#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

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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.

#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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Triple Lyric Tuesday on Wednesday?

music-dandelionYes, and I’m sorry for the delay, my friends. I was so swamped yesterday, I never got a chance to even glance at my laptop, let alone blog. So, I hope these lyrics, while late, are still enjoyed by all…

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“Fly me up on a silverwing, past the black where the sirens sing. Warm me up in a nova’s glow and drop me down to the dream below…”

Castle of Glass by: Linkin Park

sade-the-best-of-sade-iamcjay“There is a woman in Somalia, scraping for pearls on the roadside. There’s a force stronger than nature, keeps her will alive. This is how she’s dying, she’s dying to survive. Don’t know what she’s made of, I would like to be that brave…”

Pearls by: Sade

eminem-rihanna-monster-video-650-430“I’m friends with the monster that’s under my bed, get along with the voices inside of my head.  You’re trying to save me, stop holding your breath and you think I’m crazy, yeah, you think I’m crazy, well that’s not fair…”

Monster by: Eminem ft. Rihanna

 

*Note: I do not own anything related to these songs.  All rights and copyrights go to the artists and their respective labels.*