I am not a fan of James Blunt but I really liked his first single under his album Some Kind of Trouble which is entitled Stay the Night.  So when I was browsing thru Billboard’s list of albums for 2011, I was reminded of the album so I took my time to listen to the whole album and track number 4 made its mark.  I don’t know what’s with sad lyrics, saying good bye and breaking up that really appeals my taste in music.  Maybe, this is one sentiment that I can totally relate with?  Is it because I’m too used to of being left behind?  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not feeling emotional right now by just saying these words.  I’m just stating a fact.  I’m just too comfortable to say it out loud and throwing out these words out in the universe because I simply don’t care if I’d look like vulnerable to some people.  Now, I think I sound jaded by just saying that.

Anyway, I think it’s about time that I write about the song.  Track #4 is So Far Gone, the tempo is a little bit upbeat for a song with a sentiment about breaking up, letting go and giving up.  I can’t really explain why I liked it.  I just did.  Maybe, I was trying to pressure myself to discover a new song to share with friends.  I just want to have a song that would make my friends say, “Oh I first heard it because of you and I liked it” but only because I want to do something for the world, for the music industry just that, not for anything else.

Obviously the song is talking about a relationship that feels like it’s over, but the other party isn’t saying it. And he’s saying that they both know it but too afraid to admit to each other that it’s not working out.  The love was put into question since it cannot be shown by both sides.  They’re too tired of fighting for it and fighting each other. Maybe because it’s hard to let go but being in a relationship with nothing makes it pointless to stay together.  It’s really sad to be in a situation like that because so far gone means the love has left the parties long before they have decided to end it.

Doing this post made me realize that it is the song’s courage and bravery that made me love the song. So I quote these lines, “So I’ll say what you won’t say/ and I’ll take the blame if it is for your sake/ No turning back on what you can’t save/ so far gone/ we’re so far gone.” 

I can just feel how hard it is to let go of something you love and something you can’t save anymore.  It takes a lot of courage to admit and embrace the reality that bites.  To take the higher ground and stop pretending that the love that has been so far gone is yet to be given up.

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Letting go of someone you love is a hard thing to do.  If there’s one thing that I hate doing it would probably be, seeing someone go.  And unfortunately, most of the time I am the one who’s left behind.

At first when my friend Sashapurse shared this new song Don’t You wanna Stay by Jason Aldean featuring Kelly Clarkson, I just listened to it because it was featuring my favorite American idol of all time.

But when I get to listen to this song again last week end I finally had the time to internalize and appreciate the song.  It talks about how hard it is to part ways with someone you love.  The feeling of good bye kiss makes you wonder if that’s what they really wanted.  If they can just stay for a little while, fall asleep together for the last time and make it seem like the feeling can stay forever.  You’d still feel the love is there.  If they can just hold on to it for forever they would probably would.  Both parties want to make the time to slow down.  It is definitely a sad good bye song.

I’ve got one phrase that best describes this song, “There are things that you don’t want to continue but you’re afraid to end” that’s what I think the song is trying to say.  I’m ending this post by sharing Jason Aldean and Kelly clarkson’s performance last CMA.  I really love Kelly Clarkson hope you’ll like it, too!

 

 

Sara Bareilles’ Gravity is one of the most played songs in my Ipod so I have decided to write about it.  I’m a lyrics person I just love reading the lyrics and analyzing what it means.  But I have to say the song must have a catchy tune first.  And in this case, Sara’s voice, its lyrics and melody just make me down and down in a good way.  Maybe, this is one of my morbid guilty pleasures I don’t know.

And most of the time I’d get to quote a line or two from a song and when I was re-reading the lyrics while it is being played I just found myself undecided.  Every stanza and line is strong and it has made a certain impact on me that I can’t explain.  Well, I guess because I have been down and every line seems to be a perfect description of me.

Today, I can only think of someone that reminds me of this song and perhaps it is because of the last few lines.  Here it goes,

“But you’re neither friend nor foe

Though I can’t seem to let you go

The one thing that I still know

Is that you’re keeping me down

You’re keeping me down

You’re on to me, on to me and all over

Something always brings me back to you”

 

But unlike this song I think I have realized that he shouldn’t be keeping me down.  I have been down, brushed him off and something always brings me back to him… and that is love.  But I have just decided that I should be strong and I need to move on.  I need to be distant because it will only be harder for me if I’ll let him from keeping me down.  See what realizations I get from just listening to songs.  This is why I love music and why I love this song.

 

I have posted the link of the video, check it out.

 

Letting go is one of the hardest lessons in life.   It can be situations, things, memories, people and even yourself.  It’s easy to form an attachment with these things but letting go of these is another story.  There are many things that we have to learn for us to perfect the art of letting go.

 

Today’s Top Ten topic “Signs that you have to let go” on my favorite show The Morning Rush touched me badly.

 

I have been trying to control my feelings these past few weeks, something that I have learned from the past.  This is something that I am proud of. Some even say that I’m doing a great job, because if you really know me, you’d be surprised that I’m acting like nothing happened.

 

Maybe, I’m just tired of being emotional and lonely.  I just don’t find it necessary.  I feel it’ll be too much for me to give an additional time and my time need not be wasted.

 

I don’t actually hate the topic, in fact, I find the timing perfect.  I just feel it has opened something and I think the world is conspiring in a good way.

 

Why? First, because I know that everyone will agree with me on this that I deserve better. Second, there’s no point to wallow on small things, the world won’t end just because of that.  Third, Happiness is a Choice, and I’m choosing the smart ride.  I’d like to remain happy and hopeful.  Lastly, and I strongly believe that even CRAPPY days end.  Better days are so on its way.  I just feel it.

 

So I guess it’s really time for me to start anew.

 

I’ve got a great list of friends (mental check),

the positive attitude (mental check),

the love (mental check),

and the hope (mental check).