Music Monday: Slipknot – The Devil In I

This is a weekly meme I’ve picked up from Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek. It’s very simple, you pick a song on a Monday and share it! Never one to turn away from the chance to share my exquisite taste in music I’m loving taking part in this every week, so thanks, Drew!

You may find it hard to believe that a Slipknot song could bring tears to the eyes, but this song really does. This one is so poignant for how I am feeling right now, fighting the demons inside of myself as I try and get back on top of my Bipolar.

This is quite a grusome video to put the warning out there up front.

Undo these chains, my friend
I’ll show you the rage I’ve hidden
Perish the Sacrament
Swallow, but nothing’s forgiven
You and I can’t decide which of us was taken for granted
Make amends, some of us are destined to be outlivedStep inside, see the Devil in I
Too many times, we’ve let it come to this
Step inside, see the Devil in I
You’ll realize I’m not your Devil anymoreUnder the words of men
Something is tempting the father
Where is your will, my friend?
Insatiates never even bother
You and I, wrong or right
Traded a lie for the leverage
In between the lens in light
You’re not what you seemStep inside, see the Devil in I
Too many times, we’ve let it come to this
Step inside, see the Devil in I
You’ll realize I’m not your Devil
I’m not your Devil anymore

Your station is abandoned
Fooled you ’cause I know what you’ve done
Sensation, deprivation
You should’ve burned when you turned on everyone

So, step inside, see the Devil in I
Too many times, we’ve let it come to this
Step inside, see the Devil in I
I know you’ll find your answers in the end
Step inside, see the Devil in I
You’ll realize I’m not your Devil anymore

So step inside, step inside
See the Devil in I
See the Devil in I

 

Music Monday: Evanescence feat Lindsey Stirling – My Immortal

This is a weekly meme I’ve picked up from Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek. It’s very simple, you pick a song on a Monday and share it! Never one to turn away from the chance to share my exquisite taste in music I’m loving taking part in this every week, so thanks, Drew!

I went into YouTube intending to load up another video today, and then I spotted this on the Evanescence channel and absolutely had to share it. A collaboration between Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling of My Immortal.

It’s beautiful to listen to, the song being a stunning song anyway. I hope you enjoy.

I’m so tired of being here
Suppressed by all my childish fears
And if you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
‘Cause your presence still lingers here
And it won’t leave me alone
These wounds won’t seem to heal, this pain is just too real
There’s just too much that time cannot erase
When you cried, I’d wipe away all of your tears
When you’d scream, I’d fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me
You used to captivate me by your resonating light
Now, I’m bound by the life you left behind
Your face it haunts my once pleasant dreams
Your voice it chased away all the sanity in me
These wounds won’t seem to heal, this pain is just too real
There’s just too much that time cannot erase
When you cried, I’d wipe away all of your tears
When you’d scream, I’d fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me
I’ve tried so hard to tell myself that you’re gone
But though you’re still with me, I’ve been alone all along
When you cried, I’d wipe away all of your tears
When you’d scream, I’d fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
You still have all of me, me, me

 

Music Monday: Fozzy – Judas

This is a weekly meme I’ve picked up from Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek. It’s very simple, you pick a song on a Monday and share it! Never one to turn away from the chance to share my exquisite taste in music I’m loving taking part in this every week, so thanks, Drew!

I like to ask the guys I talk to/follow on Instagram about fitness for music recommendations, it’s always good to refresh your workout playlist. A few weeks ago one of the guys, a marine in the US, recommended this song to me and it is just epic and has become one I play every time I go to the gym now. So thanks to Mitch (@sargeamerica) for finding me a new addiction.

You are beautiful on the inside
You are innocence personified
And I will drag you down and sell you out
Run away
I am cold like December snow
I have carved out this soul made of stone
And I will drag you down and sell you out
Embraced by the darkness, I’m losing the light
Encircled by demons, I fight
What have I become, now that I’ve betrayed
Everyone I’ve ever loved, I pushed them all away
And I have been a slave to the Judas in my mind
Is there something left for me to save
In the wreckage of my life, my life
I’m becom-, I’m becom-, I’m becoming
I’m becom-, I’m becom-, I’m becoming
Judas in, Judas in my mind
I’m becom-, I’m becom-, I’m becoming
I’m becom-, I’m becom-, I’m becoming
Judas in, Judas in my mind
Judas in my mind
Oh, this guilt is a heavy cross
There is blood on the path I walk
And each step I take is haunting me
Embraced by the darkness, I’m losing the light
Encircled by demons, I fight
What have I become, now that I’ve betrayed
Everyone I’ve ever loved, I pushed them all away
And I have been a slave to the Judas in my mind
Is there something left of me to save
In the wreckage of my life, my life
I’m becom-, I’m becom-, I’m becoming
I’m becom-, I’m becom-, I’m becoming
Judas in, Judas in my mind
I’m becom-, I’m becom-, I’m becoming
I’m becom-, I’m becom-, I’m becoming
Judas in, Judas in my mind
Judas in my mind
Judas in my mind
What have I become, now that I’ve betrayed
Everyone I’ve ever loved, I pushed them all away
And I have been a slave to the Judas in my mind
Is there something left of me to save
In the wreckage of my life, my life
I’m becom-, I’m becom-, I’m becoming
I’m becom-, I’m becom-, I’m becoming
Judas in, Judas in my mind
I’m becom-, I’m becom-, I’m becoming
I’m becom-, I’m becom-, I’m becoming
Judas in, Judas in my mind
Judas in my mind

