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In the attics of my life Full of cloudy dreams; unreal Full of tastes no tongue can know And lights no eye can see When there was no ear to hear You sang to me I have spent my life Seeking all that’s still unsung Bent my ear to hear the tune And closed my eyes to see When there were no strings to play You played to me In the book of love’s own dreams Where all the print is blood Where all the pages are my days And all my lights grow old When I had no wings to fly You flew to me You flew to me In the secret space of dreams Where I dreaming lay amazed When the secrets all are told And the petals all unfold When there was no dream of mine You dreamed of me #AtticsofMyLife #gratefuldead photo of @bethkaya by @jeremysgordon


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Lyrics That MOVE You Part I


Remember those people in school who were SO dedicated to the yearbook. My how we forget their coordinating, their serious dedication to every little aspect of remembering your fabulous year at school? It’s been a mission to get people on board to write on this site, not for anything other than to diversify a movement I see taking place already. One that’s earnest, laced in culture and spirit.

One of these universal things I think we can ALL submit to, is the power and movement in music. Face it, there is always a song that describes your feelings. EACTLY how you feel. So rather than do a poll on facebook I privately reached out to people. Just people I want to hear from. Honest people who aren’t shoving themselves down anyone’s throat.

Face book is kind of *ducks* taking humanity and connection away from us in real life. There’s something missing now and we all admit it. We are ALL online and there is NO going back. There are times when to pull the plug and there are times to plug the heck in. Crazy things go down in our lives. Every one of us has this amazing depth of knowledge to share and also, where is the real reporting going? Things are ON FIRE in the world today. Cities are BURNING waiting for their revolution! We are the people reporting the REAL news. Social Media is your favorite magazine and newscast all in one space. Let fill it with sharing pieces of our real selves.

REAL SHARING in my most humble of not so humble opinion can change the apathetic, robotic climate we are creating.


So here’s my first piece in a series of “YEARBOOK” style pieces.  These pieces are meant to draw people out, to participate, to have a voice in a choir of voices eager for change, renewal, growth & happiness.  They’re dedicated to other peoples worlds, remarks and mementos to capture the essence of us all, in the gut, right now.





Beth Erxleben – (BethKaya) -> “All you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be” – Pink Floyd, Breathe


Brianne Diomede – (Twilight Dance Designs) – > “Tomorrow Never Knows” – The Beatles, Titled


Ken Erxleben – >

“Where the doors are moaning all day long,
Where the stairs are leaning dusk ’till dawn,

Where the windows are breathing in the light,
Where the rooms are a collection of our lives,

This is a place where I don’t feel alone
This is a place that I call my home….
This is a place that I call my home ….



Also,  how about this song’s lyrics…..of which not a person in the world can translate:


YET…..this band is 100% known for it’s ability to evoke really strong emotion.

Also one of the coolest things is that when people comment about a given tune you almost always see 50% people saying they want to cry and 50% saying it’s so inspiring and full of hope.

It’s Neat.

Matthew Mayer –>

“What I have in my heart, I’ll take to my grave” – Hatebreed – “Before Dishonor”


“Don’t you know there ain’t no devil, there’s just God when he’s drunk” – Tom Waits – “Heart Attack And Vine”


Kristen Marie –>

“You should look as good as your outlook, Would you mind if I took some time, to soak up your light, your beautiful light? You’ve got a paradise inside.”

Jason Mraz – The Sunshine Song


Lady Cartelli  – >

 “For tomorrow may rain, so I’ll follow the sun” – The Beatles – “I’ll Follow The Sun”


 Jeremy Gordan ->

“Ah Brooklyn, Brooklyn take me in. Are you aware the shape I’m in? My hands they shake, my head it spins. Ah Brooklyn, Brooklyn take me in.”

