i feel like these lyrics are perfect for her

The Signs As Ed Sheeran Lyrics
  • aries: "don't fuck with my love" (don't)
  • taurus: "it burns so bright i wanna feel your love" (i'm a mess)
  • gemini: "we push and pull like a magnet do" (shape of you)
  • cancer: "we are still kids but we're so in love" (perfect)
  • leo: "kissed her on the neck and then i took her by the hands" (galway girl)
  • virgo: "i feel safe when you're holding me near" (hearts don't break around here)
  • libra: "had my first kiss on a friday night" (castle on the hill)
  • scorpio: "no i just wanna hold ya" (give me love)
  • sagittarius: "don't call me baby, unless you mean it" (dive)
  • capricorn: "raise a glass of wine for the last time" (i see fire)
  • aquarius: "let my love in, lay your heart on me" (lay it all on me)
  • pisces: "i didn't know i'd miss you this much" (the man)

Prompts Masterlist



▪️Draco’s Boggart
Draco faces his Boggart in front of the class, however no one but him expects who steps out…
Part 1Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 8 {Rewrite} Part 9
Draco and Y/n aren’t on the greatest of terms, however when both receive news of an arranged marriage, they must learn to tolerate each other, and possibly fall in love…
▪️Bad Day
Y/n has been having a bad day/week, and who better to cheer her up than best friend Draco Malfoy?
At Malfoy Manor, Bellatrix is having the time of her life torturing poor muggle-born Hermione, however Draco’s girlfriend Y/n isn’t as happy about it…
▪️First Encounters
The story of how Draco Malfoy met his beautiful wife, Astoria Greengrass, in a small pub in Hogsmeade.
After a ‘special’ detention with Umbridge, Y/n tries to hide her injured hand from her boyfriend, Draco, who is less than pleased when he finds out about it.
When a storm attacks Hogwarts, Y/n can’t seem to sleep, especially since they’re her biggest fear. With help from her boyfriend Draco, Y/n realises storms perhaps aren’t as bad when you have someone to take care of you…
▪️The Third Task
Cedric is Y/n’s best friend, so when tragedy strikes in the third task of the Triwizard Tournament, it’s up to Draco to try and console her.
▪️ Bet
Part 1 Part 2
When Draco makes a bet with a Gryffindor girl, will he win his date to the Yule Ball, or be forced to be Y/n’s slave for a month?
▪️Help Me {Soulmate AU}
Part 1 Part 2
Soulmate AU where whatever Y/n writes on her skin also appears on her soulmate’s skin. Draco is determined to find the girl who is begging to be saved from herself.
A short blurb about how Draco is coping with the task assigned to him by The Dark Lord.



Sweet Wrappers
A small blurb on Neville Longbottom, based on a section of text from Order of the Phoenix.




James doesn’t react well to getting his best friend Y/n pregnant. When will he finally decide what he really wants?



Sirius finds himself looking after a drunk Y/n, who is determined to make it as difficult as possible for him to do so.
▪️Numb {Songfic}
Songfic based on the lyrics of Linkin Park’s ‘Numb’.
▪️One Chance
Sirius Black wants to be with Y/n L/n, but can he prove that he’s more than just his one night stands?
▪️Don’t Do It
Whatever you do, don’t think about it…
When Y/n has a one night stand with Sirius Black, she finds the consequences are far worse than she ever thought.
Prologue Part 1
A series based on the events in the film John Tucker Must Die
Sirius takes Y/n to get her first tattoo; an elephant with her sister’s initials within.
▪️ Sirius Prompt
All Sirius really wants is a hug from his girlfriend.
▪️Shape Of You {Songfic}
Songfic based on the lyrics of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’.
Imagine based on the prompt “Shut up and kiss me.”
▪️So Close
Sirius is so close to a perfect life with Y/n, yet there always seems to be something - or someone - standing in his way.
▪️I Always Was
Y/n is in love with her best friend Sirius Black, a boy notorious for his one night stands. After he leaves her to hook up with another girl, he finally realises his true feelings.
▪️Maybe I Just Like Being With You
A classic love story where flirtation turns into something more.
▪️We’re Soulmates? {Soulmate AU}
On a random day of a random year, you will switch bodies with your soulmate, and you won’t switch back until you meet again. In which Sirius Black wakes up to find himself in a female’s body, and absolutely freaks out.



The Marauders constantly tease Y/n about her crush on Remus. After months of denying it to them, Y/n finally cracks, admitting to it. A certain Mr Lupin overhears…
▪️Full Moon
After a particularly bad full moon, Y/n decides it’s time to admit that she knows all about Remus’ little secret, especially since she’s known for years.

-POA Remus Lupin-

Y/n has a crush on her Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, who has to decide whether or not to act on his own feelings towards her…



▪️Being Draco’s crush would include…
▪️Being on your period and Draco finding out would include…
▪️Being Ron’s crush would include…
▪️Valentine’s Day with Fred would include…
▪️Being George’s date on Valentine’s Day would include…
▪️Sirius looking after you whilst you’re sick would include…
▪️A fluffy night with Sirius would include…
▪️Dating Remus would include…
▪️A Slytherin/Hufflepuff friendship would include…




You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil;
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
if you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;
Or perhaps in Slytherin
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folks use any means
To achieve their ends.


