Another masterful track from Marianas Trench. This is the last song in their Ever After album. And similar to the title track, this song touches upon other songs in the album. It is like multiple songs in one song. It's very nicely done. You definitely need to listen to this track in full.
And just like the title says, listening to this song after going through the entire album, feels like coming home from a storybook fairy tale. I'll leave you with the ending lyrics from the track...
Once upon a time
This place was beautiful and mine
But now it's just a bottom line
There's no yellow bricks...
Ever after we...
Lived the end... ♪ ♫ ♪
We would stand in the wind
We were free like water
Under the warmth of the sun
Now it's cold and we're scared
And we've both been shaken
Hey, look at us
Man, this doesn't need to be the end
Just let me hold you while you're falling apart
Just let me hold you and we'll both fall down
Fall on me tell me everything you want me to be
Forever with you
Forever in me
Ever the same
Call on me
I'll be there for you and you'll be there for me
Forever it's you
Forever in me
Ever the same ♪ ♫ ♪
Call me up and break it off
Now know that I am not enough
Wish that I could have been better
Like I said in all my letters
Keep me in the space between
What you love and what you need
Wish that I could go and get her
Now I stand in awful weather
(Now I stand in awful weather)
All that I ever wanted
I wanna feel worth it
Don't want to be worthless
I wish that I could be
All the people out of there
The friends that desert them
I wanna be perfect
I wish that I could be
Better, better ♪ ♫ ♪
I've been waiting for so long
For you to complicate me
And I can't bear to watch these scars
Turn into something breathing now
Could you be the one that saves me
From the nothing I've become?
Or if you're done...
Throw me away
Cause everything breaks
We're someone's mistakes
And I guess that nothing is changing
Help, I'm just not myself, I'm caving
You make me feel like I'm nothing worth saving ♪ ♫ ♪
This is a perfect example, in my opinion of course, of what a modern rock song should sound like. There's no hardcore screaming to distract from the beauty of the song. Just clean guitar riffs, uptempo drums and great vocals. This song starts out kinda slow, but once the chorus kicks, it just takes off. And that instrumental with the guitars, pure aural bliss especially with a great sounding headphone. One of my favorite tracks from Sixx:A.M.
I, I bit down on my tongue to see if I could feel
To see if I've been missing anything
And I, I crystallized my lungs to show you they were real
And waited for a sign that never came
If I'm not breathing, resuscitate my soul
Bring on the shame, bring on the pain
Yeah, I know that I'm sick, give me some more
I say yeah, we are the ill and the deranged
Yeah, I know that I'm sick, give me some more ♪ ♫ ♪
I consider this one of the best pop rock songs to have come out of the 90s. I cannot believe it's not more popular in Spotify. Such a beautiful song. Love the guitar riffs, the bass, the lyrics, the melody. This is one of my all time favorite songs ever.
How can I find something
That two can take
Without stumbling as we
Walk into our future's wake
I'm like a broken record
That you can play
Repeating as if it matters
Everything I want to say
I'll be all right
As long as it matters
As long as you're here with me now ♪ ♫ ♪
Compared to the previous top 10 list from April 2021, “Close The Distance” by Go Radio went up 1 spot. So did “Will You Still Love Me?” by Chicago. And then “Adorable” by Artist vs Poet drops off the list altogether. It was replaced by a new entry to the top 10 list, “Amnesia” by Boys Of Fall.
I'm curious about who is keeping “Will You Still Love Me?” by Chicago on the list. Are there some oldies reading through this blog? Or maybe it is a new discovery for the younger generation?