I’ve Been Putting Pen-To-Paper So Much…

…I’ve Nearly Lost Myself Here.

I Don’t Mean To Neglect Y’all, My Peeps, But I’ve Been Trying To Take Things In A Whole New Direction.

New For Me.

New For You.

New For Us.

My Fire…

…My Drive…

…My Want…

…My Need…

…My Desire…

…They’re All Returning.

Returning Harder And Faster Than I’d Honestly Known Was Even Possible.

I Was Burning-Out.

The Fire Had Seriously Dimmed.

It Felt Choked.

Smothered.

Almost Strangled Out Of Existence.

And Then It Happened.

The Spark Came Into My Life, And It’s Not Letting Me Go…

…I’m Not Letting It Go.

The Fire Is Burning Hotter And Brighter Than It Has In Forever.

Things Are Changing.

Inside And Out, They’re Are Changing.

And I’m Loving It.

I’m Loving Every Bit Of It.

Am I Setting Myself Up For Failure?

Maybe.

I Don’t Really Care.

No Risk, No Reward.

Right???

RIGHT!!!

Soon, You’re All Going To Start Noticing The Transitions I’m Working-Out.

You’re Going To Hear Me Talk A Lot About TheClean Slate And How It Can Literally Mean Everything.

I Wanted Nothing More Than A Clean Slate

…AFresh Start

…A New Beginning

…However You Wanna Put It.

Now, I’m Getting That Chance.

I’m Making That Chance.

I’m Taking That Chance.

It’s Mine.

All I Have To Do Is Own It.

And, Own It, I Shall.

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And Now, For Your Listening Pleasure, The Song That Totally Says Everything I Need It To Say Right This Moment…

INSIGHT

by DEPECHE MODE

Ultra - Depeche Mode (via Amazon.com)

…From Their 1997 Album “ULTRA” !!!

Enjoy It, My Peeps.

You Already Know I Do…

…I Am…

…I Will.

Always And Forever, I Will.

I’ve Given You An Insight Into MY Life…

…I Just Hope To Reward Your Loving Patience.

Later On, My Peeps.

We’ll Be Talking More VERY Soon!!!

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DEPECHE MODE… …Strikes Again… “IT’S NO GOOD” (1997)

I’m Gonna Take My Time

I Have All The Time In The World

To Make You Mine

It Is Written In The Stars Above

The Gods Decree

You’ll Be Right Here By My Side

Right Next To Me

You Can Run, But You Cannot Hide. …”

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Ultra - Depeche Mode (via Amazon.com)

IT’S NO GOODWas THE SONG From The Hit Album ULTRA, Released In 1997, By International Supergroup DEPECHE MODE !!!

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“…Don’t Say You Want Me

Don’t Say You Need Me

Don’t Say You Love Me

It’s Understood

Don’t Say You’re Happy

Out There Without Me

I Know You Can’t Be

‘Cause IT’S NO GOOD. …”

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Generally…

…This Is The Point Were I Swoop.

I Swoop In And Use My Powers To Tackle A Song And Make It My Own In A Very Minor Way.

I Figured Now Would Be Perfect For This Amazingly Wonderful Jam…

DEPECHE MODE‘s

IT’S NO GOOD

It’s A Personal Favorite, Hands Down And FO SHO, My Peeps

I Hope You Dig The Jive Of  This One.

You Already Know I DO!!!

😀       :O      😀

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Songs That Make Me Smile: “HOME” by DEPECHE MODE (1997)

Here Is A Song…

…From The Wrong…

…Side Of Town…

…Where I’m Bound…

…To The Ground…

…By The Loneliest Sound…

…That Pounds From Within…

…And Is Pinning Me Down…

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The 1997 Single Album ForHOMEBy DEPECHE MODE !!!

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…Here Is A Page…

…From The Emptiest Stage…

…A Cage…

…Or The Heaviest Cross…

…Ever Made…

…A Gauge…

…Of The Deadliest Trap Ever Laid…

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HOMEIs One Of The Best Tracks, Period, From DEPECHE MODE, And It’s Off Of Their Hit 1997 AlbumULTRA!!!

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And I Thank You

For Bringing Me Here

For Showing Me HOME

For Singing These Tears

Finally

I’ve Found That I

Belong Here. …” 

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This Is One Time I’m Not Going To Say Much.

I’m Letting The Lyrics Speak For Themselves.

Yes, This Song…

HOME

by DEPECHE MODE

…Is One Of My All-Time Faves…

…And It Is One Of Their Very VERY Best…

…But Today I’m Simply Feeling Good About This Little Bloggin’ing World Of Ours.

I’ve Made Some Rather Exceptional Friends Within It…

…And I Do Feel As Though I Belong Here.

Thank You, My Peeps.

Thank You, Indeed.

Much Love To Y’all, Fo SHO!