▪️Harry Potter
“You’re a wizard, Harry!”
▪️Luna Lovegood
“You’re just as sane as I am.”


“Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus
~ Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon”



Gryffindor values bravery, daring, nerve and chivalry.
Hufflepuff values hard work, dedication, patience, loyalty, and fair play.
Ravenclaw values intelligence, knowledge, and wit.
Slytherin values ambition, cunning and resourcefulness.


▪️Draco Malfoy
“My father will hear about this!”
▪️Harry Potter
“No need to call me sir, professor.”
▪️Ron Weasley
“She needs to sort out her priorities.”
▪️Hermione Granger
“Another clever idea to get us killed, or worse… expelled!”
▪️Luna Lovegood
“Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.”
▪️The Weasley Twins
“You know, George, I’ve always felt our futures lay outside the world of academic achievement.”
“Fred, I’ve been thinking exactly the same thing.”
▪️Neville Longbottom
“Yeah? You and whose army?!”
▪️Cedric Diggory
“Harry. Take my body back, will you? Take my body back to my father.”
▪️Ginny Weasley
“The thing about growing up with Fred and George is that you sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”
▪️Pansy Parkinson
“Ooh, sticking up for Longbottom? Never thought you’d like fat little crybabies, Parvati.”

▪️Bellatrix Lestrange
“He knows how to play. Itty-bitty-baby-Potter.”

▪️James Potter
“Lily, take Harry and go! It’s him! I’ll hold him off!”
▪️Sirius Black
“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”
▪️Remus Lupin
“It is the quality of one’s conviction that determines success, not the number of followers.”
▪️Lily Evans
“Harry, you are so loved… Harry, be safe. Be strong.”
▪️Severus Snape
“Yes, it is easy to see that nearly six years of magical education has not been wasted on you, Potter… ‘Ghosts are transparent’.”

▪️Newt Scamander
“My philosophy is, worrying means you suffer twice.”
▪️Tina Goldstein
“Yesterday, a wizard entered New York with a case. A case full of magical creatures. And unfortunately, some have escaped.”
▪️Queenie Goldstein
“But I made ‘em cocoa.”
▪️Jacob Kowalski
“Hey! Mr. English Guy! I think your egg is hatched.”

Taylor Swift drops 'Look What You Made Me Do' and it's aggressive
The opening salvo from Taylor Swift's forthcoming album 'Reputation' packs a punch.
By Randy Lewis

Taylor Swift’s sharp-edged single “Look What You Made Me Do,” the opening salvo from her forthcoming album “Reputation” and her first new music in three years, will convey many things to many listeners, but one message is inescapable: This time, it’s personal.

OK, so that’s a bit like saying water is wet, in that nearly everything Swift has delivered since her precocious debut album 11 years ago has felt intensely personal.

In song after song, album after album, she’s reinforced that impression by peppering them with tantalizing tidbits of autobiographical information — names, places, pets — that often sound lifted directly from her diary.

Nevertheless, there’s a more forceful edge and distinctly pointed attitude in “Look What You Made Me Do,” suggesting that, at 27, the former country princess turned international pop superstar is not only sadder with the wisdom she’s attained along the way, but also tougher and harder.

As with much of her music, the new track, which she wrote and produced with one of her most highly regarded collaborators, Jack Antonoff, offers an open invitation for speculation on the real-life inspiration right from the opening verse: “I don’t like your little games / Don’t like your tilted stage/ The role you made me play / Of the fool, no I don’t like you.”

Since the 2014 release of her blockbuster album “1989,” Swift weathered an intensely tawdry public feud instigated by rapper Kanye West over his diss track “Famous,” in which he boasted last year that “I made that [profanity] famous” and, therefore, that he and Swift “might still have sex.”

Additionally, just this month she emerged victorious in court after a jury sided with her allegation that a Denver radio personality had groped her during a 2013 backstage meet-and-greet.

To hear her sing, “I don’t trust nobody/ And nobody trusts me” in the new song is to feel a withering — however slight — of the upbeat, tirelessly positive outlook that’s been both a siren’s call for her multitude of fans and a source of ridicule for her critics.

But whatever the autobiographical elements, Swift also once again uses her artistry to root out the salient lessons in her life experiences, and, ultimately, the song is a testament to the strength forged through trial by fire.

“I got smarter, I got harder in the nick of time,” she sings at another point in the song. The work opens atmospherically, with keyboard and strings floating gently before a driving beat kicks in and an ominous minor-key motif unfolds to reveal a Hitchcock-esque sense of foreboding.

Swift and Antonoff blow past the production clichés of clap tracks and hiccuped syllabic hooks that have proliferated across Top 40 fare in recent years with boldly inventive textures and fresh melodic, rhythmic and sonic accents. Musically, the track is constantly shifting, a manifestation of the myriad conflicting and conflicted emotional states expressed in the lyrics.

As many times as she repeats the titular hook, she wards off any cumulative repetitiveness by shaking up the way she enunciates it each succeeding time.

She also stretches her approach in the lyrics, in which betrayal is a key theme. Everything isn’t easily spelled out, and she drops teasing clues, almost like an Impressionist painting.

