Music Monday: Anthrax “Black Lodge” 1993 #MusicMonday #Anthrax #Metal #Music #BlackLodge

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This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.

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I hadn’t heard this song in so long, and when I heard it this weekend, it literally gave me all the feels. “Black Lodge” is a favorite Anthrax song from the album Sound of White Noise featuring John Bush as the lead singer. Continue reading “Music Monday: Anthrax “Black Lodge” 1993 #MusicMonday #Anthrax #Metal #Music #BlackLodge”

Music Monday: The Perry Como Christmas Album #MusicMonday #ChristmasSongs #Christmas #PerryComo

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This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.

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I’m sharing Christmas music this month! Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Perry Como in my house. All my admiration for classic Christmas music stemmed from my grandparents who played Christmas records over the holidays as I was growing up. My grandfather would sing all the time. When listening to these records, it’s like they’re still here with me. Continue reading “Music Monday: The Perry Como Christmas Album #MusicMonday #ChristmasSongs #Christmas #PerryComo”

Music Monday: Scott Weiland “Winter Wonderland” #MusicMonday #Christmas

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This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.

It’s Christmastime again folks, and I’m so excited! I shared some Christmas tunes last year and I’ll do it again this month as well. This is my favorite time of year. I’ll admit, I was a little down this morning when WordPress informed me that they won’t be offering falling snow on our blogs this year. Ugh! Seriously? 😧😫😭 Not sure who made that decision, but phooey on them!

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So…

When Scott Weiland came out with a handful of classic Christmas songs, I was so excited. I couldn’t believe it and fell in love with the whole album. For those of you who aren’t sure who Scott Weiland is, he was the lead singer and lyricist of Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, and a few other bands. He was also a solo artist. If you were listening to the radio a lot in the 90’s, you might still remember Stone Temple Pilot’s “Plush”, “Interstate Love Song”, or “Creep” which are still played today. Continue reading “Music Monday: Scott Weiland “Winter Wonderland” #MusicMonday #Christmas”

Music Monday: Red Hot Chili Peppers “I Could Have Lied” #MusicMonday

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This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.


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“I Could Have Lied”

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Book Review: How Far We Go and How Fast by Nora Decter #BookReview #NetGalley #HowFarWeGo #UltimateReadingChallenge November

How Far We Go and How Fast

by Nora Decter

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Music Monday: Foster The People “Sit Next to Me” #MusicMonday

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This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.

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Foster The People

“Sit Next to Me”

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Music Monday: Pink Floyd “On The Turning Away”

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This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.

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This is one of my favorite Pink Floyd songs. I love this whole album and can still remember the first time I heard it on my brother’s stereo as a child. “On The Turning Away” came out in 1987. It’s relevant today and throughout all history. There are multiple videos that have been created by people using this song highlighting war, terrorism, and immigration. This may be a tad heavy for a Monday and I could go on and on about it, but instead I’ll just share this video.

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Music Monday: “Supermassive Black Hole” by Muse (Twilight Soundtrack)

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This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.

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It’s October and I’m thinking about “Twilight” the movie. I really like this song from the movie soundtrack by Muse. Hope you all enjoy.

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Music Monday: Alt-J “Left Hand Free”

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This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.

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Summer’s leaving and fall’s creeping in. I appreciate the cooler temps, but summer seemed to go by so quickly this year. I ❤ fall and winter, but I’m not sure I’m ready for those darker days yet!

I thought I’d share this song I really enjoy with a summery video. Hope you enjoy…

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Music Monday: The Revivalists “Wish I Knew You”

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This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.

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I really love the song because it’s catchy to me, but the video makes it even better.

The Revivalists “Wish I Knew You”

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Music Monday: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats “Still Out There Running” #NathanielRateliff

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This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.

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I shared “You Worry Me” a few Music Monday’s ago and honestly can’t say enough about this entire album. It’s the first album I’ve purchased in a long time that I can listen to from beginning to end and love every tune.

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“Still Out There Running”

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Music Monday: Big Head Todd and the Monsters “Bittersweet” & “Please Don’t Tell Her

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This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.

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“Bittersweet”

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Music Monday: Chris Rodrigues & Abby the Spoon Lady “Mean Old Mrs. Jones”

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This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.

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I’ve always been fascinated with spoon players. Abby’s story is quite interesting. Hope you all enjoy.

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Music Monday: P.O.D “Youth of the Nation” & Blestenation “Cruel Summer” from “Blue Crush” [movie]

-Music Monday-

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.

