Wednesday, 12 December 2012

This Song Saved My Life...

Part of a CJ on UKScrappers, Suzy's CJ is Music/Lyrics. I've recently been listening to Simple Plan and one song in particular stood out for me, "This Song Saved My Life" so I decided to use this for my layout.

I went with a green background partly to be bright and funky and partly because green is nature and nature is life. I used dylusions inks and did some stencilling and stamping.The story goes that Simple Plan asked their fans on twitter to write in and say what their songs meant to them. From those letters they produced "This Song Saved My Life". The layout has the title, the lyrics, the meaning and some fan mail.

For those interested here's the lyrics and explanation:

Simple Plan, A French-Canadian Pop Punk 
band asked their fans on Twitter to write
in and say what SP songs meant to them.

Thousands replied and simple Plan wrote 
this song based on the letters they received.
You can hear the strength of feeling behind
the fan letters and this song demonstrates to 
me the sheer power of music and how it can
help you get through life’s struggles.

Their songs speak mainly to teenagers and
I can relate to that because I had a hard time
as a teen. Simple Plan set up a foundation to
helps teenagers in 2005 and it is still going
strong. I admire their message and although
this particular song didn’t save my life I can
relate to every word as music was a factor
in helping me survive teenage depression.

The lyrics are:

"This Song Saved My Life"
I want to start by letting you know this
because of you my life has a purpose
you helped be who i am today
I see myself in every word you say
Sometimes it feels like nobody gets me
Trapped in a world where everyone hates me
There's so much that I'm going through
I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you

I was broken
I was choking
I was lost
This Song saved my life
I was bleeding stopped believing
could have died
This song saved my life
I was down
I was drowning
but it came on just in time
this song saved my life

Sometimes I feel like you've known me forever
You always know how to make me feel better
Because of you my dad and me
are so much closer than we used to be
You're my escape when I'm stuck in a small town
I turn you up whenever I feel down
you let me know like no one else
That it's ok to be myself


You'll never know what it means to me
that I'm not alone
That I'll never have to be

[Chorus 2x]

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