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I miss 2005...

I was feeling super nostalgic and going through all the old songs on my ipod. I got it for a gift back in 2005 and it felt like the most amazing technology in the whole damn world! I was suddenly given a giant brick where I could upload, literally, MILLIONS of songs! I still use it and have NEVER deleted a song from it - no matter how embarrassing. I’ve never needed to! I remember spending HOURS uploading all my favourite albums onto it so I could listen to it on the bus to school and be the coolest kid ever.

And what an era for music it was!! In the age where pop punk / emo rock was in its prime!! Good Charlotte, Simple Plan, My Chemical Romance, Panic! At The Disco, 30 Seconds to Mars, Lostprophets, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Madina Lake, The All American Rejects.. My list could go on forever.

I miss that time. Music felt like it was so amazing. And now, every song just sounds the same.

Welcome to Oblivion
Madina Lake
Welcome to Oblivion

So many voices, I can’t even sleep.
Typical late night company.
They ask questions about my life,
“Where is he going?
Who am I?”
And those voices rip me all apart.
I need medicine to quiet,
And to find it.


Welcome to oblivion, 
Where panic starts to settle in,
And I’m afraid of everything.
Oh, I lost my head again.
Welcome to oblivion, 
Where my whole life is caving in.
And I can’t stand who I am. 
Oh, I think I’m losing it.

I lost my head again.
I lost my head again.

Then I met you.
You were standing all alone ‘cause you felt it too.
The world has broken you down.
You, and me,
Are gonna make it through.

'Cause now we know,
There’s people like us.


As I fall apart inside,
All of my thoughts collide,
And that’s no way to live a life.
Oh,
I think I’m losing it.


Welcome to oblivion, 
Where panic starts to settle in,
And I’m afraid of everything.
Oh, I lost my head again.
Welcome to oblivion, 
I gotta get off the medicine.
'Cause I can’t stand who I am. 
Oh, I think I’m losing it.

First of all… question what the fuck it is that determines for you, what is art. Why you’re into it, what you gain from it, and is that really worth it?

If you experience art and are moved by it, you win. If the melodies release endorphins and you don’t know why but you feel good when you hear it, you win.

If the lyrics resonate with you and you don’t know why, you win. If you do know why, you win. If it gives you a perspective you’ve never had before, you win. If it jogs your imagination, if it challenges your comprehension, if it represents an opposing value, if it fosters an emotion, if it effects you in any way …you win.

if it;

tells you what to wear, you lose. Who to like, you lose. What to think, where to belong, how to act, how to fit in, how to fit out, how to be cool, how to be obscure, how to diminish others, how to elevate your sense of self …you lose. Who you can hang out with, who is uncool - if it makes you blindly subscribe to a side without knowing the truth, you lose.

—  Nathan Leone, Madina Lake
Listen

She looked at me, her eyes were watering,
That’s when I knew that this was about to end,
Frozen in that moment, time was standing still,
And I could feel my heart sinking and fragile.

“Goodbye,” she said,
“I went and found somebody new.”

But I gave you every waking moment,
I gave you everything you wanted
And now, my love is giving me up.

She walked away and I could hardly breathe,
I turned around and fell down to my knees,
I’m shivering as the truth is settling,
Her tomorrow has nothing to do with me.

I knew, someday that she’ll find someone else’s lips,
But before you go,
Could you just leave me one last kiss?

‘Cause I gave you every waking moment,
I gave you everything you wanted,
And now, my love is giving me up.

And I can’t lie still,
When there’s someone else beside you,
And I can’t lie still,
'Cause I’m all alone this time.

'Cause I’m all alone this time,
I’m all alone this time.

I remember when you were falling,
And I was there just holding on to you,
And I’ll remember all those scars I wear,
That you’ve carved in me.

I gave you waking moment,
I gave you everything you wanted,
And now, my love is giving me up.

And I can’t lie still,
When there’s someone else beside you,
And I can’t lie still,
'Cause I’m all alone this time.

'Cause I’m all alone this time,
I’m all alone this time.