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I was just listening to a couple of favourite songs I've (re)discovered recently, and really listening to the lyrics. I love beautiful songs with poetic lyrics, but they always seem to be sad or tragic or depressing. But they're so pretty I can't help but listen to them. I hope that doesn't make me masochistic. :P (Actually, now I wonder if they do affect my mood...)

So, has anyone got any songs with lovely lyrics that aren't sad/depressive?



In case anyone's interested, I'm listening to Eric's Song by Vienna Teng
And of course I forgive
I've seen how you live
Like a phoenix you rise from the ashes
You pick up the pieces
And the ghosts in the attic
They never quite leave


and Sleep Well, My Angel by We Are The Fallen
'Cause you see the shelter as the storm
Holding wind to keep you warm,
You are everything to me, this is why I have to leave,
So sleep well my angel.


...and a Nightwish song: Eva. I also had Dark Chest of Wonders (more dreamlike than sad) but it's very long, and I've listened to it so many times I have to be in the mood...


But on a more upbeat note, I'm also listening to Glee's versions of Like A Prayer, It's a Man's Man's Man's World, Papa Don't Preach and Total Eclipse of the Heart. (Like all my fluid playlists, it's rather eclectic. :P I'm loving Dianna Agron's (Quinn's) songs...)



Also, a meme (I think they were lazy with the colouring of their rainbows):
Your rainbow is shaded black, blue, and white.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What is says about you: You are a tranquil person. You appreciate mystery. You may meet people who are afraid of you. People depend on you to make them feel secure.

Find the colors of your rainbow at spacefem.com.

My immediate response - why would anyone be afraid of me? But I kind of like their other points, although I think tranquil's a little too generic and simplistic. Probably would've helped if I'd chosen an option for them all, but it's so hard to choose.

Just for interest's sake I did it again, choosing an answer for everything. All reasonably accurate (the point about hoping my friends get along is especially true!), but now I sound kinda boring. :P Honestly, I do like mystery, I really do. And I'm totally scary... |:| Okay, maybe not, but although I'm generally calm, I do have a temper. It's deep and slow to rise, like Glynna from the Legendsong. But it's there.
Your rainbow is shaded blue.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What is says about you: You are a tranquil person. You appreciate friends who get along with one another. You share hobbies with friends and like trying to fit into their routines.

Find the colors of your rainbow at spacefem.com.

Date: 2010-06-25 12:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katiefoolery.livejournal.com
Sadly, I don't think I can help you much with your search for beautiful, but not sad, lyrics. You have made me think about what I like in a song, though, and it turns out lyrics aren't the biggest appeal for me. Maybe that's because I liked classical music so much before I moved on to other genres. Who knows?

I'm really glad to see you posting! :)

Date: 2010-06-25 12:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zanthlay.livejournal.com
No worries about not having a song suggestion - admittedly lyrics aren't the first thing I notice, I just happened to realise that I really loved the lyrics of those songs.

Actually, most of my top listened tracks in iTunes are instrumental. Mostly from soundtracks, although I love classical music as well. I can't listen to songs when I can't stand the lyrics, but good lyrics along with a lovely melody and/ or good instrumentation will often draw me in. :) It's definitely more about the music.

Date: 2010-06-25 12:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zanthlay.livejournal.com
Aside, did you see about the Obermeet on Monday? I hope you'll be free...

Date: 2010-06-26 03:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pink-dragon22.livejournal.com
Oh wow really love Eric's Song :)

Hmmm, I can't think of any music that is really beautiful, yet happy :P

Maybe Regina Spektor? 'One More Time With Feeling' is one of my favourites by her (plus the added bonus of I think of Buffy's 'Once More With Feeling' episode every time I hear it :P)

If I think of any others, I shall get back to you!

Date: 2010-06-27 08:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zanthlay.livejournal.com
Great to know you love Eric's Song - I found out about it through a friend, and I can listen to it on repeat for ages. :)

Haha, yes, it is a tricky combination. :P

Thanks for the suggestion! :D I just got One More Time With Feeling, and I love it. (I'm sure it will always make me think of Buffy as well, but I agree it's a good thing! :P)

Btw, I love Laura Marling's songs, so I'm glad you mentioned her on (I think) here and Twitter a while back!

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