Lolita

 

This week a personal favourite of mine from Lana Del Rey, Lolita. Of course, I love Serial Killer, too, but this one takes the spot for the preferred song on the playlist.

Lolita
By: Lana Del Rey

One, one

Would you be mine? Would you be my baby tonight?
Could be kissing my fruit punch lips in the bright sunshine
‘Cause I like you quite a lot, everything you got, don’t you know?
It’s you that I adore, though I make the boys fall like dominoes

Kiss me in the d-a-r-k dark tonight
D-a-r-k do it my way
Kiss me in the p-a-r-k park tonight
P-a-r-k let them all say

Hey, Lolita, hey
Hey, Lolita, hey
I know what the boys want, I’m not gonna play
Hey, Lolita, hey
Hey, Lolita, hey
Whistle all you want but I’m not gonna say

No more skipping rope, skipping heart beats with the boys downtown
Just you and me feeling the heat even when the sun goes down

I could be yours, I could be your baby tonight
Topple you down from your sky forty stories high
Shining like a God, can’t believe I got you and so
Look at what I bought, not a second thought, oh, Romeo

Kiss me in the d-a-r-k dark tonight
D-a-r-k do it my way
Kiss me in the p-a-r-k park tonight
P-a-r-k let them all say

Hey, Lolita, hey
Hey, Lolita, hey
I know what the boys want, I’m not gonna play
Hey, Lolita, hey
Hey, Lolita, hey
Whistle all you want but I’m not gonna say

No more skipping rope, skipping heart beats with the boys downtown
Just you and me feeling the heat even when the sun goes down

I want my cake and I want to eat it too
I want to have fun and be in love with you
I know that I’m a mess with my long hair and my sun tan, short dress, bare feet
I don’t care what they say about me, what they say about me
Because I know that it’s L.O.V.E.
You make me happy, you make me happy
And I never listen to anyone
Let them all say

Hey, Lolita, hey
Hey, Lolita, hey
I know what the boys want, I’m not gonna play
Hey, Lolita, hey
Hey, Lolita, hey
Whistle all you want but I’m not gonna say

No more skipping rope, skipping heart beats with the boys downtown
Just you and me feeling the heat even when the sun goes down

 

Hotel California

This song is perfect to listen to when reading. Also, I’ve just gotten into the Avatar fandom and is currently just really sad about having missed the best fic in the fandom because it was taken down :C


Hotel California
By: Eagles

On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway;
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself,
“This could be Heaven or this could be Hell”
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor,
I thought I heard them say…

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year (Any time of year)
You can find it here

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes Benz
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

So I called up the Captain,
“Please bring me my wine”
He said, “We haven’t had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine”
And still those voices are calling from far away,
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say…

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
They livin’ it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise)
Bring your alibis

Mirrors on the ceiling,
The pink champagne on ice
And she said “We are all just prisoners here, of our own device”
And in the master’s chambers,
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives,
But they just can’t kill the beast

Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
“Relax, ” said the night man,
“We are programmed to receive.
You can check-out any time you like,
But you can never leave! “

The Broken Ones

This is one song that rang true with quite a few of the stories I’ve been reading recently. Listen to the song – it’s really beautiful.


The Broken Ones
By: Dia Frampton

I know they’ve hurt you bad.
Why hide the scars you have?
Baby let me straighten out your broken bones,
All your faults/flaws to me make you more beautiful.

I can’t help it,
I love the broken ones,
The ones who
Need the most patching up.
The ones who
Never been loved,
Never been loved,
Never been loved enough.
Maybe I see a part of me in them.
The missing piece always trying to fit in.
The shattered heart
Hungry for a home.
No, you’re not alone.
I love the broken ones.

You don’t have to drive,
With your headlights off.
It’s a pocket knife,
Not a gift from God.
Don’t you learn of love from the love they kept.
I will be your anchor slowly,
Step by step.

I can’t help it,
I love the broken ones,
The ones who
Need the most patching up.
The ones who
Never been loved,
Never been loved,
Never been loved enough.
Maybe I see a part of me in them.
The missing piece always trying to fit in.
The shattered heart
Hungry for a home.
No you’re not alone.
I love the broken ones.
I love the broken ones.

Maybe we can rip off the bandage.
Maybe you will see it for what it is.
Maybe we can burn this building,
Holding you in.

I can’t help it,
I love the broken ones,
The ones who
Need the most patching up.
The ones who
Never been loved,
Never been loved,
Never been loved enough.
Maybe I see a part of me in them.
The missing piece always trying to fit in.
The shattered heart
Hungry for a home.
No you’re not alone.
I love the broken ones.
I love the broken ones.
I love the broken ones.
I love the broken ones.

Dead and Gone

I was just trawling through my homework when this song came up on the radio, and I really liked it. It took me a while to find it, but here it is!

