Poetry Collection Victoria maxton Block 7

“Holding onto You”

By: Twenty One Pilots

I'm taking over my body,

Back in control, no more shotty,

I bet a lot of me was lost,

Ts uncrossed and Is undotted,

I fought it a lot

And it seems a lot like flesh is all I got,

Not anymore, flesh out the door,

Swat,

I must've forgot, you can't trust me,

I'm open a moment and close when you show it,

Before you know it, I'm lost at sea,*

And now that I write and think about it,

And the story unfolds,

You should take my life,

You should take my soul.

You are surrounding all my surroundings,

Sounding down the mountain range of my left-side brain,

You are surrounding all my surroundings,

Twisting the kaleidoscope behind both of my eyes.

And I'll be holding on to you [2x]

Remember the moment

You know exactly where you're going,

'Cause the next moment,

Before you know it, time is slowing

And it's frozen still,

And the window sill looks really nice, right?

You think twice about your life,

It probably happens at night,

Right?

Fight it,

Take the pain, ignite it,

Tie a noose around your mind

Loose enough to breathe fine and tie it

To a tree. Tell it, "You belong to me.

This ain't a noose, this is a leash.**

And I have news for you: you must obey me."

You are surrounding all my surroundings,

Sounding down the mountain range of my left-side brain,

You are surrounding all my surroundings,

Twisting the kaleidoscope behind both of my eyes.

Entertain my faith. [10x]

Lean with it, rock with it,

When we gonna stop with it,

Lyrics that mean nothing,

We were gifted with thought,

Is it time to move our feet

To an introspective beat,

It ain't the speakers that bump hearts,

It's our hearts that make the beat.

And I'll be holding on to you. [8x]

Joseph, Tyler, et al. "Holding onto You." Regional at Best. Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group, The Royalty Network Inc., 2011. Google Play Music. Google, 2016, https://play.google.com/music/preview/Tpvy54z7yxeagujjtzuygdg2qya?lyrics=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=lyrics&pcampaignid=kp-lyrics&u=0# , Accessed 1 Nov. 2016

* He is not really talking about being lost at sea, he's just lost in thought which makes this a hyperbole

**In this line he is comparing his relationship to a leash because he has a controlling relationship

Kill 'em with Kindness

By: Selena Gomez

The world can be a nasty place

You know it, I know it, yeah

We don’t have to fall from grace

Put down the weapons you fight with

Kill 'em with kindness*

Kill 'em with kindness

Kill 'em, kill 'em, kill 'em with kindness

Kill 'em with kindness

Kill 'em with kindness

Go ahead, go ahead, go ahead now

We’re running out of time

Chasing our lies

Everyday a small piece of you dies

Always somebody

You’re willing to fight, to be right

Your lies are bullets**

Your mouth's a gun

And no war and anger

Was ever won

Put out the fire before igniting

Next time you’re fighting

Kill 'em with kindness

Kill 'em with kindness

Kill 'em, kill 'em, kill 'em with kindness

Kill 'em with kindness

Kill 'em with kindness

Go ahead, go ahead, go ahead now

Go ahead, go ahead now

Go ahead, go ahead now

Your lies are bullets

Your mouth's a gun

No war and anger

Was ever won

Put out the fire before igniting

Next time you’re fighting

Kill 'em with kindness

Kill 'em with kindness

Kill 'em, kill 'em, kill 'em with kindness

Kill 'em with kindness

Kill 'em with kindness

Go ahead, go ahead, go ahead now

Go ahead, go ahead now

Go ahead, go ahead now

Go ahead, go ahead now

Armato, Antonina Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, 2016. Google Play Music, Google, 2016, https://play.google.com/music/preview/Tsiqlmf6ftbxxndh2t4lps2ta24?lyrics=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=lyrics&pcampaignid=kp-lyrics&u=0# , accessed 1 Nov, 2016.

*This line has a hyperbole, because you can't actually kill someone with kindness

**This line has a metaphor comparing their lies to bullets, which give a bigger picture to the song

Set Fire to the Rain

By: Adele

I let it fall, my heart,

And as it fell you rose to claim it

It was dark and I was over

Until you kissed my lips and you saved me*

My hands, they're strong

But my knees were far too weak**

To stand in your arms

Without falling to your feet

But there's a side to you

That I never knew, never knew

All the things you'd say

They were never true, never true

And the games you play

You would always win, always win

But I set fire to the rain

Watched it pour as I touched your face

Well, it burned while I cried

'Cause I heard it screaming Out your name,

Your name

When I lay with you

I could stay there

Close my eyes

Feel you here forever

You and me together nothing gets better

'Cause there's a side to you

That I never knew, never knew

All the things you'd say

They were never true, never true

And the games you play

You would always win, always win

But I set fire to the rain

Watched it pour as I touched your face

Well, it burned while I cried

'Cause I heard it screaming out your name,

Your name

I set fire to the rain

And I threw us into the flames

Well, it felt something died

'Cause I knew that that was

The last time, the last time

Sometimes I wake up by the door,

That heart you caught must be waiting for you

Even now when we're already over

I can't help myself from looking for you

I set fire to the rain

Watched it pour as I touched your face

Well, it burned while I cried

'Cause I heard it screaming Out your name,

Your name

I set fire to the rain,

And I threw us into the flames

Well, it felt something died

'Cause I knew that, that was the last time

The last time

Let it burn

Let it burn

Let it burn

Smith, Fraser T Smith and Adkins, Adele, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management US, LLC, 2011. Google Play Music. Google. 2106, https://play.google.com/music/preview/Tcjhm426byzdgpenmngaul3cbcy?lyrics=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=lyrics&pcampaignid=kp-lyrics&u=0# , Accessed 1 Nov, 2016.

*You can't save someone by kissing them, so that is why this is a hyperbole

**This line shows imagery by describing how this person is feeling with their knees weak

Stress

By: Victoria Maxton

Stress sucks.

It hits you in the face like a brick wall

and collapses over you where you can't escape.

Stress is like an ocean,

because you look out in the distance, and it never ends.

It's hard to handle stress,

like it's hard to handle kids, because they are a pain.

You are not alone when it comes to stress,

because everyone deals with it at some point.

Stress sucks.

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