I finish my finals this week 😭😩 Can’t wait to not study for a while and then for prom and (myp) graduation!!! So much to look forward to.
Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, I wanted to write a related blog post, just like last year (for anyone who remembers that one lol).
Anywayss taking care and being mindful of your mental health is a pretty important thing. It’s still a topic that people are scared to talk about in case it’s something you’re like meant to keep to yourself. Well spoiler alert: you don’t have to keep it to yourself.
Honestly, everybody you know has their own thing that they’re dealing with, so remember that you are not alone and there’s nothing wrong with you. I’ve found it’s really nice to talk to someone you love and trust when you’re not feeling your best because we tend to overcomplicate stuff in our head and that outside perspective can be super helpful. It’s okay to reach out for help when you need it!!
As always I recommend journaling if you need a place to get your thoughts out without judgement or to try and get a better understanding of what you’re actually feeling. I like to journal when I notice that I’m avoiding my thoughts because it forces me to think about what I’m feeling and although it doesn’t fix the problem it really makes it feel a lot less scary than it did before.
So like I said earlier, everyone has their bad moments, worries and insecurities. For example I know I tend to compare myself to other people I know a lot and put too much pressure on myself. Currently trying to work on that ☺️☺️
The pictures I’ve put in this post do a better job at talking about mental health than I do but please remember to take care of yourself and go easy on yourself and rest when you need it because resting is GREAT and actually an excellent use of time.
I love you so so much, thanks for reading this post!!
Earlier this month my friends and I went on a little picnic and honestly it was extremely fun, 10/10 recommend it.
Since it is quite nice picnic weather at the moment (at least in the evenings) I decided to write a mini picnic guide with dos and don’ts that we learnt from our experience. Some of the tips are a tiny bit obvious but in our defence, we didn’t really think it through 😌.
Anyways yes follow our tried and tested guide to a nice picnic with contributions from Simmy, Netra and Misha:
Bring lemonade and pizza
Don’t forget your plates, cutley and hand sanitizer (we learned this the hard way)
It’s better to get a little too much food than a little too less
Don’t sit on a slope (hurts your butt and back😭😭)
Get tissues with you
Music and Bluetooth speakerssss + a playlist made in advance so you don’t have to keep picking the next song
Maybe don’t have your picnic in a place where dog walkers all meet up and leave their dogs off leash so dogs don’t try to eat your donuts
Bring trash bag for the trash and gloves so you dont have to touch the trash cause coakroaches 🤢🤢 (Simmy’s contribution and YEAH WE REALISED THAT AT THE END TINY COCKROACHES CAME ON OUR MAT)
Pack blankets because it gets a little cold
Don’t wear socks if you’re in a grassy area and plan to take off your shoes
so yep those were the main points of wisdom that I had to share.
Afterwards when it got dark we lay down (that sounds like incorrect English but apparently it’s right) on the grass and looked at the stars which was so cute. I didn’t expect to see any stars but it was very pretty I loved it. So I recommend doing a little stargazing on your picnic as well ☺️
I hope this post inspired you to go on a picnic because pleaseee you won’t regret it. Spend some time in nature hehe.
Song recommendation of the post:Don’t Let It Break Your Heart by Louis Tomlinson has somehow crept its way back into my favourite songs so I hope it creeps its way into yours as well (he should totally hire me I would promote his music so well). I love the song and the message of it so much it can be quite motivational or comforting or whatever at times. Let me know what you think!
Chat with me in the comments about whatever! Do you go on picnics often? How’s the weather becoming where you live??
wow another post in less than a month? I’m like a whole new person.
I’m really not 😔 I just love photo dumps so I took the opportunity of spring starting to do a little autumn to winter photo dump and life update.
At the moment I’m on my second week of spring break and studying once again for my second set of mocks (why do we need two 😭) and my economics and business finals. It hasn’t registered in my brain yet, it’s only gonna register as I’m halfway through my third exam. oh welllll wish me luck!
okay now let me do some bullet point life events that will sometimes (like 99% of the time) correspond with the pictures in my dump. enjoyyy 😚
Met my best friend Noelle when she visited from Switzerland in Jan
Hung out with friends a bunch of times which was very fun and also with my cousins when they came back from uni for winter break!
