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Yellowcard- Ocean Avenue

I am hoping that you might learn something new about this song right now. I used to think that the lyrics were written about a girl that the singer used to spend time with on a street called Ocean Ave, but I read something recently which clarified that the lyrics are not about a girl at all, but about the street.
To the singer, Ocean Ave was a place where he was free, where he was safe, where he was happy, and the song is reflecting back on that time in this life when he could simply go sit on a street and feel better, but now he has lost that feeling. This song almost sounds as though he is begging to feel safe and happy again. He wants to find the comfort Ocean Ave once brought him. I understand this.
I go snowboarding in Mammoth a couple times a year, and that is my happy place. The people that I am surrounded with at school and at home aren't there, and I am free to fly and to be daring, or to just sit halfway down a mountain and look at how beautiful the world actually is, but when I go home everything turns to crap again. I, like the singer of Yellowcard, wish that I had a way to feel that euphoria more than just a couple times a year.
AH such a jam!
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7 Iconic Prince Songs To Remember His Legacy
Today we've lost a legend. At age 57, iconic pop star Prince has died. He was the voice behind "Purple Rain" and "Let's Go Crazy" singing pop hits to define the generation. Prince was a man of secrecy, pure exclusivity, and always stayed at a firm distance from his fans letting the music only speak for itself. Like the passings of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, Prince will go down in history as another pop legend who died too young. Prince passed away at 10:07 a.m. CT in his Paisley Park residence this morning. He was found unconscious in an elevator by a man whose name has yet to be released. The man called 911 at 9:43 a.m. and when paramedics arrived, they were unable to revive the legend after attempting CPR. Though cause of death originally claimed to be from a severe flu, new information is slowly pointing to a drug overdose. There are no signs of fowl play. "The person is dead here. ... And the people are just distraught," the man told the police dispatcher. Prince's autopsy is set for Friday. Below I have provided a list of 7 of Prince's greatest hits and the iconic lyrics from each: 1. Purple Rain I never meant to cause you any sorrow I never meant to cause you any pain I only wanted one time to see you laughing I only want to see you laughing in the purple rain. 2. Let's Go Crazy Instead of asking him how much of your time is left Ask him how much of your mind, baby 'Cause in this life Things are much harder than in the after world In this life You're on your own. 3. When Doves Cry This is what it sounds like When doves cry. 4. Kiss You don't have to be rich To be my girl You don't have to be cool To rule my world Ain't no particular sign I'm more compatible with I just want your extra time and your Kiss. 5. Raspberry Beret She wore a Raspberry beret The kind you find in a second hand store Raspberry beret And if it was warm she wouldn't wear much more Raspberry beret I think I love her. 6. Little Red Corvette Little red Corvette Baby you're much too fast. 7. 1999 I was dreamin' when I wrote this So sue me if I go 2 fast But life is just a party, and parties weren't meant 2 last War is all around us, my mind says prepare 2 fight So if I gotta die I'm gonna listen 2 my body tonight Yeah, they say two thousand zero zero party over, Oops out of time So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999.
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I don't think I do. :) You all have given me so much support and many happy thoughts. I'd be the same me as I always have been even without the follower count. Even though most of the followers I have follow me unwillingly, I'm thankful to those of you who actually enjoy my cards. :) The reason why this is tagged in the JapaneseAnime and Quotes tag is because I want to thank all of you otakus and quote lovers who have been with me since Day 1 of when I posted my first card to Vingle, 'Quote #1'. MY VERY FIRST CARD!!! Thank you for sticking by me these past... Woah... 2 years! You guys are awesome, really. 鉦乒鉦 But unfortunately, as I said 100 quotes ago, I'll be ending the quotes at 700. (創) But the collection will have 701. (Yeah I know it bothers the hell out of me too..) My two year anniversary of when I first posted a card to Vingle is coming up. 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Want To Write A Song? Here's How!