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This week I chose a few songs from the movie “Blue Crush” with Kate Bosworth and the ever so awesome Michelle Rodriguez. In the movie, Anne Marie (Bosworth) is living with a few roommates and her younger sister who she’s responsible for. Anne Marie has plans to surf in the Rip Masters surf competition, but she has some underlying fears she’s dealing with. Then she meets Mat, a professional quarterback and begins to lose track. Between work, making rent, keeping her sister in school, training, and a new romance, she struggles to stay the course.

I love the cast and there are real-life professional women surfers in it. The movie’s always been a favorite and these songs remind me of the beach and summer which we’re in the middle of right now.

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“Youth Of The Nation”

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Music Monday: Metallica “To Live Is To Die” [Artwork] + Metallica – The Stories Behind the Biggest Songs by Chris Ingham and To Live Is To Die by Joel Mclver

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This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday!

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Today’s share is a song by Metallica. This is one of my favorite Metallica instrumentals and gives me a chance to talk about two of my favorite bassists of all time. It’s one that Jason Newsted (former bassist) performed in, and the last Metallica song that Cliff Burton (bassist of Metallica before Newsted) was credited for. Cliff died on my 9th birthday. That day, he was in a tragic bus accident and perished at the young age of 24.

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Music Monday: Deftones “Change (In The House Of Flies)”

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This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday!

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I had a different post planned for this morning which shared some artwork, but due to mislocating the drawing, I had to quickly redo a music post for this morning. Here’s a favorite I’ve wanted to share for some time. Hope you enjoy. 🙂

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“Change (In The House Of Flies)”

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Music Monday: Memorial Day – Billy Ray Cyrus “Some Gave All”

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This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday!

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Today, rather than finish out the month of May sharing Chris Cornell, I’m going to share an old favorite for Memorial Day. Here in the U.S. on the last Monday in May, we remember those who died fighting for our country and for our freedom. For some, Memorial Day is just a day off work, a long weekend, an outdoor BBQ, or the unofficial start of summer, but Memorial Day means so much more than that and we must remember. So, today I’d like to share this song for Music Monday to honor and remember those who gave all.

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Music Monday: Soundgarden “Rusty Cage” & “The Day I Tried To Live” | Audioslave “Show Me How To Live” & “I Am The Highway” | Chris Cornell “Sunshower” & “River of Deceit”

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This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday!

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From May 7th: When I first started this blog, one of my intentions was to talk about music as much as possible, hence my blog name. 🙂 My very first music blog post from March 2017 featured Mad Season, a band that eventually included Chris Cornell and the next, Temple of the Dog. It felt great to talk about some of the music I’ve always loved. Little did I know, just a few months later he’d be gone like so many others before him.

I’m not one of those people who usually count dates or add up the time since someone has been gone, yet here I am doing it with Chris. It’s been a year this month and I can’t believe the time has flown. For the whole month of May–to honor Chris–I’ll be sharing some of my favorite Chris Cornell songs.


On Friday, which marked one year since Chris’s passing, I shared “Live To Rise” by Soundgarden. If you’d like to see that post you can click here.


Audioslave “Show Me How To Live”

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Chris Cornell 1964-2017 | Soundgarden “Live To Rise”

One year ago today, the music world received the sad and shocking news that Chris Cornell had passed away.

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In memory of one of my favorite musicians of all-time, I’ve been sharing Chris’s music throughout the month of May for Music Mondays. In addition, today I’d like to share a song Chris wrote from the Avengers Assemble album, which includes songs from Marvel’s The Avengers movie (2012). This album marked Soundgarden’s return with their first song in 15 years.

My family and I were at the drive-in when the song played during the closing credits of the movie. It was a breathtaking moment for me especially. I’ve loved the song ever since, but never really thought much about the meaning of the lyrics. The song adapts well with the movie and it’s not like I knew Chris personally or what he was going through, but it seems like he was on his own spiritual journey during this time, possibly even back when he was writing some of the earlier Audioslave songs. Everyone interprets songs differently, but to me, this one is fairly clear-cut.

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“Live To Rise”

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Music Monday: Soundgarden “Outshined” | Temple Of The Dog “Hunger Strike” | Chris Cornell “Seasons”

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This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday!

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From last week: When I first started this blog, one of my intentions was to talk about music as much as possible, hence my blog name. 🙂 My very first music blog post from March 2017 featured Mad Season, a band that eventually included Chris Cornell and the next, Temple of the Dog. It felt great to talk about some of the music I’ve always loved. Little did I know, just a few months later he’d be gone like so many others before him.

I’m not one of those people who usually count dates or add up the time since someone has been gone, yet here I am doing it with Chris. It’s been a year this month and I can’t believe the time has flown. For the whole month of May–to honor Chris–I’ll be sharing some of my favorite Chris Cornell songs.


Soundgarden “Outshined”

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Music Monday: Megadeth “Symphony of Destruction”

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This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday!

