#SongLyricSunday ♪ “Castle On the Hill” by Ed Sheeran

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My second week of the Song Lyric Sunday challenge, hosted by Helen at This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time, and though I already posted this song on my #MusicMonday awhile back, I still love it too much to pass up another chance to share it.

This week’s themes is: “Growing Old

My first reaction was… I can’t think of a single song about growing old or older, or perhaps just finally growing up, period. Then, before I knew it, there were at least half a dozen songs playing through my mind. I nearly chose Brian Adams’s “Summer of ’69” – but, Ed Sheeran’s more recent melody grew louder and more incessant in my head, so here we are. Enjoy!

When I was six years old I broke my leg
I was running from my brother and his friends
And tasted the sweet perfume of the mountain grass I rolled down

I was younger then
Take me back to when

I found my heart and broke it here
Made friends and lost them through the years
And I’ve not seen the roaring fields in so long
I know I’ve grown
But I can’t wait to go home

I’m on my way
Driving at 90 down those country lanes
Singing to “Tiny Dancer”
And I miss the way
You make me feel
And it’s real
When we watched the sunset over the castle on the hill

Fifteen years old and smoking hand-rolled cigarettes
Running from the law through the backfields and getting drunk with my friends
Had my first kiss on a Friday night
I don’t reckon I did it right

I was younger then,
Take me back to when

We found weekend jobs, when we got paid
We’d buy cheap spirits and drink them straight
Me and my friends have not thrown up in so long
Oh, how we’ve grown
But I can’t wait to go home

I’m on my way
Driving at 90 down those country lanes
Singing to “Tiny Dancer”
And I miss the way
You make me feel
And it’s real
When we watched the sunset over the castle on the hill
Over the castle on the hill
Over the castle on the hill

One friend left to sell clothes
One works down by the coast
One had two kids but lives alone
One’s brother overdosed
One’s already on his second wife
One’s just barely getting by
But these people raised me
And I can’t wait to go home

And I’m on my way
I still remember these old country lanes
When we did not know the answers
And I miss the way
You make me feel
And it’s real
When we watched the sunset over the castle on the hill
Over the castle on the hill
Over the castle on the hill

Songwriter(s): Benjamin Levin and Ed Sheeran
Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
Lyrics found at: AZLyrics

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

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Sorrow

by Flyleaf

Sometimes life seems to quiet
Into paralyzing silence
Like the moonless dark
Meant to make me strong

Familiar breath of my old lives
Change the color in my eyes
Soon he will perforate the fabric of the peaceful by and by

Sorrow lasts through this night
I’ll take this piece of you
And hold for all eternity
For just one second I felt whole
As you flew right through me

Left alone with only reflections of the memory
To face the ugly girl that’s smothering me
Sitting closer than my pain
He knew each tear before it came
Soon He will perforate the fabric of the peaceful by and by

Sorrow lasts through this night
I’ll take this piece of you
And hold for all eternity
For just one second I felt whole
As you flew right through me

And we kiss each other one more time
And sing this lie that’s halfway mine
The sword is slicing through the question
So I won’t be fooled by his angel light

Sorrow lasts through this night
I’ll take this piece of you
And hold for all eternity
For just one second I felt whole
As you flew right through me

And up into the stars
Joy will come

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.

Another band that’s had members changed out – or left on their own – only this time it was the lead singer. Flyleaf just hasn’t been the same since Lacey left, so I’m guilty of only listening to all their old songs and this has always been my favorite.

 

#SongLyricSunday ♫ “Make This Go On Forever” by Snow Patrol

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Okay, I’m new to this fun weekly challenge hosted by Helen at This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time, but I’ve been trying to follow the posts over on Simply Marquessa and decided it was time to join in! (Honestly not sure why I didn’t before, but here I am now).

This week’s theme is: Apology/Sorry

Most of the apology songs I’ve ever heard are those that happen in hindsight, you know the ones that epitomize the phrase: “You don’t know what you’ve got, until it’s gone.”

This song by Snow Patrol has always gripped me, because it starts before that point, spanning the evolution of an unexpected ending. The first moment of denial, the pleading and lastly the realization that you don’t know how to face the aftermath that’s too late to stop from happening. Enjoy.

Please don’t let this turn into something it’s not
I can only give you everything I’ve got
I can’t be as sorry as you think I should
But, I still love you more than anyone else could

All that I keep thinking throughout this whole flight
Is it could take my whole damn life to make this right
The splintered mast I’m holding on won’t save me long
Because I know fine well that what I did was wrong

The last girl and the last reason to make this last for as long as I could
First kiss and the first time that I felt connected to anything
The weight of water, the way you taught me to look past everything I have ever learned
The final word in the final sentence you ever uttered to me was “love”

We have got through so much worse than this before
What’s so different this time that you can’t ignore?
You say it is much more than just my last mistake
And we should spend some time apart for both our sakes

The last girl and the last reason to make this last for as long as I could
First kiss and the first time that I felt connected to anything
The weight of water, the way you taught me to look past everything I have ever learned
The final word in the final sentence you ever uttered to me was “love”

The last girl and the last reason to make this last for as long as I could
First kiss and the first time that I felt connected to anything
The weight of water, the way you taught me to look past everything I have ever learned
The final word in the final sentence you ever uttered to me was “love”

And I don’t know where to look
My words just break and melt
Please just save me from this darkness
Please just save me from this darkness

And I don’t know where to look
My words just break and melt
Please just save me from this darkness
Please just save me from this darkness

♫♪♫♪

Lyrics typed out by listening to the song and double-checked on LyricWiki
Songwriters/Composers: Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Jonny Quinn, Paul Wilson and Tom Simpson
Make This Go On Forever lyrics licensed by: LyricFind

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.

