E.M.’s Song Lyric Sunday – School ***PG-17*** Trigger Warning!!!

Newepicauthor has a prompt that’s really fun for me because I love music. It’s called Song Lyric Sunday, and this week’s theme is School, College, Class, Degree. The first song that came to mind was Smokin’ in the Boys Room by Motley Crew, and the second one that came to mind was Hot 4 Teacher by Van Halen. However, the one I want to highlight the most is Jeremy by Pearl Jam.

This song called Jeremy is pretty sad, and it was the first song that addressed a bullied boy that comes to school with a gun that I can remember. Back when this song came out, we didn’t really talk about bullying the way we do now. So this song is more than an honorable mention. It is something that every kid and parent should hear to stop the stigma of school shootings. After the song, I included a piece about the boy that inspired the song.

Here are the lyrics to Jeremy by Pearl Jam:

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/pearljam/jeremy.html

At home drawing pictures of mountain tops
With him on top, lemon yellow sun
Arms raised in a “V”
And the dead lay in pools of maroon below

Daddy didn’t give attention
Oh, to the fact that mommy didn’t care
King Jeremy the wicked
Oh, ruled his world

Jeremy spoke in class today
Jeremy spoke in class today

Clearly, I remember picking on the boy
Seemed a harmless little fuck
Ooh, but we unleashed a lion
Gnashed his teeth and bit the recess lady’s breast
How could I forget? And he hit me with a surprise left
My jaw left hurting, ooh, dropped wide open
Just like the day, oh, like the day I heard

Daddy didn’t give affection, no
And the boy was something that mommy wouldn’t wear
King Jeremy the wicked
Oh, ruled his world

Jeremy spoke in class today
Jeremy spoke in class today
Jeremy spoke in class today

Try to forget this (Try to forget this)
Try to erase this (Try to erase this)
From the blackboard

Jeremy spoke in class today
Jeremy spoke in class today
Jeremy spoke in, spoke in
Jeremy spoke in, spoke in
Jeremy spoke in class today

(Spoke in, spoke in)
(Spoke in, spoke in, spoke in, spoke in…)
(Spoke in, spoke in)
Ooh oh, oh, oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh
Ooh oh, oh (Spoke in…)


Be kind as much as possible because meanness can change someone’s life in the worst way.

xoxo, E.M.

E.M.’s Song Lyric Sunday: Celestial

I am back with Song Lyric Sunday from newepicauthor, and this week theme is celestial things, like the moon, stars, heavenly bodies, planets, etc. I have a few songs that come to mind, but I will only choose two this time. I may do a few honorable mentions though *laughs*.

This song is one of my favorites in this genre, and one of my favorite from Train. It’s very celestial and makes you love the little things in your life when you try to be out of this world to those around you.

“Drops Of Jupiter” by Train

Now that she’s back in the atmosphere
With drops of Jupiter in her hair, hey, hey, hey
She acts like summer and walks like rain
Reminds me that there’s a time to change, hey, hey, hey
Since the return from her stay on the moon
She listens like spring and she talks like June, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey

But tell me, did you sail across the sun?
Did you make it to the Milky Way to see the lights all faded
And that heaven is overrated?

Tell me, did you fall for a shooting star–
One without a permanent scar?
And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there?

Now that she’s back from that soul vacation
Tracing her way through the constellation, hey, hey, hey (mmm)
She checks out Mozart while she does tae-bo
Reminds me that there’s room to grow, hey, hey, hey (yeah)

Now that she’s back in the atmosphere
I’m afraid that she might think of me as plain ol’ Jane
Told a story about a man who was too afraid to fly so he never did land

But tell me, did the wind sweep you off your feet?
Did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day
And head back to the Milky Way?

And tell me, did Venus blow your mind?
Was it everything you wanted to find?
And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there?

Can you imagine no love, pride, deep-fried chicken?
Your best friend always sticking up for you even when I know you’re wrong
Can you imagine no first dance, freeze dried romance, five-hour phone conversation?
The best soy latte that you ever had and me

But tell me, did the wind sweep you off your feet?
Did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day
And head back toward the Milky Way?

And tell me, did you sail across the sun?
Did you make it to the Milky Way to see the lights all faded
And that heaven is overrated?

And tell me, did you fall for a shooting star
One without a permanent scar?
And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself?

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na

And did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day?
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na
And did you fall for a shooting star, fall for a shooting star?
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na
And now you’re lonely looking for yourself out there

Breathe Carolina has been there for me through many tragedies in my life, and this is a nice feature of Haliene on this song. I am a fan of a few of their songs.

“Stars & Moon” by Breathe Carolina
(with Shanahan)
(feat. Haliene)

Holding my hands up to the sky
Now I can see the reason why
I’m alive
I was just frozen in the dark
Til that bright light shines through my heart
Tonight

You are like a new sunrise
You have opened up my eyes
There’s nothing in the world like you
You’re my stars and moon

Everything around you fades
Painted into shades of grey
There’s nothing in the world like you
You’re my stars and moon

There’s nothing in the world like you
You’re my stars and moon
There’s nothing in the world like you
You’re my stars and moon

Holding my hands up to the sky
Now I can see the reason why
I’m alive

Everything around you fades
Painted into shades of grey
There’s nothing in the world like you
You’re my stars and moon

You’re my stars and moon

Everything around you fades
Painted into shades of grey
There’s nothing in the world like you
You’re my stars and moon

Honorable Mentions:

Rocket Man – Elton John

Talking to the Moon – Bruno Mars

Jupiter Crash – The Cure

xoxo, E.M.

E.M.’s Song Lyric Sunday – Fandango Theme *explicit*

This is my first Song Lyric Sunday! I am really excited to do this challenge because as soon as I read the theme, I knew the song I would choose *laughs*. After the night I had, it was nice to giggle a bit today when I saw the theme was inspired by a new friend, Fandango. Here’s to you, Fandango!

The Song: Nuthin’ But A “G” Thang by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog (click or watch video for lyrics)

I love all kinds of music, and sometimes it is the only medium that can bring a smile to my face and take me out of anxiety. I hope you all enjoy!

xoxo, E.M.