blink-182 I'm Lost Without You
➾ "We worked on this song for about 6 months and it kept just getting better and better, and stranger and stranger. This song is one that could only be fully realized when listened to with headphones.As the song ends, two drum sets play off of each other and take you to a different place, as does each of the verses that were recorded separately form each other. One of which was a 1960s effect by singing through a rotating speaker. It sounds like I’m underwater but it’s fucking cool." Mark Hoppus
➾ "It is really complex to describe this song because it starts with loopings and all sorts of electronic ambiances. The first and a half minute, there’s nothing but piano with my voice over. And then the song goes in the total opposite way and explodes with 11 different sorts of guitars, big crazy breaks. There are feedbacks, just like Radiohead’s and then follows two drums which play different rhythms for 3 or 4 minutes.There is no better way to appreciate it than to sit back and take your time in order to understand all these little things we’ve done for your ears.” Tom Delonge
I know that ‘fate fell short’ is a common blink-182 tattoo, but this one is kind of special I suppose. On 3/14/13, I tweeted Mark asking if he would write my tattoo. I didn’t think he would respond of course–– but then, my inbox dings–– 'Mark Hoppus replied to your tweet'… So I screamed for a few minutes. Mark asked me what I wanted written and what word placing I wanted. Among the continued fangirling and screeching, he sent me a picture of the words above, which indeed, I got tattooed on my wrist.
I guess the coolest part is that Mark took time out of his day–– his Birthday coincidentally–– to do this for a fan. I mean, it’s the best gift I have ever received, and it wasn’t my birthday–– it was his. (This is the second time I have posted this to tumblr, but the first picture was shitty quality.)
These words remind me that fate will not lay down the path you want, and sometimes you will miss a chance by only inches. But also, there are times when it won’t fall short–– those things that are meant to be.