Everybody Hurts


Everybody Hurts – R.E.M. Solo by Michael Stipe (Live at Glastonbury 2003) HQ

EVERYBODY HURTS
by R.E.M.

When your day is long
And the night, the night is yours alone
When you’re sure you’ve had enough
Of this life, well hang on

Don’t let yourself go
‘Cause everybody cries
And everybody hurts sometimes

Sometimes everything is wrong
Now it’s time to sing along
When your day is night alone (Hold on, hold on)
If you feel like letting go (Hold on)
If you think you’ve had too much
Of this life, well hang on

Everybody hurts
Take comfort in your friends
Everybody hurts
Don’t throw your hand, oh no

Don’t throw your hand
If you feel like you’re alone
No, no, no, you are not alone

If you’re on your own in this life
The days and nights are long
When you think you’ve had too much of this life to hang on

Well, everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody cries
Everybody hurts sometimes
And everybody hurts sometimes

So hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on
Everybody hurts

R.E.M.

The pain can be physical, emotional, mental, psychological, even spiritual. The title speaks the Truth: “Everybody Hurts Sometime.” ‘Hold on’ is the best mantra to say over and over again to one’s self when living inside the wall of darkness, to hold on, ‘this too shall pass’. To the composers of this song, they must have experienced many levels of pain and to Michael Stipe for expressing it so powerfully. I could feel your spirit shining through it all. I chose this piece of music for what it means to me and others who experience the darkness of such deep levels of pain. I will repeat what the song says: ‘HOLD ON’ EVERYBODY HURTS SOMETIME ‘HOLD ON’… – j.kiley ps. Life is still here for you.

See Post on ‘the secret keeper’ from Saturday Oct 15th 2016
for further details on R.E.M.

Our Fight Song


Our Fight Song – from Democratic National Convention

Fight Song

Like a small boat
On the ocean
Sending big waves
Into motion
Like how a single word
Can make a heart open
I might only have one match
But I can make an explosion

And all those things I didn’t say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight
Can you hear my voice this time?

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me

Losing friends and I’m chasing sleep
Everybody’s worried about me
In too deep
Say I’m in too deep (in too deep)
And it’s been two years
I miss my home
But there’s a fire burning in my bones
Still believe
Yeah, I still believe

And all those things I didn’t say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight
Can you hear my voice this time?

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left

It takes a village to raise a child
Prepare him to run the nation
We’ve got some hard choices
But together we’re going to make it
We’re living in history
America take a bow
We’re about to show the world
Women are equal now

Like a small boat
On the ocean
Sending big waves
Into motion
Like how a single word
Can make a heart open
I might only have one match
But I can make an explosion

This is my fight song (Hey!)
Take back my life song (Hey!)
Prove I’m alright song (Hey!)
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong (I’ll be strong)
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me

No I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me

Fight Song,” produced by Elizabeth Banks, Bruce Cohen and Mike Thompkins,features actors, musicians and supporters singing their support for Hillary Clinton using Rachel Platten’s Fight Song done a capella.

Like an Animal

Rufus – Like an Animal

LIKE AN ANIMAL
by Rufus

How long have I been on a hunt for you?
No sound, of anything that I can do
But I don’t mind, I don’t mind
‘Cause there’s nothing left to lose
For the first time, the first time
I’m calling out for you!

Like an animal, I still got love for you
And I’m coming home, I’m coming home for you
Like an animal, I still got love for you
Hear me calling love, I’m calling out for you
Like an animal, I still got love for you
And I’m coming home, I’m coming home for you

First light washing up against the shore
Sweet love, you’re the one that I adore
And I don’t mind, I don’t mind
If I’m running after you
It’s been a long time, a long time
But know I got the love for you.

Like an animal, I still got love for you
And I’m coming home, I’m coming home for you
Like an animal, I still got love for you
Hear me calling love, I’m calling out for you
Like an animal, I still got love for you
And I’m coming home, I’m coming home for you

It Don’t Worry Me


Barbara Harris – It Don’t Worry Me

IT DON’T WORRY ME

They say this train don’t give out rides, it don’t worry me
In all the world, is taking sides, it don’t worry me
Because in my empire life is sweet, just ask any bum you meet
And you may say that I ain’t free, but it don’t worry me
Everybody sing, It Don’t Worry Me!

You may say that I ain’t free, but it don’t worry me.
C’mon everybody…
It don’t worry me, it don’t worry me,
you may say that I ain’t free but it don’t worry me

The price of bread may worry some, it don’t worry me
Tax relief may never come, it don’t worry me
Economy’s depressed not me, my spirit’s high as they can be
and you may say that I ain’t free, but it don’t worry me

It don’t worry me, (c’mon everybody) it don’t worry me,
you may say that I ain’t free but it don’t worry me

It don’t worry me…

You may say that I ain’t free, but it don’t worry me

It don’t worry me none, it don’t worry me,
you may say that I ain’t free, but it don’t worry me…

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This song “It Don’t Worry Me”
Was written by Keith Carradine
Performers in the film NASHVILLE
Wrote most of their own songs
I just happen to be moved more
by this version by Barbara Harris