She alludes in one to feelings about being set up, and to the duplicity of those who would engage in such an act: “I don’t like your perfect crime / How you laugh when you lie / You said the gun was mine / Isn’t cool, no, I don’t like you.”

It all combines to instill the single with the same kind of surprise-around-each-corner mystique she employed with the trio of snake GIFs she tweeted and Instagrammed earlier this week leading up to Wednesday’s announcement of the album’s title, cover image and the Nov. 10 release date.

Even though a “Paradise Lost” regret emerges in some passages, she hasn’t abandoned her dry sense of humor. A mid-song break is built on what sounds like a telephone answering machine message advising the caller that “I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, ‘cause she’s DEAD!”

Likewise, it’s hard not to smile as she enumerates a list of wrongs she’s compiling, “I got a list of names and yours is in red, underlined / I check it once, then I check it twice.”

She may now be better clued in to the wicked ways of the world of adulthood, but it doesn’t mean she can’t still believe in optimism and reference an old holiday favorite.

And let it not be lost on anyone that whatever else may be evolving in her world, Taylor Swift is still keeping close tabs on who’s naughty, and who’s nice.

hopeless fountain kingdom response

i love the whole album vibe. she sounds amazing and this is nothing like closer, which i bet people were anticipating. this is just a huge step up from badlands (which i love dearly, not sure if i like HFK more yet)

skipping the prologue b/c i have no real interest in it

  1. 100 letters: i think this is a strong opening song. surprised with the lyrics b/c i thought we were getting a love like romeo/juliet feeling. whatever. i love this song and it just starts off with proper halsey lyrics
  2. eyes closed: i prefer the stripped version because it highlights her voice and gives the song a whole softer meaning/feeling. the original is also good, but i get the depth with the stripped version
  3. heaven in hiding: this could easily be a single. this could also be an excellent opener for her concert. i feel like i should just go for a run (which i hate). pump up jam is a easy way it describe it 
  4. alone: wasn’t too into the music but the lyrics are heartbreaking. much like recent paramore and 21pilots it sounds like a fun song but it just makes me wanna give halsey a giant hug
  5. now or never: this was such a smart song to release as a single and set up the album. i will continue having this on repeat
  6. sorry: unexpected and beautiful. reference to her bipolar disorder? i wish she stripped her songs down more. she sounds perfect and the lyrics are just so real. again just wanna give her a hug. the bridge/post chorus is almost like a mantra to herself but then it ends with someone itsn’t me and that makes it even sadder
  7. good mourning: i really didn’t expect that sort of interlude but weirdly liked it
  8. lie: lyrics that shouldn’t surprise any hasley fan. kinda wish it was just her. possibly my least favorite on the album
  9. walls could talk: def about lido and this is again just sounds awesome. the instant the song started i was hooked
  10. bad at love: she teased this on snapchat and it haunted me for months. i LOVE this song. the whole sound, the lyrics. A JAM
  11. don’t play: that music intro?!?! into in. drops that beat and says fuck. into it. rihanna vibe? hell yes and i am not complaining at all
  12. strangers: adding lauren was genius. they sound great together. i really can’t put into words how much i love this collab
  13. angel on fire: sounds like it could of belonged on badlands, which is not bad or mean it doesn’t fit. it just feels like a halsey song all around
  14. devil in me: up there on the favorites list. i love the way she sounds during the verses. that shift in lyrics was interesting whether its addressing her personality as a whole, in pieces or her bipolar disorder all depends on how you interpret it. either way gonna go find halsey and give her a big hug
  15. hopeless: definitely a cool take on production. i love the lyrics that just end the album. it just wraps everything up

Okay, but why didn’t Moana win anything????? It’s a cinematic masterpiece that perfectly captures Polynesian culture, something that isn’t seen in mainstream media. It’s songs held meaning and we’re powerful, especially ‘How Far I’ll Go’, you can honestly hear Auli'i pour her heart into it. How the shits did 'City of Stars’ beat Moana?? The song itself was bland. It’s like what, a 5 note chord progression, and the lyrics talk about making it in Hollywood show business? I can see how that’s relatable to struggling actors, but that’s about it. 'How Far I’ll Go’ was Moana dealing with the image being that perfect daughter, something that was expected out of her by her parents and her community, she goes on in the song to question why she’s supposed to fit this mold that’s been cast for her, and shedding light on what she feels drawn to and passionate about. HOW DOES THIS:
“City of stars
Just one thing everybody wants
There in the bars
And through the smokescreen of the crowded restaurants”
“I can lead with pride, I can make us strong
I’ll be satisfied if I play along
But the voice inside sings a different song
What is wrong with me?

I’m so fucking heated over this, and if anyone wants to disagree with me go right ahead. Disagree but I’m not listening and I don’t give a flying fucking shit.

**sidenote, dont get me wrong I loved la la land, but I still feel like Moana did better when it came down to song

Different Kind of Love

They both love each other, but it was not as expected.

Word Count: 1470
Genre: Angst
Pairing: Min Yoongi x Reader

Description: This story is all about a bitter taste of reality. I got very excited seeing people actually read my stories and also gave me feedbacks. Thank you so much. I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it. :)

You could feel his charisma the moment you stepped into the room. Even with his back facing you, you could feel his strong aura. He looked so intense, sitting on his chair, facing the big monitor and the recording equipment as he was focusing on finishing his new song.

