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Look Up

Is technology making us lonelier than we ever have been before?

This is a video written and narrated by Gary Turk that has quickly reached 20 million views You Tube within 1 week of posting.

Without the help of social media Gary’s message would not be heard by many of us. A message that makes us realise there could be opportunities missed by relying on technology too much.

Technology and social media is part of our everyday lives. Communication is so much easier when we are connected online. We use it to keep in touch with loved ones inter-state or overseas. Smart phone apps allows us to socialise easier when it comes to organising catch-up with friends, decide on a meeting spot or the next restaurant to eat at.

We have access to information at our fingertips and we can search things up without having to ask anybody for the answers. Perhaps lost without access to data and Google maps to tell us where to go.

However, it’s true, as we silently stare into a screen, poke and swipe at it – we are spending the time alone and doing it in isolation. Technology does play a big part in our everyday lives, but don’t be deluded that you are ‘connecting’ with people this way.

Maybe it is time to ‘Look Up’ and see what’s around you.

Day Too Soon – SIA

Pick me up in your arms
Carry me away from harm
You’re never gonna put me down

I know you’re just one good man
You’ll tire before we see land
You’re never gonna put me down

I’ve been running all my life
I ran away, I ran away from good
Yeah, I’ve been waiting all my life
You’re not a day, you’re not a day too soon

Honey, I will stitch you
Darling, I will fit you in my heart
Honey, I will meet you
Darling, I will keep you in my heart

You’ll risk all this for just a kiss
I promise I will not resist
Promise you won’t hold me down

And when we reach a good place
Let’s be sure to leave no trace
Promise they won’t track us down

Now I’ve been running all my life
I ran away, I ran away from good
Yeah, I’ve been waiting all my life
You’re not a day, you’re not a day too soon

Honey, I will stitch you
Darling, I will feel you in my heart
Honey, I will meet you
Darling, I will keep you in my heart

I’ve been running all my life
I ran away, I ran away from good
Yeah, I’ve been waiting all my life
You’re not a day, you’re not a day too soon

Honey, I will stitch you
Darling, I will feel you in my heart
Honey, I will meet you
Darling, I will keep you in my heart

Honey, I will stitch you
Darling, I will feel you in my heart
Honey, I will meet you
Darling, I will keep you in my heart

Honey, I will stitch you
Darling, I will feel you in my heart
Honey, I will meet you

Songwriters
Furler, Sia / Dixon, Samuel Ronald

Say it Again – Natalie Bedingfield

No need to translate ’cause my eyes give me away
Even though my lips don’t say
Should be so easy but my head gets in the way
All the things that I wanna tell you

You’re the most perfect, yet
Most definitely that I’ve met
And I wonder if you know that’s how I feel about you
I hope you know

‘Cause I have so much love for you
Do with it what you will
And I have nothing more to prove
Say to me what you will, say, say it again

Not enough lovers in life to go around
But there’s you and there’s me, if we don’t start it out
It’s not hard to let go, enough to let me in
If it’s meant to be, it can only be good

You’re the most perfect fit
Most definitely that I’ve met
And I hope that you feel the same way too
About me, just let me know

‘Cause I have so much love for you
Do with it what you will, oh yeah
And I have nothing more to prove
Say to me what you will, say, say it again

(Can you take it?)
Can you take it from me?
(Can you take it?)
If I give, can you receive?
(Can you take it, can you take it?)

I’m reaching out
(Can you take it?)
Giving everything
(Will you take it?)

I give you my heart
Give you my soul
I give you it all

‘Cause I have so much love for you
Do with it what you will
And I have nothing more to prove
Say to me what you will, say, say it again

‘Cause I have so much love for you
Do with it what you will
And I have nothing more to prove
Say to me what you will, say, say it again

Songwriters
LEVINE, ADAM / BEDINGFIELD, NATASHA ANNE / ELIZONDO, MICHAEL A.

Walt Grace – John Mayer

This song gives me goosebumps. So good. So sad.

“Walt Grace’s Submarine Test, January 1967”

Walt Grace, desperately hating his old place
Dreamed to discover a new space and buried himself alive
Inside his basement
The tongue on the side of his face meant
He’s working away on displacement
And what it would take to survive

‘Cause when you’re done with this world
You know the next is up to you

And his wife told his kids he was crazy
And his friends said he’d fail if he tried
But with the will to work hard and a library card
He took a homemade, fan blade, one-man submarine ride

That morning the sea was mad and I mean it
Waves as big as he’d seen it deep in his dreams at home
From dry land, he rolled it over to wet sand
Closed the hatch up with one hand
And pedaled off alone

‘Cause when you’re done with this world
You know the next is up to you

And for once in his life, it was quiet
As he learned how to turn in the tide
And the sky was aflare when he came up for air
In his homemade, fan blade, one-man submarine ride

One evening, when weeks had passed since his leaving
The call she planned on receiving finally made it home
She accepted the news she never expected
The operator connected the call from Tokyo
‘Cause when you’re done with this world
You know the next is up to you

Now his friends bring him up when they’re drinking
At the bar with his name on the side
And they smile when they can, as they speak of the man
Who took a homemade, fan blade, one-man submarine ride

An Amazing Girl

Such a beautiful girl.

The Short version:

The Long version:

“Because You Loved Me”

For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I’ll be forever thankful baby
You’re the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You’re the one who saw me through through it all

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
You gave me faith ‘coz you believed
I’m everything I am
Because you loved me

You gave me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand I could touch the sky
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
You said no star was out of reach
You stood by me and I stood tall
I had your love I had it all
I’m grateful for each day you gave me
Maybe I don’t know that much
But I know this much is true
I was blessed because I was loved by you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
You gave me faith ‘coz you believed
I’m everything I am
Because you loved me

You were always there for me
The tender wind that carried me
A light in the dark shining your love into my life
You’ve been my inspiration
Through the lies you were the truth
My world is a better place because of you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
You gave me faith ‘coz you believed
I’m everything I am
Because you loved me

I’m everything I am
Because you loved me

Cry – Rihanna

This song is a lot easier to listen to after getting over the past. Love RiRi ~~

okay

I’m not the type to get my heart broken
I’m not the type to get upset and cry
’cause I never leave my heart open
Never hurts me to say goodbye
Relationships don’t get deep to me
Never got the whole in love thing
And someone can say they love me truly
But at the time it didn’t mean a thing

[Chorus:]
My mind is gone, I’m spinning round
And deep inside, my tears I’ll drown
I’m losing grip, what’s happening
I stray from love, this is how I feel
This time was different
Felt like, I was just a victim
And it cut me like a knife
When you walked out of my life
Now I’m, in this condition
And I’ve, got all the symptoms
Of a girl with a broken heart
But no matter what you’ll never see me cry

Did it happen when we first kissed?
’cause it’s hurting me to let it go
Maybe ’cause we spent so much time
And I know that it’s no more
I should’ve never let you hold me baby
Maybe why I’m sad to see us apart
I didn’t give to you on purpose
Can’t figure out how you stole my heart

[Chorus]

How did I get here with you, I’ll never know?
I never meant to let it get so, personal
And after all I tried to do, to stay away from loving you
I’m broken hearted, I can’t let you know
And I won’t let it show
You won’t see me cry

[x2]
This time was different
Felt like, I was just a victim
And it cut me like a knife
When you walked out of my life
Now I’m, in this condition
And I’ve, got all the symptoms
Of a girl with a broken heart
But no matter what you’ll never see me cry

All my life…