Tuesday, October 20, 2009


It was dark
On that night we said goodbye
It was hard
It was tough
Never easy
Never enough

I pushed you away
And I meant to
I needed to
I pushed you to something you didn't want to do

I couldn't let my heart open
I've always been scared to show it
It's not perfect in shape or size
(But) it's mine

I pushed you away
I told you to go
I told you "no"
I pushed you to stop all the nonsense
This talk of "us"

Thursday, August 13, 2009

It's my turn


He told it to me so sweetly
He said that he had fallen for me
I could see it in his eyes
Honesty won that night

....insert explanatory/transitional verse here...

{I won't say it never was
but I won't say it's meant to be
but right here, right now...
It's not for me}

He told it to me so sweetly
He said that he had to leave
He could see it in my eyes
His honesty made me cry


It's not finished. There is something more to the story.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Burning Bridges

It's been a long time
A long time since I've posted
And a long time since I've written
Now I'm trying to do both
Here's my sad attempt at writing again..

Burning Bridges

I. I take it all back, it was too late at night

The things I said burn in daylight

I changed my mind, I'm in over my head

(need a line)

II. I'm done talking, I'm walking away

Leaving those words where they dropped and now lay

Don't pick em up, I don't mean what I say

I've crossed over, it's comin down, look away.

CH: I'm burning bridges baby

We're on opposite sides

You'll never reach me baby

No matter how hard you try

Cus I'm lookin back

Feelin bad for those lies

But I'm burning bridges

We're on opposite sides

I have a third verse.. but it needs some serious revision.

There it is.. unfortunately the tune that popped in my head when I was writing this song resembles country.. which is definitely not what I was going for. So I'm revising the melody as well.. Any suggestions? opinions? lines? verses? Feel free :)


Saturday, June 27, 2009


I have this soft spot in my heart for Bruce Springsteen. To be honest, I'm not one of those fans that knows every single song, or random trivia about him. But I love his music. And his style. He just seems....real.
I remember the day that I first found my mother's Born in the USA cassette and CD (she has both). Popped it in my stereo and...fell in love.
The drumbeats that make you want to start tapping along.
The heartfelt lyrics of typical life. Things that really happen.
The unadulterated American pride.

I still can almost always recognize one of "The Boss"'s songs on the radio, even if I haven't heard it before.

He just has such a distinguishable voice.

My heart sort of does this fluttery/excited/want to dance thing when Bruce comes on the radio. I can't help but smile, and start tapping on the steering wheel.

I love it.
My favorites:
Glory Days
Dancing in the Dark
Born to Run
Working on the Highway
My Hometown
and, of course,
Born in the USA

Monday, June 15, 2009

I Haven't Forgotten

I haven't forgotten.
We're going.
I'm saving.
Next summer.
Let's get going on our languages :D
It's been too long.. this really can't wait any longer or it will slip away from us.
Don't forget :)
P.S. I love music.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

your homework

Okay, Isabel. It's your turn.

Listen to these:

"Foundations" and "Merry Happy" by Kate Nash
"In this life" and "julia" by Chantal Kreviazuk
"Saturdays" by Holly Brook

hmm thats all for now.

Call me:)


Monday, May 25, 2009

Uh.. Girl Power?

Hey Eden.. this blog is for you :)
So I've been listening to a lot of lyrics pretty closely recently and I found some songs that pretty much rock :) Maybe we can take some ideas from these greats.. they also reminded me of things we have late night convos about.. you gotta love it when you realize that other people sometimes feel the same way you do :D
Check em out..

You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift (this one especially made me think of you)
Pitter Pat by Erin Mccarley
Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap (one of the coolest songs I've ever heard.. I don't know what you'll think about it though)
Love, Save the Empty by Erin Mccarley (she's one of my newest favorites)
Rain on your Parade by Duffy (kind of a Nate song.. and also from Bride Wars which makes it even better)

So that's it for now.. they're all girls.. whatever that means :D
Call me :D

Let me know what ya think!!

p.s. in case anyone actually reads this blog I definitely think you should check those songs out and let me know what ya think! :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The words that crept from my mind through the voices in my head...

I've been thinking a lot about patterns lately. Patterns in my life, and in my experiences with love.

In my limited experience with dating and love (which can definitely be two different things), I have come to a couple conclusions:

1) it's sometimes hard for you to give your heart away
2) but it's also really hard when you are willing, and the other person won't take it. Or they won't take it all.

This is what keeps running through my head:

I gave him all that he was willing to take
But he rejected my soul
He didn't want it all
He didn't want me at all


Wednesday, May 13, 2009


I love how lyrics can somehow always say things that regular everyday conversation can't.. and when you hear that perfect rhyme, or the words are strung together just right.. it alters your whole perspective. I love it. That's kind of how I felt when I heard the song "Belief" by Gavin DeGraw.
It's actually the chorus, but I think it's impeccably written:

Tonight, you arrested my mind.
When you came to my defense.
With a knife in the shape of your mouth,
in the form of your body, with the wrath of a God
Oh, you stood by me, Belief.

