#SongLyricSunday ♫ “Dance With the Devil” – Breaking Benjamin

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Not BB’s current band members, but they were the ones for this song.

I knew about this theme for a week and still almost missed it! Time just got away from me, I have no other excuse. Better late than never right?

This week’s themes is: Devil/Demon

Click on the link above to hop on over to Helen’s blog, This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and check out all of the other great choices!

I almost went with Slipknot’s “Devil in I,” but the video is pretty gruesome and surely filled to the brim with traumatizing triggers, so Breaking Benjamin it is! 😀 There’s no official video for this song, so I’m using a fan-made montage of scenes from the movie, Legion. And if you’ve never seen Legion… wow…just wow. *SMH*

Enjoy!

Here I stand, helpless and left for dead…

Close your eyes, so many days go by
Easy to find what’s wrong
Harder to find what’s right

I believe in you, I can show you that
I can see right through all your empty lies
I won’t stay long, in this world so wrong

Say goodbye, as we dance with the devil tonight
Don’t you dare look at him in the eye
As we dance with the devil tonight

Trembling, crawling across my skin
Feeling your cold dead eyes
Stealing the life of mine

I believe in you, I can show you that
I can see right through all your empty lies
I won’t last long, in this world so wrong

Say goodbye, as we dance with the devil tonight
Don’t you dare look at him in the eye
As we dance with the devil tonight
Hold on, hold on

Say goodbye, as we dance with the devil tonight
Don’t you dare look at him in the eye
As we dance with the devil tonight
Hold on, hold on

Goodbye

♪♫♪♫

Songwriters: Benjamin Burnley / Mark James Klepaski
Lyrics found on Google
Legal: Dance with the Devil lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

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

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#SongLyricSunday ♪ “Say You’ll Haunt Me” – Stone Sour

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It’s time for another SLS post, hosted by Helen over at This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. 

This week’s theme is: Stay

I’m sharing 2 videos this week. The first one is my official SLS pick. No matter if he’s singing vocals for Slipknot or Stone Sour, you can never go wrong with a Corey Taylor song.

The second video is actually the first song that came to mind. It’s an unofficial/fan made mash-up of “Stay” by Rihanna and the 30 Seconds to Mars cover. Reason it’s second is because I already chose this video/song for my #MusicMonday post awhile back and I’m not usually that big on repeats, but the seamless editing skills put into this video is well worth sharing again. Wish it was a real mash up, anyone got Jared Leto’s number? Ya-ya, I know, any excuse to stalk call Mr. J!

Not so sure about this Stone Sour video, honestly, but still love the song (and the car – it’s a 1972 Plymouth “Cuda” (Barracuda). Yes, I looked it up for you. You’re welcome). Enjoy!

Little supernovas in my head
Little soft pulses in my dead
Little souvenirs and secrets shared
Little off guard and unprepared

I was never good enough to find
I was never bad enough to mind
In the middle I will do my best
Take me in your arms and leave the rest

I will give you anything to

Say you want to stay, you want me too
Say you’ll never die, you’ll always haunt me
I want to know I belong to you
Say you’ll haunt me

Together, together we’ll be together, together forever

Little variations on my page
Little doors open on my cage
Little time has come and gone so far
Little by little who you are

I can see the patterns on your face
I can see the miracles I trace
Symmetry in shadows I can’t hide
I just want to be right by your side

I will give you everything to

Say you want to stay you want me too
Say you’ll never die, you’ll always haunt me
I want to know I belong to you
Say you’ll haunt me

Say you want to stay you want me too
Say you’ll never die, you’ll always haunt me
I want to know I belong to you
Say you’ll haunt me

Together, together we’ll be together, together forever
I belong to you
Together, together we’ll be together, together forever
I belong to you

Little supernovas in my head
Little soft pulses in my dead
Little souvenirs and secrets shared
Little off guard and unprepared

I will give you anything to
I will give you everything to

Say you want to stay you want me too
Say you’ll never die you’ll always haunt me
I want to know I belong to you
Say you’ll haunt me

Say you want to stay you want me too
Say you’ll never die you’ll always haunt me
I want to know I belong to you
Say you’ll haunt me

Together, together we’ll be together, together forever
I belong to you
Together, together we’ll be together, together forever
I belong to you

♫♪♫♪

Songwriters: Corey Taylor / James Root / Josh Rand / Roy Mayorga / Shawn Economaki
Lyrics found on Google
Legal: Say You’ll Haunt Me lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

