23 January 2009

Lyrics That Reflect Life

Since the past two years, I've been an avid listener of English music. In fact, I've been so fond of music, that it's been tied to my life itself. Several instances of my life are linked to songs. I'm sure it's the same way with all of you. So here I'd like to share some of them, starting with the most common one...

'Welcome To My Life' By Simple Plan
This song should be declared as the anthem for teenagers. The lyrics are beautiful. In fact, this is one the few songs that all teenagers can relate to...

Do you ever feel like breaking down?
Do you ever feel out of place?
Like somehow you just don't belong
And no one understands you
Do you ever wanna run away?
Do you lock yourself in your room?
With the radio on turned up so loud
That no one hears you screaming

No you don't know what it's like
When nothing feels all right
You don't know what it's like
To be like me

To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one's there to save you
No you don't know what it's like
Welcome to my life

Do you wanna be somebody else?
Are you sick of feeling so left out?
Are you desperate to find something more?
Before your life is over
Are you stuck inside a world you hate?
Are you sick of everyone around?
With their big fake smiles and stupid lies
While deep inside you're bleeding
No you don't know what it's like
When nothing feels all right
You don't know what it's like
To be like me

To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one's there to save you
No you don't know what it's like
Welcome to my life

No one ever lied straight to your face
And no one ever stabbed you in the back
You might think I'm happy but I'm not gonna be okay
Everybody always gave you what you wanted
You never had to work it was always there
You don't know what it's like, what it's like

'Crush' By David Archuleta
Those of us who've had the pleasure of getting a crush will know what David Archuleta means when he says, 'What a Rush...What a Rush...". It seems as though he penned the lyrics just when he turned 14. Beautiful...
I hung up the phone tonight
Something happened for the first time deep inside
It was a rush, what a rush

'Cause the possibility
That you would ever feel the same way about me
It's just too much, just too much

Why do I keep running from the truth?
All I ever think about is you
You got me hypnotized, so mesmerized
And I've just got to know

Do you ever think when you're all alone
All that we can be, where this thing can go?
Am I crazy or falling in love?
Is it real or just another crush?

Do you catch a breath when I look at you?
Are you holding back like the way I do?
'Cause I'm trying and trying to walk away
But I know this crush ain't goin' away-ay-ay-ay-ayy
Goin' away-ay-ay-ay-ayy

Has it ever crossed your mind
When we're hanging, spending time girl, are we just friends?
Is there more, is there more?

See it's a chance we've gotta take
'Cause I believe that we can make this into something that will last
Last forever, forever

Do you ever think when you're all alone
All that we can be, where this thing can go?
Am I crazy or falling in love?
Is it real or just another crush?

Do you catch a breath when I look at you?
Are you holding back like the way I do?
'Cause I'm trying and trying to walk away
But I know this crush ain't goin' away-ay-ay-ay-ayy
Goin' away-ay-ay-ay-ayy

Why do I keep running from the truth?
All I ever think about is you
You got me hypnotized, so mesmerized
And I've just got to know

Do you ever think when you're all alone
All that we can be, where this thing can go?
Am I crazy or falling in love?
Is it real or just another crush?

Do you catch a breath when I look at you?
Are you holding back like the way I do?
'Cause I'm trying and trying to walk away
But I know this crush ain't goin' away-ay-ay-ay-ayy
This crush ain't goin' away-ay-ay-ay-ayy
Goin' away-ay-ay-ay-ayy
Goin' away-ay-ay-ay-ayy
Goin' away-ay-ay-ay-ayy
'Shadow of the Day' By Linkin Park
I've already decided that this will be the song sung during my farewell. There's no better way to sing a farewell song, is there?

I close both locks below the window.
I close both blinds and turn away.
Sometimes solutions aren't so simple.
Sometimes goodbye's the only way.

And the sun will set for you,
The sun will set for you.
And the shadow of the day,
Will embrace the world in grey,
And the sun will set for you.

Pink cards and flowers on your window,
Your friends all plead for you to stay.
Sometimes beginnings aren't so simple.
Sometimes goodbye's the only way.

