“I have too many flaws to be perfect, but I have too many blessings to be ungrateful”

(Quote taken from ziglar.com)

I’m still here.  I won’t apologize for my absence this time because, well, I just won’t.  It’s been another hectic few months and too many ups and a lot of downs that it does not good to muse on.  In the past week, though, a fantastic milestone has been reach and Battysgirls and I are officially at the 300 page mark in the book.  The better part of that is the fact that they are 300 USABLE pages!!!

We are finally at a point where I can see an end to Book 1 and it’s an end we are both excited about, at least I think both of us are 😉  So, in honor of the apex of this hill being within sight, (no surprise here) I’m going to post a playlist that makes me feel the hell that we’ve put each of these characters through so far followed by a few songs that hint at their endings.

Breanna:

Amelia:

James:

Anka:

Shawn:

Celeste:

Tony:

Rory:

John:

Iris and Daniel:

Declan:

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Exercise #19

Exercise #19-  Write out the words to your favorite songs.

Trouble- Cat Stevens

Trouble
Oh trouble set me free
I have seen your face
And it’s too much too much for me

Trouble
Oh trouble can’t you see
You’re eating my heart away
And there’s nothing much left of me

I’ve drunk your wine
You have made your world mine
So won’t you be fair
So won’t you be fair

I don’t want no more of you
So won’t you be kind to me
Just let me go where
I’ll have to go there

Trouble
Oh trouble move away
I have seen your face
and it’s too much for me today

Trouble
Oh trouble can’t you see
You have made me a wreck
Now won’t you leave me in my misery

I’ve seen your eyes
and I can see death’s disguise
Hangin’ on me
Hangin’ on me

I’m beat, I’m torn
Shattered and tossed and worn
Too shocking to see
Too shocking to see

Trouble
Oh trouble move from me
I have paid my debt
Now won’t you leave me in my misery

Trouble
Oh trouble please be kind
I don’t want no fight
And I haven’t got a lot of time

Somewhere a Clock is Ticking- Snow Patrol

I’ve got this feeling that there’s something that I missed
(I could do most anything to you…)
Don’t you breathe
Something happened, that I never understood
You can’t leave
Every second, dripping off my fingertips
Wage your war
Another soldier, says he’s not afraid to die
Well I am scared
In slow motion, the blast is beautiful
Doors slam shut
A clock is ticking, but it’s hidden far away
Safe and sound

Anna Begins- Counting Crows

My friend assures me “it’s all or nothing”
I am not worried- I am not overly concerned
My friend implores me ” for one time only,
make an exception.” I am not not worried
Wrap her up in a package of lies
Send her off to a coconut island
I am not worried – I am not overly concerned
with the status of my emotions
“oh”, She says, “you’re changing.”
But we’re always changing
It does not bother me to say this isn’t love
Because if you don’t want to talk about it then it isn’t love
And I guess I’m going to have to live with that
But, I’m sure there’s something in a shade of gray
Or something in between
And I can always change my name if that’s what you mean
My friend assures me “it’s all or nothing`
But I am not really worried
I am not overly concerned
You try to tell yourself the things you try tell yourself to make
yourself forget
To make yourself forget
I am not worried
“If it’s love” she said, “then we’re gonna have to think about the
consequences”
Cause she can’t stop shaking and I can’t stop touching her and…..
This time when kindness falls like rain
It washes her away and Anna begins to change her mind
“These seconds when I’m shaking leave me shuddering
for days” she says.
And I’m not ready for this sort of thing
But I’m not gonna break
And I’m not going to worry about it anymore
I’m not gonna bend. And I’m not gonna break and
I’m not gonna worry about it anymore
It seems like I should say “as long as this is love…”
But it’s not all that easy so maybe I should just
snap her up in a butterfly net-
Pin her down on a photograph album
I am not worried
I’ve done this sort of thing before
But then I start to think about the consequences
Because I don’t get no sleep in a quiet room and…
The time when kindness falls like rain
it washes me away and Anna begins change my mind
And every time she sneezes I believe it’s love
and oh lord…. I’m not ready for this sort of thing
She’s talking in her sleep-it’s keeping me awake
And Anna begins to toss and turn
And every word is nonsense but I understand and
oh lord. I m not ready for this sort of thing
Her kindness bangs a gong
It’s moving me along and Anna begins to fade away
It’s chasing me away. She dissappears, and oh lord I’m not ready for this sort of thing

Berlin- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Hey there little lovers
Why we fightin’ with each other
Ain’t no use in cryin’ like the others
We’re fools in need, fools to believe
We’re all fools in need too foolish to believe
I’m gonna Somebody
Somebody
Somebody
Somebody

Killer don’t you please
I got time and time to bleed
And there ain’t no use in trying to deceive
I’ve been fooled by the lover
Fooled by the sinner
Fooled myself into thinking I was livin’

I’m fightin’ just to breath
As I get back on my knees and say
Help me somebody
Help me somebody
I’m fightin’ just to breath
As I get back on my knees I’m gonna
Somebody
Somebody
Somebody
Somebody

She said
Suicide’s easy
What happened to the revolution
Suicide’s easy
What happened to the revolution

Hey there little lovers
No more fightin’ with each other
Ain’t no use in sufferin’ like the others
They’re fools in need
Fools to believe
They’re all fools in need too foolish to believe

I’m fightin’ just to breathe
As I get back on my knees and say
Help me somebody
Help me somebody
I’m fightin’ just to breath
As I get back on my knees I’m gonna
Somebody
Somebody
Somebody
Somebody’s gonna hurt somebody
Somebody’s gonna hurt somebody
Somebody’s gonna hurt somebody
Somebody’s gonna hurt somebody

She said
Suicide’s easy
What happened to the revolution
Suicide’s easy
What happened to the revolution
Suicide’s easy
What happened to the revolution
Suicide’s easy
What happened to the revolution

That’s enough for today- I could go on for HOURS with songs that I love 😀  Happy Friday!