Friday, February 10, 2006

If you haven't already, check out Nicole P.'s blog, aka Curious Girl. She provides her answers to the following question, which was originally thought up by Julia (I believe). Also, if you haven't already, please check out their blogs. I just added Curious Girl's (Nicole) and Major Bedhead (Julia's) blogs to my links... Also, please check out Kelsey's blog, My Diabetes Diary (also in my links.) All are AWESOME blogs :).

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to.

If you are asking, "well, was she tagged?" The answer is...well, no, not exactly. However, I thought that I would add my 2 cents anyway, since I like this question and, also, because it doesn't seem like Nicole tagged anyone in particular. She left it up to her fellow bloggers and readers to participate if they so choosed. Well, I want participation points (remember that from school? lol). Seriously, I thought it was a good/interesting question, so I'd like to share my answers, as well.

My answer basically comes down to 2 music groups/artists. These two are my favorites and I am constantly listening to them, even at work. I'm sure my co-workers may be getting a little sick of hearing the same music, but that hasn't stopped me yet. Hey, I'll do whatever gets me through the day.

So without further ado...here are my picks :)

Counting Crows

Can I just say that I love, love, LOVE this group! Umm... did I mention I love the CC?! :)

When they first arrived on the music scene, I really did not care for them. However, my sister became a loyal follower. The more she played them, the more I started to pay attention to their songs and, reluctantly, I started to like them myself. Adam Duritz writes the most amazing songs...I only wish I could be half talented.

These are a few songs I like in particular:

'Round Here- a great song off their debut album "August and Everything After".

But the girl on the car in the parking lot...
Says, 'Man, you should try and take a shot
Can't you see my walls are crumbling?'
Then she looks up at the building
And says she's thinking of jumping
She says she's tired of life
She must be tired of something
Round Here...

Just seems to jive with me on certain days, especially ones where I feel I can't take anymore. I'm sure most of us have had "those" days. The world, and everyone in it, seems to get to us. I don't know how, but somehow we manage to pull through and go on another day.

Anna Begins...(Also off "August and Everything After")
This is just an awesome song. The song is basically up for interpretation, and I have my own, of course. I won't go into it, I'll spare you (lol), but I do want to share my favorite line.

And every time she sneezes, I believe it's love...

Haven't we all been in a position where we see every move that someone makes as an expression of that person's love for us. It's almost like we want that to be true so much, that we will it with all our might. We start believing it, regardless of whether that is the case or not.

Holiday in Spain (Films about Ghosts)

I don't really know how to describe this song, other than to say that it's another goodie. There's something really sad, sweet, and sincere about it. It's one I've played and replayed over and over and I never tire of.

Got no place to go
But there's a girl waiting for me down in Mexico
She's got a bottle of tequila, a bottle of gin
And if I bring a little music I could fit right in

We've got airplane rides
We got California drowning out the window-side
We got big, black cars
And we've got stories how we slept with all tmovievis stars

I may...
Take a holiday in Spain
Leave my wings behind me
Drink my worries down the drain
And fly away to somewhere new

Rob Thomas/Matchbox Twenty

This is another singer/group I absolutely love. I saw him (in concert) at Mohegan Sun, a casino, in CT. He lived up to and greatly surpassed my expectations. Rob Thomas is just such a talented and awesome singer and performer and if you get the opportunity to see him, do NOT pass it up. I don't think you will be disappointed.
I've been listening a lot to his new, solo album. There's many good songs on this album.

Something to Be- This song has a great beat and good lyrics. Personally speaking, I'm still trying to find out "something to be"...maybe the reason I like it so much.

Hey, man
I don't want to hear about love no more
I don't want to talk about how I feel
I don't really want to be me, no more

Dress down
Now I look a little too
boy next door
Maybe I should try to find a downtown whore
That'll make me look hardcore
I need you to tell me what to stand for

I've been looking for something
Something I've never seen
We're all looking for something
Something to be

Ever the Same- This song is one of the best on the new album.

We would stand in the wind
We were free like water
Flowing down
Under the warmth of the sun
Now it's cold and we're scared
And we've both been shaken
Hey, look at us, man, this doesn't need to be the end

Just let me hold you while you're falling apart
Just let me hold you so we'll both fall down

Fall on me
Tell me everything you want me to be
Forever with you
Forever in me
Ever the same...

My, My, My- One of my favorites. I particularly like these lyrics, b/c I think I let my fear/anxiety sometimes get in my way of doing things I want to do. I don't want fear to prevent me of living my life.

Hold on to anything
Everything's over and done
Has the fear taken over you?
Tell me, is that what you want
To make up your life

Time after time
You're falling behind
Hold on to me
And never leave
Forever be what you mean to me
Right now
Don't you feel better?

Leave- This is off the "Mad Season" CD by Matchbox Twenty. I love this CD. It has a lot of good songs, including "Bent", "Beautiful Girl", and the title, "Mad Season". This song I like a lot because it's sung with a lot of emotion and heart.

I'm not saying.
There wasn't nothing wrong.
I just didn't think you'd ever get tired of me
And I'm not saying
We ever had the right to hold on.
I just didn't want to let it get away from me.

But if that's how it's going to leave
Straight out from underneath
Then we'll see who's sorry now
If that's how it's going to stand when
You know you've been dependending on
The one your leaving out


***I know that the question didn't really ask for my analysis on these songs or lyrics, but I enjoyed choosing and expressing my opinion of these songs. Thanks for letting me share that and for bearing with my wordiness.

Since Nicole didn't really tag anyone, I'm going to follow suit. Whomever would like to participate, please jump right in. I'm sure everyone has a few songs they particuarly like and would like to discuss.

So my question is: Who's next? :) ***


5 Comments:

Blogger julia said...

Oh, I love Counting Crows. August And Everything After is generally on my Top 5 Desert Island discs. And Rob Thomas is great, too. I saw him with Matchbox 20 a couple of years ago. Hottie in leather pants with a great voice and anyone who can sing about depression that well is ok with me.

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Caro said...

Counting Crows are my all time favourite group! If forced to choose, I'd probably say August and Everything After is my favourite album. At every major point in my life, the music of Counting Crows has been there for me.

Sadly they're not that well known in the UK. Mr Jones and Big Yellow Taxi have probably been their biggest (not very big) singles, the latter being a really poor impression of the truly mammoth talent of the Crows.

When Shrek 2 was released, Accidentally In Love gave me the opportunity to introduce more people to Counting Crows, as a lot of people wanted to know whose song it was. I still love that song. And I will always love Counting Crows.

11:26 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Well...I'm SO glad to see I have two fellow CC followers. You ladies have great taste, lol :)

Seriously, They are pretty awesome ;). I just wish that they would come out with something new- it's been too long.

As for Rob Thomas...I was so impressed with him in concert, he's just such a talented guy. Wish I could meet someone as sensitive, creative, and talented as he is :) Gotta admit, I love the sensitive type! :)

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Caro said...

Sort of good news. They're definitely working on a new album right now - check out Adam's Feb 4th update on adam.countingcrows.com.

Of course no guarantees of when it will be, but I totally respect Adam's right, and need, to do things his way.

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Tiffany said...

Oooh Andrea, I LOVE Rob Thomas. If he was single (and taller, darker, and handsome-r) I'd be his # 1 Stalker!!!
'Ever the Same' and 'Leave' are my two all-time fave's.

Lately I'm hooked on James Blunt; ever heard any of his stuff?

11:01 PM  

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