Shakey Graves - Word of Mouth
One of my favorite songs lately. I especially love the lyrics. The options and alternatives sort of speaks to how I sometimes I feel my thoughts progress.
Anyway, hope you enjoy it.
This means a lot to me.
Yes, a man is a dangerous thing. So is a scalpel. It can wound you or it can save your life. You don’t make it safe by making it dull; you put it in the hands of someone who knows what he’s doing.John Eldredge, Wild at Heart [via rainydaysandblankets]
thenderson asked: Do you think that you would be friends with you? Why or why not?
No, probably not, honestly.
Let’s list the reasons why: I think I’m self-centered, I don’t show how much I care about people, I can be pushy, nonchalante, and insensitive. I have a bad habit of looking into people’s eyes for too long when they don’t appreciate it, and not paying attention when I should. I’m not very funny. I’m moody. I have a hard time being on the same level at the same time as most people. I have an annoying voice. I slur my speech and talk to fast. I don’t explain things very well. I exaggerate. I have lied just to see what happens. I ignore facts about my past and put up walls to keep people out.
So no, I wouldn’t be friends with me because everything that I do wrong are the same things that irritate me about other people.
I think I’d also be pretty boring.
Also I wanted to end this on a positive note saying something like “but it’s all the more reason I keep the friends I do have so close.” But I kinda got rid of and pushed away a lot of those, too…
Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.. -Ray Bradbury [via Moustaches Optional]
What Makes A Man // City and Colour
A beautiful song.
There are two people you’ll meet in your life. One will run a finger down the index of who you are and jump straight to the parts of you that peak their interest. The other will take his or her time reading through every one of your chapters and maybe fold corners of you that inspired them most. You will meet these two people; it is a given. It is the third that you’ll never see coming. That one person who not only finishes your sentences, but keeps the book.
So I read this three times. My first instinct was that I had a problem with the idea it gives. The second time I read through, I felt like there was a good point. The third time I read it, I decided something is really bothering me about this.. and I can’t decide what it is. Maybe I’ll write about it later. For now, something’s bothering me.
"Gone"- The Head and The Heart
Every now and then I stumble across a song that so perfectly describes a season, a feeling, a moment, that I am entirely convinced the songwriter has been secretly following me. Watching me interact with others. Taking notes on the way my voice changes when I talk about you. The faces I make when I am driving alone. The words I write when the rest of the world is asleep…
This is that song. The honest tones of forgetting, or attempting to. The epic conclusion of strings and regret. And all of the swear words along the way. If only I knew these fellas were following me around, I would have asked them to join me for coffee. Clearly we have some things in common.
I do so love this song.. actually the album/band as a whole.. but this song.
Fleetwood Mac - Landslide
So this is going to sound very weird, but I was watching an old episode of South Park, and this song played. It was so perfectly chosen, and so perfectly placed. I think it speaks to this song when a show like South Park can really put the feeling of the song into a visual form.
Anyway, I’ve been really obsessed with this song again, lately, as a result.
Life is still life. It’s still tough, complicated, and more than a little messy, with lessons to be learned, mistakes to be made, triumphs and disappointments to be had, and not every day is meant to be a party.Dark Flame by Alyson Noel [via lostinthesounds]
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.Khalil Gibran [via thenderson]
You only have power over people so long as you don’t take everything away from them. But when you’ve robbed a man of everything he’s no longer in your power — he’s free again.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn [via thenderson]
Everyone you idolize wakes up scared to be themselves sometimes.Pete Wentz (dec. 2005)
There’s a subtlety in this picture that I wonder if other people see. To me the picture looks cold. Not because of the leaves changing color, but because the shadows are long. That shadow behind the house looks like the coldest place I can imagine.
[by Ellie Nye]
What a lovely crossover.