#SongLyricSunday ♪ “Not My Time” – 3 Doors Down & “Castle of Glass” – Linkin Park

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I was too busy stuffing my face with corn beef, cabbage, taters, carrots, biscuits and brownies last weekend to remember to schedule my post, so I’m making up for it today. My bad, it was my sister’s birthday dinner and I was distracted with all the good eats and family fun. There may have been old school music and dancing that I most definitely probably shouldn’t have done, but…Oh yeah, it happened. LOL

This post will cover the last 2 week’s themes: Ocean & River

For ocean, I pick a great hit single from 3 Doors Down which combines human resilience and beliefs with a great kick-ass vibe. The video was released around the same time parkour was really taking off and becoming more popular. Brad Arnold, the band’s lead singer, was in a major car accident earlier in his career and I thought perhaps this song had been the outcome of that, but it turns out he’d written it for a movie, which the producers then decided not to use. Huh… learn something new everyday.

*Fun Fact: Even though we’ve been in love with Brad Arnold’s deep timbre since Kryptonite first hit the airwaves and rocketed 3 Doors Down to the top of every chart, he was not the band’s original lead singer! He actually started out as their drummer and still prefers to sit at the drums when songwriting. Enjoy!

Looking back at the beginning of this
And how life was
Just you and me and love and all of our friends
Living life like an ocean

But now the currents slowly pulling me down
It’s getting harder to breath
It won’t be too long and I’ll be going under
Can you save me from this?

‘Cause it’s not my time,
I’m not going
There’s a fear in me
It’s not showing
This could be the end of me
And everything I know
Ooh, but I won’t go

I look ahead to all the plans that we made
And the dreams that we had
I’m in a world that tries to take ’em away
Oh, but I’m taking ’em back

‘Cause all this time I’ve just been to blind to understand
What should matter to me
My friend, this life we live in
Is not what we have, it’s what we believe in

It’s not my time
I’m not going
There’s a fear in me
It’s not showing
This could be the end of me
And everything I know

But, it’s not my time
I’m not going
There’s a wield in me
Now I know that
This could be the end of me
And everything I know
Ooh, but I won’t go

I won’t go

There might be more than you believe
(There might be more than you believe)
And there might be something you can see

But, it’s not my time
I’m not going
There’s a fear in me
It’s not showing
This could be the end of me
And everything I know

But, it’s not my time
I’m not going
There’s a wield in me
Now I know that
This could be the end of me
And everything I know

There might be more than you believe
(There might be more than you believe)
There might be more than you can see

But, I won’t go!
No I won’t go down!
Yeah

♪♫♪♫

Songwriters: Bradley Kirk Arnold / Christopher Lee Henderson / Matthew Darrick Roberts / Robert Todd Harrell
It’s Not My Time lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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For River, I chose my favorite song off of Linkin Park’s Living Things album, which I think was their first album to feature their ‘new’ sound. A sound that many fans criticized, but that I really liked. Anyway, the video may be a little upsetting for anyone who has military connections, past or present – it’s not graphic, but it is sad – just a head’s up. I absolutely love the lyrics of this song. As a storyteller, how could I not? But the whole of it is just captivating. Enjoy!

Take me down to the river bend
Take me down to the fighting end
Wash the poison from off my skin
Show me how to be whole again

Fly me up on a silver wing
Past the black where the sirens sing
Warm me up in a nova’s glow
And drop me down to the dream below

‘Cause I’m only a crack in this castle of glass
Hardly anything there for you to see
For you to see

Bring me home in a blinding dream
Through the secrets that I have seen
Wash the sorrow from off my skin
Show me how to be whole again

‘Cause I’m only a crack in this castle of glass
Hardly anything there for you to see
For you to see

‘Cause I’m only a crack in this castle of glass
Hardly anything else I need to be

‘Cause I’m only a crack in this castle of glass
Hardly anything there for you to see

For you to see

For you to see

♫♪♫♪

Songwriters: Brad Delson / Chester Charles Bennington / Dave Farrell / Joseph Hahn / Mike Shinoda / Robert G. Bourdon
Castle of Glass lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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.

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#SongLyricSunday ♫ “You Fight Me” – Breaking Benjamin

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Make sure to stop by Jim’s blog, A Unique Title For Me, to join in the music fun or to check out all of the other song picks for this week – just click the theme link below!

This week’s theme is: No

Simple. Monosyllabic. Not so easy to find a song everyone else isn’t already going to post. So, I steered away from the obvious choices like Bob Marley or the songs which have already been posted for other themes, like “Ain’t No Sunshine” and dove into my Breaking Benjamin collection for this grossly underrated track off their Phobia album. This song hits on all my high notes combining Ben’s sexy grrr-ness, a touch of ballad, a lot of rock and of course, the piano…I love me some piano in any song, no matter the genre. Enjoy!

