my tastes are a little dated…

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so I know this song has been all over the tv and radio…but I don’t have cable, and I don’t listen to the “radio”…I listen to NPR. Which probably puts me a little further behind then I intended to let on. But I was looking through my itunes (probably putting off something…like the gym, or church, or my paper) and I found that I had this song: Love Song by Sara Bairiellies…you know, it goes, “I’m not gonna write you a love song/cuz you asked for it/ because you need one tol….” well, here are the lyrics: Head underwater
And they tell me
To breathe easy for a while
Breathing gets harder, even I know that
Made room for me; but it’s too soon to see
If I’m happy in your hands
I’m unusually hard to hold on to

Blank stares at blank pages
No easy way to say this
You mean well, but you make this hard on me

I’m not gonna write you a love song
’cause you asked for it
’cause you need one, you see
I’m not gonna write you a love song
’cause you tell me it’s
Make or break in this
If you’re on your way
I’m not gonna write you to stay
If all you have is leavin’,
Imma need a better reason
To write you a love song today (today)

I learned the hard way
That they all say
Things you want to hear
And my heavy heart sinks deep down under you and
Your twisted words,
Your help just hurts
You are not what I thought you were
Hello to high and dry

Convinced me to please you
Made me think that I need this too
I’m trying to let you hear me as I am

I’m not gonna write you a love song
’cause you asked for it
’cause you need one, you see
I’m not gonna write you a love song
’cause you tell me it’s
Make or break in this
If you’re on your way
I’m not gonna write you to stay
If all you have is leavin’,
Imma need a better reason
To write you a love song today

Promise me that you’ll leave the light on
To help me see with daylight, my guide, gone
’cause I believe there’s a way you can love me
Because I say
I won’t write you a love song
’cause you asked for it
’cause you need one, you see

I’m not gonna write you a love song
’cause you tell me it’s make or break in this
Is that why you wanted a love song
’cause you asked for it
’cause you need one, you see
I’m not gonna write you a love song
’cause you tell me it’s make or break in this
If you’re on your way
I’m not gonna write you to stay
If your heart is nowhere in it
I don’t want it for a minute
Babe, I’ll walk the seven seas when I believe that
There’s a reason to
Write you a love song today (today)

I should make a play list of songs that I came to the party a little late on (see: Natasha Bedingfield’s “Unwritten”, KT Tunstall’s “Suddenly I see”, Abba’s “Mamma Mia”…most songs used in chick flicks last summer!) I need context before i am sold on the awesomeness of a song. Shit..this is me, still not writing. I even wrote three lesson plans instead of writing this paper. Wordo n teh street has it that I’ll swoon to the new Jason Mraz. mmmmm…Jason Mraz. He wrote that song that goes “I’ve seen fireworks from the free way….” which was cool, because in the summer of 2003 I actually watched fireworks from the freeway. He will always be cooler then John Mayer to me. I’m just sayin…i’m going to make a new CD now.

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