May 3, 2016

Rudimental ft. Ed Sheeran – Lay It All On Me

Posted in Lyrics, Music Video, Personal Post tagged , , , at 5:01 pm by LynxLee

It’s funny, back years ago; when I was a kid – I’ve always wanted to talk to people about my problems. In hopes that someone can change how I see things, or make me feel better. I would try everything and anyone – my family, friends, colleagues, classmates, strangers or even my own self by journal. At least until I’m better, and know that I’m better and until I can influence someone positively back as well. Surely it’s hard – being an arrogant, cocky person. Over time I went soft – having done a lot of mistakes and been through a lot of problems in my life; I changed. I believe I’m better, and I’m no longer arrogant – just a confident pessimist. I’m very good at absorbing how others feel and balancing things out.

One thing that I wanted though is to help people out – listen to others and help them through whatever they go through. Sometimes I don’t follow through and maybe I lost a few friends, but I want them to know that I would do whatever I can to help out – listen, talk, support. Not sure why I don’t exactly get to influence people that way, but I’m certainly open to it. At some point, I want to tell my family & friends; & some people – talk to me. I wanted someone to talk to me about my problems back then, let me repay you by talking about yours. I’m all ears. I’ll try to help you out and maybe you’ll help me the same – somehow. Lay it all on me.

-Dan

384418052f9641bcde905f4f4fb04419.1000x1000x1Let my love in, let my love in
Lay your heart on me
If you’re hurting, if you’re hurting
Lay it all on me
You can lay it all on me
Lay it all on me
Lay it all on me
If you’re hurting, if you’re hurting
Lay it all on me

All alone as you look through the door
Nothing left to see
If it hurts and you can’t take no more
Lay it all on me

No you don’t have to keep it under lock and key
Cause I will never let you down
And if you can’t escape all your uncertainties
Baby I can show you how

Let my love in, let my love in
Lay your heart on me
If you’re hurting, if you’re hurting
Lay it all on me
You can lay it all on me
Lay it all on me
Lay it all on me
If you’re hurting, if you’re hurting
Lay it all on me

If you’re scared when you’re out on your own
Just remember me
Cause I won’t let you go, let alone
Lay it all on me

No you don’t have to keep it under lock and key
Cause I will never let you down
And if you can’t escape all your uncertainties
Baby I can show you how

Let my love in, let my love in
Lay your heart on me
If you’re hurting, if you’re hurting
Lay it all on me
You can lay it all on me
Lay it all on me
Lay it all on me
If you’re hurting, if you’re hurting
Lay it all on me

So if you’re hurting babe
Just let your heart be free
You got a friend in me
I’ll be your shoulder at anytime you need
Baby I believe
So if you’re hurting babe
Just let you’re heart be free
You got a friend in me
I’ll be your shoulder at anytime you need
Baby I believe
You can lay it all on me

Let my love in, let my love in
Lay your heart on me
If you’re hurting, if you’re hurting
Lay it all on me (lay it all on me)
Lay it all on me (lay it all on me)
Lay it all on me
If you’re hurting, if you’re hurting
Lay it all on me (lay it all on me)
Lay it all, lay it all
Lay it all (lay it all on me)
Lay it all, lay it all
Lay it all on me
Lay it all, lay it all on me
Lay it all on me
Lay it all, lay it all on me
Lay it all on me

November 18, 2014

Ed Sheeran – Afire Love

Posted in Lyrics, Music Video, Personal Post, Song Comment tagged , at 9:40 am by LynxLee

Whilst I simply loved Ed Sheeran’s latest romantic music video “Thinking Out Loud” and his awesome dance moves (+the simply gorgeous dancer he’s dancing with – Behind The Scenes here), I’m obviously a little deeper in thoughts and emotions than that sometimes.

I was attracted to the title “Afire Love” from his latest album and listening to it brings a sense of love that you don’t usually get from romance or the usual one person partner. It’s about love for someone close and very strong – family. Listening to the track whilst driving to work, raising up the volume and keeping aware of the lyrics (and the road) – it’s a great build up of emotions (something that Ed is amazing with).

Towards the end of the track, I’ve gotten goosebumps (good ones) and almost in tears as I’d imagine the emotional struggles and the sense of it all. Listen to it loud (to your comfort) and let me know if you agree. Can’t help thinking about my grandma and grandpa when it comes to this track. Upon posting this up, I thought I’d do a little research to the track and now it’s much clearer who he is singing about.

