Hippie

They sent them out to die, they really crossed the line. A story left in time, forgotten in their minds. They were left far behind, they weren’t treated kind.

They didn’t have a choice, they didn’t have a voice. They were sent out to fight a fight that wasn’t worth it, and payed a price and mourned in curses.

All the stolen voices that will someday be returned, here is an ode to all those who served. Their lives should not have been put on the line, they were the victims of a cruel and dark demise.

They lost a war not worth it.

Crush

Every time you smile, my heart beats as if I have run for miles. Every time I stare into your gorgeous eyes, I feel a sense of peace that I simply just cannot describe.

Your long, majestic, shiny, and oh so very holy golden, soft, honey blonde hair falls perfectly around your beautiful angelic face. With your sparkly ocean sky blue eyes I get lost in as my heart begins to race, and my hands and knees they shake. Your glorious eyes shine brighter than diamonds, lighting up your magnificent, breathtaking, delicate grace.

I adore everything about you, especially the little things you do that blow me away. Like that lovely, adorable, cute scrunched face and smile you make whenever I give you a compliment – it never fails to take my breath away.

You are beautiful, you are kind, you are always on my mind. You are inspirational, you are outgoing, you work so hard and you are oh so very smart.

You are driven, you are unique, you are so amazing and sweet. You are funny, you have sensational style, your personality is fun and wild.

You are the most beautiful woman ever to walk the earth, inside and out. From the bottom of my heart, I tell you of these facts without a doubt.

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.

Closer to You ~ The Wallflowers (Lyrics In Description)

Hey guys! In the past I’ve done plenty of lyrics in description blogs, and today I’m taking a look at one of my all time favorite songs by one of my all time favorite bands – “Closer to You”, by The Wallflowers. In the previous blog, I had already explained a little bit of it. But, I thought it’d be fun to analyze the whole thing. I really do love everything about this song. It sounds sweet and haunting, and at the same time. And the lyrics really hit home. Let’s dive into ‘em right now….

VERSE #1

How soft a whisper can get, when you’re walkin’ through a crowded space. I hear every word being said, and I remember that everyday I get a little bit closer to you. You.

Verse #1 is all about introducing the setting, in my opinion. He’s walking with this girl as she talks to him, as he listens intensely to every word she says. And he remembers that every time they meet up again, he knows her a little better than the last. Therefore, he gets closer to her. From no physical contact, to a high five, to hugging – to me.

VERSE #2

How long an hour can take, when you’re starin’ into open space. When I feel I’m slipping further away, well I remember that everyday I get a little bit closer to you.

CHORUS

You. To you. You.

The chorus is just a filler-in hook, of course.

Verse #2, however is just kicking up the relatable level. The lyrics depict the story furthermore. “How long an hour can take”, implies that he is waiting for something (for when he can see her, of course…)

Staring into open space is just a filler that rhymes due to verse #1.

“When I feel I’m slipping further away, I remember that everyday I get a little bit closer to you…”

Whenever he feels himself slide into depression due to being apart from her for such long periods of time, he looks up in hope remembering that another day that passes – is another day closer to seeing her again. When he feels he’s slipping further away, he remembers everyday he gets a little bit closer to you, thus boosting his mood – getting butterflies thinking about the next time they meet.

INTERLUDE

These are the days that I won’t get back, I won’t hear you cry or hear you laugh. And when it’s a quiet, and I don’t hear a thing. Well, I can always hear you breathe. You know there’s nowhere else I’ve wanted to be, than be there when you needed me. I’m sorry too, but don’t give up on me. And just remember that when you were asleep, I got a little bit closer to you.

CHORUS

You. To you. You.

OUTRO

You know there’s nowhere else I’ve wanted to be (you)

Than be there when you needed me (to you)

I’m sorry too, but don’t give up on me (you)

And just remember that when you were asleep, I got a little bit closer to you.

The interlude is the section of the song that most listeners classify as a real puzzler. In reality, it’s pretty self explanatory.

After only seeing her so often, he counts the days till he sees her again. Those days he counts are days he won’t get back, and he won’t spend time with her – laughing with her and crying with her. People view him wasting his time by counting those days, but for him – it makes the wait less agonizing.

“And when it’s quiet, and I don’t hear a thing. Well, I can always hear you breathe.”

When he is alone, with nothing but his thoughts and memories of the time he spent with her – he can’t talk to or see her. But he can still remember the wonderful sound that was her breathing.

At this point in the lyrics, he’s made mistakes along the way and the distance becomes tough for him. She feels sorry. He’s sorry too, but he pleads her not to give up on him because of that.

“I’m sorry too, but don’t give up on me.”…

I’ve always loved this part. He’s saying he’s sorry, but on top of that – asking for her to give him another chance, and that he will do anything he can to make it right. And to make it up to her.

This next line is wildly debated, but everyone always gets it wrong.

“When you were asleep I got a little bit closer to you…”

Many people get confused, saying this line means that he took advantage of her – getting physically closer.

While in reality, the context of the word closer is the same as it is used in the rest of song. He means EMOTIONALLY closer, and LITERALLY closer to seeing her again.

Sleeping isn’t what it actually means. What it means in this context, is just another way people represent night. And once night comes around, another day passes. And another day that passes, is one more day closer to seeing her again, and one day further away from him being apart from her. And also, he knows she dreams about him too, and one day she’ll have to do something about it. And one day, they will be together. While not reciprocated now, when she dreams – he appears because of how much he thinks about her. What goes around, comes around.

“And just remember” part means that whether she remembers it or not, he was there for her during her darkest hour and toughest times. So she shouldn’t give up on him because of this, even though he messed up. He loves her, and will always be there for her – even though he messed up along the way. He’ll do whatever he can to make it up to her, and will stand by her through everything.

That’s why this song is just musical perfection. Amazing composition that just matches the genius lyrics together…no other word can be used other than “perfectly”…

Thanks for reading guys. If you’re ever experiencing the emotion of a long distance kind of relationship or unrequited love, or even loss of a deceased loved one – this song will let you know you aren’t alone.

See ya 🤘🏻

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