You fight me
Flat on my lonely face I fell
Finding in the end I’ll live well
In the light of the life that I have found
It’s coming down
(down)

I don’t know what isn’t real
But it’s easy to beat me
(Suck it up)
Life is sink or swim
Love is blinding
No surviving

I don’t know what I want to be yet
But I can show that I need to see this
No time for lies and empty fights
I’m on your side

Can’t we live a life of peace and happiness?
I don’t think so

No denying I’m scared to lose the things I love
I’m in control

This is how
This is how it’s gonna end
This is how
This is how it’s gonna end
End

Everyone is waiting here
For everyone
Leave me alone

This is how
This is how it’s gonna end
This is how
This is how it’s gonna end
This is how
This is how it’s gonna end

(NO)

This is how
This is how it’s gonna end
End

♫♪♫♪

Songwriters: BURNLEY, BENJAMIN / KLEPASKI, MARK JAMES / FINCKE, AARON C
You Fight Me lyrics © Seven Peaks Music, Breaking Benjamin Music

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

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#SongLyricSunday ♪ “I’m On The Outside” – Staind (Live)

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Make sure to stop by Jim’s blog, A Unique Title For Me, to join in the fun or check out all of the other song picks for today by clicking on the theme link below!

This week’s theme is: Crying/Sadness

It took me hours to find a good song for this, not because there aren’t any, there are just so many to choose from and I wanted to stay away from all the obvious choices I knew everyone else would pick. I was actually hoping to find one from this decade, at least, but no such luck. My library is surprisingly devoid of any songs with crying in the lyrics or title, but I did find this one, which has always been a favorite of mine.

This is the absolute best version of this song ever. Aaron Lewis can punch you right in the feels with his powerful vocals, especially with that last verse, and if you’ve never heard him sing live, then…where they heck were you in the 90’s? Oh and yeah, it features Fred Durst (from Limp Bizkit), because this was during the original 1998 Family Values tour with their two bands, plus Korn, Ice Cube, Rammstein, Orgy and later, Incubus. Enjoy!

And you
Can bring me to my knees
Again

All the times
That I could beg you please
In vain

All the times
That I felt insecure
For you
And I leave
My burdens at the door

But I’m on the outside
I’m looking in
I can see through you
See your true colors
‘Cause inside you’re ugly
You’re ugly like me
I can see through you
See to the real you

All the times
That I felt like this won’t end
It’s for you

And I taste
What I could never have
It was from you

All those times
That I tried my intentions
Full of pride
But I waste
More time than anyone

But I’m on the outside
I’m looking in
I can see through you
See your true colors
‘Cause inside you’re ugly
You’re ugly like me
I can see through you
See to the real you

All the times
That I’ve cried
All that’s wasted
It’s all inside
And I feel all this pain
Stuffed it down
It’s back again
And I lie
Here in bed
All alone
I can’t mend
But I feel
Tomorrow will be okay

But I’m on the outside
I’m looking in
I can see through you
See your true colors
‘Cause inside you’re ugly
You’re ugly like me
I can see through you
See to the real you

♪♫♪♫

Songwriters: Aaron Lewis
Outside lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc
Lyrics found on Google

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.

#SongLyricSunday ♫ “Without Me” – Halsey

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Our hostess, Helen over at This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time is still recovering – and I hope it’s going well for her. Jim at A Unique Title For Me is back as the guest host for #SLS. I haven’t had the chance to say it yet, so I’ll say it now: “Thanks, Jim, for keeping our beloved music challenge going strong!”

It’s been over a month since I was able to participate, with so many things happening personally, professionally and with my writing, I had to make some adjustments to my time management for awhile – but I sincerely plan on getting back into the normal swing of things again. *fingers crossed* – Oh, and Happy Belated New Year, everyone! LOL (I know, I’m a nerd)

This week’s theme is: Laugh/Laughter/Laughing

What a great, positive theme to pick – and then I go and ruin it by choosing one of the least happiest songs with the word laugh in the lyrics. Oops. Okay, not really. The thing is, I saw Halsey perform this song on The Voice and fell in love with it instantly. I’m admittedly late to new music and very rarely find new artists I love before they make it big (Ellie Goulding & Anne-Marie being my two biggest exceptions so far). I never listen to the radio, because I hate commercials with a passion and I also don’t want to hear what the DJ’s have to say #sorrynotsorry. Just play music. You wanna chat? That’s what Talk Radio’s for, go there.

Halsey is rather new to me, even though I’m now aware she’s been around for quite awhile. She has a unique voice, I’m already a fan of most of her work and happy to share this one today. Lyrics in the video, enjoy!

Songwriters: Amy R. Allen / Ashley Frangipane / Delacey Amaradio / Justin Timberlake / Louis Bell / Scott Spencer Storch / Timothy Z. Mosley</
Without Me lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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.