Swimming In My Head…

diving in the deep end…

Could it be a message?

I don’t know, seems like some of this stuff just fits right now.

10) The Logical Song – Supertramp – “Now watch what you say or they’ll be calling you a radical.  Liberal, fanatical, criminal.”

09) Invincible – Pat Benatar – “This shattered dream you cannot justify.  We’re gonna scream until we’re satisfied.  What are we running for?  We’ve got the right to be angry.  What are we running for?  When there’s nowhere we can run to anymore.”

08) Lost! – Coldplay – “You might be a big fish in a little pond.  Doesn’t mean you’ve won.  ‘Cause along may come a bigger one.  And you’ll be lost.”

07) Velvet Rope – Janet Jackson – “We have a special need.  To feel that we belong…This special need.  That’s within us.  Brings out the best yet worst in us…Put others down to feel us up.  Oppressing me will oppress you.  Outside leave judgment, outside leave hate.  One love’s the answer, you’ll find in you.”

06) How Soon Is Now – The Smiths – “You shut your mouth.  How can you say, I go about things the wrong way?  I am human and I need to be loved, just like everybody else does.”

05) People Are People – Depeche Mode – “So we’re different colors, and we’re different creeds.  And different people have different needs.  It’s obvious you hate me though I’ve done nothing wrong.  I’ve never even met you so what could I have done?  I can’t understand what makes a man, hate another man – help me understand.  People are people so why should it be, you and I should get along so awfully?”

04) Colors of the Wind – Vanessa Williams – “You think the only people who are people.  Are the people who look and think like you.  But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you’ll learn things you never knew, you never knew.”

03) New Power Generation – Prince – “Pardon me for living, but this is my world too.  I can’t help it what’s cool to us, might be strange to you.  Pardon me for breathing, can we borrow some of your air?  The problem with you and your kind is you don’t know love is there…Pardon me for thinking, but there’s something under my hair.  I bet you thought the lights were on, but no one’s living there.  You think that if you tell enough lies, they will see the truth.  I hope they bury your old ideas, the same time they bury you.”

02) Freedom – Robert Miles – “Free – everyone is free.  In the new day that’s coming, freedom for all is our destiny…Freedom from shame.  Freedom from fear.  Freedom to live.  It’s your right to be here.”

Drumroll please…………..

Tied for number 1 is:

01) Breathe – Two of Cups – “We tend to forget, we’re all the same.  We all have joy, we all have pain.  But if we would remember, how beautiful it would be.  If we breathe.”

01) Waiting on the World To Change – John Mayer – “Now we see everything that’s going wrong with the world and those who lead it.  We just feel like we don’t have the means, to rise above and beat it.  So we keep waiting for the world to change…Now if we had the power to bring our neighbors home from war, they would never have missed a Christmas.  No more ribbons on their door.  And when you trust your television, what you get is what you got.  ‘Cause when they own the information, they can bend it all they want.  That’s why we’re waiting on the world to change.”

Now discuss…

October 28, 2008 Posted by | Music, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Just Breathe…

So…if you saw Ugly Betty on the 9th, you had to hear that haunting song that ended the episode.  That song launched me into one of my most vigorous ‘googling’ sessions to date.

I couldn’t find anything with the few lyrics that I could remember – “we all have joy and we all have pain…just breathe.”  I even wrote into the Ugly Betty blog to ask if any of the other readers knew the song.  Lo and behold, someone did and I was able to go to iTunes and buy “Breathe” by Two of Cups.

I’m not kidding when I say that the song gets in your head.  You can actually hear it on the artist’s myspace page.

It seems to capture the feeling that we all need to embrace right now.  Basically, we all have good times and bad, but how beautiful things would be if we just breathe.  At least that’s my translation.

If you have the chance, check it out…definitely puts life into perspective.

October 21, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , , | 1 Comment