this song grows on you

I am the one before the one.

It’s a role I’ve learned to accept.

I am the one who will overload your senses, I am far too much of everything, but you will try to encompass all that I am. I will be the one who teaches you exactly what you want from “the one.” With me you will see things as though the lights were turned too high on the dimmer so that you could only see me and the music too loud that you couldn’t quite hear anybody else. With the next girl you end up with she will shine just brightly enough that you will be able to see everything you couldn’t see with me and the volume of her music will not leave you deaf when the song ends.
I will help you grow by pushing you to the extent of your limit, I will call you out when you’re wrong, I will ask you to do a little better than last time, and I will love you with a love you didn’t even know could exist.
It will feel as though one hand I’ve given you to hold holds all the love in the world and the other holds the words my tongue lashes out with no filter. But with those hands you will learn both the love you deserve and how to finally not hold back how you truly feel. These hands will teach you to speak freely without fear of condemnation and condescending judgements. They will teach you to love and touch everything that you find beautiful as you pull your hands through her hair or frolic through a patch of flowers and pull the petals to your face to smell their fragrance.
You see after me, you’ll learn not only how to love yourself, but love her. She will tell you that she’s never experienced a love quite like yours and you’ll never tell the secret that you learned it from me.

You see, I am the one before the one.

But like that scar you got from scraping your knee on the climb up your favorite mountain, you won’t forget me.
When pieces of her emanate me, I will be present in the breath you hold in just a second too long at the memory of me, the sharp feeling on your tongue as you bite down as my name starts to slip through your mouth, the butterflies in your stomach as you remember the way my eyes lit up at your presence. Her smooth edges that represent who she is will often remind you of my jagged edges, the ones that cut you but you still loved to climb. And for all those moments you’re reminded of me, you’ll touch your knee and realize you hadn’t climbed your favorite mountain to your favorite view in a while. You’ll wonder if instead of the common smooth edged rock you’d found on the ground, the one you could buy for five dollars at your local farmers market, you could’ve had a fine cut diamond with jagged edges.
And as you look into her eyes and see your reflection you’ll wonder if the pressure of my love could’ve made you a diamond as well.

—  I am the one before the one

Gravity Falls filk to the tune of “Kilkelly Ireland” by Peter Jones

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Yoongi is your friend, but all it takes is one wrong move of his hand for you to start thinking of him as something more than that.

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i’m a slut for yoongi these days, so here we go again 

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It’s that halfway point between being straight up jealous and not wanting to be and simply cause your personal life experience has taught you that sometimes people have a habit of moving on or simply growing tired of you. It’s distinguishing between them that’s hard to do.
—  Excerpt from a story I’ll never write #763

I wanna make you smile whenever you’re sad
Carry you around when your arthritis is bad
All I wanna do is grow old with you

I’ll get your medicine when your tummy aches
Build you a fire if the furnace breaks
Oh it could be so nice, growing old with you

I’ll miss you
Kiss you
Give you my coat when you are cold

Need you
Feed you
Even let ya hold the remote control

So let me do the dishes in our kitchen sink
Put you to bed if you’ve had too much to drink
I could be the man who grows old with you
I wanna grow old with you

—  Robbie Hart, The Wedding Singer
Current Underrated Boy Groups [Part. 2]

Cross Gene

Fave Songs: “Amazing Bad Lady”“Billion Dollar”“Noona You”

Reasoning: They seriously are just not well known. But talented and handsome. Their songs are super catchy. So you should listen to them. 


Lunafly

Fave Songs: “Special Guy”“Fly To Love”

Reasoning: It honestly breaks my heart when I think about unnoticed Lunafly is. There talent is incredible. It’s also sad they have lost a member. It just breaks my heart. Their songs are so good and amazing and also you should check out their numerous covers of other songs. Ugh they are just so talented why don’t more people like them. 


Mr. Mr.

Fave Songs: “Do You Feel Me”“Highway”

Reasoning: They’ve been around since 2012 but no one knows about them. They are so far under the radar. They have appeared on a few rookie shows even far after they should have been considered rookies. It’s so sad because they are so talented. 


Nu’est

Fave Songs: “Overcome’“Face”“Every Afternoon”“Good Bye Bye”“Sleep Talking”“Action”“Fine Girl”

Reasoning: Firstly I just wanna say I could honestly right a whole novel about this Produce 101 situation. But the point is, Pledis thinks it’s the boys’ fault that they aren’t popular enough and that they failed and so that’s why they put them on that dumb ass show to begin with. It’s not their fault, they are so talented and work super hard. And it just breaks my heart to see them being treated as rookies/trainees. Why is it this way? Why have people ignored and overlooked Nu’est for so long. They are so cute and sweet and precious and talented. I know they are gaining popularity now but it doesn’t count to me seeing as how their situation is so pitiful they are being treated like trainees by their own company because they “failed” in Baekho’s on words. I’m going to stop talking about it now otherwise I’ll cry. Just listen to them and support them. 