And the sun will set for you,
The sun will set for you.
And the shadow of the day,
Will embrace the world in grey,
And the sun will set for you.

And the shadow of the day,
Will embrace the world in grey,
And the sun will set for you.

'If Today Was Your Last Day' By Nickleback
What if today was your last day? What would you do? How would you live your life? A 4 minute song serves as a powerful reminder....

My best friend gave me the best advice
He said each days a gift and not a given right
Leave no stone unturned
Leave your fears behind
And try to take the path less traveled by
That first step you take is the longest stride

If today was your last day
If tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday
Would you live each moment like your last
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have
If today was your last day

Going against the grain should be a way of life
What's worth the price is always worth the fight
Every second counts cause there's no second try
So live it like you're never living twice
Don't take the free ride in your whole life

If today was your last day
If tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday
Would you live each moment like your last
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have
And would you call old friends you never see
Reminisce old memories
Would you forgive your enemies
And would you find that one your dreaming of
Swear up and down to god above
That you'll finally fall in love
If today was your last day

If today was your last day
Would you make your mark
On ending a broken heart
You know it's never too late
To shoot for the stars
Regardless of who you are
So do whatever it takes
Cause you can't rewind
A moment in this life
Let nothing stand in your way
Cause the hands of time
Are never on your side

If today was your last day
If tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday
Would you live each moment like your last
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have
And would you call old friends you never see
Reminisce old memories
Would you forgive your enemies
And would you find that one your dreaming of
Swear up and down to god above
That you'll finally fall in love
If today was your last day
'Keep Holding On' By Avril Lavigne
Anyone who's been in a testing situation with friends, will tell you how much this song means to them. The lyrics are gentle words of encouragement....

You're not alone
Together we stand
I'll be by your side
You know I'll take your hand

When it gets cold
And it feels like the end
There's no place to go
You know I won't give in
No I won't give in

Keep holdin' on
'Cause you know we'll make it through
We'll make it through
Just, stay strong
'Cause you know I'm here for you
I'm here for you

There's nothing you can say (Nothin' you can say)
Nothing you can do (Nothin' you can do)
There's no other way when it comes to the truth

So, keep holding on
'Cause you know we'll make it through
We'll make it through

So far away
I wish you were here
Before it's too late
This could all disappear

Before the doors close
And it comes to an end
With you by my side
I will fight and defend
I'll fight and defend, Yeah yeah

Keep holdin' on
'Cause you know we'll make it through
We'll make it through
Just, stay strong
'Cause you know I'm here for you
I'm here for you

There's nothing you can say
Nothing you can do
There's no other way when it comes to the truth
So, keep holding on
'Cause you know we'll make it through
We'll make it through

Hear me when I say
When I say I believe
Nothing's gonna change
Nothing's gonna change destiny

Whatever's meant to be
Will work out perfectly
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah..

'Never Gone' By Backstreet Boys
This song was written after the lead singer of Backstreet Boys's dad passed away. The lyrics are deep and heartfelt...
I really miss you
There's somethin' that I gotta say

The things we did
The things we said
Keep comin' back to me and make me smile again
You showed me how to face the truth
Everything that's good in me I owe to you

Though the distance that's between us
Now may seem to be too far
It will never separate us
Deep inside, I know you are

Chorus:
Never gone, never far
In my heart is where you are
Always close, everyday
Every step along the way

Even though for now we've got to say goodbye
I know you will be forever in my life(yeah)
Never gone (No, no, no, no)

I walk along these empty streets
There is not a second you're not here with me
The love you gave, the grace you've shown
Will always give me strength and be my cornerstone

Somehow you found a way
To see the best I have in me
As long as time goes on
I swear to you that you will be

Chorus:
Never gone, never far
In my heart is where you are
Always close (always close), everyday (everyday yeah)
Every step along the way
Even though for now we've got to say goodbye
I know you will be forever in my life (in my life, yeah)

