Wednesday, 17 October 2018

MY LIFE IN LYRICS


MY CHILDHOOD:

‘Can't nuthin', bring me down (happy)
I said, let me tell you now, unh (happy)
Bring me down, can't nuthin', bring me down (happy, happy, happy)
My level is too high to bring me down (happy, happy, happy)
Can't nuthin' bring me down (happy, happy, happy)
I said
Because I'm happy’

-       Pharrell Williams - Happy



THE IMMEDIATE AFTERMATH OF THE ABUSE:



‘Who do you think you are?

Runnin’ ‘round leaving scars,

Collecting your jar of hearts,

Tearing love apart,

You’re gonna catch a cold, from the ice inside your soul’

-          Christina Perri – Jar of Hearts


MY EX:

‘Remember those walls I built
Well, baby, they're tumbling down
And they didn't even put up a fight
They didn't even make a sound

I found a way to let you win
But I never really had a doubt
Standing in the light of your halo
I got my angel now’

-          Beyonce - Halo



BEING SECTIONED UNDER THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT:

‘I feel these four walls closing in
Face up against the glass
I'm looking out, hmmm
Is this my life I'm wondering
It happened so fast
How do I turn this thing around
Is this the bed I chose to make
It's greener pastures I'm thinking about
Hmm, wide open spaces far away

-          Natasha Bedingfield – Wild Horses



REPORTING THE ABUSE:

‘I heard you're goin' round playin', the victim now
But don't even begin feeling I'm the one to blame
'Cause you dug your own grave
After all of the fights and the lies cause you're wanting to haunt me
But that won't work anymore, no more,
It's over
'Cause if it wasn't for all of your torture
I wouldn't know how to be this way now and never back down
So I want to say thank you

-          Christina Aguilera – Fighter


‘'Cause you brought the flames and you put me through hell
I had to learn how to fight for myself
And we both know all the truth I could tell
I'll just say this is "I wish you farewell’

-          Kesha – Praying



WHEN A FRIEND PASSED AWAY:

‘Where did I go wrong?
I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

-          The Fray – How To Save A Life


WHEN MY NANA DIED:

When you try your best but you don't succeed
When you get what you want but not what you need
When you feel so tired but you can't sleep
Stuck in reverse
When the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can't replace
When you love someone but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?

-          Coldplay – Fix You


RECOVERY:

‘When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I'm gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
I am brave, I am bruised
I am who I'm meant to be, this is me
Look out 'cause here I come
And I'm marching on to the beat I drum
I'm not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me

-          Greatest Showman – This Is Me



MY NEW-FOUND ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE ABUSE:

‘Your silly words
I won't live inside your world
'Cause your punches and your names
All your jokes and stupid games
They don't work
No, they don't hurt
Watch them just go right through me
Because they mean nothing to me

-          Grace Vanderwaal – Clay


IF I WERE TO CONFRONT MY ABUSER:

‘As he begins to raise his voice
You lower yours and grant him one last choice
Drive until you lose the road
Or break with the ones you've followed
He will do one of two things
He will admit to everything
Or he'll say he's just not the same
And you'll begin to wonder why you came

-          The Fray – How To Save A Life


THE EUTHANASIA OF DOLLY (MY CAT):

‘I'm on my knees
Only memories
Are left for me to hold

Don't know how
But I'll get by
Slowly pull myself together

There's no escape
So keep me safe
This feels so unreal

Nothing comes easily
Fill this empty space
Nothing is like it seems
Turn my grief to grace

I feel the cold
Loneliness unfold
Like from another world

Come what may
I won't fade away
But I know I might change’

-          Kate Havnevik – Grace