#SongLyricSunday ♫ “The Sweetest Taboo” by Sade

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Happy Sunday! It’s time for SLS again, hosted by Helen at This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. If you’d like to join in the fun or check out all of the other participating blogs to see what their weekly pick is, then follow the link to Helen’s page!

This week’s theme is: Falling

Of course, the first song to pop into my head was “Falling” by Alicia Keys, because c’mon, it’s 100% spot on for this theme, right? It is, and I hope someone picks it.

For me, I wanted something a little less…already in a relationship and more toward the process of getting there; the newness of it all. I mean “falling” is supposed to be one of the singular most amazing experiences of our lives. It is largely ruled by our hope and the happiness that other person makes us feel, but also apprehension in expressing our feelings, the fear they may not be reciprocated.

Despite not having a huge selection of lyrics, I love the energy of this song and think it easily conveys all of those initial, complex feelings of falling in love; the awe, the joy, the fear and the hope…Enjoy!

If I tell you
If I tell you now
Will you keep on
Will you keep on loving me?
If I tell you
If I tell you how I feel
Will you keep bringing out the best in me?

You give me, you give me the sweetest taboo
You give me, you’re giving me the sweetest taboo
Too good for me

There’s a quiet storm
And it never felt like this before
There’s a quiet storm
That is you

There’s a quiet storm
And it never felt this hot before
Giving me something that’s taboo
(Sometimes I think you’re just too good for me)
You give me the sweetest taboo
That’s why I’m in love with you (with you)
You give me the sweetest taboo
Too good for me
(Sometimes I think you’re just too good for me)

I’d do anything for you
I’d stand out in the rain
Anything you want me to do
don’t let it slip away

There’s a quiet storm
And it never felt like this before
There’s a quiet storm
I think it’s you

There’s a quiet storm
And I never felt this hot before
Giving me something that’s taboo
You give me the (you give me, you give me the) sweetest taboo
That’s why I’m in love with you (with you)
You give me, keep giving me the sweetest taboo
Too good for me

You’ve got the biggest heart
Sometimes I think you’re just too good for me
Every day is Christmas, and every night is New Year’s Eve
Will you keep on loving me?
Will you keep on, will you keep on
Bringing out the best in me?

♫♪♫♪

Songwriters: Helen Adu / Helen Folasade Adu / Martin Ditcham
Lyrics found on Google Play
The Sweetest Taboo lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

I do not own any rights to this song, video or lyrics. All rights remain with the artist(s) and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

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The town car that pulled up to the curb wasn’t at all surprising. There was no escaping the evidence of her escort’s affluence. He exuded it with the ease of someone who’d known nothing else. Born to money, prestige and class. The fact that he was a killer with cultivated tastes and endless resources only made his willingness to perform menial tasks far more intimidating.

Once settled in the car, where the drapes were pulled closed against the cityscape, he seemed a bit more contemplative than talkative. Jet wished she could see where they were going, but had an inkling that was the point. If this Tula person was as powerful and important as she’d been led to believe, it would only seem appropriate to keep visitors ignorant of her location.

“Tell me your story,” he prompted. “Not the facts. I already know those. Tula would not have extended an invitation without having all of your details first, right down to the brand of your favorite products.”

Jet’s mouth popped open, her eyes widening with the aftermath of violation. “She spied on me?”

“Hm, you are so sure of certain things,” he mused. “If you’ve any hope of finding the answers you seek, it would be wise to let those preconceived notions go and open your mind to all possibilities, even those you cannot conceive, without expectations.”

“How does that answer my question?” she asked, her mind racing to catch the hidden meanings of his words, if there were any.

“Tula has many enemies. To not do a thorough background check on someone before inviting them over for tea and biscuits would be excessively dimwitted, wouldn’t you say?”

“There’s a difference between thorough and invasive.”

“Not here,” he deadpanned. “There is a war waging under the ignorant façade of this empire. You’ve already heard the whispers. Noticed the differences, however slight. The citizens don’t like it when things interrupt their normal routines, so those small offenses don’t go unnoticed, even by a simple coffee house waitress just trying to make it through university and find out who she really is.”

“You know so much about me, then?” she fumed.

“Just the facts, as I said,” he reminded her. “I know nothing of your story.”

“And why should I give you that, when you can’t even give me your name?” she countered.

“Those who matter know precisely who I am,” he replied. “That is not always a good thing. Do you want to matter, Jet? Is that the sum of your ambition?”

Despite the lingering anger from having her life whittled down to nothing more than just data in some spy report, she knew it would be dangerous to answer sarcastically. Most likely, he’d have the car stopped and leave her standing on the side of the road. Jet couldn’t risk that, when she was finally making progress after all these years. Wouldn’t she be willing to sacrifice more than just her privacy to get the answers she needed?

“Everyone wants to matter,” she whispered. “I just want to find out why I didn’t.”

“Again, you are so sure,” he noted. “Things are rarely what they seem in the end.”

“I think you’re exactly as you seem,” she returned, being braver than she felt.

His mouth quirked up in one corner and his eyes slid to hers briefly. “No, little Witch, I am the worst thing you could ever imagine, and infinitely more.”

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Scarred ♥ Release Blitz

 

Title: Scarred 
Author: Willow Winters 
Genre: Romance 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

She made me a better man, but I still wasn’t good enough to keep her.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, with sleeve tattoos, ripped muscle and a cold-hearted stare, I am who I am. The bad boy she knew to stay away from.

I knew we were never supposed to last. But the way her lips tasted, the way her curves felt under my hands… I couldn’t let go. I did everything I could to keep her.

I put on a ring on her finger and straightened out my life. All for her.

I should’ve known better.

One mistake tore us apart and I don’t know what I can do to salvage what we once had.

