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.

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.

Lyrical

I have this thing where I love the lyrics of songs. I will sing a line over and over again if it really hits home. I’m just a fan of what people have to say, even if they haven’t written the lyrics themselves, someone wrote them.

One of those lyrics that I love so much come from Taylor Swift’s “All too Well”.  It has some of my favorite lines, and I mean Taylor Swift singing it doesn’t hurt.

And I know it’s long gone, and that magic´s not here no more
And it might be okay, but I’m not fine at all

How many times do you feel like you will be alright, but you aren’t fine? It’s that really thin line that you can go on, it’ll be alright, but you really don’t feel fine. You don’t feel normal or really ready to tackle the world at full force.

You tell me about your past thinking your future was me
And I know it’s long gone, and there was nothing else I could do

You tell the people in your life that you think will stay about your past, you don’t tell the people who aren’t going to be in your future. There takes a level of trust to tell someone about the events that made you who you are. No matter how long ago it was or why it ended we need to realize sometimes there is nothing else we can do. Some hearts are meant to be broken, fate has a funny way of working those things out. (that doesn’t mean don’t try relationships see my post one man’s heartbreak)

And I forget about you long enough to forget why I needed to

Painfully beautiful that you forget about someone long enough to forget why you ever even wanted to. I’ve been there so many times, you go through a  really painful situation, move on and a year later you forget completely why it was so bad. You think of all the great times, and bury the bad times so far back that they don’t exist in your mind. Oh how heartbreaking it is when you move back into that situation and realize, yeah there was a reason it didn’t work.

And maybe we got lost in translation
Maybe I asked for too much
But maybe this thing was a masterpiece
´til you tore it all up
Running scared

This song really gets me every time right around this point, where it really breaks it down. Things get lost in translation, one person asks for something but it seems like so much more. Yet, maybe they ask for something and the other person just doesn’t want to give anymore than they already are. Game,set, match the relationship is over. Something beautiful torn to pieces because one person walks away. Or in this case runs away scared. (my most common run)

Hey you called me up again just to break me like a promise
So casually cruel in the name of being honest
I’m a crumbled up piece of paper lying here

When that person contacts you again and it breaks you to the core. They said they would never speak to you again, guess that promise is broken like the pieces of your heart laying on the floor. That’s not easy to take, they feel like they owe you honesty. Well integrity can hurt like pinch, stings at first but once its done, its done.

I am just in love with this song, because lyrics say what sometimes we can’t. Go listen to a song to find your favorite lyrics tonight.

Love, Lindsey

January 18, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , . music, Uncategorized. 5 comments.