Never gone (gone from me)
It's the one thing I believe (I believe)
I will see you somewhere down the road again(I will see you somewhere, somewhere, somewhere, somewhere)

(Never gone) Never gone, never far
In my heart is where you are
Always close (always close, always close), everyday (everyday, everyday)
Every step along the way
Even though for now we've got to say goodbye (yeah, yeah)
I know you will be forever in my life

Never gone, never far
In my heart is where you are (in my heart is where you are)
Always close (always close), everyday (everyday)
Every step along the way
Never gone, never far
In my heart is where you are
'Leave Out All The Rest' By Linkin Park
They say this is the most played song at funerals. Why? Read the lyrics and you'll know...
I dreamed I was missing, you were so scared
But no one would listen, 'cause no one else cared
After my dreaming, I woke with this fear
What am I leaving when I'm done here?

So if you're asking me, I want you to know

When my time comes, forget the wrong that I've done
Help me leave behind some reasons to be missed
Don't resent me, and when you're feeling empty
Keep me in your memory, leave out all the rest

Leave out all the rest, don't be afraid
I've taken my beating, I've shared what I made
I'm strong on the surface, not all the way through
I've never been perfect, but neither have you

So if you're asking me, I want you to know

When my time comes, forget the wrong that I've done
Help me leave behind some reasons to be missed
Don't resent me, and when you're feeling empty
Keep me in your memory, leave out all the rest
Leave out all the rest

Forgetting all the hurt inside you've learned to hide so well
Pretending someone else can come and save me from myself
I can't be who you are

When my time comes, forget the wrong that I've done
Help me leave behind some reasons to be missed
Don't resent me, and when you're feeling empty
Keep me in your memory, leave out all the rest
Leave out all the rest

Forgetting all the hurt inside you've learned to hide so well
Pretending someone else can come and save me from myself
I can't be who you are

I can't be who you are
If there are any more songs that you'd like to share, please feel free. And if anyone's wondering why I'm uploading lyrics all of sudden...well, it's because I have a sudden attack of Blogger's Block. Will be cleared by Tuesday I hope!

10 comments:

  1. yea....true...some of the best lyrics there...u could have added If Everyone Cared...by Nickelback...amazing lyrics...and Crazy..by Simple Plan..mean a lot..

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  3. Hmmm... I'm going to download some of these songs which I haven't even heard of before. And then I'll come back with my comments.

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  4. umm
    i cant read such long blog
    so i wont comment

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  5. I listened to all of them. They're awesome and full of meaning. Especially for someone of our age group. I decided that it's better to listen to these songs than simple read your luyrics. Because it makes more sense and has a better effect one once you listen to it and then read the lyrics. So thanks anyway!

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  6. i agree with rejin--crazy has gt simply awesum n realy true lyrics--bt dta wud reflect to humanity at large--nt much fr u i gues!....ur nt all dat crazy tho !:P

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  7. muthu i guess u shud add this 1 2:
    You're My Guardian Angel by The Red Jumpsuit Aparatus

    its a lil romantic..........but very touchy lyrics!

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  8. wow muthu....relli rocking blog and topics..

    srry for the late comment...but its never late...

    congrts on the smooth running of ur blog...and hope ur novel is a success.....
    btw for thsi topic:
    excellent song choices.....it totllay agree........but how abt CHAK DE INDIA!!!...true for every indian young or old!!

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  9. @Rejin: True buddy...shud've added those...maybe next time...

    @Zardy: well the idea was for u to hear the songs..not read the lyrics...the lyrics were jus a sampling...glad u liked the songs...

    @Rocky: gud to see ur frank...but wud've helped if u did hear the songs...

    @The Pink Orchid: thanks! first time getting such an award...really thoughtful of u!

    @Swati: yup...agree with u!

    @Naseef: i'll add that...in another category of songs, maybe love songs...

    @Ganank: lol...yup...its never too late...thnks buddy...really appreciate u dropping by! and yup...another category for hindi songs soon...not too soon though...

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  10. umm will try to lsn after exams

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