25 Songs, 25 Days- A Song That Reminds Me Of My Childhood

Day 1- Song: There’s Gotta Be More To Life by Stacie Orrico

This song came out when I was 10 years old. It only started hitting me in my teen and college years when I was really feeling the lyrics of the song.

So today, when I found this list online called “25 songs, 25 days” and I saw this topic…I immediately thought of this song and put myself in the shoes I was in the very first time I heard it.

It was the day my grandpa passed away. My family and I were stuck in Paris on a layover to India where my grandpa was in the hospital. As my parents talked about arrangements, my brother and I watched TV and there was Stacie’s music video premiere for this song.

Needless to say, this song was the hit song of the summer. As I mourned my grandpa’s death, this song was playing all the time.

And later as I grew up, and I felt overwhelmed as my family kept moving to our different homes, I would put on this song.

Today, this song has even deeper meaning to me as I’m even more older and I can totally feel what Stacie was feeling. Word on the street is- she just released a new album! I have to go listen to it :)

xoxo. S.

Song of the Week: “Magic” by Coldplay

Exactly one week ago, as he broke up with me for the second time,”Heart” asked me how I could like him so much after so little time together and why I kept waiting for him. I was shocked. After all we’ve been through, he still doesn’t know. I could think of 1,000 reasons on the spot.

That night, this song came on. It’s from Coldplay’s new album. Coldplay was the first concert I went to, “Heart” and I bonded over our love for them. And it couldn’t describe the answer to “Heart’s” question better. So here’s to you “Heart”, why did I like you so much and why did I keep holding onto you?

“Call it magic….I call it magic when I’m with you. And I just got broken. Broken in two.”

“Still I call it magic, when I’m next to you. And I don’t, no I don’t, no I don’t, no I’ don’t want anybody else but you.”

Song of the Week: “Ours” by Taylor Swift

Dear “Heart”,

Sweetie. Habibi. Calm yourself. ♪The waters rough, but this love is ours. It’s not there’s to speculate! Your hands are rough, but they are where mine belong ♪ <3

Until I can see you…xo.

Shaz

Lyrics:

Elevator buttons and morning air
Strangers’ silence makes me wanna take the stairs
If you were here we’d laugh about their vacant stares
But right now my time is theirs

Seems like there’s always someone who disapproves
They’ll judge it like they know about me and you
And the verdict comes from those with nothing else to do
The jury’s out, but my choice is you

So don’t you worry your pretty little mind
People throw rocks at things that shine
And life makes love look hard
The stakes are high, the water’s rough
But this love is ours

You never know what people have up their sleeves
Ghosts from your past gonna jump out at me
Lurking in the shadows with their lip gloss smiles
But I don’t care ’cause right now you’re mine

And you’ll say
Don’t you worry your pretty little mind
People throw rocks at things that shine
And life makes love look hard
The stakes are high, the water’s rough
But this love is ours

And it’s not theirs to speculate
If it’s wrong and
Your hands are tough
But they are where mine belong and
I’ll fight their doubt and give you faith
With this song for you

‘Cause I love the gap between your teeth
And I love the riddles that you speak
And any snide remarks from my father about your tattoos will be ignored
‘Cause my heart is yours

So don’t you worry your pretty little mind
People throw rocks at things that shine
And life makes love look hard
Don’t you worry your pretty little mind
People throw rocks at things that shine
But they can’t take what’s ours
They can’t take what’s ours

The stakes are high, the water’s rough
But this love is ours

Source: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/taylorswift/ours.html

 

Song of the Week: “Cold December Night” by Michael Bublé

Well, right after I wrote Why I Love December yesterday, I couldn’t get this out of my head! It reminds me of the holidays back home, I wish I had my friends here in my new home- but I don’t. Still, I can keep singing this song to myself and wish can’t I? :)

Lyrics:

Stockings are hung with care
As Children sleep with one eye open
Well, now there’s more than toys at stake
Cause I’m older now but not done hoping.

The twinkling of the lights
The scent of candles fill the household
Old Saint Nick has taken flight
With a heart on board so please be careful.

Each year I ask for many different things
But now I know what my heart wants you to bring

So please just fall in love with me this Christmas
There’s nothing else that I will need this Christmas
Won’t be wrapped under a tree
I want something that lasts forever
So kiss me on this cold December night.

A tree that smells of pine
A house that’s filled with joy and laughter
The mistletoe says stand in line
Loneliness is what I’ve captured
Oh but this evening can be a holy night
Let’s cozy on up by the fireplace
And dim those Christmas lights

So please just fall in love with me this Christmas
There’s nothing else that you will need this Christmas
Won’t be wrapped under a tree
I want something that lasts forever
So kiss me on this cold December night.

They call it the season of giving
I’m here, I’m yours for the taking
They call it the season of giving
I’m here, I’m yours

Just fall in love with me this Christmas
There’s nothing else that we will need this Christmas
Won’t be wrapped under a tree
I want something that lasts forever
Cause I don’t wanna be alone tonight
I’ll wear you like a Christmas sweater
Walk proudly to the mistletoe tonight
I want something to last forever
So kiss me on this cold December night.

