song of the day. #43 | song lyric sunday.

song of the day | what sandra thinks


This edition of ‘song of the day‘ is also a post for ‘Song Lyric Sunday‘. The challenge is to post a song that fits the weekly theme. Or even a song that doesn’t fit… just to share some lyrics and music.

This week’s theme is rules.

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Rules… I suppose they serve a purpose. To irritate me. No… I’m just kidding. Kind of. 

I was a good kid… I followed the rules… I never got into trouble. As I grew up, I recognized (or decided?) that some rules were just stupid. And although I kept myself out of trouble, I didn’t always follow the rules. I didn’t break the law or anything (well, there is one but that’s legal now).

I break writing rules all the time. Not resulting in poor grammar… because that irritates me. (Hey, it doesn’t count if I’m casually writing the way I talk… which I’m doing now…) I break rules like using random words from lists of words I’ve been told I should never use. And rules like starting sentences with and or but. And I don’t care what ‘they’ say, I like the way I write. Rules or not.

I had a couple of songs in mind for the rules theme… or more accurately, breaking rules (like stealing a car… see below)… but I’ve chosen this one. I did post this song before during the a-to-z challenge… but I’m breaking my own rule to never re-post the same song…

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Jackie and Wilson / Hozier

So tired trying to see from behind the red in my eyes
No better version of me I could pretend to be tonight
So deep in this swill with the most familiar of swine
For reasons wretched and divine

She blows out of nowhere, Roman candle of the wild
Laughing her way through my feeble disguise
No other version of me I would rather be tonight
Lord, she found me just in time

Cause with my mid-youth crisis all said and done
I need to be youthfully felt, cause God I never felt young

She’s gonna save me, call me baby
Run her hands through my hair
She’ll know me crazy, soothe me daily
Better yet she wouldn’t care
We’ll steal a Lexus, be detectives
Ride ’round picking up clues
We’ll name our children Jackie and Wilson
Raise ’em on rhythm and blues

Lord it’d be great to find a place we could escape sometime
Me and my Isis growing black irises in the sunshine
Every version of me dead and buried in the yard outside
Sit back and watch the world go by

Happy to lie back, watch it burn and rust
We tried the world, good God it wasn’t for us

She’s gonna save me, call me baby
Run her hands through my hair
She’ll know me crazy, soothe me daily
Better yet she wouldn’t care
We’ll steal a Lexus, be detectives
Ride ’round picking up clues
We’ll name our children Jackie and Wilson
Raise ’em on rhythm and blues

Cut clean from the dream that night, let my mind reset
Looking up from a cigarette, she’s already left
Start digging up the yard for what’s left of me and our little vignette
For whatever poor soul is coming next

She’s gonna save me, call me baby
Run her hands through my hair
She’ll know me crazy, soothe me daily
Better yet she wouldn’t care
We’ll steal a Lexus, be detectives
Ride ’round picking up clues
We’ll name our children Jackie and Wilson
Raise ’em on rhythm and blues

Written by Hozier 

song of the day
This video is fun to watch. It makes me smile.

song of the day
Obviously I am not the owner of any rights to this song, video, or lyrics… just everything else… which isn’t much… ©2017 what sandra thinks
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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 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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17 Responses to song of the day. #43 | song lyric sunday.

  1. That’s a great one! Fits perfectly with the prompt. 😃👍🏻

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    • Thanks… I thought so! And I’m glad I was able to write the post… before the poem I posted earlier, I hadn’t posted since Thursday. I was getting worried I’d never have anything to post again!

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      • Gotta relax. Let it come to you, ya’ know? You’re a great writer, so a dry spell won’t last long. 😊

        I’ve been meaning to ask, I really liked the pic in your post this morning. One of yours?

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        • Not doing great with relaxing… job or no job, Monday is extremely stressful for me. I think it’s actually worse while I’m unemployed than it was when I was working. It’s not even 7pm on Sunday… and I’m already a mess…

          Do you mean the picture of the girl looking out the window? It’s not mine… I got it from my truly-free license-free image source… I visit it frequently. I wish I had good enough pictures to use…!

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          • I hear ya on the Sunday thing. I get it being stressful, probably feels weird. I dread going to work sometimes, but I feel guilty being off sick or playing hookie.

            I’m sure your pics are good. You should use them more often. 😊

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  2. ghostmmnc says:

    Cool song, and the video was fun to watch! 🙂 Good choice for the prompt!

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  3. I hadn’t heard this one before, but I absolutely fell in love with it. Thanks so much for sharing!

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