Listening to the Lines

If there's anything you have learned about me from my blog, you must know by now that I am a huge, huge fan of music. Doesn't matter what kind, as long as my ears are happy, we are good to go. I am always on the hunt for new music and part of how I find new music is from TV shows. I am watching a tv show and my ears are primed to catch the first strums of music goodness, soon as I catch it, the next step is frantically googling the few lyrics I could eke out while adding my voice recognition skillz and voila a new song is added to the library.

Anyway, I have been wanting to blog all day but had no idea what to blog about. NEPA(PHCN, whatever) was kind enough to give light all day, so I was vegging out watching Lipstick Jungle - another reason to love Naija, I bought season 1 and 2 for like less than $5, lol - and I heard a song that I knew already but the lyrics really jumped out at me. Sara Bareilles' "Bottle it Up".


There'll be girls across the nation that will eat this up, babe
I know that it's your soul, but could you bottle it up
And get down to the heart of it, no it's my heart, you're shit out of your luck
Don't make me tell you again, my love, love, love, love
Love, love, love, love

I am aiming to be somebody that somebody trusts with her delicate soul
I don't claim to know much except soon as you start to make room for the parts
That aren't you, it gets harder to bloom in a garden of love
, love, love, love
Love, love, love, love

Only thing I ever could need
Only one good thing worth trying to be and it's

Love,Love,Love,Love.I do it for love.Love,Love,Love

We can understand the sentiment you're saying to us, oh
But sensible sells, so could you kindly shut up and get started

At keeping your part of the bargain, aw please little darlin'
You're killing me sweetly with love, love, love, love
Love, love, love, love

Started as a flicker, meant to be a flame
Skin has gotten thicker, but it burns the same
Still a baby in a cradle, got to take my first fall
Baby's getting next to nowhere with a back against the wall
You meant to make me happy, make me sad
Want to make it better, better so bad
But save your resolutions for your never new year
There is only one solution I can see here

Oh, only gonna get get what you give away, so give love, love
Only gonna get get what you give away

Ok, so the bolded part is pretty self-explanatory, I think. But just in case I'll try to explain. These parts jumped at me because I have never been a trusting person. I have never been in love. I use my head over my heart. I would like to be in love. I can't do that protecting my heart.Like the song says, you only get what you give away. So I do it for Love :)....Pray for me y'all :D

P.s - So for some odd reason I am compelled to post Leona Lewis' - Better in time lyrics. The words are so true, to my sisters(and brothers) going through a tough breakup, it really will get better.

Have a lovely week ahead, Blogsville!

It's been the longest winter without you
I didn't know where to turn to
See somehow I can't forget you
After all that we've been through

Going coming thought I heard a knock
Who's there no one
Thinking that I deserve it
Now I realise that I really didn't know
If you didn't notice you mean everything
Quickly I'm learning to love again
All I know is I'm gon' be ok

Thought I couldn't live without you
It's gonna hurt when it heals too
It'll all get better in time
And even though I really love you
I'm gonna smile cause I deserve to
It'll all get better in time

I couldn't turn on the TV
Without something there to remaind me
Was it all that easy
To just put aside your feelings

If I'm dreaming don't wanna laugh
Hurt my feelings but that's the path
I believe in
And I know that time will heal it
If you didn't notice boy you meant everything
Quickly I'm learning to love again
All I know is I'm gon' be ok

Since there's no more you and me
It's time I let you go
So I can be free
And live my life how it should be
No matter how hard it is I'll be fine without you
Yes I will


Nice Anon said…
Giving you light all day sounds like a miracle. Nice lyrics.
Anonymous said…
I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Ada said…
all this long story, you for just talk say you dey fall in love :O
TayneMent said…
@Nice Anon - yes oh it lasted till about 8pm

@j.ifeme - glad u liked it.

@lixue - I really appreciate it. Thank you for visiting.

@Ada - na you sabi oh, you dash me pesin?
Tigeress said…
sounds like a very nice. thanks for sharing the lyrics. :)
chayoma said…
electricity all day? ehhh, r u serious! to God be the glory.
better in time. hot stuff
BSNC said…
at least you eventually blogged. i love that song. better with time :)
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