Music and your Feelings My Life 04 APR 2007

ThreeDaysGraceIts amazing how music can be such a friend or a foe, depending on how it is wielded. Music has the power to completely lift your mood or completely squash it down into the dark abyss. Music tends to move people in many ways and people tend to attach thoughts or memories or even certain feelings to it.

In my personal space, throwing on Lighthouse Familys Lifted is guaranteed to get me in a good mood, similarly Savage Gardens Truly Madly Deeply will remind me of the love I once felt for Liz and Bryan Adams Summer of 69 instantly makes me think of the fun times I had with her. Of course the other side is also present.

On a more personal note, the first few times she caused me much emotional pain, Papa Roachs Scars was the song I most identified with. Now that I’ve exorcised her from my life, I find that Three Days Graces Gone Forever sums up exactly how I feel.

Now seeing that this is the unlawful Internet and a low profile page in the greater scheme of things, I’ve even decided to put up two songs for download (with their lyrics attached as a nice comparison to my mood from then to now).


Downloads

Papa Roach:
“Scars”

I tear my heart open, I sew myself shut
My weakness is that I care too much
And my scars remind me that the past is real
I tear my heart open just to feelDrunk and I’m feeling down
And I just wanna be alone
I’m pissed cause you came around
Why don’t you just go home
Cause you channel all your pain
And I can’t help you fix yourself
You’re making me insane
All I can say is[Chorus:]
I tear my heart open, I sew myself shut
My weakness is that I care too much
And our scars remind us that the past is real
I tear my heart open just to feel

I tried to help you once
Against my own advice
I saw you going down
But you never realized
That you’re drowning in the water
So I offered you my hand
Compassions in my nature
Tonight is our last stand

[Chorus]

I’m drunk and I’m feeling down
And I just wanna be alone
You shouldn’t ever come around
Why don’t you just go home?
Cause you’re drowning in the water
And I tried to grab your hand
And I left my heart open
But you didn’t understand
But you didn’t understand
Go fix yourself

I can’t help you fix yourself
But at least I can say I tried
I’m sorry but I gotta move on with my own life
I can’t help you fix yourself
But at least I can say I tried
I’m sorry but I gotta move on with my own life

[Chorus x2]

Three Days
Grace: “Gone Forever”

Don’t know what’s going on
Don’t know what went wrong
Feels like a hundred years I
Still can’t believe you’re gone
So I’ll stay up all night
With these bloodshot eyes
While these walls surround me with the story of our life
[Chorus:]
I feel so much better
Now that you’re gone forever
I tell myself that I don’t miss you at all
I’m not lying, denying that I feel so much better now
That you’re gone forever

Now things are coming clear
And I don’t need you here
And in this world around me
I’m glad you disappeared
So I’ll stay out all night
Get drunk and fuck and fight
Until the morning comes I’ll
Forget about our life

[Chorus]

First time you screamed at me
I should have made you leave
I should have known it could be so much better
I hope you’re missing me
I hope I’ve made you see
That I’m gone forever

And now it’s coming clear
That I don’t need you here
And in this world around me
I’m glad you disappeared

[Chorus]

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About Craig Lotter

Software developer, husband and dad to two little girls. Writer behind An Exploring South African. I don't have time for myself any more.