Enjoyed the masterpiece that is Red (Taylor’s Version) and spent a week or two writing the masterpiece that is Red (Hreem’s Version)
Developed an addiction to hot chocolate (especially Starbucks’ hot chocolate for some reason, I think they put something in that)
Went to Expo 2020 for three days on a school trip and it was a little too sunny but still so much fun I got like 26 stamps ☺️
This didn’t happen to me but my friend Misha nearly burnt down her house (exaggeration but not really) while trying to make chocolate covered strawberries for our friend who had covid and me who nearly got covid and was therefore isolating. Chaotic. I just added that to give some context for one of the last few pictures.
Met Celia (the girl in the third picture) and became besties and sang+wrote songs together
Celebrated Valentines day with my friends with lots of chocolate and heart-shaped balloons
My mom got me and my brother very cute Valentines donuts 😭❤️
Had a little holi party with some of my friends which was the most fun thing EVER (took me forever to get the pink colour out of my scalp and nails but honestly worth it)
Adopted a stuffed penguin with Simmy (he’s our baby and his name is Louis)
Got our MYP graduation photos taken (a very momentous occasion dude years 7-11 were a rollercoaster and I’m not even done with year 11 yet)
Went on a very cute picnic with Simmy, Misha and Netra
I didn’t realise how much happened in the last few months until I listed everything and then cut a lot of it out because… it got a bit much.
But I hope you enjoyed this post because I absolutely loved writing it and collecting the pictures. Photo dumps will forever be my favourite posts to read and make.
What interesting stuff has happened in your life lately? What are you looking forward to? What did you think of Harry’s new song???
Chat with me in the comments about literally anything I love talking to youuuuuu!!
Song recommendation of the post: AS IT WAS BY HARRY STYLESSS. Can’t believe he’s back. Took forever but I’ll forgive him I guess 🙄 I love As It Was so so so much honestly the melody the lyrics the everything. I’m so excited for this new era and his album!!!!! Listen to the song if you haven’t heard it already (if you haven’t heard it yet, where have you been) and tell me if you love it, or even if you don’t.
How are you doinggg? Hope you had a Happy Holi if you celebrate (I did celebrate, it was so much fun. Except my scalp is still pink but oh well)
Ages ago one of my friends did this cute thing where she wrote down ‘things her friends do that she likes’ and I thought it was very sweet so here is me doing it on my blog for a few of my best friends.
calls people by cute nicknames (e.g. lovie)
what a feeling by one direction is literally our song
can talk to her about anything and she gives great advice
her taste in music is so versatile
always makes me laugh even over text
loves analysing and really understanding people
super observant, she notices like the tiniest things
practically adopted this cat that keeps visiting her house
eats anything and everything (also smarties that have fallen on the floor)
does whatever she wants/ makes her happy
sends us a picture every time she gets her nails done
always giving hugs and playing with your hair
does her eyeliner so nicely
has a necklace she made with the name of her favourite book character (idk where it’s gone but she wore it for a long time)
is always so herself
gets so excited whenever she sees a dog and shows pictures of her dog at every opportunity
her laugh is a very cute giggle
always calls me hreemy
gives the best motivational speeches
her perfume is really strong I always smell it on my clothes after hugging her 😭
can easily become friends with anybody ever
if she ever puts on nail polish it ends up taking an hour and then she takes it off and tells me about it afterwards
makes the most unique acronyms while we study for business and biology
acts and looks like the main character in school
her spontaneity and ability to do anything at any time
makes new little chains for her phone case like every two weeks
is now besties with our math teacher and they talk about mani pedis
wears double masks 😭 (because her mom told her to but still)
we attempt to have full conversations in French for no reason
once wrote me a 10-point list of reasons why she is “a material gworl”
Aaand that’s the post.
