Can You Guess the Artist and Song?

Jour et Nuit

I decided to create a poem using only the lyrics from various songs. This is about my experience with eye cancer, breast cancer, people telling me what to do and how to do it, my husband being deployed during all this, and dealing with the possibility of more health problems. I will post under the poem who the artists and songs are, so after you are done guessing, scroll down. Each song is separated by a space. There are five artists total with various songs from each.

MY CANCER JOURNEY

Suddenly something has happened to me
As I was having my cup of tea
Suddenly I was feeling depressed
I was utterly and totally stressed

I’m not ready for this,
Though I thought I would be.
I can’t see the future,
Though I thought I could see.

The world has changed or I’ve changed in a wa-ay.
I try to remain, I’m trying not to go insa-ane.

All my plans fell through my hands,
They fell through my hands on me.
All my dreams it suddenly seems,
It suddenly seems,
Empty

But you’re gonna have to hold on. You’re gonna have to hold on,
You’re gonna have to hold on, hold on, hold on.

You’re spinning me around,
My feet are off the ground.
I dunno where I stand.

Sittin’ in an armchair,
With my head between my hands;
I wouldn’t have to feel like this
If you’d only understand

So to hell with what you’re thinking,
And to hell with your narrow mind,
You’re so distracted from the real thing

Understand the things I say, don’t turn away from me,
Understand what I’ve become, it wasn’t my design.

Hey! Wait!
I’ve got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice

La, la, you got to say it if you want to,
But you won’t change me.

But everything changes in time,
And the answers are not always fair.

And I cried so hard, The ridiculous thoughts, oh.

Pink ribbon scars
That never forget
I tried so hard
To cleanse these regrets
My angel wings
Were bruised and restrained

Oh, my life is changing everyday,
In every possible way.

I never worry
Now that is a lie
I don’t ever want to feel
Like I did that day
Take me to the place I love
Take me all the way

Distill the life that’s inside of me
I’m anemic royalty
I’m so tired I can’t sleep

Lying in my bed again,
And I cry ’cause you’re not here.

My love
I send this smile over to you

I focus on the pain
The only thing that’s real

And the thing that freaks me out
Is I’ll always be in doubt

I can’t take this anymore.
I decided to leave,
Walked out through the door.

Can’t wait for tomorrow
I might not have that long
I’ll tear my heart out

Lesson learned
Wish me luck
Soothe the burn
Wake me up

 

All the above is from songs by the following artists (in the same order):

The Cranberries: Animal Instinct
The Cranberries: I Still Do
The Cranberries: I’m Still Remembering
The Cranberries: Empty
The Cranberries: Ridiculous Thoughts
The Cranberries: Sunday
The Cranberries: Wanted
The Cranberries: Free To Decide
The Cranberries: Ode To My Family
Nirvana: Heart Shaped Box
The Cranberries: Pretty
The Cranberries: Cordell
The Cranberries: Ridiculous Thoughts
Smashing Pumpkins: Today
The Cranberries: Dreams
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Under The Bridge
Nirvana: Pennyroyal Tea
The Cranberries: I Can’t Be With You
Smashing Pumpkins: Disarm
Johnny Cash: Hurt
The Cranberries: Animal Instinct
The Cranberries: Put Me Down
Smashing Pumpkins: Today
Nirvana: Dumb

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