Jun 20, 2011

Twice the Tears

ONCE
ScaryMommyI hope everyone had a fabulous Father's Day weekend! Although my mother re-married when I was 5, it's always been one of those bitter-sweet days for me... along with my birthday... and Valentine's Day... and really, I could go on.

I did a special Father's Day guest post over at Scary Mommy. Have you heard of her? She's kind of a big deal ;) The feedback thus far is that people have really enjoyed seeing my "snugly side". Ah-hem. Don't get too used to it! She's like a rare purple unicorn - and she only comes out on special occasions. Don't bother trying to photograph her for proof of her existence - she can smell a camera from a mile away. 

And to counter-balance all my gooey sentimentality... whore, bitch, skank.

Whoa. That felt better.

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TWICE
I have posted an older video by Marianas Trench back in February that is a lot more up-beat. Today's song has a completely different feel and affect on me. Although I do think the video is fantastically well done to the point where it's really more like a short film, it's the actual song that really gets to me. Let's completely skate over the fact that Josh Ramsay looks a lot like Jim is uniquely mesmerizing... however, he could do with a little hair cut and less eye makeup in the 'modern' portion of this video. His hair looks like the Beiber-hairstyle fucked an angry blue porcupine on crack and Josh's hairstyle was the result of that transgression. What's that saying? Two wrongs don't made a right... indeed.

Anyhow, I'm wavering. Back to my point - the song! His lyrics are simple, but so honest and genuine. The strangest part is that I usually despise "cheesy duets" but, shit, it's caught me hook line and sinker.

I wrote this on The Twitter last week, to which I was referring to this song.

Am I going to tell you approximately how many times I've watched/listened to this song?
Jesus Christ, man, there's just SOME things you don't talk about in public!*

And so I put forth this question:
What song can reduce you to a puddle of emotional snot?

Me? There are so, so very many! But currently, it's this one.



*Jason Lee, Mallrats

Music Monday

21 comments:

  1. I love that... "a puddle of emotional snot"... like you, I have lots. The other day it was "in your father's eyes" by eric clapton. And I was running. Ugh.... don't want to be crying while you're running! It hooked me so bad that I couldn't remember that I could have hit "skip".

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  2. I just went and read your guest post. Face it hun you are one big squishy ball of goo.

    Now I'm gonna run away before you can hurl something at me.

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  3. Great post! I'm not a mom yet but someday...

    Following from the Monday Mingle blog hop :).

    http://marleeindebt.blogspot.com/

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  4. This Woman's Work by Kate Bush will turn me into a blubbering mess.

    One Eskimo's Kandi also makes me cry. I don't like songs about infidelity, well except for Pina Colada. ;-)

    Have a great week! Congrats on your guest post over at Scary Mommy!

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  5. *tear* what a sweet little story my Purple Unicorn!!!! :)

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  6. When i like a song i put it on repeat and listen to it for days...it drives my family nuts.

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  7. Skin by Rascal Flatts does me in everytime..

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  8. Yay on your Scary Mommy post!

    OOoh, like the video & the song.

    I know it's cheesy and it's old, but I used to put on repeat 'Don't Speak' by Np Doubt. :)

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  9. whore. bitch. skank.

    those words made me laugh aloud and i am still smiling at them (this is rare when i read).

    i am borrowing them. from this moment forward, whenever some dumbass chick is buggin me, i'm pulling out whore. bitch. skank.

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  10. I've worn this song out: http://youtu.be/a5uect48Vcc

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  11. Hmmm, songs that make me teary-eyed...Dear Mr. President by Pink and Beautiful Boy by John Lennon. Oh, and Father of Mine, by Everclear.

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  12. I can't wait until your screenplay is produced! You are brilliant. I am still crying over the part about your grandpa watching you play hockey. That must have been haunting for him. Thanks for sharing. YOU are kind of a big deal!

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  13. Popped in from Music Monday! Loved the song and like you I have many songs that cause me to tear up. But, For some reason 'For Good' from Wicked, it makes cry every time I hear it, I have no idea why?

    Lucy
    Lucy's Reality
    http://www.lucysreality.com

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  14. Love the song, and the video. I think if you want to listen to the song a zillion times its definitely your prerogative. Go for it girl! Thanks for playing along today! Missed ya hun, and we have a new button for our spotlight dancers. Ya like it? Did all by my lonesome too, and it works. LOL Have a good one & hope to see you next week too.

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  15. I liked your gooey sentimental post.

    Maybe.

    Whatever.

    Bitch.

    sniff

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  16. Pretty cool choices!

    Gosh I have so many songs.

    Love me for me makes me tear up!

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  17. I had a great Fathers Day, even though Mrs. Penwasser teases me that only she knows who their father is (I counter with I had "homefield advantage").
    Anyway, went to a soccer tournament where I only got a second degree sunburn (she came in 2nd place, though). Then the kids took me to a movie where they bought me popcorn and even sat next to me!
    It's cool to be a dad.

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  18. "Beiber-hairstyle fucked an angry blue porcupine" PMSL, you crack me up biatch!

    Just read your guest post too *sniff* xx

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  19. Love the Scary Mommy post. You are awesome no matter how snuggly.

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  20. I don't know ? Even if it kills me, by motion city soundtrack?

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  21. You bastard, your guest post made me cry!

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