All along it was a fever
A cold sweat hot-headed believer
I threw my hands in the air, said, “Show me something”
She said, “If you dare, come a little closer”

Round and around and around and around we go
Oh now, tell me now, tell me now, tell me now you know

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay

It’s not much of a life you’re living
It’s not just something you take it’s given

Round and around and around and around we go
Oh now, tell me now, tell me now, tell me now you know

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay

Ooh, ooh, ooh, the reason I hold on

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ’cause I need this hole gone

Funny you’re the broken one but I’m the only one who needed saving

‘Cause when you never see the light it’s hard to know which one of us is caving

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
It takes me all the way

I want you to stay, stay
I want you to stay, hooh

♪♫♪♫

Songwriters: John Stephen Sudduth / Justin Parker / Mikky Ekko
Lyrics found on Google (adjusted by me just for the mash-up video, these are not the official lyrics)
Legal: Stay lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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

#SongLyricSunday ♫ “Lights” – Ellie Goulding

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Getting Scavenger ready for its release day May 1st has kept me so busy, I’ve missed the last two SLS’s, and no one regretted that more than me! I love music and this is my favorite challenge, so I’m happy to back!

This week’s theme is: Lights

Like many people, this was the first song I ever heard by Ellie Goulding (as it was her first hit to reach the U.S. radio stations) and the one that had me seeking out the rest of her music, which I absolutely loved right away. At the time, she only had one album out, so more interestingly, I was able to find and watch her original YouTube channel which she’d created before actually getting a label. It was a very candid glimpse of her explaining her at-home recording setup, how it worked and had some footage of her singing, recording and mixing her own tracks there in her home with the voice and talent that eventually got her to where she is today. I couldn’t find it to link it here, unfortunately. I’m sure it’s either been taken down now, or she simply has far too many videos on YouTube these days to get to those really old ones.

Even though I’ve come to enjoy her acoustic and live versions almost more than her recorded songs, this one is still a favorite of mine. Enjoy!

I had a way then
Losing it all on my own
I had a heart then
But the queen has been overthrown

And I’m not sleeping now
The dark is too hard to beat
And I’m not keeping up
The strength I need to push me

You show the lights that stop me turn to stone
You shine it when I’m alone
And so I tell myself that I’ll be strong
And dreaming when they’re gone
‘Cause they’re calling, calling, calling me home
Calling, calling, calling home
You show the lights that stop me turn to stone
You shine it when I’m alone

Voices, I play within my head
Touch my own skin
And hope that I’ll still be there

And I think back to when
My brother and my sister slept
In an unknown place
The only time I feel safe

You show the lights that stop me turn to stone
You shine it when I’m alone
And so I tell myself that I’ll be strong
And dreaming when they’re gone
‘Cause they’re calling, calling, calling me home
Calling, calling, calling home
You show the lights that stop me turn to stone
You shine it when I’m alone

Light, lights, lights, lights
Light, lights, lights, lights
Home, home
Light, lights, lights, lights
Light, lights

You show the lights that stop me turn to stone
You shine it when I’m alone
And so I tell myself that I’ll be strong
Dreaming when they’re gone
‘Cause they’re calling, calling, calling me home
Calling, calling, calling home
You show the lights that stop me turn to stone
You shine it when I’m alone

Home, home
(Lights, lights, lights)
Home, home
(Lights, lights, lights)

♫♪♫♪

Songwriters: Ellie Goulding / Ashley Francis Howes / Richard Frederick Stannard
Lyrics found and pieced together from Google & AZLyrics
Legal: Lights lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Global Talent Music Pub Inc, BMG Rights Management US, LLC

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

#SongLyricSunday ♫ “Burn” – The Cure

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I’ve got something up my sleeve for my newsletter subscribers, so keep your eyes peeled in the next couple of days. That has nothing to do with the SLS challenge this week, just wanted to throw that out there.

This week’s theme is: Shadow

I had 3 songs pop into my head all at once. It was a tough choice, but I decided on this classic from the original motion picture soundtrack for “The Crow” – the first one with Brandon Lee, R.I.P. My other two choices were “Shadow of the Day” by Linkin Park (R.I.P Chester B.) and “White Shadows” by Coldplay, if you’d like to take a listen to those, as well. I just wanted to share this long-time favorite of mine now, in case I don’t get another chance anytime soon.

(Now watch, next week’s theme is “Burn” LMAO!)

If you’d like to join in the fun, or just love music and want to check out all of the other great choices this week, head on over to Helen’s blog at This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time.