They call it the season of giving
I’m here, I’m yours for the taking
They call it the season of giving
I’m here, I’m yours

Source: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/michaelbuble/colddecembernight.html

 

Song of the Week: “Domino” by Jessie J

Have a very fun and safe Halloween this week reader!!!!

Lyrics:

I’m feeling sexy and free
Like glitter’s raining on me
You’re like a shot of pure gold
I think I’m ’bout to explode

I can taste the tension like a cloud of smoke in the air
Now I’m breathing like I’m running cause you’re taking me there
Don’t you know? You spin me out of control

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
We can do this all night
Damn this love is skin tight
Baby, come on
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Boom me like a bass drum
Sparkin’ up a rhythm
Baby, come on!
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

Rock my world until the sunlight
Make this dream the best I’ve ever known
Dirty dancing in the moonlight
Take me down like I’m a domino

Every second is a highlight
When we touch don’t ever let me go
Dirty dancing in the moonlight
Take me down like I’m a domino

You got me losing my mind
My heart beats out of time
I’m seeing Hollywood stars
You strum me like a guitar

I can taste the tension like a cloud of smoke in the air
Now I’m breathing like I’m running cause you’re taking me there
Don’t you know? You spin me out of control

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
We can do this all night
Damn this love is skin tight
Baby, come on
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Boom me like a bass drum
Sparkin’ up a rhythm
Baby, come on!
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

Rock my world until the sunlight
Make this dream the best I’ve ever known
Dirty dancing in the moonlight
Take me down like I’m a domino

Every second is a highlight
When we touch don’t ever let me go
Dirty dancing in the moonlight
Take me down like I’m a domino

Ooh, baby, baby, got me feeling so right
Ooh, baby, baby, dancing in the moonlight
Ooh, baby, baby, got me feeling so right
Ooh, baby, baby, dancing in the moonlight
Ooh, baby, baby, got me feeling so right
Ooh, baby, baby, dancing in the moonlight
Ooh, baby, baby, got me feeling so right
Ooh, baby, baby

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Rock my world until the sunlight
Make this dream the best I’ve ever known
Dirty dancing in the moonlight
Take me down like I’m a domino

Every second is a highlight
When we touch don’t ever let me go
Dirty dancing in the moonlight
Take me down like I’m a domino

Source: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/jessiej/domino.html

Song of the Week: “Wake Me Up” by Avicii

As many of you may know, the movers came in this weekend and packed my house. I layed on the cornfields shortly after and cried my eyes out :( It was a beautiful Autumn day and I reflected on my life in the house that built me. As I drove away and said goodbye to my beautiful hometown, this song played. It really explained some of the emotions I was feeling.

Also, I posted a picture on facebook of me laying in those beautiful fall leaves and left a caption implying that I moved. I expected to be offered comfort, and yes some people did give it to me. But most people? Had a few struggles of their own and called on me to help them. One of my freshman called me right when I was moving out crying saying she needed to talk to someone. Of course, I said my goodbye to my house and rushed on over to school to take her out to dinner and console her. I’m glad I did it,but…I have a few struggles of my own and wish there was someone to help me. So the line that sticks out to me the most in this song is “I tried carrying the weight of the world. But I only have two hands.”

Lyrics:

Feeling my way through the darkness
Guided by a beating heart
I can’t tell where the journey will end
But I know where to start

They tell me I’m too young to understand
They say I’m caught up in a dream
Well life will pass me by if I don’t open up my eyes
Well that’s fine by me

[2x]
So wake me up when it’s all over
When I’m wiser and I’m older
All this time I was finding myself
And I didn’t know I was lost

I tried carrying the weight of the world
But I only have two hands
Hope I get the chance to travel the world
But I don’t have any plans

Wish that I could stay forever this young
Not afraid to close my eyes
Life’s a game made for everyone
And love is the prize

[2x]
So wake me up when it’s all over
When I’m wiser and I’m older
All this time I was finding myself
And I didn’t know I was lost

Didn’t know I was lost
I didn’t know I was lost
I didn’t know I was lost
I didn’t know (didn’t know, didn’t know)

Song of the Week: “Far Away” by Jay Sean feat. Keisha Buchanan

Feel so far away…ain’t that the truth :(

Lyrics:

Your laugh
Those eyes
Your smile
Your innocence
Means everything to me
But you don’t know, baby

The way you hold me
when you’re with your friends
You want me
Means everything to me
but you don’t know

We don’t even talk no more
We don’t even hold hands like we did before
We don’t even know the reason why it came to be

That even though you’re with me
You feel so far away
Feel so far away
Feel so far away
Feel so far away
Feel so far away

I kiss you intensly for some extasy
But somehow your lips feels so cold, Baby

We’re perfect, Aren’t we?
In there eyes only
But you lie, oh no
The spark as gone

We don’t even talk no more
We don’t even make love like we did before
We don’t even know the reason why it came to be

That even though you’re with me
You Feel so far away
Feel so far away
Feel so far away (Baby girl i need you here, Baby girl I need you))
Feel so far away (Girl i need you)
Feel so far away

Let’s maybe take this like so we can see
How beautiful this love can be
And know we can’t erase what we both feel
So Let’s fall back into what we had

That love just feels so far away
Feel so far away
Feel so far away (Come a little bit, oh, come a little bit, oh)
Feel so far away
Feel so far away