KC’s Playlist #8

Title: Slow Dancing In A Burning Room

Artist: John Mayer

Album: Continuum

A self-proclaimed outcast during his early days, John Meyer definitely transformed into a charming musician who have captured the hearts of his listeners. With his written songs, melodious voice and superb guitar skills, you’ll have second thoughts on how this magnificent guy doesn’t fit in with everybody else during his adolescent. I guess his talents and deep thinking truly sets him apart. We have been mesmerized by his easy-listening acoustic music combined with jazz, pop and blues and his third album is no different. His album entitled Continuum (with the typography of C and O that seems to be continuous is his reflection of infinity.) I have always admired him for being such a marvelous song-writer and one of the tracks that I love in his album is Slow dancing in a burning room.  “It’s not a silly little moment. It’s not the storm before the calm. This is the deep and dyin’ breath of this love we’ve been workin’ on.” Aside from the great melody and the lyrics of the song, I also enjoyed listening to it because of the brilliant guitar works that John Meyer added in this track. It’s very Santana-ish and I like it 🙂

This song is obviously about two people in a relationship who are going through a hard phase and finally realizing that their relationship has met its end. It’s sad, really, the first stanza is telling the other that it’s not just a silly fight that can easily be fixed, or an argument that they go through time and time again. It’s larger than the both of them and it’s coming to a close.“Can’t seem to hold you like I want to so I can feel you in my arms. Nobody’s gonna come and save you, we pulled too many false alarms.” When the problem between a couple is too deep that words and actions can’t seem to fix things, even holding this doesn’t feel right. It’s like there’s this invisible line that makes you feel awkward being with the other. Nobody’s gonna come and save you, they have run to their friends and seek their advice but this time, no words from them is gonna help because they’ve told them during every fight that they have broken and after a few days, they got back together, it’s really like a false alarm. We’re goin’ down. And you can see it too we’re goin’ down and you know that we’re doomed. My dear we’re slow dancing in a burnin’ room.” He can see the outcome of this never-ending fights and he knows that she sees it too but won’t admit it. The slow dancing in a burning room is like their relationship; it’s slow decaying and burning around them and they have to put an end to it.

“How dare you say it’s nothing to me. Baby, you’re the only light I ever saw. You try to hit me, just hurt me
So you leave me feeling dirty ’cause you can’t understand.” It’s always a misconception when the other one is still holding on that they tend to put the blame on the other without looking at their own mistakes. And here, he’s saying of course their relationship meant everything to him as well but there’s nothing to save anymore, it’s burning down. Go cry about it, why don’t you.”

Sleeping at lastTitle: Turning Page

Artist: Sleeping At Last

Album: Original Soundtrack for Breaking Dawn Part 1

I bet you’ve seen the film Twilight Series based on Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling novel. This song was played during Bella and Edward’s wedding, while Bella was nervously walking down the aisle to meet Edward. It was exclusively written for the film’s soundtrack and honestly, no other song would have fit perfectly for the scene. From its beginning, as it plays a slow, romantic instrumental until it picks up pace around the middle of the song to its very end, there’s no way that you won’t fall in love with it. And as you listen to the words… oooohhhhmmmmyyyygggooooddd 🙂

“I’ve waited a hundred years. But I’d wait a million more for you. Nothing prepared me for the privilege of being yours.” It’s from a man’s words who is irrevocably in love with his certain someone, telling that this love is definitely worth every single days of waiting. “If I had only felt the warmth within your touch. If I had only seen how you smile when you blush. Or how you curl your lip when you concentrate enough. I would have known what I was living for. What I’ve been living for.” Honestly, my friend, it’s difficult to go on and elaborate what this song means to me without trying my best not to break down haha Because this song for me, is the most absolute way of showing and conveying the genuine love for the other person. “Your love is my turning page. Only the sweetest words remain. Every kiss is a cursive line. Every touch is a redefining phrase.” When you find that someone who gives a meaning into your life and suddenly your existence have a purpose, and now you’re ready for a new chapter in your life, to begin your forever with her. “I surrender who I’ve been for who you are. Nothing makes me stronger than your fragile heart. If I had only felt how it feels to be yours. I would have known what I’ve been living for all along.” For me, the most authentic love ever is being selfless and sacrificing against all odds. It may seem a bit surreal, but you’d know that you loved another when you started thinking and giving what’s best for them. It’s when that loves makes you want to be the best version of yourself that they deserve and be the kind of person they needed, not for your benefit but entirely for theirs.

“We’re tethered to the story we must tell. When I saw you well I knew we’d tell it well. With the whisper we will tame the vicious scenes. Like a feather bringing kingdoms to their knees.” 

