I love Sara Bareilles because of her voice and her song Gravity is my favorite.  I love Ryan Tedder since I’ve heard him sing Apologize but I wasn’t really a fan.  Then I forgot when but my friend Sasha, a big Sara fan, gave me a link to this song Come Home which is collaboration between One Republic and Sara Bareilles.

I instantly fell in love with the song.  Whenever I hear Ryan’s voice I feel his emptiness and sadness and this song really suits him good.  I can even say that it’s perfect for him, perfect for both of them.  In my opinion, I think Ryan’s voice is haunting and I mean it in a good way.

The song is about missing someone who’s at war.  I just love how the song pleads to the world and send a message of disappointment on what our world have become.  It also makes you feel one’s frustration, the feeling of being tired of justifying about war and its benefits.  It talks about truth of longing for someone out there fighting and making things right and also with the hope that everything would be alright.

Begging and pleading someone to come home and for once stop fighting and start saving their own life, a life that one has envisioned and hoped for, a life that is made of two, together.

Pardon me I am in the zone and my brain was a little too in touch with the emotional side today.  I’m posting a YouTube link of the song so you’d appreciate it.


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.

I have been watching Brothers and Sisters for the past 4 seasons and I’m totally in love with the series.  I’d see to it that I’d watch it immediately as soon as I have the copy of the latest episode.  It makes me cry and it cracks me up as well.

The show is something that you can really relate with and you’d find yourself connected with the characters since all of us have family matters to deal with.

And in my case, I can see a big deal of myself in Sarah Walker.  Her personality, very strong-willed and would sacrifice her own happiness for the family.  She’s successful and the provider.  She’s the woman of today and she knows what she needs and wants.

And in the latest episode “Wine Party”, Sarah finds herself asking Luc what they are and where the relationship is going.  She’s tired from always being the one in command and taking responsibility and happiness isn’t enough for her to continue on.  She’s asking for more and I think as she should be.

Lately, I found myself in the same road.  You see, I was misinterpreted and it turned out everything slipped away.  It was turning out to be good at the start but I can’t seem to be contented with what I have.  This time I want to be taken care of.  I want someone who can lead me and all I’d do is follow.  I want it to be real.

Well, my story is actually more complicated but one thing that I share with Sarah is I know what I want and I know what’s good for me.  And I don’t want to continue on something that I might be sorry for later on.

I’d rather lose it right now than lose myself in the long run.

I’m sharing the video clip from the show where Sarah found out that Luc is breaking it off.  The scene coupled with the song “Winter Song” by Sara Bareilles featuring Ingrid Michaelson struck me directly and piercing me in my heart.

It made me think if like Sarah have I make the right choice?  But then again, I know I did.  Anyway, here are the links of the videos.  Enjoy!

Winter Song

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This is my winter song to you.
The storm is coming soon,
It rolls in from the sea

My voice; a beacon in the night.
My words will be your light,
To carry you to me.

Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love

They say that things just cannot grow
Beneath the winter snow,
Or so I have been told.

They say were buried far,
Just like a distant star
I simply cannot hold.

Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?

This is my winter song.
December never felt so wrong,
Cause you’re not where you belong;
Inside my arms.

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I still believe in summer days.
The seasons always change
and life will find a way.

Ill be your harvester of light
and send it out tonight
so we can start again.

Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?

This is my winter song.
December never felt so wrong,
Cause you’re not where you belong;
Inside my arms.

This is my winter song to you.
The storm is coming soon
It rolls in from the sea.

My love a beacon in the night.
My words will be your light
To carry you to me.

Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?