the harold song by kesha

if you still think Ke$ha is just a shallow pop star, take two hours out of your day and go watch the first season of My Crazy Beautiful Life.

Kesha spent years working as a waitress before she finally made it to stardom. She writes or co-writes all of her songs herself, and has done so since she was a child. Kesha has a MENSA level intelligence but she uses it for her art instead of a STEM field because that is where she feels happiest.

Kesha has publicly spoken out against bullying and intolerance at every performance, and she sponsors several programs against bullying in high schools. She is also a big LGBT advocate and embraces her queer fans with open arms.

There are multiple Kesha songs (“The Harold Song”, “Wonderland”, “Last Goodbye”, and “Love Into the Light”) with a deeper message that she wanted to release as singles, but record execs refused to let her branch out and move beyond the party girl image. If you don’t want to watch her show, take twenty minutes to listen to these four songs and you’ll see that she is much more than the constructed image.

Kesha is a real, kind, and caring person who desrves our trust and love.

don’t believe everything happiness says: a jackparse playlist (listen on 8tracks)

the harold song kesha | after every party i die IAMX | losing a whole year third eye blind | hate me blue october | love songs drug songs x ambassadors | seventeen marina and the diamonds | toy soldiers martika | honest mistake the bravery | mouthful of diamonds phantogram | oil and water incubus | speeding cars imogen heap | best i ever had vertical horizon | 9 crimes damien rice | old school hedley | send my love (to your new lover) adele 

your biggest pretend [listen here]
i. a whole new world - aladdin // ii. young and beautiful - lana del ray // iii. wildest dreams - taylor swift // iv. somewhere only we know - lily allen //v. you’re the one that i want (cover) - angus & julie stone // vi. the hardest of hearts - florence + the machine // vii. skinny love - bon iver // viii. peter - daughter // ix. someone like you - adele // x. the harold song - kesha // xi. let her go - passenger // xii. i’ll follow you into the dark - death cab for cutie 

thenightswesteal  asked:

red action x Enid for the playlist thing?

oooooo okay!

Send me the word ‘playlist’ and a ship, I will make a five song playlist for our ship that suit;

first meeting: girls like girls-Hayley kiyoko

becoming lovers: fearless-Taylor swift

breakup: the Harold song-kesha

working it out: back in your head-tegan and sara

happily ever after: you’ve got the love-Florence + the machine

i don’t do boyfriends: a coliver playlist [listen]

stay with me / sam smith 

you give me something / james morrison  

please don’t say you love me / gabrielle aplin

the harold song / kesha

half a heart / one direction

when i was your man / bruno mars

i don’t wanna love somebody else / a great big world

apologize / timbaland ft. one republic

the last time / taylor swift ft. gary lightbody

desire / years & years 

love me again / john newman

stay with me / the ark

fool’s gold / one direction

lay me down / sam smith

if you wanted a song written about you, all you had to do was ask / mayday parade

anonymous asked:

ALL your favorite songs? (can you add youtube links)

I’m just gonna give one song from all my fav artists/bands or we could be here forever!!

