#MusicMonday- Just Like Animals


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I hope everyone has had a wonderful New Year, and that your weekend has went well.

Close to the end of last summer, I had started #MusicMonday to blog about love songs that have meaning(s), purpose, etc. It was something that had popped into my head and I dwelled on it for a while before getting started, to be honest. I seriously didn’t know how long I was going to be doing this. The first three vertical posts you see below I was thinking about stopping, but as most of you know I kept going.

These are the first 3 #MusicMonday posts I started with.

Okay, I’m going off-course here. Today’s post is about how people take love to a level that is unhealthy or toxic for them. I know I have posts songs about being in love and such, but this time for the first Monday of the year, I want to hit on the subject of people who have those types of issues. Why? Because it is important. Some people have a strong attraction to others that they are having a hard time letting go of, especially when it is indeed over. Oftentimes, it can be a physical thing, like for instance: their looks, body, or sex with them.

The guy, Adam Levine in the video called, Animals, is being a stalker and clearly obsessed with the woman who played by his real-life wife. We all know some people are like this in real life. The ones who won’t take no for an answer and will physically stalk and cyber-stalk you, and may even cause hell for you. And they will try to convince you that you may run but can’t hide from them. They may even tell you that they are and will always be the best person for you and no one else can compare to them.

Maroon 5 animals maroon 5 GIF

I’m telling you. There are people out there who are literally like animals (in a bad way), and you will have to be super careful with the ones who also use sex as a way to “keep” you. And, the ones who only wanted sex in the beginning and you, well, or the other person done caught feelings somewhere down the line may feel like they been taken advantage of.

Okay. Enough of that for a moment; you get the point. I didn’t link the official video of this song by Maroon 5 because it is explicit in some sense. I had only stared at it, and some parts don’t bother me. However, some parts may be disturbing to some people, and I have to respect that or give you some type of warning. So, I just posted the audio to be on the safe side. I love the song, and I love Maroon 5’s songs. If you would like to watch the official video you can check it out here.

** Everyone, please be safe out there. Not just with this pandemic because you already know that, but with your heart and body.

Love,

Pamela

LYRICS:

[Chorus]
Baby, I’m preying on you tonight
Hunt you down, eat you alive
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent from miles
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Baby, I’m… (Hey)

[Verse 1]
So what you trying to do to me? (Hey)
It’s like we can’t stop, we’re enemies (Hey)
But we get along when I’m inside you, yeah (Hey)
You’re like a drug that’s killing me (Hey)
I cut you out entirely (Hey)
But I get so high when I’m inside you

[Pre-Chorus]
Yeah, you can start over, you can run free (Hey)
You can find other fish in the sea (Hey)
You can pretend it’s meant to be (Hey)
But you can’t stay away from me
I can still hear you making that sound (Hey)
Taking me down, rolling on the ground (Hey)
You can pretend that it was me, but no, oh (Hey)

[Chorus]
Baby, I’m preying on you tonight
Hunt you down, eat you alive
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent from miles
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Baby, I’m… (Hey)

[Verse 2]
So if I run, it’s not enough (Hey)
You’re still in my head, forever stuck (Hey)
So you can do what you wanna do, yeah (Hey)
I love your lies, I’ll eat ’em up (Hey)
But don’t deny the animal (Hey)
That comes alive when I’m inside you

[Pre-Chorus]
Yeah, you can start over, you can run free (Hey)
You can find other fish in the sea (Hey)
You can pretend it’s meant to be
But you can’t stay away from me
I can still hear you making that sound (Hey)
Taking me down, rolling on the ground (Hey)
You can pretend that it was me, but no, oh (Hey)

[Chorus]
Baby, I’m preying on you tonight
Hunt you down, eat you alive
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent from miles
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Baby, I’m…

