Sunday, July 31, 2011

Children Collide – Social Currency (album: The Long Now 2008)

This next song is by Children Collide. It is such an awesome song. I dedicate it to the social revolution that is currently happening in Israel.

Hundred Thousands of people in Israel march in cities across Israel to protest against the high cost of living, the ridicules prices of housing, cost of food, fuel ,health and education. This is the biggest social protest ever been in the country. Some of them have lived in tents for the past two weeks all in the name of the social justice. The growing gap between the rich and the poor is a real glad that finally people are willing to fight for their elementary rights. I’m hoping that this rally will make a difference and Israel will become a country that is good to live in. I am quite impressed by the amount of people that came out of their comfort zone and participate in this social fight. What made me more impressed is the difference between a social revolution in the rest of the Middle East countries such as Egypt, Libya, Syria and the revolution in Israel. All governments in the Arab countries were fighting back and it escalated to violence with many people killed and other injured. as opposed to the Israeli crowd which has been out in the streets for the past two weeks and so far there weren’t any reports of violent incidents. This emphasizes the cultural differences between Israel and the rest of the Middle East countries which is the main reason for the fight between the Israelis and the Arabs. This cultural gap unfortunately will never be resolved due to ego issues from both sides. Ok back to the song, I hope you enjoy it and Viva La Revolution!

Link to my previous post about Children Collide: Jellylegs

Lyrics: Social Currency Lyrics

Tonight                                                                                                                Is gonna be the night
The night you finally win
Finally win the fight
And today
Is gonna be the day
The day you finally break
Finally break away”

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Rise Against - Re-Education (Through Labor) (album: Appeal to Reason 2008)

This song is by Rise Against. It’s another cool song that was discovered by my Hubby, He is definitely Henry’s best private investigator with all his findings so far! It has great lyrics as well, it talks about working for the man situation, being a 9 to 5 kind of guy. It’s not easy, trust me I go through it every day and I’m not sure how long I can survive!

Anyway, back to my army stories. When I was in the army I was very spoiled and I’ve chosen to be hated by my unit friends than doing any chores! There were many things to do in my unit which was a real bummer! Once a week all the soldiers in my unit had to clean up the entire unit. It was a very annoying task that took a lot of energy from everyone; we even had to clean the unit toilets. Anyway , as I’ve mentioned before I was quite a selfish bitch back then , I’ve spoken to my commander about it and I’ve managed to convince  him that as a senior secretary I shouldn’t be part of the soldiers chores since I’m working harder than the rest of the soldiers and I always have to be available in case of an emergency. Of course he didn’t argue with that since he knew I was quite a trouble maker and he better get me off all chores. None of the officers had any issue with this decision. The only person that had a huge problem with it was the soldier that was in charge of the maintenance in my unit. For a while he didn’t say anything, one day we had a big clean up for the base commander, This guy came over to my office and said “ you are going to clean with the rest of us and you will do whatever I tell you to do…” I got really annoyed and replied “ do you see that tree outside , I’m going to climb it now and give you orders…” to give you a bit of a background about that tree, It was located outside of our unit  in the entrance and if you looked up to the second floor from the entrance there was our unit meeting room which had huge windows. During my fight with this guy we had an officer meeting in that room. Anyway back to the tree , even though I’m scared of heights I had to prove my point to this guy so I’ve started climbing the tree, of course I fell from the tree because I couldn’t stop laughing , at this point this guy was laughing as well. I’ve managed to get a nasty bruise on my forearm , nothing serious but It was quite sore. My commander and his officers watched me falling from the tree during their officer’s meeting , my commander just shook his head as he couldn’t understand what I was doing on that tree. Eventually I didn’t clean anything and no one really cared about afterwards, back to this awesome song , check it out..

Lyrics: Re-Education (Through Labor) Lyrics

What’s this song about?

Frontman Tim McIlrath spoke to MTV News about this song: "It's talking a lot about the 9-to-5, dog-eat-dog lifestyle, and what we are asked to do to simply make ends meet nowadays, and I think it's a feeling shared by people all around the world and especially in this country." (Wikipedia – Re-Education (Through Labor)

Band’s Official Website: Rise Against

Info about the band: Wikipedia - Rise Against

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Metallica – The Day That Never Comes (album: Death Magnetic 2008)

This song is by Metallica. This is from their latest album, It is such an awesome song! I’ve been a fan of Metallica since the age of 14, I know most of their old stuff not so much their latest releases. I did listen to this album and fell in love with this song.

