Tuesday Tunes

A day for me to discuss music

Miley Cyrus: The Climb

Lyrics – I can almost see it
That dream I’m dreaming but
There’s a voice inside my head saying
You’ll never reach it,
Every step I’m taking,
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking but I
Gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high
There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb
The struggles I’m facing
The chances I’m taking
Sometimes might knock me down but
No I’m not breaking
I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I’m going to remember most yeah
Just got to keep going
And I
I gotta be strong
Just keep pushing on, ’cause
There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb (yeah)
There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes you gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb (yeah yeah ea ea)
Keep on moving
Keep climbing
Keep the faith baby
It’s all about
It’s all about
The climb
Keep the faith
Keep your faith
Whoa oh oh

My 2 cents…

The world is hurting… And the majority of us are caught up in the back and forth, and finding it to be too much. I stepped away from Facebook yesterday… Because I found that I was crying everytime I opened it up. I have been torn between wanting knowledge of current events/ family and the need to be sane (or as close as I get). I am going to choose my own sanity here. But with any mountain blocking my path… I will rest but I will not give up. I can’t be there to join the fight. But I will say that Black Lives Matter. I will say that the cop deserves a murder charge. And that my heart hurts for the fact that either of those statements are not immediately apparent.

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Alec Benjamin – Gotta Be A Reason

Lyrics –

[Chorus]
There’s gotta be a reason that I’m here on Earth
Gotta be a reason for the dust and the dirt
The changing of the seasons never changed my hurt
So what’s it worth? What’s it worth?
Worth another shot of whiskey and another sip of gin
Another drop of poison that is slowly sinking in
If we’re going down together, better take another hit
We won’t be here forever, so let’s make the best of it

[Post-Chorus]
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

[Verse 1]
Walking down to the burial ground
With a sad song in his brain
General Cloud is an old man now
But it feels like yesterday
He was on the front lines, stranded on the beach
Crawling to his best friend, floating in the sea
But he didn’t make it, he still can’t believe
How arbitrary fate is, he says

[Chorus]
There’s gotta be a reason that I’m here on Earth
Gotta be a reason for the dust and the dirt
The changing of the seasons never changed my hurt
So what’s it worth? What’s it worth?
Worth another shot of whiskey and another sip of gin
Another drop of poison that is slowly sinking in
If we’re going down together, better take another hit
We won’t be here forever, so let’s make the best of it

[Post-Chorus]
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

[Verse 2]
She went down to her job in town
With a sad song in her heart
33 with a wasted dream to become a movie star
Living out a suitcase, serving at a bar
Saving up some pennies, working after dark
Is she gonna make it? She still can’t believe
How arbitrary fate is, she says

[Chorus]
There’s gotta be a reason that I’m here on Earth
Gotta be a reason for the dust and the dirt
The changing of the seasons never changed my hurt
So what’s it worth? What’s it worth?
Worth another shot of whiskey and another sip of gin
Another drop of poison that is slowly sinking in
If we’re going down together, better take another hit
We won’t be here forever, so let’s make the best of it
[Post-Chorus]
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

[Chorus]
There’s gotta be a reason that I’m here on Earth
Gotta be a reason for the dust and the dirt
The changing of the seasons never changed my hurt
So what’s it worth? What’s it worth?
Worth another shot of whiskey and another sip of gin
Another drop of poison that is slowly sinking in
If we’re going down together, better take another hit
We won’t be here forever, so let’s make the best of it

[Post-Chorus]
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

My 2 cents – is this not the ultimate question? Why are we here? I love to believe that we are here to help each other to thrive. To find joy. To learn love. To see beauty in the world around us.

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Glass Animals – Black Mambo

[Verse 1]
What’ll it be now mister mole
Whispers sloth in curls of smoke
Take a back seat, or play pharaoh
Dance with me and shake your bones

[Chorus]
Slow down
It’s a science
He’s been waiting to
Bring you down
Snake eyed
With a sly smile
He can hold you
And shake you child

[Verse 2]
Leopards laze each on plush pillows
Slender capes of red and chrome
Paperback dreams in their deep doze
Twitch their toes to black mambo

[Chorus]
Slow down
It’s a science
He’s been waiting to
Bring you down
Snake eyed
With a sly smile
He can hold you
And shake you child

[Verse 3]
Wanna play cheat now says the sloth
A domino flush to his nose
Tickle that cheek and take your throne
Pump your veins with gushing gold

[Chorus]
Slow down
It’s a science
He’s been waiting to
Bring you down
Snake eyed
With a sly smile
He can hold you
And shake you child

[Outro]
We can hold you
We can hold you
We can hold you
We can hold you
We can hold you
We can hold you
We can hold you
We can hold you

My 2 cents – this song speaks strongly to the idea of be careful who you trust. It has a good upbeat music and the idea just is well expressed.

