song of the day. #44

song of the day | what sandra thinks


I’m sort of bailing on ‘Song Lyric Sunday‘ this week. This week’s theme is self-love. My music collection (and my taste in music in general) is often on the darker side. I could spend a few hours trying to find something that fits, but I’m not going to do that. I’m just going to post a song that’s been in my head lately. I never really intended to turn my ‘song of the day‘ thing into something else anyway… but combining it with this challenge works, too… sometimes…

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This is a song about fucking up a relationship… something I’m familiar with.

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First / Cold War Kids

Cheated and lied, broken so bad
You made a vow, never get mad
You play the game, though it’s unfair
They’re all the same, who can compare?
First you lose trust, then you get worried
Night after night, bar after club
Dropping like flies, who woke you up?
On the front lawn, sprinklers turn on
It’s not your house, where’d you go wrong?
First you get hurt, then you feel sorry

Flying like a cannonball, falling to the earth
Heavy as a feather when you hit the dirt
How am I the lucky one?
I do not deserve to wait around forever when you were there first
First you get hurt, then you feel sorry

There comes a time, in a short life
Turn it around, get a re-write
Call it a dark night of the soul
Ticking of clocks, gravity’s pull
First you get close, then you get worried

Flying like a cannonball, falling to the earth
Heavy as a feather when you hit the dirt
How am I the lucky one?
I do not deserve to wait around forever when you were there first
First you get hurt, then you feel sorry

You’re going silent, the silent treatment
It’s not inviting now
Don’t deny what you meant
You get excited, you get excited
You got a feeling, or at least you can pretend
You wanna light it, you wanna light it
You wanna light it now, the candle from both ends
You get excited, you get excited

Flying like a cannonball, falling to the earth
Heavy as a feather when you hit the dirt
How am I the lucky one?
I do not deserve to wait around forever when you were there first
Flying like a cannonball, falling to the earth
Heavy as a feather when you hit the dirt
How am I the lucky one?
I do not deserve to wait around forever when you were there first


Written by Cold War Kids

song of the day

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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 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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12 Responses to song of the day. #44

  1. Hemangini says:

    Nice song but I am more on the positive side… Still good listen.

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  2. Another good one. 😊

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  3. dykatamee says:

    AHHHH! YES. I just downloaded First myself! Such a good, and fitting, track for this week. Nice one. I will now search my (fairly dark as well) music for something to contribute too 🙂

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  4. dykatamee says:

    Ok found one. So this is more like Self Reassurance perhaps, than it is Self Love. But I was inspired half by the prompt and half by your song choice’s theme: fucking up a relationship (which is what basically half the songs I listen to are about- haha).

    The song is Better Days by Graham Nash. And while I have a deep love of the classics, especially 70’s soul, funk and folk rock, this was not one I had on my playlist until recently when a friend reminded me of its existence and I felt a connection to it. Who hasn’t, at one point or another, had to have a pep talk to the mirror about letting someone go and remembering that you can have a fine day on your own? I find the song and lyrics soothing to the soul, in a sort of melancholy way.

    BETTER DAYS – GRAHAM NASH

    When your love has moved away
    You must face yourself and you must say
    I remember better days
    Don’t you cry ’cause she is gone
    She is only moving on
    Chasing mirrors through a haze

    Now that you know it’s nowhere
    What’s to stop you coming home
    All you got to do is go there
    Then you’ll really realize what’s going down

    You went to a strange land searching
    For a truth you felt was wrong
    That’s when the heartaches started
    Though you’re where you want to be, you’re not where you belong

    When your love has moved away
    You must face yourself and you must say
    I remember better days
    Don’t you cry ’cause she is gone
    She is only moving on
    Chasing mirrors through a haze

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  5. I really liked this song. I like a lot of darker music as well, but I do find I like songs that have positive messages as well. Thanks so much for playing along!

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