Fozzy - Judas

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Music Monday: Taking Dawn – Time To Burn

This is a weekly meme I’ve picked up from Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek. It’s very simple, you pick a song on a Monday and share it! Never one to turn away from the chance to share my exquisite taste in music I’m loving taking part in this every week, so thanks, Drew!

I decided to share another of my ‘When I wrote for music mags’ stories. Taking Dawn isn’t a band many of you will have heard of, they only released one album, and only did one international tour. But…they were by far my favourite interview out of all of the interviews I did.

They toured the UK and I think Europe supporting Airbourne, I had reviewed their album so while someone else got the Airbourne interview I got Taking Dawn. I was pretty annoyed at the time, having wanted to interview Airbourne but I walked out afterwards over the moon. I had a standard 15min slot with the founder and lead singer Chris, and that is where things got interesting. I knew their publicist pretty well by this point we’d met several times and always got on really well. I always stuck to my scheduled times and got in and out. Except for this time, Chris and I clicked, and after I had finished with my prepared questions we just kept talking until she had to come in and kick me out, we had been talking for 90mins. Chris asked for me to come back after their set so we could finish our conversation, I did and we talked for another hour. We had so much in common from our musical backgrounds to favourite comic books. We stayed in touch for a while after but as things do we eventually lost touch. I very randomly listened to the album recently and wondered what had happened to Chris so sent him a message and reconnected, to find out the band is back up and running and hopefully coming to the UK later this year.

No I don’t know what to say, I just bleed it on the page
And let you motherfuckers scream it like I schemed it anyway
Straight from the heart I seethe like I’m a part
Of every breath you ever breathe as I weave this wicked art

Homicidal, kill your idols
Your heroes are whores and your only god is you
Fuck the title, it’s a brand new bible
A hymn for the condemned
Let me hear you burn

This is the time, this is the word
Let me hear you sing halle-fuckin’-lujah
Now is the time, time to burn
Let me hear you sing it

Don’t believe the print, every word you read is shit
Yeah I’ve seen the second coming and it ain’t these pricks
Don’t get suckered in, yeah they’d sell their fucking skins
The lamb is the hand you hold and holds you down

Homicidal, kill your idols
Your heroes are whores and your only god is you
Fuck the title, it’s a brand new bible
A hymn for the condemned
Let me hear you burn

Taking Dawn - Time To Burn

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Music Monday: Metallica – Whiskey In The Jar

This is a weekly meme I’ve picked up from Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek. It’s very simple, you pick a song on a Monday and share it! Never one to turn away from the chance to share my exquisite taste in music I’m loving taking part in this every week, so thanks, Drew!

I know I could have chosen one of hundreds of Metallica tracks, but this one happened to come on and it not only always picks up my mood, it’s one of only a handful of covers I like. I also really like the video, it’s pretty simple as far as videos go but it’s one of my favourite all time music videos.

As I was goin’ over the Cork and Kerry mountains
I saw Captain Farrell and his money he was countin’
I first produced my pistol and then produced my rapier
I said stand and deliver or the devil he may take ya

I took all of his money and it was a pretty penny
I took all of his money yeah and I brought it home to Molly
She swore that she’d love me, no never would she leave me
But the devil take that woman yeah for you know she tricked me easy

Musha ring dum a doo dum a da
Whack for my daddy-o
Whack for my daddy-o
There’s whiskey in the jar-o

Being drunk and weary I went to Molly’s chamber
Takin’ my money with me, but I never knew the danger
For about six or maybe seven in walked Captain Farrell
I jumped up, fired off my pistols and I shot him with both barrels