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Today’s Music Monday shares Megadeth, a band I’ve loved since I was a young child. I have many pics to share for subsequent Megadeth Music Monday’s, but today I’ll share one of my old concert ticket photos from 1992. It’s hard to believe this was 26 years ago because it feels like yesterday. Good times!

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During this time, “Symphony of Destruction” was #1 for like 9 weeks straight on our main rock station The Blaze 103.5 out of Chicago which had the top ‘8 at 8’ every evening.

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Music Monday: Talent Show Edition #2

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This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday. I love this meme and look forward to sharing a new song every week!

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Today’s Music Monday is Talent Show Edition #2 where I share some of my all-time favorite talent show singers from American Idol, Britain’s Got Talent, America’s Got Talent, and The Voice. Hope you enjoy!


#1 Caleb Johnson


#2 James Durbin

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Music Monday: The Temper Trap “What If I’m Wrong” & The Stylistics “Betcha By Golly Wow”

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This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday. I love this meme and look forward to sharing a new song every week!

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I came across this song on Pandora the other day by The Temper Trap that literally fascinated me. Falling in love with music is such a wonderful experience. I kept hearing all these different groups in the song like Coldplay and Twenty One Pilots, but I couldn’t put my finger on who the singer, Dougy Mandagi, reminded me of…

I was thinking Philip Bailey from Earth, Wind, and Fire, or Barry Gibb from the Bee Gees, and even Aaron Neville at one point, but those weren’t right. I finally pinpointed it and got stuck on YouTube for hours listening to The Stylistics with Russell Thompkins Jr. You can watch this video below from Soul Train– a show I used to watch as a kid. See what you think. I started the song right when he begins to sing, although this entire ten minute video is worth watching, especially when they interview the group with the audience.


Two very awesome groups. Here are the lyrics for the songs below:

What If I’m Wrong

Feelings that everyone’s livin,’
To a different kinda wall.
I feel nano sense skipping,
Tangled up in my own thoughts.

‘Harley on’, they’re just rainin’,
Rest their motto, “wha’ we got?”.
Try to look into the mirror,
Scared of what I may find out.

I must believe,
I must believe.
I need to live,
Not just exist.

What if I’m wrong,
What if I’m wrong.
What did I know,
What if I’m wrong.

Why must these ‘specials’, have feelings,
Why must I live in inside.
I wrestle with my raging ailing,
Lately, I have lost my fire.

I must believe,
I must believe.
I need to live,
Not just exist.

What if I’m wrong,
What if I’m wrong.
What did I know,
What if I’m wrong.

What if I’m wrong,
What if I’m wrong,
Hold-a my hand.
Is the water so cold?

What if I’m wrong,
Is the water so warm?
It’s all that I know,
What have we sold?

What if I’m wrong,
What if I’m wrong.
What if I’m wrong,
What if I’m wrong.

Album: Thick As Thieves

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Betcha By Golly Wow

There’s a spark of magic in your eyes
Candyland appears each time you smile
Never thought that fairy tales came true
But they come true when I’m near you
You’re a genie in disguise
Full of wonder and surpriseAnd betcha by golly, wow
You’re the one that I’ve been waiting for forever
And ever will my love for you keep growin’ strong
Keep growin’ strongIf I could I’d catch a falling star
To shine on you so I’ll know where you are
Order rainbows in your favorite shade
To show I love you, thinking of you
Write your name across the sky
Anything you ask I’ll try, `causeBetcha by golly, wow
You’re the one that I’ve been waiting for forever
And ever will my love for you keep growin’ strong
Keep growin’ strong

Betcha by golly, wow
You’re the one that I’ve been waiting for forever
And ever will my love for you keep growin’ strong
Keep growin’ strong

Betcha by golly, wow
You’re the one that I’ve been waiting for forever
And ever will my love for you

Album: The Best of The Stylistics

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Music Monday: Sia “Rainbow”

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This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday. I love this meme and look forward to sharing a new song every week!

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After a crazy weekend and Monday, I’m super late posting for Music Monday today. I probably should’ve skipped this week, but I’d like to share this song by Sia that I learned about recently after watching “My Little Pony: The Movie” with my kids. I fell in love with it right away. Sia’s voice just really gets into my soul and these lyrics are beautiful. Hope you enjoy.