I knew it wasn’t supposed to last, but if I could make her stay with me once… I can do it again.

Watch me. I love my sweetheart; I’m not losing her again.

 
 
 
 

 

 
 

Willow Winters is so happy to be a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and #1 Contemporary Bestselling Romance Author. She likes her action hot and her bad boys hotter. She certainly doesn’t hold back on either one in her writing!

Willow started writing after having her little girl, Evie, December 2015. All during her pregnancy with Evie she continued to read and she only wanted to read romance. She was reading a book a day — sometimes two.

In January 2016 Willow was staying up late with Evie and just thinking of all these stories. They came to her constantly so she finally sat down and just started writing. She always wanted to do it so she figured, why not? Today Willow cannot be happier for making that decision!


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

#SongLyricSunday ♪ “Supernatural” by Flyleaf

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Yay, it’s Sunday! 🙂 Today, we’re going to be tackling the Christmas decorating. To many, that might seem like a late start, but as much as I love the holidays, I don’t like overlapping them and try to keep them in their respective seasons. Thus, this being the first weekend of December, the month belonging to the new winter season, I will finally get to the task many accomplished over the past two weeks, if not sooner.

In my defense, it will likely take me much longer to get them down and packed away again, because I’m lazy! LOL

This week’s #SongLyricSunday theme is: Courage

Please see Helen’s original post on This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time if you’d like to join in the fun, or read the cute story about her two year old nephew!

Courage covers such a vast spectrum of choices when it comes to music. I’ve had a jukebox going full swing in my head ever since I read what the theme was about, and there are so many great, inspiring songs going on up there. Blaze of Glory by Jon Bon Jovi, A Broken Wing by Martina McBride, Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson…the playlist goes on and on.

Today, I’ve chosen a song about a different kind of courage that we don’t always recognize or even want to discuss, because it makes us uncomfortable. The courage of those who suffer daily with chronic pain or a terminal illness and the courage of their family members who are equally afflicted, if they care enough to be. The courage to hold fast to our faith, no matter what that might be, in the face of so much suffering. It’s a spiritual kind of courage and strength that is most enviable and admirable.

In this Season of Giving, filled with the world’s most iconic and beautiful music, what better than a song to remind us that the most important things we have to give are non-material. Enjoy!

Her headaches
Constant
Increasing in pain with each passing day
She can’t even manage to stand on her own
It’s gotten so bad

Now you think of saying
There’s no use in praying
And still she bows her head so she can say,
“Thank you for just one more day.”

Supernatural patience
Graces her face
And her voice never raises
It’s all because of a love
Never let go of
Never let go of

He has every reason to throw up his fists
To the face of his God who let his mother die
Through all the prayers and tears
She still passed in pain anyway

Now you think of saying
There’s no use in praying
And still he bows his head so he can say,
“Thank you for ending her pain.”

Supernatural patience
Graces his face
And his voice never raises
It’s all because of a love
Never let go of
Never let go of

He is teaching me
What love really means

Supernatural patience
Graces his face
And his voice never raises
It’s all because of a love
Never let go of

Yes it’s supernatural patience
Graces his face
And his voice never raises
All because of a love
Never let go of
Never let go of

He is teaching me
What love really means

♫♪♫♪

According to Wikipedia “Supernatural” is unreleased. “Supernatural (Acoustic)” was released in 2007 on the band’s Much Like Falling EP. According to SongFacts.com, the lyrics were written by lead singer, Lacey Mosley about her friend’s mother’s battle with cancer. Lyrics found on AZLyrics.com and corrected by me.

I do not own any rights to this song, video or lyrics. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

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#SongLyricSunday ♫ “The Diary of Jane” by Breaking Benjamin

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This is quickly becoming my favorite post to look forward to every week! It’s time for #SongLyricSunday again, hosted by Helen at This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time.

This week’s theme is: Obsession

Obsession comes in many forms and degrees. There are tons of songs that could easily be interpreted as being about some kind of obsession – whether it’s for a person, lifestyle, regret or an addiction, there are a LOT to choose from!

I’ve decided to go with Breaking Benjamin’s “The Diary of Jane,” because I love anything with a plot twist! At first, you think this song is about a guy’s obsession with some woman named Jane, but if you listen carefully, you’ll discover that he’s obsessed with the idea of belonging to or being loved by someone, and anyone will do. To me, Jane in this song represents a kind of Jane Doe. Any girl can be Jane, she’s just an idealism he’s obsessed with being a part of, no matter what. (Hell, for Ben Burnely, I would happily be Jane!) 😉 Enjoy!

 

If I had to
I would put myself right beside you
So let me ask
Would you like that?
Would you like that?

And I don’t mind
If you say this love is the last time
So now I’ll ask
Do you like that?
Do you like that?

No!

Something’s getting in the way.
Something’s just about to break.
I will try to find my place in the diary of Jane.
So tell me how it should be.

Try to find out what makes you tick.
‘Cause I lie down
Sore and sick.
Do you like that?
Do you like that?

There’s a fine line between love and hate.
And I don’t mind.
Just let me say that
I like that
Oh, I like that

Something’s getting in the way.
Something’s just about to break.
I will try to find my place in the diary of Jane.
As I burn another page,
As I look the other way.
I still try to find my place in the diary of Jane.
So tell me how it should be.

Desperate, I will crawl
Waiting for so long
With no love
There is no love
Die for anyone
What have I become?

Something’s getting in the way.
Something’s just about to break.
I will try to find my place in the diary of Jane.
As I burn another page,
As I look the other way.
I still try to find my place in the diary of Jane.

Songwriters: Benjamin Burnley / Aaron C. Fincke / Mark James Klepaski
Lyrics found at: AZLyrics and corrected by me in a few places
The Diary of Jane lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

I do not own any rights to this song, video or lyrics. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

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