we make these moments last?
How do we get them to stay?
When everything passes and time goes away
He took me to the theater
He liked to take me there
He took me every Sunday
We did our talking there

And we laughed like my mother said she once did
With her sister on her birthday when she was seventeen
They took her car out for a spin
Along the ocean with the top down and life held beneath

How do we make these moments last?
How do we get them to stay?
When everything passes and time goes away

From the “If Songs Could Be Held” album.

My ears are happy

My feet are moving and my heart is lighter. Why?

I’ll tell you why.

Dar Williams.

*sigh*

A musical and lyrical genius. Keyboards, guitars, MANDOLINS and such an amazing voice. I might have to cross to the other side and marry this girl.

Song of the moment: “Farewell to the Old Me.” And I’ll give you a lyrical snippet since I know how much you love them!

How can I ask love to hold the mystery
When just look at me
It’s all push and pull collateral
I don’t want to be the one who gets the next surprise
I’ll plan it out this time
Though I used to think that things were meant to be

So farewell to the old me
Farewell to the old me
My life is working better now
It’s always changing anyhow

And so now you need to hop over to InSound and buy some or all of her albums.

Bah and Meck and Cashmere

Oh you know I say “bah” all the time. And it’s not a sheep sound, it’s like the “bah” in “bah humbug.” And meck, well, meck is a cross between “meh” and “heck.”

So.

Bah! and Meck!

I’m tired.

Braeden has a pretty wicked cold and an ear infection. Which makes for rough nights. And the medicine I am on has been regulated (increased) which for me means an intense headache. But that will fade within a week or two and so I need to deal with it.

Work is still going very well. I have a katrillion projects on my plate, but I’m embracing it, because it is work I love to do. It feels good to have creative control back and to be appreciated as a web developer. I have even been called a web design genius recently. Haha. I’m definitely not a genius, but it felt good to hear.

Burlap to Cashmere. Where do I come up with these things? I know. I know. But again this is a band that I enjoy. You can listen to 30 second tidbits at Amazon. I recommend “Chop, Chop” and “Mansion.”

And if you like it, the singer has a solo album that you can hear samples from on (the oh-so-dreaded) MySpace. Enjoy!

Crooked Fingers

Oh don’t pretend you don’t have crooked fingers. We all do.

But not, really, “Crooked Fingers” is a band I have come to enjoy. And right now I am listening to their song “Twilight Creeps” which I find quite lovely. You will hear a trumpet, it will make you feel lighter. =o)

Lyric snapshot:

“Why does everybody always act so tough, when all anybody wants is to find a friend?
Why is everybody always trying to hide the heart which hidden has no use?”