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September 14, 2006

Video: Meat Loaf – It's All Coming Back To Me Now

Follow-up to Free Mp3: Meat Loaf – Monster's Loose from Andy's Dumb Ramblings

I’d argue that this isn’t a cover, because the song was originally by Jim Steinman who writes most of Meat Loaf’s songs anyway. Anywho this is a video from the new album “Bat Out Of Hell 3: The Monster Is Loose” that comes out at the end of October.

It’s an impressive video, not because of any crazy technical voodoo, but because of the emotion on display, it’s something we don’t often see in modern music videos.

A larger version of the video is linked to from the offical Meat Loaf site, Direct Link


September 10, 2005

Awesome Power Ballads You Probably Haven't Heard

I love power ballads, I also love heavy metal, how conflicting, oh well… here are some power ballads you probably haven't heard:

Alice Cooper – Hell Is Living Without You
At Vance – Lost In Your Love
Edguy – Forever
Edguy – Roses To No One
Europe – I'll Cry For You (Acoustic Version)
Europe – Open Your Heart
Iced Earth – Blessed Are You
Nightwish – Ever Dream
Sonata Arctica – Last Drop Falls
Sonata Arctica – Letter to Dana
Sonata Arctica – My Selene
Sonata Arctica – Shamandalie
Sonata Arctica – Shy
Sonata Arctica – Tallulah
Sonata Arctica – The Misery
Stratovarius – Coming Home


June 06, 2005

Andy's Top 10 Songs In No Particular Order #5 – The Misery

Been a while, easy choice though.

Sonata Arctica - The Misery

Rarely has one song made me decide to buy an entire album, this song did though. It's a ballad (not a power ballad, just a ballad) and Sonata Arctica do ballads very well. The vocals are soft and melodic and considering the song isn't based on any particular events in the band members' lives (or so i'm led to believe) it also sound exceptionally emotional. The instrumental melody is mostly simple arpeggiated chord shapes on guitar, this isn't a technical song at all. There is a simple lead guitar line towards the end that is well-placed and fits the song perfectly. Beautiful song.

Lyrics

I write the lines you want me to, with the words I dare to use of all
the ones that you have taught me, along the years

You cast a perfect shadow on the paper, fade away with sunlight, I fear
the way you know me, love can leave a stain…

You steal my only hope and make me stay awake another night,I wish you
bear with me, stay near me
When the Autumn leaves have fallen
Solitude, my pain, the last thing left of me…

If you fall IŽll catch, if you love IŽll love, and so it goes, my dear,
donŽt be scared,
youŽll be safe,this I swear. If you only love me back

Seven lonely lies written on DeadwinterŽs night, open the only book with
the only poem I can read
In blood I sign my name and seal the midnight with a tear, burn the
paper, every line for them I cried…

If you fall IŽll catch, if you love IŽll love, and so it goes, my dear,
donŽt be scared,
youŽll be safe, this I swear. If you only love me back

I am the Playwrite and you are my Crown, make me cry for your love, like
youŽve done many times, so I know
I canŽt write these storylines without you, Lady pain, make me strong,
canŽt we be together without them forever…

The words I write can only hurt you, sorry for the rain, thank you, my
only one, you gave me this pain
I leave you gently on the floor, take one step towards the door,
whereŽs the letter never written, goodnight now…

If you fall IŽll catch, if you love IŽll love, and so it goes, my dear,
donŽt be scared,
youŽll be safe, this I swear. If you only love me back

If you fall IŽll catch, if you love IŽll love, and so it goes, my dear,
donŽt be scared,
youŽll be safe, this I swear. If you only love me back


May 15, 2005

What's this, a blog entry?

This entry is about a song, it's an unusual song, not one of my top 10 but I do like to listen to it as the lyrics are quite meaningful. Read into it what you will.

