Music Monday – “Fourth of July” by Fall Out Boy

“4th of July” – Fall Out Boy 

(You and I were, salve you and I were fire.
You and I were, more about you and I were fire.
You and I were, cure you and I were fire, fire, fire)

It was the fourth of July
You and I were, you and I were fire, fire, fireworks
That went off too soon
And I miss you in the June gloom, too
It was the fourth of July
You and I were, you and I were fire, fire, fireworks
I said I’d never miss you
But I guess you never know
May the bridges I have burned light my way back home
On the fourth of July

I’ll be as honest as you let me
I miss your early morning company
If you get me
You are my favorite “what if”
You are my best “I’ll never know”

And I’m starting to forget
Just what summer ever meant to you
What did it ever mean to you?

Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t mean any of it
I just got too lonely, lonely, whoa
In between being young and being right
You were my Versailles at night

It was the fourth of July
You and I were, you and I were fire, fire, fireworks
That went off too soon
And I miss you in the June gloom, too
It was the fourth of July
You and I were, you and I were fire, fire, fireworks
I said I’d never miss you
But I guess you never know
May the bridges I have burned light my way back home
On the fourth of July

My 9 to 5 is cutting open old scars
Again and again ’til I’m stuck in your head
Had my doubts, but I let them out
You are the drought
And I’m the holy water you have been without

And all my thoughts of you
They could heat or cool the room
And no, don’t tell me you’re crying
Oh, honey, you don’t have to lie

Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t mean any of it
I just got too lonely, lonely, whoa
In between being young and being right
You were my Versailles at night

It was the fourth of July
You and I were, you and I were fire, fire, fireworks
That went off too soon
And I miss you in the June gloom, too
It was the fourth of July
You and I were, you and I were fire, fire, fireworks
I said I’d never miss you
But I guess you never know
May the bridges I have burned light my way back home
On the fourth of July

I wish I’d known how much you loved me
I wish I cared enough to know
I’m sorry every song’s about you
The torture of small talk with someone you used to love

It was the fourth of July
You and I were, you and I were fire, fire, fireworks
That went off too soon
And I miss you in the June gloom, too
It was the fourth of July
You and I were, you and I were fire, fire, fireworks
I said I’d never miss you
But I guess you never know
May the bridges I have burned light my way back home
On the fourth of July

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Music Monday: “Homesick at Space Camp” by Fall Out Boy

Felt like throwing one of my favorite songs ever out there today :) Enjoy!

“Homesick at Space Camp” by Fall Out Boy 

Landing on a runway in Chicago and
I’m grounding all my dreams of ever really seeing California, more about
because I know what’s in between is
something sensual in such non-conventional ways.

Tonight the headphones will deliver you the words that I can’t say.
(Tonight im writing you) A million miles away.
Tonight is all about “We miss you.”
(Miss you, medicine miss you, miss you)
Tonight is all about “We miss you” now.

And I can’t forget your style and your cynicism;
somehow it was like you were the first to listen to everything we said.
My smile’s an open wound without you…
and my hands are tied to pages inked to bring you back.

Tonight the headphones will deliver you the words that I can’t say
(Tonight I’m writing you) A million miles away.
Tonight is all about “We miss you.”
(Miss you, miss you, miss you)
Tonight is all about “We miss you” now.

These friends are, new friends are golden
These friends are, new friends are

Tonight the headphones will deliver you the words that I can’t say

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Music Monday: “7 Minutes in Heaven” by Fall Out Boy

“7 Minutes in Heaven” by Fall Out Boy 

I’m sleeping my way out of this one
With anyone who will lie down
I’ll be stuck fixated on one star
When the world is crashing down

I keep telling myself
I keep telling myself
I’m not the desperate type
But you’ve got me looking in through blinds
I keep telling myself
I keep telling myself
I’m not the desperate type

Sitting out dances on the wall
Trying to forget everything that isn’t you
I’m not going home alone
Cause I don’t do too well
Sitting out dances on the wall
Trying to forget everything that isn’t you
I’m not going home alone
Cause I don’t do too well on my own

The only thing worse than not knowing
Is you thinking that I don’t know
I’m having another episode
I just need a stronger dose

I keep telling myself
I keep telling myself
I’m not the desperate type
But you’ve got me looking in through blinds
I keep telling myself
I keep telling myself
I’m not the desperate type

