Elysha's World

Elysha's World

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Me, Myself and I



Things that have been on my mind lately:

I recently finished reading Austenland by Shannon Hale and A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer. They’re polar opposite when it comes to books. However I learned a lot from both of them. I love the new movie Austenland. I saw it in theaters twice. Both times the theater was sold out, and I’ve never laughed so much as a whole group of people in a theater. I love that the guy from flight of the choncords was in that movie. Such a great cast!!! I loved it! 

A Child Called It kind of shook me up a little bit. It was a really good read. I had to periodically stop it and really think through some of the situations. I think it was a very therapeutic
book, and anyone who thinks that child abuse is not a real thing should definitely read it. It’s a lot to handle, but I think it was very good.


I’m in love with this song called Louder Than Words from the musical Tick, Tick…Boom. I’ve listened to it about 20 times today. It’s just on repeat. It’s got such a deep meaning, but also has a great melody. I 100% believe everything in this song. Actions do speak louder than words. Words mean nothing to me. Someone could tell me they love me, but until they show me over time, I don’t think I’d believe them. That’s why I have a hard time instantly trusting someone. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt of course, and I don’t think that people are inherently bad. But to have my true trust, I think it takes a little bit of time.  

If you like the music from the musical RENT, then I think you’ll appreciate this song. It’s written by the same person who wrote RENT. He takes real life situations and put music to it. 

Here are the lyrics:

Jonathan:
Why do we play with fire?
Why do we run our finger through the flame?
Why do we leave our hand on the stove-
Although we know we're in for some pain?

Oh, why do we refuse to hang a light
When the streets are dangerous?
Why does it take an accident
Before the truth gets through to us?

Cages or wings?
Which do you prefer?
Ask the birds.

Fear or love, baby?
Don't say the answer
Actions speak louder than words.

Michael:
Why should we try to be our best
When we can just get by and still gain?
Why do we nod our heads

Michael and Jonathan:
Although we know

Michael:
The boss is wrong as rain?

Jonathan:
Why should we blaze a trail
When the well worn path seems safe and
Jonathan and Susan:
So inviting?

Susan:
How-as we travel, can we

Susan and Jonathan:
See the dismay-
And keep from fighting?

Jonathan:
Cages or wings?
Which do you prefer?
Ask the birds

Michael and Susan:
Cages or wings?

Ah...

All:
Fear or love, baby?
Don't say the answer

Jonathan
Actions speak louder than words

Michael and Susan:
Louder than, louder than

Jonathan:
What does it take
To wake up a generation?

All:
How can you make someone
Take off and fly?

Jonathan
If we don't wake up
And shake up the nation
We'll eat the dust of the world
Wondering why

Michael and Susan:
Why

Susan
Why do we stay with lovers

Susan and Jonathan:
Who we know, down deep

Susan:
Just aren't right?

Jonathan:
Why would we rather

All:
Put ourselves through hell
Than sleep alone at night?

Jonathan:
Why do we follow leaders who never lead?

Michael:
Why does it take catastrophe to start a revolution?

Michael and Susan
If we're so free, tell me why?

Jonathan:
Someone tell me why
So many people bleed?

Jonathan:
Cages or wings?
Which do you prefer?
Ask the birds.

Michael and Susan:
Cages or wings?

Ah...

All:
Fear or love, baby?
Don't say the answer.

Jonathan:
Actions speak louder than

Michael and Susan:
Louder than, louder than
Louder than, louder than

All:
Cages or wings?
Which do you prefer?

Jonathan:
Ask the birds

Michael and Susan:
Ah...

All:
Fear or love baby?
Don't say the answer

Jonathan:
Actions speak louder than

Michael and Susan:
Louder than, louder than, ooh

Jonathan:
They speak louder
Actions speak louder than...

Michael and Susan:
Louder than, louder than, aah

On another note I’m getting a new roommate in two weeks. I’m trying to go through things in my room and clean out. Not just my room, but within myself as well. I love hot tubing. I enjoy writing. I am surrounded by some amazing people in my life. I feel very blessed right now.

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