😀

“This Is An Insight… Into My Life… This Is A Strange Flight… I’m Taking… My True Will… Carries me Along…” — DEPECHE MODE (“Insight” (1997))

***“…This Is A Soul Dance…

…Embracing Me…

…This Is The First Chance…

…To Put Things Right…

…Moving On…

…Guided By The Light…

…And The Spirit Of Love…

…Is Rising Within Me…

…Talking To You Now…

…Telling You Clearly…

The Fire Still Burns. …”***

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"INSIGHT" Is Off DEPECHE MODE's 1997 Album "ULTRA"

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There’s Something I Wanna Talk About, Since Some Of You Would (likely) Understand…

…Maybe?

Fair Enough?

Okay Then…

…That’s It.

We’re ON!

😉

You’re Already Very…

…Very…

…VERY Aware That Words…

…Are…

…BOTH A Proverbial AND Literal BLESSING…

…And…

…BOTH A Proverbial AND Literal CURSE.

They Help AMAZINGLY…

…And They DESTROY So SO MUCH MORE.

MY Words Are What I Have To Offer.

Period.

They’re All I’m Really Decent With…

…Especially When I’m Being Awful…

…Or Hateful…

…Or Evil…

…Or Charming…

…Or Caring…

…Or Loving…

…Or…

…Sheesh…

…You Get It.

I Know.

Moving On.

You See…

…I’ve Spent 90% Of My Academic Life Cultivating My Command Of The English Language.

I Love Literature.

I Love History.

I Love MOST SUBJECTS…

…That Don’t Employ Many NUMBERS.

That’s My Biggest Embarrassment AND Failure.

I Don’t See Numbers In My Mind.

I’ve Never Really Been Able To.

BRADLEY + NUMBERS = EPIC FAILURE

Even As A Child…

…I Did NOT Fail To Take Notice Of A GLARING Issue.

I Was The Kid With Like 5 Friends…

…Yet STILL Had To Carry Around A Pocket-Sized Phone-Book…

…Just To Remember The Essential Numbers I Used ALL The Time.

Now Remember, This Was At A Time When EVERYONE Seemed To Remember EVERYONE ELSE’S Number.

I Skated Along Through School…

…Never Having To Explain Myself…

…Until HIGH SCHOOL…

…And Onward Into College.

I Really Started To FREAK When I Arrived In My Very First ALGEBRA Class.

After Just ONE-Semester Of It, I Was Scramblin’ HAAAARD.

Then, I Discovered The One MAIN DETAIL Of The Graduation Requirements That Honestly/Truly/Totally…

…SAVED. MY. ASS.

To Graduate From Our High School…

…A Student Only Needed TWO (2) Total MATH CREDITS.

You Got 1/2 A Credit PER Semester.

FOUR.

FOUR Semesters.

That Was It.

Needless To Say, I DID Get My TWO Credits…

…By The SKIN Of MY TEETH.

TWO Credits…

…Of 24-TOTAL Credits…

…Encompassing The Entire FOUR Years Of High School.

Can You Say…

“OVER A DOZEN ENGLISH CREDITS ALONE”

?

Or…

“EVERY HISTORY, SPEECH, & THEATER CREDIT AVAILABLE”

???

Yep.

Figured You Could.

(SIDE NOTE: Best Final Grade = "A+" (104% In A History Course (Bonus Bonus Bonus)) & Worst Final Grade = "F" (53% In Algebra The 1st Time))
(SIDE NOTE To The SIDE NOTE: When The Algebra Teacher Said, "You Finished With A 53%, Brad." My HAPPY Response Was Something Like "So I Got MORE Than HALF RIGHT?! SWEET!!!")

Sooooooooooo…

…Yeah.

I Suppose You Could Say I’ve Spent My Time Working AROUND Numbers.

I’ve Got The Basics.

I’ve Got What I Need To Survive, I Suppose.

Since I’ve Proved Incapable Of Grasping Complex Math…

…I’ve Worked My Ass Off On The Rest Of Me.

That’s The Problem.

Now I’ve Learned How To Use The Rest In Good, Bad, AND Good’ish-Bad’ish Ways.

And I’m Realizing Just How Good…

…And Just How Bad Bad BAD.

I’m A “Great-Guy” To Some Of You…

…A “TOTAL-SHIT” To MORE Of You…

…And Just A Big Ole “W.T.F?!!!?” To The Rest.

I’ve Been Apologizing For Being BRADLEY ALAN Since Early-CHILDHOOD.

Thing Is…

…While I AM Tired Of Doing It…

…I TOTALLY Accept Doing It…

…Because I Don’t Know How To NOT Be ME.

Now That I’m 30’ish’ish…

…The Likelihood Of My Figuring-It-Out AND Assimilating Is NILL’ish’ish AT BEST.

But I DO Continue Trying.

That Counts A Tad…

…Right???

RIGHT???
???

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***“…Wisdom Of Ages…

…Rush Over Me…

…Heighten My Senses…

…Enlighten Me…

…Lead Me On…

…Eternally…

…And The Spirit Of Love…

…Is Rising Within Me…

…Talking To You Now…

…Telling You Clearly…

THE FIRE STILL BURNS. …”***