L Is For Lyrics

Took one fuckin’ look at your face
Now I wanna know how you taste

L was (unsurprisingly) initially for Leo but after Ari dropped that gem L is now for Lyrics. break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored slapped so hard mpaka I put up my first ever Instagram story the same day the song was released.

First IG story.PNG

It is quite obvious by now that I like words, but more than that I like how words are strung together to create sentences, which is where my love for lyrics comes from. The description for my Lyrics That Relate category on the blog reads:

Fewer things heal the soul more than music. Lyrics have the power to articulately put emotions into words, providing a much needed catharsis. This is me highlighting lyrics that have made an impact during various points in my life.

The Grammy Awards has a category for Song of the Year and one for Record of the Year. Sometimes an artist’s song may be nominated in both categories, other times it is either/or. For example, at the 2016 Grammy Awards Uptown Funk won Record of the Year and Thinking Out Loud won Song of the Year. While Ed also got a nomination for Record of the Year, Mark and Bruno were not nominated for Song of the Year. The difference between the two categories, simply put, is that Song of the Year recognises song writing while Record of the Year recognises song production.

The point of all that is I am a Song of the Year kind of girl. While I love and appreciate bops and bangers, it is song lyrics that stay with me.

Dance to the lyrics
Maybe that is why I too dance to the lyrics of a song *Kanye shrug*

I simply cannot resist a well-written lyric so for this post I will share 31 (duh!) lyrics that I love for one reason or another. The lyrics do not really need any context but for some I will give a little backstory/explanation as to why I love them, because it is my blog and I can write what I want. Lol.

1. Just Give Me a Reason – P!nk ft. Nate Ruess

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit’s enough
Just a second we’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
It’s in the stars
It’s been written in the scars on our hearts
We’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

2. It’s Been Awhile – Staind

And it’s been awhile
Since I’ve gone and fucked things up just like I always do
And it’s been awhile
But all that shit seems to disappear when I’m with you

3. Unconditionally Bae – Sauti Sol

So nipe nafasi
Nikupe mapenzi yangu ya kiluhya
Hallelujah

That lyric 100% gives me cheap thrills because I am Luhya. Lol.

4. Big Girls Cry – Sia

I may cry ruining my makeup
Wash away all the things you’ve taken
And I don’t care if I don’t look pretty
Big girls cry when their hearts are breaking

Sia has such a special place in my heart and I plan to write an entire blog post dedicated to her because the singles released from 1000 Forms of Fear were a major soundtrack to my life in 2014 & 2015 when my mum was unwell. Fuck cancer!

5. Stay – Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko

All along it was a fever
A cold-sweat hot-headed believer
I threw my hands in the air, said, “Show me something”
He said, “If you dare, come a little closer”

6.  Sucker – Jonas Brothers

I’m a sucker for all the subliminal things
No one knows about you
And you’re making the typical me break my typical rules
It’s true, I’m a sucker for you

Yes I like the Jo Bros. I never paid much attention to them earlier but I was aware of them and their music. While I thought that Nick was the hottest Jo Bro, I just could not get down with Joe’s eyebrows. I guess they were just really ahead of the time because bushy eyebrows are the shit now.

I love that lyric because it describes how it is for me when I am falling for someone, especially that bit about breaking my typical rules.

Also, can I just talk about the music video for a minute. Yo! I bet it will get an MTV VMA Video of the Year nomination (yes I still watch the VMAs). The #JSisters nailed it!! ESPECIALLY Sophie Turner!

Sophie

Turner

Maybe I am the only one but after watching the Sucker music video I had a feeling she would kill it as Sansa Stark in the final season of GOT, and damn straight she did the damn thing!

7. Two Weeks – FKA Twigs

Higher than a motherfucker dreaming of you as my lover

I love to play this as I am smoking up and fantasising (if you know what I mean) about my crush(es).

