August 3, 2017

Sara Bareilles – Bright Lights and Cityscapes

Posted in Lyrics, Music Video, Personal Post tagged , at 9:48 am by LynxLee

Sometimes it takes the hard times to really define you – to reveal the inner you. I’ve gone through a post I’ve made back in 2007 and I think to myself, “Wow, what a dumbass”. The thing is, I really felt that way back then and that was my outlet.. THIS was my outlet. I had a girlfriend that was younger, aggressive and well, wild back then – I honestly did not know what to expect, but I knew one thing.. it was an experience I wouldn’t forget. I knew I never wanted to be like that ever again – so I changed. Even more when I became a husband, a father. Sure, I still sway once in a while – but never get out of that awareness into how you are and how you are treating others.

Few days ago I fell sick, today – with a bunch of chemicals (medicine) in my body. This type of music is what I completely need. The healing type, the ones that slow down your mind and help slowly heal yourself. I need this to recover, and I’ll give time. Sure, I feel awesome when I’m fully healthy and fit and all – but when I’m down and sick; that’s the time to calm down and reflect and think – heal.

She is bright lights and cityscapes
And white lies and cavalcades
And she’ll take all you ever have
But I’m gonna love you
You say maybe it’ll last this time
But I’m gonna love you
You never have to ask
I’m gonna love you
‘Til you start looking back
I’m gonna love you
So right
I wouldn’t need a second chance

Hold my breath and I’ll count to ten
I’m the paper and you’re the pen
You fill me in and you are permanent
And you’ll leave me to dry
I’m the writer and she’s the muse
And the one that you always choose
She will falter and gift her blame
And it starts all over again
Again again again

She is bright lights and cityscapes
And white lies and cavalcades
And she’ll take all you ever have
But I’m gonna love you
You say maybe it’ll last this time
But I’m gonna love you
You never have to ask
I’m gonna love you
‘Til you start looking back
I’m gonna love you
So right
I wouldn’t need a second chance

Shield your eyes from the truth at hand
Tell me why it’ll be good again
All those demons are closing in
And I don’t want you to burn
Nevermind what I said before
I don’t want any less anymore
You are carbon and I am flame
I will rise and you will
Remain

For bright lights and cityscapes
And landslides and masquerades
And she’ll take all you ever have
But I’m gonna love you
You say, “Maybe it’ll last this time”
But I’m gonna love you
You never have to ask
I’m gonna love you
‘Til you start looking back
I wouldn’t need a second chance
I wouldn’t need a second chance
I wouldn’t need a second chance
I wouldn’t need a second chance

August 2, 2017

Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid – 1-800-273-8255

Posted in Lyrics, Music Video, Personal Post tagged , , at 2:28 pm by LynxLee

I’m pretty sure a lot of people here in Malaysia never heard of Logic, but since I’m such a huge Alessia Cara fan; I heard this track and fell in love with it. I’m pretty sure most people could relate, especially when things get hard – but often times we don’t come into awareness of it.

Emotions, being “fake” and all that – it’s not gonna help your life. Live life transparently and Love Living.

I don’t think I’ll ever know how Chester Bennington or Robin Williams felt when they ended their life, but these are artists who I simply can’t get enough of their work. In a way, I’m worried if I like them so much, would I eventually get to a state of mind like theirs?

The thing is though – they’re living the fast lane. Especially in this day of age when everything flies by so quickly and expected of you. I do appreciate having the slow but manageable life here, but I’m sure it’ll get tougher – I guess that’s why we build ourselves up and keep that toughness in us all.

It’s the very first breath
When your head’s been drowning underwater
And it’s the lightness in the air
When you’re there
Chest to chest with a lover
It’s holding on, though the road’s long
And seeing light in the darkest things
And when you stare at your reflection
Finally knowing who it is
I know that you’ll thank God you did


[Pre-Chorus: Logic]
I’ve been on the low
I been taking my time
I feel like I’m out of my mind
It feel like my life ain’t mine
Who can relate?
I’ve been on the low
I been taking my time
I feel like I’m out of my mind
It feel like my life ain’t mine

