I was tagged to do the Lyric Medley tag by Musings from Neville– thanks! This one looks like a lot of fun. I’ve never done a tag where you had to make a collage before, so that was interesting.
- Thank and link back to the person who tagged you
- Make a collage that represents your taste in music to go along with your post
- List a song for each of the ten questions below, include your favorite lyrics from that song, and explain why you chose that song
- Tag at least five bloggers
Okay, so a little info on the collage first (mostly just because I fell like it). I’m not entirely happy with how it turned out, but I guess it’s okay. Some of the cropping I did looks pretty bad, and I just realized that Frank’s knee is covering up Pete’s face, but… oh well.
The lyrics I used (top, going clockwise) are from Centuries by Fall Out Boy, This is Gospel by Panic! at the Disco, Brick by Boring Brick by Paramore, and The Light Behind Your Eyes by My Chemical Romance.
And the pictures, more or less left to right, top to bottom, are Paramore and All Time Low (they kinda blended together whoops), Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance, Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance, Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, Green Day, Hayley Williams of Paramore, cover art from Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge by My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy (minus half of Pete’s face oops), and cover art from American Idiot by Green Day.
Phew. That was a lot. Okay. On to the tag itself.
A song that describes me perfectly
Oh No! by Marina and the Diamonds
One track mind, one track heart
If I fail, I’ll fall apart
Maybe it is all a test
Cause I feel like I’m the worst
So I always act like I’m the best
A lot of Marina’s music really gets me, honestly, but Oh No! is definitely at the top of that list. Her music is pretty different from what I usually listen to, but I still love it. It’s more upbeat and positive, I guess. Anyway, I digress. I think Oh No! really gets to me because it starts out as a song about wanting to succeed and go places in life and make the world a better place, all of which are things that I really strive to do. But then it starts getting into deeper stuff, like the doubt that you’ll never be able to achieve something like that. So, I mean, it’s really light hearted and cheery at first glance, but there’s way more to it than that- just like me.
The happiest song I know
Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right
Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here
I don’t listen to the Beatles nearly as much as I used to, but, I mean, they’re the Beatles. I still love them. And Here Comes the Sun is pretty much guaranteed to put a smile on my face. It’s just so cheerful and optimistic, and it always cheers me up.
A song about donuts
Irresistible by Fall Out Boy
And I love the way you hurt me
It’s irresistible, yeah
I’ve been looking for a song that accurately describes my feelings on donuts for ten minutes and found basically nothing but I guess Irresistible is kinda fitting. I mean, they aren’t good for you, but they’re still pretty darn irresistible. So basically it’s just the chorus that’s fitting but oh well. Who knew that it would be so frustrating to find a song about donuts?
A song that reminds me I am loved
The World is Ugly by My Chemical Romance
For every one of us, there’s an army of them
But you’ll never fight alone
‘Cause I wanted you to know
That the world is ugly
But you’re beautiful to me
I don’t really fit in with people. I’m weird, and a lot of the time, that leaves me feeling like an outsider. But The World is Ugly (despite the very pessimistic title) reminds me that there are other people who feel the same way as me, other people who don’t fit in, and that I’m not alone.
(Another thing I really love about this song is that it really reflects how I feel about other people, and the world in general- super frustrating collectively, but so amazing and beautiful individually. Basically, I can’t express how much I love it.)
A song of origin
Cool Kids by Echosmith
She sees them walking in a straight line, that’s not really her style.
And they all got the same heartbeat, but hers is falling behind.
Nothing in this world could ever bring them down.
Yeah, they’re invincible, and she’s just in the background.
And she says,
“I wish that I could be like the cool kids,
‘Cause all the cool kids, they seem to fit in.
I wish that I could be like the cool kids, like the cool kids.”
Several years ago, I realized that I didn’t fit in. I stood out from the crowd, and that was hard. So I hid myself away, and I worked to make myself the person that other people (my classmates, mostly) wanted me to be. It was really just recently that I decided to change that, and to stop hiding myself away, and just to… unashamedly be myself, you know? To stop trying to fit in. And I’m not even close to that yet, but I’m working on it.
A song about human decency
Coast (It’s Gonna Get Better) by Patrick Stump (from his solo album, Soul Punk)
Life’s already been hard enough
Without you giving up on yourself
When you’re down at the bottom, you know it only gets better
Human decency is kind of hard to define, so it was tricky to find a song that I felt really represented human decency. But I think that, in the end, it means supporting other people and reminding them that, yes, it gets better. So I feel like Coast does a pretty good job with that. And, y’know, Patrick Stump in general. Look up “human decency” in the dictionary and you’ll find a picture of Patrick Stump.
A song about a story
The Song of the Lonely Mountain by Neil Finn
Some folk we never forget
Some kind we never forgive
Haven’t seen the back of us yet
We’ll fight as long as we live
The Song of the Lonely Mountain (from The Hobbit) is about as far away from what I normally listen to as you can get, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s an amazing song. It’s just so beautiful and haunting- perfect for adventuring through Middle Earth with dwarves and hobbits and wizards. Not only is it a good song, but it perfectly captures the mood of the story.
An “I can’t even” song
The Phoenix by Fall Out Boy
Hey young blood
Doesn’t it feel like our time is running out?
I’m gonna change you like a remix
Then I’ll raise you like a phoenix
It’s kind of hard to capture exactly how I feel about this song or what it is I love about it. But… I dunno. Whenever it comes on, I just feel so powerful, like I can do anything I set my mind to. It’s a pretty amazing feeling. Bulletproof Heart by My Chemical Romance was a pretty close second for this one, but I think that in the end, The Phoenix wins this one.
A song of hope
Sing by My Chemical Romance
(The music video can be a little confusing if you haven’t seen the video for Na Na Na first. Just a heads up.)
Sing it out
Boy, you’ve got to see what tomorrow brings
Sing it out
Girl, you’ve got to be what tomorrow needs
For every time that they want to count you out
Use your voice every single time you open up your mouth
Sorry (not really) about all the My Chemical Romance songs I’ve listed here. Their music just really gets to me. Anyway, Sing is a song all about making things better around the world and making change through art and if that’s not hopeful then I don’t know what is. It just gives me this feeling like… no matter how messed up the world is today, we can still make it tomorrow.
What songs really get to you? And what’re your favorites out of the ones I’ve listed here?