Tuesday, January 1, 2008

hallelujah :: paramore

first of all, my apologies for the late posting. i was partying the new year up in NYC and haven't been near a computer since 2007 :)

i'd like to take this blog posting and start it off on a really upbeat, positive...optimistic, if you will, note. the past few weeks have been really crazy and a lot of things have happened...actually, that's the way it's been for the entire year of 2007. yet, despite whatever happens, things always seem to work out the way they're supposed to. that's what this song is about....that and hanging onto that feeling of relief, excitement, anticipation...

anyway, paramore is one of those bands that i have really gotten into in the last month for various reasons. they are really rockin! i really want to see them play live because their music is so full of energy, and that's what i feel when i'm just listening to them, so i can only imagine how great a live show would be, right? this song, hallelujah, is off of their sophomore album 'riot!' which is also a recent favorite of mine. there are many reasons for this past year for me to be screaming "hallelujah"...here are the highlights and some future anticipations:

-finishing my first year of my master's degree
-getting to michfest for the 3rd time in a row
-passing my comprehensive exams for my master's degree
-figuring out a sweet research project for my master's degree
-reconnecting with old friends i lost touch with
-connecting with new friends that have proved to be immensely amazing (that's right, immensely amazing!)
-finding a much more different place to live that is much more better :)

-finishing my thesis and hopefully getting a couple of articles to publish out of it
-presenting at a conference or two to get some other experiences in academia
-finishing my last year of my master's degree and getting to put a couple more letters after my name
-taking a break from academia and finding a "real" person job
-kicking some ass in indoor/outdoor kickball and mayhaps softball this summer
-thoroughly enjoying my new home w/my new roommate
-witnessing the most radical presidential election in the U.S...

so, with that, i'll stop here and just give a huge shout out to 2008 with this song! i really think this year is gonna be a really good one :)

for the official video:

for a rockin live video:


Somehow everything's gonna fall right into place,
If we only had a way to make it all fall faster everyday.
If only time flew like a dove,
We're gonna make it fly faster than I'm falling in love.

This time we're not giving up,
Let's make it last forever,
Screaming "Hallelujah".
We'll make it last forever.

Holding onto patience, wearing thin,
I can't force these eyes to see the end.
If only time flew like a dove,
Well we could watch it fly, and just keep looking up.

This time we're not giving up,
Let's make it last forever,
Screaming "Hallelujah".
We'll make it last forever.

And we've got time on our hands.
[And we've got time]
Got nothing but time on our hands.
Got nothing but, got nothing but.
[And we've got time]
Got nothing but time on our hands.

This time we're not giving up,
Oh, let's make it last forever,
Screaming "Hallelujah".


Hello, my name is Kim Christensen. said...

What a year you've had, and what a year 2008 will be - way to go Megg-o! You rock! Isn't it great when you find a song that represents what you are going through now and looking forward to in the future?

.:m-e-g-g-o:. said...

yeah!!! finally, right? finally something good to write about :)

i have been enjoying your posts thoroughly...they make me smile and start to imagine other possibilities...i'm so happy you're on our team :)