And, my all-over-the-place outline is up. Check it out!


Dead and Gone
By: T.I. ft. Justin Timberlake

Ooh, I’ve been travelin’ on this road too long
Just trying to find, my way back home
The old me, is dead and gone, dead and gone
And ooh, I’ve been travelin’ on this road too long
Just trying to find, my way back home
The old me, is dead and gone, dead and gone

Ever had one of dem days, you wish woulda’ stayed home
Run into a group of niggas, getting they hate on
You walk by, they get wrong you reply
Then shit get blown
Way outta proportion, way past discussion
Just you against them, pick one then rush ’em
Figure you’ll get your head ?
That next, they don’t wanna stop
There now they bussin’, now you gushin’, ambulance
Rushin’ you to the hospital, with a bad concussion
Plus ya hit four times, plus it hit ya
Spine paralyzed waist down, now ya wheel chair bound
Never mind that now, you lucky to be alive
Just think it all started you, fussin’ with three guys
Now ya pride in the way, but ya pride is the way you
Could fuck around, get shot die any day
Niggas die, every day all over
Bull shit dope money dice, game ordinary hood shit
Could this be, ’cause of hip hop music
Or did the ones, with the good sense
Not use it, usually niggas
Don’t know what to do, when their back against the wall
So they just start shootin’
For red or for blue or for blo’ I guess
From Bankhead or from your projects
No more stress, now I’m straight
Now I get it now I take time to think
Before I make mistakes, just for my family’s sake
That part of me left yesterday, the heart of me is strong today
No regrets I’m blessed to say, the old me dead and gone away

Ooh, I’ve been travelin’ on this road too long
Just trying to find, my way back home
The old me, is dead and gone, dead and gone
And ooh, I’ve been travelin’ on this road too long
Just trying to find, my way back home
The old me, is dead and gone, dead and gone

I ain’t never been scared, I live through tragedy
Situation coulda been dead, lookin’ back at it
Most of that shit, didn’t even have to happen
But you don’t think about it, when you out there trappin’
In apartments hangin’, smokin’ and rappin’
Niggas start shit didn’t, next thing ya know we cappin’
Get locked up, then didn’t even get mad
Now think about damn, what a life I had
Most of that shit, look back just laugh
Some shit, still look back just sad
Maybe my homeboy, ’till be around
Had I not, hit the nigga
In the mouth that time, I won that fight, I lost that war
I can still see my nigga, walkin’ out that door
Who’da thought I’d never see, Philant no more
Got enough dead homies, I don’t want no more
Cost a nigga his job, cost me more
Ida took that ass-whoopin’, now for sure
Now think before I risk my life
Take them chances to get my stripe
A nigga put his hands on me alright
Otherwise stand there, talk shit all night
‘Cause I hit you, you sue me
I shoot you, get locked up, who me?
No more stress, now I’m straight
Now I get it now I take
Time to think, before I make mistakes
Just for my family’s sake
That part of me left yesterday
The heart of me is strong today
No regrets I’m blessed to say
The old me dead and gone away

Ooh, I’ve been travelin’ on this road too long
Just trying to find, my way back home
The old me, is dead and gone, dead and gone
And ooh, I’ve been travelin’ on this road too long
Just trying to find, my way back home
The old me, is dead and gone, dead and gone

I turn my head to the east
I don’t see nobody by my side
I turn my head to the west
Still nobody in sight
So I turn my head to the north
Swallow that pill
That they call pride
The old me is dead and gone
But the new me will be alright
I turn my head to the east
I don’t see nobody by my side
I turn my head to the west
Still nobody in sight
So I turn my head to the north
Swallow that pill
That they call pride
The old me is dead and gone,
But the new me will be alright

Ooh, I’ve been travelin’ on this road too long
Just trying to find, my way back home
The old me, is dead and gone, dead and gone
And ooh, I’ve been travelin’ on this road too long
Just trying to find, my way back home
The old me, is dead and gone, dead and gone

Read more: T.I. – Dead And Gone Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Angels On The Moon

This is a song by Thriving Ivory, and I’ve been introduced to it while browsing through Youtube. It’s worth listening to, give it a go – I’ve linked the version that I listened to, the DHST one. It’s one of the songs that’s relatively not viewed that many times, but it’s a nice arrangement.

The part with Brother Bear, at the last time the chorus appears, it made me tear up. And, when the lyrics went “When no one’s left to take your side”, it’s honestly the one line that hits you in the heart, if you listened closely – it’s my favourite line in the whole song.


