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Heart Songs

Posted in Life, Music with tags , , , , , , , on April 29, 2013 by zero dinh

Please click here on Weezer’s “Heart Songs”  with lyrics of course: http://youtu.be/58cRl7Kiwds

I relate to this song because I grew up with these same  artist mentioned. But when the beat drops a little and they bring up Nirvana and then into how and why they started a band…  that’s the part I really connect with. The inspiration that Weezer got from their “Heart Songs” would circle around for them to create their own music that would become someone else “Heart Songs” and inspiration. The flow is natural… good. Like a bee providing pollen for the flower, it works because it’s supposed to work. When we inspire each other to inspire each other  magic and miracles happen because we are working it right. And when we inspire each other to help each other things get accomplished. Lives get better. All great philosophers and religious figures have taught this way of helping each other, it goes back to our tribal beginnings, working together.

Now one may play Devil’s Advocate and say,  “Yea, but creation also comes from chaos and destruction.” And it does, and sometimes is needed. But if we listen to our selves, if we listen to each other, the flow of understanding, like water, moves naturally.  We have been shown and taught this each and every day, not just from those we deem important, but every one of us showing each other a better way, the right way. Of course darkness will always be there, bad things will happen even if there were no bad people.  And our creations will always reflect this, we need the “horror movie” , we need the “explicit lyrics”,  we need the bad and the good… but we should try to be inspired by the good. Good inspiration creates good inspiration… and things just work better that way, don’t believe me, then live without all these little gadgets we have now a days from what we have been inspired to create.  And that’s just a small part of it. The people, places, and things  in our lives help  inspire us to be part of creation and ideas that spin back on the people, places, and things in our lives. And then like a spinning wheel it just works.

Good inspiration can come from any where… but for me, music is at the top. And my “Heart Songs”, the ones that really hit my soul,  those are where I look for my real inspiration . And I’m sure many of you out there feel the same way.  Here’s a few of my “Heart Songs”:

I’m sure I’m not the only one who puts “Imagine” by John Lennon at the top of their “Heart Songs” (click here for video): http://youtu.be/XLgYAHHkPFs

Imagine all the people sharing all the world“. Is anything more even needed to be said? I guess so, because Lennon was shot dead and we are all still fighting over this world. But we shouldn’t let the negative take away the inspiration of John Lennon and this truly inspiring song. But for me if the darkness does try to negate the positive flow of my life I listen to a song from my other musical hero Nikki Sixx. The song “Life is Beautiful” by his band SIXX A.M. helps me to remember… um, well… Life is beautiful! (click here for video) http://youtu.be/MJDDxHIaaVk

“I was waiting for my hearse

What came next was so much  worse

It took a funeral to  make me feel alive

Just open your eyes

Just open your eyes

And see that life is beautiful.”

In fact both Sixx A.M. albums,  The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack and This Is Gonna Hurt, are full of inspiring and insightful songs and I highly recommend them both. And I’m sure I’ll mention many more songs from these albums as this blog moves forward.

“Everlong” by Foo Fighters (click here for video) http://youtu.be/eBG7P-K-r1Y  was my wedding song as well as a “Heart Song” and means so much too me  because Sassy never stopped when I said when.

And there are lots of songs I would consider “Heart Songs” that have made up the soundtrack of my life. They mix with all those people, places, and things spinning in life’s circles.

I’m sure most of you reading this have your own “life soundtrack”, feel free to leave comments about your own “Heart Songs”.

I’ll leave you with a song trilogy from the end of the album “III Sides to Every Story” by the band Extreme. The album was divided into 3 parts: YOURS, MINE, and THE TRUTH. The last part is 3 songs woven together to create a lullaby of life and I play it whenever my mood gets deep and I start questioning if any of this means ANYTHING. (click here to hear the songs played together as they are ment to be heard, the lyrics are below, I know, another long one, but just trust me…)

http://youtu.be/88CHZ0KBCdU

“Rise ‘N Shine”

Dawn wakes the silence, of a fainted lullaby Day breaks the eyelid, from a song sung in my eye

Night rests in peace, as the sun mourns the sky All’s accounted for sheep, over a horizon’s I

RISE, RISE ‘N SHINE A NEW DAY IS COMING RISE, RISE IN TIME FOR EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN

And when you see, a south wind blow Forecasting, you will know, a hot day, will be on the way (Foolish one) You analyze, the earth and the sky I ask you why, you can’t analyze the signs, of the present time

I had a dream, not unlike the one from old Of a man king, whose head was made of gold Stand castles of sand weather the sundials rise ‘n fall Chasing wind through your hands, ’til water runs dry the well

DREAM, DANIEL, DREAM FOR WHAT’S YET TO COME SEE, DANIEL, SEE FOR EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN

And in the West, a cloud appears For shadows of a coming shower near, Oh, so near (Hypocrites) You analyze, the earth and the sky I ask you why, you can’t analyze the signs, of the present time

Vanity, Yes, all is vanity Vanity, Yes, all’s futility

For one that dies, another’s born Where laughter’s heard, comforters mourn There’s a time for everything

A song for love, even abhor An olive branch, or winter’s war There’s a time for EVERYTHING, UNDER THE SUN

“Am I Ever Gonna Change”

I’m tired of being me, and I don’t like what I see, I’m not who I appear to be So I start off every day, down on my knees I will pray, for a change in any way But as the day goes by, I live through another lie, if it’s any wonder why

AM I EVER GONNA CHANGE WILL I ALWAYS STAY THE SAME IF I SAY ONE THING, THEN I DO THE OTHER IT’S THE SAME OLD SONG, THAT GOES ON FOREVER AM I EVER GONNA CHANGE I’M THE ONLY ONE TO BLAME WHEN I THINK I’M RIGHT, I WIND UP WRONG IT’S A FUTILE FIGHT, GONE ON TOO LONG

Please tell me if it’s true, am I too old to start anew, cause that’s what I want to do But time and time again, when I think I can, I fall short in the end So why do I even try, Will it matter when I die, Can anyone hear my cry?

AM I EVER GONNA CHANGE TAKE IT DAY BY DAY MY WILL IS WEAK AND MY FLESH TOO STRONG THIS PEACE I SEEK TILL THY KINGDOM COMES

“Who Cares?”

Tell me, Jesus, are you angry? One more sheep has, just gone astray A hardening of hearts, turning to stone Wandering off, so far from home So many children, losing time Walk in darkness, looking for a sign Chasing their rainbows, the future looks so bright Slowly we’re losing, Sight of the light

WHO CARES? WHO CARES? WHO CARES? TELL ME WHO CARES? WHO CARES?

All alone, out in the cold Can’t look back, am I growing old I chose a path, is this my fate Am I finding out, the truth too late

[CHORUS]

Here I am, a naked man Nothing to hide with empty hands Remember me, I am the one Who lost his way, your Prodigal Son

WHO CARES? WHO CARES? WHO CARES? TELL ME WHO CARES? WHO CARES?

AM I EVER GONNA CHANGE WILL I ALWAYS STAY THE SAME SAY ONE THING THEN I DO THE OTHER SAME OLD SONG GOES ON FOREVER RISE, RISE ‘N SHINE A NEW DAY IS COMING YES IT IS!