songs about my life

a fun fact is that when i was 10 i thought that weezer isn’t a real band. buddy holly was in one online game where you had to press keys in an order they showed on the screen to give the song some sound effects and i thought ‘damn, that’s a nice song. it sucks that it’s only avilable in this game’. i only realized that it’s an actual song by an actual band 2 years later when i saw the music video while watching tv

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My heart is pierced by Cupid;

I disdain all glittering gold.

There is nothing can console me

But my jolly sailor bold.
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I’m trying to fight my art block and I received some lovely suggestions I’m going to draw.

Mer!Hanzo and Pirate!McCree was one of these.
@rebeza and @finchworks are my inspirations and I look up to their designs and AUs ‘cause wow.

Have you ever seen a prettier Hanzo?

not to offend anyone but...

written in these wall are the stories i can’t explain leave my heart open but it stays right here empty for days she told me in the morning she don’t feel the same about us in her bones seems to me that when i die these words will be written on my stone & i’ll be gOne GOne tonight the gROund beneath my feet is Open Wide the way that ive been HOLding On too tight with nothing in between the STORY OF MY LIFE I TAKE HER HOME I DRIVE ALL NIGHT TO KEEP HER WARM & TIME IS FRO-OH-OH-OH-OZEN (the story of the story of) THE STORY OF MY LIFE I GIVE HER HOPE I SPEND HER LOVE UNTIL SHES BROKE INSIDE THE STORY OF MY LIFE (the story of the story of) written on these walls are the colors that i can’t change leave my heart open but it stays right here in its cage i know that in the morning now i see us in the light upon a hill although i am broken my heart is untamed still and i’ll be Gone Gone tonight the fire beneath my feet is Burning Bright the way that i’ve been holding on so tight with nothing in between tHE STORY OF MY LIFE I TAKE HER HOME I DRIVE ALL NIGHT TO KEEP HER WARM & TIME IS FRO-OH-OH-OH-OZEN (the story of the story of) THE STORY OF MY LIFE I GIVE HER HOPE I SPEND HER LOVE UNTIL SHES BROKE INSIDE THE STORY OF MY LIFE (the story of the story of) & i’ve been waiting for this time to come around but baby running after you is like chasing the clo-OU-uds the story of my life i take her home i drive all night to keep her warm and time is fro-oh-oh-oh-ozen THE STORY OF MY LIFE I GIVE HER HOPE (I GIVE HER HOPE) I SPEND HER LOVE UNTIL SHES BROKE INSIDE THE STORY OF MY LIFE (the story of the story of) THE STORY OF MY LI-I-I-I-IFE THE STORY OF MY LI-I-I-I-IFE the story of my life

You’ll love me at once, the way you did once upon a dream.

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paint you wings // don’t panic // all time low

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Simple and plain and not much to ask from somebody
               Come out of hiding, I’m right here beside you.