I’ve been to only one Metallica show back in my own motherland, before they got rid of the awesome Jason Newsted. It was an unbelievable performance, one of the best shows I’ve seen so far. There were no special effects; it was pure real rockers in action playing their instruments. People got excited and they were all trying to get closer to the stage, my friends and I got completely suffocated trying to get near the stage as well but it was worth dying for! The thing I remember the most is that an hour before the show there were 2 half naked girls that created quite a commotion and thousands of boys just circled them, I saw the circle thinking that maybe the band decided to show up early and mixed up with the crowd, It was quite a disappointment to see a bunch of horny guys around these naked girls. Another thing that happened is a lot of people fainted because people were pushing each other trying to reach the stage. One of the guys that fainted was a guy that was from my town , this guy was the biggest guy I’ve ever seen in my life. He was fat and tall and I’m not sure what he was more – fat or tall, maybe a bit of both I guess! the place was so packed that this mountain guy just collapsed. That’s when I realized that being a small person is not too bad after all, and that’s how I’ve survived a Metallica show!  BTW my Hubby was in the same show , we missed another opportunity to meet earlier ; )Check out this amazing song…

Link to my previous post about Metallica: Fade to Black

Link to the song: Metallica – The Day That Never Comes

Lyrics: The Day That Never Comes Lyrics

What’s this song about?

On August 4, 2008 (2008-08-04), in an MTV interview, the song lyrics were said to tackle the subject of forgiveness and resentment. The band's drummer Lars Ulrich claimed that the lyrics were inspired by a father-son relationship. The content of the video itself is of a different theme or setting that what the lyrics themselves were written about, a second interpretation. The video is said to be in a war background in comparison to the "One" video, but will not make any modern day references as in the war in Iraq and the Middle East (although the video depicts images of Middle East war in present day, they do not imply any political statement). (Wikipedia – The Day That Never Comes)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Incubus – Drive (album: Make Yourself 2002)

This song is by Incubus. It’s a cool song, I like it! This song is about facing your fears and not letting your fears control your life. I’m not really good in implementing it in my own personal life. Every day I go to an office job that I can’t stand! And lately it’s been killing me but I’m too scared of failures and I’m not really sure what I’m good at so my simple solution is to compromise!  I know I’m becoming very numb and I’m completely abusing myself but I’m too lazy and scared to start somewhere new.  I have a few hobbies that I have developed over the years and I keep learning new things all the time , My Hubby encourages me to develop myself all the time and I think it is important to have these things in your life that makes you happy. It’s important to be passionate about something in life otherwise I don’t see the point of living at all. So every day I make sure to do something that makes me happy!

Speaking of driving, I’m probably the worst driver ever lived! I’ve completed my driving license when I was 28 , Only because my parents wouldn’t pay for my driving lessons and every time I’ve earned some money I’ve spent it on things that I thought were more important than driving . anyway , when I first met my hubby he thought it was quite strange that I don’t drive and so he made me promise that I will get my license by the end of the summer…I forgot to mention which summer …4 years later I got my license. It was quite a struggle for me to focus on the road for more than 5 minutes, it is quite boring and I’m easily distracted. I took hundreds or even thousands of lessons and I can still say – I cannot drive! I even had a teacher that gave up on me after 100 lessons, he said “you know some people can drive and others just don’t need to drive…” hahahah I guess I broke all records , even my driving teacher felt bad taking my money knowing that I suck !  Anyway, I do have my license now , it goes well with the rest of my magnetic cards collection that I carry in my purse. Other than that  I don’t really use it! I feel like this is my greatest contribution to society – I’ve probably saved a lot of life by not driving! No need to thank me! oh well , you welcome and I hope you enjoy this song !

Link to the song: Incubus – Drive

Lyrics: Drive Lyrics

What’s this song about?

Here is a comment from Songfacts:

Lead singer Brandon Boyd: "The lyric is basically about fear, about being driven all your life by it and making decisions from fear. It's about imagining what life would be like if you didn't live it that way."

