Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sam Tsui - Make It Up

Does it look like I've got everything under control?

Hi there, everyone. I'm back from Michigan, and my team got 12th place out of 54 teams in World Finals for Odyssey of the Mind! My last day of school is tomorrow, too.

Which means:
I can most likely post more! :D
Hooray!

This song is by Sam Tsui, a YouTuber who has an amazing voice. :)
Make It Up is the original song his album is based off of and named after, which was published recently this year in 2013. My friend recommended this song to me, so I decided to share it with you all in spite of my rare posting recently.

The lyrics, to me, describe someone who is Making It Up.
I've got a little confession, I don't know what I'm doing.
That's one line that just gives it away.
Does it look like I've got everything under control? I'm good at faking it. The ice is getting thin, but I'm the only one who knows. I'm only making it up.
That line gives it away, too.

I really enjoy this song. It's upbeat, but it has substance. It talks about living spontaneously.
Here's the official music video:

Do enjoy it.

Have a great week!
-Tennie.
Just play it cool and take it day by day.

Monday, May 20, 2013

New Politics - Harlem

I spend my money on the regular miracles, just like you, like me, like everybody else.

Hello there.

I don't have much to say except for that I'm going to Michigan for a week, and that this song is catchy, upbeat and happy. :D


Have a good week.

Tennie.
Light it up yeah, smoke 'em if you got 'em.

Friday, May 10, 2013

alt-J - Tessellate

My heart still thumps as I bleed.

Hello there. :3

This song is just something I find very hard to interpret without making no sense at all. Thus, I will find many interpretations over the great internet and post them here for you with comments of my own.
I had an epiphany. A woman wants to get back at her husband, so she cheats with some guy (forming the triangle). She bites chunks out of this guy (uses him to get her husband jealous). The poor guy is in love with her but she still loves her husband and has no plans on leaving her husband for this poor guy. Why would she? Her husband is wealthy and her home is lavish. What can this poor guy offer her...nothing. He's handsome and intelligent but doesn't have the money to keep up with this woman's wants and needs. She chews him up and spits him out. 
She is reveling in the love triangle; it's her saying, "triangles are my favorite shape..." She loves the game. She gets back at her husband, while she enjoys the sexual fling with this poor guy. 
But her plan doesn't quite turn in her favor. While she enjoys the game, her husband doesn't. He is uncontrollable jealous when he finds out. What does he do? He kills her and throws in an ocean. She becomes seafood. 
Well the poor guy who really loved her, despite her using him in her game, is haunted by her disappearance. He thinks of her and still desires her, even though he wasn't anything special to him and still had her allegiance to her husband. 
So in the end the one burns (the poor guy), one red (the cunning and beautiful woman), one grins (the husband who shoots his wife to avenge her infidelity.)
The poor guy goes back to his hum drum life, the husband probably goes to jail, and the wife is devoured by seals. 
I wonder if triangles are still her favorite shape?
 -kkw, songmeanings.net
That is one of the most... cynic but interesting comments I have ever read in my life.


The lines about triangles got me for so long. I was like, wait, that does not a triangle make! Then I realized that my perspective was off. It doesn't say that there are two lines in a triangle. It is referencing the individual points, in a triangle there are 3 points, each one where two lines meet. Quite a deep way to express a love triangle.
-dejus, songmeanings.net
Love triangles.
It has to be about a love triangle... Thinking about it know they're actually pretty brilliant lyrics. 
Triangles are my favorite shapeThree points, where two lines meet - A love triangle has 3 relations-ships, all between two people within the group. 
The rest is self explanatory, let the poetry put it together for you :) Awesome lyrics and song! pretty blue actually... 
-delicreep4, songmeanings.net
There are so many more interesting comments and interpretations. :D
What's yours?

-Tennie.


Search the graves while the camera spins.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Gavin DeGraw - Chariot

Your favorite fruit is chocolate covered cherries and watermelon, ohh.

Hey there. Happy month of May! Time for the allergies and flowers to spring up, for good or bad. ;)

This song is a very metaphorical song, so if you don't understand it, that's fine with me. I don't quite grasp the meaning of it either, but that's okay. The song itself is still great.

This is a quote for the all-wonderful Gavin DeGraw about this song -
Chariot is a metaphorical vehicle for getting to a place in your mind that is a more broken down and laid back. It's somewhere to be just for a moment--instead of being wrapped up and living wherever you're living and consumed with what you're doing. It's a place to release and chill out.
In the music video, there is a girl who meets Gavin in his simple life and brings him to parties and shows him things that aren't his style. In the end, it's all a green screen, showing that it's just a visual seance.

To me, this song is about simplicity. Like in the first few lines of the song, it talks about favorite fruit. In day to day life, favorite fruit doesn't really matter as much as work or school or other priorities people have placed at a higher need.
Keep those things in mind.

Have a great day.
Until next time,

-Tennie.
Rains made mirrors of the earth.