3.6.15 | Summertime – Bridget Mendler

Stand-out Lyric/s – Stars Are Bright Outside My Window / Wake Up This Song Echoes Off My Pillow / And I Remember, Oh I Remember / I Remember My Summer With You

When I got home from work, my boyfriend was waiting, with The Secret World of Arriety ready to go. I had told him previously that I hadn’t seen the movie and was really wanting to. My fiancé and I have a love for children’s movies in the fact that they are silly, touching, and interesting. We are also huge Disney fans, so we are game to always see something that Disney puts out.
Last year, for our summer vacation, we went to Disney World. It was a long time in the making, but we finally did it, and I know we shouldn’t be, but we were pretty proud of ourselves. This song not only set a good pace for the movie but it reminded me of being away with John-Mark and escaping our crazy, hectic work schedules. We woke up every morning in Disney World with a full itinerary and our hearts ready for just one another. Spending the time with him in DIsney was so special because we were just with each other and no one else in the world mattered at the moment. We were genuinely happy being there and holding each other the whole time and just having an experience together. I can’t wait for our many other adventures to come, no matter what they may be.

Yours for the listening,
Kelly

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3.5.15 | Bruises – Chairlift

Stand-out Lyric/s – I tried to do handstands for you / But every time I fell for you / I’m permanently black and blue, permanently blue / For you

This is another song that I classify as an upbeat song that has depressing undertones to it.
This song also holds a really fond memory for me. In my last relationship, my brother became pretty close with the guy that I was with. I remember spending the summer in New Jersey with them, and they would always go off on their own and go fishing or go to the mall, and just be completely comfortable with one another.
When we were celebrating our 2 year anniversary, my brother sent me a link on my Facebook page. It was a video of my brother congratulating us on our anniversary and what he thought of us! It also had him dancing to this song as well, if I remember correctly.
It was such a happy video and a funny one too. So now, every time I hear this song, I just feel happy and I think of my brother and how silly he is. I also think of how compassionate he is for the people that he loves, and thats something that I deeply admire about him.

Yours for the listening,
Kelly

3.3.15 | Stay the Night – Zedd / Hayley Williams

Stand-out Lyric/sI am a fire, you’re gasoline / Come pour yourself all over me / We’ll let this place go down in flames only one more time

First off, I’ll start with I’m in love with Hayley Williams from Paramore. Always have been, always will. I believe her voice will always sound amazing, no matter her age. I’ve been listening to her since the beginning and anything she does will make me happy. Enough of me sounding like a stalker.
When I first heard this song, my fiancé and I were kinda on the rocks at the moment. We were still talking to each other every day but not technically “dating” again yet.
I remember hearing this song and feeling this way every time I got to see him. I always thought it was going to be the last time that we spent with each other and that was so scary to me but I was also thankful that I even got another time with him. I tried to keep my emotions at bay when I was with him, and tried to think in the back of my head that we were just friends at the moment, but it was so hard because of the chemistry we had with one another. When I ask him about that time in his life, he tells me that he still loved me and never stopped but we needed to be apart so that both of us could grow and be our own person without one another and it was very true. Looking back for myself, I would never want to go back to that, but I’d be lying if I said it didn’t help. We are stronger and more in love then ever and I can’t imagine our love being what it is without that time apart.

Yours for the listening,
Kelly

2.26.15 | Piece by Piece – Kelly Clarkson

Stand-out Lyric/s – He never walks away / He never asks for money / He takes care of me / He loves me / Piece by piece / He restored my faith / That a man can be kind

I have definitely stayed away from Kelly Clarkson’s music in the last couple of years. It hasn’t really been my style and I felt as if she was trying too hard to be mainstream that everything seemed very dull. Her new song “Heartbeat Song”, is a testament to that statement.
I decided to try this song last week and the chorus that I mentioned above, has been stuck in my head since then. In the way that I interpret this song, I see it as being about God and being about a man that takes care of you and your family while comparing the two to a father figure who has left you on your own.
Theres not much I have to say about the way I feel when I hear this song, except that it makes me smile and makes me happy that I have found my someone. That I don’t have to worry about being left stranded or having to do anything fully alone. I have found a man that supports me no matter what and he has given me a relationship with God that I never thought I could achieve. I also have an amazing father and mother, who have guided me through life with love and acceptance. Who taught me to reach for the stars but to always keep both feet on the ground, and finding the perfect balance is the key to life. With those people in my life, I have nothing to worry about.