Band’s Official Website: Incubus

Info about the band: Wikipedia - Incubus

Monday, July 25, 2011

12 Stones – Bitter (album: Potter's Field 2004)

This song is by 12 Stones. I don’t know what this song is about, The music is pretty good so who cares what they are singing about!
Speaking of mothers , I’ll tell you about a guy that I’ve dated in the army which btw my mum didn’t really approved…anyway , I started seeing this guy from my Army Unit and I knew nothing about him. I knew his first name and last name but what I didn’t know at the time that his parents were divorced and he kept his Dad’s name and his mother changed her last name back to her maiden day he didn’t show up to the unit because his mum was in hospital. In the army you have to have a doctor certificate and a really damn good excuse not to show up. He kept faxing a hospital certificate to our main office so he can have the day off. Back then I was the senior secretary of the Unit Commander and as part of my daily duties I had to monitor the fax machine. I kept receiving these faxes that looked like a hospital certificate with a Lady’s name that I didn’t recognize. No one in my unit had this surname. Instead of asking who it belongs to, I assumed it was faxed to our office by mistake and I’ve binned it, quite an easy solution. He kept faxing the certificates and I chucked away all of those faxes he sent. At the same time his officer thought he was lying so he decided to punish him once he comes back to the base. When this guy returned to the unit he got 2 days detention. Since he lived next to the base he used to go home every day. I lived 6 hours from the base so I had to stay for the entire week. It was quite nice that he got the detention because he got to spend more time with me. At that time I didn’t know anything about his family and I couldn’t understand how I didn’t get the faxes he sent to his officer, he kept calling me every time he sent a fax to confirm that I’ve received it and I kept saying that I didn’t. Two weeks after this incident, he invited me over to his house. When we got to his house I saw a sign on the door with his mother’s name. I recognized the name from the faxes I’ve binned on that day. I’ve realized that I was the reason he got the 2 days detention! It was quite funny, I was giggling to myself, hoping he will never find out about it. I ended up seeing this guy for 7 months and never once mentioned this story to him. Luckily he doesn’t read my blog…check out this awesome song…

Link to the song: 12 Stones – Bitter

Lyrics: Bitter Lyrics

Band’s Official Website: 12 Stones

Info about the band: Wikipedia - 12 Stones

Friday, July 22, 2011

Arctic Monkeys – Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair (album: Suck It and See 2011)

This next song is by Arctic Monkeys. It’s a new song from their new album and it’s quite awesome! Discovered by my Hubby and adopted by HenryRulez ; ) the lyrics are quite funny , They must have been pretty stoned when they wrote it!!!
Speaking of sitting down in the wrong places at the wrong time, I once got very drunk in a night club and I fell asleep on a bench. When I woke up I realized I couldn’t move my head because it got stuck in between the gaps of the bench. My girlfriends spent quite some time trying to pull my head out of the bench. It was just hilarious! We all couldn’t stop laughing which made it even harder to fix the problem. Finally I’ve managed to escape with no damage to my head or the bench. I’ve definitely entertained a few people that night. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this awesome song…

Lyrics: Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair Lyrics

What’s this song about?

This is a comment from songfacts website:

The inspiration for the song came from a comment chief Monkeys songwriter Alex Turner made whilst recording the soundtrack for his friend Richard Ayoade's debut film, Submarine. He recalled to the NME: "I said it to somebody whose chair I'd moved and I didn't want them to hurt themselves. This was while we were in the studio doing the Submarine recording. James (Ford, producer) said, 'Oh that sounds like it could be a '60s garage 'Nuggets' tune and be called that. So then we thought, 'Well, OK if that's what you can't do (sit down because your chair has been moved), then what sort of ridiculous things can you do that probably more dangerous than if you just sit down?'
But also I quite like that it's, y'know.. Well, you don't want people to be sat down, do you? You want them to be up."

