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One song that's always struck a chord (no pun intended) with me is Jimmy Eat World's The Middle.


Hey,
Don't write yourself off yet.
It's only in your head you feel left out,
Or looked down on.
Just try your best,
Try everything you can.
And don't you worry what they tell themselves
When you're away.


The whole song speaks to me, but that's the jist of it.  I keep hoping someday I'll be respected, understood, looked up to.  It just seems like I'm worlds away from anyone else I know.  Sure, I know people who are married, with kids, who go to the same church as me, or have a child the same age, or they live in the same area.  But that seems to be where the similarities end.  I'd rather talk about music, or movies, but the people I know want to talk about news stories, politics, vegetarianism, things that make them feel like they're a part of something bigger, I guess.  Me, I'm happy inside my own head most of the time. 

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I freaking love the song "I want you to want me" by Cheap Trick.  I've put it on my mix tapes/CD's for years.  I don't know what it is about it.  It's just so upbeat and hopeful. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZp9IXUlJYI  <--music and lyrics, complete with creepy cartoon thingies

OMG....I just found a Bon Jovi version.  *swoon*  Oh Jon...don't you know we already want you?
Okay so this version is crap...but hey it's Bon Jovi.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpvCpxwMjSI&NR=1  Actually...don't bother.  It sucks.
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It's actually been a long time since I've listened to anything besides children's music and the music I own (and therefore don't hate).

Since I don't dance, I generally don't like dance music.  The stuff with nonsense lyrics that don't matter since I assume the bass is so pumped up at the clubs that you can't even hear the lyrics.  Or they play remixes that are basically just a beat and maybe a phrase repeated over and over.  So when you hear the original on the radio, you go "DUDE.  I totally didn't know this song had more than 5 words."
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Oh...no...really?  I have to confess this already?  Here I am trying to be all cool and crap and now I have to confess what my favorite band is.

This one's about a boy band, feel free to skip if you feel nauseas about that )
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I can't fall asleep to tv or music.  I fall asleep to the fan, AC or white noise.  Lately my husband has not wanted to run anything while we sleep and it's too quiet.  We used a noise machine for a long time because my husband had to wake up early for work when our son was young and he didn't want our son's crying to wake him up.  (rolls eyes)  I wake up easily and could hear my son over the white noise. I don't know how I ever let my husband get away with that--it's his son too--but I digress.  So we used a white noise machine in our room for like 3 years and when we moved to this house last year my husband decided he didn't want to use anything anymore.  Thankfully now that it's hot, we have to run the fan or the AC.  So I get my peaceful noise.
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I can't dance at all, sadly.  It's pretty pathetic.  My extent of dancing is mock headbanging to a song I want to either make fun of or rock out to, or pointing a finger up and down, a la the disco era.  I use this one to make fun of a song, usually.

I've been known to sway, or move my feet back and forth if I really have to.
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Because I'm bored, and I like talking about myself.  This one's about 9/11--if you're uncomfortable reading about that topic, you probably shouldn't read this.

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We Will Rock You, by Queen

Reminds me of a summer camp where I was a camper for 2 or 3 years and returned when I was 16 to be a counselor-in-training/worker (working in the kitchen).

 

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I can do better than that--I have a whole album that reminds me of another interesting character in my (past) life.

The music is by A Secret Garden and I believe the album is titled the same.  My aunt gave it to me many years ago.  It's Celtic music.

The person it reminds me of was a guy I knew in my first year of college (same year as the girl in the previous entry).   This could get long, so the rest is under the cut.

 

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"I Love You" by Sarah McLachlan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qgf8KCMr7c

You should listen to it, it's really beautiful.  I'm listening to it as I write this.  It reminds me of the first time I really fell for a girl.  It was my first year of college.  I had felt for a couple years that I was bisexual.  Looking back, I think it started much earlier but I didn't know what the hell I was feeling for quite a while. I started going to the GLBT meetings at college even though I I hadn't had any experience with girls, dating them or otherwise.  I really didn't fit into that group of women who had mostly already established that they were gay, but I liked to go and hear them talk...and check them out of course.

The leader...man I fell hard for her.  I was so extremely shy I could barely speak to her and I didn't even want to assume that she was into girls, even though, Hello, she was the president of the GLBT club and was totally butch.  She was a really interesting and smart person, and physical attraction aside I thought I could really get along with her but I was having a hard time adjusting to college and making friends.

I made small talk with her a couple times, and I ended up leaving that college after a year and a half.  To this day I regret not trying to at least be better friends with her.

Kim...I miss you, wherever you are. 
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Roll to me, by Del Amitri (I think that's how you spell it)
It's an old one I know, but it's just so happy, and I love the beat, and it reminds me of high school.  A simpler time.

Look around your world pretty baby, is it everything you hoped it would be?
The wrong guy, the wrong situation
The right time to roll to me

If I'm ever swept off my feet by someone else, I hope this is something like what he/she will say to me.

Song entry

Jul. 25th, 2010 05:47 pm
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I keep forgetting to do these song things--

Least Favorite Song

Hmm, well that's a whole lot to choose from, isn't it?
 
I can't stand a lot of country music because I think it really glorifies the south and the whole religious thing, and I'm sorry if this offends anyone but I'm tired of southern boys being romanticized because they're so wholesome and crap.  I lived in Nashville with my husband (then boyfriend) for a while and I felt like a second-class citizen.  I never met any clean-cut handsome boys with flirty smiles in cowboy hats.  (not that I was looking...ha...ha)  I met men who abused and cheated on their wives, guys who were members of the Klan, guys who would talk to my husband but not even acknowledge me.  No thank you.  So when my husband daydreams about chicken fried chicken and hot girls in Daisy Dukes and the laid back atmosphere of the south, I daydream about Boston, the ocean, fresh seafood and preppy guys who swear like sailors and still look cute doing it.


Oh...music.  What's my least favorite country song?  Little Bitty, by Alan Jackson.  I respect the guy for having such a successful career, but I want to shoot myself when I hear that song.

I can't get it to embed for some reason, but here's a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abME1JVF18g
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Copied from stella_di_morte who copied it from legrotesque (sorry, I forget know how to make that cool link with lj usernames)



Day 01 - Your favorite song
Day 02 - Your least favorite song
Day 03 – A song that makes you happy
Day 04 – A song that makes you sad
Day 05 – A song that reminds you of someone
Day 06 – A song that reminds you of somewhere
Day 07 – A song that you reminds you of a certain event
Day 08 – A song you know all the words to
Day 09 – A song you can dance to
Day 10 – A song that makes you fall asleep
Day 11 – A song from your favorite band
Day 12 – A song from a band you hate
Day 13 - A song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 15 – A song that describes you
Day 16 – A song that you used to love but now hate
Day 17 – A song that you hear often on the radio
Day 18 – A song that you wish you heard on the radio
Day 19 – A song from your favorite album
Day 20 – A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21 – A song that you listen to when you’re happy
Day 22 – A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23 – A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24 – A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25 – A song that makes you laugh
Day 26 – A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27 – A song that you wish you could play
Day 28 – A song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29 – A song from your childhood
Day 30 – Your favorite song at this time last year

Day 1: Favorite song
Has to be Hallelujah, originally by Leonard Cohen, covered by many many artists.  I know it has a lot of biblical references, and I am not a religious person.  It means something different to me.  To me it's about how love is not all fun and games, love hurts, love makes you angry, bitter, etc.  But it is still something to be grateful for even when you are feeling broken by it.  Love makes you feel alive.
So..yeah :)

By the way, I am too chicken to call that number that left the weird message for me.  Who wants to call it for me?

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