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Evening GREYsessed readers, I am here relaxing at Deep Creek Lake with the family. having a great time but find myself drifting off into Christian Grey Land. Does this happen to you all? I find myself sneaking in a page or two of Fifty Shades just for my “fix”. Did you all read the latest blog, “Driving Me Crazy?” That was a fun one to write, thanks twitter buds for your inspiration! My next story will be a continuation of that story. But first I wanted to do a little bit on what I think is the BEST song for the Fifty Shades soundtrack. I know a lot of songs have been talked about via Facebook and twitter, but I can’t remember if this one’s been mentioned. I am totally in love with this song. Here it is, along with a few others I love. And to Ms James, as always I am thankful for your beautiful yet hot kinky story that has all of us GREYsessed! Looking forward to casting (biting nails, Dr Flynn on call, mourning outfit laid out). And I’ll say it again, I am fully available for any assistance on the movie set. I can make nutella cupcakes like nobody’s business;) As the song goes, “so call me, maybe?”  love to you and all my loyal readers! love & laters©, Michele ps..thanks to my BFF Kelly for this one xo

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ANA BEGINS, by Counting Crows

My friend assures me, “It’s all or nothing.”
I am not worried, I am not overly concerned.
My friend implores me, “For one time only,
Make an exception.” I am not worried.
Wrap her up in a package of lies,
Send her off to a coconut island.
I am not worried, I am not overly concerned with the status of my emotions.
“Oh,” she says, “you’re changing.”
We’re always changing…

It does not bother me to say this isn’t love.
Because if you don’t want to talk about it then it isn’t love.
And I guess I’m gonna have to live with that.
But I’m sure there’s something in a SHADE OF GREY
Or something in between,
And I can always change my name
If that’s what you mean.

My friend assures me, “It’s all or nothing.”
But I am not really worried, I am not overly concerned.
You try to tell yourself the things you try to tell yourself
To make yourself forget. To make yourself forget. I am not worried.
“If it’s love,” she said, “then we’re gonna have to think about the consequences.”
But she can’t stop shaking and I can’t stop touching her and…

This time when kindness falls like rain
It washes her away. And ANA begins to change her mind.
“These seconds when I’m shaking leave me shuddering for days,” she says.
And I’m not ready for this sort of thing.

But I’m not gonna break and I’m not gonna worry about it anymore.
I’m not gonna bend, and I’m not gonna break. And I’m not going to worry about it anymore.
It seems like I should say, “As long as this is love…”
But it’s not all that easy, so maybe I should
Snap her up in a butterfly net and pin her down on a photograph album.
I am not worried cuz I’ve done this sort of thing before.
But then I start to think about the consequences,
And I don’t get no sleep in a quiet room and…

This time when kindness falls like rain
It washes me away. And ANA begins to change my mind.
And everytime she sneezes I believe it’s love and,
Oh lord, I’m not ready for this sort of thing.

She’s talking in her sleep.
It’s keeping me awake. And ANA begins to toss and turn.
And every word is nonsense but I understand and,
Oh lord, I’m not ready for this sort of thing.

Her kindness bangs a gong,
It’s moving me along. And ANA begins to fade away.
It’s chasing me away. She disappears, and
Oh lord, I’m not ready for this sort of thing.
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***OMG~is that not perfection? It even mentions shades of grey! I love the tone and emotion of this song! I totally see it in a scene where Christian is starting to come undone in his fifty shades of fucked up and feel the presence of Ana in his life. The shifting of their relationship and how he’s effected. Perhaps him looking out into the Seattle skyline from the Escala, as we see flashbacks of their different encounters and interactions thus far. What are your thoughts?

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Another song I’m sure you’ve all heard by now is Dark Side, by Kelly Clarkson. I think that it’s also a perfect Christian song. Raw and emotional, and very relatable. We all have our own version of a dark side, right? And haven’t we all had a moment in time when we were afraid of showing our true selves in fear of rejection? I think that’s why despite Christian’s fifty shades of fucked up, we still empathize and find ourselves rooting for him. Because deep down, we all want to be loved and accepted, dark side and all.

DARK SIDE, by Kelly Clarkson

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