Change

It seems as if everywhere I go people call me “that guy”. When the reality is I am not, and I haven’t been for quite sometime. Open up your mind, can’t you see that I have changed my life? I had been shown to me myself, and I have become someone else. Let me be me please.

I am not the same person that I was before. You probably wouldn’t even recognize me anymore. You are allowed to outgrow people, and this includes past versions of yourself. Sometimes it is better to change than stay the same, especially if it is in a positive way.

I don’t care what people say, I’ll go as far to change my name. You didn’t know me then, so I wouldn’t expect you to recognize how I’ve changed now. But I have changed, and no longer will I let people down. Nor will I walk around with a frown. That individual no longer exists. He could’ve started the apocalypse. He was in need of change. He was lost. But no longer will he hang his head down in shame, for he has changed in the very best of ways.

The Darkness Or The Light

They say that the light will fight, and that God shall hold me tight. They say that the cross has won, and that our sins are undone. They say the demons loose, and that you must choose – between the darkness and the light.

They told me long ago that nobody truly knows why we are deceived. But everyday by God’s grace, we are given the opportunity to start a new life. But only if we can find the fight, between the darkness and the light. I don’t know why, but sometimes I fail to find the difference between the darkness and the light.

All I can do is hope the light fights off the night, and not have fright – whilst having faith in Him that everything will be alright. Whom am I to worry? I am a child of God. Yet still clueless, I am at times. So I may just bite my lip and close my eyes, letting the years go by. Never worry, for I know what happens after I die. But on and on it will go, until the end of time – the battle of the darkness and the light.

Shame

As I look up at the sky, wondering how I’m still alive – I see a shadow of a raven peering deep into my lies. They go as deep as outer space, a never ending void. Like a black hole, it sucks away all my joy.

Is there a way out? I am yet to know. Yet I go and I go, trying to move forward. Like a black cat, I am an outcast. I am misunderstood. As I read between the lines of graphite passed down onto me, I learn through all of this pain – there is nowhere I’d rather be.

There is always light at the end of the tunnel, even through the darkest of times. And until the day I die, I will strain to move forward from past mistakes and be alright. Nothing lasts forever, darkness will end sometime. But for now like a bento box, I am left forgotten and far behind.

Glowing Goddess ❤️

There is truly no one more beautiful than you, no even comes close or compares. Your divine beauty puts all else to shame, there is no comparison, it would be unfair. You are the most beautiful woman in the world, truthfully I declare.

You have the most perfect, stunningly beautiful blue eyes that combine the wonderful mix of the ocean and the sky. I’ve never seen such gorgeous eyes that shine so bright, as the sight of your marvelous, long, glorious golden hair makes me loose my mind. It does not shine like the sun, it downright replaces it without question all day and all day night, 365. The very thought of you is a reminder of the good that is in life. On my mind every minute of every day, you bring me happiness and joy all the time. Whenever you need me, I’ll be there for you by your side both day and night.

You are the most kind person I have ever met, as you treat everyone around you with love and respect. Loving towards animals, friends, and family – you are a light in the lives of so many. Please never change who you are, because you are beyond extraordinary. From your amazing work ethic which continues to inspire me to work harder, to your gorgeous smile that makes me knees weak as they begin to shake – there is not a thing about you in need of change. You are perfect and flawless in every single way. You make expressing my feelings easy, when they are usually hard to explain. You are a goddess and a queen, so please do forgive me if I tend to act a little strange. You inspire me, motivate me, and take away the pain. Thank you for being you, every night and every day.

Top 10 Greatest Rock Bands Who Regularly Worked As A Unit In Songwriting.

1. Green Day

A little bit under half of Green Day’s songs are written as a unit, where as the %60 are written solely by Billie Joe Armstrong. Hits written solely by Billie Joe include “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams”, “Basket Case”, “Wake Me Up When September Ends”, “Brain Stew”, “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)”, & much much more. Hits written by all band members include “Holiday”, “Waiting”, “21 Guns”, “Jesus Of Suburbia”, & others. When the band works as a unit in songwriting – Billie Joe writes the lyrics, melody, & guitar parts. Mike Dirnt writes the bassline. Tre Cool writes the drumfills. I can’t name a single Green Day song that’s lyrics weren’t written solely by Billie Joe Armstrong.

