Friday, April 27, 2007

Drinking and Cheating?

I think I've solved it thanks to songmeanings.net. It's a 'drinking and cheating song. Here's someones take on it - Thanks for all your comments (Sis! your a star and I love you lots).

Its a "Drinking and Cheating" song. In the beginning, we are committed to someone (dating, married, whatever) and are sitting at the bar, drunk and looking to have a good time... with whoever. We feel something is missing at the moment (the only think that really matters when you're drunk) and we want to get "back to good". Now, everyone knows that the same thing is going through everyone else's mind, it's just not talked about. Yet all the signals are there. Eventually, we slip away with someone. As long as nobody notices, who really does it hurt?

The second verse is right after the fact, and regret sets in. We are now hurt, and possibly hurt the person we are committed to, and maybe even hurt the person we were with. But we don't know how to get back to the way it was before what we did (Back to Good). It was fun at the moment, but there was nothing lasting in it ("you don't own me") and was just meaningless ("in fact it's phony as hell"). Yet, we truly hope in the end that this moment will never come up again, or we will be at a loss to explain ourselves.

But should we have to explain ourselves? Everyone has those cheating feelings. Everyone. How can one person look down on another for breaking down and going farther with those feelings than another? One person stops at flirting, another with a caress, another at a kiss, another... ("everyone hides shades of shame"), yet we have all cheated to some degree. Yet it's all still cheating ("but looking inside we're the same").

Overall, the song is just telling us that everyone is human, and we all eventually go astray. Don't think for a second that everyone else is faultless, and don't put other's down for thier moments of going "too far".

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Decipher those lyrics

More ramblings from the World of Rob. It's a very different world to Abi Land - not as manic - it doesn't involve throwing water at people or jumping up and down but it's still nice and the sky is made of Candy Floss. I'm not sure if anyway reads this anymore but as we're not up to much at the moment I'm going to put any old rubbish on here. So here goes....

I'm going through a Matchbox Twenty phase at the moment (for the gerries thats a band that you've never heard of, probably won't listen to and doesn't sound like the Beatles). Just found another fantastic track Entitled Back 2 Good love the song but I don't understand the lyrics. I've never been that good with lyrics. It probably stems from listening to way too much Duran Duran as a teenager. I think it has something to do with they guy being in a relationship but thinking about other people OR the fact he can't sleep around any more. I'm not sure, I don't think I'm the most perceptive person. Anyway, the lyrics are below and a video for those of you that are interested. if anyone can tell me what the hell this guy is singing about please let me know.

For those of you interested in Matchbox Twenty check out Bright Lights, Unwell, Cold, Disease. I' sure if you search YouTube you'll come across them. More music updates to come.

Its nothing, its so normal you
Just stand there I could say so much
But I dont go there cuz I dont want to
I was thinking if you were lonely
Maybe we could leave here and no one would know
At least not to the point that we would think so

Everyone here, knows everyone here is thinking about
Somebody else
Its best if we all keep it under our heads
I couldnt tell, if anyone here was feeling
The way I do
But Im lonely now, and I dont know how
To get it back to good

I dont mean that, you own me
This aint no good, in fact its phony
As hell
But things worked out just like you wanted too
If you see me out you dont know me
Try to turn your head, try to give me some room
To figure out just what Im going to do

And everyone here, hates everyone here for
Doing just like
They do
Its best if we all keep this quite instead
And I couldnt tell, why everyone here was
Doing me like
They do
But Im sorry now, and I dont know how
To get it back to good

Everyone here, is wondering what its like to be with
Somebody else
Everyone heres to blame, everyone here
Gets caught up in the pleasure of the pain,
Everyone hides
Shades of shame, but looking inside were the same, were
The same
And were all grown now, but we dont know
How
To get it back to good

Everyone here, knows everyone here is thinking bout
Somebody else
Its best if we all keep this under our heads
I couldnt tell, if anyone here was feeling
The way I do
But its over now, and I dont know how, its over now
Theres no getting back to good

Friday, April 20, 2007

The iPOD Factor

My humps...

Alanis Morrissette has released a parody of ‘My Humps’ by the Back Eyed Peas. It’s has the same lyrics but no pounding base line just a piano to accompany her. It makes you realise how ridiculous the lyrics are. She uploaded it to YouTube and it got 5 million hits in the first week. According to sources Fergie (BEP’s singer) sent Alanis a cake it the shape of a bum. At least she didn’t take it to heart. While we are on the subject of videos and the internet have a look at a few of the links below if you have a few minutes to kill

Female Mullets – It’s not good to laugh at the afflicted

Over & under rated Adam Sandler Movies

Travis pays tribute to Britney Spears

Six Billion Others – The hope and dreams of the world, a fantastic project

And finally – Dynamite Surfing in Copenhagen. Just watch it and be amazed at how stupid some people can be (still it’s quite impressive).That’s all for now.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Are we there yet?

Interesting directions from Google. I wanted to find out how far Boston (lincs) was from Guildford. Obviously there is only one Boston (Mass), how silly of a European to assume there were other Bostons. Anyway, my journey takes me to France(!!!!), and then across the atlantic to Boston. Check out the intructions (click on the image to make it larger).

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Some things don't make sense....

"baby, baby, baby, baby, when all your love is gone who will save me from all I'm up against out in this world."

Rob Thomas, Matchbox Twenty :-)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Back to reality...

Unpacked, laundry done, suitcases away and the long weekend behind us. It's time to get our heads down and save for the next holiday. We're off to Belgium in May for a long weekend (actually doing a 60 mile walk over three days), Zurich the following weekend to sightsee followed by another long weekend at the end of June, this time in Italy (a friends wedding).
More details to following along with some random blog updates & rants. x