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30 Days Of Songs- A Song By A Band You Hate.

I hate screamo bands and one I can think of is Alexisonfire.  Dallas Green’s voice is fine but the screamo parts always ruin their songs for me.  This song is called Boiled Frogs.

Old man sits at his desk
One year for retiring
And he’s up for review
Not quite sure what to do, each passing year
The workload grows

I’m always wishing, I’m always wishing too late
For things to come my way
It always ends up the same
Count your blessings
I must be missing, I must be missing the point
Your signal fades away and all I’m left with is noise
Count your blessings on one hand

So wait up I’m not sleeping alone again tonight
There’s so much to dream about, there must be more to my life

Poor little tin man, still swinging his axe
Even though his joints are clogged with rust

My youth is slipping, my youth is slipping away
Safe in monotony, so safe, day after day
Count your blessings
My youth is slipping, my youth is slipping away
cold wind blows off the lake and I know for sure that its too late
Count your blessings on one hand

So wait up I’m not sleeping alone again tonight
There’s so much to dream about, there must be more to my life

Can’t help but feel betrayed, punch the clock every single day
There’s no loyalty and no remorse
You spoke for present check
That makes me fucking sick
He’s sick of, he can’t say no

Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh

So wait up I’m not sleeping alone again tonight
There’s so much to dream about, there must be more to my life
So wait up
So wait up I’m not sleeping alone again tonight
Between the light and shallow waves is where I’m going to die
Wait up for me
Wait up for me
Wait up for me

30 Days Of Songs- A Song By Your Favourite Band.

Like I said I have many favourites but I will choose Hedley’s Perfect for this.  I’ve heard them sing this song live down at the MMVAs in 2010 and it’s even better live :)

Falling a thousand feet per second
You still take me by surprise
I just know we can’t be over
I can see it in your eyes

Making every kind of silence, takes a lot to realize
It is worse to finish than to start all over and never let it lie

And as long as I can feel you holding on
I won’t fall, even if you said I was wrong

I’m not perfect, but I keep trying
Cause that’s what I said I would do from the start
I am not alive if I’m lonely, so please don’t leave
Was it something I said or just my personality?

Making every kind of silence takes a lot to realize
It’s worse to finish then to start all over and never let it lie

And as long as I can feel you holding on
I won’t fall, even if you said I was wrong

I know that I’m not perfect, but I keep trying
Cause that’s what I said I would do from the start
I am not alive if I’m lonely, so please don’t leave
Was it something I said or just my personality?

When you’re caught in a lie and you’ve got nothing to hide
When you’ve got nowhere to run and you’ve got nothing inside
It tears right through me, you thought that you knew me
You thought that you knew

I’m not perfect, but I keep trying
Cause that’s what I said I would do from the start
I’m not alive if I’m lonely, so please don’t leave
Was it something I said or just my personality?

I’m not perfect, but I keep trying
Cause that’s what I said I would do from the start
I’m not alive if I’m lonely, so please don’t leave
Was it something I said or just my, just my self?
Just my self? My self. Just my self

I’m not perfect, but I keep trying

30 Days Of Songs- A Song From Your Favourite Album.

I have lots of favourite bands / singers and therefore albums but I wanted to include Daughtry on here so I chose their song What About Now from their debut album which I love every single song on.

Shadows fill an empty heart
As love is fading
From all the things that we are
And are not saying
Can we see beyond the scars
And make it to the dawn

Change the colors of the sky
And open up to
The ways you made me feel alive
The ways I loved you
For all the things that never died
To make it through the night
Love will find you

What About Now
What about today
What if you’re making me
All that I was meant to be
What if our love never went away
What if it’s lost behind
Words we could never find
Baby before its too late
What About Now

The sun is breaking in your eyes
To start a new day
This broken heart can still survive
With the touch of your grace
As shadows fade into the light
I am by your side where love will find you

What About Now
What about today
What if you’re making me
All that I was meant to be
What if our love never went away
What if it’s lost behind
Words we could never find
Baby before its too late
What About Now

Now that we’re here
Now that we’ve come this far, just hold on
There is nothing to fear
For I am right beside you
For all my life I am yours

What About Now
What about today
What if you’re making me
All that I was meant to be
What if our love never went away
What if it’s lost behind
Words we could never find

What About Now
What about today
What if you’re making me
All that I was meant to be
What if our love never went away
What if it’s lost behind
Words we could never find
Baby before its too late
Baby before its too late
Baby before its too late
What About Now

30 Days Of Songs- A Song That You Listen To When You’re Angry.

I picked this song, Man In The Mirror by Michael Jackson, because for the one thing I wanted to include it in my 30 days of songs but I put it here because when I’m angry a lot of the times I’m mad at the way things always seem to go wrong for me so I need to tell myself, I have to make the change before anything else will change.  Kind of the same type of message I get from Christina’s song that I did yesterday.