I hope you liked it! Took SO much time not gonna lie it’s hard to come up with stuff on the spot but I like the end result lol.
Comment stuff about your friends, family or even yourself (self love guys) that you like or just chat because I always love your comments 😊 Ooh which one of my friends do you think you relate to most or find the most interesting??
Song recommendation of the post:ICU by Phoebe Bridgers is my FAVOURITE song of hers and maybe one of my favourite songs of all time, it’s just that good. I love love love the feeling of the song and the production and the way it builds up then calms down then builds up then calms down then explodes with that amazing guitar and whatever amazing chord she decided to add into the song 😫 Also the lyrics. I mean “if you’re a work of art I’m standing too close I can see the brushstrokes”??? Insanity!!! In conclusion, listen to the song because I’m IN LOVE with it.
I’ve just been super busy and tired which is annoying. Last we had our Personal Project exhibition in school and it was pretty fun because my board was next to most of my friends so we were just chatting and laughing most of the time but it was also extremely exhausting so there’s that.
Anyways, quickly moving on to the topic of today’s post because it’s something I’ve been noticing a lot recently:
If you’re following my blog and are interested in the stuff I post, I’d say you are most likely also a girl, probably a teenager, and probably a fan of something or someone because I know I am. And if you’ve ever expressed this admiration you have in front of other people you’ve most likely been made fun of for it at least a little bit or been called a “fangirl” in a derogatory way.
For some reason, society loves to hate on girls or women who express their love for…anything really. If a girl goes out of their way to do something for a person, band, book or whatever that they love, or if they express any emotions towards this thing, they are immediately dismissed as obsessive. I mean, I remember One Direction fans being hardcore bullied way back when just for liking a group of five teenage-ish boys? Oh and when people got upset about Zayn leaving or the guys taking a break, the entire internet labelled them as overdramatic and moved on. That doesn’t sit right with me because majority of the people that had something to say were full grown adults like dude let children live and enjoy what they want please and thank you 😐.
What makes all of this even funnier and more interesting is the fact that sports fans get away with the same behaviour – if not much worse – without any criticism. Sports has generally been seen as a more “masculine” thing, especially before (obviously I don’t immediately associate sports with guys, I just mean in terms of history and the fact that all sports used to be male-dominated) and that suddenly seems to make things okay. Like 15-year-old girls who cry at their favourite artists’ concerts because they’re just overwhelmed with emotion (which I’d say is very sweet) and do no harm to anybody are “hysterical” and “crazy” but screaming and swearing at a sports event just shows that you are “dedicated” and “passionate”. Make it make sense.
There are adult men out there throwing a whole tantrum, vandalising property and literally harming people because their sports team lost and the other team was obviously cheating it was so rigged!!!!!!! but people point fingers at teenagers getting excited about seeing BTS live. Cute.
So yep, those are my thoughts on this topic and I had so much more to say but we can save that for another post.
Let me know your thoughts on what I said. Do you agree? Do you disagree?? I love to read your comments so please leave one 😊
See you next timeeee
Song recommendation of the post:Feels Like by Gracie Abrams came out a few months ago I think and at first I just thought it was like an okay song but I started listening to it more and now I love ittt. I feel like the melody is so nice and her voice is so pretty. I’ve listened to it more than any other song this year so check it out and let me know what you think!!
Maybe 18 days too late but I have a valid reason and that is that I had my mock exams immediately after winter break so I had to just study for a while. I mean I could have written about price elasticity or the process of aerobic respiration or something but I doubt you guys would be interested so … I didn’t.
Anyways, the point is, it’s 2022 now! 2021 was definitely a very interesting year which means it kind of sucked but also had some great moments here and there; a huge combination of things. So this post a very short one where I talk about some highlights and maybe some things I learnt in 2021?
Improved a ton in my singing and guitar playing because I was pretty much always at home for the first 8 months
Journaled a lot more which I always forget to do (finished 1 and a half notebooks for the first time wow)
Came first place in my school’s talent show! The show actually happened in 2020 but I only found out I won in 2021 so it counts.