Sitting out dances on the wall
Trying to forget everything that isn’t you
I’m not going home alone
Cause I don’t do too well
Sitting out dances on the wall
Trying to forget everything that isn’t you
I’m not going home alone
Cause I don’t do too well on my own

I keep telling myself
I keep telling myself
I’m not the desperate type
But you’ve got me looking in through blinds
I keep telling myself
I keep telling myself
I’m not the desperate type

Sitting out dances on the wall
Trying to forget everything that isn’t you
I’m not going home alone
Cause I don’t do too well on my own

Find Fall Out Boy

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NaNoWriMo-The Reawakened Playlist!

Hey ya’ll! How’s it going? We’re nearing closer and closer to the end of November, tadalafil which means that we’re heading closer to the end of NaNoWriMo.

Now, mind no matter what your goals are, you’re a winner! Because setting the goal out to write a novel, and doing the hard work for it? Its an incredibly daunting task and I commend each and every one of you who decides to do it!

And if you don’t finish, its okay!

But keep writing :) NaNoWriMo is only one month, and I want to see some finished novels from all of you!

Now, let’s see, what is today’s post? Oh yes! MUSIC! I love music! In high school, music was my LIFE. I was so passionate about music, it was insane. I’ve fallen a little bit out of it, because I focus more on keeping up with all the books and the book world, but I still love music.

And music really helps me to write. I know there are some authors who listen to music and there are some authors who need silence, but I definitely need noise. I write with the TV on, but mostly I write with music.

I’ve noticed that a lot of authors do playlists for their novels, and I realized I’ve never done that before. I just put on whatever I feel like listening to, but I decided to change it a bit for The Reawakened.

So that’s what this post is. I’ll be posting the songs I’ve been listening to like crazy, in order to help me write the novel.

You may want to pay attention a little bit too! Since you guys can’t actually read The Reawakened, you can get a little sneak peek of it by paying attention to these songs!

So here is my The Reawakened playlist!

Also, if you click the song title, it will take you to the song on YouTube for you to listen to!

Novel Theme Song: 

Nightmare by Set It Off

They’re coming, creeping from the corner

And all I know is that I don’t feel safe
I feel the tapping on my shoulder
I turn around in an alarming state
But am I loosing my mind?
I really think so
Not a creature in sight
But what you don’t know is that

My breathing gets faster
And so does my heartbeat
I wish this was over
I wish that this was a dream

The Rest of The Playlist

Sidewalks by Story of the Year

From the sidewalks, 
Running away from the streets we knew,
Side walks, 
Like the time we thought was made for you

All of the days have passed us by, 
All of the sun is gone…away

Partners in Crime by Set It Off

You’ll never take us alive
We swore that death will do us part
They’ll call our crimes a work of art

This tale of reckless love
living a life of crime on the run
A brush to a gun
To paint these states green and red 

Zzzz by The Cab

I’m high and dry, and kicked to the ground
I’m lost, and I’ll never be found

Singing myself to sleep 
and you’re still my favorite melody
It’s been three weeks
How long can his go on?
Singing myself to sleep
You’re haunting every memory 

Distance Disturbs Me by Set It Off

Separated by a scream,
its just a bittersweet success with a dash of failure
I’m hanging by a thread, intentions cut to shreds
I’m starting to lose my grip so 
Someone please distract me, I need a new obsession
Am I just going crazy?
I’ll never learn my lesson because

I would kill to be a mile away
or feel the breath you’ll take
But fate won’t let me

Swallow the Knife by Story of the Year

So let’s make this night be our best mistake
So let’s take the time to wipe the blood away
Now our hands our tied
and our world is caving in

Now our hands are tied
and the problems lie within
So we pray for night
to start over again 

Just One Yesterday by Fall Out Boy 

If heaven’s grief brings hell’s rain
Then I’d trade all my tomorrows for just one yesterday

I wanted this song so bad for City of Bones. I really want it in City of Ashes or City of Glass. Let’s do this.

