Who knows where you will find good music? Some rely on friends with good taste, others comb through the internet or Spotify, while some even go through collections of CD’s from their parents or in a used bookstore. Any of these could lead to an amazing discovery of a band that will change your life. I’m happy to introduce you to, The All American Rejects. If you are into Blink 182, definitely check them out.
They are currently inviting fans to participate in a project called “Kids in the Streets” which is also the title of one of their albums. Fans are to submit a piece of art centered around their favorite moment in life. More information found here.
“Dirty Little Secret” has a catchy beat despite the cruel message of the song of someone loving you, but only in secret. Is that even love?
Who has to know
When we live such fragile lives
It’s the best way we survive
I go around a time or two
Just to waste my time with you
Tell me all that you’ve thrown away
Find out games you don’t wanna play
You are the only one that needs to know
I’ll keep you my dirty little secret
(Dirty little secret)
Don’t tell anyone or you’ll be just another regret
(Just another regret, hope that you can keep it)
My dirty little secret
“Move Along” is the best song on the album of the same title. It is a really motivational song and has an amazing beat. It encourages you to keep up even when the going gets tough-you will get through it.
So a day when you’ve lost yourself completely
Could be a night when your life ends
Such a heart that will lead you to deceiving
All the pain held in your
Hands are shaking cold
Your hands are mine to hold
Speak to me, when all you got to keep is strong
Move along, move along like I know you do
And even when your hope is gone
Move along, move along just to make it through
“It Ends Tonight” is an achingly sweet sounding song saying goodbye to the darkness and moving on. It is a hopeful song with a gentle reminder that things get better.
Now I’m on my own side
It’s better than being on your side
It’s my fault when you’re blind
It’s better that I see it through your eyes
All these thoughts locked inside
Now you’re the first to know
When darkness turns to light
It ends tonight,
It ends tonight.
Just a little insight won’t make this right
It’s too late to fight
It ends tonight,
“11:11 PM” reminds us of how it feels to wish at the moment where the clock reaches 11:11. It reminds us there are always things we wish we could change.
All the windows,
Swear to miss you,
And the doors are cell block tight,
Sweep the issues,
And the clocks about to strike
Did it call you down,
Are you back just yet,
Waiting now please come set me free,
And the only sound is a minute left.
This could be, this could be the last time
It’s a chance to fix mistakes,
One more for the last time,
Does it blow our dreams away,
Don’t waste this chance with your smile
Ten seconds left on this dial,
This could be the last time.
Who have you lost? Who do you wish you could go back in time to save?