Gotta make a change,
For once in my life,
It’s gonna feel real good,
Gonna make a difference,
Gonna make it right.

As I turned up the collar on,
My favorite winter coat,
This wind is blowin’ my mind,
I see the kids in the street,
With not enough to eat,
Who am I to be blind,
Pretending not to see their needs.

A summer’s disregard,
A broken bottle top,
And a one man’s soul,
They follow each other,
On the wind ya’ know,
‘Cause they got nowhere to go,
That’s why I want you to know.

I’m starting with the man in the mirror,
I’m asking him to change his ways,
And no message could have been any clearer,
If you wanna make the world a better place,
Take a look at yourself and then make a change,
Na na na, na na na, na na na na.

I’ve been a victim of,
A selfish kinda love,
It’s time that I realize,
There are some with no home,
Not a nickel to loan,
Could it be really me pretending that they’re not alone.

A willow deeply scarred,
Somebody’s broken heart,
And a washed out dream,
(Washed out dream),
They follow the pattern of the wind ya’ see,
‘Cause they got no place to be,
That’s why I’m starting with me.

I’m starting with the man in the mirror,
I’m asking him to change his ways,
And no message could have been any clearer,
If you wanna make the world a better place,
Take a look at yourself and then make a change.

I’m starting with the man in the mirror,
I’m asking him to change his ways,
And no message could have been any clearer,
If you wanna make the world a better place,
Take a look at yourself and then make a change.

I’m starting with the man in the mirror,
(Man in the mirror, oh yeah),
I’m asking him to change his ways, yeah,
(Change),
No message could have been any clearer,
If you wanna make the world a better place,
Take a look at yourself and then make the change,
You gotta get it right, while you got the time,
‘Cause when you close your heart,
(You can’t close your, your mind),
Then you close your mind.

(That man, that man, that man),
(That man, that man, that man),
(With the man in the mirror, oh yeah),
(That man you know, that man you know),
(That man you know, that man you know),
I’m asking him to change his ways,
(Change),
No message could have been any clearer,
If you wanna make the world a better place,
Take a look at yourself then make that change.

(Na na na, na na na, na na na na),
Ooh,
Oh yeah,
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah,
(Na na na, na na na, na na na na).

Oh no,
Oh no, I’m gonna make a change,
It’s gonna feel real good,
Sure mon,
(Change),
Just lift yourself,
You know, you got to stop it yourself,
(Yeah),
Oh,
Make that change,
(I gotta make that change today, oh),
(Man in the mirror),
You got to, you got to not let yourself, brother oh,
Yeah,
You know that,
(Make that change),
(I gotta make that make me then make),
You got, you got to move,
Sure mon, sure mon,
You got to,
(Stand up, stand up, stand up),
Make that change,
Stand up and lift yourself, now,
(Man in the mirror),
Make that change,
(Gonna make that change, sure mon),
(Man in the mirror),
You know it, you know it, you know it, you know,,
(Change),
Make that change.

30 Days Of Songs- A Song That You Listen To When You’re Sad.

Again wasn’t sure what to pick, I listen to everything regardless of my mood but I decided I’d pick one of my favourite Christina Aguilera’s songs The Voice Within.  It’s an emotional song so it fits.  It’s got a good message too, when things are not going the way you want, you’re the only one who can change it.

Young girl don’t cry I’ll be right here
When your world starts to fall, ohh
Young girl it’s alright
Your tears will dry
You’ll soon be free to fly, ohh

When you’re safe inside your room, you tend to dream
Of a place where nothing’s harder than it seems
No one ever wants or bothers to explain
Of the heartache life can bring and what it means

When there’s no one else
Look inside yourself
Like your oldest friend just
Trust the voice within
Then you’ll find the strength
That will guide your way
You’ll learn to begin to
Trust the voice within

Young girl don’t hide
You’ll never change if you just run away, ohh
Young girl just hold tight
Soon you’re gonna see your brighter day, ohh

Now in a world where innocence is quickly claimed
It’s so hard to stand your ground when you’re so afraid
No one reaches out a hand for you to hold
When you’re lost outside, look inside to your soul