[Bridge]
Don’t tell no lie, lie, lie, lie
You can’t deny-ny-ny-ny
The beast inside, si-si-side
Yeah, yeah, yeah
No girl don’t lie, lie, lie, lie (No, no, don’t lie)
You can’t deny-ny-ny-ny (You can’t deny)
The beast inside, si-si-side
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yo-oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals (Hey, hey)
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals, oww!
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)

[Chorus]
Baby, I’m preying on you tonight
Hunt you down, eat you alive
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent from miles
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Baby, I’m…

[Outro]
Don’t tell no lie, lie, lie, lie
You can’t deny-ny-ny-ny
The beast inside, si-si-side
Yeah, yeah, yeah
No girl don’t lie, lie, lie, lie (No, no, don’t lie)
You can’t deny-ny-ny-ny (You can’t deny)
The beast inside, si-si-side
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Lyrics Source: Genius.com

Songwriters: Adam Levine / Shellback / Benjamin Levin Animals lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing

Label: Interscope Records

Release Date: August 25, 2014

What are your thoughts on this type of love for another?

#MusicMonday- I’m Only Human


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Edited by: Pamela Hester

How many times have you heard someone say: “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to hurt you. I’m only human.”? Probably a lot, right? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard those phrases because they are too many to count.

It’s something that has been going on for decades, centuries, I’m sure. People make mistakes, but there are times when those mistakes can get careless. Most everyone has a choice, and when that choice is made, it can help or hurt themselves and/or the other person. Sometimes, a person doesn’t mean to hurt (let’s say: their significant other), but a line has to be drawn somewhere. Boundaries have to be set. The “I’m only human” is mostly said to prove a point.

It is said that when you give a person an inch, they’ll take a mile. I can never understand how a person can take advantage of another, and the mindset of one who feels they have to get even, well, payback could be the best word. Okay, okay. Now, there has been a time or two when I felt like I should get even, and when I did, I felt good about it for a moment. I’m only human, right? The feel-good payback moment doesn’t last long because I am left feeling bad about it. I sometimes hate that “do right by others” who had done wrong to others who didn’t ask for it. I’m only human too and I do have emotions. I feel if not more than I think.

It is why I had picked today’s song, Human, sung by Phillip Oakley from The Human League. I’m not going to lie. I had only known of this song’s existence in 2012 after hearing it on a car insurance commercial. The song holds so much meaning and truth. Though it is about feeling shame and guilt after cheating on the one you love, I still love it. I love it because I deeply feel that people should make aware that for those who got cheated on, it hurts. It can’t keep happening and the person bursts out saying, “Hey, I’m sorry. I’m only human.”

Oh, another thing, I didn’t know Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis  wrote and produced this song. I love the duo!

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LYRICS:

[Verse 1:]
Come on, baby, dry your eyes
Wipe your tears
Never like to see you cry
Won’t you please forgive me
I wouldn’t ever try to hurt you
I just needed someone to hold me
To fill the void while you were gone
To fill this space of emptiness

[Chorus:]
I’m only human
Of flesh and blood I’m made
Human
Born to make mistakes

[Verse 2:]
So many nights I longed to hold you
So many times I looked and saw your face
Nothing could change the way I feel
No one else could ever take your place

[Chorus:]
I’m only human
Of flesh and blood I’m made
Human
Born to make mistakes
(I am just a man) Human
(Human) Please forgive me

[Interlude:]
The tears I cry aren’t tears of pain
They’re all to hide my guilt and shame
I forgive you, now I ask the same of you
While we were apart, I was human too[Chorus:]
(Human
Human)
I’m only human
Of flesh and blood I’m made (I am just a man)
Human
Born to make mistakes[Outro]
(Human
Human)
Songwriters: Terry Lewis / James (Jimmy Jam) Harris III
Human lyrics © Emi April Music Inc., Flyte Tyme Tunes Inc., Kmr Music Royalties Ii Scsp
Released Date: August 11, 1986
What do you think about the phrase,”I’m only human.”? 

