Flicker album analysis

So, I’ve been thinking about this for a while now and I really wanted to write it down, so I did. I felt like most of the songs on Niall’s album told a chronological story when you put them in a particular order, so I tried my best to figure out what order that would be and analyse what exactly the song means. The only songs I haven’t analysed in this are This Town, Slow Hands and Mirrors, because he said they weren’t personal and when you think about it, they totally fall outside the story anyways. I know this is long so I apologize in advance!

Seeing Blind: I put this song first because Niall describes knowing what love is because he’s read it in books and seen it in movies, but  never really experienced it himself. Then he see this one person and he falls in love with them from a distance, he doesn’t think they will ever notice him but suddenly they do. The rest of the song talks about how that person finally made him experience love himself, but they’re so amazing he can’t believe they actually chose him.

Since we’re alone: This one is second because he describes already being in a relationship but the other person isn’t really open with him. He know they’ve been through some bad stuff, and he really want them to trust him because he knows it would make the two of them closer.

Fire away: This song basically has the same concept as Since we’re alone but I put it after that one because it feels like the two people in the relationship are closer here. The line ‘Hold me close but at a distance’ makes me feel like Niall was really close to someone in some ways, but he also knew this person was holding stuff back in other ways. He really thinks he can help his partner and he wants them to know that even if he doesn’t understand it, they can still talk to him about it.

You & me: At first I wanted to put this song after seeing blind because it seems like quite a happy song, but then I noticed there was already some issues going on in this relationship. Niall describes how his life is selfish and that they don’t have a lot of time, but he knows that if his partner has a bit of patience with him it will be alright. It also once again talks about how he knows his partner is not feeling good, but he’s telling her not to worry because in the end the both of them will be together. In this song he fully believes the relationship will be fine because they love each other.

The tide: I feel like this describes the first signs of his relationship failing, and he’s frightened about it because he loves this person a lot. ‘Those brown eyes, crying in a crowded bar.’ It feels like they’ve had one of their first fights, maybe about the other person not sharing enough with him since that’s one of the main themes of this album. It also feels like when that fight broke out, they both started oversharing, maybe his partner finally told him what was bothering them. The lines ‘Cause I’m needing you to understand, when I go all I ever seem to fear is that you’re gonna find someone and slowly watch me disappear.’ Makes me feel like what this person hasn’t been telling him is that they struggle with him never being there, but that when he’s gone he’s always worried they might find someone else. And basically, throughout the song he’s just begging this person not to leave him and fight for their relationship.

Flicker: I was a bit scared analysing this song because I know how much it means to him and I don’t want to say something that doesn’t make sense. I hope all of you know this is just my interpretation and I’m not in any way implying that whatever I said about any of the songs is 100% true. Anyways, this song feels like Niall and his partner had another fight earlier, one that was basically the last straw. But then it calmed down and they ended up lying on the couch together, he didn’t realise until then that their relationship would probably be over after that. Niall starts thinking about how it was when he just met this person, how their relationship took off and how happy that made him. He wants to try and hold on to that, and it basically gives him that small bit of fake hope that it’s not the end for them and just like in The Tide, he’s begging this person to please not leave him because he loves them so much. But then in the bridge I feel like he talks about that feeling of being on the edge of a breakup just hurts so much, he wishes it would all just be over.

Too much to ask: Niall himself said that this song is what happened after the evens of Flicker, so I had to put it here and it makes total sense. It feels like this was really shortly after their breakup (Only yesterday we were on the run). This song talks about the early stages of heartbreak, when the only thing you can think of is your ex, and everything you see reminds you of them. You think they could walk in at any moment and make up with you. And that’s what Niall wants in this. He hopes the person he broke up with starts regretting their decision and all he’s asking is for them to think about it for a little longer because he still loves them with everything he has.

Paper Houses: In this song he also talks about heartbreak, but it seems like here it’s been a little longer since it happened. He basically talks about the reason they broke up. His relationship had lots of ups and downs, at one point they could be on top of the world and at another at the bottom of the ocean. He wanted to fight for it so badly because he knew he wasn’t going to find love like that again any time soon. In this song he’s just starting to get over it a little bit. ‘So turn your head and let us go, I learned to breathe on my own.’ He even tells the other person they should just let it go, and he first realises here that he’s going to be okay on his own.

