7.4.09

Girl Like That (The Musical Tag)

I remember I was tagged by Nishi (and someone else too, though now I don't even remember who it was). Now, this tag happened some 8-9 months ago and me being the lazy-bum that I am never got down to actually doing it. One of the reasons being the fact that my computer would constantly keep crashing down all through last year which meant that I never really had any songs for the data was all lost (Yes, I never created a back-up). But now that I have some 4GB worth of music in my pc (and after a downloading marathon-167 songs in one day) I have decided to finally do this tag.
The rules of the game are pretty simple.
First of all, put your MP3 player/media player on shuffle.
For each question, press the next button for your answer.
You should write the song down, no matter what.

1. IF SOMEONE SAYS "IS THIS OKAY?", YOU SAY?


F. N. T.- Semisonic.  
I'm surprised that you've never been told before
That you're lovely and you're perfect
And that somebody wants you

I'm surprised that you've never been told before
That you're priceless yeah, you're holy
Even when you are not new.


Although I generally tell them the truth, I have a knack for saying it in a way that won’t really hurt anyone. The fact that I also have a knack for seeing the good in just about everyone and everything comes in quite handy! :-)

2. WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?

Wake Up- Lost Prophets
So are we lost or do we know 
Which direction we should go 
Sit around and wait for someone to take our hands and lead the way 

Cuz every day we're getting older 
And every day we all get colder 
We're sick of waiting for our answers 

Wake up, Wake up, Wake up, 
Yeah so tired of waiting, waiting for ourselves 
Wake up, Wake up, Wake up, 
Yeah so sick of waiting, for us to make a move


Well, this doesn’t really describe my personality but ‘tis quite true... In the sense that I do need to wake up. I am a procrastinator and it’s high time I l took things in my own hands.


3. WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?

In Bloom- Nirvana
He’s the one
Who likes all our pretty songs
And he likes to sing along
And he likes to shoot his gun
But he don't know what it means
don't know what it means


LOL! Although this is not what the song implies but I guess someone who is easy to get along with, someone who appreciates life and is humble (and a little lost too, perhaps. Don’t know why, but for some weird reason I like that!)

4. HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?

I’m ready- Bryan Adams
I'm Ready - To Love Ya 
I'm Ready - To Hold Ya 
I'm Ready - To Love Ya 
I'm Ready - To Hold Ya 
Ready as - I'm gonna be


Yes, I’m ready. Not for anything else, but for my exams that begin tomorrow. LOL.

5. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF YOUR LIFE?

Yes- Beyonce
Huh? Now this doesn’t make sense!
Do I get another chance?
Well, this is my tag... I, sure as hell, do!

Good Riddance- Greenday
Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go
So make the best of this test, and don't ask why
It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time

It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.


Yes, yes, this figures! The purpose of my life- to make the best out of it, to enjoy every moment, to live it to the fullest!


6. WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?

Knocking On Heaven’s Door- Guns and Roses

Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door

Again, although the song implies something else, this, for me, would mean a constant urge to move higher.  I don’t really have a motto but there are two that I generally remind myself of- 

‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’- The Olympic motto. It translates into ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’

'Solum Dum Prae Oculis'- It’s Latin and it means ‘Only God before Your Eyes’. Now, I’m not much of a religious person, in fact, I’m not at all religious. So, for me this motto translates into something like- “Only the goal before Your Eyes”... nothing else matters. Focus is important. 


7. WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?

Say Goodbye- Skillet

Things are changing 
It seems strange and 
I need to figure this out 
You've got your life 
I got mine 
But you're all I cared about 
Yesterday we were laughing 
Today I'm left here asking 
Where has all the time gone now 
I'm left alone somehow 
Growing up and getting older 
I don't want to believe it's over 


Well, I’m not one to desert my friends. I’ve been on the receiving end so many times in the past that I can’t even dream of doing that to anyone. I don’t really know what my friends think of me, but if they know me they would know that they’re the most important thing in my life. I cherish them all!


8. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR PARENTS?

Slow dancing in a burning room- John Mayer

It's not a silly little moment,
It's not the storm before the calm.
This is the deep and dying breath of
This love that we've been working on.

Can't seem to hold you like I want to
So I can feel you in my arms.
Nobody's gonna come and save you,
We pulled too many false alarms.

We're going down,
And you can see it too.
We're going down,
And you know that we're doomed.
My dear,
We're slow dancing in a burning room.


Again- fits in more than one ways. I cannot really explain, it’s too complicated

(I’m starting to get an eerie feeling now. This tag is weird. Somehow, all the songs seem to fit the questions (apart from that one exception, of course) and surprisingly, all the songs have a prophetic feel to them. They’re not just answering the questions but predicting the future. )


9. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?

All Good Things Come to an End- Nelly Furtado

Honestly, what will become of me?
I don't like reality
It's way too clear to me

But really life is dandy
We are what we don't see
We miss everything daydreaming

Flames to dust
Lovers to friends
Why do all good things come to an end?


Darn! Too perfect! Bull’s eye! Fits to the T! Now you know what I mean when I say this quiz is prophetic and that’s freaking me out. This song has inspired me in more ways than one. I think about it every so often. It has become a sort of an anthem for me and it had to answer this question. Even if I was deliberately picking up songs to answer these questions- this is the one song I would’ve picked! 


10. WHAT IS 2+2?

All Apologies- Nirvana

What else should I be?
All apologies.


LOL! Is that my playlist apologising for it doesn’t know the answer? Genius, ain’t it? LOL


11. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?

  Please Forgive Me- Bryan Adams

  So If you're feelin' lonely.. don't 
  You're the only one I'd ever want 
  I only wanna make it good 
  So if I love ya a little more than I should


It says it all, doesn’t it? I don’t have one best friend... don’t really believe in that concept. For me, there are friends and acquaintances... if you’re a friend, then you’re the most important thing in my life. Period.


12. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?

Bryan Adams- Cloud Number Nine

  And the moon is out and the stars are bright 
  And whatever comes s'gonna be alright 
  Cause tonight you will be mine - up on cloud number nine 
  And there ain't no place that i'd rather be 
  And we can't go back but you're here with me 
  Yeah, the weather is really fine - up on cloud number nine


  Ahem ahem! I refrain from saying anything more. *wink*


13. WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?

My World- Sick Puppies

So here I am again. 
In the middle of the end.
And the trust I wish I'd made
I always make too late

Welcome to my world
Where everyone I ever need always ends up leaving me alone.
I know that yes it burns
And I'm drowning in the ashes
Kicking
Screaming
Welcome to my world


Crap! Scarily accurate, yet again! My life, so far has been one hell of a ride and that’s all I’m willing to divulge


14. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?

For Sure- Lost Prophets

If I can walk 1000 miles a day i try
To do it cos I don't know if u really say
I think I saw the sky tonight
Pushing through it feels alright
And I just don't know who I want to be



At times I think that all I need is summer sun
Burning in my eyes and breaking through the trees
At times I feel my place is empty
It looks as though I never met me
But my smile does only show one side of me


True! I just don’t know who or what I want to be, yet. Maybe, someday I’ll figure it out. 


15. WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?

A Thousand Apologies- Lost Prophets

SO AFRAID!
Thoughts come my way,
LOSE IT ALL!
But it was nothing anyway,
WHAT'S DONE IS DONE!
And I know I'll be saved, 
In time you will,
SO MOVE ON!
God said he'd help me through


I’ve done what I could. Now, all I can do is to wait for results.


16. WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?

Irreplaceable- Beyonce

You must not know 'bout me
You must not know 'bout me
I could have another you by tomorrow
So won't you ever for a second get to thinkin'
You're irreplaceable


ROFLMAO! Not one day passes when my parents don’t express their wish to trade me for anyone else! (Although, I know they don’t really mean it but I know they always wish I was something else- a little better, perhaps.)Hahahaha. This one was really funny.

17. WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?

Ride- Lost Prophets

With you it's never good enough
Because you want the stuff
That could change your future
You're lost amongst a sea of chance
And now the more you dance
Just gets you sinking deeper

Its ok don't apologize
You don't know what you're striving for
And you never seem to try
It's too early, don't live your lie
Keep on moving, it's time to


Ride, ride, ride, now it's time to ride, ride, ride

I can’t dance to this song (ever!) but this song will be definitely played on my wedding (if there is one). For sure!

18. WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?

Like You’ll Never See Me Again- Alicia Keys

If I had no more time
No more time left to be here
Would you cherish what we had?
Was it everything that you were looking for?
If I couldn't feel your touch
And no longer were you with me
I'd be wishing you were here
To be everything that I'd be looking for
I don't wanna forget the present is a gift
And I don't wanna take for granted the time you may have here with me
'Cause Lord only knows another day is not really guaranteed


So every time you hold me
Hold me like this is the last time
Every time you kiss me
Kiss me like you'll never see me again
Every time you touch me
Touch me like this is the last time
Promise that you'll love me
Love me like you'll never see me again


I guess this should be played before the funeral rather than at it! But, nonetheless, it’s a good reminder that nothing is eternal, nothing stays forever... so make the most of what you have for you never know, kya pata- kal ho naa ho!


19. WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?

Stop Crying Your Heart Out- Oasis

Cos all of the stars are fading away 
Just try not to worry you'll see them some day 
Take what you need and be on your way 
And stop crying your heart out

Erm, ‘counselling’ is not really my idea of a hobby or interest but yes, I cannot see someone in pain or in trouble. I’ll do anything to help them out, no matter what it takes. As far as my hobbies are concerned although writing, reading , blogging, singing and visiting historical monuments are some of the usually mentioned things... what I actually love is- daydreaming! 


20. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?

Embryonic Journey- Jefferson Airplane

Hahahahaha! It’s an instrumental. No lyrics! So, my biggest secret is also the best kept secret and the best part- it remains a secret!

21. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?

Sach Keh Raha Hai Diwana Dil- RHTDM

So, am I trying to advise them or what? This is a weird song. Yes, there have been betrayals and backstabbing in the past but who cares! I have an awesome bunch of friends and I love them all!

22. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOURSELF?

Some Broken Hearts Will Never Mend- Don Williams

Some broken hearts never mend,
Some memories never end,
Some tears will never dry,
My love for you will never die

Lots of people like rainbows. Children make wishes on them, artists paint them, dreamers chase them, but I am ahead of everybody. I live on one. What's more, I've taken it apart and examined it, piece by piece, colour by colour, and I still believe in it. It isn't easy to believe in something after you know what it's really like, but I am essentially a realist, even though my address is tomorrow, with a wild-blue-yonder zip code. Basically, what I'm trying to say is that I'm a dreamer. I live in a world of my own and yet I'm always real. It’s kind of contradictory but not really. 
I'm susceptible to sudden flashes of inspiration, and my intuition is remarkable (Yes, I know it sounds as if I'm gloating ... but it's all true). My judgment may not seem sound or practical at first, because I see months and years ahead. I live in tomorrow. What I say will come true, perhaps after many delays and troubles, but it will come true (Yes it will, no matter what). You can safely say- "She's a little bit magic."
LOL! I can be such a narcissist! I love myself and I love life! (Considering I’m also a pseudo-suicidal freak, this sounds contradictory again, right? Perfect! You’ve now got the gist of what I think of myself.)

23. WHAT WILL YOU NAME YOUR POST?

Girl Like That- Matchbox 20

Well you got to think with a girl like that 
Any love is better than nothing 
It's better than nothing 
You got to think, with a girl like that 
Any love at all, is better than nothing 
It's better than nothing 
Yeah she drags you down and she pulls you up 
She pulls you up 
Says that she's sorry now but it's not enough 
To pull you up 
She's sorry


Quite, quite apt. Yes, ‘Girl Like That’ suits this post (especially after the last answer!)


