lyric mash up

How You Get Awards

You stand there like a queen, in a pretty dress (dress),

and the crowds go mad, your fans are all a mess (mess),

you say it’s been a long two years,

but you are just so glad that Grammy time is here.


And that’s how it works, that’s how you get awards.

And then we scream:


We love you for worse or for better,

We’ll be friends for ever and ever,

you’re the best, we celebrate together,

We love you for EVER AND EVER!

And that’s how it works, that’s how you slay awards, oh

And that’s how it works, that’s how you slay awards.


Remind us how it used to be (be),

Winning the awards for Best of Country (tree),

Then you changed your style but still were top,

Started winning the awards for the Best of Pop.


And that’s how it works, that’s how you get awards.

And then we scream:


We love you for worse or for better,

We’ll be friends for ever and ever,

you’re the best, we celebrate together,

We love you for EVER AND EVER!

And that’s how it works, that’s how you slay awards, oh

And that’s how it works, that’s how you slay awards.


And you-ou know-ow (oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh)

There’s plenty mo-ore to go (oh oh).

Remind you how it’s gonna be,

Pictures in frames of you with grammys,

Of you on TV.


And then we scream:


We love you for worse or for better,

We’ll be friends for ever and ever,

you’re the best, we celebrate together,

We love you for EVER AND EVER!

And that’s how it works, that’s how you slay awards, oh

And that’s how it works, that’s how you slay awards.

“Memory” Original lyrics

Did y’all know that Tim Rice submitted a set of lyrics for “Memory” when Cats was still being developed in London?

IIRC, “Memory” was written at the behest of Trevor Nunn really wanting a big, showstopping ballad for the show, leading ALW to compose the melody without any lyrics. They then contacted a host of lyricists to pen a potential lyric, among them Tim Rice, who initially balked but then agreed once Elaine Paige joined the show as Grizabella. Rice’s lyric is considerably darker than the final version used in the show, and goes as follows:

Street lights
And the darkness between them
Like the good and the bad sides
Of a life almost done.
Shake the memory
All my passions returning to me
None forgotten
No, not one.

One life
Is there only the one life
That we lose in the living
In an endless decline?
No complaining
For no one else has seen what I’ve seen
One existence
Only mine

Don’t look back no don’t look back
So hard to heed that warning
Such temptation but the past is past
And the night makes way for morning

Daylight
I won’t care if it finds me
With no breath in my body
With no beat in my heart
For I’m certain
That now I know what happiness is
Wish I’d known that
From the start

Touch me
Is there no one to touch me
It was easy to love me
In my glamorous past
As I leave you
A shadow of the light I once was
May my memory
Sleep at last

By the time Rice agreed to write the song, though, Nunn was already working on his own lyric, incorporating lines from various T.S. Elliot poems (most prominently “Rhapsody on a Windy Night”), and ended up choosing his own to use for the show. Allegedly, Elaine Paige far preferred Rice’s lyric.

I’m actually crying.

I’m watching this (for like the 100th time honestly) and I’m really paying attention to the song.

The lyrics are still the same, right, I’m all good up until when Bow and Marsh would sing together. They’re still the lyrics from before, but mashed up. Except for one line.

“And it would be a shame if we stayed what we became, it’s up to us to transcend.”

You can interpret this line however you’d like. Let your imagination run wild.

I really wished they used this song in the final thing, or at least released a complete version of it. While listening to the INSTRUMENTAL I cried, imagine how many tears would be shead with the lyrICS!

I cried because I realised how lucky all of us are to have Inanimate Insanity. I don’t know about you, but it has made me happier than ever. It has also helped me through a lot of troubles, and I have plenty of people to thank for that.

Thank you to the II crew, for Inanimate Insanity, also for this amazing song!

Happy Birthday Adam. <3

Taylor Swift Acoustic Versions That Will Blow Your Mind

Hearing an artist do one of their songs acoustically is truly a spiritual experience. Not only do you get to experience the song differently, but so do they. It brings a whole new dynamic to the meaning and makes you pay attention to the lyrics and the mood of the overall piece. Swift is known for her universally relatable, poetic yet not pretentious, strikingly gorgeous lyrics. So when she slows down a bit with a piano below her or a guitar in her arms, you know something good is about to go down.

You know what they say, life is too short to pretend you don’t like catchy Taylor Swift songs.

1. Blank Space

Just when we thought the most iconic pop ballad of 2015 couldn’t get any better, this happened.

2. Forever and Always

The piano version of ‘Forever and Always’ on Fearless was so good, she even included it on the album.

3. All Too Well

Does anyone else remember watching this live and bawling their eyes out? Not many people can capture an entire audience with just their words and a piano, but Taylor earned it with this performance.

4. Haunted

“Come on, come on, don’t leave me like this.” So breathtakingly hopeless it makes you wanna crawl up into bed forever. With a lot of tears, of course.

5. Mine

You’d think what makes 'Mine’ so great is the catchy, up-beat country vibes, but Swift proves to us this classic is so much better stripped.

6. Wildest Dreams / Enchanted Mashup

Fans are literally BEGGING for a studio version of this actual artistic masterpiece, but for now, all we have is bad quality youtube videos. Two of her most lyrically stunning songs mashed up into a realm of dreams and starry nights makes us all miss the one that got away.

7. Riptide (originally by Vance Joy)

Although originally performed by Vance Joy, Tay brings this Riptide in a whole new direction. Her immense appreciation for other artists is what makes her so great, and you can tell she connects to the song. She even took Joy on tour with her!

8. Ours

Sang so sweetly and purely, all I see is someone who has been performing for nearly a decade but still finds so much worth in her words. Just when you think the chorus is about to get all electric on us, she keeps it simple and heartwarming.

9. You’re Not SorryThe signature hair flips, the irreplaceable passion, and the new level of anger in this version. Yes please.

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incredibly beautiful and it gets better the more often you listen to it