 

 

 

#MusicMonday- Break Of Dawn #lovesongs


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There have been too many times to count of myself laying back listening to music flowing through my headphones or earbuds over the years. It makes me feel like I have entered another dimension and there have been times when it took me back to that moment I first heard it.

The majority of those songs are like an aphrodisiac that’ll have you in a hypnotic trance well past after it is over. Those songs along with the ones with the lyrics that are so beautiful and sensual, and tells a story where you can visualize them in your mind so vividly.

This song, Break of Dawn, is one of those songs by Michael Jackson that I love intensely. It is a sexy and, oh…so, oh! It is about making love until it’s daylight. (Need I say more?) It would be nice to experience that, right, with the one who loves you? 😛

Well, with making love and all that jazz aside, I hope you all enjoy the song and its lyrics. Let us know in the comments what you think, if you want to that is.

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LYRICS:

[Verse 1]
Hold my hand, feel the touch of your body cling to mine
You and me, making love all the way through another night
I remember you and I walking through the park at night
Kiss and touch, nothing much, let it blow just touch and go
Love me more, never leave me alone by house of love
People talk, people say what we have is just a game
Oh, I’ll never let you go, come here girl
Just got to make sweet love ‘til the break of dawn

[Chorus]
I don’t want the sun to shine I want to make love
Just this magic in your eyes and in my heart
I don’t know what I’m going to do – I can’t stop loving you
I won’t stop ‘til break of dawn making love

[Verse 2]
Hold my hand, feel the sweat, yes you’ve got me nervous yet
Let me groove, let me soothe, let me take you on a cruise
There’s imagination I bet you’ve never been there before
Have you ever wanted to dream about those places you’ve never known

(Break of dawn, break of dawn) there’s no sun up in the sky
(Break of dawn, break of dawn) I can see it in your eyes
(Break of dawn, break of dawn) girl you got to understand
It’s the way that I love you, let me show you I’m your man
Break of dawn

[Chorus]
I don’t want the sun to shine I want to make love
Just this magic in your eyes and in my heart
I don’t know what I’m going to do – I can’t stop loving you
I won’t stop ‘til break of dawn making love
I don’t want the sun to shine I want to make love
Just this magic in your eyes and in my heart
I don’t know what I’m going to do – I can’t stop loving you
I won’t stop ‘til break of dawn making love

[Verse 3]
Let’s not wait, the sun is out, let’s get up and let’s get out
It’s the day, a brand new day, let’s both go outside and play
Let us walk down the park, making love ‘til it’s dark
Let me move, let me soothe, ‘til the break of dawn and you know it’s true, oh

[Chorus]
I don’t want the sun to shine I want to make love
Just this magic in your eyes and in my heart
I don’t know what I’m going to do – I can’t stop loving you
I won’t stop ‘til break of dawn making love
I don’t want the sun to shine I want to make love
Just this magic in your eyes and in my heart
I don’t know what I’m going to do – I can’t stop loving you
I won’t stop ‘til break of dawn making love
I don’t want the sun to shine I want to make love
Just this magic in your eyes and in my heart
I don’t know what I’m going to do – I can’t stop loving you
I won’t stop ‘til break of dawn making love
Break it down

Lyrics Source: Genius.com

Songwriters: Michael Jackson/ Elliot Straite
Break of Dawn lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc, MJJ Productions
Release Date: October 30, 2001

#MusicMonday- What’s Love Got To Do With It


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Today’s #MusicMonday was supposed to post on last Monday or the Monday before for the today’s artist’s birthday.

The song I’ve chosen is by the beautiful and talented Tina Turner. Her birthday was on November 26th.

I won’t get into how I came about knowing this song, but I will say that I love this song way too much. I believe that it is because of the way she sung it, and the meaning of this song.

I had read that she wasn’t feeling the song at first since the song is an anti-love song, but was convinced it would be a hit. (I hope I had read that right.) I can understand that a person who believes in love would balk at the idea of recording such a song at first.