Angels On The Moon
By: Thriving Ivory

Do you dream that the world will know your name,
So tell me your name (tell me your name)
And do you care, about all the little things,
Or anything at all (or anything at all),

I wanna feel all the chemicals inside,
I wanna feel (I wanna feel),
I wanna sunburn just to know that I’m alive,
To know I’m alive (to know if I’m alive),

Don’t tell me if I’m dying,
Cause I don’t wanna know,
If I can’t see the sun,
Maybe I should go,
Don’t wake me cause I’m dreaming,
Of angels on the moon,
Where everyone you know,
Never leaves too soon

Do you believe in the day that you were born,
Tell me do you believe, (do you believe)
And do you know that every day’s the first of the rest of your life,

Don’t tell me if I’m dying,
Cause I don’t wanna know,
If I can’t see the sun,
Maybe I should go,
Don’t wake me cause I’m dreaming,
Of angels on the moon,
Where everyone you know,
Never leaves too soon,

This is to one last day in the shadows,
And to know a brothers love,
This is to New York City angels,
And the rivers of our blood,
This is to all of us,
To all of us,

So don’t tell me if I’m dying,
Cause I don’t wanna know,
If I can’t see the sun,
Maybe I should go,
Don’t wake me cause I’m dreaming,
Of angels on the moon,
Where everyone you know,
Never leaves too soon,

Yeah you can tell me,
All your thoughts about the stars,
That fill polluted skies,
And show me where you run to,
When no one’s left to take your side
But don’t tell me where the road ends,
Cause I just don’t wanna know,
No, I don’t wanna know,

Don’t tell me if I’m dying,
Don’t tell me if I’m dying.

Cry On My Shoulder

Actually, I’m not too sure who is the singer. According to some sources, it’s from Deutschland sucht den Superstar(DSDS), though from some videos, it’s said to be sung by Westlife.

It’s a touching song, personally, and it’s the sort of timeless classic that you can always listen to.


Cry On My Shoulder

If the hero never comes to you
If you need someone you’re feeling blue
If you wait for love and you’re alone
If you call your friends nobody’s home

You can run away but you can’t hide
Through a storm and through a lonely night
Then I’ll show you there’s a destiny
The best things in life they are free

But if you wanna cry
Cry on my shoulder
If you need someone
Who cares for you
If you’re feeling sad
Your heart gets colder
Yes I show you what real love can do

If your sky is grey oh, let me know
There’s a place in heaven where we’ll go
If heaven is a million years away
Oh, just call me and I’ll make your day

When the nights are gettin’ cold and blue
When the days are gettin’ hard for you
I will always stay here by your side
I promise you I’ll never hide

But if you wanna cry
Cry on my shoulder
If you need someone
Who cares for you
If you’re feeling sad
Your heart gets colder
Yes I show you what real love can do

But if you wanna cry
Cry on my shoulder
If you need someone
Who cares for you
If you’re feeling sad
Your heart gets colder
Yes I show you what real love can do

What real love can do
What real love can do
What love can do
What love can do
Love can do

Long Live

This is a song I’ve just dug up from my old collection from long, long ago – Long Live by Taylor Swift.

Here goes!


Long Live
By: Taylor Swift

I said remember this moment in the back of my mind
The time we stood with our shaking hands
The crowds in stands went wild
We were the Kings and the Queens
And they read off our names
The night you danced like you knew our lives
Would never be the same
You held your head like a hero
On a history book page
It was the end of a decade
But the start of an age

Long live
The walls we crashed through
How the kingdom lights shined
Just for me and you
I was screaming long live
All the magic we made
And bring on all the pretenders
One day,
We will be remembered

I said remember this feeling
I pass the pictures around
Of all the years that we stood there
On the side-lines wishing for right now

We are the Kings and the Queens
You traded your baseball cap for a crown
When they gave us our trophies
And we held them up for our town

And the cynics were outraged
Screaming, “This is absurd!”
Cause for a moment a band of thieves
In ripped up jeans got to rule the world

Long live
The walls we crashed through
How the kingdom lights shined
Just for me and you
I was screaming long live
All the magic we made
And bring on all the pretenders
I’m not afraid
Long live
All the mountains we moved
I had the time of my life
Fighting dragons with you
I was screaming long live
That look on your face
And bring on all the pretenders
One day,
We will be remembered

Hold on to spinning around
Confetti falls to the ground
May these memories break our fall

Will you take a moment,
Promise me this
That you’ll stand by me forever
But if God forbid fate should step in

And force us into a goodbye
If you have children some day
When they point to the pictures
Please tell them my name

Tell them how the crowds went wild
Tell them how I hope they shine

Long live
The walls we crashed through
I had the time of my life
With you

Long, long live
The walls we crashed through
How the kingdom lights shined
Just for me and you
And I was screaming long live
All the magic we made
And bring on all the pretenders
I’m not afraid
Singing, long live
All the mountains we moved
I had the time of my life
Fighting dragons with you
And long, long live
The look on your face
And bring on all the pretenders
One day
We will be remembered

Blank Space

So I like this song.

It’s by Taylor Swift, for those of you who don’t know, and it’s in her album 1989. I like her songs, and although I did not really like her album, Red, I found the songs in 1989 quite nice.