Band’s Official Website: Arctic Monkeys

Info about the band: Wikipedia - Arctic Monkeys

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Daughtry – It’s Not Over (album: Daughtry 2006)

This is a song by Daughtry, a band that was formed by Chris Daughtry who was the finalist of the TV show American Idol. I personally can’t stand this show, I find it very boring! I guess it’s a great way to get some exposure. I’ve watched some of the auditions to American Idol and it was hilarious, a lot of strange people. I think it’s all staged otherwise I can’t explain all these weird crazy people! I’ve added my favourite audition by General Larry Platt!
My Hubby and I got addicted to “Rock Star Supernova” that was the best reality show ever done. It was 15 people from all around the world that competing to become the lead singer of a band formed by drummer Tommy Lee from Motley Crue, Bassist Jason Newsted former Metallica and guitarist Gilby Clarke former Guns N’ Roses. I love Jason Newsted , he is an awesome guy! It was also hosted by Dave Navarro lead guitarist of Jane’s Addiction which is a brilliant guitar player. Now that was a great show! Our favourite singer was a south African girl named Dilana ,she was absolutely amazing ! she didn’t win though. I think they thought she was too confident and decided to take someone else that was pretty good as well. There was a contestant from Australia named Toby Rand. He was quite awesome as well. The entire show features the best rock songs and it was a lot of fun watching it. Anyway, check out this wonderful mushy song…

Link to the song: It's Not Over Daughtry

Lyrics: It's Not Over Lyrics

Band’s Official Website: Daughtry

Info about the band: Wikipedia - Daughtry

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Gun – Word Up (album: Swagger 1994)

This song is a cover song by Gun. It is such a nice cover for the Hip Hop song by Cameo. I’ve also included Korn’s version which is pretty good as well.

Speaking of guns I’ll continue my Army adventures. When I was in the army I was dating a guy from my unit. One weekend we drove from the base to his house and we took one of his friends from our unit with us. During the drive, his friend kept slapping the back of my head. I asked him to stop but he wouldn’t stop. My boyfriend then asked him to stop as well but he was an annoying guy so he wouldn’t stop. At the same time I was holding a closed can of coke. I thorough the can of coke towards him but I missed him in an inch, I used it as a warning. The guy completely went mad and through the can of coke in my face and he didn’t miss. He hit me in my right eye and it was very painful. My eye was completely swollen and red and I looked horrible. We drove to the hospital because it looked and felt pretty serious. Eventually there was no damage to my eye but it looked like I’ve been bashed pretty hard. When I came back to the base after the weekend, the lieutenant commander asked me how I got my bruised eye. My answer was “I fell down the stairs”. Of course he didn’t believe me and he wanted to know who did that to me. I didn’t want to snitch on this guy because he was my boyfriend’s friend and also I knew that if I will tell the truth he would go on trial and be punished. That’s the way it works in the army. For a week I was being hassled by My Lieutenant commander. He kept asking who did that to me and I kept saying that I fell down the stairs. At some point he got really irritated and told me that If I won’t tell him the name of the person who did that to me then he will trail me for “damaging the army’s property” and if you are wondering which property he was referring to then that would be – me , I was the army’s property!!! I was very annoyed to find out that I was a property and in addition to my physical suffering I will have to be punished for someone else’s stupidity. Of course at this point the guy already confessed to the Lieutenant and he also escaped a punishment. The Lieutenant commander was just an asshole that wanted to break my spirit, thank god this guy finally told the truth, a few more threats and I would have sold the entire unit. Anyway check out this cool song…

Lyrics: Word Up Lyrics

What’s this song about?

Here is a comment from Songfacts website:

"Word Up" is a saying that was popular in New York and other urban areas in the US that acted as an affirmation of what was said, kind of a hipper "You Bet." Cameo developed a character around the saying and wrote the lyrics about what he would say. They called the character "Vicious" and had him take out his frustrations on rappers who delve into psychodrama when they should be creating music you can dance to: "Give us music, we can that, we need to dance. We don't need that type of psychological romance."

Band’s Official Website: Gun

Info about the band: Wikipedia - Gun

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Alice In Chains – Angry Chair (album: Dirt 1992)

This song is by Alice in Chains. It is such a great song and a great album.Layne Staley was an amazing vocalist and performer!
’ve read that Layne wrote this song about his Dad and how he used to punish him when he was naughty by making him sit on a timeout chair in front of a mirror. It’s quite weird for my taste. It can drive a kid crazy. Anyway back to my stupid teenage days stories. My friend and I came back one day from our road adventures and we were hitchhiking in the middle of the night. The only car that stopped was a car driven by 3 guys in their middle 20’s after a night out. It was the only car on the road and we were very cold and dying to get home already and of course back then we were quite brainless. As we got into the car the guy sitting next to us started touching us and he was making signs to his friends and then it clicked – if we won’t get out of the car we might be the next rape victims. Both my friend and I were very scared. My friend was sitting next to the car’s door, I sat in the middle. My friend screamed at the driver “stop the car! “ the driver got confused at the same time his friend told him not to stop. The driver was slowing down but still kept going. My friend looked at me and whispered “I’m going to jump now and you’ll jump straight after me”. The driver was going maybe 70km and my friend opened the door and rolled on the ground, I’ve joined her a few seconds after. That was quite a scary experience; luckily there were no other cars on the road. Nothing happened to us, just a few bruises but nothing serious. It was so scary and I couldn’t believe that my fragile skinny friend would just jump out of a moving car. We felt like we were part of a shitty action movie and it was just crazy! Of course we didn’t learn any lesson from this experience as well. As I’ve mentioned before we didn’t use our brain that often back then. Check out this amazing song…

