So I recently saw the Carpool Karaoke with Sam Smith. I absolutely adore this guy and I love him all the more after hearing his great idea about the funeral/wedding combo. 😛 Just watch the video above before reading further if you got no idea what I’m talking about. There is also another thing from the video. James Corden told Sam that after hearing him sing the very first time, James knew Sam Smith would be the voice he would want to listen for the rest of his life. And I couldn’t agree more. Sam’s voice is truly a once-in-a-lifetime kind of amazing. I’m super excited about his new album which I ordered. Meanwhile, let’s listen to this live performance of his new song. It’s magical.
My favorite part of the lyrics:
I know you’re thinking I’m heartless
I know you’re thinking I’m cold
I’m just protecting my innocence
I’m just protecting my soul
Have a great weekend and enjoy!
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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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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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