[Chorus: Logic]
I don’t wanna be alive
I don’t wanna be alive
I just wanna die today
I just wanna die
I don’t wanna be alive
I don’t wanna be alive
I just wanna die
And let me tell you why

[Verse 1: Logic]
All this other shit I’m talkin’ ’bout they think they know it
I’ve been praying for somebody to save me, no one’s heroic
And my life don’t even matter
I know it I know it I know I’m hurting deep down but can’t show it
I never had a place to call my own
I never had a home
Ain’t nobody callin’ my phone
Where you been? Where you at? What’s on your mind?
They say every life precious but nobody care about mine

[Pre-Chorus: Logic]
I’ve been on the low
I been taking my time
I feel like I’m out of my mind
It feel like my life ain’t mine
Who can relate?
I’ve been on the low
I been taking my time
I feel like I’m out of my mind
It feel like my life ain’t mine

[Chorus: Logic]
I want you to be alive
I want you to be alive
You don’t gotta die today
You don’t gotta die
I want you to be alive
I want you to be alive
You don’t gotta die
Now lemme tell you why

[Verse 2: Alessia Cara]
It’s the very first breath
When your head’s been drowning underwater
And it’s the lightness in the air
When you’re there
Chest to chest with a lover
It’s holding on, though the road’s long
And seeing light in the darkest things
And when you stare at your reflection
Finally knowing who it is
I know that you’ll thank God you did

[Verse 3: Logic]
I know where you been, where you are, where you goin’
I know you’re the reason I believe in life
What’s the day without a little night?
I’m just tryna shed a little light
It can be hard
It can be so hard
But you gotta live right now
You got everything to give right now

[Pre-Chorus: Logic]
I’ve been on the low
I been taking my time
I feel like I’m out of my mind
It feel like my life ain’t mine
Who can relate?
I’ve been on the low
I been taking my time
I feel like I’m out of my mind
It feel like my life ain’t mine

[Chorus: Logic]
I finally wanna be alive
I finally wanna be alive
I don’t wanna die today
I don’t wanna die
I finally wanna be alive
I finally wanna be alive
I don’t wanna die
I don’t wanna die

[Outro: Khalid]
Pain don’t hurt the same, I know
The lane I travel feels alone
But I’m moving ’til my legs give out
And I see my tears melt in the snow
But I don’t wanna cry
I don’t wanna cry anymore
I wanna feel alive
I don’t even wanna die anymore
Oh I don’t wanna
I don’t wanna
I don’t even wanna die anymore

October 26, 2016

The Veronicas – On Your Side

Posted in Lyrics, Music Video, Personal Post tagged , at 3:27 pm by LynxLee

The best part about listening to new music is when you discovered one that “speaks/sings” to you. This track resonates very well with me in terms of the lyrics and the rhythm. Hard times are when you realize who is your true friends, and it certainly speaks likewise. It really does mean a lot when you have someone by/on your side.

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Life isn’t pretty we all get a little wrecked sometimes
If God’s listening, people think you’re out of your mind
Even if you believe it
Through all the hard times
I’m on your side
On your side
I’m on your side
On your side

If we knew then what we do now
We’d hold our hands and take a bow
Together we would stand our ground
And fight

I remember the night we got drunk
I got sick on the subway
With your hands on my face
Said “It don’t matter babe
‘Cause I’m always on your side”

Life isn’t pretty we all get a little wrecked sometimes
If God’s listening, people think you’re out of your mind
Even if you believe it
Through all the hard times
I’m on your side
On your side
I’m on your side
On your side

I still wear your t-shirt out
All the ink is faded now
I wonder who you’re dreaming of
Tonight

I remember the night
When you packed all your bags in the doorway
Said, “I don’t wanna fight
You can leave, but remember
I’m always on your side”

Life isn’t pretty we all get a little wrecked sometimes
If God’s listening, people think you’re out of your mind
Even if you believe it
Through all the hard times
I’m on your side
On your side
I’m on your side
On your side

On your side
Life isn’t pretty we all get a little wrecked sometimes
If God’s listening, people think you’re out of your mind
Even if you believe it
Through all the hard times
I’m on your side

October 12, 2016

JoJo – Music.

