Original Music

Some more of my music.

I really like a lot of techno and house type music. Particularly the stuff out of Europe. Dubstep is okay in small doses but if it’s just a bunch of noise with no beat then I don’t really care for it. I also like some of more notable female singers like Sarah McLachlan and Loreena McKennitt. Really there are many artists and singers that I really like. But some of them have a bit more a impact than others. I grew up to Enya’s music so I of course love her and similar artists. Enya’s ‘Sail Away’ link http://youtu.be/LTrk4X9ACtw is kinda like my childhood lullaby.  I also really enjoy some of the movie soundtracks that Hans Zimmer does- Lisa Gerrard  from Gladiator (link to it) Now We Are Free -Lisa Gerrard 

One of the bands that I really love that I stumbled upon is Within Temptation. Their music is so mixed and the lead singer AMAZING. From the Netherlands, they aren’t very well known in USA yet, but they are getting super popular in Europe and hopefully will tour the states at some point. I found WT (Within Temptation) before my life really took a turn for the worse.

This is one of their older songs ‘Ice Queen’ Lyrics below. The song gives you a good idea of how the lead singer sounds. The link to the youtube video is: http://youtu.be/huQr3OWWzTA

When leaves have fallen and skies turned to gray
The night keeps on closing in on the day
A nightingale sings his song of farewell
You better hide for her freezing hell

On cold wings she’s coming you better keep moving
For warmth you’ll be longing, nightingale
Come on just feel it don’t you see it?
You better believe it

When she embraces your heart turns to stone
She comes at night when you’re all alone
And when she whispers your blood shall run cold
You better hide before she finds you

Whenever she is raging she takes all life away
Haven’t you seen? Haven’t you seen?
The ruins of our world

Whenever she is raging she takes all life away
Haven’t you seen? Haven’t you seen?
The ruins of our world

She covers the earth with a breath taking cloak
The sun awakes and melts it away
The world now opens it’s eyes and sees
The dawning of a new day

On cold wings she’s coming you better keep moving
For warmth you’ll be longing, nightingale
Come on just feel it don’t you see it?
You better believe it

Whenever she is raging she takes life away
Haven’t you seen? Haven’t you seen?
The ruins of our world

J

Music (need have themes for life right?)

I often mention songs & lyrics that help express how I feel or think. I believe many people do (even if they don’t notice it) and why wouldn’t we? Music has been around for so so long and the same with songs. Usually the is a song from this band, one song off that album even just a line from a set. Anyways here is a few of mine.

 

“Just Be” DJ Tiësto            http://youtu.be/qEYueRVuqmg

I was lost
And I’m still lost
But I feel so much better

You can travel the world
But you can’t run away
From the person you are in your heart
You can be who you want to be
Make us believe in you
Keep all your light in the dark
You’re searching for truth
You must look in the mirror
And make sense of what you can see
Just be
Just be

They say learning to love yourself
Is the first step
But you take what you want to be real
Flying on planes to exotic locations
Won’t teach you
How you really feel
Face up to the fact
That you are who you are
And nothing can change that belief
Just be
Just be

Cause now I know
It’s not so far
To where I go
The hardest part
It’s inside me
I need
To just be
Just be

Great song about life and you can even dance to it, have to love what DJ Tiësto can do with a song.

“Eyes on Fire” Blue Foundation http://youtu.be/8IHFVn0sv14

I’ll seek you out,
Flay you alive
One more word and you won’t survive
And I’m not scared of your stolen power
I see right through you any hour

I won’t soothe your pain
I won’t ease your strain
You’ll be waiting in vain
I got nothing for you to gain

I’m taking it slow
Feeding my flame
Shuffling the cards of your game
And just in time
In the right place
Suddenly I will play my ace

I won’t soothe your pain (ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh)
I won’t ease your strain
(ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh)
You’ll be waiting in vain
(ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh)
I got nothing for you to gain

Eyes on fire
Your spine is ablaze
Felling any foe with my gaze

And just in time
In the right place
Steadily emerging with grace

ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh,felling any foe with my gaze
ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh, steadily emerging with grace
ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh, felling any foe with my gaze
ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh, Steadily emerging with grace

Sadly this got more well-known with the Twilight movies, BUT it was around long before the books. I love the lyrics, I love the way it’s done. It’s pretty much how I felt when I had a lot of people who “needed” my actions but not me or what I really am. She blatantly says there isn’t anything here for the people who want to “take” more than she has to give. And then to top it off she emerges with grace (a saying many a friend and poem has emphasized to me over the years).

Music

I love music, since I can hear pitch pretty well I like it even better with decent speakers.. It helps me get in touch with the emotions behind the actions when I connect them (courtesy of the PTSD). Its also great for getting the words flowing when I can’t start writing or even speaking. Its a way to experience, to express and to feel for me. The beat and the instruments paint a picture of being, the vocals often tell a story. An well written song is like reading a well written book. It does wonders for the mind.

Techno music is my drug I’ve found these days. Some people listen to classical while they write. I listen to techno. I like it for the trance like quality it often brings when my mind is racing and nothing will calm me down. I also like the productivity it brings me. Then there is dancing to a good house mix. It just brings so much energy. There is no one way to dance to it, not even a style. Just move to the music (quickly). Can you keep up? Can you capture the emotion the beat is projecting and put into dance? It challenges you. I love it. Morgan Page has great mixes (even some slower stuff the is very relaxing to listen to). Tiësto is of course at the top of my favorites list along with Armin Van Buuren, Above and Beyond, Paul Van Dyk and Inna. But with Europe having more influence (FINALLY) on our music over here the top 40 artists are starting to get some house beats in their albums. Jennifer Lopez has a new song that doesn’t even need to be remixed to play in a club. They are finally playing my songs on the radio!

A band that I absolutely love is Within Temptation – a Dutch band. Most Americans have never heard of them but they are quite popular in Europe. For those who are Evanescence fans along with Flyleaf and Lacuna Coil will probably love WT. The mix what could be loosely called Gothic rock with instrumental and even Orchestra overlays. They actually recorded with the Metropole Orchestra for one of their albums. They do their own lyrics and Sharon den Adel (vocalist) has one of the best voices I’ve ever heard-EVER.  The lyrics and tempos of their songs speak to me on a very personal level (I’ll write more about it later) and to this day amaze me.