Monsters by I Am King 

And there’s something behind the clouds
that we can’t see
All things that once had meaning drag behind me
We’ve been living a lie
We’ve been living a lie
A masquerade that will end in destruction
You’ve been living a lie
You’re not all what you pretend to be

Get down on your knees
and we see the darkness and the light
Entwine, as the end of the world
becomes so clear to me 

It’s Over When It’s Over by Falling In Reverse

Take it back, take it back, my friend, 
All the things that you said about the end. 
This is it, this is me telling you it ain’t over til it’s over

Death Valley by Fall Out Boy 

We love a lot 
So we only lose a little
But we are alive
we are alive 

We’re gonna die
It’s just a matter of time
Hard times come, Good times go
I’m either gone in an instant
or here til the bitter end
I never know

In Dreams by Like Moths to Flames 

I’ve been asleep for too long
In a life that’s not my own
Never wanted to feel alone 

Come wake me up
I’ve been asleep for too long
Never wanted to feel alone
Lost myself
Slow to love
So cold

We watch the world turn
But never stop to think about who we are
Take me back to the start
Mend all the pieces that fell apart 

Breathe by Sienna Skies 

There comes a time when we will choose
A time in life which we’re confused
this feeling we will share exists
It sometimes translates with a kiss
The floor is ours
Let’s not waste any time now
Or we’ll regret everything 

Nothing Like Today by Divided by Friday 

Take me back to when I had it all
Before I let my feelings fall
‘Cause lately I’ve been hating who I am
I took for granted what I had
and watched it wash away
But tonight, I’ll let it out
Tonight, will be nothing like today

No Control by Set It Off 

Fall to my knees, God I beg you please
Show me just an inch of mercy
help me, help me, I’m doing all I can
Pretend I’m unaffected, but their pain became my present 

Swear this isn’t what I wanted
God, this house is haunted
The way that this could, if things were a melody
And after all of this we’ve been through
I wish we could switch shoes
This life ain’t fair for us all

My walls are built, and on display
I drown in guilt, due to dismay
Maybe someday I can see how this has shaped me
Bite my tongue, with swelling lungs
I gasp for air and let this go

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I hope you enjoyed listening to some of the music that has been inspiring to me!

What are some songs or some bands that help you when you are writing? Share in the comments!

Music Monday

Welcome to my new weekly segment.

This is basically a fluff piece to remind everyone that I’m here and to keep reading this blog…basically.

I just want to have an excuse to keep writing, medicine and sharing things with you guys.

So every Monday, visit this I’m gonna share a song with you guys; whatever song is in my head, viagra whatever song I just discovered, a song I liked from a TV show or a movie, whatever.

And I do love music. I mean, I’m not a music snob like my boyfriend (I so hope he’s rolling his eyes as he reads this; love you baby!) but not everyone is super musical and can play guitar and bass guitar, and drums, and organ, and piano, and some trumpet and just bought a mandolin, and harmonica, and god knows what else.

But I do love music, and there’s some seriously awesome things happening in MY music world this year.

One, Andrew McMahon of Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin fame is striking out on his own, releasing an EP and is currently on tour with Fun. (not a fan but still exciting) and doing solo shows, one of which I am attending in March.

Then…oh then, my second favorite band (after Something Corporate) announces that they are finally back together! After nearly four years of taking a break and working on other projects, Fall Out Boy is releasing a new album called “Save Rock and Roll” (insert another eye roll from said boyfriend; love you again baby!)

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I am SOOOOOO excited. They’re going on a worldwide tour as well, and unfortunately the one Southern California stop is the same day as my brother’s high school graduation, but I am so very excited that these guys are back together and making music. I literally SQUEALED; I was so happy.

So today’s song is the newly released single from their upcoming album, Save Rock and Roll, called My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up).

Enjoy :D

Liebster Blog Award

For those of you who don’t know (I didn’t know), website like this the Liebster Blog Award is an award that is given to a blog with less than 200 followers (I have about 40 so that’s definitely me) and its basically to given some recognition to those up and coming blogs who are just starting or are trying to get some notice.

I’d really like to thank Geeky Book Snob blog for nominating me for this award.

In order to really accept your nomination, check you need to thank the people who nominated you (done, and done. I am so gosh darn polite), you need to paste the award image on your blog (done, and done again), and you need to choose other bloggers to nominate for this award (see below).

Another little necessary tidbit for this award (I’m learning as I go here people haha), is to either tell the word 11 little facts about your or answer the questions that your nominators asked on their blogs. I kind of have both of those. So what I’m going to do is do 6 little facts about me, answer five questions from the Geeky Book Snob‘s blog and then finish with my own nominations. How does that sound? You don’t like? Well, its my blog now, isn’t it?

