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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?


My playlist (with commentary) and the meme... )
quinnavyre: (Kristin Alone2)
Pick 20 songs you never get sick of. They don't have to be in any particular order.

Pretty simple, huh?

1. Kryptonite - Three Doors Down
2. How to Save a Life - The Fray
3. Stand - Rascal Flatts
4. Path - Apocalyptica (also Farewell & Nothing Else Matters)
5. Don't Stop Believin' - Glee cast
6. Skin - Alexz Johnson
7. Play Doh Dreaming - James Dooley (Pushing Daisies soundtrack)
8. Blood Theme - Daniel Licht (Dexter soundtrack)
9. Snow White Queen - Evanescence
10. Birdhouse In Your Soul - Ellen Greene & Kristin Chenoweth (from PD)
11. The Song Remembers When - Kristin Chenoweth
12. The Eternal Vow - Tan Dun (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon soundtrack)
13. RĂ­ Na Cruinne - Clannad
14. Inara's Suite - Greg Edmonson (Firefly soundtrack)
15. Evacuating London - Harry Gregson Williams (Narnia soundtrack)
16. New Slang - The Shins
17. Dark Chest of Wonders - Nightwish
18. Zydeko - Cirque du Soleil
19. Defying Gravity - Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked soundtrack)
20. Hallelujah - Rufus Wainwright (or something by Live or U2)

PS. I also love Fascination by Alphabeat and Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham!, but I have been known to get sick of them after listening to them too much (especially Fascination :P). It was probably my own fault though - I was feeling down while trying to write my Honours thesis, and was listening to them to help pick me up. (They're so bouncy!) I have Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall in that same playlist - love that one as well!

PPS. For anything soundtrack or predominantly instrumental, there's a number of other songs I could have chosen from that soundtrack or by that same artist.

PPPS. As you can probably see, my taste in music is rather eclectic. :P (Note: I haven't chosen anything I've had for less than three months.)
quinnavyre: (digby)

1. Heard a kookaburra in person

2. Slept under the stars

3. Seen a koala

4. Visited Melbourne

5. Watched a summer thunderstorm

6. Worn a pair of thongs

7. Been to Uluru (Ayer's Rock).

8. Visited Cape York

9. Held a snake [nope, but have patted one]

10. Sang along with Khe Sanh

11. Drank VB

12. Visited Sydney

13. Have seen a shark

14. Have used Aussie slang naturally in a conversation

15. Had an actual conversation with an indigenous Australian (aboriginal)

16. Eaten hot chips from the bag at the beach

17. Walked/climbed over the Sydney Harbour Bridge [Nope, but I’d love to!]

18. Used an outside dunny, and checked under the seat before sitting down

19. Seen Chloe in Young & Jackson's. [what now?]

20. Slept on an overnight train or bus

21. Been to Sydney's Mardi Gras

22. Have gone bush-bashing [I’ve been bush walking :P]

23. Taken a sickie [yeah, but only 'cause my job sucks and I had uni work due *looks shifty*]

24. Been to see a game of Aussie Rules football

25. Have seen wild camels

26. Gone skinny dipping.

27. Had a Tim Tam Slam

28. Ridden in a tram in Melbourne

29. Been at an ANZAC day Dawn Service

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Held a wombat [Haha, do they know how big they are?!? =P I’ve patted a wombat, and held a koala]

32. Been on a roadtrip of 800km or more

33. Seen the Great Australian Bight in person

34. Had a really bad sunburn

35. Visited an aboriginal community

36. Seen a redback spider

37. Have watched Paul Hogan [Do they mean Crocodile Dundee? I know I’ve seen it, not that I really remember]

38. Seen Blue Poles in person

39. Wandered barefoot in the bush/outback

40. Eaten Vegemite

41. Thrown a boomerang

42. Seen the Kimberlies

43. Given a hitch-hiker a lift [my dad has, with me in the car]

44. Been to Perth

45. Have tried Lemon, Lime and Bitters [love it!]

46. Tried playing a didgeridoo

47. Seen dinosaur footprints

48. Eaten Tim Tams

49. Been to Darwin

50. Touched a kangaroo

51. Visited the Great Barrier Reef

52. Listened to Kevin Bloody Wilson

53. Killed a Cane Toad

54. Gone to a drive-in theatre [been meaning to]

55. Have read and own books by Australian authors

56. Visited Adelaide

57. Know the story behind "Eternity" [I think I should know, just can't think right now...]

58. Been camping

59. Visited Brisbane

60. Been in an outback pub

61. Know what the term "Waltzing Matilda" actually means [I think I should know, just can't think right now...]

62. Gone whale watching.

63. Listened to Slim Dusty

64. Own five or more Australian movies or TV series

65. Sang along to Down Under

66. Have stopped specifically to look at an historic marker by the side of the road. [the dog on the tuckerbox! :P]

67. Eaten a 4'n'20 pie

68. Surfed at Bondi

69. Watched the cricket on Boxing Day

70. Visited Hobart

71. Eaten kangaroo

72. Seen a quokka at the Melbourne Zoo.

73. Visited Canberra

74. Visited rainforests

75. Used a Victa lawnmower

76. Travelled on a tram in Adelaide  [they have trams?!]

78. Used a Hills hoist

79. Visited the Olgas

80. Used native Australian plants in cooking

81. Visited the snow

82. Chosen a side in Holden VS Ford [My dad’s old Ford sucked! =P]

83. Visited the desert

84. Been water skiing

85. Read The Phantom

86. Visited Parliament House

87. Gone spotlighting or pig-shooting [Hell no!]

88. Crossed the Nullarbor

89. Avoided swimming in areas because of crocodiles

90. Listened to AC/DC

91. Called someone a dag

92. Voted in a Federal Election

93. Have been swimming and stayed between the flags

94. Had a possum in your roof

95. Visited the outback

96. Travelled over corrugated roads. [lived on one for years =P]

97. Hit a kangaroo while driving

98. Been well outside any mobile phone coverage

99. Seen an emu.

100. have woken to the smell of bushfires



57/100

Not as bad as I was expecting. =P
quinnavyre: (Default)


I actually kind of like this one. =) I picked the third picture down rather than across because I figured both were possibilities, and this worked better for an album cover. =D

I love the pic - all I did was add the text! Here's the link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10822427@N04/2588275768/

Rules:
random wiki article
Title of the article is your Band name
random quote! last four words of the last quote is your album name
flickr the third picture is your album art.
quinnavyre: (Default)
Well, I got tagged by Jess with the fictional characters meme, so here goes... =D

List ten fictional characters you would absolutely have a date with (in no particular order) and tag five people to do the same.
(And yes, I am also not saying sex ... except just then. =P)

1. Solen – Legendsong Trilogy
2. Booth – Bones
3. Darragh – Sevenwaters Trilogy
4. Fian – Obernewtyn
5. George – Tamora Pierce’s Tortall books
6. Edward Cullen – Twilight series
7. Harrison
Alyzon Whitestarr
8. Ned – Pushing Daisies
9. Westley – The Princess Bride
10. Eric Gotts
Wonderfalls

I was trying to pick my favourites who hadn't been picked yet and most of them hadn't, so that was good! =D I just noticed though that practically all of them are the male lead... Oh well. =P And it was hard picking just one from the Sevenwaters Trilogy, but I didn't want to seem greedy! =P

I tag anyone who hasn't done it yet as well... *looks shifty*

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