Song a Day (3)

My friend Beach tagged me for ‘a song a day’ challenge. Beach is tremendous fun and has an amazing photography blog; seriously art-worthy! The rules are to post the lyrics of a favorite song five days in a row, explain what they mean to you (if you like) and add the video if available. I’m supposed to nominate two other bloggers but they should not feel obligated to do this. I know we’re all busy. Today I nominate:

Rob (Friends Without Borders)

Ritu (But I Smile Anyway)

The Foo Fighters are one of my favorite bands. They are incredible in concert. No one is having more fun than Dave Grohl. The theme of this song is starting over, learning to walk again, getting a second chance. That’s the way I feel embarking on this writing life in my middle years. It’s why I use the Oscar Wilde quote “He who lives more lives than one, more deaths than one must die,” as my blog’s tagline. I’m on my second life, shoveling dirt on the first one and getting ready to walk again.

A million miles away
Your signal in the distance
To whom it may concern
I think I lost my way
Getting good at starting over
Every time that I return

Learning to walk again
I believe I’ve waited long enough
Where do I begin?
Learning to talk again
Can’t you see I’ve waited long enough?
Where do I begin?

Do you remember the days?
We built these paper mountains
Then sat and watched them burn
I think I found my place
Can’t you feel it growing stronger
Little conquerors

Learning to walk again
I believe I’ve waited long enough
Where do I begin?
Learning to talk again
I believe I’ve waited long enough
Where do I begin?

Now,
For the very first time
Don’t you pay no mind
Set me free, again
To keep alive, a moment at a time
That’s still inside, a whisper to a riot
The sacrifice, the knowing to survive
The first decline, another state of mind
I’m on my knees, I’m praying for a sign
Forever, whenever, I never wanna die

I never wanna die
I never wanna die
I’m on my knees, I never wanna die
I’m dancing on my grave
I’m running through the fire
Forever, whenever
I never wanna die
I never wanna leave
I’ll never say goodbye
Forever, whenever
Forever, whenever

Learning to walk again
I believe I’ve waited long enough
Where do I begin?
Learning to talk again
Can’t you see I’ve waited long enough?
Where do I begin?

Learning to walk again
I believe I’ve waited long enough
Learning to talk again
Can’t you see I’ve waited long enough?

Song a Day (2)

My friend Son of a Beach tagged me for ‘a song a day’ challenge. Beach is a lot of fun and has an awesome photography blog so you should go see him if you don’t follow already. Hello, Conde Naste? The rules are to post the lyrics of a favorite song five days in a row, explain what they mean to you (if you like) and add the video if available. I’m supposed to nominate two other bloggers (who are under no obligation to participate) so my choices for today are:

Daisy In the Willows

Vinnie H

I love Bjork … in small doses. Some of her stuff is just too weird for me. However, this song is a bit of an ass kicker, especially at loud volume.

Army of Me – Bjork

Stand up
You’ve got to manage
I won’t sympathize
Anymore

And if you complain once more
You’ll meet an army of me
And if you complain once more
You’ll meet an army of me

You’re alright
There’s nothing wrong
Self sufficiency please!
And get to work

And if you complain once more
You’ll meet an army of me
And if you complain once more
You’ll meet an army of me

You’re on your own now
We won’t save you
Your rescue squad
Is too exhausted

And if you complain once more
You’ll meet an army of me
And if you complain once more
You’ll meet an army of me