Posts Tagged ‘youtube’

I may not be perfection, but i never claimed to be…

February 14, 2011 1 comment

Another song of joy I found today by Meghan Tonjes:

She is wonderful! 🙂 The lyrics are beautiful and it has been on repeat all day.

Out on the open highway
Out in the open air
See the world move beneath me
Leaving without a care
I know just where I came from
But I don’t know where I’ll end
Only thing that im sure of
I’d do it all again

I found a boy I could love
Maybe I found a few
Even with best intention
They never followed through
If he could take my heart now
He’d put right in her chest
Thinking he’d have a girl
He finally could love best

And im gonna be fine, fine, fine
I’m gonna be brilliant

This year is gonna be better
And you’re gonna see
Im gonna be stronger and a braver me
And im gonna make it ’cause I said I would
And do all the things you said I never could

I may not be perfection
But I never claimed to be
Maybe if I was thin or beautiful classically
Of all of the things I carry
And all of the things I know
I know that I will be loved
No matter where I go

And im gonna be fine, fine, fine
I’m just gonna be different

Maybe you’re the kind who needs lights falling down
Maybe you’re the kind who needs stars racing to the ground
Just to feel the things you wish for are coming true

Sometimes it’s hard to get up
Maybe it’s hard to speak
You think no one understands you
Feel like nobody sees
When the night’s dark around you
With all of the things you’ve lost
Know that the hope inside you
Sometimes is worth the cost

And we’re gonna be fine, fine, fine
We’ll be together

The world spins madly on…

January 24, 2011 3 comments

I came across this video by Ryan Woodward the other day and think it is so, so beautiful. I also love reading a lot of the comments on the video. Everyone has taken different things from it. I also just love this song and the Weepies in general. I also came across someone on youtube who saw this video and felt inspired to sing a cover of it and her voice is very much beautiful as well. She goes under the name “stitchedelf” and is definitely worth a look/listen!

Am so in love with this, but it also is very sad. I think. Felt the need to share.

what do you do when democracy fails you?

June 11, 2009 1 comment

I’ve been thinking a lot about the recent political news, which has mostly caused anger and upset. This doesn’t make for a good blogging mood; a rant may appear before your very eyes and I am not a fan of it so much.

It’s hard to read about such news without feeling a huge sense of injustice about the whole thing and we’re left feeling helpless to the situation. It makes me think of that Proclaimers song, “What do you do”. What do you do when democracy fails you? But has democracy failed us? I am inclined to say no. We have failed democracy. We didn’t vote; that’s what got the seats for the BNP, a low turnout. Had there been as “large” a turnout as in previous years they would not have gained the seats they did most likely. We’ve all heard the “if you don’t vote, don’t complain about it”…but there has to be something that makes you want to take part in the process, there has to be something to sustain our interest. I was speaking to some people I work with and some of them did not even know there was an election. Now, that could be a lack of desire to find out about it, but gosh, this is our country which is part of something much, much bigger- the European Union- which COULD be a very effective institution if it is given support; support of the people. The EU has evolved so much since when it first started out; the Parliament has been given more powers gradually- our elected officials are given more power to act for US- rather than a small room of rich, powerful people who we have no contact with doing it instead. No, it’s not perfect but it’s still evolving! But what’s the point if we don’t take the opportunity to take part in the process?

Whilst the lack of voting makes me sad, the approach taken to attract more interest in politics also makes me sad. There seems to be a growing trend for politicians to flash their face on youtube which is ok I guess, but it’s not really going to make someone go out and vote at a guess. I would imagine the people watching them on youtube are people who are already voting and getting involved to a certain level. It all just seems to be window dressing! (I do admit, however, to be being quite a fan of Nick Clegg’s facebook and youtube action; he answers questions which is cool in a big way). Also, shockingly, not everyone uses youtube.

Politics needs a big shake up. Watching politicians fall out with each other and pass blame around is just aggravating and I see no helpful aspect in this. People want to see politicians that care, they want to see politicians do their job, and doing it with passion. People want to see politicians that are in the job for the people, for the country, not for self gain. I’m not saying they should all be like Barack Obama, but hey that might be pretty cool. Ahem. We just need some passion back! It all just seems a bit tired. We all need to wake up…pro-plus?

That was a rant. A bad one. Goodbye world.