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The Beatles – Yesterday

Lyrics –

[Verse 1]
Yesterday
All my troubles seemed so far away
Now it looks as though they’re here to stay
Oh, I believe in yesterday

[Verse 2]
Suddenly
I’m not half the man I used to be
There’s a shadow hanging over me
Oh, yesterday came suddenly

[Bridge]
Why she had to go
I don’t know, she wouldn’t say
I said something wrong
Now I long for yesterday

[Verse 3]
Yesterday
Love was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away
Oh, I believe in yesterday

[Bridge]
Why she had to go
I don’t know, she wouldn’t say
I said something wrong
Now I long for yesterday

[Verse 4]
Yesterday
Love was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away
Oh, I believe in yesterday

My 2 cents – this is a song that is timeless… Many times it has been covered… You can tell how it suits modern day by that alone. Personally I think that the original is the best.

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Bebe Rexha – I’m a Mess

Lyrics –

Everything’s been so messed up here lately
Pretty sure he don’t wanna be my baby
Oh, he don’t love me, he don’t love me
He don’t love me, he don’t love me
But that’s okay
‘Cause I love me, yeah, I love me
Yeah, I love me
Yeah, I love myself anyway
Hey Everything’s gonna be alright
Everything’s gonna be okay
It’s gonna be a good, good, life
That’s what my therapist say
Everything’s gonna be alright
Everything’s gonna be just fine
It’s gonna be a good, good life I’m a mess, I’m a loser
I’m a hater, I’m a user
I’m a mess for your love, it ain’t new
I’m obsessed, I’m embarrassed
I don’t trust no one around us
I’m a mess for your love, it ain’t new Nobody shows up unless I’m paying
Have a drink on me cheers to the failing
Oh, he don’t love me, he don’t love me
He don’t love me, he don’t love me
But that’s okay
‘Cause I love me, yeah, I love me
Yeah, I love me
Yeah, I love myself anyway
Hey Everything’s gonna be alright
Everything’s gonna be okay
It’s gonna be a good, good life
That’s what my therapist say
Everything’s gonna be alright
Everything’s gonna be just fine
It’s gonna be a good, good life I’m a mess, I’m a loser
I’m a hater, I’m a user
I’m a mess for your love, it ain’t new
I’m obsessed, I’m embarrassed
I don’t trust no one around us
I’m a mess for your love, it ain’t new Everything’s gonna be alright, alright
Everything’s gonna be just fine, just fine
It’s gonna be a good, good life I’m a mess, I’m a loser
I’m a hater, I’m a user
I’m a mess for your love, it ain’t new
I’m obsessed, I’m embarrassed
I don’t trust no one around us
I’m a mess for your love, it ain’t new

My 2 cents – I feel like this song is so relatable. everyone feels like a mess on occasion. Some of us feel like more mess than right. So if today you are a mess…just turn the music up and let Bebe Sing your feelings for you.

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Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb

Lyrics –
[Intro]

[Verse 1: Roger Waters]
Hello? (Hello, hello, hello)
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me
Is there anyone home?
Come on (Come on, come on), now
I hear you’re feeling down
Well, I can ease your pain
And get you on your feet again
Relax (Relax, relax, relax)
I’ll need some information first
Just the basic facts
Can you show me where it hurts?

[Pre-Chorus 1: David Gilmour]
There is no pain, you are receding
A distant ship, smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move, but I can’t hear what you’re saying
When I was a child, I had a fever
My hands felt just like two balloons
Now I’ve got that feeling once again
I can’t explain, you would not understand
This is not how I am

[Chorus: David Gilmour]
I have become comfortably numb

[Guitar Solo 1]

[Chorus: David Gilmour]
I have become comfortably numb

[Verse 2: Roger Waters]
Okay (Okay, okay, okay)
Just a little pinprick
There’ll be no more
But you may feel a little sick
Can you stand up? (Stand up, stand up)
I do believe it’s working, good
That’ll keep you going through the show
Come on, it’s time to go

[Pre-Chorus 2: David Gilmour]
There is no pain, you are receding
A distant ship, smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move, but I can’t hear what you’re saying
When I was a child, I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye
I turned to look, but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown, the dream is gone
[Chorus: David Gilmour]
I have become comfortably numb

[Guitar Solo 2]

My 2 cents – this is a tip of my hat to yesterday being 4/20…but it’s also a good song.

Let’s talk about Rap… Tuesday Tunes

So I don’t generally listen to a lot of Rap. It is a genre that I don’t give much thought to. It is spoken word instead of singing. There is a definite difference between poetry and music verse… Rap lands somewhere inbetween. There are a few artists who I actually do listen to. Emenim and LL Cool J being prominent among them. I have wanted to write lyrics for music, but I have never felt capable. Today I choose a song that Jennifer Lopez and LL Cool J did. It feels like poetry to me.

