Song of the Day: Kiss of Life – Friendly Fires

Wow.

Can you actually believe 2013 is now saying bye-bye this quick? Seriously, it still feels like October or a few months remaining still. Maybe that’s just me? Anybody else think that 2013 has gone by very quickly?

2013 will forever be close to my heart even though it has had many ups and downs, I came out in flying colours! What I mean to say is a better and happier me, the girl who has transformed into a butterfly and stopped hiding from the world.

In 2013 I learned that I could care for someone and handle a big responsibility, I finally understood myself and what I want in life, I tackled my lack of self-esteem and self-confidence by going to a confidence building group, I have come out of my shell quite a bit. I have conquered some of my fears. I still have plenty more to face and that is what 2014 is for!

Enough about 2013.

To welcome 2014 I have the perfect tune!

Song: Kiss of Life

Artist: Friendly Fires

This is one of my favourite songs and it makes me want to dance and be care free and leave the negativity well behind!

Maybe I should ask the lead vocalist for some dance lessons, he’s got  moves! I just love how he dances like he doesn’t care.

So let’s dance ourselves into 2014!

To all my followers and Friends: Happy New Year and may it be the best year filled with love, joy, happiness and may your dreams come true!

Song of the Day: Mauja Hi Mauja – Jab We Met

Hi There!

How is everyones weekend so far?

It is the weekend, the time that everyone uses to relax, catch up with friends, go out and visit places, and of course to have fun! So today, I thought I would share one of my feel good tracks.

This particular song is from a bollywood movie called ‘Jab We Met’ and basically it is one of my favourite movies because it is funny and no matter how many times you watch it, you will never get bored of it. Also I’m a big fan of the couple in the movie. They work so well together.

The reason why I chose this particular track for song of the day, is because it makes you want to dance, and be care free and have fun, well that is the case with me. The video I found luckily has English translations on it, so if you like it, you can read the lyrics 🙂

I hope you continue to have a brilliant weekend!

Song of the Day: Understanding – Evanescence

Today’s song of the day is of course another song for the novel that I am currently writing.

Artist: Evanescence

Song: Understanding

This song is mostly for my main character Emma. The two years living as ghost, she doesn’t remember anything, how she died and who her family is; she wonders if anyone misses her.

“You hold the answers deep within your own mind.
Consciously, you’ve forgotten it.
That’s the way the human mind works.
Whenever something is too unpleasant, to shameful for us
to entertain, we reject it.
We erase it from our memories.
But the imprint is always there.”

This quote from the song is definitely for her. Her main task in the story is to figure out what happened and how she ended up where she is now. Who caused her such terrible injustice and took everything from her.

Hope arises when she meets Joshua, he is the only one that can see her and interact with her whilst everyone else thinks he has lost his marbles. He makes it his mission to help her and they become pretty close friends.

The only thing she does remember is the love she felt for Aaron.

Inside the house, she is afraid of the sky blue door that doesn’t open, she becomes edgy whenever she sees it or stands in front of it. Her soul screams to run away. Joshua believes it might just hold all the answers they are looking for.

Emma however is too scared and decides that maybe being a ghost is much better. As you can see even though she has forgotten everything it is imprinted in her mind and is trying to come up to the surface, but she prefers to ignore it.  Joshua on the other hand doesn’t want her to ignore it, he wants her to find out as he believes this is her unfinished business and cannot move on to the other side.

Whatever she finds she won’t be alone, he will be by her side every step of the way…

I Got A Love That Keeps Me Waiting!

Hi There!

What’s up?

You all might be thinking why the weird title for the post? Allow me to explain. As you probably know during April I have be doing Camp NaNo and I have been thinking of my novel soundtrack and one track that fits well is this one:

Artist: The Black Keys

Song: Lonely Boy

It fits one of my characters really nicely. It speaks of the time when Aaron meets Emma for the first time (when she was alive) and how he ended up falling in love with her. He always waited patiently for her and this is the one girl he didn’t want to lose or hurt.

Aaron knew that Emma had ended her relationship with her ex-boyfriend, Kyle, because her father disapproved of the relationship and  she was pretty sad about it. Aaron was first her friend and became her support and he slowly started to love her in the process.

Somewhere deep down inside, even though Emma had started to love him too, he knew she still loved Kyle. Who can forget their first love?

When she started to move on with him, they were together for a whole year before he proposed to her. Obviously her father favored Aaron more than Kyle. Her father thought of him as more capable to look after his daughter after he died. Aaron is a young, handsome rich man who everyone likes and wants to be like.

That was just a little biography to Aaron. But all I can say is appearance’s can be deceiving, and that couldn’t be more true when it comes to Aaron.

