Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Cradle of Humankind

I love songs that remind me of some of the universal truths about humanity. We all feel. We all yearn. We all seek connection. And, ultimately, we all feel hope. 

Flogging Molly's "The Cradle of Humankind"

"The sum of all my fears like dread are from demons yet to come
All the things I should've mentioned wave goodbye and "we'll see you soon"It's the words I've never written that say more about myselfWhere empty is the promise lies a pocket full of doubt...
Though my time may be less traveled than those that come beforeWe're all exiles here in madness kicking down each other's doorUnforgiven is the lesson we pour upon ourselvesWhen a helping hand's is needed, a slap in the face is what we get...
Sometimes drink till I am empty, grab another from the shelfThough I'm stuck in conversation, it's with myself and no one elseNever listen to much reason till I hear it's last callWhen I notice that ghost is still dancing on his own...
There will always be a roof and a dream above our headsAs long as I'm breathing, then forever I'll be
Ah, I will fight for this right and each moment of it's lifeTill I witness all the differences yet to heal
So may the road I've yet to takeLeave a smile across my faceTill the laughter sheds the darkness far behindFor I still belong in the cradle of humankind."

Thursday, February 26, 2009

taking a break here for a bit...

what with packing...and the big ol' move...and nobody coming here anyway? i'm taking a break for a bit. maybe i'll pick it back up again. and maybe i won't. we'll see. it was fun while it lasted though!

read me here: mrstjshelby.blogspot.com

Thursday, February 19, 2009

one of hannah's...

i'm not a huge punk fan, however, i do enjoy a few songs by social distortion.
it seems like my children are following more closely in my husband's musical shoes than mine. my 6yr old daughter loves this cover, as well as the original by johnny cash. whenever we drive someplace together we put this song on - and sing together.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

caleb's favorite song

he's seven months old. and for some crazy reason this song mellows him out. tj told me - to my skepticism. then i witnessed the remarkable phenomenom. he quiets down to hear ozzy sing. and is enthralled with the video. weird.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

my funny valentine...

rufus wainwright - my funny valentine

Monday, February 9, 2009

best days of my life...

here's one dedicated to TJ (no cmas - just sappiness from me too!):

matt white. "best days"
"...oh, i never want to be without you
so just stay with me
i will love you endlessly
oh darling, darling
those are the best days of my life..."

Taylor Swift "The Best Day"
"...And I didn't know if you knew
So I'm takin this chance to say
I had the best day with you today..."

Jesse McCartney "Best Day of my Life"
",,,I guess it goes to show
You never really know when
Everything's about to change
The best day of my like
Started out like any other..."

Tuesday, February 3, 2009