Jennifer Lopez & LL Cool J – All I Have

Lyrics
[Intro: Jennifer Lopez, Sample & LL Cool J]
Love is life and life is living
It’s very special
All my love…
Oh-oh-oh
Uh, baby, don’t go
All my, all my, all my love
Baby, don’t go, yeah
Very special
Baby, don’t go, uh
All my love
Baby, don’t go, yeah
Baby, don’t go
All my, all my, all my love
I understand, just chillin’
Baby, don’t go, yeah, yeah
Why you actin’ like that?

[Verse 1: Jennifer Lopez & LL Cool J]
It’s such a shame, but I’m leaving (Uh)
Can’t take the way you mistreated me (Uh)
And it’s crazy, but oh, baby (Come on, yo, uh, uh, uh)
It don’t matter, whatever, don’t phase me
I don’t believe you wanna leave like this
I don’t believe I just had my last real kiss
I do believe we’ll laugh and reminisce
Wait a minute, don’t bounce, baby, let’s talk about this, man

[Pre-Chorus: Jennifer Lopez & LL Cool J]
Well, I’m bouncing and I’m out, son (What you want, baby?)
I gotta leave you alone (Come on now)
‘Cause I’m good, holding down my spot
And I’m good reppin’ the girls on the block (Don’t go, baby)
And I’m good, I got this thing on lock
So without me you’ll be fine, right? (Come on, baby)

[Chorus: Jennifer Lopez & LL Cool J]
All my pride is all I have
Pride is what you had, baby girl, I’m what you have
You’ll be needing me, but too bad
Be easy, don’t make decisions when you mad
The path you chose to run alone
I know you’re independent, you can make it on your own
Here with me you had a home, oh, yeah
But time is of the essence, why spend it alone? Huh

[Verse 2: Jennifer Lopez & LL Cool J]
The nights I waited up for you (Oh, boy)
Promises you made about coming through
So much time you wasted
That’s why I had to replace you (Uh, uh, uh)
It makes a cat nervous, the thought of settling down
Especially me, I was creepin’ all over town (Creepin’)
I thought my tender touch could lock you down (Yeah)
I knew I had you, as cocky as it sounds
That’s the way you used to giggle right before I put it down
It’s better when you angry, come here, I’ll prove it now (Come here)
Stop playing (Haha, aw), you gaming
I gotta leave you alone (What you want now?)
[Pre-Chorus: Jennifer Lopez & LL Cool J]
‘Cause I’m good holding my spot
Stop acting like that
And I’m good reppin’ the girls on the block
Now you know you need to stop
And I’m good, I got this thing on lock
So without me you’ll be fine, right?
Here we go

[Chorus: Jennifer Lopez & LL Cool J]
All my pride is all I have
Pride is what you had, baby girl, I’m what you have
You’ll be needing me, but too bad
Be easy, don’t make decisions when you mad
The path you chose to run alone
I know you’re independent, you can make it on your own
Here with me you had a home, oh, yeah
But time is of the essence, why spend it alone? Huh

[Verse 3: LL Cool J & Jennifer Lopez]
People make mistakes to make up, to break up, to wake up
Cold and lonely, chill, baby, you know me, you love me (Oh)
I’m like your homie, instead of beefin’, come hold me
I promise I’m not a phony, don’t bounce, baby, console me (Come here)
Ain’t nothing you can say to me that
Can change my mind, I got to let you go now (Chill, baby)
And nothing will ever be the same, so just (Yeah)
Be on your way, go ahead and do your thing now (Baby, don’t go)
And there’s no more to explain to me, you know (Come on, now)
I know your game and I’m not feeling what you do (Come on, now)
So I’m bouncing and I’m out, son (Don’t bounce)
I gotta leave you alone, yeah, yeah (Don’t bounce, don’t bounce, baby)
[Chorus: Jennifer Lopez & LL Cool J]
All my pride is all I have (Don’t bounce, baby)
Pride is what you had, baby girl, I’m what you have
You’ll be needing me, but too bad (Don’t bounce, baby)
Be easy, don’t make decisions when you mad (Uh)
The path you chose to run alone
I know you’re independent, you can make it on your own
Here with me you had a home, oh, yeah
But time is of the essence, why spend it alone? Huh
All my pride is all I have (Don’t bounce, baby)
Pride is what you had, baby girl, I’m what you have (Baby, don’t go)
You’ll be needing me, but too bad (You’re everything to me)
Be easy, don’t make decisions when you mad (You mean everything to me, baby)
The path you chose to run alone
I know you’re independent, you can make it on your own (We all make mistakes, you know what I’m sayin’?)
Here with me you had a home, oh, yeah (I still love you, baby)
But time is of the essence, why spend it alone? Huh (I’ll always love you, baby)

[Outro: LL Cool J]
I promise you
You know what I’m sayin’?