Song of the Week#13-Embracing Facts by Into It. Over It. (School Edition-E)

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This is a weekly meme that’s for the most part, the same as Song Of The Week except each week there will be for the alphabet/numbers! and it’s going to be updated once a week. This week’s edition is: E!

Into It. Over It is a one-man band from Chicago, Illinois that started out in 2007. Evan Thomas Weiss started out by writing and recording songs every week for one year that quickly got picked up by record labels and then became something more. Since then, Weiss has released three split EPS and five albums. Embracing Facts is off of his album Proper.

Okay, so this song might not have to do anything with school but guess what? I don’t care. And you shouldn’t either because the record label is giving this away as a free download. See, not caring can be a good thing sometimes.

My favourite part is:

How the hell could I have been so weak?
A plush backseat flips my switch on to speak and says
“Your common sense will never pay the rent.”
Harsh words from a path that I seldom choose.
I’ll scream at the wall as you sing the blues
To the minor chords that you and I simply can’t afford

You can download this whole album for free (and legally too!) here.

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Song of the Week#12-Don’t Let Me Cave in by The Wonder Years (School Edition-D)

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This is a weekly meme that’s for the most part, the same as Song Of The Week except each week there will be for the alphabet/numbers! and it’s going to be updated once a week. This week’s edition is: D!

The Wonder Years is an American pop punk band from Lansdale, Pennsylvania that formed in June 2005. Since their conception, they have released four full-length albums, two EPs, and several splits/compilations. The group is currently signed to Hopeless Records.

The Wonder Years just understand me. They really do, and I think that since so many young adults can relate to them, the can do no wrong. Seriously, if you like this type of music or never heard of pop punk, then listen to them. You might not like this song but you will respect this band.

My favourite part is:

There comes a day when you rectify
who you are with who you want to be with
And I can’t make the two things co-exist
So don’t let me cave in

You drove me all the way up here
cause you could tell that I was a mess
I wasn’t going to make it to dinner
and I shouldn’t be calling again
You drove me all the way up here
And asked if we could stay in bed
You still got work early tomorrow
and I’ve got a plane to catch
You drove me all the way back

You can listen to Don’t Let Me Cave In here.

Lyrics are here.

Song of the Week#11-Can You Feel My Heart by Bring Me the Horizon (School Edition-C)

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This is a weekly meme that’s for the most part, the same as Song Of The Week except each week there will be for the alphabet/numbers! and it’s going to be updated once a week. This week’s edition is: C!

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Bring Me the Horizon are a British metalcore band from Sheffield, Yorkshire that formed in 2004. The band have released 4 albums-Suicide Season, Blessings, There is a Hell, Believe Me, I’ve Seen it. There is a Heaven, Let’s Keep it a Secret., and Sempiternal. Can You Feel My Heart is off of their album, Sempiternal.

Believe it or not, this song does relate to school. Who can fix the broken? Teachers! Yeah, I know, that was pretty shitty but oh well. The main reason why I’m adding this song to SotW is because my friend and I always (and by always I really do mean always) sing this song to each other. Line by line. I’m usually the one who fucks up first but still, it’s something fun to do that also pisses off our French teacher!

My favourite part is:

I’m scared to get close and I hate being alone.
I long for that feeling to not feel at all.
The higher I get, the lower I’ll sink.
I can’t drown my demons, they know how to swim.

Can you feel my heart?

Can you hear the silence?
Can you see the dark?
Can you fix the broken?
Can you feel… can you feel my heart?

You can watch Can You Feel My Heart here.

Lyrics are here.

Song of the Week#10-Billy S. by Skye Sweetnam (School Edition-B)

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This is a weekly meme that’s for the most part, the same as Song Of The Week except each week there will be for the alphabet/numbers! and it’s going to be updated once a week. This week’s edition is: B!

Skye Alexandra Sweetnam is a Canadian singer-songwriter, actress, and music video director. She has released two albums and has been in many tv shows and films. Billy S. is off of her album, Noise From the Basement.

To be honest, when I was forced to read Romeo and Juliet I couldn’t help but roll my eyes at every page. Of course, for everyone who has read the many novels that I have written reviews on, insta-love is because of Romeo and Juliet. They are the parents of it and it’s only fair to pay my respects to a novel that I will never read nor watch ever again. Thank you, Shakespeare and thank you Skye Sweetnam for expressing just how many teens feel about this play.