Offroad

Fave Songs: “Head Banging” “Bebop”

Reasoning: Let me start by saying I really thought they had disbanded but I couldn’t find any information on it, and no official statements and apparently they were at some Kcon or something somewhere in 2016 so….I guess they are still together. But honestly no one even knows they exist. I swear no one has ever talked about them anywhere. But they are pretty awesome group and you should listen to them. 


A.cian

Fave Songs: “Touch”“Ouch”“Driving”“Magic Girl”

Reasoning; This is not the very first original A.cian. It was made up of different members but the line up has changed so much that these 4 now make up A.cian. These four are super talented too. I hate that no one really knows about them. Also they’re super cute haha. Give them a chance they’re charms will grow on you I promise. 


5urprise

Fave Songs: “From My Heart”“Hey U Come On”

Reasoning: Well no one really knows about them honestly. But then again they were more meant to be just for a drama anyway. But they have the potential to much more than that. And they deserve to be more than that as well. They are talented. I hope you will listen to them and give them a chance. 


Alphabat

Fave Songs: “Tantara”“AB CITY”“Oh My Gosh”“Surprise Party”

Reasoning; Sigh…such a sad fate Alphabat has had. So many members have left and they have failed to add new ones. They haven’t had a Korean comeback since 2014. They’ve switched companies to a Japanese label…so maybe they will get more of a chance in Japan. Sadly I wish they had been more popular in Korea and maybe we’d see more of them. Anyway, you should check out their songs. I really love them and I wish things had turned out better for them. 


Boys’ Republic

Fave Songs: “Get Down”“Video Game”“Dress Up”“Party Rock”

Reasoning; They are so talented and yet no one notices them. They have such good and catchy songs yet no one cares about them. It’s so unfair because they work so hard. 


M.pire

Fave Songs: “I’m Better”“Not That Kind of Person”“Can’t Be Friends With You”

Reasoning: I really love their songs and I think they are talented. I don’t understand why no one knows them or likes them. It’s so sad really. Also I really thought they might have disbanded but I didn’t find any information that says they did. 


Royal Pirates

Fave Songs: “Run Away”“Drawing the Line”“Shout Out”

Reasoning: First they haven’t disbanded from what I know. They are on a hiatus. And James did leave the group but I personally think he will come back eventually once he has fully healed from his injuries and all. Anyway, they are pretty unknown but they are so beyond talented. Their songs are absolutely amazing as well. I promise after you listen to them you will love them. 


Say Yes

Fave Songs: “Get Out”“Feel Good”

Reasoning: I honestly bet you have never heard of them. But they are another band that doesn’t get much recognition at all. They are super talented and I love their songs and vocals. I honestly don’t understand why more people aren’t interested in them. I bet you’ll like them once you give them a chance. 


B.I.G

Fave Songs: “1.2.3″“Hello”“Are You Ready”“Aphrodite”“Between Night N Music”

Reasoning: Most people don’t know about B.I.G and they hardly ever get talked about. They work so hard. In a recent interview Benji even said he only wishes for their song to make it in the top 100 on music charts. They work so hard and they have been overlooked and ignored so much they don’t even dream of becoming #1 anymore they just want their songs to chart. That’s so sad and heartbreaking. Please give them a chance and love and support them. They are so talented, sweet, and adorable, and ugh just love them okay. 


Bigflo

Fave Songs: “Stardom”“Delilah”

Reasoning: They have been under the radar ever since their debut. They are super talented though. I think maybe their songs could be better but their songs aren’t bad. I just think maybe with even better songs they could climb in popularity. They deserve more love and support. 

SHINee Ask Game

1. Who is your SHINee bias?
2. Bias wrecker?
3. Favorite era
4. Favorite song
5. Favorite album
6. When did you become a fan?
7. First song you heard
8. First impression
9. What member caught your eye first?
10. Was there ever a song you didn’t like at first that had to grow on you?
11. Member you would like to have as a friend?
12. Member you would like to have as a brother?
13. 3 members + a fuck/marry/kill
14. Would you rather… (+ a scenario)
15. Favorite MV
16. Do you have a ship? If so what pairing?
17. Favorite solo activities (ex, Taemin’s solos (+Hit the Stage), Jjong solos, Onew DoTS, etc)
18. Which member do you see as boyfriend/husband material?
19. Is there another group you like to see interacting with SHINee?
20. Any collaborations or solo activities you’d like to see?
21. Have you ever showed your non-kpop friends/family SHINee? If so, what video? If not, what video would you show them?
22. Boys Over Flowers parody or Harry Potter parody?