8. Truth Hurts – Lizzo

I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that bitch
Even when I’m crying crazy
Yeah, I got boy problems, that’s the human in me
Bling bling, then I solve ’em, that’s the goddess in me
You coulda had a bad bitch, non-committal
Help you with your career just a little
You’re ‘posed to hold me down, but you’re holding me back
And that’s the sound of me not calling you back

I first heard this when I watched Someone Great after it was mentioned by Taylor Swift on Ellen and I immediately Shazamd it. I mean just look at Gina Rodriguez go all the way off! Ladies I dare you to play this song and not feel like you are, indeed, 100% that bitch. I double dare ya.

9. Hot Stuff – Donna Summer

Sittin’ here eatin’ my heart out waitin’
Waitin’ for some lover to call
Dialed about a thousand numbers lately
Almost rang the phone off the wall
Lookin’ for some hot stuff baby this evenin’
I need some hot stuff baby tonight
I want some hot stuff baby this evenin’
Gotta have some hot stuff
Gotta have some love tonight

The original booty call song. Or at least to me it is. I am guessing there are other booty call songs that came before it but this is the “earliest” one I know offhand.

10. 212 – Azealia Banks ft. Lazy Jay

I’m fuckin’ with ya cutie q
What’s your dick like homie?
What are you into?

This lyric reminds me of a “rule” a friend came up with years ago: Lazima ukague. Ladies, you must inspect what your #MCM is working with before you go home with him. Imagine getting home and finding out that this is the situation:

FTS

That is some shit!! And whether you choose to persevere (ew!) or offend (awkward!), neither option is in any way appealing.

11. Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s

A thousand miles seems pretty far
But they’ve got planes and trains and cars
I’d walk to you if I had no other way
Our friends would all make fun of us
And we’ll just laugh along because we know
That none of them have felt this way
Delilah, I can promise you
That by the time we get through
The world will never ever be the same
And you’re to blame

When this song came out I wanted to be Delilah so bad. Lol.

12. Who Says – John Mayer

Who says I can’t get stoned
Call up a girl that I used to know
Fake love for an hour or so
Who says I can’t get stoned

Who says indeed? Hashtag weed Wednesday. Lol.

13. Fix You – Coldplay

And the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can’t replace
When you love someone, but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?
Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

14. My Immortal – Evanescence

These wounds won’t seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There’s just too much that time cannot erase
When you cried I’d wipe away all of your tears
When you’d scream I’d fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me

15. Breakeven – The Script

I’m still alive but I’m barely breathing
Just praying to a god that I don’t believe in
‘Cause I got time while she got freedom
‘Cause when a heart breaks, no, it don’t break even
Her best days will be some of my worst
She finally met a man that’s gonna put her first
While I’m wide awake she’s no trouble sleeping
‘Cause when a heart breaks no it don’t break even
What am I supposed to do
When the best part of me was always you?
And what am I supposed to say
When I’m all choked up and you’re OK?
I’m falling to pieces

I am so tempted to include the lyrics for the whole song but I will resist. Just trust me that the song is 4 minutes 21 seconds of perfection. I played it all the time after my first major heartbreak because:

Me fuelling my sadness

One day I mentioned it and someone told me that while the song may be my life’s soundtrack at the moment, one day this will be me:

Living and shit

And of course she was right.

16. Don’t Hurt Yourself – Beyoncé ft. Jack White

Who the fuck do you think I am?
You ain’t married to no average bitch boy
You can watch my fat ass twist boy
As I bounce to the next dick boy
And keep your money, I’ve got my own

17. When I’m Gone – 3 Doors Down

So hold me when I’m here, right me when I’m wrong
Hold me when I’m scared and love me when I’m gone
Everything I am and everything in me
Wants to be the one you wanted me to be

I’ll never let you down even if I could
I’d give up everything if only for your good
So hold me when I’m here, right me when I’m wrong
You can hold me when I’m scared you won’t always be there
So love me when I’m gone

18. New Slaves – Kanye West

You see it’s leaders and there’s followers
But I’d rather be a dick than a swallower

19. Woman Like Me – Little Mix ft. Nicki Minaj

I like my coffee with two sugars in it
High heels and my jewellery dripping
Drink and I get all fired up
Insecure but I’m working with it
Many things that I could get rid of
Ain’t about to give it up

I have so many insecurities about how I look, but I am embracing the fact that I cannot change them and this face and body are all I will ever get so I might as well work it! Also, drink and I get all fired up. Lol.

