Lyrical II

I was driving home from work today, when a song literally stopped me in my tracks. I sat there listening to it, and melting into the lyrics. Melting into every word they said. I’m pretty sure that the guy in the truck next to me at the stoplight thought I was crazy, but I was really feeling it today. It hit me a place so deep, it was just one of those great music moments. The Lumineers really got me good today with Stubborn Love.

She’ll tear a hole in you, the one you can’t repair
But I still love her, I don’t really care

The song comes out guns blazing with this one, she will tear a hole in you. One that you can’t repair. I’ve been feeling a lot of that lately. A hole that swallows you whole, something that makes you toss at night. Something that makes you want to have a really good cry. Yet, you still love them. You still let them rock your world, even if they aren’t worth it.

It’s better to feel pain, than nothing at all
The opposite of love’s indifference
So pay attention now, I’m standing on your porch screaming out
And I won’t leave until you come downstairs

My favorite lines in the entire song, just happen to be it’s better to feel pain, than nothing at all. I would rather have a few great cries, than sit on the sidelines and not care. In the feelings category, I regret nothing.  I may tell people that I care about them, when they don’t care about me and feel rejected, but at least I get it off my chest. At least I feel something. Sometimes I feel a little too much, but I’m lucky. I may not have a happy ending yet, but I will. I will stand at your porch screaming out, may be that will work. Indifference is the worst thing  you can feel about someone.

Keep your head up, my love

Someone said this to me, well not exactly the my love part, the other night. I don’t think he meant it, or anything he said that night. But, hearing that from someone stopped me in my tracks. Probably because the other things he said were pretty powerful, but it started with that.  Keep your head up, it sounds so simple. But, when you are stuck looking at the ground, it sounds pretty great.

I’ll have to say this to leave it off, The Lumineers said it best,”I can’t be told, ah, ah, it can’t be done“. Don’t let anyone tell you that it can’t be done.

Love, Lindsey

May 29, 2013. Tags: , , , , , . music. Leave a comment.

Useless

There are few things that are unless in this life, and one of those things happens to be going to bed mad. No matter the day you’ve had, or the week you’ve had there is no reason to go to bed mad. I’ve had a really crummy day today. I won’t lie, it did have some great moments and it also had some really low points.

Here’s the thing, tonight when my head hits that pillow I need to focus on the great things in life, and I need to put aside the harsh realities of the day and focus on going to bed in a good mood. I’m convinced that going to bed mad automatically puts you about 10 steps behind in the next day. Who wants to wake up angry? I can’t wake up on the wrong side of the bed, since it is against a wall in my residence hall, but I could wake up feeling like I got out on the wrong side of the bed. Who wants that though?

My best advice to fight a tough day is a list of three things:

1. get a hug from someone you care about. 2. Write a list of 5 things that went right in that day.

3. Text/email/call/post something on Facebook that is nice and that has the potential to make a friend’s day. (the odds are if you are having a rough day, someone else in the world is right there with you.)

A wise song-writer once said baby this love isn’t going to be perfect, we can fuss and we can fight as long as everything is alright between us before we go to sleep.  I have to give a huge thank you to Ne-yo for giving us that line. The thing is this life isn’t going to be perfect, but make sure that you are feeling better before you go to sleep. Tomorrow, half the things that happened today won’t matter. They will be silly little blimps that upset you for no good reason.

Talk it out though, if you need to talk to someone and get a bunch off of your chest, do it! I know it helps me to let it on this blog, or to even talk to my best friends about what is going on in my life. Even better, remember to be that same friend when the people you’ve run to time and time again need your help. No friend is ever a bother if they are truly a friend.

Oh baby, I know sometimes it’s gonna rain

But baby, can we make up now?

‘Cause I can’t sleep through the pain
Girl, I don’t wanna go to bed mad at you

And I don’t want you to go to bed mad at me

Hopefully tonight you don’t go to bed mad, because the tossing and turning won’t be worth it tomorrow.

Love, Lindsey


April 3, 2013. Tags: , , , , . music. Leave a comment.