Posted in Images, Lyrics, Personal Post tagged , , at 11:13 pm by LynxLee

Tomorrow I’ll be on a company trip to Tokyo. As I take my old camera’s SD card, I stumbled upon me and my wife’s vacation photos back in 2013 – when she was pregnant. You know how it takes 3 years to suddenly have flash back thinking, “Wait, this happened? Oh yeah, my kid is 3 years plus.. I guess it must be true.”. Seriously, these days I think to myself how I loathe travelling, but flying to another country is exactly the kind of things that would bring the glow to my wife. It strucks a memory and an awareness cord.. thinking “Honestly though, who would I be without you?”. I guess it’s phases of our lives when we look back and realize things. Of course, music like this helps to evoke the emotion as well. Sometimes music just like a friend, extending his/her hand sayin’ “Come on.. let’s go”. Oyasumi.

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Tell me who, who would I be without you?
No matter how much we lose
Every time I bet my life on you

I used to hear the voices through the thin walls
Tension building up and I’d feel so small
Some nights I’d hide under the pillows ’cause I didn’t know what else to do
Started singing just to get some attention
A melody to cut through the addiction
And every song I made turned into wishes
Some of them came true

Everyone rises, everyone falls
Everyone spends some nights alone
Rich or for poor
I’m always yours
You never left me on my own

Tell me who, who would I be without you?
No matter how much we lose
Every time I bet my life on you

We were never rich not even thousands
Mom was on her knees cleaning houses
I used to go to work with her some days
And dream and dance in the big hallways

Everyone’s scared, everyone’s scarred
Everyone spends some nights alone
But every high, every low
You never left me on my own

Tell me who, who would I be without you?
No matter how much we lose
Every time I bet my life on you

Tell me who, would I be without you?
Nothing I’d rather do
Every night I bet my life on you
Who would I be without you?

Went on the road to make my daddy proud
But I lost him and then I sang to the crowd
My only hope is that he’s looking down thinking
“Oh my God, my daughter’s doing it now”

Tell me who, who would I be without you?
No matter how much we lose
Every time I bet my life on you

Tell me who, would I be without you?
Nothing I’d rather do
Every night I bet my life on you
Who would I be without you?

September 21, 2016

Blue October – Light You Up

Posted in Images, Lyrics, Music Video, Personal Post, Song Comment tagged , , at 3:44 pm by LynxLee

A quick apology for the profanity in this post first hand, but great music from great artists like this needs to be shared. There are days when we get addicted to something bad, something that makes you want it all the time. When you get over the addiction, you battle your way through it with hate – mainly because you love something else even more than that. This track expresses that emotion very very well, and probably might make you feel good too. As I said, there’s profanity – so if you can’t handle the F word, please navigate away. Yet, there’s a YouTube comment that states – “f**k you has never been used so beautifully”. This is for those I have to HATE to protect those I LOVE.

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I can’t explain the way I feel inside
Maybe because it’s I’m through
Yeah, you heard it
I’m gonna light you up
So I light you up
You can’t admit your poison
Go run and hide
Fuck you
Yeah, you heard it
I’m gonna light you up


I’m never gonna give up
Remember what abuse did
It’s time you look at facing
As if you were in anyway understood

It always lowered me to downsize
It always lowered my faith
But it’s in the corner rising next to me
It’s in the corner like it upstage

I can’t explain the way I feel inside
Maybe because it’s I’m through
Yeah, you heard it
I’m gonna light you up
So I light you up
You can’t admit your poison
Go run and hide
Fuck you
Yeah, you heard it
I’m gonna light you up

I said I wouldn’t fail you
It’s something sorry couldn’t sell you
A slow rain, a time bomb
Disconnect it won’t erase what I’d done wrong

In no way is it worth
Losing everything I am including these words
Your heart in my hands
I’m sick as all my secrets that’s why this hurts

I can’t explain the way I feel inside
Maybe because it’s I’m through
Yeah, you heard it
So I light you up
You can’t admit your poison
Go run and hide
Fuck you
Yeah, you heard it
I’m gonna light you up

‘Cause they’ll put me in the crazy house
And it put me in the crazy farm
And I’m never gonna get back out
I’m never ever gonna treat you wrong
Get down to the earth and the people
Get down to the earth in your bed
That’s where I’m gonna go
And where I’ll never go
When I’m in my motherfucking head.