Musha ring dum a doo dum a da
Whack for my daddy-o
Whack for my daddy-o
There’s whiskey in the jar-o

Now some men like the fishin’ and some men like the fowlin’
And some men like ta hear, ta hear the cannon ball a roarin’
Me I like sleepin’, specially in my Molly’s chamber
But here I am in prison, here I am with a ball and chain yeah

Musha ring dum a doo dum a da
Whack for my daddy-o
Whack for my daddy-o
There’s whiskey in the jar-o

Whiskey in the jar-o
Musha ring dum a doo dum a da
Musha ring dum a doo dum a da
Hey, musha ring dum a doo dum a da
Musha ring dum a doo dum a da

Garage Inc. - Metallica

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Music Monday: Soundgarde – Black Hole Sun

This is a weekly meme I’ve picked up from Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek. It’s very simple, you pick a song on a Monday and share it! Never one to turn away from the chance to share my exquisite taste in music I’m loving taking part in this every week, so thanks, Drew!

It’s Hubs birthday this week so I thought I would ask him to pick the song for the page, it was a risky move, his favourite music is what I refer to as Blippy Bloppy music, dance music. Eugh the thought of it sends tremors through me. Anyway he replied to my email with this attached and I was very impressed…maybe I am rubbing off on him after all!

In my eyes, indisposed
In disguises no one knows
Hides the face, lies the snake
The sun in my disgrace
Boiling heat, summer stench
‘Neath the black the sky looks dead
Call my name through the cream
And I’ll hear you scream again
Black hole sun
Won’t you come
And wash away the rain
Black hole sun
Won’t you come
Won’t you come (won’t you come)
Stuttering, cold and damp
Steal the warm wind tired friend
Times are gone for honest men
And sometimes far too long for snakes
In my shoes, a walking sleep
And my youth I pray to keep
Heaven sent hell away
No one sings like you anymore
Black hole sun
Won’t you come
And wash away the rain
Black hole sun
Won’t you come
Won’t you come
Black hole sun
Won’t you come
And wash away the rain
Black hole sun
Won’t you come
Won’t you come (black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come (black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come (black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come (black hole sun, black hole sun)
Hang my head, drown my fear
Till you all just disappear
Black hole sun
Won’t you come
And wash away the rain
Black hole sun
Won’t you come
Won’t you come
Black hole sun
Won’t you come
And wash away the rain
Black hole sun
Won’t you come
Won’t you come (black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come (black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come (black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come (black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come (black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come (black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come
Won’t you come

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Music Monday: King 810 – Eyes (Sleep It All Away)

This is a weekly meme I’ve picked up from Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek. It’s very simple, you pick a song on a Monday and share it! Never one to turn away from the chance to share my exquisite taste in music I’m loving taking part in this every week, so thanks, Drew!

I know I featured King 810 once before but I had to get them in this week as I am going to see them play on Thursday. I may be a tad excited, I really do like this band rather a lot and they have so much stage presence. Their songs are raw and brutal and just kick so much butt!

This is a favourite track of mine, harsh and honest.

I have never felt like this
You and I were meant to be
Don’t go away
I’ll go to my grave about this
Cause you had me believing till our final daysAnd right now I wanna die
When you put me in the ground go deep, deep, deep
If you aren’t in my life
Let me lay down in the earth and sleep, sleep

Sleep it all away
(Sleep it all away) [x3]

My feet won’t carry me no more
My mind don’t see reason to go on like this
I have a heart built for war
But I have never fought no fucking war like this

And right now I wanna die
When you put me in the ground go deep, deep, deep
If you aren’t in my life
Let me lay down in the earth and sleep, sleep
And right now I wanna die
When you put me in the ground go deep, deep, deep
If you aren’t in my life
Let me lay down in the earth and sleep, sleep

Sleep it all away
(Sleep it all away) [x3]

And if God asks where my queen is
I’ll tell him you didn’t mean it
I’ll tell him just what the truth is
I’ll tell him that I was foolish
And if God asks where my queen is
I’ll tell him you didn’t mean it
I’ll tell him just what the truth is
I’ll tell him that I was foolish

And right now I wanna die
When you put me in the ground go deep, deep, deep
If you aren’t in my life
Let me lay down in the earth and sleep, sleep
And right now I wanna die
When you put me in the ground go deep, deep, deep
If you aren’t in my life
Let me lay down in the earth and sleep, sleep

Sleep it all away
(Sleep it all away) [x3]

And if God asks where my queen is
I’ll tell him you didn’t mean this
I’ll tell him just what the truth is
I’ll tell him that I was stupid

Memoirs of a Murderer - King 810

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