When there’s no one else
Look inside yourself
Like your oldest friend just
Trust the voice within
Then you’ll find the strength
That will guide your way
If you will learn to begin to
Trust the voice within

Ohh, yeah, ohh, hey, ohh

Life is a journey
It can take you anywhere you choose to go
As long as you’re learning
You’ll find all you’ll ever need to know

(Be strong)
Break it
(Hold on)
You’ll make it
(Be strong)
Just don’t forsake it because
(No one can tell you what you can’t do)
No one can stop you
You know that I’m talking to you

When there’s no one else
Look inside yourself
And like your oldest friend just
Trust the voice within
Then you’ll find the strength
That will guide your way
You’ll learn to begin to
Trust the voice within, oh yeah

Young girl don’t cry
I’ll be right here
When your world starts to fall

30 Days Of Songs- A Song That You Listen To When You’re Happy.

I didn’t know what to pick for this one so I decided to go with Michael Buble’s Haven’t Met You Yet.  That’s what I keep telling myself, I just haven’t met you yet 😛  lol

I’m not surprised not everything lasts
I’ve broken my heart so many times
I stopped keeping track

Talk myself in, I talk myself out
I get all worked up then I let myself down.

I tried so very hard not to lose it
I came up with a million excuses
I thought I thought of every possibility

And I know someday that it’ll all turn out
You’ll make me work so we can work to work it out
And I promise you, kid, that I’ll give so much more than I get
I just haven’t met you yet

Mmmmm ….

I might have to wait I’ll never give up
I guess it’s half timing and the other half’s luck
Wherever you are, whenever it’s right
You’ll come out of nowhere and into my life

And I know that we can be so amazing
And baby your love is gonna change me
And now I can see every possibility

Hmmmmm ……

And I know someday that it’ll all turn out
You’ll make me work so we can work to work it out
And I promise you, kid, that I’ll give so much more than I get
I just haven’t met you yet

They say all’s fair in love and war
But I won’t need to fight it
We’ll get it by it, we’ll be united

And I know that we can be so amazing
And being in your life is gonna change me
And now I can see every single possibility

Hmmm …..

And someday I know it’ll all turn out
And I’ll work to work it out
Promise you, kid, I’ll give more than I get
Than I get, than I get, than I get!

Oh you know it’ll all turn out
And you’ll make me work so we can work to work it out
And I promise you, kid, to give so much more than I get
Yeah I just haven’t met you yet

I just haven’t met you yet
Oh I promise you, kid
To give so much more than I get

I said love love love love love love love
I just haven’t met you yet
Love love love
I just haven’t met you yet

30 Days Of Songs- A Song That Makes You Cry.

Brad Paisley’s He Didn’t Have To Be is such a touching song and it makes me cry when I hear it.

When a single mom goes out on a date with somebody new,
It always winds up feeling more like a job interview.
My momma used to wonder if she’d ever meet someone
Who wouldn’t find out about me and then turn around and run.

I met the man I call my dad when I was five years old.
He took my mom out to the movie, and for once I got to go.
A few months later, I remember lying there in bed.
I overheard him pop the question,
And I prayed that she’d say yes

And then all of a sudden, oh it seemed so strange to me.
How we went from somthings missing to a family.
Looking back all I can say about all the things he did for me,
Is that I hope I’m at least half the dad he didn’t have to be

I met the girl that’s now my wife about three years ago.
We had the perfect marriage, but we wanted something more.
Now here I stand surrounded by our family and friends,
Crowded around the nursery window as they bring the baby in.

And now all of a sudden, oh it seems so strange to me.
How we’d gone from somthings missing to a family.
Looking through the glass,
I think about the man that’s standing next to me,
And I hope I’m at least half the dad that he didn’t have to be

And looking back all I can say about all the things he did for me
Is I hope I’m at least half the dad he didn’t have to be

Yeah, I hope I’m at least half the dad he didn’t have to be

Because he didn’t have to be

You know he didn’t have to be

30 Days Of Songs- A Song That Makes You Smile.

I decided to pick just another fun upbeat song for this one, Outkast’s Hey Ya.  It’s just a fun song, with goofy dance moves from the music video (shake it like a polaroid picture lol).  It’s a song that puts a smile on my face 😀

1, 2, 3, uh!