The brilliant film NASHVILLE
Was directed by Robert Altman

“A Thousand Kisses Deep” [the ponies run]

creative musings [dragon]
“A Thousand Kisses Deep”

Composed & Sung by Leonard Cohen

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Saturday 4th October 2014

“A Thousand Kisses Deep” – Composed & Sung by Leonard Cohen

“A Thousand Kisses Deep”

The ponies run, the girls are young,
The odds are there to beat.
You win a while, and then it’s done
Your little winning streak.
And summoned now to deal
With your invincible defeat,
You live your life as if it’s real,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

I’m turning tricks, I’m getting fixed,
I’m back on Boogie Street.
You lose your grip, and then you slip
Into the Masterpiece.
And maybe I had miles to drive,
And promises to keep:
You ditch it all to stay alive,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

And sometimes when the night is slow,
The wretched and the meek,
We gather up our hearts and go,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

Confined to sex, we pressed against
The limits of the sea:
I saw there were no oceans left
For scavengers like me.
I made it to the forward deck.
I blessed our remnant fleet
And then consented to be wrecked,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

I’m turning tricks, I’m getting fixed,
I’m back on Boogie Street.
I guess they won’t exchange the gifts
That you were meant to keep.
And quiet is the thought of you,
The file on you complete,
Except what we forgot to do,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

And sometimes when the night is slow,
The wretched and the meek,
We gather up our hearts and go,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

The ponies run, the girls are young,
The odds are there to beat . .

last-kiss-by-adam-martinakis

Last Kiss by Adam Martinkis

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“Take Me” – A Short Film

creative musings [dragon]

“Take Me”

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Saturday 2nd August 2014

 

 

 

“Take Me” – by Rufus – Katzki Video

“Take Me”
by Rufus

Take me away across the ocean
Out in the horizon the night is falling
Outside in the golden air
Washed out and no one’s there
She said I’ll need you there sometime
Sunset in the breeze
Drifting into me
Our love will make it right this time

So take me away across the ocean
Out in the horizon the night is falling
Take me away across the ocean
Out in the horizon the night is falling
Take me away across the ocean
Out in the horizon the night is falling

Skyline closing in
Her eyes whispering
Please swim across the night to find
Underwater lights
Shadows in disguise
Your lips come close to mine in time
Sunset in the breeze
Drifting into me
Our love will make it right this time

So take me away across the ocean
Out in the horizon the night is falling
Take me away across the ocean
Out in the horizon the night is falling

ocean-waves-at-night long photo horizontally

“LMG” by SIM

creative musings [dragon]

“LMG” by SIMS

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Saturday 26th July 2014
 

most can identify with the lyrics you just change up in your mind who you have in your heart who is the person you love i love my girl girl can be acceptable if understood it does not diminish who we are & it is an affectionate endearment i love my girl fits in the rhythm the rap fills the beat the pain lives withing and being made to feel insignificant can kill you
and i love my girl LMG

here, i give you “LMG”

Sims LMG

“LMG”
BY Rufus

I need someone a little stronger than a Suicide Girl in this do or die world
where the suicide rate has got me sitting sideways
high stakes, and two of us thinking that it’s
too much is too much
I need a girl about as bad as Badu
not just pissing off Daddy with those back tattoos
oh that’s you love? sitting at the pub
wondering when that drink is going to
swallow you up?

that’s why I love my girl
she makes me feel sexy, makes me feel warm, she makes me feel cool
that’s why I love my girl
she gives me that feeling sun up to evening, show down until high noon

run it back six months
Red Dragon, late night, full cup
girl from the corner store and I can hardly
stop the jaw from dropping
finally got my chance to see if I can make her laugh
but she pulled a couple Oxycodone out the
pockets of her cotton dress
swallowed a bottle now she hollowed a cockpit
eyes popping off like bottle rockets
pride and pills straight slipping down her hatch
damn, just when I thought I had a match, struck with another ball of wax
and I’m slipping out the back because
I can’t get down like that
rail drink chased with a rail, off the rails
alcohol hues and a mute aura
party girl you make me puke for you, who are you?
and maybe it’s the way you laying low
that ain’t no angel, she’s just playing in the snow
that’s why I love my girl
she makes me feel sexy, makes me feel warm,
she makes me feel cool
that’s why I love my girl
she gives me that feeling sun up to evening,
show down until high noon

Official music video for “LMG” by SIMS, Doomtree Records 2010
Directed and Animated by Matt Scharenbroich
mattscharenbroich.com

The third single off of Bad Time Zoo, released earlier this year, showcases SIMS in a new way, animated. SIMS explains how the video came to be by saying, “I usually have decent ideas when it comes to conceptualizing music videos, but this one was a challenge. The song itself is borderline cheesy as is, which is why Beak and I love it. We knew the video couldn’t be too cutsie and could absolutely not take place in a bar. After those parameters, we were out of ideas so we enlisted the services of Matt Scharenbroich, a really talented visual artist and the drummer in Beak’s old band TPC.

Created in director Scharenbroich’s studio over the course of an icy winter in Minneapolis the “LMG” video is the end result of more than 1600 individual drawings, 400 cups of coffee, 60 markers and two ecstatic hands.

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