Jukebox Friday

She Used To Be Mine – Sara Bareilles

Friday finally, after a tiring week. I was just tired, physically and mentally. But I kinda promised myself not to hide from my own feelings, whether they be good or bad, so I turned to my pile of Sara Bareilles CDs. Her music can be intense, her best songs are those in which you can find yourself. “She Used To Be Mine” is one of them. I remember when I first heard it, I cried like a baby because she was singing about me. First time I heard the song, I resonated with the following part of the lyrics the most:

She’s imperfect, but she tries
She is good, but she lies
She is hard on herself
She is broken and won’t ask for help
She is messy, but she’s kind
She is lonely most of the time
She is all of this mixed up and baked in a beautiful pie
She is gone, but she used to be mine

But then when I listened to it today again, I heard the latter part of the song louder:

Who’ll be reckless, just enough
Who’ll get hurt, but who learns how to toughen up
When she’s bruised and gets used by a man who can’t love
And then she’ll get stuck
And be scared of the life that’s inside her
Growing stronger each day ’til it finally reminds her
To fight just a little, to bring back the fire in her eyes
That’s been gone, but used to be mine

I never believed that time heals, it only dulls the pain by the day. Painful memories never go away, you just have to make new ones, good ones, happy ones, to pile on top. Happy Friday.

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Jukebox Friday

Liability – Lorde

Dear Lorde, you are such a spectacularly strange creature. Sometimes she’s a little too weird for me, but then few of her songs, they would have me on my knees, because they touch some part inside of me. I think that’s the magic of Lorde, she’s all kinds of extreme. And you either love her like crazy or you couldn’t care less, and you can be both at the same time. After her wildly successful first single ‘Royal’, she’s now back with her second album ‘Melodrama’. I haven’t had the chance to listen to the whole album yet. Another thing with Lorde’s music is that it really requires time to digest. I’m currently still digesting ‘Liability’, and I love it. It’s really short, but the lyrics… I guess they would tug and pull at the heart strings of all the beautiful little freaks out there, including me. Just know this, for the right person, you would never be a liability, or too much.

I know, a bit melancholy for the weekend. In case you wanna get into the groove, I recommend another Lorde song, a slightly older one. Happy Friday!

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Alive – Sia

 

Jukebox Friday! For me, it just means that my Christmas vacay is coming to an end. So I chose a song that’s pretty appropriate for today’s feels and it also represents something I hope I’ll be next week when the work begins. But for those who have been already slaving away at work this week, you deserve this Friday. Plus it’s also one of my favorite songs from my favorite album in 2016: Sia – Alive. I’m in love with her voice, especially when she hit those high notes loud and clear and it sounds that her voice is breaking. I love when she screams ‘I’m Alive’, it always sends chills down my back. And we should all be grateful that we are indeed alive. Happy Friday!

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