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☾Taeyeon Songs & The Moon Signs☽

These songs were all chosen from her newest album, “My Voice.” For me, this album is the perfect representation of the aftermath of a relationship. A lot of the tracks are bittersweet recollections of memories with her past lover, but there’s a few where you can really see that she is healing, slowly but surely. I would also like to note that these lyrics are translated from Korean, so they may sound a bit “off” if that makes sense; however, I feel like the main ideas of the song choices are still present anyway. Please don’t let the fact that the songs aren’t in English deter you from listening to this masterpiece. Taeyeon has one of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard and everyone deserves to hear her sing. Hope you guys enjoy one of my favorite albums ever! 

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Aries Moon: “Fire”

You’re the fire

I’m pulled by your warmth

You spread inside of me when I open my eyes

Only traces of ash remain

Oh you’re the fire

Oh I know you’re the fire.

Taurus Moon: “When I Was Young”

When I, when I was young

Back then, when I was you and you were me

When I, when I was a fool

When I didn’t know anyone but only you

How was it? Was it alright?

Gemini Moon: “Feel So Fine”

I’ve only dreamed of myself like this

I still can’t believe it

The spilling sunlight, the passing wind

Just realize I feel so fine.

Cancer Moon: “Sweet Love”

Crying for love, if we can grow as deep

As the amount of tears we shed

We would swim in a blue ocean

And be each other’s lights

As we leave in each other’s warm embrace

I’m in love.

Leo Moon: “Cover Up”

Boy I can’t cover up my heart

When I see you, laughter seeps out

Without knowing, you come into me

My feelings are growing, boy I can’t cover up.

Virgo Moon: “Lonely Nights”

I wanna go someplace unfamiliar

And create a world without any trace of you

Unfamiliar streets, people, that’s okay

I live so busily but then I see you again

Every time, it shakes me up

Some things never change

I know that you’re not here.

Libra Moon: “Eraser”

An eraser that will completely erase you

I need it to forget you

An eraser that will wash me clean

So I won’t want you again

A racer toward her goal

In this heart, chaser, I’ll become brand new.

Scorpio Moon: “I Got Love”

Tell me, want you baby, want you baby

It’s like a universe inside of you

Need you closer, if I fall in

I flutter in the restless sighs too

As if drunk, I’m lost in a dream, in you

Can you believe me?

Sagittarius Moon: “I’m OK”

At one time,

I believed we would be together

But now I’m sending those days off to the wind

Far away

It’s alright, now I’ll find my own way

I wanna follow my dream

I’m okay, okay.

Capricorn Moon: “Time Lapse”

Still when I think of your name

I get tears in my eyes and if I close my eyes for a moment

I see you and even when everything is changing

You are the only constant in the same spot

You keep making me cry looking the same way you did as always.

Aquarius Moon: “Fine”

Between the meaningless jokes, back-and-forth conversations

And all the people, I look like I’m fine

I pretend to be numb and I try to smile

I try to turn around from your shadow but

I keep thinking about our last moment.

Pisces Moon: “Love In Color”

With a clear color, you seeped into me

A love light

Filled up our times together

When we colored each other

The love that was clear in my heart

The color is fading

I’m walking in the darkness alone.

-Admin L

my bechloe outlooks for when I see pp3

I’ve decided bechloe is canon to me no matter what actually happens in the movie. Beca will sing Freedom to & w/ the bellas - and I will be viewing it as confessing her feelings to Chloe as well as standing with the Bellas. I mean, George Michael’s coming out song? Have you heard the lyrics? It’s gay and liberating af. No matter what happens with Chloe and Walp boy (I still feel like he could be actually gay tbh, but we’ll see), as a fan, I’m taking away what I will and deciding bechloe’s endgame. I will love this movie because the girls worked so hard on it and everyone involved. It deserves to be supported from that fact alone. I suggest you guys do the same so we can stay positive with supporting the cast that has been so amazing to our community. Despite the outcome of the script, they’ve respected us and given us content we might not actually get in the movie when it comes to bechloe. we’re so lucky for that support that most non canon f/f ship fandoms don’t get.

anyways, bechloe and the bellas are amazing and I’m so excited for pp3 💗

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Eisuke Ichinomiya Wedding Aesthetic 💍👰💑💏💒

Just finished reading Eisuke and Soryu’s proposal stories again and while wishing their wedding stories will come out this just came to mind. It’s a good thing the guys in KBTBB are loaded with 💰 (so their brides wouldn’t have to worry about a budget, especially for Eisuke *Imagines myself as the MC* ). 😂 😂 😂  

@officialvoltageotome​, here’s what I imagined for Eisuke’s wedding.


For the invitations, something unique, elegant, simple and eye-catching would do. A customized acrylic glass box and embossed with calligraphy will do the trick. Inside are the invitations with either a small bottle of champagne or a Swarovski crystal figure with Eisuke and MC’s initials as the logo and a satin bow wrapped around the invitation.

Wedding Venue 💒

For the wedding venue, I definitely imagine them having a church wedding. 

The Interiors of the church would be decorated with flowers and lined with trees. For Eisuke and MC, I feel that they will have an enchanted white forest theme for their wedding, so that it will stand out and be memorable.