On top of that, it’s quite fun trying to rewrite the lyrics to reverse the meaning – e.g.: Though I have a blank space, baby, please don’t write your name.

You should try this song, too.


Blank Space
By: Taylor Swift

Nice to meet you,
Where you been
I could show you incredible things.
Magic, madness, heaven, sin,
Saw you there and I thought
Oh my god, look at that face,
You look like my next mistake.
Love’s a game,
Wanna play?

New money, suit and tie,
I can read you like a magazine.
Ain’t it funny, rumours fly,
And I know you’ve heard about me
So hey, let’s be friends,
I’m dying to see how this one ends.
Grab your passport and my hand
I can make the bad guys good for a weekend.

So it’s gonna be forever,
Or it’s gonna go down in flames.
You can tell me when it’s over,
If the high was worth the pain.
Got a long list of ex-lovers,
They’ll tell you I’m insane.
Cause you know I love the players
And you love the game

Cause we’re young and we’re reckless
We’ll take this way too far.
It’ll leave you breathless
Or with a nasty scar.
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They’ll tell you I’m insane.
But I got a blank space, baby.
And I’ll write your name.

Cherry lips,
Crystal skies,
I could show you incredible things.
Stolen kisses,
Pretty lies,
You’re the king baby, I’m your queen
Find out, what you want
Be that girl, for a month
But the worse has yet to come

Oh no,
Screaming, crying, perfect storms,
I can make all the tables turn.
Rose gardens, filled with thorns,
Keep you second guessing like
Oh my god, who is she,
I get drunk, on jealousy,
But you’ll come back, each time you leave,
Cause darling I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream.

So it’s gonna be forever,
Or it’s gonna go down in flames.
You can tell me when it’s over,
If the high was worth the pain.
Got a long list of ex-lovers,
They’ll tell you I’m insane.
Cause you know I love the players
And you love the game

Cause we’re young and we’re reckless
We’ll take this way too far.
It’ll leave you breathless
Or with a nasty scar.
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They’ll tell you I’m insane.
But I got a blank space, baby.
And I’ll write your name.

Boys only want love, if it’s torture.
Don’t say I didn’t, say I didn’t warn you.
Boys only want love, if it’s torture.
Don’t say I didn’t, say I didn’t warn you.

So it’s gonna be forever,
Or it’s gonna go down in flames.
You can tell me when it’s over,
If the high was worth the pain.
Got a long list of ex-lovers,
They’ll tell you I’m insane.
Cause you know I love the players
And you love the game

Cause we’re young and we’re reckless
We’ll take this way too far.
It’ll leave you breathless
Or with a nasty scar.
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They’ll tell you I’m insane.
But I got a blank space, baby.
And I’ll write your name.

How To Be A Heartbreaker

So I’ve missed the last Saturday Update… I’m going to try to catch up with that after next week, I’ve got about five deadlines coming up plus an interschool debate for some competition when we’ve been told we won’t be making it until around last week, where we were suddenly shortlisted for the proposition teams…

That’s not entirely related to this week’s song, but this song helped me through trying to figure out what to write for my script and the reflection for another project, so the song shall be How To Be A Heartbreaker by Marina & The Diamonds.


How To Be A Heartbreaker
By: Marina & The Diamonds

Rule number one, is that you gotta have fun,
But baby when you’re done, you gotta be the first to run
Rule number two, just don’t get attached to,
Somebody you could lose
So le-let me tell you

This is how to be a heartbreaker
Boys they like a little danger
We’ll get him falling for a stranger, a player
Singing I lo-lo-love you

How to be a heartbreaker
Boys they like the look of danger
We’ll get him falling for a stranger, a player
Singing I lo-lo-love you
At least I think I do~

Cause I lo-lo-lo-love you.

Rule number three, wear your heart on your cheek
But never on your sleeve, unless you wanna taste defeat
Rule number four, gotta be looking pure
Kiss him goodbye at the door and leave him wanting more-more

This is how to be a heartbreaker
Boys they like a little danger
We’ll get him falling for a stranger, a player
Singing I lo-lo-love you

How to be a heartbreaker
Boys they like the look of danger
We’ll get him falling for a stranger, a player
Singing I lo-lo-love you
At least I think I do~

Cause I lo-lo-lo-love you.

Girls, we do, whatever it will take
Cause girls don’t want, we don’t want our hearts to break
In two, so it’s better to be fake
Can’t risk losing in love again babe.

This is how to be a heartbreaker
Boys they like a little danger
We’ll get him falling for a stranger, a player
Singing I lo-lo-love you

How to be a heartbreaker
Boys they like the look of danger
We’ll get him falling for a stranger, a player
Singing I lo-lo-love you

Cause I lo-lo-lo-love you.
At least I think I do!