I’m going there.

It’s finally time to hit the tween of all tween mother-ships and write about: One Direction.

One Direction happens to be my guilty pleasure, there is just something about the whole boy band thing that brings me back to a time where N’SYNC and Backstreet Boys were the kings of the land and used to make me dance around my playroom for hours on end. Boy bands are just ever 90’s kid jam. If you are a girl from the 90s and you don’t at least appreciate the One Direction phase you had an awful childhood.

My favorite, adorable love song of theirs Little Things. There is not a lyric in the song that doesn’t make me want to curl up in a ball with my stuffed animal and blanket. Can you imagine a boy saying to you they are in love with you and all your little things? Like how you can’t go to bed without a cup of tea, or your voice and your thighs? Ha, if a guy said that to me in a heartfelt way they could marry me tomorrow.

You never love yourself half as much as i love you
You’ll never treat yourself right darling but i want you to
If i let you know, I’m here for you
Maybe you’ll love yourself like i love you oh

My favorite third act twist in the song comes in with the above lines. A guy is supposed to love a girl twice as much as she loves herself. Well, a girl has to love herself to be able to handle a healthy, stable relationship but the guy loving her that much doesn’t hurt the situation. I’ve always said that girls should be treated like princesses, so thank you One Direction for telling the world to treat their girls right. Some things should just be common sense, but as our tour guide in Italy Jose would always say, “Common sense is the least common of the senses”. Our one chaperone loved that quote.

You still have to squeeze into your jeans, but

You’re Perfect to Me.

Hi, all girls listen to that. You are perfect to somebody, and you can squeeze into those jeans all you want. They look fantastic on you! Quinnipiac is doing a confidence week and I’ve really been appreciating it. I found this in the bathroom yesterday and I couldn’t help but smile.

iphone 4s 050

So you should smile, because you are beautiful, and listen to Little Things by One Direction and pretend someone is singing it to you! You deserve it!

Love, Lindsey

March 27, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , . music. Leave a comment.

St. Baldricks

I usually hate to blog about song after song after song, but tonight I was inspired.

I went to a St. Baldrick’s event sponsored by our Student Programming Board. For those of you haven’t heard of St. Baldrick’s it’s mission is to help cure children’s cancer. Attendees raise money for children’s cancer leading up to the event. Then, on one big night guys AND girls get up on stage to shave their heads. A kid with cancer will face the challenge of not having hair, what a better way to support them by going through the feat with them. If you want to learn more you, or even donate, check out their website: http://www.stbaldricks.org/history

While in the crowd at this event I saw a Quinnipiac female go up and have her head shaved. It was one of the most moving things I’ve ever seen. I may not know her reasoning, but I do know that is one of the bravest things I’ve ever seen. How incredible is it that a girl shaved all of her hair off to support childhood cancer?

In the shock and awe of it all one song really came to mind, Lee Brice’s “Love Like Crazy”. It’s probably one of my favorite songs out there, with some of the best advice out there.

Be a best friend, tell the truth
And overuse “I love you”
Go to work, do your best
Don’t outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin’ knees get lazy
And love like crazy

If you ever take one piece of advice from this blog, I’d love it if you could take that message away. Being a best friend is the best gift you can give a person. I know my best friends have made me the person who I am today. They have changed me from a shy, awkward little girl into someone I can be proud of.

Never lie, it is my mom’s biggest pet peeve.

Overuse “I love you”, please do. Tell the people you love that you love them every day, every hour, every minute. You never know when life can change or when tragedy can strike. I’d rather you annoy someone by telling them you love them over and over again than them not knowing exactly how you feel. Love is a small word, but the power of it is impossible to describe.

Do your best, because at the end of the day the only person who has to be proud of you is you. If you do your best than you should feel accomplished and know that you are great just for being you. We can’t be good at everything all the time, but we can push ourselves to do our best and show the world what we’re made of. If we do our best then others will do their best and make the world a better place.

