Like Me – Dylan Jordan // Full Lyrics

You like me in my sleep,

But when I wake up

Seems I’m nothing that you need.

So I like to stay asleep,

‘Cause when I wake up

Things are not how they could be.

 

How do I tell you that you like me?

How do I tell you I’m the one for you?

How will you tell me all the things I want you to like

You’re in love?

 

(Instrumental)

 

You like me in my sleep,

But when I wake up

I wake up and I’m nothing that you need.

So I like to stay asleep,

‘Cause when I wake up

Things are not how they should be.

 

How do I tell you that you like me?

How do I tell you I’m the one for you?

How will you tell me all the things I want you to like

You’re in love?

 

(Instrumental)

 

You like me in my sleep,

But when I wake up

Seems I’m nothing that you need.

So I like to stay asleep,

‘Cause when I wake up…

 

(Instrumental)

 

 

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Idle Town – Conan Gray // Full Lyrics

This town will never change

People come and go it’s all the same

Speed the roads on our doubting days

To any place that’s far away

 

I never learned anybody’s name

We all vowed that we wouldn’t stay

Kissing signs on the interstate

All we do for now is sit and wait

 

In our idle town, In our idle town

 

Yeah, we invent our own little games (in our idle town)

When the light’s out at the stadium, hey (in our idle town)

Making life a spinning arcade (in our idle town)

And curfew’s at midnight, we watch the sunrise

We watch the sunrise

We watch the sun-

 

Springtime when the air is thin

We’re getting antsy and they’re noticing

While everybody’s off partying

We’re watching stars over ice-cream

And now we’re kicking up to seventh gear

And we’re breathing in the atmosphere

And I don’t even need a sip of beer

Yeah, I can feel it all, oh

 

In our idle town, in our idle town

 

Yeah, we invent our own little games (in our idle town)

When the light’s out at the stadium, hey (in our idle town)

Making life a spinning arcade (in our idle town)

And curfew’s at midnight, we watch the sunrise

We watch the sunrise

We watch the sun-

 

And they watched the sunrise

Blinking out of red eyes, and sore minds

The airplanes keep flying by, and they cry

‘Cause they’ve never even touched the sky

No, they’ll never even touch the sky

 

Yeah, we invent our own little games (in our idle town)

And everybody’s tryna escape (in our idle town)

Killing time at the yellow café (in our idle town)

And curfew’s at midnight (in our idle town)

 

Yeah, I think that we’ll all be okay (in our idle town)

The idle town will stay as it stays (in our idle town)

And everyone I love’s in this place (in our idle town)

So curfew’s at midnight

We watch the sunrise

Grow – Conan Gray // Full Lyrics

Ahhh

I look about seventy years older

It feels like minutes but really it’s hours

The cooling pavement’s calling my name, and

The zooming street signs don’t look the same, no

Don’t know why, but i think i’m ready for it

Yeah, I think I’m ready for

 

Running on concrete

Electricity

I finally can breathe

I think I’m ready for

 

Only you and me

We made it out, it seems

I made it out, it seems

I think I’m ready to

 

Grow, to grow

To grow, to grow

 

Familiar signs

The lake holds all our secrets

Nostalgia bound

Yeah, I’ll take my time evolving

Dreaming of phone calls

You knew all along

The way we joked ’til we laughed our tails off

See it all unfold

An emerald life before me

Yeah I think I’m ready for

 

Running on concrete

Electricity

I finally can breathe

I think I’m ready for

 

Only you and me

We made it out, it seems

I made it out it, seems

I think I’m ready to

 

Grow, to grow

to grow, to grow

 

Yeah, I see it coming, I see it coming

Oh boy I’m running, oh boy I’m running

I see it coming, yeah, I see it coming

Oh boy I’m running

And oh boy I’m running, running

 

Grow, to grow

To grow, to grow

Grow, to grow

 

Pure reality, don’t know where it’ll lead

But everything’s a dream

I think I’m ready for

Only you and me

We made it out it seems

I made it out it seems
I think I’m ready, ready

Generation Why – Conan Gray // Full Lyrics

Why why why why

Why why why why

Why why why

 

Hours of

Keying cars parked on radium lawns

By suburban moms

I called a friend

Let’s meet at ten

Go wherever we want

‘Cause no one cares that we’re gone

 

This town don’t got much to do

And you and I haven’t got much to lose

So do you want to rock in your room like we always do?

Talk about how fast we grew

And all the big dreams that we won’t pursue

Then get in your car and laugh ’til we both turn blue

 

‘Cause we are the helpless, selfish, one of a kind

Millennium kids, that all wanna die

Walking in the street with no light inside our eyes

We are the worthless, cursed with too much time

We get into trouble and lose our minds

Something that I’ve heard a million times in my life

Generation Why

 

Parents think, we’re fast asleep

But as soon as we’re home, we’re sneaking out the window

‘Cause at this rate of earth decay

Our world’s ending at noon

Could we all just move to the moon?

