all good things

by Valli

I am constantly trying to simplify the seemingly complicated things in my life. Endlessly I try to break things down into easy to swallow bite-sized chunks, but that doesn’t seem to work.

There are things that I would love to do with my life but they seem so out of reach. I’ve thought about a bunch of things. Everything from blogging full-time to becoming a preschool teacher. But it comes down to not wanting to have to change my lifestyle drastically. I love living on my own, even if my current apartment annoys me. The thought of living with my mom just because freaks me out, there has to be a good reason for it, it has to be a means to an end (and the end has to be close in sight).

I’ve suddenly felt very alone at home. I don’t know what it is… Knowing that my whole thing with Matt is now completely over I think adds to the overall feeling of loneliness that I’ve been sitting in as of late. I know logically that the whole thing is totally pointless and that I should never put anymore thought into it but because it’s the last shred of any kind of relationship that I’ve got to cling to, I cling to it. But no more. With this entry I am getting out every single song lyric that I’ve been singing to for these past few weeks with such conviction you’d think I’d wrote the damn things myself. These are excerpts by the way, not the full songs.

All Good Things by Mandy Moore (Wild Hope CD)

Lost inside of my head
Empty side of the bed
I fill this place without you
I keep pushing the blues
‘Cause I don’t wanna lose
What I loved about you

All good things
I wish you
All good things
Come to an end
All good things
I wish you well

I could think of a million ways
You proved you weren’t the one for me
To live inside of your shades of grey
And never mind the sunshine that I’ll find

Latest Mistake by Mandy Moore (Wild Hope CD)

‘Cause I wanted you the first time
And I loved you from the second
And I don’t know how that ever goes away
As far as I can tell
You’re really good at talking
So I think its time you let me know

I’m just your latest mistake

I wonder what will make you happy
I wonder what you’ll do with it all
I have a map in my head
Somehow still don’t understand
Why I always have to miss you
Why I have to make the call

Someone’s gonna have to step up
Someone’s gonna have to clean this mess up

Before you drive me away
Take a good look at me, baby
Picture me not lying on your couch
Well, I wish the best for you
Everytime you go thru this
Before you finally figure it out

Gravity by Sara Bareilles (Little Voice CD)

I live here on my knees as I try to make you see that you’re everything I think I need here on
The ground.
But you’re neither friend nor foe though I can’t seem to let you go.
The one thing that I still know is that you’re keeping me down

Between The Lines by Sara Bareilles (Little Voice CD)

Leave unsaid unspoken
Eyes wide shut unopened
You and me
Always between the lines
Between the lines

I thought i thought i was ready to bleed
That we’d move from the shadows on the wall
And stand in the center of it all
Too late two choices to stay or to leave
Mine was so easy to uncover
He’d already left with the other
So i’ve learned to listen through silence

And now that that’s over I’m posting this as proof of my vow to never call him again. I must stick to this, it’s the best thing for him and for me. If I don’t then I’ll continue in this circle of wanting something that I can’t have and shouldn’t really want in the first place. So yes, that chapter of my life is over and we can all continue on and never make mention of it again.