Warm up your heart and take a good deep listen to this track with eyes closed. Hallelujah

The emotional midtempo piano tune is a dedication to Ed’s grandfather, who battled with Alzheimer’s for 20 years before his death last year. Sheeran reportedly finished writing the track at his grandfather’s funeral.

The personal song takes listeners on a heartwrenching journey as Ed recounts the moment his grandfather succumbed to the disease and no longer recognized his grandson.

Read more: http://www.mtv.com/news/1847054/ed-sheeran-afire-love-song/

maxresdefaultDarling, hold me in your arms the way you did last night
And we’ll lie inside for a little while, here oh
I could look into your eyes until the sun comes up
And we’re wrapped in light, in life, in love
Put your open lips on mine and slowly let them shut
For they’re designed to be together, oh
With your body next to mine our hearts will beat as one
And we’re set alight, we’re afire love

Things were all good yesterday
And then the devil took your memory
And if you fell to your death today
I hope that heaven is your resting place
I heard the doctors put your chest in pain
But then that could’ve been the medicine
And now you’re lying in the bed again
Either way I’ll cry with the rest of themAnd my father told me, son
It’s not his fault he doesn’t know your face
And you’re not the only one
Although my grandma used to say
That he used to sing.

Darling, hold me in your arms the way you did last night
And we’ll lie inside for a little while, here oh
I could look into your eyes until the sun comes up
And we’re wrapped in light, in life, in love
Put your open lips on mine and slowly let them shut
For they’re designed to be together, oh
With your body next to mine our hearts will beat as one
And we’re set alight, we’re afire love

Things were all good yesterday
But then the devil took your breath away
And now we’re left here in the pain
Black suit, black tie, standing in the rain
And now my family is one again
Stapled together with the strangers and a friend
Came to my mind, I should paint it with a pen
Six years old, I remember when

My father told me, son
It’s not his fault he doesn’t know your face
And you’re not the only one
Although my grandma used to say
He used to sing.

Darling, hold me in your arms the way you did last night
And we’ll lie inside for a little while, here oh
I could look into your eyes until the sun comes up
And we’re wrapped in light, in life, in love
Put your open lips on mine and slowly let them shut
For they’re designed to be together, oh
With your body next to mine our hearts will beat as one
And we’re set alight, we’re afire love

To the love we love to love we love [3x]

And my father and all of my family rise from their seats to sing hallelujah
And my mother and all of my family rise from their seats to sing hallelujah
And my brother and all of my family rise from their seats to sing hallelujah
(And all of my brothers and my sisters, yeah)
And my father and all of my family rise from their seats to sing hallelujah

To the love we love to love we love [3x]

April 28, 2014

Ed Sheeran – I See Fire

Posted in Lyrics, Music Video, Personal Post, Song Comment tagged , , at 4:04 pm by LynxLee

I woke up today, turned on MTV and this track was playing. I get lost, into a comfortable misty mountain. Love this track and the artist. Watch the first video to see how hard it was for him to sing this track correctly. Second video shows a very nice music video incorporating the movie as well. I love the lyrics as well.

There’s frustration of inactivity inside me. This track just makes the feeling stronger, in a good way.

And if the night is burning
I will cover my eyes
For if the dark returns
Then my brothers will die
And as the sky is falling down
It crashed into this lonely town
And with that shadow upon the ground
I hear my people screaming out

Now I see fire
Inside the mountains
I see fire
Burning the trees
I see fire
Hollowing souls
I see fire
Blood in the breeze


Oh, misty eye of the mountain below
Keep careful watch of my brothers’ souls
And should the sky be filled with fire and smoke
Keep watching over Durin’s sons

If this is to end in fire
Then we should all burn together
Watch the flames climb high into the night

Calling out father oh
Stand by and we will
Watch the flames burn auburn on
The mountain side high

And if we should die tonight
Then we should all die together
Raise a glass of wine for the last time

Calling out father oh
Prepare as we will
Watch the flames burn auburn on
The mountain side
Desolation comes upon the sky

Now I see fire
Inside the mountain
I see fire
Burning the trees
And I see fire
Hollowing souls
I see fire
Blood in the breeze
And I hope that you remember me

Oh, should my people fall
Then surely I’ll do the same
Confined in mountain halls
We got too close to the flame

Calling out father oh
Hold fast and we will
Watch the flames burn auburn on
The mountain side
Desolation comes upon the sky