I love it and I love her. She has this energy that amazes and excites me. Years ago, it had never dawned on me that this song is an anti-love song. I do believe in love even if it hasn’t found me…yet.

I picked this song to say that most people do think this way about love. It’s something that is only physical and not an emotional thing according to them. I won’t go deep into this concept because we all know about these types of people.

I don’t want to turn a blind eye to the people that believe this, because everyone is subject to believe in whatever they want. I can only hope it’s not something bad what they will believe in (other than love.) I wanted to share because I once didn’t believe love could actually exist. Okay, a few times.

It had seemed like to me that some people doesn’t want to feel nor experience love in any other way because they do not want their heart broken. They don’t want to be cheated on, lied to, hurt in any other way, etc.

It’s is understandable for any person would want to guard their heart. I figured they have to do what they can to protect it, and themselves.

LYRICS:

[Verse 1]
You must understand though the touch of your hand
Makes my pulse react
That it’s only the thrill of boy meeting girl
Opposites attract
It’s physical
Only logical
You must try to ignore that it means more than that

[Chorus]
What’s love got to do, got to do with it?
What’s love but a second-hand emotion?
What’s love got to do, got to do with it?
Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?

[Verse 2]
It may seem to you that I’m acting confused
When you’re close to me
If I tend to look dazed I’ve read it someplace
I’ve got cause to be
There’s a name for it
There’s a phrase that fits
But whatever the reason you do it for me

[Chorus]
What’s love got to do, got to do with it?
What’s love but a second-hand emotion?
What’s love got to do, got to do with it?
Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?

[Bridge]
I’ve been taking on a new direction
But I have to say
I’ve been thinking about my own protection
It scares me to feel this way

[Chorus]
What’s love got to do, got to do with it?
What’s love but a second-hand emotion?
What’s love got to do, got to do with it?
Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?

[Chorus]
What’s love got to do, got to do with it?
What’s love but a sweet old-fashioned notion?
What’s love got to do, got to do with it?
Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?

[Chorus]
What’s love got to do, got to do with it?
What’s love but a second-hand emotion?
What’s love got to do, got to do with it?
Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?

[Outro]
What’s love?
Got to do it
Got to do it
What’s love?

Lyrics Source: Genius.com

What’s Love Got to Do with It lyrics © Wb Music Corp., Goodsingle Ltd., Hornall Brothers Music Limited

Songwriters: Terry Britten, Graham Lyle Released Date: May 1, 1984

What are your thoughts on this song and being an anti-love song?

#MusicMonday: Can’t Help Falling In Love #Lovesongs


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Good morning/afternoon, everyone! Today’s #MusicMonday song is short but an endearing one.

The song, Can’t Help Falling In Love, by Elvis is a song that I believe I didn’t fall in love with at first. I did like it at first though I heard it when Patrick Wilson sung it while playing a guitar in a horror movie called, The Conjuring 2.

That was February 2018 and every since then that song literally haunted me. I’ve heard it everywhere for almost the entire year. Weird how that is.

LYRICS:

[Verse 1]
Wise men say only fools rush in
But I can’t help falling in love with you
Shall I stay? Would it be a sin?
If I can’t help falling in love with you

[Chorus]
Like a river flows
Surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
Some things are meant to be

[Verse 2]
Take my hand, take my whole life, too
For I can’t help falling in love with you

[Chorus]
Like a river flows
Surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
Some things are meant to be

[Outro]
Take my hand, take my whole life, too
For I can’t help falling in love with you
For I can’t help falling in love with you

Lyrics Source: Genius.com

Songwriters: George David Weiss / Hugo E. Peretti / Luigi Creatore
Can’t Help Falling in Love lyrics © Raleigh Music Publishing
Release Date: October 1st, 1961
What are your thoughts about this song and its lyrics?