On the loose: To be honest, I’m not entirely sure if this song is about the same story as the rest of the songs, but it could be and it’s not too hard to fit it in. I feel like this is about months after the breakup where he realised some things about his partner, and that they aren’t so perfect as he thought they were. This person was someone who basically messed with his mind, he loved them so much he kept falling for their tricks. They would always tell him he’s the only person they love, but then when something went a little wrong in their relationship they’d have a new partner in a matter of seconds. He’s over it in this song though and he’s warning other people about his ex in this song.

On my own: I put this one last because I feel like here he’s finally 100% okay with being single. He realised it has a lot of great advantages like, having drinks with your mates whenever you want, sleeping for as long as you want, etc. He prefers all of these things over being in a relationship. Then he sees this attractive person who he likes and it’s not like he wouldn’t have a little fun with that, but he doesn’t want anything serious anymore. ‘Your company’s fine, but I get on better with mine.’ Basically says that he loves being around other people, and he doesn’t mind the attention but there’s nothing he loves more than being on his own.

every morning when i sing africa by toto the cat thinks it’s her duty to come in my room and put her whole being on my face to shut up. every morning. I LIKE THIS SONG HONEY, OKAY???? IT KEEPS ME GOING! LET ME SING!

Music Series: Lights On by Shawn Mendes

I’m glad I held on to the song suggestions that have been in my inbox for a while. I’ve looked at this request, both songs, for some time and although I like the songs, an imagine wasn’t coming to me for them. Having the itch to write today, and actually having the time tonight as well, I pulled this up again and what do you know…an imagine came right to me.

Here you go, @siennarossi! Thanks for requesting and for reading! I notice every notification when people like, reblog, and follow, so thank you. And I love when someone tells me that I helped their Harry switch flip! In my opinion, he seems like a really cool person, so I’m glad I helped bring you over to our side.

I literally went back and forth with these lyrics, loving her with the lights on, taking it quite literally to more figuratively. I like both interpretations, honestly, that he finds her so beautiful that he wants to see every part of her body literally, to liking her so much that he wants to learn everything there is to know about her. You take from it what you think, but this is the imagine that came up in my mind, so I hope it works for someone. This isn’t the smut that it could have been, but not too cheesy, I think.

This is “Lights On” by Shawn Mendes, which you can listen to on my Spotify playlist, “Harry Styles Music Series Imagine Inspirations by Charligirlmusic”. Enjoy! xo



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i like this song bc it’s cute and makes me think of a kid playing a recorder

New Rules

A song fic based on a fwb relationship gone wrong with no one other than the Derek Morgan ;) Idk I think I made him kind of ooc to make him fit the story, but don’t get me wrong with how I portray him in this oneshot. I love the chocolate thunder.

Pairing: Derek Morgan x Reader 

Warnings: Mentions of sex, mentions of alcohol, mentions of literally everything that’d be involved with Derek Morgan and clubbing and relationships .. Oh also some girl x girl stuff 

Talkin’ in my sleep at night
Makin’ myself crazy
Wrote it down and read it out
Hopin’ it would save me
Oh, he makes me feel like nobody else
Nobody else
But my love, he doesn’t love me
So I tell myself, I tell myself

You’d been tossing and turning all night. One name kept ringing in your head over and over again and it wouldn’t stop because he’d left a mark on you. 

Derek Morgan

God, how that man had ruined your life in the worst way possible. He was never home… But when he was, all you two did was go at each other and that wasn’t healthy. You needed stability and you needed to settle. Derek Morgan couldn’t give you that because not only did he not have the time, he didn’t want to. Derek Morgan was a great guy, it’s not that.. He just wanted different things from you and for a while, that was okay. 

Now it’s different. 

It’s been driving you crazy the way you’re putty in his hands. You hated it but you loved it all at the same time. At least… At first you did. Now it was getting purely annoying and when you saw Derek with another woman, you decided to put your foot down. 

One, don’t pick up the phone
You know he’s only calling ‘cause he’s drunk and alone
Two, don’t let him in
You have to kick him out again
Three, don’t be his friend
You know you’re gonna wake up in his bed in the morning
And if you’re under him
You ain’t getting over him

The nicely decorated paper was at your bedside lying flat open. You picked it up, letting your eyes glaze over the rules you’d written out with the help of your friend, one who’d agreed with your move of distancing yourself from Derek. 