Grew my blog a lot more (hit 200 followerssss) and finally got around to and figured out how to change the way my blog looks. I love the redesign a million times more than the old theme.
Hung out with my cousin a ton before she left for uni 🥲
After finally returning to school in person I realised that doing school online for a full year was terrible and I was not enjoying it as much as I thought I was (seriously why did I think I was vibing at home)
Started learning to play the electric guitar which is SO COOL! Also got my own electric which looks and sounds amazing I’m still obsessing over it
It rained a ton on new year’s eve and I had been waiting all year for that
Started becoming more confident
And lastly, one of the bestparts of 2021 was making a new friend group :))))) Only one of them is actually a new friend (hi Misha if you’re reading this, which you should be) and the others I’ve known for quite a while actually but yes the combination of people is new and they’re very fun. so yep, definitely a highlight.
aand that’s everything
I mean there’s probably more but nothing else is coming to mind at the moment so I think I can leave it here.
how was your 2021? what were some of the highlights for you? as always, talk to me about those questions or literally anything else in the comments, I love to chat.
Song rec. of the post:Babe by Taylor Swift. THIS SONG has been on repeat since it came out, it is so catchy. Even my mom loves it which is slightly irrelevant but I think it’s necessary to mention. Oh and don’t even get me started on the bridge of the song 😫. Point is, listen to it and let me know what you think.
(this post took forever to write so excuse the late-ness)
First of all, I just want to say happy birthday to my lovely blog/ baby Chic Life Thru My Lens!! She’s 4 years old now wow. Honestly, I feel like I’ve been blogging for much longer but oh well.
Happy Red Season! ❤️
yep yep, Red (Taylor’s Version) is finally outtt and that means it’s time for another album review woohooo. I’m so excited to write this post but also the album contains 30 songs so it’s going to take… a while. For that reason, I’m going to attempt to write a little less for each song than I did in my Fearless post.
For anyone who is confused and doesn’t know anything about what’s going on, Taylor Swift first 6 albums were bought without her permission a few years ago so she is now re-recording all of those albums in an attempt to own them.
Red was originally released in 2012 when I was seven (SEVEN??) and I do have many memories of jamming out to I Knew You Were Trouble, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together and 22. Ooh and also the title track of course. While I loved this album before, I never really considered it one of my favourites. HOWEVER, I am now in love with the re-recording so I’m going to have to reconsider that opinion.
Anyways, let’s start talking about the songs and my fav lyrics from them.
State of Grace
One of the most perfect album openers of all time. State of Grace is one of Taylor’s best songs without question and I think it’s time for it to be properly appreciated. The drums and electric guitar that play throughout the song always make me feel like I’m in a cool coming-of-age movie and the lyrics are so beautiful as well like how on Earth did she just write that song. My mom also loves this song as much as I do so let’s add sentimental value into the mix. The production is so much better in this version and ohmygosh the electric guitar sounds so much cleaner and sharper. I could go on about this song for days but I’ll have to end it by saying 10/10!!!
“So you were never a saint and I’ve loved in shades of wrong We learn to live with the pain mosaic broken hearts”
The much love title track. Her vocals in this version are a lot stronger and more well-developed which makes the song that much more powerful. Once again the electric guitar sounds so amazing – especially in the second verse, and I’m just obsessed.
“And that’s why he’s spinning ’round in my head, comes back to me burning red”
I love treacheroussss! It’s an extremely pretty song and just sounds so delicate and uncertain but certain? I love how the second chorus is a bit louder to build-up to the beautiful bridge. Also, the re-recording sounds basically identical to the original so love that.
“And all we are is skin and bone Trained to get along Forever going with the flow But you’re friction”
I Knew You Were Trouble
This song is very iconic and dare I say a teensy bit overplayed and therefore I’m a little tired of hearing it. But nevertheless, it sounds great.
“And I heard you moved on From whispers on the street A new notch in your belt Is all I’ll ever be”
All Too Well
I love all too well but I’ll write about the 10 minute version, which is last.