The Front Bottoms song meanings
  • Flashlight: it’s about someone having a hold over you. this is a recurring theme throughout a number of songs on our album. Our favorite line from the song is “I can hear your dog whistle from my bedroom”
  • Maps: This song is pretty self-explanatory. It’s about the idea of not knowing what’s next. Accepting the fact that your life won’t be as comfortable as everyone makes it out to be when you’re younger. It’s about finding out life is a longer road than you had expected. Favorite line: “Let me be a raft on a blue sea I’ll blend right in”
  • Looking Like You Just Woke Up: This was the quickest song we wrote. It happens to also be the shortest on the record. Same idea as from Flashlight - just someone having a hold on you. (One of our good friends fell in love with this girl that still had a boyfriend and so in order to make time with the girl, he hung out a lot with the boyfriend and her. He slowly found out that the girl he thought he loved was kind of a bitch and he found that maybe the one he really loved was her boyfriend. They have somewhat of a romantic relationship now. And they are living together.) The vibe of this song comes from that situation. Favorite Line: “It probably won’t get easier, just easier to hide”
  • Mountain: This song is actually about buying drugs in Pennsylvania. The line was originally “I bought weed. A big bag in Pennsylvania. I’m gonna light it up when I get home to Jersey” We changed it because none of us have bought drugs or smoked ganja. ever. Favorite Line: “They’re gonna ruin my whole summer. Stop taking pictures with your phone. Stop taking pictures with your phone.”
  • Rhode Island: we met a kid at a punk rock festival we played in Rhode Island. He didn’t do much talking and we called him the Zombie Kid because he was passed out in a pile of sticks. The next day when he came out of his coma, he was asking us about directions on the best way to get passed NYC on a bike. His summer plan was to ride from his home in Vermont to Florida. All that he had with him was a backpack full of drugs. No joke. Drugs. Then we shook hands and he went on his way. On that same tour - two months later - one of our last shows were in New York City, and guess who we fucking see? Zombie Kid. Backpack empty. We asked him what happened and he said he made it down to South Carolina and had to turn around and come back. favorite line-“She says you gotta promise not to break not matter how far you are bent, she says you gotta shift my position and try to get comfortable again”
  • The Beers: It’s about the same deal. Someone having a hold over you, so much so that you’d be willing to put yourself in danger, to change yourself in order to make them like you. But the song is all over the place and that’s just a small part of it. Favorite Line: “And it’s an aerial view from your house to my room”
  • Father: I put myself in someone else’s body and I wrote this song about my life.
  • Swimming Pool: The voicemail in the breakdown is from one of our friend’s dads to our friend about some dumb shit about a girl. He saved it and we added it later on to our song. Months later, the girl’s mom cornered me in the grocery store and asked me if we could take that voicemail out of the song. But we’re punk rock so we left it.
  • Favorite Line- “There’s comfort in the bottom of a swimming pool”
  • The Boredom Is The Reason I Started Swimming: I got stranded in Germany one time and I missed Thanksgiving. Side note: On Thanksgiving, I ate a hot dog with some weird potato shit on it in Amsterdam but it was still mad good. As I was walking around Berlin, I found this circus of freaks - it was more or less a sideshow act but it was free so I went in. I met a dude who was a gangster drug dealer, he let me stay at his house and was actually super nice. He cooked me food and went to Amsterdam with me. But while I was staying in his house he explained to me the rules of the streets in Berlin. Everybody pays, everybody’s head is in the noose, everyone is part of the program.
  • Bathtub: There’s so much in this song. Take it for what it’s worth. Favorite line: Please take me off speaker phone, this is a private conversation.
  • Legit Tattoo Gun: This song was originally called “MJ” because when we put it out we gave it two different names on two different websites. If you know this song as “MJ,” you’re way more punk rock. At one point, I was making out with a woman who was making out with a lot of other people. It was a mutually beneficial relationship. Favorite Line: “I am not a dirty god, I don’t have a dirty body”
  • Hooped Earrings: This is about a friend of mine that asked me to be there with her when she came out to her mother. Favorite Line: Curly hair don’t look good cut short.
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Lady Glinda had a bad night, a night of shakes and regret and pain

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ya’ll y’all wanted a selfie, ya’ll y’all got one two! 📸

I promised this like a month ago now let’s all go back to our simming and pretend this didn’t happen

The crown is always a burden. But it cannot be borne if you cannot stand. 

overcome - laura mvula ft. nile rodgers || 1000 deaths - d’angelo & the vanguard || cold war - janelle monáe || black man in a white world - michael kiwanuka || two hearts - valerie june || munayé (my muna) - mulatu astatke || on & on - erykah badu || black is the color of my true love’s hair - nina simone || killing me softly - the fugees || ain’t no grave can hold my body down - sister rosetta tharpe || don’t wish me well - solange || river - leon bridges || who tells your story - the roots ft. common, ingrid michaelson || 

BONUS: ***flawless - beyoncé ft chimamanda ngozi adichie

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