Gratitude

When the world crumbles around you, you have to look a the wreckage and then build a new one out of all the pieces that are still here.

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Babe – Emeli Sande

I was lost
In the dead of night
But then came angels
I could not fight no
All of a sudden, I’m fading
I was blinded, by the light
Til you said

Babe
It’s okay, it’s okay now
Let it out, let it love, let it rain down
Hold me now, hold me down, hold me always
Babe, babe, babe, now
Babe, say my name, it’s okay now
Say it loud, shout it out, down the hallway
Love me now, love me now, love me always
Babe, babe, babe

There were sirens
Out to get me
So by now, I swear I’ve heard it all
I just pray
You choose to catch me
But either way
You’re always worth the fall
So I said

Babe it’s okay, it’s okay now
Let it out, let it love, let it rain down
Hold me now, hold me down, hold me always
Babe, babe, babe
Babe, say my name, it’s okay now
Say it loud, shout it out, down the hallway
Love me now, love me now, love me always
Babe, babe, babe, now
Babe, say my name, it’s okay now
Say it loud, shout it out, down the hallway
Love me now, love me now, love me always
Babe, babe

Hey, all the things that they say
Love cause the things they choose to hate
It’s just a love that they’re afraid of
But see, I’m not afraid to take a leap
Not afraid to get too deep
Singing long live the angels
And hey hey, take note of colours in your dreams
Things aren’t as dark as they may seem
Remember fear is in no way truthful
And I say what luck to find you in this life
I’ve been around so many times
And never found someone so beautiful

So babe
It’s okay, it’s okay now
Let it out, let it love, let it rain down
Hold me now, hold me down, hold me always
Babe, babe, babe, now
Babe, say my name, it’s okay now
Say it loud, shout it out, down the hallway
Love me now, love me now, love me always
Babe, babe, babe, now

Now, babe
Babe, say my name, it’s okay now
Say it loud, shout it out, down the hallway
Love me now, love me now, love me always
Babe, babe, babe, now

So babe
It’s okay, it’s okay now
Let it out, let it love, let it rain down
Hold me now, hold me down, hold me always
Babe, babe, babe

Hurts – Emeli Sande

Baby I’m not made of stone
It hurts
Loving you the way I do
It hurts

Hold tight it’s a sing-a-long
I’m alright, I’m alright, but I could be wrong, baby
I know you remember me
5’3 in the back of the lavory, come on
You could at least try and look at me
Oh man, oh man, what a tragedy, ha ha
Bang, bang, there goes paradise
I chill why we always had to roll the dice, la la
Heartbeat in the regular
Two seats in the back of the cinema, hazy
Ah yeah, you’re forgettin’ it
And all the mad shit we did after that, crazy
Your heart, come on baby
I swear you’re giving me shivers, shivers

Baby, I’m not made of stone
It hurts
Loving you the way I do
It hurts
When all that’s left to do is watch
It burns
Oh baby, I’m not made of stone
It hurts

Hold on it’s a marathon
Run fast, run fast like the rivers run, god damn
Never seen in the restaurant
I took a minute till the penny dropped, you know
My tears don’t fall too often
But your knife is cuttin’ me deep
Deep, deep, deep, deep, deep, deep, deep

Baby, I’m not made of stone
It hurts
Loving you the way I do
It hurts
When all that’s left to do is watch
It burns
Oh baby, I’m not made of stone
It hurts

It hurts the way
That you pretend you don’t remember
It hurts the way
That you forget our times together
Like the time
Laid in bed when you said it’s forever, baby
I can’t, I can’t explain no more

Baby, I’m not made of stone
It hurts
Oh, loving you the way I do
It hurts
When all that’s left to do is watch
It burns
Oh baby, I’m not made of stone
It hurts

Oh baby, I’m not made of stone
It hurts
Loving you the way I do
It hurts

Good Life – Zhu

Life is all about you and not at all about you
Now, that’s two opposing thoughts and yet both of them are true
How can you experience everything you choose to do
While observing the experience you’re having from a higher view
See, it’s the question, not the answer, that’s the higher view
Otherwise, you couldn’t differentiate between the two
Awareness? But of who?
You think you hurt me, but I promise I was letting you
They say we’re all one, but where have we been headed to
I’d rather die free than have to live inside a petting zoo
I am the journey that I’m getting to

I could be it all, I’ll make a good life
Let me lose my mind, it’s the only way to love
Only way to, only way to love
I could be it all, I’ll make a good life
Let me lose my mind, it’s the only way to love
Only way to, only way to love

Gratitude is my destination
My destiny is perfectly aligned with this location
I am the map, so I travel back in time
I have everything I want cause my imagination is mine
But mind is not enough for me cause I am not my mind
I could see it all, but never get to see I’m truly blind
I could be it all, but all identities intertwine
The moon is only bright cause it reflects the sun’s shine

I could be it all, I’ll make a good life
Let me lose my mind, it’s the only way to love
Only way to, only way to love

It’s not the human race, it’s just the human race
There’s nothing left to chase, we do not run this place
But both medicine and poison’s an acquired taste
So I started taking selfies of somebody else’s face

Tell me something
What is more genius than a child’s laughter
Are we not simply the children of this world?