This part is completely selfish, but a guy held the door for me today to go in front of him and I thought it was the most gentlemanly thing ever. Guys do more of that and:

Always treat your woman like a lady
Never get to old to call her baby

If a guy can do that, well they’ve just won any woman’s heart who they want to. Treat a woman like a lady and you will get her whole heart. She’ll never even want to take it back. We value being respected, that’s a fact.

Most importantly readers, Love like Crazy.

Love, Lindsey

March 6, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , . music. 1 comment.

Struggles

The universe just doesn’t want me to go home this weekend. Every time I try to make plans or a time to leave something ridiculous pops up and throws off my plans. No matter what tomorrow I will in my car taking the 3 and a half, hopefully not 4, hour drive across the Connecticut, New York and finally Jersey state lines. Just give me that sign that says “Welcome to the Garden State”. That’s not too much to ask, right?

Naturally, there is only one song on playing on my iphone this afternoon, Michael Buble’s “Home”. It is just the reminder I need that tomorrow is going to come and I will get to cuddle up in my own bed real soon! We each have our kryptonites, one of mine happens to be home, but I have others.

Well I would send them but I know that it’s just not enough
My words were cold and flat
And you deserve more than that

 No matter how many times I call or Skype it just doesn’t feel the same as the actual act of being home. It’s a hug, it’s a smile, it’s the fact that your mom makes your favorite dinner just because your coming home. Last semester I went home a lot more than usual, but this semester I just haven’t had time. I’m also going to Italy for spring break instead of going home and relaxing for the week. I know it is going to be the experience of a lifetime, but it doesn’t mean I won’t miss home with all of my heart.

Let me go home
I’m just too far from where you are
I wanna come home

I just really have that ache in my heart to go home, writing about it does help it. I just feel like being surrounding by such amazing people. Give me really good food, and my own bed and I’m set! There are few things I am as passionate about in life as home. It seems silly, but I’m just a family oriented person. Always have been, and probably always will be. They always believe in me, and that’s the best people to have in your life. I’ve gotten more used to being away from home, and it gets easier overtime. Yet, I cry every single time I leave. It just happens because there is nothing better than Mays Landing, NJ with all of my family and my parents and the whole crew.

I really wish my friends from home were going home this weekend too, but I know they are super busy people. I’ll be really excited to see them in three/four weeks when we’re all home for Easter. Just a few more  hours, a little bit of packing and I’ll be there!

For the record, Dr. Suesses Birthday is tomorrow!

Love, Lindsey

March 1, 2013. Tags: , , , , , . music. 2 comments.

Lucky

This week is seriously dragging on and all I want is for it to be Friday. I get to go home and celebrate my birthday (a little early) and see the loves of my life aka my parents. I haven’t seen them since January and it is seriously breaking my heart. I am a huge homebody, and if I don’t get my “home-fix” every so often I go insane.

Talking about my parents makes me the happiest person alive. So I’m going to write about another one of my mom’s favorite songs. It’s a duet by Colbie Caillat and Jason Mraz, “Lucky”, and it is probably one of the prettiest songs I’ve ever heard. I’ve always been a huge fan of both of them, but this song is just pure gold.

Lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again

My goal in my love life is to fall in love with my best friend. I mean that by saying I want to find someone who makes me, happy, and loves me for me. I think those qualities come from a best friend, and can be best found in a friend first. Friends are the family you get to choose in life, isn’t that the same as a husband? They become your family and you choose them so I feel the connection is close. Plus, I’m just a hundred percent myself around my friends and family which is the best way to be.

They don’t know how long it takes
Waiting for a love like this
Every time we say goodbye
I wish we had one more kiss
I’ll wait for you, I promise you, I will

Like I’ve mentioned before I fall in love with lyrics, waiting for love seems like it takes a life time. I know I’m only 20 (almost 21!) but as girls watching movies programs us to think that it is out there. That something big will happen, we will be swept off our feet. It’ll happen, but you have to put yourself out there. But I love the fact that this song says that when they say goodbye they never want to stop. It’s adorable, and exactly what I want. I have high hopes I know that, but why settle for something less than love? We should want the best for ourselves, and no we shouldn’t just “accept the love we think we deserve” unless that love is 100% the best it can be.