Link to my previous post on Alice in Chains: Them Bones

Link to the song: Angry Chair Alice In Chains

Lyrics: Angry Chair Lyrics

What’s this song about?

The song was one of the few written entirely by vocalist Layne Staley for the band. In the liner notes of 1999's Music Bank box set collection, guitarist Jerry Cantrell said of the song:Such a brilliant song. I'm very proud of Layne for writing it. When I've stepped up vocally in the past he's been so supportive, and here was a fine example of him stepping up with the guitar and writing a masterpiece. (Wikipedia – Angry Chair)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Seether – Never Leave (album: Karma and Effect 2004)

This is another song by Seether. It’s from my favourite Seether album. I love it very much , I listen to it over and over again. This is a great song, I’m actually learning to play it on my beautiful electric guitar. It’s quite hard!
My Hubby is on his way home, it’s been the longest 8 days ever! I’m so happy to see him again. He bought us an angry bird stuffed doll for our leaving room because I’ve asked for a stuffed doll from America; it will go well with the rest of our cushion collection! It’s definitely the right choice to get me the angry bird since I am myself kind of an angry bird; I’m quite a moody person .It doe’s spice up my life but make other people quite annoyed. Oh well no one’s perfect! Anyway I want my hubby back and I’m hoping that this is his last business trip without me, next time I’m definitely joining him. It’s just really boring without him and it’s no fun to play the guitar all by myself … so have a safe flight my love and I’ll see you soon. Check out another wonderful song by Seether.

Link to my previous Seether posts: The Gift  , Broken Feat Amy Lee Sympathetic

Lyrics: Never Leave Lyrics

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Cold – The Day Seattle Died (album: Year of the Spider 2003)

This song is by Cold. It’s a beautiful song that was written about Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley, Two Grunge legends that have died in a really young age, Layne was only 34 when he died and Kurt was 27 years old. Kurt Cobain has committed suicide on the 05th of April 1994 and Layne Staley has died from overdose on the 05th of April 2002. It is quite bizarre that both Seattle legends died at the same day April 05th. Anyway, it was a huge loss for the music industry, both were drug addict and that’s what led to their death eventually. The lyrics of this song are really sad and they have mentioned “angry chair” a song that was written by Layne Staley about his father. This is my favourite line: “you sat in your angry chair and just tried to be you, the needle became your queen, the drug had become your enemy and music was just a way for you to bleed…”

When I was about 17 years old, I had a crush on a boy from my town that was older than me in 3 years. He wasn’t interested in anything serious, in fact he was quite a player, he was dating me and another girl at the same time. I admired him completely and thought that he was a very strong person he made me laugh and it was fun to be around him, at some point I realized that nothing will come out of it and I walked away. He always spoke about his future plans, he was very ambitious and very popular, and everyone in my town knew him and respected him. When he reached 21 he moved to a new city and he was trying to find his way in the world. A year after, he committed suicide, he hanged himself in the hotel that he was working as a security guard, apparently he started to hang out with the wrong crowd and he was taking drugs and he realized that he is not achieving the goals that he set up for himself and he fell into big depression. One of his goals was to buy his mum a house and to be able to provide for her, a promise that he made to her after his Dad died. It was quite a sad story. I was very surprised to hear that he took his own life as I always believed he had such a strong personality. Sometimes you think you know people and they do the unexpected thing, I was totally confused after his death. Anyway, check out this awesome song about two great people that are not with us anymore…

Link to the song: Cold – The Day Seattle Died

Lyrics: The Day Seattle Died Lyrics

What’s this song about?

