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.

My Light in the Dark

This first word of the day post comes from Daily Spur by Nox, and the word is speaker. This is the first one I am doing for this page, since I have just run across the blog, but I thought of a pretty cool theme around it. Music is my soul, and it gets me through a lot. With that said, here is my post about a speaker.

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Whether by phone, hub, tv, or computer

The tones in the music disconnect me from my pain

In the darkness, where no light has been all day

The speaker becomes my light in the dark

I listen and sing, feel my soul connect

Attachment not sudden or immediate

But the flow of my soul glows

My heartbeat slows to a normal pattern

I breathe a little lighter

I huff a little less

One by one the songs play

I become free

For that instance…I feel only me.

In that moment, my light shines

In my red-stained eyes

And my tears dissipate from my cheeks

The speaker saves my life…

xoxo E.M.

Festival: WOTD

People swamp in like rats through the sewage

Cups in hand as they brush across each other

As the chords of music grace their ears

The smell of candied sugar whipped to stick

Corn dogs, turkey legs, lemonade

Beer, insanity, but fun

Dancing, living, and enjoying

Singing and chanting

Socialization at its highest point

It’s a festival of spirit

As much as a gathering of people

It’s a celebration of music

It’s a celebration of unity

It’s a celebration of us

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The last festival I had attended was in 2011, and it was in Little Rock, Arkansas. My ex-husband and I had went to Edgefest, and it had a huge turnout. With this pandemic, I miss these kinds of gatherings. I met so many great people, and we were packed to the front like marshmallows in a bag. It got a little scary when turkey legs flew into the air because what goes up…must come down. However, it was one of the greatest moments of my life, and I hope we get back to a point to where we get to enjoy life like that again…without risk of pandemic or sickness.

xoxo E.M.