Engagement and Wedding Rings💍

Engagement Ring💕

MC’s engagement ring will definitely be unique but classic and timeless, this is Eisuke Ichinomiya we’re talking about. I imagine MC’s ring to be a classic Harry Winston emerald cut 3-stone diamond ring with tapered baguette cut diamonds at the sides; the emerald cut center stone diamond is definitely colorless, flawless and high in clarity. And in true Eisuke fashion, the ring will be no less than 7 carats.💎

*In Eisuke’s Season 3 top secret document, it was mentioned that the diamond ring is 24 carats, but I feel like that is too big for MC to wear every day as she goes through life, so I toned it down.

Wedding Rings ❤️

For the wedding rings I went with a round brilliant single diamond platinum wedding band. The MC will definitely want to have matching wedding rings with Eisuke.😁

*I inserted lyrics from the song “Forevermore” sung by the Filipino pop band Side A and covered by David Archuleta on American Idol in the picture as I feel that it perfectly describes Eisuke and MC’s relationship and their love for each other. I also think it’s perfect as her entrance music.

Wedding Reception

The entrance to the wedding reception will be immaculate and breathtaking. A surefire way to bewilder the guests, an impeccably idyllic entryway. Filled with luscious trees and a pristine installed bridge as guests enter the ballroom, transported to a dreamy, ethereal, garden-like wonderland.✨

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I’m not sure what love is, but I think it’s hearing her say, “You’re an asshole,” while her smile betrays the words that just came out of her mouth. It’s getting a FaceTime call at eight in the morning so she can show you her outfit, because she thinks she looks really cute that day. I think love is blurting out exactly how you feel about her when she asks you why you’re looking at her “like that.” It’s unplanned and sloppy, the exact opposite of how you wanted it to happen; but the smile on her face tells you that it was perfect in its own way. Love is being afraid to let her know about certain parts of yourself, but telling her anyways. It’s making breakfast with her in the morning, dancing with her despite your two left feet, and passionately singing the wrong lyrics just to hear her laugh.

I’m not sure what love is, but it just might be magic.

Here it is, PART 1 to my Voltron Indian AU art series, starting with Indian Princess (Rajkumari in Hindi) Allura.

Each part comes with a bollywood song, so please   LISTEN TO THIS FOR THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE  (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ 
– I love this song (and danced to it in a performance) because it captures an ethereal feeling in the music and beat, perfect for Allura to do a native classical dance to in her castle/cosmic space while manipulating the stars.

Also my piece can be interpreted as SHALLURA, because the lyrics of the song translated are “Beloved, detangle my hair locks / The dot on my forehead is spread…Correct it with your hands / Fulfilled to the heart / This fulfillment feels good in my heart.” You can imagine it like you wish :) 

I am really ecstatic with how this came out, though making a ‘quality’ gif with the big Allura above killed me. Damn tumblr size constraints Plus, wasn’t it about time I made an Indian Allura? I’m gonna roll with this idea. More to come soon! 

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Southern Girl - Ch. 7 {Roman Reigns x OFC}

Author’s Note: It’s Ivy and Joe’s first road trip… and there’s mention of meeting the folks!

Warnings: Definitely smut. Daddy kink.

Word Count: 4,275 words

Chapter 6

Chapter 7: Well Hello, Professor

Morning came far too quickly for Ivy. Joe woke her up around 7:30 and she’d sleepily pulled on a simple black sundress before curling back up in the bed while Joe got ready. She must have fallen back to sleep because the next thing she remembered was being lifted in a strong pair of arms and cradled against a broad chest.

“You don’t have to carry me. I can walk,” she murmured sleepily, even as she nuzzled his throat like a little kitten. He tightened his hold on her, pulling her in closer to protect her from the early morning chill.

“I’m the one who kept you up half the night. I got you, baby,” he chuckled softly, kissing her temple.

Ivy grinned at the mention of their late night escapades that led well into the wee hours of the morning. The couple had come back to the hotel, ordered some room service, passed out and woken up sometime after midnight to ravage each other. He carried his little angel down to the SUV, gently loading her into the front seat and buckling her in. 

“Imma grab our stuff and go check out. Be right back, baby girl.”

Ivy yawned, a little smile on her face as she curled up a little. Little things that Joe did like that always got her and made her fall even harder for him. He came back to the car and climbed into the driver’s seat, turning the heat on.


“Mmmm…yes please,” she murmured, leaning over to kiss his cheek. 

It took her a second to notice that he was wearing glasses and she gaped at him.  

“How did I not know that you wear glasses?”

Joe snickered as he drove towards the coffee shop.

“I usually wear'em when I’m traveling…or reading.”

"Just when I thought you couldn’t get any sexier, your ass goes and pulls Professor Roman outta the bag.”

“Professor Roman?” he asked, looking over at her incredulously.

“Mmhmm. Cause you still look like Savage Roman from last night but with those glasses, I just wanna ask you what it’ll take for me to get an ‘A’ in your class.”

Joe laughed his ass off at her statement. It always amazed him the way Ivy could go from almost shy to a sultry vixen who tempted him at every turn. 

“Gonna add that to my list of fantasies. We can act that one out in the library at my place.”

“You have a library in your house?”

The way she perked up at the mention of books was fucking adorable.