(1) Don’t pick up the phone! He’s probably drunk and without a bimbo
(2) Don’t open the door and if you make the mistake of doing it, he better not step foot inside 
(3) No talking to him! Don’t let him talk to you about his cases and stop caring!! He just wants in your pants and you’re going to let him into your pants AND you’ll be back in the endless cycle

Your friend had made sure that the not caring part was underlined.. One of your flaws was that you cared too much about things you shouldn’t.

I’ve got new rules, I count 'em
I’ve gotta tell them to myself

It seemed simple.. It truly did.. But these rules are why you’re currently awake in bed tossing and turning out of both concern and sexual frustration. 

Derek had called you and you waited for nearly 5 rings, staring at your phone until your feelings got the best of you. You made the dumb mistake of picking up, holding the phone to your ear as you spoke in a tired tone, “Derek?”

“Y/N!” His voice was mildly slurred and you could hear club music playing in the background. “I miss you, babe! Come out to that club we usually go to! Let’s have some fun.”

You rolled your eyes.. Fun.. That was all he wanted to have and that made you remember the rules you’d written. You didn’t say anything, simply hanging up your phone and putting it on vibrate. Turning your  back to your bedside table, you pulled your blanket around you, trying to muffle the sound of your phone buzzing out. Derek had called you twice after you hung up on him before stopping. You let out a grateful breath and tried to sleep.. Failing obviously. 

But then a couple of hours later, you heard a pounding at your front door. Who could be here at this ungodly hour? The answer was obvious, but you got up anyways, making your way to the front door. Checking through the peephole, you rolled your eyes again, taking a deep breath before speaking through the door, “I’m not letting you in, Derek… Go away.”

You could see him smile. In all his drunkenness, he’d thought you were playing hard to get, “Come on, Y/N, stop playing games.. I’ve missed you, you know that.” 

“Eat shit, Derek Morgan.” Was all you said, turning on your heels and moving back to your room, closing the door and getting in bed once more. You hoped he’d get the message. Thankfully, he did and that was good. You finally got some sleep. 

I keep pushin’ forwards
But he keeps pullin’ me backwards
Now I’m standing back from it
I finally see the pattern
But my love, he doesn’t loves me
So I tell myself

It’d been nearly a month since Derek Morgan took the message. And goddamn were you grateful. It was like a weight had disappeared from your shoulders. As a celebration, your friend decided to take you out to have fun. It’d been so long, you decided why not. 

Making sure that you were wearing your sexiest clothing, you and your friend went bar hopping. You were out there, dancing and having fun with faceless strangers… Except in one bar there was one man you wished was a faceless stranger. 

Derek Morgan

You hadn’t told your friend, but later in that week that he’d come to your door, you’d let him in… And he found his way into your bed. It wasn’t a proud moment, but you’d had hope that maybe he’d changed.. He said he did.. But he didn’t. When you woke up, he wasn’t there and then the next time he came back from a case, he wanted you to go out to another bar with him. That was truly when you started ignoring him. 

Now, at the bar, you were trying your best to not look at the man.. You could feel his eyes on you and it was making you angrier by the second. Out of that anger, you made your dancing even more sultry, grinding up against the girl that’d been dancing with you for the entire time you’d been at the bar. The girl reciprocated, enjoying the newfound movements and the two of you most definitely were having fun. 

You glanced back at where Derek had been sitting and smirked victoriously when you saw that he wasn’t there anymore. You’d turned back to give attention to the girl, only to see that Derek was standing behind the two of you with a gaggle of girls, doing the moves that he used to do with you. Of course this was going to be a competition. 

Eventually, your friend had grabbed you and dragged you out of the place because she’d heard of an even better bar. She hadn’t realized that Derek Morgan was there. But on the way out, she’d seen him and was sure to flip him the bird as the two of you exited the place. He simply gave a cocky grin, waving to you and your friend as you left.  

Practice makes perfect
I’m still tryna’ learn it by heart
Eat, sleep, and breathe it
Rehearse and repeat it 'cause I 

If you could list the amounts of times you’ve thought about Derek Morgan, you could probably write a trilogy of books that’re over 400 pages each. But of course, you’ve been staying true to your word and following your rules one by one. Obviously it gets difficult at times… But it’s been working quite nicely. In fact, you’ve got a date tonight and it’s been an entire month since the name Derek Morgan crossed your mind. 

anxiousgoldengirl  asked:

Do you know a langblr german-native-speaker?

