Today’s Playlist: Skylar Grey’s “Wear Me Out”

Skylar Grey "Wear Me Out" Quote:  I'm just trying to see te world through my own eyes

Listening to “Wear Me Out” by Skylar Grey today.

It’s funny, because her songs really seem like the kind of thing I would have loved to discover when I was a teenager, but, even in my 30s, I still like them.

This particular one seems to mostly speak to my inner, rebellious youth but there are some lyrics that still hit home.

After all, even after all this time, I’m still trying to see the world through my own eyes.  Still trying to find my voice.

So I made a graphic with that particular quote, which I overlaid on some red wooden boards, because I got a kick out of the red piano in the middle of the woods.  :)

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Today’s Playlist: Christina Perri’s Human

Christina Perri "Human" Lyrics Quote

Been listening to “Human” by Christina Perri today.

I can’t really decide if the song is depressing or inspiring.  But I like it.

I’ve made a meme/graphic/whatever with some of the lyrics.  {above.}

And these lyrics, these words, help me remember that I am only human and can only take so much.  It helps to be reminded of that during this never-ending divorce process.

That it’s okay to cry {fall apart} sometimes.

It’s okay to be human.

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Today’s Playlist: Forever Mine Nevermind by The Band Perry

I’ve been listening to a lot of different songs this morning, as I often do when getting work done on my computer, but this one stuck out for me today.

First of all, I really like The Band Perry.  I like their style, the songs they write and the songs they cover, their voices, and their music.  They’re Country, technically, but with a really heavy rock/pop influence.  Which I love.

And this song – Forever Mine Nevermind – is one of those song I feel was kinda written with me in mind.  Not exactly, not word-for-word, but in a way that struck a chord somewhere very deep down in my core.

Since the words were really clinging to my subconscious, and since I felt like there had to be plenty of people out there who would relate to the song like I did, I also made a graphic with some of the lyrics:

Forever Mine Nevermind  |  The Band Perry

Enjoy.

And if you really love it, go here to Pin it!

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Today’s Playlist: Brave by Sara Bareilles and the Dancing Grandma

Brave has been on my mind a lot lately.

And not just because Sara Bareilles performed it live on The Voice last week – although that helps.

I can relate to this song so deeply.  That comes across as a little trite, but it’s true.  The lyrics really spoke to me the first time I listened to them.  This dragging, damaging divorce has been draining me dry, and I realized that one of the biggest reasons I’m so exhausted, is because I am SO TIRED of explaining and explaining and explaining all of the things that I’d kept so silent and hidden for so many years.

I know it’s time to be brave.  That can be hard, though.  Especially when my lawyer tells me not to post anything at all on social media, and I find myself sitting there, signed into Facebook, and chanting in my head, “Don’t vent on Facebook.  Don’t vent on Facebook. Don’t vent on Facebook. Don’t vent on Facebook. Don’t vent on Facebook…”

And the video itself?

I thought it was awesome the first time I saw it.  After all, before I’d even seen the video, I was the one walking around Kmart, listening to the song play over the speakers while singing along and dancing as I walked down the aisles.

Hell – I am the video!

And I love the spirit in the video.  The genuine passion in the dancers.  Even the dude a little lacking in rhythm – there is a loveliness to it.  An excitement.

A happiness.

Because life is beautiful.  So be brave.  Dance.

Dance on top of all the shit and show the world that it won’t hold you down.

Just like the old ladies that join the dancing.  They say wisdom comes with age, and it’s the eldest of the impromptu audiences that really get into it.  They know how to dance.  How to brush off the world and everything and just dance.

That’s how I want to be.  Like this awesome lady:

Let The Night Come

I can’t seem to stop listening to “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore.  Especially the video.

The song grabs me.  It holds on tight.  And I can’t sit still.
Why am I so addicted?

It’s the passion.  The energy.

For me, music is nothing without passion and energy.  It’s why I love Nina Simone.  It’s why I love Bob Marley.  People who speak to us, deep within us, and shake our universe in such a way that even when the song is over, we’ve been forever changed.  Singers who’s songs never really leave us.

Which is why I made this image tonight, with a quote from the video’s version of the song:

Let the Night Come

Let the night come, before the fight’s won,
Some might run against the test.
But those that triumph, embrace the fight ’cause,
Their fears then prove that courage exists.

Never abandon hope.

Raw!  :)

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