22nd November 2013

“Come a little bit closer, hear what I have to say. Just like children sleeping, we could dream this night away… Because I’m still in love with you, on this harvest moon.”

Harvest Moon, Neil Young

*New-Favourite-Song-Alert*, well a rather old song that is probably also my father’s favourite song, but I can’t get it out of my head.

23rd July 2013

“Whose is this footstep? Whose is this shadow? Who knocked at my heart and entered here? Who spread a vibrant colour through me? I died from happiness, it killed me, it killed me.”

“Yeh kiski hai ahat, yeh kiska hai saya, hui dil mein dastak, yahan kaun aya. ham par yeh kisne hara rang dala, khusi neh hamari hamen mar dala, mar dala.”

Mar Dala, Devdas

This is a fantastic Bollywood film that I re-watched recently; I forgot how well made it was, how it paints such a tragic love story, but is also a film that looks at many fundamental issues that existed in India at that time (at that still do to an extent today). I also really like watching it for the scenery, the houses and the clothes – it was one of the most expensive Bollywood movies ever made and you can definitely tell when you watch it! The songs in the film are generally lyrically beautiful and catchy; this is one of my favourites. 

18th June 2013

“I feel I wanna hold you, wanna tell you that you’ll be alright,
Sang this song today, it’s recalling your pictures all in my mind,
I’m helpless, it’s gonna get us before we get this, I wanna kiss you goodbye,
I miss you now.”

I Miss You Now, The Stereophonics


The wonders of Spotify mean that sometimes you discover a really good album and I’ve been listening to The Stereophonics’ “You Gotta Go There to Come Back” a lot recently. I just really like the tone and feeling of the whole album. It’s a great feeling when you discover some new music to enjoy (even if it is pretty old!)

16th June 2013

“I’ve got my ticket for the long way round, the one with the prettiest of views. It’s got mountains, it’s got rivers, it’s got sights to give you shivers but it sure would be prettier with you. When I’m gone, when I’m gone, you’re gonna miss me when I’m gone. You’re gonna miss me by my walk, you’re gonna miss me by my talk, you’re gonna miss me when I’m gone.”

Cups, Lulu and the Lampshades/ Anna Kendrick

Just a little song I’ve had in my head that was recently covered by Anna Kendrick for the film Pitch Perfect. An old teacher also did this song in school assembly with a group of the other staff before she left; it was so lovely. A lot of these lyrics hit home for me when I first listened to the song because of the changes I have coming up in my own life.

14th March 2013

“Dream on, but don’t imagine they’ll all come true.”

Billy Joel, Vienna

This is again a song that came up recently and this line reminded me about having expectations for things. Sometimes you get your hopes up so high that you are inevitably let down no matter what, and at other times, you can be so negative towards something that you don’t even let it make you happy. This is a funny line, as the ‘not imagining they’ll all come true’ part seems really pessimistic, but at the same time, it hints at reality in quite a well-balanced way.