I am THAT GIRL that you see stopped at red lights, jamming out to the radio like a crazy person, singing to you.

 

I.
When I was trying to quit smoking
and we drank white wine from Mason jars,
you called my freckles cocoa powder
and I called your green eyes
celery.

II.
I am learning how to be a grown-up
who pays bills, cooks her own meals,
and doesn’t cry at words like
I think I just want to be friends.

III.
The truth is this:
Love is an organic thing.
It rots and softens.

All That’s Left To Tell, Clementine von Radics (via clementinevonradics)

(Source: clementinevonradics)

Pre-Teen Dreams

V1) Last night you came to visit me/ while I was fast asleep/ thought it was so crazy, ‘cause/ I haven’t thought about you in days/ nowadays those days are good/ deep in my heart, I know I should/ try to forget you, and I would/ if only I knew how/ but, now/

Chorus) At least the dreams are happy/ full of sweet memories/ and cute exaggerations of a/ pre-teenager’s fantasies/ since I used to wake up crying/ ‘cause I missed you so/ it’s nice of you to come back home/

V2) Thinking back, it’s all a blur/ because I’m not quite sure/ exactly what it means/ or where to go from here/ I guess I’ll accept it as/ a little reminder that/ when I think about you and get sad/ I should crack a smile somehow/ ‘cause now/

V3) All your idiosyncrasies/ and your bad examples/ and your wise-ass jokes that always made me laugh/ they all mean so much to mean/ you hate it when I ramble/ but, it was nice to have you back/

© Copyright Jaclyn Marie Reinhart

Lyrics and Melody by Jaclyn Reinhart, July 7, 2014

Summer in the City

V1) Six long months of winter/ freezing me to the bone/ now, the sun is breaking/ trying to break through the cold/ but, that doesn’t help me/ I’m still sitting here alone/ desperately wishing and praying/ you’ll pick up the phone/ 

Chorus 1) Call me from London/ tell me you miss me/ say you’re excited to see me soon/ write me from Paris/ it’s overrated/ tell me that you’d rather spend June with me/ summer in an unknown city/

Call me from Cairo/ say it’s breathtaking/ but something’s missing, don’t know why/ write me from Roma/ tell me it’s beautiful/ but, you’d rather spend July with me/ summer in an unknown city/

Bridge) Just when I think the wait is over/ you’re gone again/ it never gets any easier/ do you remember when/ we thought that there’d be a time/ when we wouldn’t have to say goodbye?/ Until then…

Chorus 2) Call me from Sydney/ say it hasn’t changed/ and I’ve got to return, I must/ write me about all/ of your adventures/ but how you’d rather spend August with me/ summer in an unknown city/

V2) Time and time again I/ have been picturing you here/ bringing warmth and sunshine/ but, then your face disappears/ don’t think I can handle/ having to wait three more years/ let’s take the summer/ spend it together, my dear/

Chorus 3) Call me from London/ tell me you miss me/ say you’re excited to see me soon/ write me from Paris/ it’s overrated/ tell me that you’d rather spend June with me…
Call me from Cairo/ say it’s breathtaking/ but something’s missing, don’t know why/ write me from Roma/ tell me it’s beautiful/ but, you’d rather spend July with me…
Call me from Sydney/ say it hasn’t changed/ and I’ve got to return, I must/ write me about all/ of your adventures/ but how you’d rather spend August with me/ summer in an unknown city/

© Copyright Jaclyn Marie Reinhart

Lyric and Melody by Jaclyn Reinhart, June 9, 2014

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Been really into this song lately, so there’s that.

You know, some people say life is short and that you could get hit by a bus any moment and that you have to live each day like it’s your last. Bullshit. Life is long. You’re probably not going to get hit by a bus. And you’re gonna have to live with the choices you make for the next fifty years.

Chris Rock

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Anonymous asked
just as a heads up, gypsy is now considered an offensive word

Thanks, but it’s not intended to be offensive. I feel like too much political correctness has a tendency to stifle honesty, and I’m not all about that life. 

Anonymous asked
How did you meet the current boy that you're dating? He sounds so adorable and really interesting. How do you make your long distance relationship work? I also really love how you guys are so different but seem to go really well together. I wish you two all the best with your relationship.

Hey! I met him while I was studying abroad in Sydney, Australia. He was working on his Master’s degree while I was there for the semester. I was incredibly hesitant about long distance because I knew it would be hard, but decided to give it a shot. And I was right. It’s really hard. But, we Skype nearly everyday and we keep in touch with text messages and things, so we’re super up to date on each other’s lives. I guess we make it work through love and trust, as cheesy as that sounds. We can both still live our own separate lives while having each other as our respective support systems. It’s tough, but it really works for both of us right now. Thanks so much for your interest and your kind words!

Hero

V1) Maybe I’m not/ the hero you expected/ and maybe I’m not/ the girl you hoped I’d be/ maybe it’s time/ for us to resurrect this/ and you’ll learn a lesson/ in humility/ because right now I’m here and/ I won’t let/ anything stand in my way/

Chorus) You should assemble/ all your shields and swords/ because a battle’s raging on/ as your commander/ I promise to lead you towards/ a better tomorrow and victory/ til I’m gone/ til I’m gone/

V2) Are you afraid/ that I can’t pull the trigger?/ Or is it the way/ my hips sway when I move?/ I understand/ you have your reservations/ my only wish/ is that you speak the truth/ because I won’t apologize/ for moving forward/ above and beyond/

V3) You can look around and think that/ I’m leading us down/ a crooked, bumpy, fiery path to hell/ but I’m here for a reason/ trust in me and you’ll see it/ stand united with me/ and listen to me well/

© Copyright Jaclyn Marie Reinhart

Lyric and Melody by Jaclyn Reinhart, April 22, 2014