Every girl deserves to be treated like a princess, regardless of what day it is. Find the love that is worth it, that makes you feel lucky that you’re in love with your best friend.

Love, Lindsey

February 27, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , . love songs, music. 1 comment.

The point of delusion

This weekend has been the most insane weekend of my life. I have never laughed, cried, bonded or loved something so much. We had recruitment, and although it was draining it was also fantastic. So this blog may be a little different than usual.

There is nothing like recruitment weekend for a sorority, the level of bonding that happens is off the charts amazing. You meet an amazing group of women that could possibly join you’re sorority all while going through the experience with an already amazing group of women. I know having this experience has made best friends from girls who I didn’t talk to. Everything I said to the potential new members about how unique and stellar my sisters are was 100% truth. There is something about standing for three days straight in a  room, praying you get great girls, and pushing each other to be the best we can be that makes a sisterhood so real. Plus, those songs really get stuck in your head.

There is nothing like preference day and bid night. It is such a thrill to see all those girls “come home” to your sorority and be there to welcome them with open arms. I started crying because I saw two girl crying, it was a big emotional event. I wouldn’t trade a second of this weekend for anything in the world. It was something so incredible it makes the words fly out of my head.

There is something about putting the time in that makes the outcome all the better, which is why I’m obsessed with Josh Turner’s song “Time is Love”. I know that putting all this time in for our new members was completely worth it, and that they will make an incredible addition to our family. I know we had to “put in the hours” to find our new members.

Time is love gotta run, gotta fly

Angels were meant to fly, I think Josh Turner knew I would be talking about my sorority with this song.

But I got someone who waits,
Waits for me and right now
She’s where I need to be,

Side note about this: I love it to pieces, because it just makes me feel like I’m floating on air. If someone sang this to me, I would probably marry them on the spot.

My sisters are a perfectly great reason to blog, and to share this song with. They might not all like country music, but at least it’s really cute. Now off to my bed to sleep until forever!

Congrats to all the new angels! I made one of the best decisions when I went Greek, and I’m sure that you’ll feel the same way too.

Love, Lindsey

February 19, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , . music. Leave a comment.

Blast from the past.

Since it is loves favorite week to make an appearance I feel this week is a very important week to blog. I don’t usually go way back in the vault of love songs, I like to keep things current. Yet, as I was debating over what song to talk about I couldn’t help but think of an oldie but goodie. When I say old, I mean the year was 1963 old. That’s one of the fantastic things about growing up with amazing parents, they give you a music education from a young age of the classics.

I wanted to feature The Chiffons “One Fine Day” because it is a fun, happy, and hopeful song that I think every girl should listen to at one point or another. You’ve probably heard it in the movie, The Wedding Date or in Riding in Cars with Boys. There is just something so universal about the message:

One fine day, you’re going to want me for your girl.

One day I know you’re going to look at me and realize that I was the one, and that you actually want me as the one. That happens all the time on Valentines Day, the boys ask you to “go steady”. ( I couldn’t resist the terminology) I just love how it’s a girl saying, one day you are going to want me. One day you’ll be “proud to have me by your side”. Isn’t that all we really want to start? Someone who’s proud to call us theirs? Isn’t that what Valentines Day is really about? The public display of affection, a declaration of love.

One fine day, you’ll look at me  and you will know our love was meant to be.

We all want that instant gratification of someone looking at us and saying, wow that’s exactly who I want. It may seem shallow, and quite frankly it can be if they take it just based off looks. Yet, it would be a fine day indeed if the exact guy you wanted decided they wanted you too. If they walked out before, or if they were just friends and nothing more. That day when they pick up their head and realize, something special is right in front of me. I think every girl deserves to feel that, but I also think that every girl is special in their own right. No guy should decide if you are special or not, you are. One fine day girls, you’re going to be wanted by the person you want.