Sake for Love - Artist Vs Poet

Sunrise - Our Last Night

I Believe - Christina Perri

Sorry - Jonas Brothers

Lightning in a Bottle - The Summer Set

Brave - Action Item

If I Could Change Your Mind - Haim

Somewhere In Neverland - All Time Low

Heroes or Ghosts - The Coronas

To The Stage - Asking Alexandria

Discovering Oceans - City In the Sea

Open Letter - The Amity Affliction

Save the Last Dance - Union J

Kitchen Sink - twenty one pilots

Sellouts - Breathe Carolina

The Storm - Of Mice and Men

Daniel In the Den - Bastille

Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones

Lost It All - Black Veil Brides

Just Another Night - Icona Pop

Sorrow - Pink Floyd 

Try Hard - 5 Seconds of Summer

Hospital For Souls - Bring Me The Horizon

I Remember - A Day To Remember

The River - Bruce Springsteen

Nightingale - Demi Lovato

Goodness Gracious - Ellie Goulding

If You Can’t Hang - Sleeping With Sirens

Nikki - Forever The Sickest Kids

Stay - Mayday Parade

Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin 

See The Light - Fozzey and VanC

We Should Be Lovers - Royseven

Rock Me - One Direction

A Match Into Water - Pierce The Veil

18 and Life - Skid Row

When I Was A Teenager - Room 94

Enchanted - Taylor Swift

Princeton Ave - Issues

West Coast - Lana Del Rey

Wonderful - Gary Go

Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division

I Miss You - Blink 182

The Climb - Miley Cyrus

Heart Out - The 1975

Engine 45 - The Ghost Inside

Girls and Boys - Good Charlotte

Dirty Little Secret - The All-American Rejects

Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People

Introduced Species - Hands Like Houses

Your Life Is A Lie - MGMT

Can We Dance - The Vamps

Here (In Your Arms) - Hellogoodbye 

Casual Affair - Panic! At The Disco 

Alone Together - Fall Out Boy

Honestly - Hot Chelle Rae

Hot The Lights - Selena Gomez

Set This World On Fire - The Janoskians

The Harold Song - Kesha

Tracing Back Roots - We Came As Romans

Wild Child - Juliet Simms

Porcelain - Marianas Trench

Always Be Together - Little Mix 

Too Young To Feel This Old - You Me At Six

Speechless - Memphis May Fire

The Light Behind Your Eyes - My Chemical Romance

Hotel California - Eagles

Vesper’s Goodbye - Nick Jonas and the Administration

Down Down Down - Charlie Simpson

Lullaby - Nickleback

Life Goes On - Noah and the Whale

Quantum Flux - Northlane

Back To Life - 3OH!3 

Be The Light - One Ok Rock

Good Life - OneRepublic

This Song Saved My Life - Simple Plan

Last Breath - Attack Attack! 

Family First - Woe, Is Me

City of Angels - 30 Seconds to Mars

Bones - Young Guns

still feel like I’m missing a few!!

True Love Waits

This is a sort of companion fic/slight sequel to the last fic I wrote, “Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town.”  That one was named for/inspired by a Pearl Jam song.  This one is named for a Radiohead song and inspired by a Kesha song, “The Harold Song,” which I had to scrap for the title (because it made a terrible title,) but which still plays a role in the fic.  I don’t actually hate Starbucks, by the way; Soul doesn’t speak for me, though I sometimes speak for Soul.  

This one is just as angsty as the first, for which I’m sorry.  For those of you who asked for more, here it is.  Two paragraphs at the very end also brush up against smut–they aren’t explicit, but NSFW just to be safe.

Thanks, as usual, go to rebornfromash for reading through the thing.  Mwah.

And true love waits

In haunted attics

And true love lives

On lollipops and crisps.

Just don’t leave

Don’t leave.

He really hated Starbucks, but it had been a rough morning and he needed his caffeine fix.  He’d dreamt of her again last night.  This time, he was at her funeral, looking down at her cold body, lifeless, frozen in time.

She looked just like she had then, holding his hand so tightly, wearing his jacket as she declared that people always disappointed.  

Even him.  He was not her exception.  He wasn’t her one, even if she was his.

He’d thought, then, if he didn’t go back, he could get over that, get over her.  

He was wrong.

The line was interminably long this morning, full of people in suits and ties in far too big a rush.  And the music!

The indie-emo crap they generally played was bad enough, but today it was straight out pop.  He cringed.  Fucking Starbucks.

He tried not to listen, but music had a way of invading his headspace no matter what he did.  It always had.

At least the singer had a decent voice.

“We promised that this would last forever but now I see,” she crooned over the speakers to a mix of subdued instrumentals. “It was my past life, a beautiful time.  Drunk off of nothing but each other ‘til the sunrise.”

Well, that wasn’t apropos or anything.  

“They say that true love hurts, well this could almost kill me.  Young love murdered, that is what this must be. I would give it all to not be sleeping alone.  Alone.”

And certainly not painful.  His palms itched as he waited, two people still ahead of him. He thought he recognized the singer’s voice–someone his daughter was a fan of he was pretty sure.  The fact that she would have probably liked the song, too, wasn’t helping.  

“The life is fading from me while you watch my heart bleed.  Young love murdered, that is what this must be. I would give it all to not be sleeping alone–”

Fuck it.  He really couldn’t take listening to some teen pop star expose his bleeding heart any longer.  Rude or not, he shoved in his ear buds and sighed as Miles Davis’ trumpet crooned sweetly into his ear.

Much better.  Even if the words still haunted him.  Young love murdered–that was the story of his life in a nutshell.

Thirty years later, it still hurt just as much.  He was certain it would still hurt on his death bed.

Young love murdered.  His heart murdered.  

It was his turn.  

He didn’t even bother removing his headphones, kept Miles firmly in his ear as he asked for a tall Americano, threw down a ten, and told the cashier to keep the change.  

“What name?” The cashier mouthed as Miles played on.

“Soul.  My name is Soul.”

When the coffee came up, he left quickly.  

Fuck Starbucks.

 

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