22 is as great as ever in the verses but I’m not the biggest fan of the reverb she put in the chorus instead of like layered vocals 😭😭 Gonna blast this song on New Years tho!! (like my exams don’t start the next day yep).
“It feels like a perfect night For breakfast at midnight To fall in love with strangers”
I Almost Do
I Almost Do was never one of my favourites off of Red but I think it’s quite relatable? Like I feel like you can relate to it even the slightest bit even in terms of a friendship because everyone goes through something where you wanna talk to someone but deep down you’re like I probably shouldn’t but I want you to know that I want to!! If that makes no sense just pretend it does.
“I bet it never ever occurred to you That I can’t say “Hello” to you And risk another goodbye”
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
I used to blast this song with my friends when I was like 10 years old and it brings me the same feelings I used to get back then so it’s perfect. The phone call part still has the attitude and annoyed-ness and the song wouldn’t be complete without it.
“I’m really gonna miss you picking fights And me falling for it, screaming that I’m right”
Stay Stay Stay
Gonna be honest and say the instrumental isn’t my favourite thing ever but it’s okay because the song is so sweet and playful. Plus if she felt happy enough to write this song then that’s a good thing.
“All those times that you didn’t leave It’s been occurring to me I’d like to hang out with you For my whole life”
The Last Time (feat. Gary Lightbody)
I always love when Taylor does a duet and this song is the perfect one because of the two perspectives and it reminds me so much of Exile. The way the harmonies switch up so often makes me happy and it’s so fun to sing along to.
“You wear your best apology But I was there to watch you leave”
I feel like Red has two parts: the sad, heartbroken songs and then the ‘wow life is fun and love is awesome!’ songs. To me, Holy Ground fits slightly into both of those categories because she’s talking about how even though their relationship ended, it was still so great while it lasted. I’d like to reiterate that every song she wrote about Joe Jonas turned out to be amazing (e.g. Mr Perfectly Fine) because this song is so good and makes me want to just get up and dance + sing my heart out.
“Spinning like a girl in a brand new dress We had this big wide city all to ourselves We blocked the noise with the sound of, “I need you” And for the first time, I had something to lose”
Sad Beautiful Tragic
The title actually describes this song perfectly, it’s sad, beautiful and tragic. I used to not pay much attention to it but once I was reading a book where this song matched the situation perfectly so I listened to it on repeat until the (very long) chapter was over and by the end of it I had fallen in love with the song. Most of the song is so sad and gentle kind of flows the same but then the bridge is desperate and hopeless and frustrated and gives the song exactly what it was missing.
“Kiss me, try to fix it Could you just try to listen? Hang up, give up For the life of us we can’t get back”
The Lucky One
Taylor’s storytelling is impeccable so obviously this song is the same. It’s about fame and somebody who was dreaming of being famous but after that they realised it’s not what they thought it would be and they want to go back to normal but everyone tells them they’re so lucky but they just don’t believe that. I think it’s so amazing because you could in certain ways link it to your own life. Like if there’s something you always wanted and were jealous of people for having/being but once you got it you’re like oh gosh, you might relate.
“And they tell you that you’re lucky, but you’re so confused ‘Cause you don’t feel pretty, you just feel used” (this lyric is SO GOOD??)
Everything Has Changed (feat. Ed Sheeran)
omg Everything Has Changed used to be one of my favourite songs when it came out because I just really loved the music video for it and honestly I still do. This is probably the sweetest song on the album and even Ed sounds better on the rerecording so that’s a bonus.
“All I know is a new found grace All my days, I’ll know your face”
AND I SAID OH MYY WHAT A MARVELOUS TUNE IT WAS THE BEST NIGHT NE- anyways Starlight is amazing and I will not be accepting any other opinions. This would be such a great song to get all dressed up and dance to with your friends and I will do that someday😌 The guitar solo as welllll, I love it.