My baby don’t mess around
Because she loves me so
And this I know fa sho (Uh!)
But does she really wanna
But can’t stand to see me walk out the do’
Don’t try to fight the feeling
‘Cause the thought alone
Is killing me right now (Uh!)
Thank God for Mom and Dad
For sticking two together
‘Cause we don’t know how

Hey Ya… Hey Ya
Hey Ya… Hey Ya
Hey Ya… Hey Ya
Hey Ya… Hey Ya

You think you’ve got it
Oh, you think you’ve got it
But got it just don’t get it
Til there’s nothing at all (Ah!)
We get together
Oh, we get together
But separate’s always better
When there’s feelings involved (Oh!)
If what they say is nothing is forever,
Then what makes
Then what makes
Then what makes
Then what makes
Then what makes (What makes? What makes?)
Love the exception?
So why oh, why oh
Why oh, why oh, why oh
Are we so in denial
When we know we’re not happy here?

Ya’ll don’t want to hear me
You just want to dance
Hey Ya… Hey Ya
Hey Ya… Hey Ya
Hey Ya… Hey Ya
Hey Ya… Hey Ya

Oh oh!
Oh oh!
Don’t want to meet your daddy (Oh oh!)
Just want you in my Caddy (Oh oh! Oh oh!)
Don’t want to meet your momma (Oh oh!)
Just want to make you come-a (Oh oh!)
I’m (Oh oh!)
I’m (Oh oh!)
I’m just being honest (Oh oh!)
I’m just being honest

Hey! Alright now!
Alright now, fellas! (Yeah!)
Now what’s cooler than being cool? (Ice cold!)
I can’t hear ya!
I say what, what’s cooler than being cool? (Ice cold!)
Alright! (14x)

Okay now, ladies! (Yeah!)
Now we gon’ break this thing down in just a few seconds
Now don’t have me break this thing down for nothin!
Now I wanna see ya’ll on ya’ll baddest behavior!
Lend me some suga!
I am your neighbor!
Ah! Here we go! Uh!

Shake it, sh-shake it (Oh oh!)
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, shake it
Sh-shake it (Oh oh!)
Shake it like a Polaroid picture
Shake it, sh-shake it (Hey ya!)
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it (Shake it sugar!)
Shake it like a Polaroid picture

(Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, shake it
Sh-shake it
Shake it like a Polaroid picture
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it like a Polaroid picture)

Now all Beyoncé’s and Lucy Lui’s and baby dolls
Get on the floor
Get on the floor
You know what to do
You know what to do
You know what to do

Hey Ya… Hey Ya (Oh oh!)
Hey Ya… Hey Ya (Oh oh!)
Hey Ya… Hey Ya (Oh oh!)
Hey Ya… Hey Ya (Oh oh!)
Hey Ya… Hey Ya (Oh oh!) …

30 Days Of Songs- A Song That Makes You Sad.

I Will Remember You by Sarah McLachlan I find is one of the sadder songs, the way it’s sung and what it’s about.  It brings back memories of graduation(s) and how everyone is going their separate ways.  I’d like to believe my old friends will (do) remember me but can’t say that they do.  But I will remember all of them.

I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

Remember the good times that we had?
I let them slip away from us when things got bad
How clearly I first saw you smilin’ in the sun
Wanna feel your warmth upon me, I wanna be the one

I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

I’m so tired but I can’t sleep
Standin’ on the edge of something much too deep
It’s funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word
We are screaming inside, but we can’t be heard

But I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

I’m so afraid to love you, but more afraid to lose
Clinging to a past that doesn’t let me choose
Once there was a darkness, deep and endless night
You gave me everything you had, oh you gave me light

And I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

And I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories
Weep not for the memories

30 Days Of Songs- A Song That Makes You Happy.

This is kind of based on seeing a performance on The Voice by team Cee Lo, but Everyday People by Sly & The Family People is just one of those upbeat happy songs with a good message that just makes me happy :)

Sometimes I’m right then I can be wrong
My own beliefs are in my songs
A butcher, a banker, a drummer and then
Makes no difference what group I’m in
I am everyday people

There is a blue one who can’t accept
The green one for living with
a fat one tryin’ to be a skinny one
Different strokes for different folks
And so on and so on and scooby dooby dooby

Ooh sha sha
We gotta live together

I am no better and neither are you
We’re all the same whatever we do
You love me you hate me
You know me and then
You can’t figure out the bag I’m in
I am everyday people

There is a long hair
That doesn’t like the short hair
For being such a rich one
That will not help the poor one
Different strokes for different folks
And so on and so on scooby dooby dooby

Ooh sha sha
We got to live together

There is a yellow one that won’t
Accept the black one
That won’t accept the red one
That won’t accept the white one

Different strokes for different folks
And so on and so on and
Scooby dooby dooby
Ooh sha sha
I am everyday people