Favorite Song Interpretation (part 3): Scorpions’ No one like you

This song starts with a killer riff and that signature Scorpions’ second guitar, coming in with a melody that tells the main riff, “you’re not metal enough yet, but we can hang”.

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Then, that nonsense stops, cause Klaus Meine needs to make his sweet voice heard. Plus, he has some pressing stuff he wants to communicate to this nameless woman.

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Number one, he’s touring a lot, so he can’t be with her as much as he’d like; but, number two, he can imagine the nice things they would do if they were together, such as: shopping, and talking, and watching movies, and cuddling. In essence, being pampered by your other half.

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After that, we have the guitar solo: it’s a desperate one, to emphasise the feeling of longing depicted in the lyrics; followed by the chorus, and then, the song fades out, so it lingers in your head, making you wanna hit play again.

There it is, pure romance in rock ‘n’ roll’s clothing.

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Favorite Song Interpretation (Part 2): Whitesnake’s “If You Want Me (I’ll Come Running)”

This guy has honey and the girl he likes has a sweet tooth. It’s a match made in heaven.

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Actually, he’s ready to not just give her honey, he can give her any sweet stuff she wants, even something as plain as sugar. But hey, who is he to judge? He only wants her love in return.

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This woman simply has to give him a call and he will deliver all the candy she wants.

It’s that easy.

He probably owns a candy factory and that’s why he has no problem offering candy in such a carefree manner. I’m a little jealous.

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I guess what she needs to give in return is simple as well, but we’re left to wonder, what happened in the end? Did she call him? Did he run to her with all the sugary gifts? That’s something the song doesn’t explore, as we’re seeing things only from the hopeful perspective of the male, the giver of candy.

 

Still, what a beautiful song.

Favorite Song Interpretation (Part 1): Dokken’s “It’s not love”

So, this is about someone not being good enough for you, because you’re in a glam metal band in the 80s, you’re too cool for 99.9999% of the population.

We’ve all been attracted to lame people, it’s the Ladder of True Love; you start with terrible taste and then end up with sophisticated heart desires, like a person who would wear tights and an 80s wig for you. That’s compromise, that’s true love.

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Talking about hair, I think one of the reasons love is failing in this song is because of how difficult it was to find a partner with better hair in that era.

GoodHairBadHairThen, you have George Lynch’s guitar playing, his shredding power would have intimidated anyone you wanted to get close to. There’s a reason why he has the nickname Mr. Scary.

DokkenThere you have it, now you can enjoy this song with full understanding of the meaning behind it.

 

 

How to know you’ve found the right person

Love. Almost as important as food, isn’t it?

The search for the right person is a worthwhile, sometimes excruciating, endeavor. Allow me to make things a bit easier, by giving you some information to help you discern if you have the right person by your side, or, in case you’re single and want a partner, what to look for in one.

  • You have the same goals in life

If you’re thinking of sharing a future with this person, your life goals should be similar, so you can walk together on the road of excitement and love, going forward into what I like to call “The Wrinkle Years”.

Helpful Example:

Person 1: “I wanna adopt every Sugar Glider and keep them in my future house.”

Person 2: “That has been my dream for 30 years.”

Person 1: “But… aren’t you 30 years old?”

Person 2: “Exactly.”

GOLDEN COUPLE!

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  • Your worldview is similar

If your views of the world are opposite, you might spend your time fighting instead of making what most of us want to make: delicious food. Or whatever you want to make together that’s pleasant.

Helpful Example:

Person 1: “I wish things were like in that movie…. The Shining. You know what I mean?”

Person 2: “Totally. I love Hotels.”

CRAZY COOL PAIR OF PEOPLE!

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  • You accept and sometimes like each other’s flaws

It’s inevitable, no one is perfect, we are made of flaws put together like a bunch of Flawkenstein’s Monsters, but usually less misunderstood by our parents and the human race in general. In a healthy relationship, your flaws are something the other can tolerate, or issues you can work on.

Helpful Example:

Person 1: “I think ice cream is just… ok.”

Person 2: “Ok. I hate olives.”

Person 1: “I can live with that.”

A COUPLE THAT CAN STAY TOGETHER!

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  • You can communicate anything

Do you have an embarrassing secret you’ve only confessed to your therapist and even they laughed, unable to keep it professional? The right person will make you feel comfortable enough to tell them that secret, for free. You will be afraid at first, but it will be fine… after they laugh too. They’re the right person, but they’re still human!

Helpful Example:

Person 1: “You know Shauna?”

Person 2: “Yeah.”

