i'd give you everything i've got for a little peace of mind
if i had one wish i would wish to sleep for one whole week.
i could really use one hundred and sixty eight hours of sleep.
but i don’t.
so i won’t.
the truth is, i’d rather be exhausted then bored. i’ve been bored before + all i wanted was to be busy. i’m so busy. i do stuff from the moment i wake up to the moment i pass out. and that stuff i do? it’s for me. its so i can live in LA. it’s so i can sing. it’s so i can eat + stay in touch with my family. it’s so i can create art and play. it’s so i can say i live + mean it.
are you working your ass off towards what you want out of your life? no one else is going to work their ass off for your ass :)
not just by flawless creativity, technology, costumes, make believe, or johnny depp. but i’m just inspired by “that thing.” there’s a “thing” that makes a person feel a certain way. i’m inspired by that thing. i believe it can’t be made, engineered, drawn, spoken, or forced. i believe it can’t even be pin pointed. i believe its just believed because it’s undeniable. it’s just that thing you feel after something good—and your understanding of good. your good might not be the person next to you’s good. your “thing” might not be their “thing.” but you feel what you feel and THAT is your truth. and it’s inspiring. you can find this “thing” in a movie, a song, a painting, a person, a kiss, a moment, a touch, a laugh, a piece of chocolate, a palm tree, a fantasy… anything…
tonight for me it was found in tim burton’s alice in wonderland.
his genius showed up, for sure, and delivered “that thing” right to me.
You need not, to climb mountaintops You need not, to cross the sea You need not, to find a cure for everything that makes you weak.
You need not to reach for the stars, when life becomes so dark and when the wind does blow against the grain you must follow your heart you must follow your heart
when all your friends have come and gone the sun no longer shines the happiness for which you long is washed away, like an oceans tide when all the hard times, outweigh the good and all your words are misunderstood
when the day seems lost from the stars you must follow your heart you must follow your heart
If you feel, you paid the price and your wounds should cease to heal and everything you love in life, spins like a winding wheel if you should wake, to find you’re abandoned. and the road you travel, leads to a dead end
when death creeps in, to play it’s part. you must you follow your heart you must follow your heart
im sitting here drinking my morning coffee, eating my kashi cereal. i’m listening to rage against the machine and i’m setting up my official christina perri sings facebook page. i’m having quit an outer body experience. so much has happened in the past three weeks, i’m not sure i processed all of it— i’m half not sure i want to. maybe i should just keep going. but a little soaked in, and i’m ecstatic!! i’m not cheesy, lame, or uncool to be excited out of my fucking mind!! i am and it feels amazing.
i’ve been floating around this music world for the past ten years. i’ve met, hung out with, and became friends with some very cool people. amazing talented people, but definitely “cool.” i’d like to go on the record for today, march third two thousand and “the” ten that i am so excited and uncool and grateful and blessed and happy and giddy and motivated and lucky and ready.
i am so happy to begin. i am so happy to begin as me. i’m going to sing out. im going to play out. i going to act out. im going to love out with everything. im going to work really hard. i’m going to be nervous and scared sometimes but i’m going to get through that. i’m going to do my very best. i’m going to hope you like it but not cry if you don’t. i’m going to thicken my skin but soften my heart strings. i’m going to sing. sing. sing.