So tell your mom, tell your dad, tell your family
That I’m beyond the unreasonable sinking ship
You see I never took the time
Never took the time
Never took the time
To learn all about these things you call a relationship

I can’t explain the way I feel inside
Maybe because it’s
Fuck you
Yeah, you heard it
So I light you up
You can’t admit your poison
Go run and hide
I’m through
Yeah, you heard it
I’m gonna light you up

August 30, 2016

ZAYN – BeFoUr

Posted in Images, Lyrics, Music Video, Personal Post tagged at 9:53 am by LynxLee

I get this track. Sometimes people just don’t want to tell you things and it gets frustrating. I’m done judging and assuming.

hqdefaultSo say what you wanna say, what you wanna
So say what you wanna say, what you gotta say, now
So say what you wanna say, what you want
Shame is you won’t say that to my face

I’ve done this before
Not like this, not like this

Time for me to move on
So many hours have gone
Heart beats the pump of my blood
No strings for you to pull on
You’ve got your tongue in your cheek
So pardon if I don’t speak
Can’t tune my chords
Into your songs, no

Numb on a roof
Set it on fire
Just to give me proof
I’m living on a wire

[Intro]
I’ve done this before
Not like this

[Verse 1]
I don’t drink to get drunk
I feel all the right funk
If there’s something I want
I’ll take all the right wrongs
Now, I’m gonna stay in my zone
I’m tired of picking that bone
And I can’t be bothered
To fight it no more, no

[Pre-Chorus]
Numb on a roof
Set it on fire
Just to give me proof
I’m living on a wire
Numb on a roof
Set it on fire
Just to give me proof
I’m living on a wire

[Chorus]
So say what you wanna say, what you wanna
So say what you wanna say, what you gotta say, now
So say what you wanna say, what you want
Shame is you won’t say that to my face

[Post-Chorus]
I’ve done this before
Not like this, not like this

[Verse 2]
Time for me to move on
So many hours have gone
Heart beats the pump of my blood
No strings for you to pull on
You’ve got your tongue in your cheek
So pardon if I don’t speak
Can’t tune my chords
Into your songs, no

[Pre-Chorus]
Numb on a roof
Set it on fire
Just to give me proof
I’m living on a wire

[Chorus]
So say what you wanna say, what you wanna
So say what you wanna say, what you gotta say, now (So say what you wanna say)
So say what you wanna say, what you want
Shame is you won’t say that to my face

[Post-Chorus]
I’ve done this before
Not like this, not like this

[Chorus]
Flashing lights, so say what you wanna say, what you wanna
So say what you wanna say, what you gotta say, now
So say what you wanna say, what you want
Shame is you won’t say that to my face
So say what you wanna say, what you wanna
So say what you wanna say, what you gotta say, now
So say what you wanna say, what you want
Shame is you won’t say that to my face

[Post-Chorus]
I’ve done this before
Not like this, not like this
I’ve done this before
Not like this, not like this

July 11, 2016

Tim McGraw – Humble And Kind

Posted in Lyrics, Music Video, Personal Post, Song Comment tagged , , , , at 10:31 am by LynxLee

If you think that good music and good lyrics are only around back in the days, you’ve probably haven’t been searching hard enough. Tim McGraw’s raw advice lyrics instills good principles and values into the listeners. This would be the great type of song to get the young ones to listen and enjoy it. The music video itself is a work of art, a celebration of life. With so many things happening around us these days, it’s hard to like people singing to do the right thing or always speaking out that they’re happy; but tracks like these won’t bother you – they’re just giving you good advice – Talk Less, Smile More. Always Stay Humble and Kind.