“He said, ‘Look at you, worrying so much about things you can’t change You’ll spend your whole life singing the blues if you keep thinking that way'”
The Begin Again music video was the thing that inspired me to want to go to Paris and I literally still want to go (even though it definitely won’t be the same) because it all looks so beautiful! I love how you can hear through the lyrics, music and her voice that she’s starting to believe in love again and overall the song is just so pretty.
“But you throw your head back laughing like a little kid. I think it’s strange that you think I’m funny, ’cause he never did”
The Moment I Knew
At first I found it slightly annoying that the verses of this song don’t have a rhyming scheme but as I listened to it more I realised the lack of rhyming makes it more conversational and as if she’s talking to the person the song is meant for. Then when the chorus hits you feel all the emotion and see the picture she is painting throughout the song. So in conclusion, The Moment I Knew is so genius and go listen to it.
“And it was like slow motion Standing there in my party dress In red lipstick With no one to impress”
Come Back…Be Here
Taylor performed this live maybe once which is so sad because it’s one of my favourite songs off of Red. To be honest I have no idea why I love it so much because I can’t pinpoint a specific thing that I love, maybe it’s just the song as a whole.
“Taxi cabs and busy streets That never bring you back to me”
Girl At Home
Dude. When I heard the rerecording I immediately messaged my friend “WHAT HAPPENED TO GIRL AT HOME” because if you’ve heard the original you’ll know it’s so different because she made it more pop than country. I did not like the original too much but this version is such a vibe I actually love it.
“I just wanna make sure You understand perfectly, you’re the kind of man who makes me sad”
*onto the vault songs yay*
I can never listen to Ronan because it’s extremely sad and gives me chills every time. It’s a song about a 4-year-old boy who passed away because of cancer and the revenue from the song goes to charity which is really great.
“Race cars on the kitchen floor, plastic dinosaurs I love you to the moon and back”
I was SO HAPPY when she announced the tracklist and I saw that Better Man was on it because I downloaded the video of her singing it at Bluebird cafe and used to listen to that so often wishing she would’ve kept the song. It’s a sad song and you can really hear the emotion in it.
“Sometimes, in the middle of the night, I can feel you again But I just miss you, and I just wish you were a better man“
Nothing New (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)
I. love. nothing new. That might be a bit concerning because the song is quite sad but it is my favourite vault track. I love the harmonies in it and the way Taylor and Phoebe’s voice sound; it’s quite calming. The song is all about growing older and feeling as if you’re losing your “novelty”. It’s even more interesting because she wrote a whole song about turning 22 and how amazing she feels and how life is great but then there’s also this song about comtemplating everything. I guess it shows that nobody’s life is perfect even if it looks like (getting a little cliche here but it was my first thought when I heard the chorus).
“I’ve had too much to drink tonight How did I go from growing up to breaking down?”
Babe is my second favourite vault song and while the version sung by Sugarland is good, I prefer Taylor’s version. Could be that I’m biased but it also could be because the “what about your promises, promises” parts are so addicting. yeah that for sure.
“I break down every time you call We’re a wreck, you’re the wrecking ball We said no one else, how could you do this, babe?”
Message In A Bottle
Message In A Bottle is very fun and super pop-influenced and it’s super fun to dance around to. I know if she released it in 2012 I would’ve been in love with it.
“But time moves faster Replaying your laughter Disaster”
I Bet You Think About Me (feat. Chris Stapleton)
Another song that I found a little bit forgettable at first but now I’m really enjoying singing the lyrics dramatically in the car (my mom can confirm) and acting out every lyric to my heart’s content. Specifically the last lyric which goes…
“I bet you think about me when you say ‘Oh my God, she’s insane, she wrote a song about me’ I bet you think about me”
I think Forever Winter is so beautiful but the lyrics and the meaning behind the song are so sad because it seems to be addressed to someone with mental health issues. I really don’t know what else to say but yeah it 100% should’ve been on the original Red.
“If I was standin’ there in your apartment I’d take that bomb in your head and disarm it I’d say I love you even at your darkest”
Another song with Ed Sheeran ayy lol. I’d say the melody for Run is quite simple but the harmonies and lyrics are super nice so that makes up for it. I’m listening to the song right now and the only thing I can think is I love the harmonieeessssss. Oh also finally Ed gets more chances to sing than in Everything Has Changed so there’s that.