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“Rainbow”

 

Lyrics:
I know you

You’re a special one
Some see crazy, where I see love
You fall so long
But soar so high
Big dreamer, shoot for open sky
So much life in those open eyes
So much depth, you look forward to life
When your wounds open
You will cry
Cry, oh no, and you’ll question why
 
I can see a rainbow
In your tears as they’re fallin’ down
I can see your soul grow, uoo
Through the pain as they hit the ground
I can see a rainbow
In your tears as the sun comes out
As the sun comes out
 
I am here
And I see your pain
Through the storms
Through the clouds, the rain
I’m telling you
You cannot escape
You can do it
Just feel, baby
 
I can see a rainbow
In your tears as they’re fallin’ down
I can see your soul grow, uoo
Through the pain as they hit the ground
I can see a rainbow
In your tears as the sun comes out
As the sun comes out
 
Here comes the sun
Smiling down
Here comes the sun
Smiling down
Here comes the sun
Smiling now
Smiling now
 
I can see a rainbow
In your tears as they’re fallin’ down
I can see your soul grow, uoo
Through the pain as they hit the ground
I can see a rainbow
In your tears as the sun comes out
As the sun comes out
I can see a rainbow
In your tears as they’re fallin’ down
I can see your soul grow, uoo
Through the pain as they hit the ground
I can see a rainbow
In your tears as the sun comes out
As the sun comes out

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Music Monday: Cake “Short Skirt Long Jacket”

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This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday. I love this meme and look forward to sharing a new song every week!

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Yesterday for Shabby Sunday I talked about an old vintage songbook that I still have from 1975. It belonged to my grandfather and he used to sing songs from it when I was a kid. I was reflecting back on some of the old music from his time and remembered how he mentioned multiple times that music had changed. He wasn’t pleased with very many new artists and when he didn’t have his favorites to listen to, he resolved to listening to only newer artists like Carole King or Amy Grant. After chatting with my friend and author David Dowdy, we got on the subject of music and how much it has changed. I got to thinking about this song by Cake, because in the video they’re walking around asking many different people to listen to their song and to give their opinion on it. Everyone seems to have their own tastes and there were some really funny reactions.

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“Short Skirt Long Jacket”

I personally do feel more attached to the music from the 80’s and 90’s era because it’s music I grew up with and music that connects with many memories. So I have to ask all you music lovers what you think about new music. Are you more attached to older familiar music, or do you still connect with just as many new songs? In your opinion, does music in general have the same level of talent it once had?


Lyrics:

I want a girl with a mind like a diamond
I want a girl who knows what’s best
I want a girl with shoes that cut
And eyes that burn like cigarettes

I want a girl with the right allocations
Who’s fast and thorough
And sharp as a tack
She’s playing with her jewelry
She’s putting up her hair
She’s touring the facility
And picking up slack

I want a girl with a short skirt and a lonnnng jacket……

I want a girl who gets up early
I want a girl who stays up late
I want a girl with uninterrupted prosperity
Who uses a machete to cut through red tape
With fingernails that shine like justice
And a voice that is dark like tinted glass

She is fast and thorough
And sharp as a tack
She’s touring the facility
And picking up slack

I want a girl with a short skirt and a lonnnnng…. lonnng jacket

I want a girl with a smooth liquidation
I want a girl with good dividends
At Citibank we will meet accidentally
We’ll start to talk when she borrows my pen

She wants a car with a cupholder arm rest
She wants a car that will get her there
She’s changing her name from Kitty to Karen
She’s trading her MG for a white Chrysler LeBaron

I want a girl with a short skirt and a lonnnnggggggggg jacket


 

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Music Monday: Vance Joy “Fire And The Flood”

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This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday. I love this meme and look forward to sharing a new song every week!

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The first time I heard this song it instantly made me think of my husband for multiple reasons really, but mainly because of the strong connection I feel when we’re apart and because of his career as a firefighter with the time he spends miles away from home. He’s truly my hero and the reason for sharing this song today. Hope you enjoy. ❤ Continue reading “Music Monday: Vance Joy “Fire And The Flood””

Music Monday: “All The Stars” by Kendrick Lamar, SZA and “Pray For Me” by The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar — Black Panther Movie

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This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday. I love this meme and look forward to sharing a new song every week! Hope you enjoy. 🖤

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I finally went to the movie theater to watch Black Panther with my family. In the winter we only have one traditional theater close and it’s super old, like from 1936, but it always turns out to be a fun experience even without the stadium seating or huge screen. Right off the rip, I was greeted by this super cool slushy machine with the flavor titled ‘Panther Power’.

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I have to say that for the first 30 minutes or so I was thinking I might not like the movie, then it picked up with a ton of action and it kept my interest all the way the end. I really enjoyed the little bits of comedy and I thought the acting was spot on. There were a few quibbles for me, but for the most part I was pleased. Honestly, I was worried that the movie might’ve been over-hyped, but most of my family loved it too. It’s noticeable now that some people are leaving it negative reviews, but I would just suggest that you see it for yourselves and make your own judgement. 🙂

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The soundtrack is quite awesome and it was hard to choose just one song, so here are my two most favorite songs on the movie soundtrack for today’s Music Monday.

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