Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Looking for Angels



Going through this life looking for angels
People passing by looking for angels

Walk this world alone try to stay on my feet

Sometimes crawl, fall, but I stand up cause I'm afraid to sleep
And open my eyes to a new day, with all new problems, and all new pain
All the faces are filled with so much anger
Losing our dignity and hope from fear of danger
After all the wars, after settling the scores, at the break of dawn we will be deaf to the answers

There's so much bigotry, misunderstanding and fear
With eyes squinted and fists clinched we reach out for what is dear
We want it we want
We want a reason to live
We're on a pilgrimage
A crusade for hope
Cause in our hearts and minds and souls we know
We need it we need
We need more than this

[Chorus:]
Going through this life looking for angels
People passing by looking for angels

Walking down the streets looking for angels
Everyone I meet looking for angels

So many nations with so many hungry people
So many homeless scrounging around for dirty needles
On the rise, teen suicide, when we will realize
we've been desensitized by the lies of the world
We're oppressed and impressed by the greedy
Whose hands squeeze the life out of the needy
When will we learn that wars, threats, and regrets are the cause and effect of living in fear

Who can help protect the innocence of our children
Stolen on the internet with images they can't forget
We want it we want
We want a reason to live
We represent a generation that wants to turn back a nation
To let love be our light and salvation
We need it we need
We need more than this

[Repeat Chorus]

I became a savior to some kids I'll never meet
Sent a check in the mail to buy them something to eat
What will you do to make a difference, to make a change?

What will you do to help someone along the way?
Just a touch, a smile as you turn the other cheek
Pray for your enemies, humble yourself, love's staring back at me
In the midst of the most painful faces
Angels show up in the strangest of places

[Chorus x3]

This song speaks to me on so many levels.I know you'll be tempted to just skip over the video and lyrics, but I really wish that everyone would listen to the song and read the lyrics ('cuz it's kind of hard to hear what he's saying).

In other news, Angel came over last night (as I mentioned). At 10:30 she decided that she wanted brownies... And of course, we didn't have any mix, so we had to make them from scratch. >_> Took over an hour. During that time we talked about everything from how America really isn't a democracy to how weird it would be to date a flabby guy. (xD)
When the brownies came out, they were really gooey ("I've always wanted brownie soup!"), so Angel put them back in the turned-off oven. We didn't have any last night, but we did this morning. They're really hard and chewey. >_<

This afternoon we licked nine-volt batteries.
Then Angel wanted angel food cake.
Later, she watched TV while I played Mabinogi for a bit, then I drew while she read.

I drew these characters I created. I'm having a lot of fun with them! If you ask me, the most important part of a story is its characters.
There's Erica, whose parents want her to be perfect, and she can't stand to let them down.

There's Amica, Erica's fun-loving rebellious older sister who attends a local community college.

There's Andii, Erica's best friend. I'm not too sure on her personality yet, but every Friday she asks Erica to go out with her and some friends. Erica always declines.

There's Fox and Cyan, who are twins (boys). Fox plays basketball and has a crush on Andii. Cyan draws and... Not sure what else, yet. They both are pretty outgoing, not into partying but like to do stuff with their friends. (They're friends with Andii and Erica.)

And then, of course, there's Timothy. Silent. An outcast. He appears to think he's better than everyone else, or at least that's what his classmates say. Very few people have actually heard the sound of his voice.


Whoops. I'm sorry. It's just that I've had so much fun creating these characters, I had to get them out there! But the plot of the story will never be revealed! Drawings, however, will be. I'll probably upload a group picture later.

So now the question is: Read Tsubasa online, watch Loveless, or play Mabinogi? Or should I just take a shower or draw?
Gah.

9 comments:

Donald said...

Mmm borwnie goo..... jk, and you licked nine-volt batteries?? Im not even going to ask....

pop*POLKA said...

LAWL
The same thing happened to my brownies!

teh.sparkle.magpie...* said...

I had brownies today...thay were nice.

I feel your pain; should I draw some weird thingy, or actually write soemthing my friend's been badgering me about for ages? Decisions, decisions...

Ink said...

Oh Courtney I LOVE what you've done with the blog!!! its amaaazing!!
=D

and btw, I LOVE that song, Skillet is an amazing band. I've seen them three times in concert.
XD

so what's new?

XxInk

Seventeen said...

Everyone comments about the brownies. XDD
Ink! Hullo! Thank you so much!
Seriously? You saw Skillet three times? I'm so jealous! They never come anywhere near me. And as for what's new, um... Hold on, gimme a minute... >_> I just finished an amazing volume of an amazing manga ten minutes ago, does that count?! (laugh) So, yeah, not really anything. I want to get a second hole in my ear. (random)
Anything new with you?
(I did not expect to get a comment from you tonight!)

Ink said...

yeah, =D they're at a lot of the festivals and concerts that I go to...


oooh ghow was the manga?

and haha so when are you planning on getting the "second hole"?

ummmm... not a whole lot, my bestie is grounded for spring break.. so that sucks.
and idk, there's lots of the usual stuff going on.
=D

well I hope getting that unexpected comment made you happy.
=D

XxInk

Seventeen said...

Second hole... Why did I call it that? >_> Second hole in my left year, I guess. And I did it today! I <3 it, I can't wait until I can get a cool hoop from Hot Topic. :D

The manga I read was Monster... It is awesome! O_O (laugh) Seriously. It starts out slow, and eventually it starts going out to different characters, which doesn't seem to make any sense... But by volume 7, almost everything is connected! Really, I'm having problems keeping it all straight!
That sucks about your bestie. =(
And yeah, the unexpected comment definitely made me happy! ^^

Ink said...

oooh that's great! I'm so happy f or you!
haha yeah Hot Topic will have something amazing for you to get. =]

haha yeah I can understand that with the whole book thing. =D

so question.
Edward or Jacob?

XxInk

Seventeen said...

Neither. Eric!
(lol, jk. I can't stand Twilight. >_>)