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" I don’t know what I am, but it claws and clutches at me as if I am worth reaching. "

- Richard Krause, from Epigrams (via adderalldust)

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"Down On The Corner", Brandi Carlile & The Lumineers, backstage.

A Creedence Clearwater Revival, Cover Song.

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Going from a driving song about (sexual / romantic / etherial) longing to a subdued song about suicide, following up with an upbeat Elton John piano tune, is a bold move. It’s doesn’t nullify the song’s power, but when you yank open an old wound like this, you want something hopeful and happy to follow it up. You can’t take the whole back half of the album into emo territory.

The song doesn’t explicitly tell the story, but uses snatches of phrases to spark memories; “a sharp turn and a sunburn,” antics and yearbooks, parties and snubs, these are nearly universally relatable. Terms referring to the suicide are similarly broad yet evocative.

The references to the narrator in first person start the song and run through it, but the last two lines are still unexpected, and maybe seem out of place to some listeners. Like the crisp and strangely martial drumline, they shouldn’t belong, but they fit all too well.

When I first heard “That Year,” it started by resonating in the typical ‘this is a sad song which gains power from the singer’s personal story’ way, which the video continues. The last two lines, though, jarred me to the point I physically reacted.

When I was younger, a friend of mine drowned. His death was my first experience with the loss of someone close to me, my first funeral, the first time I saw someone completely consumed with grief, the first time I felt death as more than an abstract concept, the first time I remember having nightmares. Almost every way I processed his death, almost every way I reacted to others affected by it, every feeling I had about those swimming with him at the time, every way it was explained to me (“maybe he was taken by God to teach someone else a lesson,” “maybe he died because of sin in his or someone else’s life”), can be summed up in those two lines.

I was angry, I was a Baptist, I was a daughter, I was wrong.  

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College be like



Housing: $2,980
Meal plan: $1,457
Books: $1,429
Enrollment: $983
Air: $3,274
Grass: $4,284
Sidewalk: $5,284
The sun: $3,381

FASFA BE LIKE : $14.78

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" If you’re dating a writer and they don’t write about you — whether it’s good or bad — then they don’t love you. They just don’t. Writers fall in love with the people we find inspiring. "

- Jamie Anne Royce (via wordsthat-speak)

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" How do we forgive ourselves for all of the things we did not become? "

- "14 Lines from Love Letters or Suicide Notes" by David ‘Doc’ Luben (via emoties)

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so apparently some guy goes around golf tournaments and shouts “mashed potatoes” after they tee off


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*forms a grind line with my girls in the club wearing light wash ripped hip-hugger flare jeans*

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If Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco, & My Chemical Romance are the emo trinity that means that FOB is emo Jesus because they died but rose again and MCR is the emo Holy Spirit because you don’t see them anymore but they live within us and PATD is God because they’ve always been there and never gone away

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is this how christian couples takes baths together

I don’t understand why it needs the gender colored lighting….

straight people need reassurance at every step in their lives

no homo couple’s bathtub

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" I hate when the ground between my feet is uneven
I hate feeling like there’s something to believe in "

- words I found while reading through my notebook #2 (via passingthroughascreendoor)

" It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on. "

- Nicholas Sparks (via ronr0narboleda)

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" After high school you realize you were only friends with some people because you saw them five times a week. "

" We live in an age where we feel guilt whenever we have to cut someone off but the reality is that some relationships do need to die, some people do need to be unfollowed and defriended. We aren’t meant to be this tethered to the people in our past. The Internet mandates that we don’t burn bridges and keep everyone around like relics but those expectations are unrealistic and unhealthy. Simply put, we don’t need to know what everyone else is up to. We’re allowed to be choosy about who we surround ourselves with online and in real life, even if it might hurt people’s feelings. "

- Ryan O’Connell, You Don’t Have To Be Friends With Everybody  (via arabarabarab)

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