Enjoy!

“Don’t look don’t look” the shadows breathe
Whispering me away from you
“Don’t wake at night to watch her sleep
You know that you will always lose
This trembling
Adored
Tousled bird mad girl…”

But every night I burn
Every night I call your name
Every night I burn
Every night I fall again

“Oh don’t talk of love” the shadows purr
Murmuring me away from you
“Don’t talk of worlds that never were
The end is all that’s ever true
There’s nothing you can ever say
Nothing you can ever do…”

Still every night I burn
Every night I scream your name
Every night I burn
Every night the dream’s the same
Every night I burn
Waiting for my only friend
Every night I burn
Waiting for the world to end

“Just paint your face” the shadows smile
Slipping me away from you
“Oh it doesn’t matter how you hide
We’ll find you if we’re wanting to
So slide back down and close your eyes
Sleep a while
You must be tired…”

But every night I burn
Every night I call your name
Every night I burn
Every night I fall again
Every night I burn
Scream the animal scream
Every night I burn
Dream the crow black dream, yeah…

Every night I burn
Scream the animal scream
Every night I burn
Dream the crow black dream, yeah…

Dream the crow black dream…(4x)

♫♪♫♪

Songwriters: Simon Gallup, Boris Williams, Perry Bamonte, Robert James Smith
Lyrics found on AZLyrics and adjusted by me
Legal: Lyrics ©Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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

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#SongLyricSunday ♪ “Both of Us” – B.o.B. ft. Taylor Swift

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What a challenging theme this week. Thanks, Fle! 😀 There are so many songs to choose from for this one. So many great artists have given us inspiring lyrics that make us want to raise our fists against oppressors, tear down walls, bring cultures together, repair natural disasters or heal the sick and wounded. It’s easy to think of unity on such a grand, global scale. But these songs tend to come with a major event that consumes everything for a bright, powerful moment and then quickly disappears, forgotten until the next major event happens.

The song I’ve chosen is about a simpler kind of unity. About lifting up your neighbor, your loved ones, your community members. Maybe if we can unify on a smaller scale and nurture it, pay it forward, teach it to future generations, it will become second nature to us, rather than circumstantial.

If you want to join in this weekly music challenge or check out the other song picks, head on over to Helen’s blog, This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time!

Enjoy!

I wish I was strong enough to lift not one but both of us
Some day I will be strong enough to lift not one but both of us

Ever thought about losing it
When your money’s all gone and you lose your whip
You might lose your grip when the landlord tell ya that you’re due for rent
And the grass so green on the other side
Make a n**** wanna run straight through the fence
Open up the fridge bout twenty times
But still can’t find no food in it
That’s foolishness

And sometimes I wonder, why we care so much about the way we look
And the way we talk and the way we act
And the clothes we bought, how much that cost?
Does it even really matter?
‘Cause if life is an uphill battle
We all tryna climb with the same ol’ ladder
In the same boat, with the same ol’ paddle

Why so shallow? I’m just asking
What’s the pattern for the madness
Everybody ain’t a number one draft pick
Most of us ain’t Hollywood actors

But if it’s all for one, and one for all
Then maybe one day, we all can ball
Do it one time for the underdogs
Sincerely yours, from one of y’all

I wish I was strong enough to lift not one but both of us
Some day I will be strong enough to lift not one but both of us

I can feel your pain, I can feel your struggle
You just wanna live, been everything so low
That you could drown in a puddle
That’s why I gotta hold us up, yeah hold us up
For all the times no one’s ever spoke for us
To every single time that they play this song
You can say that that’s what Bobby Ray wrote for us

When the tides get too high
And the sea up underneath get so deep
And you feel like you’re just another person
Getting lost in the crowd, way up high in the nosebleed
Uh, because we won’t be near yet, both of us
But we still stand tall with our shoulders up
And even though we always against the odds
These are the things that have molded us

And if life hadn’t chosen us
Sometimes I wonder where I would’ve wound up
‘Cause if it was up to me, I’d make a new blueprint
Then build it from the ground up, hey

But if it’s all for one, and one for all
Then maybe one day, we all can ball
Do it one time for the underdogs
From Bobby Ray, to all of y’all

I wish I was strong enough to lift not one but both of us
Some day I will be strong enough to lift not one but both of us

♫♪♫♪

Songwriters: Clarence Montgomery Iii / Bobby Simmons / Stephen Hill / Henry Walter / Ammar Malik / Lukasz Gottwald / Jamieson Jones
Lyrics found on Google
Legal: Both Of Us lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management US, LLC, The Administration MP, Inc

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

#SongLyricSunday ♫ “Starts With One” – Shiny Toy Guns

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Not the current line-up, but the band as it was when this song was recorded.