 

This town don’t got much to do

And you and I haven’t got much to lose

So do you wanna leave everyone in this place for good?

 

‘Cause we are the helpless, selfish, one of a kind

Millennium kids, that all wanna die

Walking in the street with no light inside our eyes

We are the worthless, cursed with too much time

We get into trouble and lose our minds

Something that I’ve heard a million times in my life

Generation Why

 

Why why why why why why why why why

We’re livin’ night to night

Why why why why why why why why why

Since we’re bound to die, oh

Why why why why why why why why why

Oh, what’s the use in trying?

Why why why why why why why why why

And it’s exactly why

 

We are the helpless, selfish, one of a kind

Millennium kids, that all wanna die

Walking in the street with no light inside our eyes

We are the worthless, cursed with too much time

We get into trouble and lose our minds

Something that I’ve heard a million times in my life

Generation Why

 

Why why why why why why why why why why

Why why why why why why why why why why

Why why why why why why why why why

Why why why why why why why why why

The Paris Key by Juliet Blackwell – Book Review

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Read this if you have a trip to Paris booked or else you’ll torture yourself because this book makes you want to buy a one-way ticket there! ‘The Paris Key’ is magical and intriguing and I just wanted to live and breathe in the Paris that it paints. It is romantic, heady and intoxicating and traps your all your senses between the pages.

I bought ‘The Paris Key’ in Australia back in 2016 but only got around to reading it in March of 2018. I thought it would be a tacky contemporary style book but how wrong was I?! It has turned out to be one of my favourite reads of the year and I am recommending it to anyone who wants something light but mysterious and enjoyable at the same time.

Our main character Genevieve Martin, is in a crumbling relationship with her husband of several years. They have totally different interests and mutually come to the decision to end things slowly. Genevieve, remembering Summers holidaying abroad in Paris, France with her Uncle and Aunt decides to visit her French family after the recent death of her Uncle. He owned a Locksmith business that he left to Genevieve’s cousin, Catharine. Catharine doesn’t want the business so she hands it over to Genevieve to inherit as Genevieve had some talent in that area when she was younger and would visit Paris. Things were left on a bad note between Genevieve and Uncle Dave before his death for reason unbeknown to the reader. As the story progresses we find out through flashback chapters to the 80s, when Genevieve’s mother visited Paris, and the current day.

Centred around the Second World War and the contrasts between the Americans and French, set in a beautiful Parisian neighbourhood, ‘The Paris Key’ captures the magic of Paris entirely. Having lived there myself for some time, I can confidently say that ‘The Paris Key’ made me fall back in love with the city due to the Genevieve’s nostalgic memories and accurate descriptions of the City of Lights.

I loved getting to know more about locksmithing, something that I have not seen too often in novels. I found it fascinating and followed it up with some research of my own in that field. I admire Juliet Blackwell’s writing that she was able to write about Dave and Genevieve’s passion for locksmithing so infectiously.

My one complaint with the book – the reason why it didn’t score a full 5/5 stars for me – was that I felt the resolution to the plot was rushed and a tiny bit of an anticlimax. I did however really appreciate the way that Genevieve’s love interest and her end up. Without giving too much away, as this is a spoiler-free review, it is realistic and satisfying at the same time. I gave ‘The Paris Key’ ☆☆☆☆/5 stars.

XO

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare – Book Review

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This book is the second in ‘The Mortal Instruments’ series so this review is NOT Spoiler Free IF you haven’t read ‘City of Bones’ yet. It IS Spoiler Free however, IF you have read the first book in the series!

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Having read City of Bones, I was eager to pick up the next book inThe Mortal Instruments series and discover what the next step in Jace and Clary’s lives was. City of Bones left off well giving Cassandra Clare many different directions she could take the future books in. But I’m sure it was a shock to us all (unless you had been spoilt) when we found out (?) that Jacy and Clary weren’t just related but that they were brother and sister.

I have to say, I enjoyed City of Ashes more than City of Bones. I thought the story became much more interesting and left behind some of the clichés and typical plot often seen in YA. I would say that City of Bones was a “world-builder” so that City of Ashes could have already been established before it had even started.

Because of Clary’s mother’s situation, Luke loosely adopts Clary and mentors Simon in his new state. I really enjoyed getting to see more of Luke’s character as he was one of my favourites in City of Bones but he wasn’t hugely talked about in that book. Clary herself seems much more confident in City of Ashes which was nice to see. She also seems to rekindle her friendship with Simon a lot more having almost lost him in the book before.

