Young & Beautiful

Wow. Just…wow. Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful”, from “The Great Gatsby” soundtrack.


Tell The Truth Tuesday: Music Edition

I don’t have very many interesting truths to tell this week. Actually, I have a number of burning topics that definitely fall into the realm of truth-telling, but they’re a little too long to be hashed out from my desk here at work. (Shh…I’m on break.)

So, here’s the quickie edition of Tell The Truth Tuesday, involving five songs that are getting the top plays on my ipod this week. These are in no particular order, and I apologize in advance for the ear-jarring whiplash one might receive from hearing this [very random] mix.

1. Hurts, “Somebody To Die For”

I finally got a hold of their latest album, ‘Exile’, and it’s getting just as many plays as their stellar debut, ‘Happiness’. Quickly becoming one of my favorite bands.


2. Queensryche, “Silent Lucidity”

I first heard this song in the Supernatural Season 2 episode, “Heart”, and it’s been one of my favorites lately. I don’t listen to this sort of music very much, but it’s a lovely change of pace from the relentless pop genre.


3. Fall Out Boy, “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)”

Speaking of relentless…I haven’t really watched the music video for this, but I may or may not be addicted to this song. Part pop, part punk, part rock and roll, and all completely awesome.


4. Tenth Avenue North, “Don’t Stop The Madness”

Another new album, and another favorite song. One of my favorite Christian bands, and one whose lyrics are always completely honest.


5. Kansas, “Carry On My Wayward Son”, lullaby version

Yes, one of my favorite songs as a lullaby. Somebody hold me.

Writing Music: Imagine Dragons

Bleeding Out by Imagine Dragons

“When the day has come
That I’ve lost my way around
And the seasons stop and hide beneath the ground
When the sky turns gray
And everything is screaming
I will reach inside
Just to find my heart is beating

You tell me to hold on
Oh you tell me to hold on
But innocence is gone
And what was right is wrong

‘Cause I’m bleeding out
So if the last thing that I do
Is to bring you down
I’ll bleed out for you
So I bare my skin
And I count my sins
And I close my eyes
And I take it in
And I’m bleeding out
I’m bleeding out for you (for you)”