Speaking of numbers, my youngest turned 16 yesterday and his birthday dinner turned into an all night family fun event at my parents house about 30 minutes away – which is no excuse for not getting my post scheduled last night, but I’m using it anyway. 😀

Helen’s story behind her reason for choosing this week’s theme reminded me of this funny quirk one of my best friends and her sister always do whenever they catch the clock reading consecutive numbers, they always race to be the first one to text each other. I found this out once while visiting her and her phone started blowing up at 12:34 in the afternoon. It really is funny the things we notice sometimes.

If you haven’t guessed, this week’s theme is: Numbers

I always try to find songs from a different band than one I’ve already posted, but since I’m running way behind, another Shiny Toy Gun song is what I have off the top of my head. If you’d like to join in the fun or check out all of the other songs, hop on over to Helen’s blog at This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time!

Enjoy!

Starts with One I can feel
It’s on your mind anyway
I can’t heal
Make me feel this way
Oh…

Now, there’s Two I can’t see
(I can’t see)
I’ve never felt this way
I can’t feel
(I can’t feel)
Anything anyway

Let’s show them
The only way
Let’s show them
Our hearts

Only Three I can’t seem
(I can’t seem)
To get enough anyway
I can’t scream
(I can’t scream)
Nothing to say anyway

Let’s show them
The only way
Let’s show them
Our hearts

Let’s show them
The only way
Let’s sew up
Their hearts

Distorted light moves in
Or am I mistaken?

It feels so
Feels so
Feels so cold

It feels so
Feels so
Feels so cold

There goes today
It slowly fades…slowly fades away
Here comes today
Never go…never go away

(never…)

♪♫♪♫

Songwriters: Chad Petree
Lyrics typed out by me, because I couldn’t find the right ones online
Legal: Starts With One lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, The Royalty Network Inc.

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 ♪ “Letters” – Stroke 9

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Have you ever had that moment where you remember having a song in your library, but damn if you can find it when you need it for a music challenge? Not only that, but you can’t quite recall who sang it? So, it took me a little bit to find this song, because I knew it was a little obscure.

Not sure if anyone remembers Stroke 9 from back in the 90’s, they were more famously known for their hit single “Little Black Backpack” which I admittedly find funny for three reasons: tongue twister, misleading and hostile in a hilarious way. Don’t judge me.

The theme for this week is: Letters

If you’d like to join in the fun or want to check out all of the other songs for this week, hop on over to Helen’s blog, This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time.

Now everyone say “bloody black backpack back” 5x real fast, go!

Alright fine, enjoy…

You’re leaving me here, dear
Alone with all your letters
You’re letting it go, no
Like innocence and feathers

You’re putting it down
Sounds slipping into songs
You’re leaving me here, dear
Alone with all my wrongs

You’re pulling away
Pray you’re making the right choice
You’re pulling away
Stay and listen to my voice
To my voice

Sooner or later you will long
When you wake you will see
Sooner or later all the songs
That make you shake will be by me
Sooner or later all the throngs of feelings
We used to appreciate will come rushing back

You’re thinking about
How you thought you know me better
You’re looking around town
And wondering how I met her

You’re pulling away
Pray you’re making the right choice
You’re pulling away
Stay and listen to my voice
To my voice

Sooner or later all the throngs of feelings
We used to appreciate will come rushing back
When you wake you will see

Don’t wake me as you leave
Don’t make me believe I have a chance in hell
Don’t tell me what I know too well
Don’t wake me

As you’re leaving me here dear
Alone with all your letters
Don’t let go of your innocence and feathers

Now I find every sound reminds me of our song
Since you left me here dear
Alone with all my wrongs

Since you left me here dear
Alone with all my wrongs
With my wrongs

Sooner or later I’ll be gone
And when you wake you will see
Sooner or later all the songs
That make you shake will be by me

Sooner or later all the throngs of feelings
We used to appreciate will come rushing back
When you wake up you will see

Sooner or later all the throngs of feelings
We used to appreciate will come rushing back
When you wake you will see
Don’t wake me if you leave
You’ll come rushing back to me

♫♪♫♪

Songwriters: Jamie Alexander Hartman / John Frederik Fortis / Tina Harris
Lyrics found on Google
Legal: Letters lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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