Let's start out by saying that I am quite pleased with the World Series match up. Sure my evil plan did not end up working out but that is okay. If the Yankees cannot be in the World Series, all I can ask is that the Red Sux are not there either.
Now enough about baseball...let's shuffle.
You Can Sleep While I Drive by Melissa Etheridge - Here is another example of why Melissa is one hell of a song writer. This is such a sexy and romantic song and most people don't even know it. Start with the title...you can sleep while I drive. That in itself is a pretty romantic gesture but when you add to the point of the song...it goes to new level. Think about it, the singer is offering to drive while the other one sleeps just to get out of town. Sometimes the desire to get away is so strong that it is almost impossible to fight the urge to just get into the car and drive. It is definitely a download-worthy song. Best Line: "There's a chill in my bones, I don't want to be left alone so baby you can sleep while I drive."
Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood - Alright Carrie, this song is exactly why men tend to call us ladies crazy. I never realized how crazy this song is until Andrew blogged about it and now I am even a little bit afraid. The repeated "right now"s of the song scream obsessive stalker because only someone who is slightly over the edge would spend so much time thinking about what he is doing "right now" over and over again. Then of course there is the specifics that come from saying that she "took a Louisville Slugger to both headlights". Andrew made an excellent point that most people would lack the specific details of the brand of bat used to beat the shit of the car. Then there is the hatred of "bleached blond tramp" who is singing "a white trash version of Shania karaoke". Why is that a girl always hates the other woman...who really hasn't done anything wrong? The scariest part of the song has to be the fact that Carrie's voice seems to escalate to a rage as the song progresses. Hell...after hearing this song even I am afraid to fuck with Carrie. Better watch your back Jessica. Best Line "The next time he cheats...no it won't be on me." No shit.
Welcome to the Black Parade by My Chemical Romance: Quite honestly this song is absolutely awesome. I tend to forget how awesome until I hear it and then I always think "why don't I listen to this song more often?". You can't tell me that you don't get just a little pumped up whenever you hear it. The opening minute and half of the song actually is a little bit annoying but once you get past that...it totally kicks ass. I actually think that this would be a perfect karaoke song. Whenever I hear this song I feel somewhat defiant and get a "fuck you" attitude though I am not exactly sure towards whom. Maybe that is why it is such a great song. It inspires the listened to "carry on" and that can mean anything to anyone. The important thing is that it stirs the desire to fight the good fight and that can't be a bad thing. Seriously though...this is an awesome tune! Best Line: "So paint it black and take it back, let's shout it loud and clear, do you fight it to the end, we hear the call to carry on."
I Don't Care by Fall Out Boy - I seriously love these guys more with every song. It is actually a little dangerous because they have broken into my Top 10 favorite bands and they are putting out new awesome songs unlike other contenders such as Blink 182 and Green Day. This is another song that just gets me all pumped up. If I could dance around right now...it would be to this song. Hell...I think that it is going to replace "Shake It" as my primary ring tone on my phone. Say what you will about Fall Out Boy but musically they are extremely talented. Their songs are cleverly written and most importantly...Patrick has the best voice of any new band at the moment. As I have said before...when he belts a line it sends chills down my spine. The man can wail and I love it. Now the best part of this song is the last 1:15 because Patrick really shows off in this part He starts out channeling the Chris Isaak in him before just busting out. It is freaking outstanding. Best Line: "I don't care what you think as long as it's about me, the best of us can find happiness in misery."
See The Sun by The Kooks - And here is an example of why it is worth it to download the free iTunes downloads every week even if you don't know the song. I have never heard of this song before and it has become one of more frequently listened to song. It is also a ton of fun to sing...it is usually a song that is sung in the shower. I don't know why I have so much singing this as I wash my hair in the morning but it is. I usually sing it a little bit louder and more off key on the mornings where I am smiling before I get out of bed which means that it makes me smile later on throughout the day. The funny part is that this song cheers me up and helps me keep my head together. I wouldn't say that it helps with the patience but whenever I start to feel frustrated, I listen and sing this song and realize that it hits the nail on the head. It is no longer a free download but I think that you should download it anyway. It is worth $0.99. Best Line: "Yeah no matter what you do, take a look at yourself and realize I've been good to you". It is true, you have and I am grateful.
Stand By Me by Ben E King - This has got to be one of the greatest songs of all time. It is definitely one of the greatest love songs of all time. I doubt that there is a person who doesn't have a memory to this song or wouldn't like to have one. Whenever I hear this song I can still smell the campfire. There really isn't much else to say....it is just an awesome song. Best Line: "No, I won't be afraid, oh, I won't be afraid just as long as you stand, stand by me." Nothing is ever as scary when you have someone special at your side.
Finally...yes I heard about Joba and guess what...I still love him. So for all of you who keep texting me about it...it is not having the effect that you are hoping for. I don't condone what he did but he was a man about it and that is yet another reason why I am totally a Joba fan.