Cold's song "The Day Seattle Died" (from the 2003 album, Year of the Spider) was an ode to Staley, as well as Kurt Cobain, who were both figureheads of the grunge movement (Wikipedia – Layne Staley)

Band’s Official Website: Cold

Info about the band: Wikipedia - Cold

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Wombats – Let’s Dance to Joy Division (album: A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation 2007)

This song is by The Wombats. It’s a cool song about Joy Division’s wonderful song Love will tear us apart. This song is like those Russian dolls, a song inside a song inside a song …or maybe not!
I’ve read something quite funny on the news not long ago. A 10 years old girl from Britain brought a bag of cocaine to school thinking it’s a bag filled with candy and she was generous enough to share it with her class mates. Luckily the teacher notices the suspicious bag that the girl was holding and confiscated it before any of the kids could reach it. The teacher rang the police and they have raided the girl’s house. Apparently the dad was a serious drug dealer. I found this story very entertaining. My conclusion from this story is “sometimes working from home is not the best option…” this story reminds me of how I told on my mum without even realizing what I was saying. I was maybe 5 years old and I had a really nice twin friends and mum used to drop me off at their house in the afternoons. The thing is, my mum couldn’t stand their mum and she always said horrible things behind her back to my dad. Of course I’ve absorbed everything and one day I told my friend’s mum “I don’t know why my mum hates you, you are such a nice lady…” the woman got offended and confronted my mum. My mum of course had to make up a story so she can get away with it. My mum always reminds me of how I embarrassed her in front of that lady. It’s amazing how honest we are as kids and then we become more and more false as we grow old. Anyway, check out this wonderful song…

Lyrics: Joy Division Lyrics

What’s this song about?

It is based on a drunken night when lead singer Matthew Murphy danced on a table with his girlfriend to "Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division, and the cover art references that single's art. (Wikipedia – let’s dance to joy division)

Band’s Official Website: The Wombats

Info about the band: Wikipedia - The Wombats

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Alter Bridge – Rise Today (album: Blackbird 2007)

This song is by Alter Bridge, This is such a cool song. This is one of their most famous songs, their lead singer Myles Kennedy is featured in Slash’s solo album. He sings “Back from Cali” which is a very good song as well.

This song is about making the world a better place. I don’t really have stories about saving babies from fire or world changing stories but I did have experiences that definitely changed my world. Two of my girlfriend’s and I were catching a ride with a truck driver from a city that was very far from where I lived. We had to get home as soon as possible since our parents were expecting us. What we didn’t know is that the truck driver was a complete nut case and he had a really bad day and wanted to torture us for it. We drove with him for about 4 hours and then he asked us to join him to a supermarket for unloading his merchandise. We agreed to join with a promise that he will drop us off straight after. When he got to the supermarket he had a huge fight with the owner of the supermarket and he started screaming and threatening to kill him. At this point we were very scared. He closed the truck door and he wouldn’t let us out. When he drove away we asked him to drop us off in the next intersection but he refused and said “you are not going anywhere…” he continued to a few different places and locked up the doors and we couldn’t go out , we also couldn’t speak to anyone because he was always around. At some point he got hungry and he made join him for lunch. Of course we couldn’t eat anything because we were terrified. The whole ride lasted about 8 hours. He stopped at 4 different places. Back then there were no mobile phones so we couldn’t phone anyone. At some point one of my girlfriends started panicking and couldn’t stop crying, she begged him to stop the truck and let us go. Eventually he did let us go. We hitchhiked our way home and we were pretty traumatized by this experience. We were very tired and very weak. This experience didn’t stop us from hitchhiking and I cannot say that this horrific experience was the last scary hitchhiking experience we had. We definitely haven’t learned anything from it. Because the next day we were lifting our hand again, and found ourselves in another phsyco’s car and that was the essence of my teenage years… check out this awesome song…

Link to the song: Alter Bridge – Rise Today

Lyrics: Rise Today Lyrics

What’s this song about?

The song is about making the world a better place ("I want to rise today/And change this world") and raises the question "Was the enemy just your brother all along?" Lyrically, it is one of the band's most uplifting songs.

