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Songs I Can’t Get Out of My Head Lately Vol 1

(Note: This playlist is heavily influenced by the Relevant Magazine podcast)

1. How He Loves by John Mark McMillan – the Relevant gang calls this the “Shout of the Lord” of this new generation. He had me at “If grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.”

2.  Passion Play by William Fitzimons – This song just about kills me everytime I listen to it because it reminds me of His stubborn love even when I was hiding and pushing Him away. “I should not have hid where my heart can’t follow”

3. City by Sara Bareilles – No matter how many times I shuffle my Ipod, this song always comes up and haunts me

4. Brand New Day as covered by Aly Michalka – I usually consider Sting covers blasphemous, but this is one of the few I like. Go Hellcats!

5. Take Me Away by Pink Slip (aka Lindsay Lohan’s band on Freaky Friday) – because once upon a time, LL was awesome

6. Your Heart is an Empty Room by Death Cab for Cutie – my love song to myself. “But you shed not a single tear for the things that you didn’t need
Cause you knew you were finally free”

7. Radioactive by Kings of Leon – this song just sticks to my head like glue. He really sounds like a young Bono doesn’t he? Even Bono says so himself

8. Neighborhood #1 by Arcade Fire – Of course it’s not a worship song per se, but when they start wailing “Purify the colours, purify my mind, and spread the ashes of the colours over this heart of mine!”, I am speaking and singing to Him alone

9. Stay (Faraway So Close) by U2 – you always have to have a U2 song that you can’t get out of your head

10. Tracing by John Mayer – still on a John Mayer hangover, despite the hotel trashing rumors. Let’s just stick to the music eh? We already know that most rock stars are douches anyway

11. 15 Step by Radiohead – that drum beat and Thom Yorke’s voice is just so addictive and mesmerizing

12. Monday by Carlo Dall’ Anese e Fabio Castro – heard this song in a Fernando Torres goal compilation video and it’s just such a rousing and beautiful song


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once again, my own words fail me

I am finding out that maybe I was wrong
That I’ve fallen down and I can’t do this alone

Stay with me, this is what I need, please?

Sing us a song and we’ll sing it back to you
We could sing our own but what would it be without you?

I am nothing now and it’s been so long
Since I’ve heard the sound, the sound of my only hope

This time I will be listening.

Sing us a song and we’ll sing it back to you
We could sing our own but what would it be without you?

This heart, it beats, beats for only you
This heart, it beats, beats for only you

This heart, it beats, beats for only you
My heart is your’s

This heart, it beats, beats for only you
My heart is your’s
(My heart, it beats for you)

My Heart, Paramore


Posted by on April 18, 2007 in music music music


Let’s Pretend I’m a Famous (or even semi-famous) Rocker

Got this from Aileen who got it from here

“The A.V. Club asks its favorite rockers, writers, comics, or whatevers to set their MP3 players to shuffle and comment on the first few tracks that come up—no cheating or skipping embarrassing tracks allowed.”

So, let’s pretend for a moment that I am someone famous…

1. “Hoodoo” by Muse
I discovered Muse because of their very very very addictive song “Starlight”. This is a very haunting song about with a great classical piano riff and i think it’s about a lost love. Or missed opportunities. Or voodoo. Or death. Or all of the above. For lyrics, click here. For the song, click here

2. “Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell
A song that never fails to get me all choked up. And when they used this song during Emma Thompson’s “breakdown” in Love Actually, I totally lost it. Lyrics here. Music here

3. “Madder” by Groove Armada
First time I heard this song actually. Haha. But Groove Armada is one of those groups that you love, even if you don’t like their particular brand of music. I actually don’t know how to classify them. Lyrics, music

4. “Letting the Cables Sleep” by Bush
Bush’s Manila concert way back in 1996 0r 97 was my first ever rock concert. I came for Gavin Rossdale, I stayed for the music. And a shirtless Gavin Rossdale. If I’m not mistaken, this song was for a Cafe del Mar album. I miss Bush. And Gavin Rossdale aka Mr. Gwen Stefani. Lyrics, music

5. “Missing You” – Tyler Hilton version
No matter how much you hate his character in One Tree Hill, you have to admit Tyler has this sexy husky voice going on. And his straightforward cover of the John Waite song gives me goosebumps everything. Definitely on my list of cheesy songs I love. Lyrics, music

6. “Choose the One Who Loves You More” by Copeland
This is going to be my motto! Haha. Lyrics, music

7. “Emotions” by Beegees
I am not embarrassed to admit that this is in my playlist. I would be embarrassed if I had the Destiny’s Child version. Lyrics, music

