Coldplay/Natasha - The Scientist

Hate it when a girl says to me that she loves me after barely knowing me. Cause that's so empty. Figure she says that all the time. I wanna earn it. Likewise a girlie has to earn it from me too.

In the song, this song, there's this line that goes, I set you apart. Figure that everyone wants someone that sets us apart. And I guess we all want that for ourselves too.

In other news, got drenched in the rain today.

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Rachael Yamagata - Elephants

Been a fan of Rachael's for so long that the wait for the second album was almost too unbearable. She's back and her music bridged that time gap nicely.

And in true fashion, this song lays out another heartbreaker of a song.

So for those of you falling in love,
keep it kind, keep it good, keep it right.
Throw yourself in the midst of danger,
but keep one eye open at night.

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Jackson Browne - I'm Alive

Two years ago today, the woman I loved moved out. I remember that I spoke to my friend Hazel, who had divorced someone two years earlier to that.

Hazel said that, after while, you stop thinking of them. In the beginning, you think of them every minute. Then every hour. And then you'll realize that you hadn't thought of them in months. Had a hard time believing her back then. Cause I had all these beautiful plans for the two of us.

Turns out she's totally right.

The only reason I remember is because my calendar told me (which is admittedly weird in it's own right).

My brother sent me this song and I listened to it a million times during that time and then I just stopped. Dusted it off and listened to it today and memories of that period came rushing back.

Funny thing is that it wasn't bad at all. Kinda good in a strange way.

Life's odd like that, yeah?

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Nada Surf - Inside of Love

I'm kind of embarassed to post this video. This song plays like an open diary that you're embarassed to have found. There's nothing profound about it, it just is. And somehow, you find your own truth in between the lines.

I first heard this song on the show 'How I Met Your Mother' - I had no idea Nada Surf sounded like this! I sure hope they're still touring.

My favourite part :

I know the last page so well
I can't read the first
So i just don't start
It's getting worse

P.S. Seriously having some difficulties posting lyrics. So here it is instead.

Blue October & Imogen Heap - Congratulations

Just an amazing song and my favorite from Imogen. This video totally doesn't do it justice but it's the only version I could find - let me know if you know of a better one!

Something about the pleading sound of their voices make the chorus sound all that more plaintive:

I can't change your mind
Can't change your mind (you left me)
Can't change your mind (you left me)
Can't change your mind (you left me, you left me, you left me)
Make it go away
Make it go away please

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