Band’s Official Website: Alter Bridge

Info about the band: Wikipedia - Alter Bridge

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Drowning Pool – Tear away (album: Sinner 2002)

This next song is by Drowning Pool, discovered by my Hubby and definitely deserves a spot on my blog!!!  Their lead singer Dave Williams died in 2002 from a heart disease. It’s quite sad when talents go to waste.
I’m not sure what this song is about but I’ve noticed that they keep repeating the following line: “I don’t care about anyone else but me…” it’s probably about a very selfish person! Speaking of being selfish, it’s what kept me alive during my army service. This was part of my survival kit. I didn’t really have a choice. When I reached the age of 18, I had to join the army. It is compulsory in my country. They make you wear unflattering uniform in a disgusting color, learn how to use a rifle and of course obey orders from people that you would never respect outside of the army. Yes, it sucks! It was quite hard for someone as spoiled as me that doesn’t like to listen to anyone but herself and don’t like to be told what to do. It was a struggle. I have plenty of stories of how I’ve managed to survive and I will tell you all about my experiences. I think the main thing that I’ve learned from the army is to manipulate my ways to everything. I have to say that I’ve tried using the same tricks outside of the army and it definitely didn’t work! I miss the army days , It was the first time I had to manage on my own without my parents to save my ass, If I got into trouble and of course I did , I had to bear the consequences and let me tell you – it wasn’t easy ! But what doesn’t kill you definitely makes you stronger …anyway check out this awesome song…

Link to the song: Drowning Pool – Tear away

Lyrics: Tear away Lyrics

Band’s Official Website: Drowning Pool

Info about the band: Wikipedia - Drowning Pool

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Motley Crue – Home Sweet Home (album: Theatre of Pain 1985)

This song is by Motley Crue. I think this one of their best songs. My Hubby went away for a 10 days business trip to America and I’m quite sad without him. The house is so empty without him and even though I keep myself busy with my girlfriend, shopping, eating out, watching TV and playing my guitar it is definitely not the same without him. I hope my hubby is having fun in the land of the free and the rest of the bullshit . I will be here waiting for his return to our home sweet home…check out Tommy Lee’s amazing performance on the Keyboard and the amazing guitar solo by Mick Mars on the live video, still sounds awesome after 25 years!

Link to my previous post about Motley Crue:Don't go away mad

Lyrics: Home Sweet Home

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hole – Violet (album: Live Through This 1995)

This next song is by Hole. The band was founded by Courtney Love. They had a few good songs. Of course I had to post them on my website because they were part of the Grunge movement which I love very much and also Courtney Love was Kurt Cobain’s wife so she deserves some respect! Love wrote this song about Billy Corgan Smashing Pumpkins Frontman , apparently she was dating him before she met Cobain.

And now I’ll tell you about how I’ve learned that’s it’s not good to eat food that was dropped on the floor…when I was 5 years old , I’ve developed this habit of escaping out of Kindergarten. Not that I didn’t enjoy getting messy all day and eating sand with the rest of kids , of course I did but I’ve always looked for new challenges and one of them was opening the gates and getting the hell out of there without anyone noticing. Of course I had to convince my friend to come with me because it’s even more challenging to influence someone else. I was very creative back then…anyway, once my friend and I managed to escape we would usually think of ways to get some treats. We had a couple of elderly neighbors who used to feed us ice-cream and other sweets. So usually we spent a lot of time in their house. They never said asked questions about Kindy and they were always happy to see us. One day the old people were out of the house so we just hanged around outside of our building. And there on the floor we found 8 pieces of chocolate, it had a strange color of white and brown , the white parts indicated that it’s was off but we didn’t know that back then ,  and we just wanted to get our hands on that chocolate. Each of us ate 4 pieces. It had a horrible taste but we ate it anyway. Later on that day both my friend and I had a sore stomach and we were very sick. And from that day onwards, I never eat anything that was dropped on the floor, so if you don’t experience – you never learn anything! Check out this cool anger song… 

Lyrics: Violet Lyrics

What’s this song about?

Violet" is reputedly about The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, with Love whom had had a relationship prior to her relationship with Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. On May 5, 1995, Love introduced the song on Later... with Jools Holland as "a song [that]'s about a jerk, I hexed him and now he's losing his hair",which is seen as a reference to Corgan's hair loss. However, there is some evidence that the song alludes to Love's days as a stripper. She has on occasion made reference to the "violet lights" in a strip club which she used to work in.  (wikipedia – Violet)

Band’s Official Website: Hole

Info about the band: Wikipedia - Hole