Song Tag

Last week’s been quite crazy. Besides work, I also had my Swedish exam – I’ve been learning Swedish for three and a half years now. (She said proudly.)
Anyway, I didn’t have time to write, but I wanted to stop neglecting my blog. So I decided to do something simple – the Song Tag I’ve been seeing on Tumblr. I haven’t talked about music on this blog before and it’s time to do something about it. And song lyrics are literature as well. ūüôā

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The rules are: write the first ten songs that come up on shuffle and write down your favourite lines from each song. The rules also say to tag ten people. I won’t be doing that, but it would be nice to learn something about the music you listen to so I’d be happy if you choose to do it. ūüôā

So, here’s my list:

1.Digital Daggers – The Devil Within

Digital Daggers may sound a bit too “poppish” for my taste, but I love them anyway. And these lyrics are gorgeously eerie:

I will be here/¬†When you think you‚Äôre all alone/¬†Seeping through the cracks/¬†I‚Äôm the poison in your bones/¬†My love is your disease/¬†I won’t let it set you free/¬†Til I break you

2. The Romanovs – White Flag

I’m so happy this song showed up, it’s one of my favourites!

You’re made of curves of glass /¬†Blown out with air from the lungs of god/¬†Filled with sand, tan and fine /¬†That flows too quickly to the bottom

3. Garbage – I Hate Love

They shore you up. They lay all their dreams on you/¬†They let you in and you start to believe you’re soft as a miracle/¬†Unfurled, I was new and unfurled/¬†Innocent and open as any lamb and hoping for paradise.

4. Lacrimas Profundere – My Velvet Little Darkness

You give me my lust/¬†And you are my frost/¬†I hate what you do but can’t resist/¬†Your sweet charming/¬†And always harming/¬†Cold little embrace

5. Disturbed – Down with the Sickness

Drowning deep in my sea of loathing/¬†Broken your servant I kneel/¬†It seems what’s left of my human side/¬†Is slowly changing in me

6. The Cruxshadows – Marilyn, My Bitterness

My wings will fold around me now/ for once a one was two/ and my memory is a monument/ that will always stand for you

7. Emilie Autumn – Castle Down

One of my favourite artists! (Though, not one of my favourite songs, but still a very, very good one.)

And you were there when I/¬†Built my tower like pebbles in the rain/¬†Trying to balance all that I had left/¬†With what I didn’t have any more

8. Inkubus Sukkubus – We Belong with the Dead

Come and sleep eternal sleep/¬†Don’t you fear and don’t you weep/¬†On a chariot we shall ride, all the way to suicide/¬†You took me up, you dragged me down/¬†Now my soul is quite unbound/¬†Don’t you try to change my mind/¬†To sense and reason I am blind

9. London after Midnight – Pain Looks Good on You

I cheated a little bit because I got another Lacrimas Profundere song, and I wanted to mention different artists so I skipped to the next one. Sorry, not sorry. Because I love London after Midnight. ūüėČ And this song is about not being indifferent to all the horrible things that are happening around us, so it deserves to be mentioned.

What will you do?/ What will it prove?/ When your indifference comes back to you?/ What can I say to make you understand?/ All of your misery comes from your own hands.

10. Lorde – Yellow Flicker Beat

I don’t really listen to Lorde, I have to admit, though I find her interesting. And I adore this song. So, I really should listen to more Lorde from now on…

I’m a princess cut from marble, smoother than a storm/¬†And the scars that mark my body, they’re silver and gold/¬†My blood is a flood of rubies, precious stones/¬†It keeps my veins hot, the fires find a home in me/¬†I move through town, I’m quiet like a fire/¬†And my necklace is of rope, I tie it and untie it

And that’s all. Hope you enjoyed it! ūüôā


This is just a short personal update, but I thought it might be nice to share it.

So, I have just finished listening to my first audiobook. (Yes, I know, it’s a bit weird I haven’t tried it earlier.) I listened to The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey¬†Eugenides, a book I have wanted to read for a while, but just didn’t get my hands on. First, I’m going to say that I liked the book. It provokes a feeling of uneasiness and is at times creepy, but it’s something I don’t have a problem with. It’s done quite well and I loved the style which at times felt like listening to a poem. What I fear, however, is that I might have enjoyed the book better if I had actually read a physical copy.

Listening is not for me, it seems. It hard for me to concentrate and my mind wonders off. I had to go back and listen at some parts more then once. Maybe it’s a question of adjustment, but I am generally a visual person and I need something to get my eyes’ attention. It’s a shame, though, since I think audiobooks are quite practical at times, especially for listening on the go, and especially since I can’t really read on any kind of transportation – buses, cars, trains, aeroplanes – since I get dizzy and nauseous. So, in the end, I decided I’m not giving them up yet.

So, what do you think about audiobooks? Do you like them? Was it hard fro you to ajdust to listening as well?

P.S. I remember listening to fairy tales on the cassette player when I was a kid. I loved it then so I might learn to like it again. ūüôā