“There’s a heart on your sleeve I’ll take it when I leave And hold it for you”
The Very First Night
This gives me very similar vibes to Message In A Bottle but I for some reason I love Message In A Bottle a lot more lol. One question I have for Taylor is why did she say “they don’t know how much I miss you” when she could have said “miss ya” it rhymes so much better and ‘you’ ruins the whole flowww 😭
“Back then we didn’t know we were built to fall apart We broke the status quo, then we broke each other’s hearts”
All Too Well (10 Minute Version)
*deep breath* THIS SONG. I had been hoping to hear the ten minute version of All Too Well from the first moment I knew it existed around 2-3 years ago. I mean the song is already amazing, can you imagine ten whole minutes of it? So yeah my friend Simran (she’s iconic on my blog now, you should know who I’m talking about) and I were counting down the days until we would hear this song and the rest of Red and now that I’ve heard it I absolutely love it. The lyricism is so amazing, I can’t believe one song could have so many good lyrics. Overall, this version made me love All Too Well like 10 times more ❤️
“And there we are again when nobody had to know You kept me like a secret, but I kept you like an oath”
andddd there’s my Red post. I’m not writing much more because I’m so done at this point but if you made it to the end I hope you enjoyed!!! and here have a cookie 🍪 (credits to Netra who said I should say that).
Talk to me in the comments about the album! What are your favourite songs from it? What are your least favourite songs from it? Do you agree or disagree with anything I said?? Lemme know
Song recommendation of the post: any song I mentioned in this post 😚
Love (which is golden like daylight, NOT red), Hreem xx
it’s the lovely month of November now and has been for a while but oops
the past few months have felt chaotic to me because we’re going out a lot more (going to school and stuff) but it’s been oddly fun and time FLEW.
omg and RED (TAYLOR’S VERSION) RELEASES TOMORROW!! ALL TOO WELL TEN MINUTE VERSION!! I cannot wait 😫 If you’ve been following me for a while you should already know what’s coming next… (Red album review of course). Between Us by Little Mix also releases tomorrow so it’s definitely gonna be a good day.
In honour of finally having a reason to take pictures again but not having anywhere to put them, I decided to do another photo dump ☺️ I love making photo dumps and also seeing photo dumps on other people’s blogs because it’s a nice way to see your blogger friends in real life lol. Like we all just know each other through writing; isn’t that so cool but also strange but also awesome??
Anyways yes here’s … chic life through my lens?
my last photo dump feels like forever ago but it was only the end of April wow. Time flies.
update me on how your life is going right now! how’s school? how are your friends? how are your hobbies? anything you’re currently looking forward to?? let me know!!!
Song recommendation of the post:The Kids Are All Dying by Finneas. The songwriting of this song is just so good like all of Finneas’ songs but I’ve honestly never heard another song like this one. It’s so ironic and critical or criticism and accepting of criticism and just funny at some parts. His entire new album is amazing but this song in particular I’m just obsessed with at the moment.
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In the past few years I have started to become really interested in lyricism and songwriting. Like it’s something I value in a song now whereas earlier all I wanted was a song that was catchy and fun. So every now and then I will listen to a song and hear one specific lyric that makes me want to screeeam because it’s literally so well written (bonus points if the entire song is well written, in which case I feel like throwing something against the wall).
These lyrics are very important to me and I decided to share them with you because… sharing is caring.
So yep, bearing that in mind, here is my list of
Song Lyrics That Hold a Special Place in My Heart ™
You drew stars around my scars but now I’m bleeding – cardigan by t.s.
The imagery of this lyric has had a hold on me since day one. I just cannot imagine a world where I didn’t know this lyric. WHY IS IT SO PRETTY??? I think it means like taking something bad and painful (scars) and kind of how that other person made you feel okay and nice about it (stars) but now the person is gone and the wounds have like “reopened”?? well that’s my interpretation.
