Totally post-spamming today.

I heard this song on the radio a little while ago and was captivated by the first verse. Since then, I’ve discovered that the chorus reminds me of another song or a children’s lullaby (particularly Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, but I don’t think it actually matches that one), which kind of annoys me. Still, there is something entrancing about this song for me.

Mikeschair – Someone Worth Dying For

You might be the wife,
Waiting up at night
You might be the man,
Struggling to provide
Feeling like it’s hopeless

Maybe you’re the son,
Who chose a broken road
Maybe you’re the girl,
Thinking you’ll end up alone
Praying God can you hear me?
Oh God are you listening?

(Chorus)
Am I more than flesh and bone?
Am I really something beautiful?
Yeah, I wanna believe, I wanna believe that
I’m not just some wandering soul
That you don’t see and you don’t know
Yeah I wanna believe, Jesus help me believe that I
Am someone worth dying for

I know you’ve heard the truth that God has set you free
But you think you’re the one that grace could never reach
So you just keep asking, what everybody’s asking

Chorus

You’re worth it, you can’t earn it
Yeah the Cross has proven
That you’re sacred and blameless
Your life has purpose

You are more than flesh and bone
Can’t you see you’re something beautiful
Yeah you gotta believe, you gotta believe
He wants you to see, He wants you to see
That you’re not just some wandering soul
That can’t be seen and can’t be known
Yeah you gotta believe, you gotta believe that you
Are someone worth dying for

You’re someone worth dying for
You’re someone worth dying for

 

There is also something beautiful about the music video.  Despite the “theologically correct” comments, which in my opinion missed the intent of the song, I find the video very touching.

Letting the sounds soak in now…

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My friend Daniel sent me this beautiful video.  It’s soooo cute > <  I almost cried at the end T__T

I love his expression when she comes back the second day XD  (Does that kind of thing really happen, though?)  Even simple things can be romantic.  I think this would be a super cute way to meet someone.

I just heard this song last night, and I really liked it :D  Well, the first verse, anyways.  I didn’t hear the rest of the song yesterday XD  But I found it somehow, so here ya go~

If I could, I’d really like to send/dedicate this song to some friends I know who know how particularly that first verse feels, as much as or more than I do.  I think you know who you are :)

Do you wonder why you have to
Feel the things that hurt you?
If there’s a God who loves you, where is He now?

Maybe there are things you can’t see
And all those things are happening
To bring a better ending

Someday, somehow, you’ll see, you’ll see

Life is not a snapshot
It might take a little time,
But you’ll see the bigger picture

Today is March 16, which I heard for the first time on the radio is John 3:16 day :)  I’ve never thought of it before, but it seems like that radio station is really big on holidays XD  So am I, so it works out well.

They recommended that today, everyone share John 3:16 with at least one person.  Maybe it’s a little cheating for me to post it, but I think I’m too intimidated by strangers to talk to them in person T__T;;  But anyways, here is the verse.  I think that it’s probably one of the most famous, powerful, and fundamental verses.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

— John 3:16 (NIV)

My dear friend Iris told me a few months ago that she has been recently starting to listen to Christian music.  Previously, she was pretty into K-Pop and up-to-date on a lot of that music.  (She knows like everything about everything media-related, I feel like.)

Before that, I rarely listened to Christian music, because it made me feel kind of… I’m not sure.  It was just an awkward, uncomfortable feeling, and I pinned it on the idea that a lot of them sounded like love songs, but they weren’t; at least, not in the typical way.  They weren’t romantic love songs to a significant other.  They were love songs to God.  And that just really weirded me out for some reason.  I mean, I always liked worship songs (at church), but not so much contemporary music.

After Iris told me that, I started listening more and more to Christian music.  I happily found that there are Christian radio stations, and Pandora also has Christian music.  And the funny thing is, I started to like a lot of the songs.

I think part of the reason I started moving towards this kind of music is because most of the music out there these days… well, some might be catchy, but most of them don’t really inspire a clean, righteous kind of life.  They make you want to go to a club and do some dirty dancing, and maybe at the end of the night you’ll be wasted enough to take a stranger home for activities you might not remember the next day, if you’re lucky.  Maybe that works for some people, but it’s really not my thing, and it’s not to me what a fulfilling life would be like.