Things I love about Strip That Down:

In no particular order as such,

1. Liam’s intro after 89 years OMG esp as he kicks it off with “You know I’ve been taking some time, and I’ve been keeping to myself” okay tell me about it
2. The way he sings ONE CoKE AND BACARDI!!!!!!
3. The way his voice dips in “but your love it hit me hard” into an emphatic semi rasp aaaaaah
4. The way he sings FERRARI
5. The way he sings Baby
6. That seamless switch in pace between the verse and the pre-chorus
7. The /YEAH YEAH YEAH/
8. The “auuuh/oh-hoo” in the chorus preceding the “yeah yeah yeah” interspersed with Quavo’s “Strip that down, girl…”
9. The “oh whoa whoa whoa” embellishment along the second chorus
10. The slight mini vibrato along the last ‘Yeah’
11. The fact that Strip that down is a bop through and through when you play it loud and on speakers but also how it has a very intimate, cozied up feel to it playing through earphones which most dance numbers lack. It’s as if it’s not a bop and just meant to be listened to by you
12. It’s such a good song to study to lmao
13. It grows on you so much, like each listen sounds better than the previous skdfjhskjhsfjs
14. It’s not the typical pop music coming out these days but it still kinda resonates with the pop scene so much and I love the balance!!!!!

I AM SO BLESSED and I am waiting for the mv and the successive singles and album so bad. GO STREAM AND BUY AND GIFT AND SUPPORT THIS SINGLE ON YOUTUBE AND iTUNES and all other platforms!!!!!!!

Originally posted by zaynliam

“The truth is, I don’t want to know. Some things are best left unsaid”

Originally posted by ohstylesno

It had been almost 2 years since you and Harry broke up. Your relationship was at least 8 months, but it felt so short. Things ended fine for you, but you knew Harry was hurt when you called it quits. He loved you, but it was all too much for you. He was always gone, and every week there was a headline about him and some new girl. You wanted him to commit, to say something about your relationship publicly, but he refused. You had no other choice but to break things off. Harry was so upset, but he knew he had done this to himself.

You knew that Harry had been writing the whole time you were together. He was always scrawling something in his leather notebook. Sometimes he would sit across from you and watch your every movement, even while you were doing the simplest things. Laundry, texting, reading, and Harry’s personal favorite, applying makeup. The way you would swipe a lipstick across your lips intrigued him. He would spend hours sitting and scribbling down whatever popped into his head in that little book. Early in your relationship, you asked if you could look and see what he had been writing.  Harry quickly refused access.

“Some things only I need to know, m’kay love?” he said, holding your soft cheeks in his hands. You just let out a frustrated sigh and blew hot air into his face.

Near the end, you happened to stumble upon his notebook, just innocently resting on his nightstand. You knew he was home, but he was napping in the living room downstairs. You slowing, yet still eagerly made your way over to the small table. Harry’s feelings were spilled all over those pages, and you wanted to soak up every bit of it. You knew it was wrong, but you just wanted to know how he felt. You picked up the book, the rough leather grazing your fingertips. You immediately knew this wasn’t right, and you quickly set the book back down. Right as you did this, Harry joined you in the room, panic setting in his eyes as he sees you set down his journal.

“Oh no no no Harry it’s alright” you said urgently rushing over to him. “I didn’t read any of it, I promise” you said, grabbing his hands.

You saw his shoulders drop with relief.

“I’ve always wanted to know what’s in there. But I’m not too sure anymore” you said looking up at him, his cheeks pink from worry.

“The truth is, I don’t want to know. Some things are best left unsaid” you said contently, kissing the tip of his nose.  


You lied. You wanted to know anything and everything he had written. It was 2 years ago, and you still wanted to know. Once you had heard the news about his album, you went into full panic mode. You knew that he was writing songs, probably about you. Harry hadn’t publicly dated someone since Kendall, so you guessed he hadn’t been seeing anyone. But he also didn’t publicly date you, so the uncertainty was there. You knew that you had truly left a mark on Harry, but you didn’t know how he felt about it.

It was May 12th, the night Harry’s album had dropped. You watched the clock tick as you sat on your couch, your laptop sitting on the coffee table in front of you. Midnight just couldn’t come soon enough. 

But it did come. Your heart was pounding as you scrolled through the songs. You sighed, growing impatient, but you weren’t sure what for exactly. Maybe the uncertainty of what you were about to hear, or the fact that basically everyone else in the world would hear it too. 


It was ‘From the Dining Table’. It was about you and you knew it. It was about the week you broke up, you remembered.

You had been listening to his voice for almost 40 minutes, but this was different. You analyzed the lyrics, the soft yet harsh words slipping out of his mouth.

“We haven’t spoke since you went away,

comfortable silence is so overrated

Why won’t you ever say what you wanna say?

Even my phone misses your call,

by the way”

You were right. Maybe some things are best left unsaid. But not this.


I hope you enjoyed! 

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The infamous clothes swap is finally here!
When you start off with dressing up D.va all cute and things escalate and you get a Junkrat in a thight suit and a Lucio that, just like in comp, just fills whatever role is left.

What song did you grow up listening to that you wish was on your album?
  • Patrick: Let's answer for each other! I'm gonna say Pete would have wanted to have written… Paradise City?
  • Pete: I would say for Patrick… it would be a Tom Waits song but I can't think of one right now, so I'm gonna say Radio Radio by Elvis Costello
  • Andy: (to Joe) I don't know what you wanna write
  • Joe: I don't know what you wanna write either