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Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie
I know you got moutains to climb but
Always stay humble and kind
When the dreams you’re dreamin’ come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride but
Always stay humble and kind

You know there’s a light that glows by the front door
Don’t forget the keys under the mat
When childhood stars shine, always stay humble and kind
Go to church cause your momma says too
Visit grandpa every chance that you can
It won’t be wasted time
Always stay humble and kind

Hold the door say please say thank you
Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie
I know you got moutains to climb but
Always stay humble and kind
When the dreams you’re dreamin’ come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride but
Always stay humble and kind

Don’t expect a free ride from no one
Don’t hold a grudge or a chip and here’s why
Bitterness keeps you from flying
Always stay humble and kind
Know the difference with sleeping with someone
And sleeping with someone you love
I love you ain’t no pick up line so
Always stay humble and kind

Hold the door say please say thank you
Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie
I know you got moutains to climb but
Always stay humble and kind
When the dreams you’re dreamin’ come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride but
Always stay humble and kind

When it’s hot, eat a root beer popsicle
Shut off the ac and roll the windows down
Let that summer sun shine
Always stay humble and kind
Don’t take for granted the love this life gives you
When you get where you’re goin’
Don’t forget turn back around
And help the next one in line
Always stay humble and kind

July 4, 2016

Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton Musical) – Wait For It

Posted in Lyrics, Music Video, Personal Post tagged , , at 11:19 am by LynxLee

This song has a little anchor in me because growing up, I’ve always felt like I need to wait for whatever I wanted. I’m not the driven kind of person to chase after something, I take my time analysing every single move I need to make in order to slowly take the shot. I do like doing things right away and I don’t really understand why people hesitate, but when it comes to anything involving emotions – I’m willing to wait for it.

I recalled my first job interview when the boss asked me “if I wanted to buy a product, what do I do? I told her that I’ll wait until the product comes into market and queue in line to buy it.” Apparently it was a horrible answer, they wanted an executor – a person who gets the job done. I guess I clearly wasn’t the right person for it. As embarrassing as it may sound, I wasn’t sure if I had what it takes to do something right the first time. I never do, I make my mistakes and try and try and try. (Give, give, give – until I’ve given up)

Sometimes you change so many times in your life, you revert back to your own self and think – what am I doing? My school years were great, I stayed true to myself as I explore how others think. In college, I had the priority and importance to keep satisfying others, befriend them, be one of them, do whatever it takes to blend in. When I started working, that’s when I understood that I’m just this unique person who doesn’t necessary need to always fit in a group. I can be just simply me and move around as I like.

Perhaps there’s more things to learn growing further past my 33 years, but for now I guess I’ll have to “Wait for it”.

09-leslie-odom-jr-hamilton.w1200.h630Love doesn’t discriminate
Between the sinners
And the saints
It takes and it takes and it takes
And we keep loving anyway
We laugh and we cry
And we break
And we make our mistakes
And if there’s a reason I’m by her side
When so many have tried
Then I’m willing to wait for it
I’m willing to wait for it

I am the one thing in life I can control

I am inimitable
I am an original

I’m not falling behind or running late

I’m not standing still
I am lying in wait

I’m willing to wait for it

[BURR]
Theodosia writes me a letter every day
I’m keeping the bed warm while her husband is away
He’s on the British side in Georgia
He’s trying to keep the colonies in line
But he can keep all of Georgia
Theodosia, she’s mine

Love doesn’t discriminate
Between the sinners
And the saints
It takes and it takes and it takes
And we keep loving anyway
We laugh and we cry
And we break
And we make our mistakes
And if there’s a reason I’m by her side
When so many have tried
Then I’m willing to wait for it
I’m willing to wait for it

[BURR]
My grandfather was a fire and brimstone preacher
But there are things that the
Homilies and hymns won’t teach ya
My mother was a genius
My father commanded respect
When they died they left no instructions
Just a legacy to protect

[MEN]
Preacher, preacher
Preacher

Teach ya, teach ya, teach ya

Respect, respect

[WOMEN]
Genius
[BURR/ENSEMBLE]
Death doesn’t discriminate
Between the sinners
And the saints
It takes and it takes and it takes
And we keep living anyway
We rise and we fall
And we break
And we make our mistakes
And if there’s a reason I’m still alive
When everyone who loves me has died
I’m willing to wait for it
I’m willing to wait for it