Musicians are strange creatures, cursed with melodies spinning around in their heads constantly. It's hard to recognize what words are brilliant lyrics, or just fleeting thoughts. The mind of a musician is a jumbled mess, with little bits and pieces of melodies and broken love songs constantly dragging behind them. My newest effort premieres at the end of this post! So stay tuned if you want to learn how to write music, and where these tips can get you. This card was inspired by @buddyesd and our conversations about music and songwriting over the past few days. 1. The first step is to know your music! Videos: Some of my favorites. I've been a musician my whole life. I started singing in my terrible two's and ended up getting a guitar at age 11 and starting my first rock band at 12. My life has always centered on what band I was obsessed with at the time. It all started with Green Day... Then the Ramones... Then My Chemical Romance... Thirty Seconds To Mars... The Sex Pistols... The Libertines... Neil Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Pete Doherty and on and on. And so on and so fourth. The point I'm trying to make here, is that you have to go through a lot of music to gain the inspiration and the fortitude to start making your own. Influences are a huge part of songwriting. They help you form what kind of identity you want as an artist. 2. Know that the perfect song won't come overnight. Your development takes time! (Video 1: One of the first songs I ever wrote (2009) "The Way You Talk" / tried and true pop-punk) (Video 2: A later rock song, 2014 "Tourist" a little more sophisticated, deeper lyrics, more passion, messy garage-rock feel) I didn't wake up and just know how to play the guitar and write songs, it took time. I sat in my room for hours on end, plucking away, humming, writing down and recording things and ultimately a lot of the stuff I wrote early on was complete shit. It just now, feels like I'm writing really meaningful stuff. So, just give yourself some time, and know that every musician goes through an evolution at every level. I started out writing simple, three chord punk songs in the vein of Green Day, my favorite band. That slowly evolved into more anthemic and stadium-like tunes when I started getting into bands like The Rolling Stones, U2 and so fourth... Now I've evolved into this heart-wrenching raw, indie influenced folk-y sound that is directly linked to my love for Pete Doherty's solo album Grace / Wastelands, a collection of melancholy tracks dedicated to love and confusion. My new song, Counselor (heard here), is a haunting acoustic ballad influenced by more singer / songwriter acts since I'm solo right now. So things have to evolve with the times. 3. Do some research. You have to know where you came from in order to know where you can go. This being said, every musician's routine is different. I just like to pick up my guitar, start strumming a few chords and a melody or lyric will come, and I'll go from there. Some people sit at a keyboard and bang out a melody, Others just jam and find a chord progression they like, to start with and build a melody on top of it. If you're not that experienced, you have to do some research. Look up the greats: Lennon and McCartney, Richards and Jagger. The classics are a great way to look at song structure. Then, look up your favorite artist's songwriting routines and experiment with them, mix and match styles until you feel like you can get somewhere. Like the lead singer of Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong writes his melodies first, lyrics later. Both come at once for me, melody and lyric, almost always. So it just depends on how your brain works, and you won't know until you try. 4. JUST GO FOR IT!!! Music isn't perfect and most of the time it isn't beautiful or polished. So if you want to start creating your own, just start doing it. Hum melodies, listen to your favorite artists, pick up an instrument and do it! If you have the passion and you want to learn, anything is possible. I'm here to help too, if you have any questions or thoughts. Do not be afraid, because you could write the next number one single in your bedroom...you never know ;)! My newest song, written and recorded on August 12th, 2015 is up on Sound Cloud now, here's the link if you're interested. See! Songwriting isn't hard! ;) "Lying To The Wind" By: Tess Stevens
5 Songs You Need to Listen to While Making Out
Alright, you're almost there. You're in your weird apartment. They need to use the bathroom. And somewhere deep inside of you; you have this overwhelming feeling that you guys are going to make out. And you are, trust me, you are. But wait, you can't just make out to nothing. The sound of lips smacking against each other in a drunken haze is almost as bad as the sound of someone open-mouth chewing. And with that in mind, you open the MacBook Pro and stare at YouTube or Spotify or Grooveshark or whatever you use to listen to music without actually buying it (because fuck that, right? Musicians don't need money, I do. This is America, goddamn it). But you freeze. And your potential make out partner leaves. Geez, you wonder, if only I had a list of songs to get me started in the proper fashion, I wouldn't have lost this wonderful opportunity! Well, wonder no longer. Here are five songs you should definitely make out to that will also impress them 'cause they're total hip-hipster dance jams. LCD Soundsystem -- All I Want LCD Soundsystem's All I Want is the perfect ease into the making out session. The tempo is just upbeat enough for you to awkwardly shoe-gaze-dance towards your partner and smile (they'll find this endearing) and put your arms around them. Look at that, you two are too close, you're Trident breath close. There you go, now it's happening. The band is also just famous enough without being too famous, if you know what I mean, so your street cred will stay in the high 50s low 60s (this is a good thing). Slow Club -- Beginners Oh, Slow Club, what would I do without you? I mean, a lot probably, but you've gotten me through so many make out sessions I can't believe it. I mean, this particular song and video. There's something about Daniel Radcliffe not acting as Harry Whatever that's so intriguing to people that just looking at his face, then your face, then his face, then your face, will eventually result you and your partner's face sucking each other dry. That's what I like to call the Radcliffe Effect (trademark pending). Chvrches -- The Mother We Share I think I've heard this song on the radio once, so while that would normally be a bad thing, in this case it isn't. The band is just fringe enough that whoever you're making out with, will be like "nice choice" but, like, super ironically. I mean, they'd really enjoy the song the same way you're really enjoying the song but they'd never admit it. And you never admit it either! Say YouTube autoplay did it or something. Just keep your eye on the prize -- by that I mean: don't drool, that's gross. Phantogram -- Don't Move Don't Move's tempo is so perfect for making out, I don't know what to say about it other than that. The little electronic bloops and bleeps in the background almost make it feel like you're in some kind of weird space ship heading towards a weird love planet (or something). If your respective hands aren't at each other's respective hips, then you're doing something wrong or you're kissing a literal robot. I don't know what to tell you, this song really sets up some mouth to mouth communication. Disclosure -- Latch Latch is one of those songs that'll get anyone ready to kiss anyone else. I don't care if you think that's lame 'cause the song is pretty old, or weird, or silly. But kisses are kisses and Sam Smith singing along to this song is something that makes kissing seem like something so much more than just awkwardly touching your face skin to someone else's face skin (I don't really know any euphemisms for making out, sorry). There's something about this song that'll let you dance slow to that bop-bop-bop that sets the rhythm or you can slow up during all those boop-boop-boop parts. And the "slow up" is the move for this song. But then that chorus kicks in, right? And all of a sudden you're in some weird early 2000s indie movie about party goers in New York City and this is the part where you're making out in some rave warehouse. There you go, you did it stud. A couple of hip-hipster make out songs. Now, if you find yourself in a position where something more than making out is about to happen, well, I guess that's another list of songs for another day.