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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Look What You Made Me Do – Taylor Swift

You know it! Of course I gotta support Tay-Tay. To be honest, I’m really enjoying this girl on girl drama between Katy Perry and TSwift. While I really used to like Katy, her ‘Swish Swish’ is really lazy. But since her releasing that, I’ve been holding my breath for TSwift’s punch back, cos come on, of course Tay-Tay is going to retaliate. I know I know, girls gotta support girls etc etc. But fighting by making music, that’s not that bad as a ‘weapon’, right? Especially, with a song this fun. It’s textbook Taylor Swift, which got a way to wriggle inside your head and make you like it the more you listen. Tay-Tay definitely wins this round. Happy Friday peeps.

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Human – Rag’n’Bone Man

This song had been popping up everywhere in movie and TV show trailers, no doubt because of its powerful beat and lyrics. The best use of the song I’ve seen is in the upcoming ‘Inhumans’ TV show trailer. I mean, what can be a better song for a show called ‘Inhumans’ than a song called ‘Human’. Rag’n’Bone Man, the artist, possessed one of those rare deep and soulful voice that resonates throughout my very soul. I’ve ordered his album CD few days ago, and while I’m waiting for it to arrive, let’s hear the famous song ‘Human’. Happy Friday!

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