Now I see fire
Inside the mountain
I see fire
Burning the trees
I see fire
Hollowing souls
I see fire
Blood in the breeze
And I hope that you remember me

And if the night is burning
I will cover my eyes
For if the dark returns
Then my brothers will die
And as the sky is falling down
It crashed into this lonely town
And with that shadow upon the ground
I hear my people screaming out

Now I see fire
Inside the mountains
I see fire
Burning the trees
I see fire
Hollowing souls
I see fire
Blood in the breeze

I see fire (oh you know I saw a city burning) (fire)
And I see fire (feel the heat upon my skin, yeah) (fire)
And I see fire (uh-uh-uh-uh) (fire)
And I see fire burn auburn on the mountain side

July 12, 2013

Taylor Swift ft. Ed Sheeran – Everything Has Changed

Posted in Lyrics, Music Video, Personal Post, Song Comment tagged , , , at 10:32 pm by LynxLee

Taylor Swift vocals in this track is amazing. I love that little vocals of her when she goes “I just wanna know you better” at 3:00 of this music video. That high pitch but low note. That is some versatile vocal control.

I heard this on the way back from work and had been listening to the lyrics (Thx to my MusixMatch Music ID and Lyrics Player in my Nokia Lumia 920) in the car; and had thought of my journey in life. The title itself, “Everything Has Changed” speaks so much in just the memories I had; the amount of things that I thought I was or had tagged to me.

Honestly, being a husband and a dad has always been the top of the list in my lifebook (credit me if you use this term =P). I mean, I’ve been through so many hard times and good times thinking of all the rollercoaster situations coming my way and back. I’ve thought I wouldn’t be able to be a good husband, or an IT professional lead, or a father; I haven’t really thought much about all that has pretty much come in my face. Honestly if you ask me if I’m matured, I’ll tell you – give me some time to think about it. The truth is, I am – and it’s because of all that I have been through. This blog is just a place I place my feelings, but I can understand most people and situations especially after I have gone through the same.

“I just wanna know you better, all I know is we said Hello and your eyes look like coming Home”

This has always been how it feels like finding the right partner, the piece of that puzzle that’s missing. I always believed that it’s simple. It’s fast, it just happens. No need to force it.

In my life phase now, coming home.. is really as simple as that – coming home. I mean, my family has that feeling too; but this right now having started my own family – it’s rather overwhelming.

Talking about “wanting to know you better”. I guess I’ve “known better”. =D

Taylor-Swift-Everything-Has-Changed-single-cover‘Cause all I know is we said, “Hello.”
And your eyes look like coming home
All I know is a simple name
Everything has changed
All I know is you held the door
You’ll be mine and I’ll be yours
All I know since yesterday is everything has changed

[Taylor Swift]
All I knew this morning when I woke
Is I know something now, know something now I didn’t before
And all I’ve seen since eighteen hours ago
Is green eyes and freckles in your smile
In the back of my mind making me feel like

[Taylor Swift]
I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now
I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now

[Both]
I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now
I just wanna know you, know you, know you

[Both]
‘Cause all I know is we said, “Hello.”
And your eyes look like coming home
All I know is a simple name
Everything has changed
All I know is you held the door
You’ll be mine and I’ll be yours
All I know since yesterday is everything has changed

[Ed Sheeran]
And all my walls stood tall painted blue
And I’ll take them down, take them down and open up the door for you

[Taylor Swift]
And all I feel in my stomach is butterflies
The beautiful kind, making up for lost time,
Taking flight, making me feel like

[Both]
I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now
I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now
I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now
I just wanna know you, know you, know you

[Both]
‘Cause all I know is we said, “Hello.”
And your eyes look like coming home
All I know is a simple name
Everything has changed
All I know is you held the door
And you’ll be mine and I’ll be yours
All I know since yesterday is everything has changed

Come back and tell me why
I’m feeling like I’ve missed you all this time, oh, oh, oh.
And meet me there tonight
And let me know that it’s not all in my mind.

[Taylor Swift]
I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now
I just wanna know you, know you, know you

[Both]
All I know is we said, “Hello.”
And your eyes look like coming home
All I know is a simple name
Everything has changed
All I know is you held the door
You’ll be mine and I’ll be yours
All I know since yesterday is everything has changed

[Taylor Swift]
All I know is we said, “Hello.”
So dust off your highest hopes
All I know is pouring rain and everything has changed
All I know is a new found grace
All my days I’ll know your face
All I know since yesterday is everything has changed