1347002243_500Title: Six Degrees of Separation

Artist: The Script

Album: #3

The good-looking front man of this Irish band, Danny O’Donoghue, have returned to recording and giving us another inspirational album (which I loved every single tracks from it.) They yet again, never failed to amaze the fans with their collaboration with Will.I.Am for their single Hall of Fame and added a twist of hip-hop in most of their songs in this album. Which only indicates that they are dynamic and brave enough to experiment with different genres without sacrificing their originality and urban influences. “You’ve read the books, you’ve watched the shows. What’s the best way, no one knows. You meditate, yeah, hypnotized. Anything to take it from your mind. But it won’t go. You’re doing all these things out of desperation. You’re going through six degrees of separation.” This song is really heartfelt. When I first heard this song, all the memories came rushing back and it’s insane! You know the feeling when you first heard the song Payphone by Maroon 5? Well, this time the emotions are like 5x more intense! haha This song is genius! This song talks about the reality, process and what’s really going on when you’re going through a breakup and heartache. You literally DO everything just to keep your mind off the situation, read all the books, articles, do your hobbies etc, name it! But it just won’t go. You’re doing all these things out of desperation. Damn it.

I’m sure everyone can pretty much relate to this next line haha “You hit the drink, you take a toke, watch the past go up in smoke. You fake a smile, you lie and say you’re better now than ever and your life’s Ok. When it’s not …no.” Come one, whether we admit it or not, this is what we normally go through every time we’re dealing with a broken heart; We go out with friends, get wasted and have fun! Whenever you’re asked how you’re doing, you give them a reassuring smile that you’re okay and never been better but the truth is, you’re breaking down inside! The horror! Yeah, that’s the pain and reality of going through 6 degrees of separation. “First, you think the worst is a broken heart. What’s gonna kill you is the second part. And the third, is when your world splits down the middle. And fourth, you’re gonna think that you’ve fixed yourself. Fifth, you see them out with someone else. And the sixth, is when you admit that you may have messed up a little.” The chorus is like the cruelest realization ever! Having your heart broken is the most terrible, terrible thing. It’s like scaling your heartache from 1-10; figuring out what level you are in. It’s crazy I know but it’s true. Somehow you measure the percentage of your pain, if your breaking down all the time, are you feeling slightly numb of the pain or have you moved on already, things like that. And reality bites that we really go through this 6 degrees, you know. First is the broken heart. Second you wanna work things out but then it’s too late, so third, you felt the world is crumbling down on you. Fourth, after a few weeks or months you thought you were doing well then came fifth and you see them happily committed with someone else and the sixth is when you admit and accept that you have your own flaws why the relationship has come to an end.

“You tell your friends, yeah, strangers too. Anyone who’ll throw an arm around you. Tarrot cards, gems and stones, believing all that shit’s gonna heal your soul. well it’s not…no.” They say talking to someone about your feelings helps a lot. I guess it is, because the more you contain to yourself, the more you feel like your world is shrinking. Somehow, hearing others opinion about the situation helps you broaden your views about things. “There’s no starting over, without finding closure. You take them back no hesitation, that’s when you know you reached the six degrees of separation. It aint no help, it’s every man for himself.” Moving on and finding closure is not always about asking for forgiveness, more often than not, it’s about forgiving the other person for what happened.

Lifehouse-feat.-Natasha-Bedingfield-Between-the-Raindrops-iTunesTitle: Between the Raindrops

Artist: Lifehouse feat. Natasha Bedingfield

Album: Single

Who wouldn’t be mesmerized by the husky and deep voice of the band’s front man, Jason Wade. Every single release of this band is full of emotions and deep story-telling, such are the likes of You and Me (My all-time favorite song), Broken, Hanging by a Moment and many more. After three years of  staying out of the lime light, they’re back again with their first single and this one is their first duet ever. Natasha Bedingfield graces the second voice for this one and I must say, she really brought the song to a fresh level. “Look around. There’s no one but you and me. Right here and now the way it was meant to be. There’s a smile on my face knowing that together everything that’s in our way, we’re better than alright.” What I particularly love about this song, aside from its melody, is also its message; It is a promise of being there for your loved one for no matter what your life together may bring you. You can never predict what’s in store for you in the next corner and this song is like assuring each other that no matter what happens, as long as they have each other they’re better than alright 🙂 “Walking between the raindrops. Riding the aftershock beside you. Off into the sunset living like there’s nothing left to lose. Chasing after gold mines, crossing the fine lines we knew. Hold on and take a breath I’ll be here every step walking between the raindrops with you.” aaaaawwwwwwww for me, that’s one of the sweetest lines ever written. There’s no such thing as a perfect relationship, but true love can be magnified through your patience and devotion to stay even when everything around you is full of shit, you know what I mean? You can never guarantee someone that every time will be smooth sailing, but as long as you’re ready to face each and every challenges together, walking every step between the raindrops with him/her and accept come what may, then you both are gonna be alright 🙂 “Take me now. The world’s such a crazy place. When the walls come down you’ll know I’m here to stay. There’s nothing I would change knowing that together everything that’s in our way, we’re better than alright.”

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