Well your mama kept you but your daddy left you
And I should’ve done you just the same
But I came to love you
Am I born to bleed?

This part of the song fits Emma and Aaron perfectly. The only difference is that Emma never knew her mother and never had a mother’s love. Her father brought her up from birth. The closet to a mother she has ever experienced is her step mother and that is when her younger brother, Steve Beckett, is born.

The lyrics to this song are just really catchy and they are stuck in my head especially this bit:

Oh, oh-oh I got a love that keeps me waiting
Oh, oh-oh I got a love that keeps me waiting
I’m a lonely boy
I’m a lonely boy
Oh, oh-oh I got a love that keeps me waiting

Now you can see where I got the title from! The song is really enjoyable that I remember the lyrics and can terribly sing to it. This song made me forget that I can’t sing and it made me feel like I was someone else and I even have a little dance too!

Every time I hear this song I see my characters as if they are normal people going out and having a blast at some party. It is like my own music video for them and they seem to come out and play!

Overall I love this song and is one of my favorites 🙂

Song of the Day: You – Breaking Benjamin

Here I am once again, with another song of the day 🙂

Artist: Breaking Benjamin

Song: You

The reason why this song is the song of the day is because it fits one of my characters very well. I might not have mentioned this, but I am doing Camp NaNoWriMo and the story I am working on is the story I started to write when I was in India. I thought this idea could easily be completed in the 50,000 range. So far I have completed around 11,639 words.

This character that I speak off, is a ghost who I named Emma Beckett. She haunts her house and she cannot remember how she died or who is her family. The only person she remembers is her fiance. She has been dead for two years and life continues to move forwards around her and she is stuck in the past or in the middle of not knowing.

She meets a young man who can actually see her and with his help she starts to find answers. Answers that she didn’t want to hear. Everywhere she looks she finds nothing but betrayal.

This song creates a little music video in my mind of Emma’s trials and tribulations to discovering her answers of who murdered her and discovering her families truth.

Song of the Day: Roko Na Mujhe – Sifar

This is going to show a different side of me, I believe, as I tend to hide quite a bit of myself a lot of the time. I’ve only been adding English songs as Song of the Day’s, but I also have another side to me. The side that listens Indian music. The only two people that know that I listen to Indian music is obviously my mum and brother and possibly one friend. So I’ve decided to reveal this side of me, today!

So yesterday I was going through the music I have on my laptop and I realised I didn’t give this Indian rock band much of a listen when I first got hold of the EP; because my brother didn’t like it much. But yesterday while I was working on writing my friends content pages for his website, I truly sat down and really took in the EP.

I must admit that I do like their style! It is quite addictive to listen to especially this one track ‘Roko Na Mujhe’. After hearing it just a few times yesterday I got the lyrics stuck in my head!

I know I can’t speak Hindi, but I understand it. Well the truth is that every time I try and speak it feels like the words are stuck and I stammer a lot and then I give up. When I was India it helped as I was forced to speak to communicate with my relatives.

Well anyway enough of my chatter; I hope you guys enjoy it too! 🙂

Artist: Sifar

Song: Roko Na Mujhe

Oh and if you know any other Indian rock bands share some down here, please. I’ll listen to anything even the heavier stuff! 🙂 Thank you!

Feeling the love?

Hi!

So how is everyone these days?

Today was a strange day. Normally I avoid listening to songs that speak of love, I don’t know why this is? Maybe it is because I have given up on the idea of love? Well anyway, whatever it is, that brick wall decided to surrender today. It crumbled away and showed cobwebs surrounding the heart that I had locked away so tightly for a year and bit.

This all happened after listening to this artist called Framing Hanley! These songs invoked something within me, especially the songs ‘You’ and ‘Fool With Dreams’.

This song does something to me every time I hear it. The lyrics just seem to pluck away at the heart strings.

“For you
‘Cause I don’t want to lose you

I was thinking about telling you
I was in love
I was in love with you
With you
With you
I’m in love with you”

The singers voice is amazing and accompanied by the acoustic guitar makes this song a beautiful one.

“I’m a fool with dreams and not a lot of things
I swear that I will be all you need, don’t give up on me
Give me one more day, don’t give this all away
We’ll be fine you’ll see, just don’t give up on me”

“I’ve got the feeling that this will never cease
Living in these pictures
It never comes with ease
I swear that if I could make this right
You’d be back by now”

These three songs are just beautiful and meaningful and I’m in love with them. I know that ‘Alone in This Bed’ is quite a sad song as it’s about missing someone but, I’ll be honest I think these three songs are worthy of Songs of the Day. What do you think?