“I do. And I was thinking you should come… meet the family and all before Mania.” He glanced over at her to see her reaction. “We don’t have a pay per view in February. I was thinking that I take a day or two off after Raw on the 20th and we go to Pensacola.”

Ivy nibbled her full bottom lip as she looked over at her boyfriend. 

“You really want me to meet your family?”

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I’m not sure what love is , but I think it’s hearing her say “you’re an asshole.” while her smile betrays the words that just came out of her mouth. It’s getting a FaceTime call at 8 o'clock in the morning so she can show her outfit bcs she thinks she looks really cute that day. I think love is blurting out exactly how you feel about her when she asks you why you’re looking at her “like that”. It’s unplanned and sloppy , the exact opposite of how you wanted it to happen. But the smile on her face tells you that it was perfect in it’s own way. Love is being afraid to let her know about certain parts of yourself , but telling her anyways. It’s making breakfast with/for her in the morning , dancing with her despite your two left feet and passionately singing the wrong lyrics just to hear her laugh. I’m not sure what love is , but it just might be magic comming from her. The feelings that she gives you , the reason why I do those things for her.
—  From the heart.

sza ‘ctrl’


a voice recording to start basically providing the meaning of the title of her album. the sound is very similar to ‘drew barrymore’, which i like. also very reminiscent of frank oceans ‘blonde’, especially ‘ivy’. the drums that come around 2:20 are the highlight of the song. 

love galore

the beginning is very calm, feels almost like the beginning of a low budget feel-good movie. sza messes around with harmonies a lot, god bless! the chorus is chill as fuck but hits hard. this is one of those songs you can create a music video to in your head. I don’t love travis scott, but his part fits pretty well with the feel of the song. yes momma at the end! 

doves in the wind

damn, they don’t deserve pussy. another relaxing song, with white noise and sza is literally telling us to ‘sit back, relax’. kendrick lamars part took my appreciation away for a second and then I realized that this song is supposed to be lighthearted and fun, which is exactly what his verse is. it seems likes it would fit, saying pussy like a million times, but it still manages to make me feel like I’m in the middle of a meadow or some shit

drew barrymore

Ive heard this song before, and i love it. the first few lyrics BLOW my mind. ‘ you came with your new friends and her mom jeans and her new vans, and she’s perfect and I hate it.’ and the way she pleads on the ‘warm enough for you’ breaks my heart. who hurt you? all she wants is to be enough, but this person has new friends and she feels left out? idk that’s my interpretation but wow, 10/10 would recommend. 


funky beat hell yeah, is this about to be a bop? I wish the melody of her lyrics was a little more defined but I don’t really know what that means. I do like this song and how it plays with harmonies, which seems to be sza’s thing, but it is a little underwhelming.

the weekend

its got a slow start? slightly attuned voice? I think? honestly with albums like these I like all of the songs, but they are so similar that all the songs sound the same. and this song really makes me feel like thats what this album is. the ending to this is SO weird but I’m kind of into it. 

go gina

go gina!! go gina!! a bop! short song but a good one.

garden (say it like dat)

wooo! I think this will be my favorite one. the beat is so lit, if thats still a cool thing to say. this song shows off sza’s vocals more than any of the other songs. however these songs never feel like they are going anywhere.

broken clocks

ive heard a lot of praise to this song over the past few days, but this is the first time I have listened to it. there are parts that I enjoy, but again, all of these songs are blending together. none of them standout or make an impression, the sound is the same. but I still like the songs? it’s such a strange feeling I’m getting from this album.


this song has a very original bass-type noise and an arcade-esque noise played on top of each other. theres a nice breakdown around 1:50 that reminds me of beyonce’s live performances of run the world, or maybe I’m thinking of that time she marched with a bunch of ‘soldiers’ and sung ‘if I were a boy’

wavy (interlude)

I really like the guys voice, the message being sent is that same as the rest of the album.

normal girl

I swear theres a drake song that says the exact same thing: ‘you like it, when I get, aggressive’. the way sza uses harmonies and ad libs is similar to that of ariana grande.

pretty little birds

not too be rude but this one is a sleeper

20 something

this song is acoustic, and seemingly more passionate and emotional. the lyrics are real, and relatable. it’s about feeling lost, with no direction.‘how could it be 20-something, all alone still, not a phone in my name?’

overall this album was good. there was some good songs and some okay songs. but they all feel too much the same. it felt like the same beats, with the same goal inflections and pitches and melodies. none of the verses and chorus’s felt distinct, they felt like one continuous thing. I like sza and her music but the album was underwhelming.

favorite song: drew barrymore

least favorite: pretty little birds

anonymous asked:

Louis, Harry and Niall have all expressed that they like Julia Michaels' Issues. I like it too, but what do you think it is that makes it special?


Thank you for asking this question.

Julia Michaels is 23, and she is going to write some pretty amazing songs in her life– if the industry doesn’t get to her. She knows her theory, has a great ear for melody, knows how to pace the drama in a 3-minute pop song, has rhythm, and knows her folk/blues history. That’s all pretty amazing for a young writer. But then on top of that, she has an expressive and distinctive voice, and ATTITUDE.