24. WHAT SONG ARE YOU? 

Rise Today- Alterbridge

The wind is blowing cold
Have we lost our way tonight?
Have we lost our hope to sorrow?

Feels like we're all alone
Running further from what's right
And there are no more heroes to follow

So what are we becoming?
Where did we go wrong?

Yeah, oh yeah
I want to rise today
And change this world

Yeah, oh yeah
Oh, won't you rise today
And change this world


Yay Yay! Yes, I want to rise today and change this world!

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Author’s note: I loved the tag and I’m glad I didn’t do it before. Some things are just meant to be! :-)

P.S.: I didn't cheat at all! Except that one question where the song wouldn't make sense and I even mentioned it. 

Tag-time: I'd like to tag some of new blog buddies (that is to say if they haven't done it already)- Aniket, Amritorupa (have I spelt it correctly?), Prianca, Anubhav (Yes, Anubhav... another step ahead towards your teenagerisation; I want to see you do this!) Aakash, Sandi ('cause otherwise he'll never update his blog) and Rhea (She's back! Woohoo!)

11 comments:

Little Girl Lost said...

1. I LOVED your playlist. If you have these songs in your player then we have a lot in common babe.
2. its amazing that you didnt cheat, because some songs were just so funnily appropriate.
3. i could tell you had a whale of a time doing this tag. that made me very happy.
4. yayyyy! another tag! yayyy!! just when i was getting bloggers block.
5. its amritorupa. with a 'o' in the middle:)

Creation said...

@ Amritorupa

1) LOL! Yup. Of course I ahve all these songs... though they're in my cell phone. I don't have a player. Found it stupid to ask for one when my cell gave me the freedom to listen to all the music I wanted to. Btw, the playlist is titled 'this is me'. ;-)
2) I know!!! But seriously. I didn't cheat. Not even in one place!!
3) For some reason, I've been very happy since the past few days... i just keep laughing randomly..
and it's crazy. The other day, my mum made some toast.. I picked it up.. looked at it.. and then I was like.. "toast.. hahahaha". The mum looked at me with an expression that spelt UTTER HORROR. (She thinks I need to see a therapist asap.)
4) Good... I'm glad atleast somebody's gonna do it.
5) My bad. Bengali, eh?

Thank you for visiting.
Take care.
Cheers!

Aniket said...

Did I just read that you have your exams from tomm.??

And did I also just read a hellua long post that just proved you had loadsa time at your hands?

Sincerely... all the best for your exams.... I think you're gonna need it! lolzz


As for the Tag. Pick up the top 100 guitar solos collection and put them down serially, you'll have all my answers and they won't fit at all!!!

Creation said...

@ Aniket

Yup... the exams start from tomorrow.. thanks for the wishes.. you bet I need them!

And did you just complete the tag without even getting down to doing it?
;-)

The Wanderer said...

Thats one helluva playlist!

Creation said...

@ Nishi

LOL! That's just a glimpse...

shash said...

Wow!! given that u dint really cheat and thats an absolute given, must say, too many songs in there that fit the qs! must be ur good day!:-)

Creation said...

@ Shash

Either that or the fact that I'm a literature student and used to fitting quotes from just about anywhere in any context to suit my needs! :-P

shash said...

hahaha,
the credit then, must be given for clever interpretation than cool coincidences! or a mix of both! u fix the ratio...

Creation said...

@ Shash

Well, let's just settle for a fair 50-50 as of now. :-)

ShantanuDas said...

I too liked this different kind of tag.. but would never like to do it.. too much pain to write down a song as I am hearing it..! nah baby.. pls do not tag me ever.. with these.. i will die !!

& btw "Toast.. haha!!" ? hmm.. how sweet!!!