#SongLyricSunday ♫ “By The Way” – Theory of a Deadman

SongLyricSunday

After being gone for so many weeks from the realm of social media, it feels good to be getting back (slowly, but surely) in the saddle. What better way to “Whattup, bitches!” than with a music challenge? Btw, that sentence is only cool-point effective if you channel Charlie from Supernatural, otherwise it might just be offensive.

This week’s SongLyricSunday theme is: Goodbyes and Farewells.

If you want to join in the fun or check out all the other participants, then head on over to Helen’s blog, This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time!

My choice for this week is a few years old now, but still packs a powerful punch and I love how the video leaves everything open to interpretation. Enjoy!

A note by the door
Simply explains
It’s all that remains
It’s no wonder why
I have not slept in days
The dust on the floor
Piled up from the years
All those scars and souvenirs
Now that you’re gone
It’s easy to see
But so hard to believe

By the way
You left without saying
Goodbye to me
Now that you’re gone away
All I can think about is
You and me
You and me

It’s not like before
You’ve left nothing here
It’s all disappeared
It hurts me to see
That we’ve been a lie
Would it have hurt you to try?

By the way
You left without saying
Goodbye to me
Now that you’re gone away
All I can think about is
You and me
You and me

It’s sad to say that
This pain is killing me inside
But it’s time to say
That this pain is keeping me alive
Twisting and turning
It rips through my heart
It’s been tearing me apart

By the way
You left without saying
Goodbye to me
Now that you’re gone away
All I can think about is
You and me
You and me

All I think about now
Is you and me
You and me
All I think about now
Is you and me
You and me

By the way
By the way
By the way

♫♪♫♪

Songwriters: Tyler Connolly, David Brenner, Dean Back, Chris Daughtry, Brian Craddock
Lyrics found at: Google Play Music
Lyrics Legal: Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group

I have no rights to this song, video or lyrics. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

Charlie

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Penny Dreadful

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In Victorian London, the term “penny dreadful” was used as derogatory slang for all the horror stories that were published as weekly serials and cost…yep, 1 penny. People love the Victorian era, we even have an entire Steampunk culture dedicated to it. But romanticism aside, coal pollution, consumption and corsets weren’t the only things suffocating the masses during those times. Excessive personality oppression was the norm; emotionally, behaviorally and especially sexually, and the people needed some kind of outlet for all the things they weren’t allowed to mention in proper society – lest they wanted a lobotomy for being “hysterical.”

Disease and poverty grew as rapidly as the new inventions or scientific and medical ‘breakthroughs’ which gave the creative types more than ample fodder for their caged imaginations. And the literary world benefited greatly from it! Dracula, Frankenstein, Jekyll & Hyde…all of our favorite horror classics (which tend to have strong, sensual undertones) were penned during the Victorian era and Penny Dreadful covers almost all of them.

Not the serials – the TV Show I just totally binge watched on Netflix and now have a massive hangover from! Have you seen it? Well, I don’t usually rush out to encourage others to watch TV shows, especially one with only 3 seasons, but DO IT! Do it now!!! It wasn’t “cancelled” as many shows are. It doesn’t leave you hanging, it’s a story and therefore has an end, but each episode is an hour long, so it covers quite a bit.

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Characters L-R: The Creature (Frankenstein’s Monster), Ethan Chandler, Brona (aka Lily Frankenstein), Vanessa Ives, Sir Malcolm Murray, Sembene. Back: Victor Frankenstein and Dorian Gray.

For those who’ve never seen it or heard of it, Penny Dreadful is what would happen if The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen had wild, fetishist sex with Sherlock Holmes and The Exorcist, then gave birth to the slightly less evil twin of Game of Thrones. If you love everything paranormal, classic horror literature or Victorian, you can’t miss out on this little gem, even if it’s short and often disturbing (or because it’s disturbing! LOL) fans of this twisted genre will undoubtedly love it.

If you do decide to watch it, just keep in mind that it’s called Penny Dreadful for a reason – actually, for every possible reason you could think of. This show is extremely graphic and covers a lot of taboo topics and practices. It’s not a romance…or is it? Just like those classic horror stories, that will be up to the individual to decide in the end.

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And can I rave about the cast? Joshua “Delicious” Hartnett (Nuff said), Eva Green (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Timothy Dalton, Billie Piper (Rose from Doctor Who!), Patti LuPone, Wes Studi (Dances with Wolves, Last of the Mohicans) and a whole list of other actors and actresses that I’m less familiar with, but were no less brilliant!

Now, to whet your appetite…

This was the official trailer for the premier of Penny Dreadful. It is 100% graphic and not for sensitive eyes! Watch at your own risk:

I do not own any rights to this video or its content. All rights remain with the producers, studios, actors, networks and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

Does anyone have any similar shows they would recommend, I’m currently devoid of binge-worthy options! O_o

#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

Contagious

by Trapt

I was sick of restrictions, sick of the boundaries
About to close the door
Such a lack of conviction, no real connection
What should I settle for?
But you caught my attention, you built on the tension
You left me wanting more
Now I don’t know what to do with myself, do with myself
I don’t want nobody else

I let you in, I let you in, and you infected me
Can’t get enough of you
Can’t get enough of you
I breathed you in, I breathed you in, and now I’m in too deep
Don’t think I’m pulling through
Don’t think I’m pulling through
Can’t get enough of you
(Can’t get enough of you)

You’re so contagious
Running through my veins
You’re so contagious
Hanging onto every word
You’re so contagious
And I can’t get away
You’re so contagious
And now I know for sure there is no cure

I saw your intentions, I gave you permission
Go ahead and start the war
I was out of addictions, by my own admission
Oh, I’ve been keeping score
But you made an exception, you taught me a lesson
Who cares where we’ve been before?
You would never leave me all by myself, all by myself
You don’t want nobody else

