Roxie™ (metatronis) wrote,

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Hello! Hope everyone's doing well. I know the past month has been particularly difficult for a lot of people. I hope that things are starting to look up, or that they will soon!

A couple of weeks ago I started seeing a therapist. Now that I've done it a couple of times, I see that I should have started a long, looong time ago. I know that there aren't any exact answers, but during the very first session, she offered an explanation (for why I am the way I am) that was so dead on, I couldn't believe it. I grew up thinking that my clusterfuck of a personality and inability to open up to people was solely the result of my failings as a human being. Turns out there may actually be a reason behind it!
So now we're working through things and I'm realizing all of this stuff, and it feels so weird but it's incredibly cathartic. If it keeps going like this, hopefully I'll be able to start taking those steps forward in life without having a nervous breakdown.

I may be able to get a new computer soon, which would be amazing. I'll finally be able to do stuff without my laptop spontaneously deciding to shut down.

1. Ask and I'll assign you a letter.
2. List (and upload/link) 5 songs you love that begin with that letter.
3. Post them to your journal with these instructions.

nasty_show ♥ gave me the letter C.

Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk - Rufus Wainwright

Rufus ♥
A song about those tricky, sticky vices. What's not to love.
I live for theatrical crescendos. The mini-crescendo near the end, "So please be kind if I'm a mess", warms the cockles of my heart. The very cockles.

Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis

Unf, I love me some Fratellis. What's that, you say? This song is so overused it's not even ridiculous?
Well...yeah. Whatever.

Clementine - Elliott Smith

It still makes me a little sad to listen to Elliott's music, given his untimely demise, but I never skip this one. I actually stumbled on this song by accident while researching the original folk song, and totally fell in love with it. I'll post the lyrics here. It's short, but heartbreaking.

They're waking you up to close the bar
The street's wet, you can tell by the sound of the cars
The bartender's singing "Clementine"
While he's turning around the open sign
Dreadful sorry, Clementine
Though you're still her man
It seems a long time gone
Maybe the whole thing's wrong
What if she thinks so but just didn't say so?
You drank yourself into slow-mo
Made an angel in the snow
Anything to pass the time
And keep that song out of your mind
Oh my darling
Oh my darling
Oh my darling Clementine
Dreadful sorry, Clementine

Culling of the Fold - The Decemberists

Deliciously dark. When Colin does violence, he goes all out. The passion in this song is kind of incredible.
I don't think I can physically pass up an excuse to post a Decemberists music video, so here's one for an entirely different song. Watch if you dig on model UN's!

Cathedrals - Jump, Little Children

This song has gotten around too, but you can't deny that it's gorgeous.

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