Jace on the overhand still midly infuriates me. I cannot deal with people in real life who believe themselves to be “above the rules” and Jace is just that sort of person. I find it difficult to want him and Clary to be together as I think she is a more considerate person and I don’t want to see her personality heading in his way. I hope Jace re-alines himself a bit more in the coming books. Alec and Magnus’ relationship wavers in and out but Alec is still dedicated to Jace. It is nice to see Alec stick up for himself a bit more in City of Ashes though. Isabelle falls into the background a little which was disappointing but I know there is space for plenty more character development in the future of the series.

Introducing another one of the Mortal Instrument relics was an effective way at moving the pace along quickly. Often the second book in a trilogy or series can fall a bit flat but that was not the case with Cassandra Clare. There is a scene in the _ which I thought was very brutal and surprising but I felt that it stepped the novel up in terms of moving it more into the YA world rather than the Middle-Grade one which City of Bones was verging on.

I also enjoyed getting to know Valentine a little better. He is currently one of my favourite villains in a book as I think his character is very interesting. He is emotionally manipulative and genuinely believes what he is doing is for the greater good. He doesn’t seem like a madman like so many villains do in good VS evil stories. He shows his full intentions to Jace but our views are not coloured by Jace’s opinion as the story is told in the 3rd person which I am, for once, thankful for. -If you did not know, I am usually a huge advocate for the 1st person narrative.

The final fight scene in the book was very well written. It was dramatic and colourful and I thought each of the characters and their personalities were handled well. I particularly liked Magnus in this scene. He seemed much more vulnerable and a more human-like, realistic character. However, I did find that when Clary finally got to Valentine I found it to be slightly anti-climactic. Please let me know your own thoughts on this…

I rated City of Ashes ☆☆☆☆/5 stars (.5 of a ☆ higher than City of Bones) which I am finding to be quite a high rating for me. I am trying to be more critical with my ratings this year as I take reading and the book-world much more seriously so ☆☆☆☆’s means it did good! I am excited to read City of Glass as I enjoyed City of Ashes so much and it left off on another pesky cliff-hanger!

XO

Lolita by Vladamir Nabakov // Book Reviewable

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‘Lolita’ was always high on my classics TBR list. For one reason or another, a few years ago, it became a trendy book to be reading. Every trendy 20-something year old would have a copy of ‘Lolita’ on their bookshelves. I began to wonder what all the fuss was about. So, as I’m sure you saw coming, I hopped on the bandwagon.

The best way I could describe ‘Lolita’ is as a inner monologue of the ever so sickly Humbert Humbert A.K.A. the man that preys on the child, Dolores, better known to the reader as Lolita. Nabakov’s writing is so powerful and cleverly done that Humbert’s ways are almost justified. Before anyone comes running at me with abuse, I will explain what I mean. I knew the subject of the book was a pedophile’s obsession with little girls and in particular a fixation on that named Lolita so yes, I did go into the book aware of that. I didn’t think, however, that the novel would make Humbert’s disgusting ways seem at all appropriate. The mind of Humbert Humbert became my own as I worked my way through the book until at no point in particular I was awe struck at how revolting the entire situation was and how hugely blinded I had become due to Humbert’s sickly narrative.

I think it is extremely interesting reading ‘Lolita’ in our day and age due to the current news in the media about sexual assault. Picturing peadaphillic people in day-to-day life can be difficult when you are living a sheltered life unaware of these persons among us. But when faced by real accounts of child abuse this becomes much more real. I think this is what sparked my slap in the face when I somehow remembered the age difference and emotional manipulation of Humbert Humbert to Lolita.

When reading the novel, moments such as Humbert masturbating over Lolita made me feel sick to the core and I was worried that this would be a theme in the book as it occurred quite early on. Fortunately, this wasn’t the case. This is probably the grimiest scene in writing. Most other cases of sexual abuse, including the rape(!), are only skimmed over and not spoken about in great detail.

‘Lolita’ normalises child sexual abuse and rape in a way I have not seen before. It is eye opening and glaringly harsh. A trick of the eye that stays with you long after you have turned the final page, read the last sentence. It unnerved me and made me feel dirty and wanting to reach for a fluffier, safer romance. I wanted to run for all things good in people and leave the mess of human morals behind. In one way I cringe at the griminess of the book and in others: isn’t that what good writing is? Infecting your reader with the substance of your book, contaminating them with your words. I felt truly trapped in the world of Lolita and I found myself thankful that the story hadn’t been real before I quickly remembered that, horrifically, there are stories like this is real, raw, modern life.

Something didn’t quite gel with me with ‘Lolita’ and no, I’m not talking about the obvious! While the plot was well-rounded, I found it to be stunted in parts and I’m not sure quite what it is, but something was off. For this reason, and reasons I have mentioned throughout this blogpost, I decided to give ‘Lolita’ a rating of ☆☆☆☆ /5 stars. It got me thinking but it was by no means one of my favourite books. I am glad that it is one that I can now tick of my mile-long TBR list though!

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