On the same note, it's the greatest feeling in the whole world, when you finally write that verse, chorus, or even line that sums up that feeling you've been trying to express. That recently happened for me..
Here's a part of a verse that I wrote that just came together like it was always meant to mean exactly how I felt:

Head bowed
Tears falling like raindrops to the ground
You scream -- there's no sound
The taste of him lingers on your tongue.
Each thought like breathing without lungs.

I'm still working on it, but it's been quite a while.. a little over a year actually, since words have come together like this for me.. I was pretty excited to see something finally come out slightly coherant :)

"When words fail, music speaks"


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A record? Like, a record, record, record?

*above quote from "That Thing You Do." Great movie. If you haven't seen it, go rent it. Now.

Someday I want to have an old-fashioned turntable with a healthy collection of records.

Yes, they are older, and they could break. But they are just so rock-n-roll.

Also, I would love to have one of these clocks on my wall. Someday.


Monday, April 20, 2009

The Rest Is Silence

Unlike Laura, I have a difficult time putting my feelings into words.. Somewhere in the process of translating my feelings into sentences everything gets scrambled and it ends up not making any sense. This is where music saves me.

"If a composer could say what he had to say in words, he would not bother trying to say it in music" - Gustav Mahler

Music is a part of all of us. I believe it's an inherent quality that every single person needs to survive. Can you imagine life without music? Without humming a simple tune? Without wind chimes, and drums, or rain? Without the sound of high heels on hard wood, or simple instruments? What would a movie be like if it didn't have the music to set the mood? What would lyrics be without the melody? I can't, nor would I ever want to reside in a place void of music.

"Without music life would be a mistake" -Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

This is why we sing and write. Not to be recognized, not because it seems to be the popular thing to do.. but because we have to. Someday we hope to influence people with our music, help others the way we've been helped. Music gets me through the day, and someday I want my music to help another get through their day.. because I know how much it helps.

"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life" -Berthold Auerbach


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Soundtrack of Your Life

"Music is all around us...all you have to do is listen."

-August Rush

I believe that life has a soundtrack; but that it does not just consist of perfectly written lyrics combined with crisp melodies.

It's messy. Just like life.

It's the sounds all around us, every day. It's the honk of a car horn, or the cry of a baby. It's the song of a bird, or the scrape of snow shovel against pavement.

There are harsh discords and cacophonies. Sometimes your voice cracks, and sometimes you go flat. We endure the thousand terrible songs we write before that song finally comes out.

But then there are beautiful, clear moments of unison or lovely harmonies.
That is what we live for. For the moments where it all comes together.

Well, that is one way of looking at it.

But I think that sometimes...if you look deep enough, you can see the beauty behind the chaos.

And that can be more powerful than any hit song.


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Heartache often makes for some excellent lyrics...

Britt and I have been through a lot together.

We make it through okay with: each other, some great music (our own and our influences), and a healthy dose of chocolate.

Some of the best inspiration comes from the worst days.

The one bright spot that comes from heartache, is the incentive to write that inevitably follows. Sometimes it is soon after; other times it takes a while. Eventually, the song will come out. It is a form of closure; it's a relief when we can finally sing about it and detach ourselves from the situation.

So here's to music. To the way that it allows us to cope with the crap just a little bit better.

It is our incentive to create.


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Out Through the Curtain...

Laura and I have known each other since elementary school.. passing in the hallways, participating in the same church functions..and well.. I knew her name and who her parents were. I had my friends, and she hers. My first actual memories of Laura were made during a play that we were both participating in, we had some scenes together. It was a lot of fun and a good bonding experience, but it wasn't best buds right away. We still had seperate lives.

Our story really begins, as before mentioned, in a high school classroom. We were writing partners. We began to sing together, everything clicked in the moment our voices combined and we were instantly sisters. Music has a way of bringing people together, and in Laura and I's case it bonded us for life. From then on things have only gotten better.

Our last years of high school were filled with composing, writing, finding harmony at midnight, eating cookie dough, crying over boys, laughing at everything, and watching all of our favorite movies and tv shows. After high school we went to different colleges, but we have a dream. And what more is there to life than going after your dreams?

We're a team, we understand each other in ways no one else does. My lyrics would be nothing without Laura's melody, and my melody would be nothing without Laura's lyrics. Laura brings me back down to earth when my head is in the clouds, and I help Laura think completely irrationally. We just fit. Our dreams are going to come true someday..how can they not?


Monday, March 30, 2009

This Is Our Life

It all started in a certain nameless drama teacher's class, in the winter of 2006. Although we hate to give him any credit, we did meet and fuse our creative juices in the Rose Theatre, the Black Box, and the Piazza, all of which this man had partial reign.

Despite the influence of this estranged drama teacher, with his hippie sandals, interesting hairstyle, and constant "you will never make it in the real world" attitude, we pulled through and continued to combine the words in our heads with the sound of our voices.

We are two girls with many dreams. One of these is to rock the house.

This is our story. Well, just the beginning of it.