Shadow Days

Hi there!

It’s been quite a while (again) since I posted something. I was busy with school and proud to announce that this here… That this here… Is a bunch of burglars… A bunch of thieves… And a bunch of… ughh… Never mind, portuguese viewers who like Gato Fedorento will understand. But I’d really like to announce something, I’m proud to announce that today I concluded all my university courses! Just need to finish my final year project and I’m an engineer! Sort of…

This last one pretty much sums up my life as a computer engineer and probably future programmer.

Anywho…

Today I bring you another John Mayer song. I’ve caught it up on the radio a couple of times and got hooked right on the first time! (I’m sounding much like a 16-year-old trying off marijuana or some s*** like that, but my drug is much better!).

My understanding of this song is that we shouldn’t judge people who have a rough life and that everyone deserves a second chance in to make it better. One day we might just find ourselves in a bitter situation for some reason (sometimes just sheer bad luck) and wish that someone else could give us a second chance. The song’s name you can see it in the post title and I think it’s amazingly beautiful…! The song, not the title, the title is just adequate. I’ve listened to it half a dozen times now and counting. It’s on repeat. On YouTube. For about twenty minutes now. And I’ll let you know how long this repeat thing lasted. Or probably not, I’ll forget about it for sure… Eh.

The lyrics aren’t very long, but in my mind it spells something truly powerful.

I hope you like it! And sorry for the silly post!

Stay nice!

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Because some songs are worth paying attention to the lyrics

Hi there!

This seems to be my first post on the blog (U DON’T SAY!?) and I would just like to congratulate all my fellow team mates that already contributed to the blog with some very enrichening (and unknown to me) songs. This is without a doubt the strongest characteristic of our blog, we give you diversity like no other!! =D

Now let’s focus on the task at hand; the song I’m about to post is one of my favorite songs from John Mayer. I “re-discovered” him about a year ago, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I really enjoy his type of music and essentially his lyrics! I believe he writes his own songs, which tells me that he is an awesome song writer! At least I like them =p.

From what I understood, this song is about the journey of life, about someone who wishes that life didn’t have to end and eventually understands that this is a journey that no one can stop. But I’ll leave you to the song  and to your thoughts about it! Enjoy!

And because this post is mostly about the lyrics, here it is:

No I’m not color blind
I know the world is black and white
Try to keep an open mind but…
I just can’t sleep on this tonight
Stop this train I want to get off and go home again
I can’t take the speed it’s moving in
I know I can’t
But honestly won’t someone stop this train

Don’t know how else to say it, don’t want to see my parents go
One generation’s length away
From fighting life out on my own

Stop this train
I want to get off and go home again
I can’t take the speed it’s moving in
I know I can’t but honestly won’t someone stop this train

So scared of getting older
I’m only good at being young
So I play the numbers game to find away to say that life has just begun
Had a talk with my old man
Said help me understand
He said turn 68, you’ll renegotiate
Don’t stop this train
Don’t for a minute change the place you’re in
Don’t think I couldn’t ever understand
I tried my hand
John, honestly we’ll never stop this train

See once in a while when it’s good
It’ll feel like it should
And they’re all still around
And you’re still safe and sound
And you don’t miss a thing
’til you cry when you’re driving away in the dark.

Singing stop this train I want to get off and go home again
I can’t take this speed it’s moving in
I know I can’t
Cause now I see I’ll never stop this train

Stay nice everyone!! ^^,