How To Take Back Sunday-Lifestories
I’m going to be honest: I don’t always like Take Back Sunday. But when I do, it’s for their music. And here at Lifestories, we’re all about taking back our favorite songs from childhood and rediscovering them in a new light. So if you’ve ever been curious about what this band sounds like live but haven’t had the time or money to see them live (or maybe just needed something else to listen while binge-watching The West Wing), then this might be just what you need! here our guide on How To Take Back Sunday-Lifestories.
You! Tell me what you want.
You! Tell me what you want.
The band is asking the audience what they want. The audience is telling the band what they want, and then singing along with the song when it comes back around in a few minutes (and singing even more loudly than before). They’re not just listening, either; they’re responding to your requests by cheering and screaming out loud—which is exactly as cool as it sounds on paper!
What you really, really, want.
You can do anything you set your mind to.
I know this sounds like a trite statement, but it’s true and it’s important for all of us to remember. When we believe in ourselves and our abilities, when we embrace our power as human beings and refuse to let anyone else define us by their narrow-minded vision of what is possible for us—we are freed from the shackles of limitation that have been holding back so many others for generations before them.
When I was younger my parents told me something along these lines: “You can do anything you set your mind to!”. And they meant it! They believed in me more than any other person on Earth could possibly hope or expect. They saw something special inside me because they knew I had potential that would only be realized when someone gave me permission (and perhaps even some encouragement) toward realizing those dreams!
‘Cuz it’s all right, take my hand.
There’s a reason why Take Back Sunday has been playing the Warped Tour for as long as they have. It’s because they’re one of the most consistent bands out there and have an incredible amount of talent. The songs on Lifestories are just as good as anything on their previous albums, but with some added depth to them.
The opening track “Cuz It’s All Right” is perhaps my favorite song off this record, because it combines so many different elements into one powerful song! The lyrics are great—they’re short enough that you can easily remember what they mean if you’re listening while exercising or doing something else important (like washing dishes!). And then there’s its music video which features scenes from various concerts throughout their career. You’ll see familiar faces like Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day hanging out backstage with Chris Cornell from Audioslave (who also died recently) at a San Francisco show back in 2003!
And it’s all right, we’re gonna take it slow.
You’re going to have to take your time. This is not a race, and it’s okay if you don’t finish the race in record time. In fact, I highly recommend taking your time with things—it will make everything better!
You might be wondering why this section is titled “And it’s all right, we’re gonna take it slow.” Well, because that’s how life works best: slowly but surely (or maybe not). It doesn’t matter how much pressure there is on someone or something; if they want something badly enough and work hard enough at achieving their goals then they’ll find a way through any obstacle thrown in their path (except maybe poison frogs).
And it’s all right, let’s take control.
You are in control of your life, and that’s all right. Let’s take back Sunday, the day when we have to be at work or school and have no time for ourselves. Let’s take back Sunday, the day when we can’t get away from our phones for even one minute if we want to maintain our sanity. And let’s do it together!
It’s all right, I’ll go too far.
And it’s all right, I’ll go too far.
That’s what happens when you’re rich and famous: You do things that make sense to your own life but don’t necessarily work out for others. Maybe they’re not good at all, but they still seem like the best option at the time. So we should be careful not to judge ourselves too harshly for our decisions. Even if we know better in retrospect (like when you wake up on Monday morning after drinking too much coffee). What matters is finding a balance between living your own life and caring about others’ lives as well as possible.
Do your thing!
The first step to taking back Sunday is to do your thing.
- Do you have a passion? A hobby? A hobby that’s fun and interesting enough to keep you busy for hours at a time—or even days on end? If so, then get going! You know what I’m saying: Get out there and do whatever you love doing!
- Don’t just sit around waiting for inspiration or motivation; get up off your butt and go do something creative (or at least fun).
Let me hear you sing!
Let me hear you sing!
I’m not just saying that because I’m a big fan of singing, but because it’s true. Singing is fun and can help you express yourself in ways other than words. If you’re not a great singer by any means (which I know some of you are), then don’t worry about it—just have fun with the music and keep practicing until your voice gets stronger! You’ll get better with time and practice.
Today is a great day for me. I mean, really, it’s a great day for all of us. But today is especially great because I’m going to do something that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time now: take back Sunday!