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Human (The Killers)

Posted: March 25, 2010 in soft/Alternative

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The Killers have been around for a while, I am a big fan of their music and here is one of my favorites (Human). I have posted  earlier on in this blog, with the song When You Were Young. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Brandon Flowers said that he was irritated over the confusion about the lyrics, “Are we human or are we (Dancer)” and also that fans were unhappy with the song’s dance beat: “It’s supposed to be a dance song, (the beat) goes with the chorus…If you can’t put that together, you’re an idiot. I just don’t get why there’s a confusion about it.”

FRAYTHE FRAY

In 2002, schoolmates Isaac Slaad and Joe King formed The Fray. The band is best known for their hit single, How To Save a Life, which was released in late 2005. This song was top charted as number 3 of Billboard Hot 100 and was also a top 5 hit in Canada, Australia, Ireland, Swedan, and the United Kingdom. With How To Save a Life, came Over My Head(Cable Car) which became a top ten hit in the United States as well as Canada.

THE FRAY- NEVER SAY NEVER

b000aa7hgk_01__sclzzzzzzz_Casting Crowns is a Grammy Award and Dove Award winning Christian band that was created in 1999 by youth pastor Mark Hall from First Baptist Church in Dayton Beach, Florida. Although they’ve become a well-known and popular band, some members are presently working as ministers for Eagles Landing First Baptist Church.

jamesblack0604-l1 Finger Eleven was formed in 1989 as an alternative rock band from Canada. Origionally called Rainbow Butt Monkeys, now they are known as either F11 or Finger 11(Eleven). Presently, they have come out with five studio albums with their album The Greyest of Blue Skies, which brought them into mainstream. One Thing is the song that set Finger 11 in the United States Top 100 at number 16. When 2007 rolled around Finger 11’s newest song, Paralyzer, was placed in Canada’s Top 100 as well as the US Rock Charts and reaching number 6 on the US Hot 100 and number 12 on the Australian Singles Chart. Finger Eleven came a long way from where they started and earned the Juno Award for rock album of the year in 2008.

One thing had exposure on the following television series’: Scrubs, Smallville, and Third Watch. It had also been sung by artists Amy Lee and Evanescence.

 

From Sunset to Sunrise by Paul Wright

Chorus:

She wakes up and takes up her surfboard heads out out from the seashore and from the world in where she lives. She’s got no fears or worries at all right there just the smell of salt water that’s in the air and the sunrise.

She’s walking on water, she’s walking on water

Verse 1:

Imagine waking up no knowing if today is your last one tell me what would you say if you had somebody tell you that you’re young but youre dying which is weird cuz you feel so alive and she has a dream to be queen of the ocean mad emotion showing her devotion on her surfboard fully in motion hoping for a miracle whn her eyes first open.

(Chorus)

Verse 2:

Face up toes in the sand surfah girl gave up trying to understand why some get to live and other have to die she’s tired of goodbyes cuz they make her cry lookin in the sky blues as her eyes watchin the rising of the sun well how time flies when you’re outside and your in love and your’e havin fun remember all the days when she was layin down on the sand with her fam and she had a plan bam to wake up at the daylight watch her rise like the sun on the run from the night sunrise feels so alive when she…

(Chorus)

John Mayer(NOT MYSELF)

Posted: October 9, 2008 in Religious, soft/Alternative

Sure John Mayer has dozens of fantastic songs but right now I think this one speaks to me the most. I am, right now, struggling to be more with Christ and trying my hardest to be more Godly. I was at church last night and my pastor told us, if you don’t give everything up, you cannot be one with Christ. Well he brought up “Would you give up a scholarship to college just to go on a mission to help children in Africa?” I thought sure I would, but then he brought up friends and family and I just stopped, I thought, “Woah!” That would be hard. I don’t know if I could ever give up my family, but when push comes to shove I’ll have to choose. On my way home a friend told me that a while ago that same pastor told him that eventually you won’t be able to trust those people you care most about. I got really overwhelmed and I listen to this song all the time.. Just to help my think about where I want to be..

JOHN MAYER

NOT MYSELF LYRICS:

Suppose I said
I am on my, best behavior
there are times
I lose my worried mind 

Chorus:

Would you want me, when I’m not myself?
Wait it out while I am someone else? 

Suppose I said
Colors change for no good reason
words will go
From poetry to prose

Chorus:

Would you want me, when I’m not myself?
Wait it out while I am someone else? 

And I, in time, will come around
I always do, for you 

[instrumentals]

Suppose I said
You’re my saving grace?

[chorus]

My grace
My self
My myself and I…
When I’m someone else
When I’m someone else
When I’m someone else
When I’m not myself
Myself
Myself