Put a price on emotion, I’m looking for something to buy – fine line by h.s.
Can we take a very quick moment to appreciate this lyric *random silent pause* yep thanks. it’s literally so genius and is a complex and poetic way of saying “I’m numb/emotionless and I want to feel something”. I really don’t know what else to say but the fact this is the first lyric in the song makes it a hundred times better.
I’ll be your quiet afternoon crush, be your violent overnight rush, make you crazy over my touch – supercut by lorde
I always love Lorde’s lyrics because I feel like the songs from Pure Heroine and Melodrama are so teenager-y and sometimes even coming of age-ish (my English here is actually painful). She manages to capture the chaotic-ness (again) of being a teenager in such a unique way. I don’t have a proper explanation for why I love this lyric, I just do. It probably has something to do with the word choice and the whole concept of it like who comes up with that?
Now if happiness is always measured by the life you design, that car on the drive Then you should feel better than ever but you know as well as I, it’s all lies. – fearless by l.t.
I think the meaning of this lyric is very clear but just in case it’s not: actual happiness and contentment doesn’t come from what you’ve done and what you have and you should know that because you’ve got everything and you’re still not perfectly happy. It’s quite a simple lyric but I really love how he put it and how it relates well to the meaning of the rest of the song.
All but forgotten about those eyes The shade of green that if he’d seen would make F. Scott Fitzgerald cry. – i don’t miss you at all by finneas
See Finneas just always hits the nail right on the head with lyrics that sound simple but are also so smart and interesting that you know other artists would have a bit of trouble coming up with them. F. Scott Fitzgerald is the author of ‘The Great Gatsby’ in which there is a green light representing his longing for a woman so this is just such a genius connection. Not that I’ve ever read The Great Gatsby but…
I made you my temple, my mural, my sky Now I’m begging for footnotes in the story of your life. – tolerate it by t.s.
Okay at first I thought this lyric was just pretty cool and sounded great but when you actually think about it you’re like omg. Because listen: I made you my temple = “worshipped” you, my mural = admired you, my sky = looked up to you. And now she’s so desperate to be even slightly relevant to his life to the point where she’s begging to even just be a footnote, which is something generally less important in a piece of writing. I mean this entire song is a masterpiece but the bridge and last chorus hurt the hardest.
A few honourable mentions (mostly Taylor Swift because she’s just amazing so deal with it 👼🏼)
And they tell you that you’re lucky but you’re so confused, because you don’t feel pretty, you just feel used. – the lucky one by t.s.
And the callouses on your fingers, I admired them from a distance, now they’re on my cheek. – used to this by c.c.
And you come away with a great little story. Of a mess of a dreamer with the nerve to adore you. – cold as you by t.s.
Because I hear he’s got his arm ’round a brand new girl. I’ve been picking up my heart, he’s been picking up her. – mr. perfectly fine by t.s.
So you were never a saint, and I’ve loved in shades of wrong. We learn to live with the pain, mosaic broken hearts. – state of grace by t.s.
used me as an alibi, I crossed my heart as you crossed the line. – favorite crime by o.r.
Special mention: fruity colours on these numbers call it a chameleon – statistics by timothee chalamet (shoutout to varshitaa)
I hope you loved this post because I so enjoyed having a place to vent about this.
Hopefully even one of the lyrics caught your eye and encouraged you to listen to the song?? If yes PLEAASE comment because I’d love to know. I put so much effort into putting the links lol it’d better be worth it.
Comment your favourite song lyrics or songwriters or just songs in general!! I’m so intrigued and I love hearing other people’s favourites because I feel like it tells you a lot about the person 💞
Song rec. of the post: literally any song I talked about in this post but if I had to choose one specifically I would say fearless by Louis Tomlinson because both he and this song are criminally underrated. I’ve just loved this song since I first listened to it and hopefully you will too. Oh and the “mum I did it” at the end of the song makes me so sad 🤍 You only hear it if you listen really hard so…do that.