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current everything: ben howard
“Cause I don’t want to,
To trouble your mind with the childish design
Of how it all should go.
But I love you so,
When it all comes clear, when the wind is settled,
I’ll be here, you know.”

Ben Howard, Gracious

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Jan van Huysum

Tom Hiddleston photographed by Jason Hetherington for Flaunt Magazine, Spring 2013

the trouble with this
is that it’s too much of a risk
to create beauty out of hell
when at any moment
you could destroy yourself

this is why i never turn up
on this side of town.
i have not found out what the fuss is about,
but i have heard stories,
and stories are enough.

I forget where we were
Ben Howard — 6,694 plays

leavemealonewithmyvoices:

Hello love, my invincible friend
Hello love, the thistle and the burr
Hello love, for you I have so many words that I,
I forget where we were

it was just a split-second spike in the meter
but it was a split-second.
i was just a split-second spike in the meter,
and only ever so.

what i’m actually afraid of is the chance that 1989 will be too bubblegum pop that it won’t have the emotional pull of the first four albums

analyzingtaylor:

redperoxide:

THIS IS AMAZING

This would make a great overture for a concert.

Someone should force Taylor to tweet the link.

lyonsheart:

energeia [LISTEN]
Calm, soothing or motivating songs for all your need of inspiration, whether you’re studying, writing or just want to set up some nice background music.

01. philip glass - metamorphosis II 02. bombay bicycle club - eyes off you 03. no ceremony - hurtlove 04. foals - big big love (fig. 2.) 05. the cinematic orchestra - arrival of the birds 06. beirut - elephant gun 07. the maccabees - went away 08. woodkid - iron 09. hans zimmer - time 10. coldplay - midnight 11. björk - all is full of love 12. grizzly bear - shift (alternate version) 13. yann tiersen - summer 78 14. birdy - shelter 15. efterklang - modern drift 16. fran palermo - am i right boy 17. michael nyman - the one moment 18. the national - vanderlyle crybaby geeks 19. doves - the cedar room 20. bon iver - lump sum 21. jon brion - theme (eternal sunshine of the spotless mind) 22. jónsi - go do 23. lorde - team 24. lana del rey - ride 25. michael nyman - the promise 26. the verve - bittersweet symphony 27. of monsters and men - yellow light 28. the cinematic orchestra - to build a home 29. ludovico einaudi - fly 30. tori amos - black dove (january) 31. agnes obel - riverside 32. sóley - i’ll drown 33. erik satie - gnossienne no. 1. 34. sufjan stevens - for the widows in paradise, for the fatherless in ypsilanti 35. the lumineers - big parade 36. beirut - postcards from italy 37. rachel portman - we all complete 38. bombay bicycle club - how can you swallow so much sleep 39. grizzly bear - two weeks 40. fran palermo - arizona

lyonsheart:

energeia [LISTEN]

Calm, soothing or motivating songs for all your need of inspiration, whether you’re studying, writing or just want to set up some nice background music.

01. philip glass - metamorphosis II 
02. bombay bicycle club - eyes off you 
03. no ceremony - hurtlove 
04. foals - big big love (fig. 2.) 
05. the cinematic orchestra - arrival of the birds 
06. beirut - elephant gun 
07. the maccabees - went away 
08. woodkid - iron 
09. hans zimmer - time 
10. coldplay - midnight 
11. björk - all is full of love 
12. grizzly bear - shift (alternate version) 
13. yann tiersen - summer 78 
14. birdy - shelter 
15. efterklang - modern drift 
16. fran palermo - am i right boy 
17. michael nyman - the one moment 
18. the national - vanderlyle crybaby geeks 
19. doves - the cedar room 
20. bon iver - lump sum 
21. jon brion - theme (eternal sunshine of the spotless mind) 
22. jónsi - go do 
23. lorde - team 
24. lana del rey - ride 
25. michael nyman - the promise 
26. the verve - bittersweet symphony 
27. of monsters and men - yellow light 
28. the cinematic orchestra - to build a home 
29. ludovico einaudi - fly 
30. tori amos - black dove (january) 
31. agnes obel - riverside 
32. sóley - i’ll drown 
33. erik satie - gnossienne no. 1. 
34. sufjan stevens - for the widows in paradise, for the fatherless in ypsilanti 
35. the lumineers - big parade 
36. beirut - postcards from italy 
37. rachel portman - we all complete 
38. bombay bicycle club - how can you swallow so much sleep 
39. grizzly bear - two weeks 
40. fran palermo - arizona

Sometimes it is 9 am,
and they will stare at you as you pass.
Sometimes they are on motorcycles, and they will offer you a ride.
Sometimes they will say, “Good morning, miss.”
Sometimes they do this one after the other, until you are walking faster, with your face set forward, determined to get away from them.
Sometimes that is all it takes to ruin your day.

Sometimes it is 5 pm,
and your friend is telling you how
a girl from her province was raped, then murdered.
Sometimes your friend says some of it was the dead girl’s fault,
because she was out in the streets in the wee hours of the morning.
Sometimes you want to scream at your friend because how else will anyone ever understand that the dead girl had every right to be out in the streets at any time she wanted?

Sometimes it is 7 pm,
and you’re clutching a foldable umbrella like a weapon.
On other days you hold your pen like this. Like a knife.
Sometimes getting out of your street is more frightening than the monster inside your closet.
Sometimes the monsters are in the streets.
Sometimes they are real.
Sometimes your defenses make you feel braver.
Sometimes you can see the jeepney driver staring at the rearview mirror, getting a look up your skirt.
Sometimes it’s a traffic enforcer you catch doing this.
Sometimes you think girls like you are supposed to fold into themselves every time they leave their house.
Sometimes you ask why.

Sometimes it’s midnight,
and you are in bed,
and you are wondering what on earth freedom means.
Sometimes you ask, “Am I certain that I am my own woman, that I am unafraid?”
Sometimes you think, yes, sure.
Sometimes you doubt it.
Sometimes you don’t believe it at all.

Sometimes, N.L.

straaahlekind:

Everything is Ben Howard and everything hurts.

“The grace is in falling,
not in defeat. Defeat is ugly,
quiet surrender. Falling is ugly,
but brazen, spontaneous, fast.
There is surrender, but only the
makings of it. You piece it together as you hurtle through
the edges of nothingness, and that is where you lose the grace.
When you paint your death scene,
it’s over. You have lost. And then you begin questioning jumping off the cliff in first place. You have forgotten what you had fallen for. And the worst part is you never learn.”
Grace, N.L.

randomly shouting ‘i forget where we were’ in the house like nobody’s business

Ben Howard - I Forget Where We Were (Official Audio)

You may have already heard, but the new album is called “I Forget Where We Were,” and it’s out October 20. For order details, you may visit the website.

Tracklist:

  1. Small Things
  2. Rivers in Your Mouth
  3. I Forget Where We Were
  4. In Dreams
  5. She Treats Me Well
  6. Time is Dancing
  7. Evergreen
  8. End of the Affair
  9. Conrad
  10. All Is Now Harmed
  11. Am I In Your Light? (Exclusive to Vinyl Edition)
about

Nicole, 17, Philippines

I am studying Journalism at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. My heart belongs to the works of author Neil Gaiman and singer-songwriter Ben Howard, and to the endlessly absorbing struggles of living. I've never been to a concert in my life. I can't swim, but I am in love with the ocean.

"Comfort came against my will; every story must grow old" is the inspiration behind my blog title. It's a line from Ben Howard's song called 'Black Flies.'

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