The Devil In Me

This is the ninth song of my Something to Remind You project.

There are things that need to be said
That keep my heart locked inside my head
Remnants of thoughts, like ghost haunting me
I was thrown against a wall of concrete

There you stand in the middle of my mind
Confronted with the monsters I thought I’d left behind
You laid another demon dead at my feet
Can I ever give what you need?

If you believe in me
I might be able to see (AGAIN)
To fill the void (EMPTINESS)
I was left broken and destroyed

There he fades on a separate track
Like ripples he is never coming back
Twisting the knife, see the devil in me
Can you hold me so I can bleed?

If you believe in me
I might be able to see (AGAIN)
To fill the void (EMPTINESS)
I was left broken and destroyed

I wanna run and hide
And shed some tears
Lie down and cry
And give in to my fears

Give me your hand
Help me to stand
With that smile on your face
Take me away from this place

Can you take me away from this place?
Give me your hand
Can you take me away from this place?
Give me your hand
Take me away from this place
Bring me home

There is my devil again and he screams
You are not even close to what she needs
I am nothing like him, can’t you see?
Will you still believe in me?

If you believe in me
I might be able to see (AGAIN)
To fill the void (EMPTINESS)
I was left broken and destroyed

If you believe in me
I might be able to see (AGAIN)
To fill the void (EMPTINESS)
I was left broken and destroyed

Will you…?

Any thoughts you’d like to share?

So Old Testament…

Some time ago I was at a baptism. Before the ceremony began, I had to excuse myself I had to pay a visit. When I was done and wanted to wash my hands I discovered something strange: soap. Well, it was not the presence of the soap that was strange but the soap itself. It was one of those soap dispensers that smell like all kinds of things; e.g. strawberry, vanilla, you name it. Don’t forget, I was in church and this soap really smelled like milk and honey. That was so Old Testament like. So I was literally in the land of milk and honey…in a strange way.

A Personal Playlist

Yesterday was Valentine’s day. Unfortunately, after walking through various shops, I still hadn’t found a present for my girlfriend. So, I decided to make her a really personal gift. After hours of listening to music, deleting and adding songs (just to remove them in the end) I came up with a list of 30 songs that are very special to me for various reasons. So yesterday I gave her the CD containing all these songs and several pages of explanations as to why they are so special to me.

These are the songs I chose:

The Hooters – All You Zombies
Strictly Inc. – Don’t Turn Your Back on Me
Dio – Holy Diver
Barclay James Harvest – Prisoner of Your Love
Marillion – Script for a Jester’s Tear
Scorpions – Wind Of Change
Mike and the Mechanics – Another Cup of Coffee
La Dispute – Two (which is actually e.e. cummings’ poem somewhere i have never traveled)
Defeater – I Don’t Mind
Staind – Excess Baggage
Bon Jovi – In These Arms
Genesis – Snowbound
Bon Jovi – Bed of Roses
From Autumn to Ashes – Streamline
Papa Roach – Blood Brothers
Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb
Phil Collins – Wear My Hat
Spin Doctors – Two Princes
Deep Purple – When a Blind Man Cries
The Verve Pipe – Colorful
Staind – Tangled Up In You
Sonata Arctica – Shamandalie
The All-American Rejects – Straightjacket Feeling
Staind – Outside
Slipknot – Snuff
Black Stone Cherry – You
Golden Earring – Radar Love
Theory of a Deadman – Wait For Me
Stone Sour – Imperfect
Jethro Tull – Locomotive Breath

Does the list contain any songs you like or that are also special to you?

Burn It All

This is the eighth song of my Something to Remind You project.

There’s rain (RAIN), rain falling from your eyes
How can the starling crash if it never flies?
(YOU DID! FOR YEARS)
Been in that sky for way too long
Up and down and it all went wrong

The clouds got thicker, the sky turned gray
You take one step forward going two away
One song on a piano played in different keys
(BLACK AND WHITE)
What one shows, the other never sees

I want you to know
That everything he’s ever built
I’d burn it all down

You were lost (ALONE) and few ever knew
When the bridges crashed who’d believe you?
(IT HURTS! STILL DOES!)
The last stones thrown always hit the heart
A fork in the road where ways finally part (FOREVER)

I want you to know
That everything he’s ever built
I’d burn it all down

I want you to know
That everything he’s ever built
I’D BURN IT ALL…DOWN

Let’s walk outside for a while
(YOU AND ME)
See where it will lead us
(YOU AND ME)
Take my hand, let’s walk outside
For a while

I want you to know
That everything he’s ever built
I’d burn it all down

I want you to know
That everything he’s ever burned
I’ll rebuild

I hope I can

Any thoughts you’d like to share?

Of Broken Hearts And Cracked Smiles

This is the seventh song of my Something to Remind You project.

It all began with you, the bridges burning
Twisting my words, still turning
There’s an end to every line, wake up from the dream
On a midsummer night, where have I been?
Outside, on the other side, see me hiding
Hear the scratch of you pen, you’re writing
Rhymes and lines and words that hurt
Your poetry is killing me

With a cracked smile and a broken heart
With a cracked smile and a broken heart
With a cracked smile and a broken heart

The last leaves of fall settle on the ground
You’re my approaching winter in a cyanide gown
Drown out the voices screaming in my head
Just let me go, why do you have to keep me instead?
Waving, on the other side, I sense you smiling
Hear the falling letters, oh you’re writing
Lines that die and words that hurt
Your poetry is killing me

With a cracked smile and a broken heart
With a cracked smile and a broken heart
With a cracked smile and a broken heart

And I open my mouth to scream
But the words won’t come out
My voice breaks so I suffer in silence
While your waves are crashing on my island

And I open my mouth to scream
But the words won’t come out
My voice breaks so I suffer in silence
While your waves are crashing on my island

With a cracked smile and a broken heart
With a cracked smile and a broken…
Heart

When at last we part, the city is destroyed
Annihilation, misery, come on fill the void
Colors that drain from a photograph
Tear me apart the way I cut you in half
Inside, on the other side, I’m dying
The sounds of a pen on paper, you’re writing
Verses and curses and words never heard
You’re poetry, you’re killing me

With a cracked smile and a broken heart
With a cracked smile and a broken heart
With a cracked smile and a broken heart (you’re killing me)
With a cracked smile and a broken heart (you’re killing me)
WITH A CRACKED SMILE AND A BROKEN…
HEART!!!