Praying – Kesha

“Am I dead? Or is this one of those dreams? Those horrible dreams that seem like they last forever? If I am alive, why? Why? If there is a God or whatever, something, somewhere, why have I been abandoned by everyone and everything I’ve ever known? I’ve ever loved? Stranded. What is the lesson? What is the point? God, give me a sign, or I have to give up. I can’t do this anymore. Please just let me die. Being alive hurts too much.”

Well, you almost had me fooled

Told me that I was nothing without you

Oh, and after everything you’ve done

I can thank you for how strong I have become

‘Cause you brought the flames and you put me through hell

I had to learn how to fight for myself

And we both know all the truth I could tell

I’ll just say this is I wish you farewell

I hope you’re somewhere praying, praying

I hope your soul is changing, changing

I hope you find your peace

Falling on your knees, praying

I’m proud of who I am

No more monsters, I can breathe again

And you said that I was done

Well, you were wrong and now the best is yet to come

‘Cause I can make it on my own

And I don’t need you, I found a strength I’ve never known

I’ve been thrown out, I’ve been burned (I’ll bring thunder, I’ll bring rain)

When I’m finished, they won’t even know your name

You brought the flames and you put me through hell

I had to learn how to fight for myself

And we both know all the truth I could tell

I’ll just say this is I wish you farewell

I hope you’re somewhere praying, praying

I hope your soul is changing, changing

I hope you find your peace

Falling on your knees, praying

Oh, sometimes, I pray for you at night

Oh, someday, maybe you’ll see the light

Oh, some say, in life you gonna get what you give

But some things, only God can forgive

I hope you’re somewhere praying, praying

I hope your soul is changing, changing

I hope you find your peace

Falling on your knees, praying

 

When Future Me Meets Present Me

Dear Me,

I know it’s tough because you’ve given all you’ve had and they’ve decided that it isn’t enough. You’ve taken all that you can and in this moment, you feel like breaking. Stay strong as there is lesson in the heartache and power found within the pain. You are who you are and you deserve the type of love you’ve been brave enough to give.

Love,

You.

T.O.N.Y. – Solange

T.O.N.Y don’t call no more
No not at all no more
Maybe there’s something wrong with his phone
Or maybe it’s morning and the thrill is gone
I’m not sure if I’m still respected
And I’m not in a rush to feel rejected
Not by T.O.N.Y

T.O.N.Y don’t care no more
He doesn’t want me there no more
I just wanna know what I did wrong
Damn this’ll make a real good song
And I don’t have these nights to often
I wish I could take my mind off it
But I really like T.O.N.Y

And he wasn’t just some regular guy
T.O.N.Y’s actually The Other Night oh whY

I could’ve been in love by now
If it wasn’t for T.O.N.Y
Ooh I could’ve been in love by now
If it wasn’t for T.O.N.y ah

Me and T.O.N.Y don’t speak no more
It’s almost been a weak oh no
My the time it goes so fast
But I still refuse to call his ass
I remember the way that I reacted
And today’s even more attractive
But I really miss T.O.N.Y

But then T.O.N.Y called me one day
He said that he just called to say hey
And it wasn’t until he called me back
That I realized I needed more than that
I’m a lot wiser and a little older
Hey baby it was nice to know ya
Goodbye T.O.N.Y

Still he wasn’t just some regular guy
T.O.N.Y’s actually The Other Night oh whY

I could’ve been in love by now
If it wasn’t for T.O.N.Y (Ooh)
I could’ve been in love by now
If it wasn’t for T.O.N.Y

I don’t go with yesterday no more (Ooh)
Now I’m feeling free (I’m feeling free)
Today tomorrow told me (What it say?)
That’s where I should be (That’s where I should be)

So I’m moving on (I’m moving)
Yes I’m moving on (I’m going, oh, can’t wait forever)
So I’m moving on (I’m going)
Yes I’m moving on (I’m leaving, I miss you baby)

Still he wasn’t just some regular guy
T.O.N.Y’s actually the Other Night Yeah
Yeah if it wasn’t for T.O.N.Y
Ooh could’ve been in love by now
If it wasn’t for T.O.N.Y