She wrote the Selena Gomez song “Bad Liar,” whose bass is taken from the Talking Heads’ classic, “Psycho Killer.” Where “Psycho Killer” is a spacey, art-punk song about — god only knows what? “Bad Liar” turns “Psycho Killer” around– from a minor to a major key, from an on-the-beat to off-the-beat melody, from a chorus of duplets to a chorus of triplets (Fafafafafa fafafafa in PK, I’m tryin’ I’m tryin’ I’m tryin’ I’m try/ in BL). It’s genius. Not to mention nuanced and witty lyrics like,

Just like the Battle of Troy
There’s nothing subtle here

In my room there’s a king-sized space
Bigger than it used to be
If you want you can rent the space
Call me an amenity

Oh you’re taking up a fraction of my mind
Oh every time I watch you

I mean! Who uses references to the Trojan War in pop music? And isn’t the Trojan horse the biggest deception of all time!

In “Bad Liar,” Julia repeats a trick she uses in “Issues.” “Bad Liar” has a repetitive chorus (“I’m tryin’”) to convince the listener that the singer is trying to forget about her lover. In repeating it so many times, however, the effect is the opposite– we know she’s lying to herself, she can’t forget (hence the title of the song).

The same thing happens in “Issues,” where the literal meaning of the lyrics illustrates the dramatic, ironic opposite meaning in the song.

In most of the opening verse of “Issues,” she’s describing her deficits, the problems that make up the title of the song – her ISSUES. When she lists them out, this sounds like a song of grievances– a laundry list of everything wrong with the relationship:

I’m jealous, I’m overzealous
When I’m down, I get real down
When I’m high, I don’t come down
I get angry, baby, believe me
I could love you just like that
And I could leave you just this fast

The listener thinks it’s going to be a break-up song, but then comes the plot twist– the biggest issue is seeded in the prechorus:

I got issues, you got ‘em too,
So give ‘em all to me and I’ll give mine to you
Bask in the glory of all our problems
‘Cause we got the kind of love it takes to solve 'em

Then revealed in the chorus:

Yeah I got issues
And one of them is how bad I need you

After the plot twist, we now know that “Issues” is actually a love song! The turning point comes from one word: BASK. One does not bask in a toxic relationship, but in a warm and loving one– no matter what the issues are, the love is stronger, a complete and unbroken circuit, as strong as the ocean waves:

You do shit on purpose
You get mad and you break things
Feel bad, try to fix things
But you’re perfect
Fully wired circuit
Got hands like an ocean
Push you out, pull you back in

The trick of the song is all in the lyrics, like an extended knock-knock joke, or a mini story. Therefore, the lyrics need to be crystal clear.

This is the version of “Issues” I refer to:


That’s why the texture of the song is so lean and sparse. The song opens with a kick bass alternating with her voice, which has a strong reverb (the way the voice “echoes”). There’s a lot of silence in the song, a lot of space.

Only a voice that’s capable of telling stories can hold interest in a sparse song like this. It has to be an extraordinarily intimate voice, and Julia has one (or at least, electronically-processed-Julia has it).

One of the things I love most about “Issues” is the way that the voices harmonize in the chorus. Without changing the three essential chords in the song (fwiw IV - V - I), the chorus fleshes out the skeleton of the chords from the verse and pre-chorus with two-part harmony (2:07, “I got issues”), and all the other rhythmic elements are blended in at the end, in a really full, chaotic, lovely way.

Incidentally, and I’m not sure whether there was any direct influence, but BTY has a lot of similarities to “Issues,”– in the lean texture of the song, the opening with a kick bass, the description of a toxic relationship, the mid-tempo pace, the syncopated beats, the colloquial lyrics with iambic scansion. They’re also similar in that the opening has a little harmonic ambiguity. On the lines:

When I’m down, I get real down
When I’m up, I don’t come down

It’s not clear whether the last note is in major or minor key. In other words– you can’t tell if it’s a happy song or a sad/ angry song.

Same here:

I know you say you know me, know me well
But these days I don’t even know myself, no
I always thought I’d be with someone else
I thought I would own the way I felt, yeah

The end of each line is harmoniously ambiguous; it’s hard to tell whether the key is major or minor, whether it’s going to be sad or happy. The bass doesn’t help, either, as it ends on a seventh chord. Remember how the BTY teaser also looked kind of moody and ambiguous too? I think all this ambiguity fits in with the meaning of the song.

Anyway, that got a bit long, but I hope it gives an idea of why they love “Issues.”

the gang + music

it’s such a tiny and really inconsequential thing to ask for but I really wanna know more abt the gang’s taste in music

like we know dennis likes his 80s glam rock femme shit, esp steve winwood, but like did he listen to traffic too or just steve’s solo shit? does he like 70s glam rock femme shit too? 80s hair bands? 90s industrial? I mean come the fuck on, he listed ‘hurt’ by nine inch nails on a playlist of ‘songs to get ready to when you’re gonna go out and bang chicks’ - you 10000% cannot tell me dennis didn’t listen to like, pretty hate machine or the downward spiral and fuckin’ believe that Someone Out There Understood

