stories behind songs

michael in the bathroom but it’s cave story and a cover


i did this by ear in about two days! it was nonstop work though and very tiring

also did a Dear Evan Hansen cover (WTAW) here: https://shrugs-idk.tumblr.com/post/163973345106/waving-through-a-window-but-its-cave-story-and-a

The Odyssey is a strange, adventurous tale of a grown man trying to get home after fighting in a war. He’s on that long journey home, and it’s filled with traps and pitfalls. He’s cursed to wander. He’s always getting carried out to sea, always having close calls. Huge chunks of boulders rock his boat. He angers people he shouldn’t. There’s troublemakers in his crew. Treachery. His men are turned into pigs and then are turned back into younger, more handsome men. He’s always trying to rescue somebody. He’s a travelin’ man, but he’s making a lot of stops.

He’s stranded on a desert island. He finds deserted caves, and he hides in them. He meets giants that say, “I’ll eat you last.” And he escapes from giants. He’s trying to get back home, but he’s tossed and turned by the winds. Restless winds, chilly winds, unfriendly winds. He travels far, and then he gets blown back.

He’s always being warned of things to come. Touching things he’s told not to. There’s two roads to take, and they’re both bad. Both hazardous. On one you could drown and on the other you could starve. He goes into the narrow straits with foaming whirlpools that swallow him. Meets six-headed monsters with sharp fangs. Thunderbolts strike at him. Overhanging branches that he makes a leap to reach for to save himself from a raging river. Goddesses and gods protect him, but some others want to kill him. He changes identities. He’s exhausted. He falls asleep, and he’s woken up by the sound of laughter. He tells his story to strangers. He’s been gone twenty years. He was carried off somewhere and left there. Drugs have been dropped into his wine. It’s been a hard road to travel.

In a lot of ways, some of these same things have happened to you. You too have had drugs dropped into your wine. You too have shared a bed with the wrong woman. You too have been spellbound by magical voices, sweet voices with strange melodies. You too have come so far and have been so far blown back. And you’ve had close calls as well. You have angered people you should not have. And you too have rambled this country all around. And you’ve also felt that ill wind, the one that blows you no good. And that’s still not all of it.

—  Bob Dylan, excerpted from his Nobel Acceptance Lecture
the most compelling story behind a song is the inspiration of “Rich Friends.” Gourley remembers being at a friend’s birthday party when Harry Styles showed up – “Who the f— do we know that’s friends with Harry Styles?” he questions – and gifted their mutual friend a 1950s Gibson guitar. “We were all sitting there, the dickheads in the corner, like, ‘I could use some rich friends.’
The Show Must Go On (Vocals)
Queen

If anyone wasn’t aware of the story behind this song

The song chronicles the effort of Freddie Mercury continuing to perform despite approaching the end of his life; he was dying from complications due to AIDS, although his illness had not yet been made public in spite of ongoing media speculation claiming that he was seriously ill. Mercury was so ill, and could barely walk, when the band recorded the song in 1990, that May had concerns as to whether he was physically capable of singing it.

To May’s surprise, when the time came to record the vocals, Mercury consumed a measure of vodka and said “I’ll fucking do it, darling!” then proceeded to perform the vocal line in one take without problems. 

anonymous asked:

Hellooo!! Your blog is amazing and so much fuuuun :3 May I request please GoM+Kagami+Takao, how would they dance alone in their room? Maybe put what song do you think they would dance to. Thanks a lot!

Thank you so much! We’re glad you enjoy it! <3

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COVERED IN THE COLORS - an akirann fanmix

SIDE A - JOKER

1. EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES - PANIC! AT THE DISCO
2. DON’T THREATEN ME WITH A GOOD TIME - PANIC! AT THE DISCO
3. HEATHENS - TWENTY ØNE PILOTS
4. DEATH OF A BACHELOR - PANIC! AT THE DISCO
5. SOMEBODY TOLD ME - THE KILLERS

SIDE B - PANTHER

1. CASTLE - HALSEY
2. SEX YEAH - MARINA & THE DIAMONDS
3. DANGEROUS WOMAN - ARIANA GRANDE
4. IGNORANCE - PARAMORE
5. LET THE FLAMES BEGIN - PARAMORE

SIDE C - YOUNG LOVE

1. COLORS - HALSEY
2. LOVE - LANA DEL RAY
3. YOUNG & BEAUTIFUL - LANA DEL RAY
4. INTO YOU - ARIANA GRANDE
5. SHAPE OF YOU - ED SHEERAN

// for @kumoriphantom.

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Woke up to watch BTS Comeback Show and I have some comments on it:

Originally posted by ficjeonal

To be honest, this has to be one of my favorite comebacks from all K-Pop groups. The fact that BTS somehow grows up artistically and musically while staying the same (humble, passionate and hard working) blows my mind. One thing that actually drew me into liking them as much as I do now was the fact that every single performance they do is different (in terms of music, lyrics and dancing) but they are all filled with energy no matter what.

I would like to take some time to talk about them bringing back the “No More Dream” performance. We all know that the story behind this song involves Rap Monster (Namjoon) feeling uneasy about not having a dream or aspiration while being in High School (around the time he wrote the lyrics). I think this performance was a hint of encouragement and also a big “I found what I was looking for and look where it led me” kind of moment. This kind of things make me fully understand why BigHit had so much faith in this group and I bet they’re more than proud of them lately.

Originally posted by king-beluga

Though this album is pretty diffrent from what they’ve done before (the difference gap between this one and any of the others, I mean) I’m sure we will keep enjoying it as much as they do when doing live shows and promotions. And the proof to this was this comeback show…