2. Counting Crows

About %90 of Counting Crows work, they all wrote together as a unit. However, similarly to Green Day – no lyrics were made by any members other than frontman Adam Duritz. Guess I better change the name to ‘10 Greatest Rock Bands Who Regularly Worked As A Unit In Composing’, huh? Or who regularly helped out in composition….

3. Pearl Jam

Just like the Crows and Green Day, Pearl Jam’s members typically each wrote their own parts. Vedder wrote the lyrics, melody. McCready wrote the lead guitar. Gossard wrote the rhythm guitar. Ament wrote the basslines. Cameron wrote the drum sections. Some PJ songs are written solely by Vedder. Not many. No songs include any other members writing lyrics. Plenty of people such as Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins, who don’t play drums or other instruments still write the drum parts/other instrument parts due to the sound they want. And they want to be called ‘The Boss’, like Springsteen…

4. Stone Temple Pilots

Typically, but not always – STP composed the songs together. Scott wrote the words and the melody. Dean wrote the guitar parts. Robert wrote the basslines. Eric wrote the drum sections. Occasionally, other members pitched in on lyrics. But it was rare. In fact, the only I can think of that was a hit right off the top of my head like that was 1992’s ‘Creep’. In which Robert wrote the “This I feel as the dawn it fades to grey”. To add on to Weiland’s chorus he wrote, so it wouldn’t sound empty. Then again, that’s only one lyric. But a fairly major one I suppose.

5. U2

This legendary Irish quartet did it the same as everyone else before them on this list. The frontman Bono wrote the lyrics and melody, guitarist The Edge wrote the guitar, bassist Adam Clayton wrote the bass, & drummer Larry Mullen Jr. wrote the drums. On random occasions, other members helped with lyrical writings – but not often. They did however regularly work as a unit when it came down to composing the music.

6. Dave Matthews Band

Under half the time, DMB worked as a unit in composing. But most of the time Dave wrote all the music and all the words, telling them what he wanted it to sound like. But at the same time – they did regularly write their own parts. As in, each member at some point or another on pretty much every record wrote the part to their instrument. Almost every album, for a song at least.

7. The Beatles

While the four of them rarely ever wrote lyrics together, it is the only band on the list I can think of so far where all the members had played a major part in actually writing the songs and lyrics. Each member wrote their own songs solely by themselves, and sung them too. That’s the only band on this list I can think of like that…

8. The Rolling Stones

Typically, each member wrote the part to their instrument. If there’s a Stones song out there where the lyrics weren’t written by Mick Jagger and/or Brian Jones, I don’t what it is…

9. Queen

Each member of Queen solely wrote at least one hit. They also worked together regularly on lyrics, and writing the part to their own instrument. Them and The Beatles worked together the most.

10. The Police

Legendary trio where each member usually wrote their own part. But the other members other than lead singer Sting pitched in with lyrics regularly. Sting wrote the basslines and words, Andy Summers wrote the guitar and helped with the lyrics, & Stewart Copeland wrote the drums and often helped with Summers an Sting’s word workings.

10 90’s Rock Frontmen, 20 Year Transformation.

1. Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins.

1999 (age 32):

2019 (age 52):

2. Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day.

1999 (age 27):

2019 (age 47):

3. Adam Duritz of Counting Crows.

1999 (age 35):

2019 (age 55):

4. Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam.

1999 (age 35):

2019 (age 55):

6. Dave Matthews of Dave Matthews Band.

1999 (age 32):

2019 (age 52):

7. Gavin Rossdale of Bush.

1999 (age 33):

2019 (age 53):

8. Thom Yorke of Radiohead.

1999 (age 31):

2019 (age 51):

9. Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers.

1999 (age 37):

2019 (age 57):

10. Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes.

1999 (age 33):

2019 (age 53):