I let you in, I let you in, and you infected me
Can’t get enough of you
Can’t get enough of you
I breathed you in, I breathed you in, and now I’m in too deep
Don’t think I’m pulling through
Don’t think I’m pulling through
Can’t get enough of you
(Can’t get enough of you)

You’re so contagious
Running through my veins
You’re so contagious
Hanging onto every word
You’re so contagious
And I can’t get away
You’re so contagious
And now I know for sure there is no cure

I am burning in your fire (there is no cure)
I have only one desire (there is no cure)
Now I don’t know what to do with myself, do with myself (I can not deny her) (there is no cure)
Now I don’t know what to do with myself, do with myself
I don’t want nobody else

I let you in, I let you in, and you infected me
Can’t get enough of you
Can’t get enough of you
I breathed you in, I breathed you in, and now I’m in too deep
Don’t think I’m pulling through
Don’t think I’m pulling through
Can’t get enough of you
(Can’t get enough of you)
Can’t get enough of you!

You’re so contagious
Running through my veins
you’re so contagious
Hanging onto every word
You’re so contagious
And I can’t get away
You’re so contagious
And now I know for sure there is no cure

You keep running, you keep running, you keep running through my veins [x4]
(You’re so contagious, there is no cure, you’re so contagious)

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.

Hmmm… have no idea why I’m thinking of songs with words like boundaries, restrictions and permission… Oh, right. Camp NaNo’s coming up & I’ll be working with Master Felix and his little fox again. 😉 😛 Enjoy!

#MusicMonday

Castle On The Hill

by: Ed Sheeran

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
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
It’s real
We watched the sunset over the castle on the hill

Fifteen years old and smoking handrolled 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

But, 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
It’s real
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
It’s real
We watched the sunset over the castle on the hill
Over the castle on the hill
Over the castle on the hill

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.

I fell in love with Ed Sheeran’s style with “Give Me Love” and gained much respect for him when he did “I See Fire” for The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug which he did most of the instruments and layers of voices, himself. “Castle on the Hill” takes his talent one step further, by showing the depth of emotion Ed’s really capable of that doesn’t always come across in his more popular, fast-paced songs.

#MusicMonday

Blood

by: In This Moment

I hate you for the sacrifices you made for me
I hate you for every time you ever bled for me
I hate you for the way you smile when you look at me
I hate you for never taking control of me

I hate you for always saving me from myself
I hate you for always choosing me and not someone else
I hate you for always pulling me back from the edge
I hate you for every kind word you ever said

Blood, blood, blood
Pump mud through my veins
Shut your dirty, dirty mouth
I’m not that easy

Blood, blood, blood
Pump mud through my veins
I’m a dirty, dirty girl
I want it filthy

Blood, blood, blood
Pump mud through my veins
Shut your dirty, dirty mouth
I’m not that easy

Blood, blood, blood
Pump mud through my veins
I’m a dirty, dirty girl
I want it filthy

I love you for everything you ever took from me
I love the way you dominate and you violate me
I love you for every time you gave up on me
I love you for the way you look when you lie to me

I love you for never believing in what I say
I love you for never once giving me my way
I love you for never delivering me from pain
I love you for always driving me insane

Blood, blood, blood
Pump mud through my veins
Shut your dirty, dirty mouth
I’m not that easy

Blood, blood, blood
Pump mud through my veins
I’m a dirty, dirty girl
I want it filthy

Blood, blood, blood
Pump mud through my veins
Shut your dirty, dirty mouth
I’m not that easy

Blood, blood, blood
Pump mud through my veins
I’m a dirty, dirty girl
I want it filthy

I hate you, I hate you, I love…

Blood, blood, blood
Pump mud through my veins
Shut your dirty, dirty mouth
I’m not that easy

Blood, blood, blood
Pump mud through my veins
I’m a dirty, dirty girl
I want it filthy

Blood, blood, blood
Pump mud through my veins
Shut your dirty, dirty mouth
I’m not that easy

Blood, blood, blood
Pump mud through my veins
I’m a dirty, dirty girl
I want it filthy

I hate you for every time you ever bled for me

*WARNING: This video is NOT kid friendly or for everyone, please don’t watch if you’re easily triggered by blood, partial nudity or masks.

I have no rights to this song, video or lyrics. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

It’s almost time for Avarice Unleashed’s Cover Reveal so I had to grab a song from my Hell on Earth inspired library. I love In This Moment, and Maria Brink is an amazing singer (who’s surprisingly soft spoken). She’s one of the few female rockers who’s gained equal notoriety in Scream-O, a male dominated music genre. If you’re not into her heavier sound, she has older stuff that is milder and if you hear her sing live, you’ll be hooked. 😉

Feel Good Friday

I was recently discussing a homework assignment with one of my best friends for her English class. The topic was something along the lines of a meaningful memory. Of course, she’s like Spotify without the commercials–everything is a song–so it was no surprise she chose ♫♪ Music ♪♫ for her essay.

While we were hashing old times where certain songs became significant in our lives, I found myself getting lost down memory lane. There are SO many songs! So many moments in our lives that have a particular background melody that, even when we hear it today, can trigger heartwarming fondness, wistful what-if’s, or rolling laughter.

I’m completely over my head cold-finally-and feel really great, and I want to share some of that Feel Good energy with all my lovely blogging friends. This was the first song I used to plug into the jukebox every night after closing down the bar (as a bartender, not a lush!) to help energize me for the cleaning tasks ahead. I loved that 2-3 a.m. hour when I had the music all to myself and room enough to shake my ass while vacuuming up popcorn and peanut shells! 😀

Enjoy!

I do not own any rights to this song or the video. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents.

HAPPY FRIDAY ALL! Hope you have a great weekend!