If you’d like to join in this weekly challenge, please make sure to click the link for Helen’s blog above!

#MusicMonday

Breath

by Breaking Benjamin

I see nothing in your eyes, and the more I see the less I like.
Is it over yet, in my head?

I know nothing of your kind, and I won’t reveal your evil mind.
Is it over yet? I can’t win.

So sacrifice yourself, and let me have what’s left.
I know that I can find the fire in your eyes.
I’m going all the way, get away, please.

You take the breath right out of me.
You left a hole where my heart should be.
You got to fight just to make it through,
’cause I will be the death of you.

This will be all over soon.
Pour salt into the open wound.

Is it over yet? Let me in.

So sacrifice yourself, and let me have what’s left.
I know that I can find the fire in your eyes.
I’m going all the way, get away, please.

You take the breath right out of me.
You left a hole where my heart should be.
You got to fight just to make it through,
’cause I will be the death of you.

[Bridge]
I’m waiting, I’m praying, realize, start hiding.

You take the breath right out of me.
You left a hole where my heart should be.
You got to fight just to make it through,
’cause I will be the death of you.

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.

Some old school BB for y’all. Not the same band members anymore, but still one of my favorite videos. Ben can pull off a perfectly evil face when he wants to. 😛

#MusicMonday

Style

by Taylor Swift

Midnight,
You come and pick me up, no headlights
Long drive,
Could end in burning flames or paradise
Fade into view, oh, it’s been a while since I have even heard from you (heard from you)

I should just tell you to leave ’cause I
Know exactly where it leads but I
Watch us go ’round and ’round each time

You got that James Dean daydream look in your eye
And I got that red lip classic thing that you like
And when we go crashing down, we come back every time
‘Cause we never go out of style
We never go out of style

You got that long hair, slicked back, white t-shirt
And I got that good girl faith and a tight little skirt
And when we go crashing down, we come back every time
‘Cause we never go out of style
We never go out of style.

So it goes
He can’t keep his wild eyes on the road
Takes me home
Lights are off, he’s taking off his coat, hmm, yeah.
I say, “I heard, oh, that you’ve been out and about with some other girl, some other girl.”

He says, “What you’ve heard is true but I
Can’t stop thinking about you,” and I…
I said, “I’ve been there, too, a few times.”

‘Cause you got that James Dean daydream look in your eye
And I got that red lip classic thing that you like
And when we go crashing down, we come back every time
‘Cause we never go out of style
We never go out of style

You got that long hair, slicked back, white t-shirt
And I got that good girl faith and a tight little skirt (tight little skirt)
And when we go crashing down, we come back every time
‘Cause we never go out of style
We never go out of style

Take me home
Just take me home, yeah.
Just take me home
(out of style)

You got that James Dean daydream look in your eye
And I got that red lip classic thing that you like
And when we go crashing down, we come back every time
‘Cause we never go out of style
We never go out of style

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

Aside from the fact that I actually really like this song, today’s music video choice was inspired by Master Felix. For those who have no idea who Master Felix is, you can pick up a copy of Collar Me Foxy for FREE on Amazon all this week! 😉

#MusicMonday

Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie

 

I confess, I’m always on the look out for new British artists to fall in love with, but I wasn’t on the hunt when I found Anne-Marie. I love Sean Paul and hadn’t heard anything new from him in forever, so when I saw his name tagged to this music video by Clean Bandit, of course I had to watch it! The song, “Rockabye” also featured Anne-Marie, who’d I’d never heard of before and whom I never in a million years would’ve pegged as being British. She has a very Island sound and style – Bahamian, not British Isles.

A little research turned up that she wasn’t new to the music scene at all, but had done quite a bit with the English band, Rudimental, prior to going solo for a second time – and having it pay off in major ways. Along with all of her hit singles, she also toured with Ed Sheeran, so you can only imagine the kind of exposure that brought her. They have a list of behind the scenes videos from that tour that are definitely worth a watch – quite entertaining!

I couldn’t choose a video for this post, but instead found a live performance of Anne-Marie that covers three of my favorite songs by her – which is why I’ve included this preamble, rather than lyrics. I also included a hilarious video of her calling a list of fans who won a contest surrounding the release of her hit single, “Alarm.” Enjoy! 🙂

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

Fun little fact I just learned. My favorite song by Anne-Marie is “Karate” and according to Wikipedia, she has not only been practicing Shotokan since she was little, she’s won a handful of Gold and Silver medals in a few major Karate competitions. Talk about being multi-talented! #Respect

 

#MusicMonday

Breakdown

by Seether

The sun is gone and the flowers rot
Words are spaces between us
And I should’ve been drown in the rivers I’ve found of token lost
And I should’ve been down when you made me insecure

So break me down if it makes you feel right
And hate me now if it keeps you alright
You can break me down if it takes all your might
’cause I’m so much more than meets the eye

And I’m the one you can never trust
’cause wounds are ways to reveal us
And yeah I could have tried and devoted my life to both of us
But what a waste of my time when the world we have is yours

So break me down if it makes you feel right
And hate me now if it keeps you alright
You can break me down if it takes all your might
’cause I’m so much more than all your lies

Hate me, break me down
(So break me down)
Down
(So break me down)
So break me down if it makes you feel right
And hate me now if it keeps you alright
You can break me down if it takes all your might
’cause I’m so much more than meets the eye

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.

Not exactly their best video, but still one of my favorite songs. Every few years, they put out a hit single that really nabs me and this was definitely one of them. Plus, they’re awesome in concert. 😀

Already a Seether fan? What was the first song you ever heard by them? You can find mine HERE. Another great self-reflecting song by them is Fine Again. Check it out, the video is a lot more inspired, at least!