#tbt

Falling in love
is like hearing a new song;
Sometimes you love at first listen,
sometimes it takes a time or two.
Pretty soon you learn all the words
and feel every beat too.
You play it on repeat
and can’t wait to listen again.
Eventually you know it
inside and out.
You sing it in your head.
You play it in your heart.
Then you tire out
and never want to hear it again.
From the very first note,
your skin begins to cringe.
So you move on to something new
and fall in love again,
thinking this is the song
you’ve been waiting for all along.

© Autumn Siders 2017

Meow That’s What I Call Music: Volume 5 Ed Sheeran Edition

Fish, you know I want your fin
Your fin was pawmade for somebody like me
Come on now, you be my treat
I am not crazy, just feed me
Say, fish, let’s not talk too much
Grab you with my paw and put that fish in me
Come on now, just feed me
Come, come on now, just feed me
I’m in love with the shape of you.

I found a fish, for me
Yummy just dive right out
And into my tummy
Well I found a fish, beautiful and sweet
I never knew you were the flavor waiting for me.

Give a little fish to me, or just leave now
We’ll play hide and seek to turn this around
And all I want is the taste that this fish allows.
My my, my my, oh give me fish
My my, my my, oh give me fish.

It’s late in the evening
fish on the side
I’ve been sat with you
For most of the night
Ignoring everybody here
I wish you would disappear
So maybe I could make trouble now

I met you at the shelter then jumped into your car
I shared some love with you while I gave your mother a scar.
She asked me what’s my favorite color, so I responded with charm.
Said it was green, now is my new home very far?
I took my claws out and a bite just for fun,
what do you mean I can’t be on the table and run?
Scratched some more then one more fish for the car,
banned your jukebox, and got up to sleep.

 

Match

Taking a day off and leaving you with this wonderful original in case you haven’t already listened.

Match

The weight of your worries

Weighs heavily on my mind

As we both search for answers

That are impossible to find

A kind word or a loving gesture

Cannot fix what is broken

But what hurts the most

Are all of the words unspoken

I’d like to say It’ll be okay

But we both know that’s not true

When no words can cure the pain today

It’s the little things that get you through

So if you need a light to guide the way

I’ve still got a match or two

So tell me to go or tell me to stay

But I’ll still be there for you

You’re going through the motions

But underneath that front

Is all the pain and turmoil

Of which you bear the brunt

I’d like to say It’ll be okay

But we both know that’s not true

When no words can cure the pain today

It’s the little things that get you through

So if you need a light to guide the way

I’ve still got a match or two

So tell me to go or tell me to stay

But I’ll still be there for you

© Autumn Siders 2016

 

One Song

I have seen song bring together

two people who never knew

what they didn’t have in common

was all it took to say “I do.”

I have seen a gentle tune

heal the deepest wounds

created by a hate so deep

that all mankind should be doomed.

I have seen a heartbeat pulse

to a beat that shakes the soul

that once lay dormant

just waiting to become whole.

With all that music can do

there still exists one song

that drove us two so far apart

pointing out all that’s wrong.

© Autumn Siders 2017

Meow That’s What I Call Music: Volume 4

I’m only one scratch away

I’ll be there to make you pay

Lucifer got nothin’ on me

I’m only one scratch away.

You can’t feel your face when you’re with me

but you love it, but you love it,

You can’t feel your face when you’re with me

but you love it, but you love it.

I love eating feathers

in a beautiful world

and I know I am special

I’m so fuckin’ special

’cause I’m a cat, I’m a feline

what the hell are you doing here?

you don’t belong here.

Santa baby, slip a fishy under the tree, for me

I’ve been a good awful girl, Santa baby,

so hurry down the chimney tonight.

 

#tbt

I stumbled across my old iPod from college just the other day. I happened to click on to the Top 25 Most Played list and was instantly transported back six years. Some of those 25 are probably still on my most played list, but it is amazing how a simple song can bring you right back to a time, a place, or a person.

As I listened to When You Were Young by The Killers, I felt as if I could still play the whole song on guitar hero by heart. Just hearing the first few piano chords of Take Me or Leave Me from RENT helps sum up the whole four years I spent doing just that with the only person I have ever truly loved. Something always does bring me back to crazy car rides with that one person who I couldn’t stay in another moment of her gravity. We had two headlights, but with every listen of One Headlight by The Wallflowers, I remember driving somewhere, anywhere, nowhere, with two of my best friends. The southern twang of Jennifer Nettles singing Want To reminds me of that crazy dream I had to sing…still haven’t figured out how to do that in tune. I remember being a stupid freshman who scheduled a class at 8am but was okay with Puedes contar conmigo by La oreja de Van Gogh playing in my ears as I enjoyed a very empty campus on my cold walk to class.

Music has always been an important part of my life. Would I have any of these memories if music weren’t associated with them? I don’t know. I would like to think that I would, but they just wouldn’t be as vivid in my mind’s eye. Either way, I am grateful for music for preserving so many important memories in my brain and I look forward to looking back on my current playlist in the future.

A Familiar Melody

With every twang of the steel guitar

I see your toes tapping along.

In all those old familiar places,

I hear your hum above the throng.

With every impromptu dance party

I still see the kitchen, and hear our song.

Every bass beat that moves within my chest

reminds me how my heart still goes strong.

Your voice filling the car with one sweet note

reminds me that not everything was wrong.

These simple melodies bring me to the people

and to the places where I belong.

© Autumn Siders 2015