and what about mac, like, he is a PRIME TARGET for all the angst of 90s seattle grunge - did he exclusively listen to like, pearl jam and stone temple pilots and alice in chains and nirvana? like mac in a dirty threadbare flannel and jeans first listening to ‘everlong’ and thinking wow, this is the greatest fucking song, like playing it over and over, trying to absorb it and make it a part of himself. and did he load up on classic rock when he was fourteen like pmuch everyone did? zeppelin and pink floyd, probably, but he might’ve had a few religious objections to black sabbath. also, it’s not a question of if he was into green day, honestly, to me it’s a question of when he started listening and whether he made charlie listen to dookie first or if it was the other way around

speaking of charlie - pianos, man, give me as many pianists as u can think up. elton john seems like a natural choice, prolly billy joel too, but what about people like fiona apple? or tori amos? I mean tori’s got some weird fuckin’ lyrics, I feel like they’d make perfect sense - and speaking of weird lyrics kate bush too seems like another fit for charlie’s music library, but honestly anything with a piano and a lot of weird strange-but-in-a-good-way-ness seems like it would fit around him

dee, I mean, dee picked the perfect time to grow up, dee was nothing but a 90s alt-rock chick, dee listened to like alanis morissette and garbage and maaaaybe pj harvey (idk if she knew anyone cool enough to introduce her to pj harvey honestly, poor dee), dee had all these moody grungy ladies who were Angry and Doing Something About It, dee was totally rocking doc martens and tights and floral dresses and vampy lipstick in high school in the 90s. and for whatever reason I can really see her being into the smashing pumpkins too, idk - maybe she had her first ever lesbian crush on d’arcy wretzky? I’d buy it

I don’t know whether frank has listened to fucking everything under the sun, or only a few bands once or twice, but I feel like the guy has gotten up to some strange fucking trips with prog rock blaring in the background. like, guitar solos over a month long, weird time signatures, lyrics that were written by space aliens, but in between like your usual 50s and 60s staples is a whole lot of rush and yes and supertramp

more than anything else I just want like one playlist for each character, @ RCG why can’t you just give me this one thing I ask


i’m not sure what love is, but i think it’s hearing her say, “you’re an asshole,” while her smile betrays the words that just came out of her mouth. it’s getting a facetime call at eight in the morning so she can show you her outfit, because she thinks she looks really cute that day. i think love is blurting out exactly how you feel about her when she asks you why you’re looking at her “like that.” it’s unplanned and sloppy, the exact opposite of how you wanted it to happen; but the smile on her face tells you that it was perfect in its own way. love is being afraid to let her know about certain parts of yourself, but telling her anyways. it’s making breakfast with her in the morning, dancing with her despite your two left feet, and passionately singing the wrong lyrics just to hear her laugh.i’m not sure what love is, but it just might be magic.

So can I tell you about my experience with Melodrama

So I just listened to Melodrama for the first time, and I really want to listen to it again, but it cut me open and I don’t want to start bleeding again.

             Fuck is it powerful. I was dancing, laughing, crying, dancing again, crying harder, and feeling sorry for how pathetic it felt to want to dance one last time. It’s been an hour and I’m still scared to listen to anything. I can’t believe how much emotion the album soaked up and poured out over me. I don’t know how many of my feelings came into play, but hell did Lorde’s take hold of me. Surely she can’t live feeling this way. But how else could she get this out there? It comes from somewhere, and it’s a feeling I’ve felt too.

Maybe it’s not that she provided the emotions, but instead drew them out of me. I’ve felt like I’ve locked my sadness up long ago, and no matter how much I tease it I can’t release it. Melodrama seduced it out of me. The party vibes made me vulnerable, and my pre-existing expectations comforted me into hell. When The Lourve ends and leads into Liability the impending dread tore me to the floor. It was sappy and humble, but Hard Feelings brought God back into my life to reassure me that the only thing that has power over me is art. I was cradled by this overwhelming phantom guilt. I’d done something wrong to lose something I love, and for the song it was her ex, and for me it was my control. Towards the end I began to pick myself up, ready to feel the joy of another bop, but Melodrama had me tumbling up and down the floor, battling between my will for happiness and the pressure of pain. By the time of Writer in the Dark the winner had been decided. I felt so alone. No matter what was happening I was excluded from all of it, but I could tell myself all I wanted that it was alright. That I was in control.

             Again, Supercut brought me back from the brink, and it encouraged me to overcome. My hopes were building a foundation so I could stand once again, but it would take some time. You can’t continue forward when you’re constantly checking back on what was. How do you improve if you only wish for what you’ve already had? You’re buying into your own illusions and you can’t let it take hold of you. By the time Liability reprised itself I was too drained for anything. I found myself standing, embracing myself, swaying back and forth; strong enough to hold myself but not braced enough to take on a front. I had to rest before I was ready to take on any more.

             Perfect places made me feel pathetic. It asked me to celebrate what I’ve had and what I know, but the party stung. The lyrics brought to a whole new pitiful perspective, I couldn’t help but laugh at the lies and misnomers I was muttering to myself. “Just another graceless night.” Trivial. As if what I’d gone through was just like the countless other friendships I’d fucked up. I’m fine without them, so I should be fine without her. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt. That doesn’t mean I’m ready to move on. Of course I want to. Of course I need to. I’m scared though. There’s an emptiness in me, and I can’t tell if it’s been there all along or if was made tonight, as if I had a pin prick opened up like a bullet hole. A small entry, but a horrifying escape.