Person 1: “She wears a wig.”

Person 2: “Really?”

Person 1: “My biggest fear…”

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Person 2: “Yeah?”

Person 1: “What if her wig falls off when I’m around…?”

Person 2: “What?”

Person 1: “Yeah! Because… what would I say?”

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Person 2: “Easy! Pretend you’re blind till she puts it back on.”

SUPERB COUPLE.

  • You enjoy doing similar activities

This is vital, unless you want to be bored for the rest of your life and find happiness when this boring person isn’t around you.

Person 1: “Wanna go give breadcrumbs to the neighbor’s lizard pet?”

Person 2: “Sure! But I think he likes tiny worms better.”

Person 1: “Ah, ok. Let me get some.”

ACCOMPLISHED COUPLE.

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  • You make each other laugh

A relationship without laughter is like a turtle watching a toddler run, you will feel like something is missing and the relationship won’t get anywhere, cause turtles always get bored of being so slow, so they never get to their destination. Turtles are quitters, but you’re not. Your relationship should have lots of mutual laughter.

Helpful Example:

Person 1: “Did you see that turtle quit?”

Person 2: “Hahaha. It didn’t even try!”

RIGHT? WHAT A GOOD COUPLE.

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  • You take care of each other during sickness

We can’t help getting sick, because, sadly, we’re not made of Terminator material. It’s just not how the Universe decided to make us. So, when sickness arrives, the right person will want to help you get better. Sometimes, they’re not good at it, but they will want to help, and that matters.

Helpful Example:

Person 1: “Still puking, huh?”

Person 2: “Yeah.”

Person 1: “I made you more green soup.”

TERRIFIC COUPLE.

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  • You trust them

There’s no relationship without it, but trust is about both you and them. In the end, to have the right partner, you have to be ready to be the right partner too. Now, go to the mirror and blow some kisses at yourself, give yourself some love for being cool and worthy of someone who loves you as much as you love yourself.

Helpful Example:

Person 1: “Let’s do the trust exercise.”

Person 2: “Ok. Let yourself go, my beauty.”

Person 1: “ARE WE FLYING?”

Person 2: “We are.”

LEVEL 11 COUPLE.

 

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Little things that make life better

When I was a teenager, one of my best friends and I agreed that it’s the little things in life that make it good… as if we knew what that meant.

Much like sex, excuse me, “love-making”, you can’t grasp the full meaning of such intricate experiences until you’ve reached a certain maturity and created the right circumstances.

Here are a few of my favorite “little things”:

1.Getting some time to myself after a long day of work.

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Screaming with anticipation, rejoicing in the freedom of the night…  appreciating my pretty shoes?… Ok, the picture doesn’t have much to do with the reality of my point, but the idea is somewhere in there.

2. Candy.

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My Candy Monster demands chocolate and other treats from time to time. If I deny it, resist it or ignore it, tortures that pale in comparison to the ones in the Hellraiser movies will be enacted on my spirit from my brain.

3. Tea.

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I have no wrinkles on my skin, but I have them on my soul. What I’m trying to say is, I’m old. A cup of tea on a cold night feels like a warm hug that starts in your tummy and ends in sadness when you finish the last drop.

4. Exercise.

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As a woman who wants big muscles, I suffer because of insufficient testosterone, knowing my dream can’t come true unless I’m willing to have chest acne and a deeper voice. Nevertheless, I find enjoyment in the elusive search for mass.

5. Music.

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You can’t go wrong with music, it turns your brain cells into infinite bright dots of happiness. It’s science.

6. Warm bed.

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Getting in bed after work means I can be warm and comfortable under the covers. The universe is only that; everything is soft and squishy… Except for my muscles, which are rock hard.

7. Health.

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Being young usually means never worrying about health, but as you get a bit older, health issues that are simple consequences of your early carelessness arise. I’ve been dealing with some health issues since last year, so I had to start caring about it. I cherish feeling healthy now. And having mind-blowingly strong muscles.

8. Privacy.

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My privacy is one of the most important things for me. The Mr. Hyde inside me comes out when it’s disrupted, it’s something stronger than me.

9. Horror Movies.

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80s horror movies give me that warm fluffy feeling, because those were the first movies I watched when I was in my early to mid teens. And then, the scary ones make me feel like I’ve survived a little hardship after I’ve watched them. They are the heart-racing, heart-warming gems in my life.

10. The people I love.

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I am a hermit, but I still need some people in my life. My Mum and my Boyfriend are the fine bits of chocolate to my Stracciatella gelato.