I saw a tweet the other day that said, “I want to be rich someday so I can send flowers to all the girls who won’t be getting any of Valentines Day. You’re all beautiful. #Ipromise” This just goes to show you, there are good fish left in the sea, and there is hope for all the Valentineless girls. Check the song out if you’ve never heard it. And check back Thursday on the big day!

Love, Lindsey

February 13, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , . love songs, music. 1 comment.

The Beyoncé Bowl

I usually don’t like to blog about three songs in a row, but I feel it is important for this edition of Weigh-in Wednesday to talk about the most important thing from this past weekend, The Beyoncé Bowl. Don’t get me wrong, I love football more than most girls. I was rooting for the 49ers all the way, and that last quarter of play was inspiring when the lights came back on. Yet, when you focus on what everyone was tweeting and talking about the next few days it was all about the halftime show.

Let’s face it the past few halftime shows have been pitiful at best. Beyoncé took it to a whole new level and was fantastic. Not only does she have fantastic songs, which she played almost all of my favorites, she was just basically entertaining to watch. She has a great live voice and played to her strengths. I was dancing around the room with a few friends freaking out to how good she was, and even if I never really got into Destiny’s Child it was really cool to see them make an appearance too.

She was better than any commercial and I really wish she would’ve sang for longer. I’d like to pull out one of my favorite songs from her medley on Sunday, “Halo”.

Baby I can feel your halo, pray it won’t fade away.

You can hit me like a ray of light on any of my darkest nights, you’d be my saving grace and pretty much the love of my life. We all have our walls up at one point or another, and we all want someone to come break them down. The best way to break down a wall? A really “safe embrace”. If we can just find a way to let someone in, until they break our heart it’s the best feeling in the world.

I swore I’d never fall again
But this don’t even feel like falling
Gravity can’t forget
To pull me back to the ground again

Gravity, you almost have to love it. When you’re happy it doesn’t exist your head is up in the clouds and so far away from the ground below. When you’re sad well it brings you crashing towards the ground at a very alarming rate. Well, who cares about gravity it is always there and is always going to remind us there is a bottom. Bottom is where we learn to walk before we run though.

I’m going to go rock out to some of Beyoncé’s classics from her Super Bowl performance, but enjoy the week and put your halo on.

Love, Lindsey

February 7, 2013. Tags: , , , , , . music. Leave a comment.

Defining Time

Yesterday was a very exciting day in my family. It was my parent’s 23rd wedding anniversary. I consider 23 years a pretty good amount of time, and couldn’t be luckier to have the parents I do. My mom and I have a little bit of an obsession with Christina Perri.  We could listen to her music on repeat for days and still not be sick of it. In fact, over break my mom had her CD in the car which we replayed over and over again. Needless to say, my dad got really tired of it.

But in celebration of their anniversary I’m picking “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri for today’s blog post. This song is incredibly beautiful and very  soothing. I know my parents haven’t been together for a thousand years, but the lyrics celebrate love and the fact that can still last. I know it was used for The Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 , but I found the song because of Christina Perri.

Heart beats fast
Colors and promises
How to be brave?
How can I love when I’m afraid to fall 

Hello every girl from 18-20 years old who is afraid to get involved with someone because they don’t want to get hurt. How is it possible to love when we are afraid to fall? If we don’t take the first leap you can’t get any further. Love is always going to be scary, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. At 20-25 this is the time of our lives where we are thinking to the future and getting into relationships that start to define our future. Nothing wrong with being single ladies though.

I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

I honestly believe that this song is beautiful enough to be a wedding song, it would be the perfect song to have a first dance to. Can you imagine being with someone for 20+ years, let alone a thousand if that were possible? Can you imagine being happy and happily married for those years? Every marriage is going to have days that aren’t perfect. Life isn’t about being perfect. Life is about being with someone who makes you happy, even if they drive you mad sometimes.

Like the song, I believe I will find someone and that you will too. (If you haven’t already)

Love, Lindsey

February 5, 2013. Tags: , , , , , . music. 1 comment.

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