#SLS Part 2 ~ 8/29/21

Part of self-care for me is listening to music. I made it through the whole list and didn’t see this song though the pretender was used often. Here is same title different lyrics. The Pretender by the Foo Fighters. Writer(s): Grohl David Eric, Hawkins Oliver Taylor, Mendel Nate, Shiflett Christopher. If it’s a repeat my apologies. The energy coming from the band is contagious. I just had to share. More at the Wiki

Keep you in the dark
You know they all pretend
Keep you in the dark
And so it all began

Send in your skeletons
Sing as their bones go marching in again
They need you buried deep
The secrets that you keep are at the ready
Are you ready?
I’m finished making sense
Done pleading ignorance, that whole defense 
Spinning infinity, boy
The wheel is spinning me
It’s never-ending, never-ending
Same old story

What if I say I’m not like the others?
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays?
You’re the pretender
What if I say I will never surrender?
What if I say I’m not like the others?
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays?
You’re the pretender
What if I say that I’ll never surrender?

In time or so I’m told
I’m just another soul for sale, oh well
The page is out of print
We are not permanent, we’re
Temporary, temporary
Same old story

What if I say I’m not like the others?
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays?
You’re the pretender
What if I say I will never surrender?
What if I say I’m not like the others?
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays?
You’re the pretender
What if I say I will never surrender?

I’m the voice inside your head
You refuse to hear
I’m the face that you have to face
Mirroring your stare
I’m what’s left
I’m what’s right
I’m the enemy
I’m the hand that’ll take you down
Bring you to your knees 
So who are you?
Yeah, who are you?
Yeah, who are you?
Yeah, who are you?

Keep you in the dark
You know they all pretend

What if I say I’m not like the others? 
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays?
You’re the pretender
What if I say I will never surrender?
What if I say I’m not like the others?
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays?
You’re the pretender
What if I say I will never surrender?

What if I say I’m not like the others?
(Keep you in the dark)
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays?
(You know they all)
You’re the pretender
(Pretend)
What if I say I will never surrender?
What if I say I’m not like the others?
(Keep you in the dark)
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays?
(You know they all)
You’re the pretender
(Pretend)
What if I say I will never surrender?
So who are you?
Yeah, who are you?
Yeah, who are you?

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Sunday Reflections ~ 8/29/21

Somber Sunday

“The fallen service members returning Sunday to Dover are:

  • Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, 31, of Salt Lake City;
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, 25, of Lawrence, Mass.;
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, 23, of Sacramento, Calif.;
  • Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, Calif.;
  • Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan W. Page, 23, of Omaha;
  • Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, Ind.;
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, Texas;
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, 20, of St. Charles, Mo.;
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, 20, of Jackson, Wyo.;
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.;
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, of Norco, Calif.;
  • Navy Hospitalman Maxton W. Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio; and
  • Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss, 23, of Corryton, Tenn

Eleven of the members’ families chose to allow their transfers to be open to media coverage.”

Let the perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. ❤

Source NYT

#SLS ~ 8/29/21

Jim prompts us with Fraud, Hypocrite, Phony, Pretender, Snob suggested by Angie Trafford. Thanks Angie & Jim. I picked Fake It by Seether. Songwriters: John Stephen Humphrey / Shaun Morgan Welgemoed / Dale William Stewart. We played this song on a loop back in the day since it dared to have the eff word in it. More at the wiki I hope you enjoy!

Who’s to know if your soul will fade at all
The one you sold to fool the world
You lost your self-esteem along the way
Yeah

[Chorus:]
Good god you’re coming up with reasons
Good god you’re dragging it out
Good god it’s the changing of the seasons
I feel so raped
So follow me down
And just fake it if you’re out of direction
Fake it if you don’t belong here
Fake it if you feel like affection
Woah you’re such a fucking hypocrite

And you should know that the lies won’t hide your flaws
No sense in hiding all of yours
You gave up on your dreams along the way
Yeah

[Chorus]

Whoah
Whoah

I can fake with the best of anyone
I can fake with the best of em all
I can fake with the best of anyone
I can fake it all

Who’s to know if your soul will fade at all
The one you sold to fool the world
You lost your self-esteem along the way
Yeah

[Chorus]

Fake it if you’re out of direction
Fake it if you don’t belong here
Fake it if you feel like infection
Woah you’re such a fucking hypocrite

Sunday Reflections: A Week in Review ~ 8/29/21

What a noisy week. The new roof is on. We went with standing seam and with B working his magic, we got a really good deal. Half price in fact. The ‘brother in law’ deal from someone we’ve never met. But the friend of a friend we’ve known since he was a toddler so there is that.

I love the new look. The roof makes a pretty big difference with curb appeal. Now we have to decide if we want the impact resistant credit with the cosmetic damage waiver or to keep full coverage. Decisions, decisions. As much as I don’t want to waive anything, my pocketbook has ideas of its own. We are opting to keep the high deductible. I’d rather pay the contractor if when we need repairs than an insurance company just in case.

The week has been emotionally draining too despite the goodness. I’ve had to turn off the news. Not that I want to be uninformed but the sadness is overwhelming. Prayers and heartfelt gratitude go out to all those affected.

The roll call will be brief, then I’m going back to self care, lounging and reading.

Peace y’all. Until next time. Stay safe.

As always, more to come.