a song a day: day 2.

Day 2.

Just to recap: My pal Beach tagged me to participate in the ‘a song a day challenge’… If you don’t visit son of a beach, you’re missing out on some beautiful photography!

The rules.

Post a song a day for five consecutive days
Post the name of the song and video
Post what the lyrics mean to you (optional)
Nominate two different bloggers each day of the challenge

The following people are amazing… and are under NO obligation to participate… especially if someone else already nominated you. (We are a bit tight knit, aren’t we?)

Tarnished Soul

Aloada Bobbins

One of my two themes for the April A-to-Z challenge is music… so I apologize in advance for the flood of ‘sandra’s music’ coming your way…

The Pretender.
I once saw an interview with Dave Grohl where he was asked some stupid question about the way he sings and his response stuck with me. I think of it every time I hear a Foo Fighters song…

I just like to scream.

I love this song because it’s basically a rant about fake people. Be you or don’t be around me. I’m not interested in anyone pretending to be someone they’re not for any reason — attention, fear, pretension, or, hell, just lying for fun. If you have to pretend to make yourself look like you’re better than everyone, you’re not better. Nope. Go away.

[The entire song has great lyrics… but it was long… so here are some… for more, well, you should listen to the song anyway! To those of you who think my music tends toward the dark side (and you’re not wrong), here’s a nice un-dark ‘fuck you’ song.]

I’m the voice inside your head
You refuse to hear
I’m the face that you have to face
Mirroring your stare
I’m what’s left
I’m what’s right
I’m the enemy
I’m the hand that took you down
Bring you to your knees
[…]
Keep you in the dark
You know they all pretend

What if I say I’m not like the others
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays
You’re the pretender
What if I say I will never surrender
What if I say I’m not like the others
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays
You’re the pretender
What if I say I will never surrender
[…]
So who are you?

[The screencap that comes up for the youtube link is fucking great… Look at that hairy situation!]

© 2017 what sandra thinks
[Obviously I am not the owner of any rights to this song, video, or lyrics…]
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About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Hawaii where she could learn to surf. She loves music, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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31 Responses to a song a day: day 2.

  1. Ah, great song! Love Dave Grohl. Awesome dude. 😃

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  2. I just think he’s cute!

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  3. Meg Sorick says:

    Ah you beat me to the Foos! They’re up tomorrow with a different song. Of course I love everything about this, and Dave well, you know how I feel about Dave! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  4. Josh Wrenn says:

    Great choice! I love playing along with the drums in this song!

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  5. VictoryInTrouble says:

    He definitely likes to scream! That was a cool video.

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  6. Haylee says:

    Thanks for the tag Sandra – I’ll have to pass for now as I’m struggling to get one or two posts or a week, let alone five consecutive days! But I look forward to more of your offerings 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. vinnieh says:

    A real rocking song if ever there was one.

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