Wait for it

[ENSEMBLE]
Wait for it
Wait for it
Wait for it

[BURR]
I am the one thing in life I can control

[ENSEMBLE]
Wait for it
Wait for it
Wait for it
Wait for it

[BURR]
I am inimitable
I am an original

[ENSEMBLE]
Wait for it
Wait for it
Wait for it
Wait for it

[BURR]
I’m not falling behind or running late

[ENSEMBLE]
Wait for it
Wait for it
Wait for it
Wait for it

[BURR]
I’m not standing still
I am lying in wait

[ENSEMBLE]
Wait
Wait
Wait

[BURR]
Hamilton faces an endless uphill climb

[ENSEMBLE]
Climb
Climb
Climb

[BURR]
He has something to prove
He has nothing to lose

[ENSEMBLE]
Lose
Lose
Lose
Lose

[BURR]
Hamilton’s pace is relentless
He wastes no time

[ENSEMBLE]
Time
Time
Time

[BURR]
What is it like in his shoes?

Hamilton doesn’t hesitate
He exhibits no restraint
He takes and he takes and he takes
And he keeps winning anyway
He changes the game
He plays and he raises the stakes
And if there’s a reason
He seems to thrive when so few survive, then Goddamnit—

[BURR]
I’m willing to wait for it

I’m willing to wait for it…

Life doesn’t discriminate
Between the sinners and the saints
It takes and it takes and it takes

We rise
We fall

And if there’s a reason I’m still alive
When so many have died
Then I’m willin’ to—
[COMPANY]
I’m willing to wait for it
Wait for it
Wait for…
I’m willing to—

Life doesn’t discriminate
Between the sinners and the saints
It takes and it takes and it takes
And we keep living anyway
We rise and we fall and we break
And we make our mistakes
And if there’s a reason I’m still alive
When so many have died
Then I’m willin’ to—

[BURR]
Wait for it…

Wait for it…
[WOMEN]
Wait for it…

Wait for it…

Wait for it…

Wait for it…

Wait for it…

[MEN]
Wait for it…

Wait for it…

Wait for it…

Wait for it…

Wait…

June 21, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda ft. Phillipa Soo (Hamilton Broadway Musical) – That Would Be Enough

Posted in Lyrics, Music Video, Personal Post, Song Comment tagged , , , at 1:25 pm by LynxLee

Reasons why I watch Broadway or West End Productions – stories, music, acting, impacts, emotions, flow, packed, love, lyrics, orchestra, live, real. I don’t think there’s any better – people who does triple threat (Act, Sing, Dance) and yet they love it so much that they do it everyday. Watching it with a packed audience feeling the same way enjoying the amazing things happening on stage – right in front of your face. There’s simply nothing like it.

I’ve stumbled upon “Hamilton” from watching James Cordens’ Mic Drop with Kevin Hart to James Corden’s Carpool with Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Broadway stars. In fact, I’m gonna watch the 2016 Tony Awards soon with my wife – on tv.

Songs like these (i.e. Wicked’s For Good) just invoke an emotional center in you that makes you feel loving is worth every action you take. The very care of lyrics and vocals just ensures you that life is worth living. Perhaps I’m exaggerating, but it really does – at least for me. Being in awareness that someone will be there for you no matter what you are going through and staying strong through it all speaks volumes in the matters of the heart. I don’t know about you, but to me – That Would Be Enough.

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I relish being your wife
Look around, look around…

Look at where you are
Look at where you started
The fact that you’re alive is a miracle
Just stay alive, that would be enough

And if this child
Shares a fraction of your smile
Or a fragment of your mind, look out world!
That would be enough

I don’t pretend to know
The challenges you’re facing
The worlds you keep erasing and creating in your mind

But I’m not afraid
I know who I married
So long as you come home at the end of the day
That would be enough

We don’t need a legacy
We don’t need money
If I could grant you peace of mind
If you could let me inside your heart…

Oh, let me be a part of the narrative
In the story they will write someday
Let this moment be the first chapter:
Where you decide to stay
And I could be enough
And we could be enough
That would be enough

[ELIZA]
Look around, look around at how lucky we are
To be alive right now
Look around, look around…

[HAMILTON]
How long have you known?