Yours for the listening,
Kelly

2.25.15 | Outside – Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding

Stand-out Lyric/sGotta be so strong / There’s a power in what you do / Now every other day I’ll be watching you / I’ll show you what it feels like / Now I’m on the outside / We did everything right /Now I’m on the outside

I don’t know what it is about Ellie Goulding lately. I can sit through a whole day of nothing but her songs and still be content with listening to more. I know that this is technically Calvin Harris’ song but Ellie steals the show for me. I watched the music video for this song about 2 weeks ago and its imagery is still with me.
I remember being in an unhealthy relationship and never really knowing what was going to come next with him. In addition to that feeling, I also didn’t know how to get out of the relationship. I felt the internal ticking clock of our relationship and I tried to fight it, thinking that it would get better or thinking that I’d just learn to deal with it. Of course, it wasn’t always that way, so that’s why I had hope that it would sort itself out.
When you’re in that kind of relationship whether it be physically or emotionally abusive, you make up all the excuses in the world to not leave and you defend you and your partners obnoxious and insane behavior to the very end. It’s not until you finally make the big decision to leave that you see how messed up everything was. When you are on the outside.
He came back for me, and continued trying for about a year after I had ended things. He kept saying how perfect we were and how much he loved me. I wanted him so badly to see the things that I was finally seeing. I wanted him to be on the outside with me looking in at what once was our relationship and see how toxic it was, for both of us.

Yours for the listening,
Kelly

2.20.15 | Disjointed – Copeland

Stand-out Lyric/sAnd I will breathe you even when we’re sinking down. / And as we’re drifting further, / hold you closer to me now. / Nora close your eyes; we’re going under.

So on Spotify, I follow a girl that I watch on YouTube named Meghan Rienks. She’s a little much when I watch er on YouTube but her music taste is on point. Anytime I want to hear some laid back, semi-depressing music, I always click to go to her Spotify playlists. She had a playlist called “Writing” and I decided to write to it one day when I was writing this blog!
This song made me leave my webpage to see who it was. The “Nora, close your eyes” part was catchy and I wanted to know more about the song.
From what I understand, I believe the song is talking about the feeling you get when you first fall in love with someone and how you feel like your mind and your heart are not in sync with each other.
When my fiancé and I were first getting together, I definitely remember feeling this way. I knew he felt the same way too and it was hard to find a balance of “Do we tell each other how madly in love we are?” and “I want to savor the way I feel about you and not show too much.” I remember laying in a bed at his friends house and we just starred at each other for what felt like the longest time, not saying anything but saying EVERYTHING. We wanted to tell each other that we loved one another but we both felt maybe it wasn’t the right time because it felt too quick. This song made me think of that time.
I do not regret not saying it to him that night because when we finally said it to each other it was perfect and beautiful and what I wanted.

Yours for the listening,
Kelly

2.15.15 | Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding

Stand-out Lyric/sYeah, I’ll let you set the pace / Cause I’m not thinking straight / My head spinning around I can’t see clear no more / What are you waiting for?

I heard this song a few times on the radio but it didn’t catch my attention until today. I think because my head is still filled with clouds and my stomach still with butterflies from getting a ring from my man.
I can literally say that I have never felt more loved then when he looks at me or touches me. Everything he does, is for God and for me, and I could not be more thankful. I know sometimes I get on him about going out more but I just want us to both take on this crazy world together and try new things together. Even if he is the biggest homebody in the world, I’m so glad that I can come home to him. And that he’ll be there.
Also, I’ve recently become obsessed with Ellie Goulding. I used to really hate her voice but the more I listen to it, the more I see how unique and cool it is. There are certain songs of hers that I still can’t really listen to because they annoy me, but this one is definitely not one. It will hold a special place in my heart for a very long time, because it was released around the same time that good things happened to me. 🙂

Yours for the listening,
Kelly