the american way song

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Fall Out Boy lyrics ft. Black & White (1/?)

Credit me and like/reblog this post if you’re going to use any one of them 😁💖

((None of the pictures above is originally mine! I just own the edits.))

P/s: I just found out that two of the lyrics are mis-spelled ;-( but don’t worry, I’ll fix it and add them to Part Two! x
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Born on this day…

April 4, 1928

Marguerite Annie Johnson (Maya Angelou): Author, Poet, Activist

Books (Autobiographies of Maya Angelou):

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 

captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.

Gather Together in My Name 

continues Maya Angelou’s personal story, begun so unforgettably in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings…Maya Angelou, still in her teens, has given birth to a son. But the next few years are difficult ones as she tries to find a place in the world for herself and her child. 

Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas 

in this third self-contained volume of her autobiography…Maya Angelou moves into the adult world. Maya struggles to support herself and her son through a series of odd jobs and weathers a failed marriage to a white man before landing a gig singing in one of the most popular nightclubs on the San Francisco coast.

The Heart of a Woman 

in The Heart of a Woman, Maya Angelou leaves California with her son, Guy, to move to New York. There she enters the society and world of black artists and writers, reads her work at the Harlem Writers Guild, and begins to take part in the struggle of black Americans for their rightful place in the world

All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes

in 1962 the poet, musician, and performer Maya Angelou claimed another piece of her identity by moving to Ghana, joining a community of “Revolutionist Returnees” inspired by the promise of pan-Africanism…lyrical and acutely perceptive exploration of what it means to be an African American on the mother continent, where color no longer matters but where American-ness keeps asserting itself in ways both puzzling and heartbreaking.

 A Song Flung Up to Heaven 

opens as Maya Angelou returns from Africa to the United States to work with Malcolm X. But first she has to journey to California to be reunited with her mother and brother. No sooner does she arrive there than she learns that Malcolm X has been assassinated.

Mom & Me & Mom 

at last, the legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother.

Quote:

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

Additional Quick Read:

Angelou’s Memoirs Place Her in Literary History 

The 1975 Questions (sorry if these have been done already)

The Sound: How did you find out about the 1975?

Chocolate: Have you ever seen them live? If so tell us about your concert experience.

Love Me: You are allowed to make the setlist what songs do you put on it? 

Somebody Else: Does any song from the 1975 have a special meaning to you? 

Robbers: What’s your all time favorite song of theirs?

Girls: Do you have a favorite member of the band? If so who is it and why?

She Way Out: Favorite songs from The 1975 album

She’s American: Favorite song off any album that didn’t get a music video. Explain how you would’ve liked the music video to be.

Paris: Favorite songs from the I like it when you sleep album

A Change of Heart: Favorite music video

Loving Someone: Favorite lyrics

Fallingforyou: Favorite live performance 

Antichrist: What’s one song you’d love to hear live?

Pressure: Favorite The 1975 interview

Anobrain: Do you have certain lyrics that mean a lot to you?

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Older drawings inspired by the band Nephew’s relationship songs. They never make love songs, but rather songs about weird or flawed romantic/sexual relationships between people.

Cigaret Kid (Mostly in Danish with a bit of English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2-VNzVV3vQ
A middle aged man meets a young guy whom he spends a few fun days with until he realize the guy is on the run from someone called Yamaha Boy. He tries to ditch Cigaret Kid but for some reason can’t, so they go on the run together. Eventually the middle aged guy suggest they just kill Yamaha Boy and the rest of the story is unknown.

Gå Med Dig (Go Away) (All Danish)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uabDFDmxaNk
About a man and a woman who hate each other after spending too many years together, but doesn’t know how to live separately either. They’re both emotionally abusive towards each other, but in addition the woman is also physically abusive.

Va fangool! (Part English, part Danish)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24lCTYQ-N-A
A rich and powerful man sits in a bar when a mafia boss starts hitting on him. At first the man tries to brush him off, but as they starts talking he realize the mafia boss is the only other person he has ever met who understands the loneliness that comes with power, so they start a relationship despite the man knowing it will get him in trouble.

Blå & Black (Blue & Black) (Mostly Danish)
A woman wants to commit suicide so her husband keeps hurting himself so she’ll nurse him back to health and have a reason to live for a few more days. He knows she’s unsatisfied with her current life, so to help her he burns down their neighborhood, including their children.

The Way I Are (All English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioSnhZoqzEU
A remix of “The Way I Am” by Timberland which gives it a whole new meaning. It’s mixed with another Nephew song about Denmark’s desire to be loved by USA to the point of getting their own soldiers killed in American wars. Mixed with “The Way I Am” it becomes a song about a Scandinavian man who has fallen in love with an American couple and begs them to let him be part of their relationship. “Love me the Scandinavian way I are” here means “I will do anything for you, and you can do anything you want with me, as long as you love me”

(Sorry, I’ll figure out how to make links later)

a throwback mix of songs i still jam to [listen here]

i. year 3000 - jonas brothers // ii. could it be - christy carlson romano // iii. boyz n’ motion - boyz n’ motion // iv. breaking free - high school musical // v. big time rush - big time rush // vi. about you now - miranda cosgrove // vii. something to believe in - spectacular // viii. what dreams are mad of - hilary duff // ix. crazy car - the naked brothers band // x. american dragon jake long - theme song // xi. i found a way - drake bell // xii. see you again - miley cyrus // xiii. my world - ginger fox // xiv. weasel rock you - i’m in the band // xv. 2 stars - camp rock // xvi. i want it all - high school musical 3 // xvii. potential break up song - aly & aj // xviii. supernova girl - zenon // xix. just the way i am - skye sweetnam // xx. cinderella - the cheetah girls // xxi. this is me - camp rock // xxii. new classic - drew seeley & selena gomez // xxiii. if that’s not love - the naked brothers band // xxiv. the naked mole rap - ron stoppable // xxv. baby - justin bieber ft ludacris // xxvi. what time is it - high school musical 2 // xxvii. strut- cheetah girls 2 // xviii. let’s get crazy - hannah montana

  • Music Playing: Right by David Bowie
  • Me: Oh, this is such a jam!
  • Me: *dances*
  • Me: *attempts to sing only David's parts*
  • Me: Wishin'! Wishin' that sometimes! Doin' it! Doin' it til! Mmm time! Mmm sometimes! Wishin' it! Sometimes! Up there! Oh, my darlin'! Oh, my darlin'! Ah! Ahhh! Up there! Lovin' it! Doin' it! Til! One time! Givin' it! Doing it!
  • Also me: Taking it all the right way~
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Blood Upon the Risers (Gory, Gory, What a Hell of a Way to Die)

A song popular among American Paratroopers during World War II.

Request (jazdpanda.tumblr.com): “A playlist with the "i’m over us, and better off without you” kind of vibe?“

Listen Here - Spotify: Better Without You.

Tracklist:

Hate (I Really Don’t Like You) // Plain White T’s

Honestly // Hot Chelle Rae

Another You (Another Way) // Against The Current

The Break Up Song // American Hi-Fi

Goodbye To You // The Veronicas

I Don’t Love You Anymore // Anarbor

Miss Movin’ On // Fifth Harmony

99 Problems // Jay Z