I like to think that I can do something useful with my life — as useful as anyone could be, anyways.  Whether for self-fulfillment, happiness, a higher calling, God’s purpose, or just because, I’d like to be productive and bless others.  Normally, I do a terrible job, but it’s something I like to aspire to.  And I don’t think that many other people could truthfully say that they don’t want a purposeful life.  I don’t think many people enjoy wandering around aimlessly.  If nothing else, it’s sort of boring and repetitive.  You start wondering, “What’s the point?”

Anyways, sorry for the long locution at the potential expense of offending anyone who is not religious (or is of a different religion).  I just wanted to put up some songs that I heard recently that I like >__<  I think that, regardless of your beliefs, there is something beautiful, true, and touching in all of these songs.

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I’m the kind of person that is easily stressed out, and a lot of little things can build up very quickly and make me upset. Sometimes I feel like this:


“Ragequit” is probably the appropriate term for that.

For instance, if some project I’m working on at work/school isn’t going (smoothly or otherwise) for what seems like a stupid and non-project related reason, and anyone working on something similar is not experiencing those problems and/or is being really unhelpful and uncaring, and I can’t get this particular necessary website to load, and my apartment is cold, and my bills are high for no explicable reason, and my car is acting weird, and my skin is feeling dry, and I don’t know what to do about my future, and people are being unhelpful and uncommunicative, and I don’t have the right muffin pan liners, and the store ran out of the thing that I wanted, and–

Well, it’s a lot of little things. Toothpicks, if you will, pricking you until you’re just too frustrated to go on.

In those cases, like everyone else, I have some things that help me to relax a bit. A lot of times, music does it for me. I’ve recently found some nice calm songs that I like to listen to, so I just felt like posting them here ^^ (Hm, this post was supposed to be mostly about those songs, but it seems like I wrote mostly about ragequitting. Oops XD;;…)

The first song is one that I actually never really liked before, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” I started listening to it because there was a reference to it in a KDrama I was watching. Originally, I had wanted to find this one version that I heard a long time ago, sung by a man with a very deep voice, but I couldn’t quite find that one. I did, however, find this very nice and calming version by Israel Kamakawiwo`ole from Hawaii.  I feel like it’s actually a mix of two songs, but I can’t remember what the second one is called, and there’s no reference to it on the video. Oh well, I really like this version (as opposed to Israel’s straight “Over the Rainbow,” because that one has other sounds in it).

Another song is one that I actually didn’t care much for before, either.  (I think that’s a trend in my life, but I’ll save that topic for later.)  I was introduced to this song by my friend Daniel, but I never really listened to it until recently… probably because I saw that NICHKHUN had played it.  So of course, I was sucked in.  (If you don’t know who Nichkhun is, you’ve been missing out!  XP)

Oh, right.  The song.  Sorry, that happens sometimes (I get distracted).  So the song is Yiruma’s “Kiss the Rain,” which is just really pretty and somewhat melancholic but also very calming.  This is the one I usually listen to, and it has pretty flower pictures to go with :)

(Oh and if you’re curious, Nichkhun’s version is here.  I don’t like to listen to that one though, because it gets really static-y halfway through.)

Yiruma has a lot of really pretty songs, but “Kiss the Rain” is probably my favorite.  You can check out his other songs on the sidebar if you go to the YouTube page for the video.

There is also an artist, Lisa, that I recently rediscovered, and she is amazing.  She has a beautiful voice and a very friendly, warm feeling, AND she writes/composes all of her own songs in English or Japanese.  I think I’ll make an intro post about her sometime, but in lieu of that, I’ll give you a preview with one of the songs I sometimes like to listen to in order to feel calmer.  The song is called “You Don’t Know.”  Please check out her other songs as well!

Now that I’m all nice and calm, I suppose I shall end the post here XD;

Enjoy and have a beautiful day!

I recently came across this song again and realized how much I like it :)

It’s a very cute, very sweet song.

I like to fancy myself a writer, so I pay a lot of attention to lyrics.  At least, lyrics in a song are very important to me :x  And I like all the lyrics of this song.  I think my favorite line is, “Do you even know you met me?”  But I’d be hard pressed to pick an actual favorite, as there are many parts that I like!  The music and the words all fit together nicely.

I think that this would make a very cute confession song.  Actually, I heard that Ryan Cabrera wrote the song for a girl that he liked before he got famous, but she turned him down XD  I’m not sure if it’s true, but I think many girls would fall for a guy who could serenade her with something sweet like this :)  (Or maybe it’s just me; I’m a super romantic…)