6 Little Facts About Me

1. I am currently writing my second novel. The name of the novel is A Little Less Than Famous. My style of writing is definitely my own, but my biggest influences on my style would be Meg Cabot and Sarah Dessen. The book centers around a young woman named McKinley Evans who meets famous Jake Kennedy and how their lives are changed. It should hit Kindle and all other e-readers by December.

2. I have five tattoos. I have the Deathly Hallows symbol tattoo on my right wrist, I have “wit beyond measure” on my right wrist and “man’s greatest treasure” on my left wrist. I have the Rebel Alliance symbol on my back, just below my neck, and “The Last Enemy that Shall be Destroyed is Death” on my left shoulder blade. Then on my right ankle I have musical notes from my favorite Something Corporate song “Konstantine” and the word “Always” from Harry Potter.

3. I read really really fast. I mean, seriously really fast. I usually blow through a book in a few hours, if its a brand new book. I read Deathly Hallows in roughly five hours. I just finished The Casual Vacancy in about six hours, Mark of Athena in about four, etc. I just blow through books. I could read probably about 4-8 books a week, if I had the time between my friends, my boyfriend, my family, work and school.

4. The current television shows that I watch are Once Upon a Time, Doctor Who, Revolution, Switched at Birth, Suburgatory, The Walking Dead, Guys with Kids…and I think thats it. For now. :D

5. My favorite movie in the whole world is Star Wars: A New Hope. (Empire Strikes Back comes a close second). People always find that insanely surprising. “What, Harry Potter isn’t your favorite movie?!” No, its not. I adore the HP movies but they’re not my favorite. Star Wars is. Harry Potter is my favorite BOOK.

6. I have two favorite places in the world: Disneyland and Angel Stadium and I spend a ton of time at both of them. I love Disneyland because I’ve been going there since I as a kid and to me, no matter how crowded it gets or how much it changes, it just never loses that magic. Why do you think I’ve had an annual pass the last three years? And Angel Stadium? Well I love my Los Angeles Angels, my Halos. I love baseball and I love being there to see my guys play.

Now, questions from my nominator:

Who would you want to have dinner with most in the world?

Easy. Joanne Rowling. I mean, she’s my main girl. She’s amazing. The way she transformed the way we write and the way we read. Her books changed my life. I don’t have 3.5 Harry Potter tattoos for no reason. I would be awed just to be in her presence. I think I would cry during the whole dinner and not be able to actually thank her.

What is your favorite word?

Awesome. If you read this blog, you know that too. I use the word awesome every day in some way or another. I may say it to actually mean awesome or I may use it completely sarcastically like “oh, awesome” when I really mean is “oh, crap”. Awesome.

If you could choose 5 songs that would be the songs to the soundtrack of your life, what would they be?

I’m a boring person so I don’t feel like I’d really have a soundtrack to my life. I mean, I read, I write, I watch movies and TV shows, I hang out with my boyfriend, I go to Disneyland and Angel games, I don’t really have an exciting life haha. So I’ll list my five favorite songs: “Konstantine” by Something Corporate, “Fall” by Something Corporate, “Homesick at Space Camp” by Fall Out Boy, “The Ocean” by Led Zeppelin, and “The Calendar” by Panic! at the Disco.

What is the word you hate the most?

I hate the word “won’t”. Its different to say you can’t…and its another to say you won’t. (Sometimes I think when people say can’t, it just means they won’t.) I just feel like…its often said it terms of doing things for other people or even just doing things for yourself. And you should always do things for other people and for yourself.

If you could choose your own name, what would it be?

I always thought of that when I was younger. My name is Sara so I shared my name with basically my entire grade when I was in school. I thought about going by Elizabeth or Liz or Beth (that’s my middle name) and sometimes I do still think about it. For the most part though, I’ve grown to like my name :D

My Nominations:

The Urge to Write

Seeking Bazinga

The Nerdy Girl

I don’t know a whole lot about this award but I’m honored that there are others out there that would nominate me for something like that, not because I really think I have a shot at winning, but mostly because it means that people are out there actually reading this thing and its not just me, talking to myself in the form of words. I think the biggest compliment a writer can get is to read so that’s really awesome. :D

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