Amanda DeSibour Urbina – >

She’s the voice I’d love to hear some day when I’m ninety, she’s that wooden rocking chair I want rocking right beside me” Brad Paisley – She’s Everything


Corinne Casella ->

 “When nothing is owed or deserved or expected And your life doesn’t change by the man that’s elected If you’re loved by someone, you’re never rejected Decide what to be and go be it.” – The Avett Brothers – “Head Full of Doubt Road Full Of Promise”



 Matthew Shallwelaugh ->

Tritonal feat Cristina Soto – lifted (mat zo remix). Love it. Lyrics click with me



Lisa Fogarty –>

“Only The Good Die Young” – Billy Joel – Titled


Stephen Carcamo –>

“You don’t know how glad I am you’re home” – Phylis Hyman – “You just don’t know”


Matt Licari – >

“We are the dollars and cents the pounds and pence the mark and the yen” – Radiohead – “Dollars and Cents”


The head of state has called for my by name but I don’t have time for him

Paul Rivenbark – >


Geraldine Valecillos – >

Original – “See”

“When I close my eyes the world falls through there is one initial truth that history is in our hands, we can choose the path, we are not under contract to continue living in a way that doesn’t allow a free flow of positive energy and true wholesome living. We can change it all but it starts with us. We must be brothers and sisters first and care, do a whole lot of caring. We have the power if only we closed our eyes long enough to start truly seeing.”


Kelly Hecht ->

“I’m the hero of the story don’t need to be saved” -Regina Spektor, Hero


Elizabeth Echeverri ->

“Dream on, little dreamer. The sky belongs to no one.” (Paraphrased) – Above & Beyond – “You Got to Go”


Christopher Howcroft –>

“Once in awhile you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right” – Grateful Dead – “Scarlet Begonias”



Robert Wiles –>

 “My personal religious doctrine”

It’s all contained in here–>


*Also always have loved the lyrics to Angie by the stones.

Thirteen by Big Star,

Red Barchetta by Rush,

You Can’t Be Too Strong by Graham Parker & The Rumour. I could go on and on …

Rommy Delgado Coleman ->

“I’ll find strength in pain” Mumford and sons.


Erin Hayward – >

I would say Pink Floyd Fearless. “You say the hill’s too steep to climb, you say you’d like to see me try. you pick the place and I’ll choose the time, and I’ll climb that hill in my own way. Just wait a while for the right day. And as I rise above the treeline and the clouds, I’ll look down, hearing the sound of the things you said today”


Lukas Karlsson->

  “This is the first day of my life” – Bright Eyes – Titled


and finally, last but not least, just the longest.

Terra Kroll –>

“Take time to give thanks Make time to be given I’m going to stop and think twice About the way that I’m living

Did I say a kind word Am I proud of my actions You know a job well done Gives me satisfaction

Can I earn your trust Your love and affection Just one step at a time In the right direction

Going to aim for the sky Keep my feet on the ground Raise my voice to the heavens Make a joyful sound

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Naaaaaaa…. Make a joyful sound

Can I sing for my supper And play for my rent I know it sounds funny But it’s how my time’s spent

Greet everyday with full purpose With passion and pride I’m going to follow my heart And have nothing to hide

A moment of insight I know why I’m here You know when the time just stops See it all real clear

I’ve got to set an example Make some mischief and fun Do unto others and Play a fat bass run

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Naaaaaaa…. Make a joyful sound I got to work hard everyday And give it my best Grab hold of fear and negativity And lay them to rest

I know my time here’s important Can I do the right thing? Practice patience and forgiveness Feel the joy that they bring

Can I lay down tonight Without feeling regret? I know the love that I give Becomes the love that I get

Well do you hear what I’m saying Making sense to you? Well if you feel it in your heart Then you might want to sing too

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Naaaaaaa…. Make a joyful sound

I don’t want to sound preachy Make you feel all wrong Just want to write some kind lyrics Sing a feel good song

It’s kind of hard to explain It is just a feeling I get From making music making love Getting both feet wet

Well every piece to the puzzle Snapped tight to the groove I Close my eyes breathe deeply and Let my feet move

You know I feel a little better Now for speaking my mind Good vibes in circulation and See who they find

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Naaaaaaa…. Make a joyful sound – >

The String Cheese Incident –