“The sun lays low on a solemn city
All I see is sexual red
The last rays burst through between the train cars
And shine directly on my head

So come and find me in this moment
And expose a passionate man for what he is

We’ll cut loose our gold
Cause we need fire
And only kindling can buy it
Wildness is our treasure
So boldly surrender
To me and to the night

On the lash
And lashing out
It’s evil’s sway tonight


A candle’s pulse is no companion
When all you see is sexual red
You burn away your dreams inside a journal
And leave those primal words unsaid

I’ll run to find you in this moment
And expose a passionate woman for what she is

We’ll cut loose our gold
Cause we need fire
And only kindling can buy it
Wildness is our treasure
So boldly surrender
To me and to the night

On the lash
And lashing out
It’s evil’s sway tonight”

~Evil’s Sway 
Japandroids, Celebration Rock

Doesn’t this song just make you want to live faster? Make you want to give in to temptations hidden somewhere deep in your ribs? Tough, thrashing, raw, everything about this song screams wild, yet stings of vulnerability.

So tired of realizing, oh, yes, everyone *is* a coward. In fact, the only man I ever loved who proved to me that he could stand up for what he believed in, is written off by the world.

What does that tell you about our society’s priorities, and the insecure paranoia of the weak to control?

I may be insecure, and paranoid, but I’m not weak. You don’t have to know me well to see that.

I know better than to mistake vulnerable for weak, and yet the world remains guarded. But I’ve learned to know better than interpret rebellious moments as conviction, so I say take it where you can get it.

Sidenote: I read some archives on this blog over the weekend. Nine times out of 10 in 2008-2009 I wrote about nonsense, but every now and then, I surprised myself. Then again, 2010-2012 has had a fair share of nonsense, too.