Nighttime Hunger

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These beats have me thinking about those nights where it was all about the anticipation of things.

Slinging back of drinks and twisting toes on the couch.

We never kept the lights on, and it was never as good as I thought it was going to be.

I tried to keep moving, but I can’t seem to chase my monsters away
When the darkness comes it takes everything from me

The Parting Glass

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I first heard this song sung by Beth on The Walking Dead. I think that was the very beginning of season three when they got to the prison, back when I thought The Walking Dead was still one of the best TV shows ever made (I am starting to reconsider that opinion). 

Then, at church, back when I still went to the UU church semi-regularly, one of the ladies there sang this song at a music night that we went to and it was one of the most beautiful things I had ever heard - again. 

Turns out I just love this song no matter who sings it, but this version is especially beautiful.

But since it falls unto my lot
That I should rise and you should not
I’ll gently rise and I’ll softly call
Good night and joy be with you all

Alaska

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I don't think I'll ever go to Alaska. Not because I can't, not because I feel like it's out of my reach to go there, but more because I don't really want to. 

I want to do the things that I've been dreaming of, not just the things that are possible, but the things that I want most. 

To do that, I really have to get off my ass and start working.

I would love to shed the old me, the current me, that finds getting things done on a regular basis so impossible. 

I don't want to be that person anymore. I want to walk her off. 

Cut my hair so I could rock back and forth
Without thinking of you
Learned to talk and say
Whatever I wanted to
And I walked off you
And I walked off an old me

The Valley

Lately, I've been dreaming a lot about someone who I used to love.

No. Scratch that. 

Someone who I still love, even though I haven't seen him in ten years. 

It's pretty crazy actually, but when this song came across my ears it made me remember him so intensely that it took my breath away. 

It's beautiful.

I know that you don’t love me anymore, I know that you don’t love me like you did before.

A Better Son / Daughter

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Collecting 1,000 songs that I've never heard before but fall in love with is something I've wanted to do since I saw a blogger named Maggie doing it years and years ago. She's probably already completed her list and found amazing new music, I am still skipping through Spotify songs every day to get my money's worth.

I've known Rilo Kiley for a few years, but somehow this song escaped me. I don't know what album it's on, I don't know if it was written for anything in particular, but when I listen to it I feel like it was written just for me. 

And your ship may be coming in
You’re weak but not giving in
And you’ll fight it
You’ll go out fighting all of them