My favourite part is:

I don’t need to read Billy Shakespeare,
Meet Juliet or Mavolio,
Feel for once what it’s like to rebel now,
I wanna break out, let’s go!

Teachers treat us all like clones,
Sit up straight, take off your headphones,
I don’t blame them, they get paid,
Money money, woo, lot’s of money money, woo!

You can listen to Billy S. here.

Lyrics are here.

Song of the Week#9-Absolutely (Story of a Girl) by Nine Days (School Edition-A)

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This is a weekly meme that’s for the most part, the same as Song Of The Week except each week there will be for the alphabet/numbers! and it’s going to be updated once a week. This week’s edition is: A!

Nine Days are an alternative rock band from New York that formed back in 1994. They have released 6 albums. Absolutely is off of their album The Madding Crowd. 

Come on, this song is a classic! I don’t think I could be friends with someone who hasn’t heard of this song. It has such a  catchy beat and the lyrics might be simple but they’re perfection. Just thinking about this song is making me sing it to myself! *Sings* This is a story of a girl, who cried a river and drowned the whole world….

My favourite part is:

This is the story of a girl
Who cried a river and drowned the whole world
And while she looked so sad in photographs
I absolutely love her
When she smiles

Now how many days in a year
She woke up with hope
But she only found tears
And I can be so insincere
Making her promises never for real
As long as she stands there waiting
Wearing the holes in the soles of her shoes
Now how many days disappear
When you look in the mirror
So how do you choose

Your clothes never wear as well the next day
And your hair never falls in quite the same way
You never seem to run out of things to say

You can listen to Absolutely (Story of a Girl) here.

Lyrics are here.

Song of the Week#8-16 by Futures (School Edition-123)

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This is a weekly meme that’s for the most part, the same as Song Of The Week except each week there will be for the alphabet/numbers! and it’s going to be updated once a week. This week’s edition is:123! Starting this special edition off with numbers and then letters.

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Futures is a rock band from Buckinghamshire, England. They are a four-guy band that formed in 2009. Right off the bat, Futures have had a widespread of popularity and were signed to major label, Mercury Records. They are now signed to a self-made label called, Indigo. Currently, they have a mini album (The Holiday) and a full length album (The Karma Album).

16 is a song that I think is easy to relate to since it’s about staying out late and breaking some bones. Even though I’ve never broken a bone in my body.

My favourite part is:

‘Cause I’ve been breaking bones since I was 16.
And now 3 years on and I feel so good.
‘Cause I’ve been breaking bones since I was 16.
And now 3 years on and I feel so good.

You can listen to 16 here.

Lyrics are here.

Song of the Week#7-Dynamiter by Maycomb (Based on a Book Edition)

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This is a weekly meme that’s for the most part, the same as Song Of The Day except each week there will be a different ‘edition’ and it’s going to be updated once a week. This week’s edition is:Based on a Book! This song is loosely based of off the classic novel, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. Now, I haven’t read the novel but it’s on my TBR list so hopefully I can get to it soon!

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Maycomb is a melody driven pop-punk band, hailing from the West Midlands. Armed with a diverse, intricate, harmony focused sound, they’ve spent the past few years touring the UK, building a widespread and loyal fan base. After sharing stages with the likes of Saves The Day, The Wonder Years, and The Starting Line, the band are gearing up to release their long-awaited debut album, I Opened My Heart To Caustic Things, on I Am Mighty Records at the tail end of 2012.

I reviewed this album a few months ago and although I didn’t really care for the album, I really like this music video!  “Loosely based on “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand, ‘Dynamiter’ is about keeping your integrity and staying true to yourself, especially when presented with the option of taking the easy way out and caving in to other people’s expectations. The video is a continuation of these themes, along with the idea of destroying something fundamentally flawed in order to start anew; the books that are discovered and eventually burned representing miss-steps, failures, and the naivety of past decisions.”-The band, Maycomb

My favourite part is:

Go back to the start; it’s like you’re trying too hard
And when did you get so cynical?
Those things you build with your heart;
When we tear them apart, it’s really nothing personal
But we’ll make a target out of you if your guard is down

Bend and break and dilute my best intentions
I’ve got nothing to prove; I’ve learnt that lesson

 

You can watch Dynamiter here.

Bandpage is here.