8. “What a Wonderful World” – Tony Bennet and KD Lang version
Probably one of the most covered songs in the history of cheesy and feel good music. This version sounds like most of the others. But it’s still a nice song to listen to when you’re feeling happy and in love and the world is a wonder…well you know. Lyrics, music

9. “Hear Me Out” by Frou Frou
A song for those people who stubbornly refuse to accept it’s over. Here’s hoping I don’t become one of those. Lyrics, music

10. “The Remedy” by Jason Mraz
I used to be “married” to this guy. Where is he now? Anyways, I could never sing this song in a karaoke bar, but I always perk up when I hear this in random places or music players. Lyrics, music


Posted by on April 2, 2007 in music music music


life is like itunes’ party shuffle

…you have no control over what you’re gonna get next

Oh all the days
That I have run
I sought to lose that cloud that’s blacking out the sun
My train will come
Some one day soon
And when it comes I’ll ride it bound from night to noon
– Looking at the World from the Bottom of a Well, Mike Doughty

the angel opens her eyes
pale blue colored iris,
presents the circle
and puts the glory out to hide
– lightning crashes, live

That I would be fine even even if I went bankrupt
That I would be good if I lost my hair and my youth
That I would be great if I was no longer queen
That I would be grand if I was not all knowing
– That It Would Be Good, Alanis Morisette

It takes some silence to make sound
It takes a loss before you found it
And it takes a road to go nowhere
It takes a toll to make you care
It takes a hole to make a mountain
– Life is Wonderful, Jason Mraz

Now the skies could fall
Not even if my boss should call
The world it seems so very small
‘Cause nothing even matters at all
– Nothing Even Matters, Lauryn Hill

Childlike no on understand
Jack knife in your sweaty hands
Some kind of innocence is
measured out in years
You don’t know what it’s like
to listen to you fears
– Hey Bulldog, The Beatles

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Posted by on February 24, 2007 in music music music


crush of the moment

I will be chasing a starlight
Until the end of my life
I don’t know if it’s worth it anymore”
– Starlight, Muse

Have you ever had a crush on a song? Whenever you hear it, you get all tingly inside, and not because you associate it with a certain someone. You long to hear it on the radio, even though you’ve got it always stored on your phone. And even though the vocalist isn’t a gorgeous specimen, suddenly he seems incredibly attractive.

That’s how I feel about this song

Now I don’t know if it’s a sign of desperation that I’m having crushes on songs…

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Posted by on February 20, 2007 in music music music


while my guitar gently screeches

I have to admit, I’m a frustrated rocker chick. Yes, I know that I can sing, but my voice isn’t something that can knock someone’s socks off. Yes, I do know a few chords or two but my playing is mediocre at best (and my wittle fingers can’t make bars). And the songs that I wrote back in the days when I was brave enough to write now make me want to vomit.

But that doesn’t stop me from fantasizing that I regularly play in a dark, dank and smoky bar, singing and playing my guitar out, releasing all the pent-up female angst that had been bubbling inside me. In my fantasies, I sing like Dido, look like Katie Holmes and I always get the guy, whether he be the bad-ass drummer or the emotionally untouchable record executive. And yes, I am extremely popular and filthy rich but I still prefer to play in those random bars because I don’t want to lose my artistic sensibility and sell out to those bubblegum pop alternative machines. (it sometimes scares me that my “imagined life” is more vivid than the real one that i’m living in)

I know I would probably never have my own album or even record a song, because, after all, that isn’t my real goal in life. I am happy with the way my life is turning out and i wouldnt want to have it suddenly and magically turn into a rock star life because i dont think i would be able to handle that (among other things). But I do have one goal that I plan to fulfill this year: to be able to perform somwhere, i dont care where or how, singing and playing the guitar at the same time. I’ve done both individually, but never at the same time, because I easily get flustered.

So I guess I have to learn more songs other than my trio of songs that I’ve already semi-mastered that drove people crazy when we were in Tagaytay. You can only listen to Linger, Oo and Stranded over and over again for so long

Until then, I’d just have to be content with a preemptive album cover…


Posted by on February 6, 2007 in music music music


Try Again by Keane

I fell asleep on a late night train
I missed my stop and I went round again
Why would I want to see you now?
To fix it up, make it up somehow

Baby I’ll try again, try again
Baby I die every night, every time

What I was isn’t what I am
I’d change back but I don’t know if I can

Still I’ll try, try again, try again
Baby I die every night, every time

But I was made the way I am
I’m not a stone; I’m just a man
Lay down your arms and I will lay down mine
Rip back the time that we’ve been wasting

God I wish you could see me now
You’d pick me up and you’d sort me out

Still I’ll try, try again, try again
Baby I die every night, every time

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Posted by on November 20, 2006 in music music music

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