Sonata Arctica - Shy

I can see how you are beautiful, can you feel my eyes on you,
I'm shy and turn my head away
Working late in diner Citylight, I see that you get home alright
Make sure that you can't see me, hoping you will see me

Sometimes I'm wondering why you look me and you blink your eye
You can't be acting like my Dana
I see you in Citylight diner serving all those meals and then
I see reflections of me in your eyes, oh please

Talk to me, show some pity
You touch me in many, many ways
But I'm shy can't you see

Obsessed by you, your looks, well, anyway "I would any day die for you",
I write on paper & erased away
Still I sit in diner Citylight, drinking coffee or reading lies
Turn my head and I can see you, could that really be you

Sometimes I'm wondering why you look me and you blink your eye
You can't be acting like my Dana?
I see your beautiful smile and I would like to run away from
Reflections of me in your eyes, oh please

Talk to me, show some pity
You touch me in many, many ways
But I'm shy can't you see

I see, can't have you, can't leave you there 'cos I must sometimes see you
And I don't understand how you can keep me in chains
And every waking hour, I feel you taking power From me and I can't leave
Repeating the scenery over again

Sometimes I'm wondering why you look me and you blink your eye
You can't be acting like my Dana?
I see your beautiful smile and I would like to run away from
Reflections of me in your eyes, oh please

Talk to me, show some pity
You touch me in many, many ways
But I'm shy can't you see,

Oh baby, Talk to me, show some pity
You touch me in many, many ways
But I'm shy can't you, I'm shy can't you, I'm shy can't you see


April 28, 2005

Andy's Top 10 Songs In No Particular Order #4 – Ever Dream

It's time for another song, this is one of the ones that got me into Nightwish. It's really beautiful.

Nightwish - Ever Dream

Nice solo, beautiful melody and vocals. Soothing. Uplifting

Lyrics

Chorus:
Ever felt away with me
Just once that all I need
Entwined in finding you one day

Ever felt away without me
My love, it lies so deep
Ever dream of me

Would you do it with me
Heal the scars and change the stars
Would you do it for me
Turn loose the heaven within

I'd take you away
Castaway on a lonely day
Bosom for a teary cheek
My song can but borrow your grace

Chorus

Come out, come out wherever you are
So lost in your sea
Give in, give in for my touch
For my taste for my lust

Chorus

Your beauty cascaded on me
In this white night fantasy

Chorus x3


April 07, 2005

Andy's Top 10 Songs In No Particular Order #1 – Tallulah

I haven't figured out what my top 10 songs are yet, but this is definitely one of them:

Sonata Arctica - Tallulah

It's a ballad, most of my favourite songs are ballads. It's my opinion that the quality of a band's ballads is what really defines them. Tallulah always sends chills down my spine, the lyrics have real meaning to them. The song is a guy singing about breaking up with his girlfriend due to another guy, which naturally sounds cliché but it works wonderfully well. It's piano-driven, with a gentle guitar solo towards the end.

Line of Choice: "I hope your wish came true, mine betrayed me"

Lyrics

Remember when we used to look how sun sets far away?
And how you said: "this is never over"
I believed your every word and I guess you did too
But now you're saying : "hey, let's think this over"

You take my hand and pull me next to you, so close to you
I have a feeling you don't have the words
I found one for you, kiss your cheek, say bye, and walk away
Don't look back 'cause I am crying

I remember little things, you hardly ever do
Tell me why
I don't know why it's over
I remember shooting stars, the walk we took that night
I hope your wish came true, mine betrayed me

You let my hand go, and you fake a smile for me
I have a feeling you don't know what to do
I look deep in your eyes, hesitate a while…
Why are you crying?

Tallulah, It's easier to live alone than fear the time it's over
Tallulah, find the words and talk to me, oh, Tallulah,
This could be… heaven

I see you walking hand in hand with long-haired drummer of the band
In love with her or so it seems, he's dancing with my beauty queen
Don't even dare to say you hi, still swallowing the goodbye
But I know the feelings still alive- still alive

I lost my patience once, so do you punish me now
I'll always love you, no matter what you do
I'll win you back for me if you give me a chance
But there is one thing you must understand


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