20. My My My! – Troye Sivan

Spark up, buzz cut
I got my tongue between your teeth
Go slow, no, no, go fast
You like it just as much as me

I love this song and I love the video even more. It was my first introduction to Troye Sivan and I think he is just so damn sexy! Yes I know he is gay but the boy can absolutely gerrit.

21. Hate Me – Blue October

I’m sober now for three whole months it’s one accomplishment that you helped me with
The one thing that always tore us apart is the one thing I won’t touch again
In a sick way I want to thank you for holding my head up late at night
While I was busy waging wars on myself you were trying to stop the fight
You never doubted my warped opinions on things like suicidal hate
You made me compliment myself when it was way too hard to take
So I’ll drive so fucking far away that I never cross your mind
And do whatever it takes in your heart to leave me behind

Hate me today
Hate me tomorrow
Hate me for all the things I didn’t do for you

Hate me in ways
Yeah, ways hard to swallow
Hate me so you can finally see what’s good for you

22. Lost in the Fire – Gesaffelstein & The Weeknd

I wanna fuck you slow with the lights on
You’re the only one I’ve got my sights on
Type of sex you can never put a price on

23. High Hopes – Panic! at the Disco

Had to have high, high hopes for a living
Shooting for the stars when I couldn’t make a killing
Didn’t have a dime but I always had a vision
Always had high, high hopes

Had to have high, high hopes for a living
Didn’t know how but I always had a feeling
I was gonna be that one in a million
Always had high, high hopes

This is my blog anthem.

24. Heavy – Linkin Park ft. Kiaara

I don’t like my mind right now
Stacking up problems that are so unnecessary
Wish that I could slow things down
I wanna let go but there’s comfort in the panic

RIP Chester Bennington.

25. F*** Being Friends – Jessie Reyez

Fuck being friends
I got your heart in my hand and your dick in the other
You ain’t scared to fuck, but you scared of being lovers
Why is that, huh?
My pussy beat better than my heart do
Boy, please, you ain’t blind, you’re a smart dude
So why you pussy-footin’ on this part two?

Ladies if you do not know this bop, check it out right here (avatar eye roll on 100!) because it is the energy you never knew you needed. Yo welcome!

26. Rockstar – Nickleback

‘Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars
And live in hilltop houses driving fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We’ll all stay skinny ’cause we just won’t eat
And we’ll hang out in the coolest bars
In the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger’s gonna wind up there
Every Playboy Bunny with her bleached blond hair
And we’ll hide out in the private rooms
With the latest dictionary and today’s who’s who
They’ll get you anything with that evil smile
Everybody’s got a drug dealer on speed dial
Hey, hey, I wanna be a rockst

27. Anxiety – Julia Michaels ft. Selena Gomez

Feel like I’m always apologizing for feeling
Like I’m out of my mind when I’m doing just fine
And my exes all say that I’m hard to deal with
And I admit, it’s true

28. Take Me To Church – Hozier

My church offers no absolutes
She tells me, “Worship in the bedroom”
The only heaven I’ll be sent to
Is when I’m alone with you

29. Let Her Go – Passenger

‘Cause you only need the light when it’s burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go
Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missing home
Only know you love her when you let her go

30. Can’t Get Enough – J. Cole ft. Trey Songz

She said, “I heard you got a main chic, a mistress and some hoes
You be up to no good and everybody knows
My home girls tried to warn me, they tried to let me know
But what you got, I need a lot so I can’t let you go”

She said, “I can’t get enough of what you got, good god you hit the spot
Tried to let go but I just could not, so don’t you stop, I need that”

Enyewe being dickmatized can fuck up your world!

31. Blank Space – Taylor Swift 

Saw you there and I thought
Oh my God, look at that face
You look like my next mistake

Pretty much sums up my 2019 crushes. Lol.

2 thoughts on “L Is For Lyrics

  1. Val… I was thoroughly entertained by this blog post!
    “…..I have so many insecurities about how I look…” Really now? You carry yourself with so much grace and confidence!

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