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Rejection Playlist Volume 3, Track 10 “I Don’t Love Anyone”

This Belle and Sebastian song has been around awhile but I only recently heard it on the GIRLS soundtrack (which is AMAZEBALLS) and it’s been haunting me in a good way ever since. In addition to this being perfect for the playlist, it’s also quite handy to sing to yourself in line at the post office or in Costco, especially when you are feeling all ragey and murderous to everyone in front of you.

 

I don’t love anyone
You’re not listening even now
You’re playing with someone
You’re playing with someone else

And if there’s one thing that I learned when I was a child
It’s to take a hiding

I don’t love anything
Not even Christmas
Especially not that
I don’t love anything

 

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December 14, 2013 · 9:02 am

Rejection Playlist Volume 3, Track 9 “Comeback Story”

I think if there were a song that could describe me best in this moment in time, it would be The Kings of Leon song “Comeback Story.” It really captures the raw emotional journey of my writing process.

 

Picking up the pieces of the world I know
With one in the fire and one in the snow
It’s a comeback story of a lifetime
A comeback story of a lifetime

I’m bent on believing everything is alright
I break with the day and I bend with the night
It’s a comeback story of a lifetime
A comeback story of a lifetime

I walk a mile in your shoes
And now I’m a mile away
And I’ve got your shoes

 

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Rejection Playlist Volume 3, Track 8 “Bitter Rivals”

I’m pretty certain that this time around, NaNoWriMo is my arch nemesis, my bitter rival because she is kicking my ass to the curb. I’m locking myself in my writing cave this weekend and ignoring my massive pre-Thanksgiving to-do list and spreadsheet in the vain hope that I will catch up to the word count. There’s ten days left of this insanity, and if I make it out of this sh*tty novel alive, it will be a miracle.

In honor of my own bitter rival, I leave you with this new gem from Sleigh Bells

 

You are my bitter rival
But I need you for survival

It was the best of times
It was the worst of times
I had to kill the new sheriff in town
She was gonna try to keep me
You go-go down
You go-go down
In a dream you will never be down

 

I’m doing to kill this novel if I have to.

 

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Rejection Playlist Volume 3, Track 7 “Lady Luck”

Ever since I heard Pickwick covering this Richard Swift song at a Neko Case concert I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. I feel like I need to spend some time with Lady Luck right now.

 

Lady luck, she is lovely
Lady luck, she is free
But I wish sometimes that lady luck
She would find some time to spend with me

Why do I worry?
Why do I fear?
It’s just the beginning
But I feel the end is near

I look around
And I don’t feel like myself
Tell me please, tell me please
Is it my mind or is it my health?

Lady luck, she is lovely
Lady luck, she is free
But I wish sometimes that lady luck
She would find some time to spend with me

 

Here is the awesome Pickwick version:

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Rejection Playlist Volume 3, Track 6 “You Never Know”

I love Wilco but seem to have gotten out of the habit of listening to them as of late. I heard this song them other day, and it reminded me how good they are. It’s a perfect addition to this volume of the Rejection Playlist.

Come on, kids
You’re acting like children
Act your age
Put back the black metals and pearls

Oh, all you sword swallowers
Pull yourselves together
Every generation thinks it’s the worst
Thinks it’s the end of the world

It’s a secret I can’t tell
There’s a wish down a well
I don’t care anymore
I don’t care anymore

It’s a long heavy hell
Super size it by ten
I don’t care anymore
I don’t care anymore

 

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Rejection Playlist Volume 3, Track 5 “Hardcore Days & Softcore Nights”

I fist discovered Aqueduct on the O.C. (sidenote: that show had the best music).  If my life were a movie and I was in a fight (slow-motion, obviously) this is the song I’d have in the background as I gave a roundhouse kick to some jerk’s jugular.

I get the red out
When I take my lead out

Don’t ever ask me where I’m from

In 6 states, that’s considered dumb
Don’t ever ask me where I’m from
just thought I ought to let you know
Because if you start asking
Then I’ll be hostile acting

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Rejection Playlist, Volume 3, Track 5 “The View”

Not that I’m feeling rejected lately (cue the Universe to hand me bad news in ten ten minutes) but some days you still need a pick-me-up even though nothing’s wrong except for the fact that it’s a Saturday and you’re at work, or the Sun has disappeared for the next nine months. Today’s track on the Rejection Playlist is one of my favorite songs, probably because of the chorus. It doesn’t hurt that it is catchy as hell.

For every invention made how much time did we save?
We’re not much farther than we were in the cave.

As life gets longer, awful feels softer,
and it feels pretty soft to me.
And if it takes shit to make bliss,
well I feel pretty blissfully.

If life’s not beautiful without the pain,
well I’d just rather never ever even see beauty again.
Well as life gets longer, awful feels softer.
And it feels pretty soft to me.

 

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Rejection Playlist Volume 3, Track 4 “Ambulance”

I’ve been listening to a lot of Eisley’s “Ambulance while writing Secret Heart. It ties into the rejection theme nicely.

I need an ambulance
I took, I took the worst of the blow
Send me a redeemer
Let me know if I’m gonna be alright
Am I gonna be alright?
‘Cause I know how it usually goes
I know how it usually goes

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Rejection Playlist Volume 3, Track 3: “Strange Days”

I’ve been listening to a lot of We Are Augustines lately. Their songs fit seamlessly into the scenes I’m writing for Valentine and the music blends nicely for the rainy weather that has settled back over for Seattle (time to break out the Bourbon and start a fire in the fireplace and throw some beef stew into the slow cooker). Their songs just sound like how the end of September feels in the Pacific Northwest.

The track “Strange Days,” has a strange pull on me right now.

 

Put up a fight
Like a ghost ship in the night
Count to 2 count to 3!
And fade away

Went overboard
Said curses to the lord
Count to 4 count to 5!
And sink a ways

You hate yourself
Put the bottle on the shelf
Count to 7 count to 8!
And weep that way

Broken heart
Touching strangers in the dark
Count to 9 count to 10!
And drink all day

The days seem so strange
From my windowpane

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September 28, 2013 · 2:16 pm

Rejection Playlist Volume 3, Track 2: “Bad Day”

I’ve had my fair share of bad days recently. As much as they suck, the really good days wouldn’t feel that way if I hadn’t just experience a shitstorm of sadness.

Daniel Powter’s “Bad Day” is a perfect song to play during said shitstorms.

Cause you had a bad day
You’re taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don’t know
You tell me don’t lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
The camera don’t lie
You’re coming back down and you really don’t mind
You had a bad day

 

 

 

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