[ELIZA]
A month or so

[HAMILTON]
Eliza, you should have told me

[ELIZA]
I wrote to the General a month ago

[HAMILTON]
No

[ELIZA]
I begged him to send you home

[HAMILTON]
You should have told me

[ELIZA]
I’m not sorry

[ELIZA]
I knew you’d fight
Until the war was won

But you deserve a chance to meet your son
Look around, look around at how lucky we are
To be alive right now.

[HAMILTON]
The war’s not
Done.

[HAMILTON]
Will you relish being a poor man’s wife
Unable to provide for your life?

[ELIZA]
I relish being your wife
Look around, look around…

Look at where you are
Look at where you started
The fact that you’re alive is a miracle
Just stay alive, that would be enough

And if this child
Shares a fraction of your smile
Or a fragment of your mind, look out world!
That would be enough

I don’t pretend to know
The challenges you’re facing
The worlds you keep erasing and creating in your mind

But I’m not afraid
I know who I married
So long as you come home at the end of the day
That would be enough

We don’t need a legacy
We don’t need money
If I could grant you peace of mind
If you could let me inside your heart…

Oh, let me be a part of the narrative
In the story they will write someday
Let this moment be the first chapter:
Where you decide to stay
And I could be enough
And we could be enough
That would be enough

June 17, 2016

Kari Kimmel – Every Second

Posted in Lyrics, Personal Post, Song Comment tagged , , , at 11:29 am by LynxLee

If you’ve been following my blog for some time, you’d know I simply love artists that bear their soul. Love songs, family, expression of struggles, hope, strength, faith and a lot more.

I do judge a book by it’s cover; but for what’s it worth – I do dedicate myself to certain people I like/love and change accordingly. I don’t waste time when it comes to feelings, I mean – we’re living every second until the day we die.. shouldn’t we measure it by love?

Kari Kimmel has always been a favourite for me ever since I heard her songs. Bear in mind I’m all the way here in Malaysia listening to artists in United States. I’ve listened to her 11 tracks in her latest album (released two days ago – 15th June 2016) and identified track 1, 8 (this one) and 11 to be the best ones (food for the sentimental soul of mine). Feel free to click on her album below and support her via iTunes. And yes, I did write the lyrics below by hand – obviously copyrighted by Kari Kimmel’s Recording Company.

She posted the below under Facebook:
“Having spent the past year welcoming her baby Poppy into the world, aptly titled “Poppyfields”, this album captures Kari at her most vulnerable, harnessing a collection of songs written for film that capture those familiar moments that make us feel alive.”

Can’t get more “vulnerable” than this track.

Travel over, Hold on, Express yourself – we won’t know what’s coming; but we’d know what we’d lose if we don’t.

Don’t waste “every second”. Go for it.

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I feel your fingers when you’re holding tight to me
I can’t believe we’re standing here
I couldn’t write a better story on a crazy dream
We were always meant to be

I can’t believe this is real
And I can’t believe it’s happening
You’re everything to me
There isn’t a doubt in my mind
Nothing could be more perfect or right

I’m falling way too hard
I’m falling way too far
Every second that I’m with you
Every second that I’m with you
I risked it all
So deep in love
Every second that I’m with you
Every second that I’m with you

I feel your fingers when you’re holding tight to me
I can’t believe we’re standing here
I couldn’t write a better story on a crazy dream
We were always meant to be

And that’s what keeps me holding on

I’m falling way too hard
I’m falling way too far
Every second that I’m with you
Every second that I’m with you
I risked it all
So deep in love
Every second that I’m with you
Every second that I’m with you

I’ve been waiting for this for so long

I can’t explain it
I just know I can’t walk away
I know that I can’t walk away

Sometimes it’s so crazy game I don’t know how to play
But I know that you feel the same

That’s what keeps me holding on

I’m falling way too hard
I’m falling way too far
Every second that I’m with you
Every second that I’m with you
I risked it all
So deep in love
Every second that I’m with you
Every second that I’m with you

I can’t believe this is real
And I can’t believe it’s happening
You’re everything to me
There isn’t a doubt in my mind
Nothing could be more perfect or right

I’m falling way too hard
I’m falling way too far
Every second that I’m with you
Every second that I’m with you
I risked it all
So deep in love
Every second that I’m with you
Every second that I’m with you

I’ve been waiting for this for so long

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