A couple posts ago, I blogged about the total ridiculousness of some song lyrics. Now I think it's only fair to flip it around and pay homage to those lyrics that make me stop and say, that was freaking amazing. And here you have:
Lyrics I Lust For (How's that for cheesy?):
Song: Fields of Gold
Lyric: And you can tell the sun in his jealous sky/When we walked in fields of gold
Really the words to this whole song are poetic and beautiful, but I absolutely love the concept of the sky being jealous of its crown jewel. Can you imagine how that novel would read? The images it would conjure? The sky at the mercy of the blazing sun... ugh. So gorgeous. Tackling that one would require a much better writer than I!
Artist: Taylor Swift
Lyric: In your life you'll do things greater/than dating a boy on the football team
Taylor haters better back it on up because to this I say yes, Yes, and YES Taylor Swift!! I can't tell you how it bothers me that so many girls grow up believing it's more important to be pretty and popular than smart or kind. LISTEN TO TAYLOR! Life is not defined by who you are in high school! Don't learn this the hard way like Sam in Before I Fall!
I will never forget being introduced to a pretty young girl, whom I'll call Melody, in this manner: "This is Melody. She's a cheerleader. And her boyfriend is on the football team." Which was supposed to be my cue to... what? Squeal with delight? Congratulate her? Collapse under the weight of my jealousy? I'm sure I'll never see the day when someone introduces me as such: "This is Gina. She reads more books in a month than most people do in a year. And she's married to an accountant."
There's too much emphasis on the wrong things in this world, and I give Taylor props for being pretty AND popular, and still wanting to do things greater than dating a boy on the football team.
Song: Come on Get Higher
Artist: Matt Nathanson
Lyric: I miss the pull of your heart/I taste the sparks on your tongue/I see angels and devils and god when you come on/Hold on
Hel-lo. That is one profound orgasm. This is the kind of song I wish someone had written about me. I know my husband loves me, but alas, the man deals in numbers, not words. "Babe I love you" is the best I'm going to get. As for me, I can't say I'm responsible for him seeing angels or devils but I'm pretty sure I've shown him the wrath of hell once or twice. Does that count? And while we're on the subject of hell...
Artist: Bruno Mars
Lyric: Tell the devil I said hey when you get back to where you're from
While I despise the rest of this song for its stalker-ish qualities, I love this line. What a creative way to tell someone to go to Hell!
Song: End of Innoncence
Artist: Don Henley
Lyric: I need to remember this/So baby give me just one kiss/And let me take a long last look/Before we say goodbye /Just lay your head back on the ground/And let your hair fall all around me/Offer up your best defense/This is the end/This is the end of the innocence
I've never been crazy about the melody to this song, but I've always loved the words, especially since there are so many layers of innocence desecrated within it. Beautiful. Nostalgic. Tragic.
Artist: Pearl Jam
Lyric: I know some day you'll have a beautiful life/I know you'll be the sun/In somebody else's sky/But why, why can't it be mine?
This is one of my favorite songs of all time. Eddie Vedders voice lends a heartbroken, haunted quality to already incredible lyrics. It's the perfect song for anyone who's given all of his or herself to someone and had their heart crushed in return. Oh Eddie. As a girl rejected by almost every boy she ever longed for (except the one who mattered most), I find myself wanting to smack your muse for shattering your world and thank her for making you produce this epitome of amazingness.
Last but not least, if my book ever becomes a real book, and then becomes a movie, Second Star to the Right from an awesome local band, Waking Eliot, must go on the soundtrack!
And... am I showing my age if I say Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard is still one of the greatest dance songs ever? And showing my immaturity by admitting I loved the Justin Bieber number on Glee last night?
So what music is YOUR muse?