Here’s your song. (i was hoping someone will write to me because i’m looking for new songs in French and i like suggesting new songs)


These are the people that i can think of but i bet i forgot many so i ask my followers to add them(selves) if they match the criterias. ^^

anonymous asked:

My crush and I are friends on Facebook and I'm thinking about covering Gorgeous for him to see. Do you think it'd be too much to message him and be like "hey I covered this song. It reminds me of you" ??


anonymous asked:

The thing that sucks with this album is that there is no stand out song that tops charts and travels the world globally like worth it from reflection and work from home from 7/27, know what I mean?? Like they are by far their most successful songs

Yess i agree with you.. and in other albums i really like all songs some of them more some of them less but in this album i cant listen whole album 🙄 i only listen my faves.. there are really good songs inside it but like you said there is not a hit song 🙃

Confession: I don’t have any problem that they don’t have any solo songs this time, but is Ohno still the main vocalist in the group? While I like “Untitled” in general, he’s hardly featured in any of the songs. At least not more than the rest of the group, or even less. I miss old songs like Tomadoi Nagara and Fuyu no Nioi.

Music Rec

Rules: we’re snooping up on your playlist. set your entire music library on shuffle and report the first 10 tracks that pop up and then choose 10 additional friends.

tagged by @theputterer although I believe someone else tagged my too? Sorry, I’m so bad at keeping track today.

I should warn you though, my taste in music is more fitting for someone twice my age at least.

Also, I find it really hard to say why I like a song, so don’t expect brilliant justifications.


1. “Crimson and Clover” by Tommy James & the Shondells: The refrain is just… enchanting?

2. “She’s So High” by Tal Bachman: You know the story behind the tag….

3. “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Lorde: As much as I like the cheery music to the downright dark texts the original Tears for Fears version hasI like the Lorde version more. Much darker.

4. “Long Road Out of Eden” by Eagles: Really philosophical text, nice music.

5. “Must of Got Lost” by The J. Geils Band: Never understood why it isn’t “Must Have Got Lost”.

6. “Carolus Rex” by Sabaton: You can say a lot about Sabaton, but their music has power

7. “Spirits” by The Strumbellas: Good memories of the Copa Centroamericana.

8. “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes: Relaxing summer evening.

9. “Dead Air” by CHVRCHΞS: Hard to describe, sorry. I just like the mix.

10. “Goodnight Saigon” by Billy Joel: Vietnam and a war song in a real reflective way.

Rules: we’re snooping up on your playlist. set your entire music library on shuffle and report the first 10 tracks that pop up and then choose 10 additional friends.

I got tagged by @firefeufuego @thenewleeland and @crazy-fruit thank you all!!!

Tagging: If this pops up on your dash consider yourself tagged! Unless of course you don’t want to :)

1. Ophelia by the Lumineers: I actually was introduced to this song by the infamous official Cassian Andor spotify playlist and I just love this song so much. It gives me heavy rebelcaptain feels.

2. Run by the Foo Fighters: A fairly new song from their latest album, I’ve been listening to this one quite often lately. 

3. Welcome to Paradise by Green Day: I have a lot of pop punk songs in my playlist. This isn’t the last you’ll be seeing of Green Day on this list I’m sure.

4. Spirits by The Strumbellas: I always liked this song since the first time I heard it but I never added it to any playlists until I stumbled across cassian’s spotify playlist back in December. 

5. Sliver by Nirvana: I don’t know why but I love this song so much despite the fact that around 80% of the song consists of Kurt Cobain screaming “grandma take me home”

6. Mirrors by Justin Timberlake: Listen, I only added this song to my playlist because of what Diego Luna said about Jyn and Cassian being mirrors of each other. That and I kinda actually do like this song.

7. Killer Queen by Queen: This is a damn good song.

8. Last Night on Earth by Green Day: This one is part of my own rebelcaptain dedicated playlist and I made a gifset of some of the lyrics not too long ago actually. 

9. Champagne Supernova by Oasis: Another damn good song.

10. Give Me Novacaine by Green Day: I nicked the title of this song for the title of my latest rebelcaptain fic because I suck at naming fics.