music | b – bush #atozchallenge

#atozchallenge 2017 | music | what sandra thinks
[Disclaimer: I am not a musician. I can sing. I remember most of the recital piece I played on the piano when I was 6. But I’m not a musician. I know what I like and what I don’t like and what will likely be the soundtrack when I arrive in hell. I know that I have a deep appreciation for certain male voices. I know that song lyrics have inspired me. And I know that I’m opinionated as hell. When it comes to music. And pretty much everything else.]
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b | bush

Gavin RossdaleContrary to what some may be thinking, the name ‘Bush‘ was chosen because the band was living in Shepherd’s Bush in West London. Now get your mind out of the gutter.

I could ramble on, telling you what I think this song is about… or at least what it’s about for me, but I won’t. I’ll say what [hot guy] Gavin Rossdale says (grossly paraphrased): I don’t want to tell you what I think it’s about because I’d rather you decide what it means to you without being swayed by me.

This song was huge for me. I can remember exactly what was happening in my life when I first heard it (and then listened to it incessantly for weeks). I still love it… it’s one of my favorite songs of all time.

Must be your skin I’m sinking in
Must be for real ’cause now I can feel
And I didn’t mind
It’s not my kind
It’s not my time to wonder why
Everything’s gone white
And everything’s grey
Now you’re here now you’re away
I don’t want this
Remember that
I’ll never forget where you’re at

Don’t let the days go by
I’m never alone
I’m alone all the time
Are you at one
Or do you lie
We live in a wheel
Where everyone steals
But when we rise it’s like strawberry fields
I treated you bad
You bruise my face
Couldn’t love you more
You got a beautiful taste

Don’t let the days go by
Could have been easier on you
I couldn’t change though I wanted to
Should have been easier the three
Our old friend fear and you and me

Bad moon white again
Bad moon white again
And she falls around me
I needed you more
You wanted us less
I could not kiss just regress
It might just be
Clear simple and plain
That’s just fine
That’s just one of my names
Don’t let the days go by
Could’ve been easier on you

song of the day

honorable mention.
Bastille — Dan (lead singer) has one of those voices I love. I was inspired by Bastille’s song Oblivion during last year’s a-to-z challenge. I hope you’ll read/listen.
blink 182 — While I prefer Tom DeLonge’s other band (Angels & Airwaves), there are a few (mellower) blink 182 songs I like. Try… I Miss You. It’s really very un-blinky… and totally worth a listen.
Billy Idol — Is this weird? I guess he’s different from a lot of what I listen to. But we used to do a few of his songs back in high school when I was in the little rock band (BBC). And I’ve seen him live three times. And he stole his look from Spike.
The Blue Nile — This may be the most difficult band for me to listen to. In fact, I haven’t listened for more than about 30 seconds in years. Their album A Walk Across the Rooftops was the soundtrack to the death of my first serious relationship. So many years ago… yet I still cannot listen to The Blue Nile without crying. Also… it’s really really mellow… and kind of depressing, break-up notwithstanding.

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

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes 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 Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, 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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13 Responses to music | b – bush #atozchallenge

  1. Meg Sorick says:

    I’m not a huge Bush fan (that’s always going to sound dirty – the real reason they chose that name!) I do like this song and the one about the cloud. 😜

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    • I always thought that was the real reason for their name! I mean, maybe it is… but in every interview/article I’ve ever watched or read, they talk about Shepherd’s Bush. It IS a real place… 🙂

      Yeah… the cloud one — I love that, too. I am listing my ‘honorable mentions’ at the bottom… in case Bush isn’t your thing. LMAO I’m not even necessarily choosing the B (or whatever letter) that’s my favorite. Just the one I felt like doing. Or haven’t already had on my blog somewhere else… 🙂


  2. Mary B says:

    Gavin Rossdale is a hotty! I haven’t listened a whole lot to Bush, but if I were to choose the songs that I like most of theirs, it would be ‘Come Down’ and ‘Machine Head’.

    Jingle Jangle Jungle
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  3. mandibelle16 says:

    I love this song. One of my favourites. Was sad when he cheated on Gwen Stefanie and I’m not sure but I think she was cheating with Blake Shelton too. Sad for their kids but always loved his music 🙂

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  4. Sandra, I appreciate you stopping by yesterday to visit #AprilA2Z Art Sketching Through the Alphabet with the letter “B” for boys. This morning I’m playing catch up. Throw an appointment into your day and everything goes crazy! I have not heard of Bush before now, so I enjoyed the introduction. He has a nice sound and I’d be interested in listening to more of his stuff. I’m gonna jot down this group down for future use on my site because mewsic is an important part of my blogging life, too. 😉 Have a good day and happy a2zjing!

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