Delving into music – The Amazing Atom

This being my first “real blog post” about what I’d like to chat about concerning this year, I wanted greatly to share with you a slice of music that I am absolutely obsessed with, and for good reason! For what artist has the capability of combining all the best aspects of a good sound, into one song? The Amazing Atom” by At The Skylines ft. Kellin Quinn features flawless screams, perfectly on key cleans, phenomenal guest vocals and catchy chants!

Not to mention the seamless art of tying them all together into a delicious entree for the ear buds. But this is one that never gets old. If you have no idea who Kellin Quinn is, he does vocals in the band Sleeping with Sirens. Another fabulous band that I’m sure you’ll be reading about later on this year.

But, what is truly the most fascinating part about music like this is the depth of the lyrics, which is evidently something that nobody cares to look at anymore. But the lyrical aspect of a song is what MAKES it! While you’re reading, go here to listen while you read! Let’s take a look, shall we?

You took my heart away
and with His hands we’ll take it back
deceiving tongue of a serpent
you’ve twisted your ways
now demise is your path

Now I’m feeling
a sense of distance between who I was just yesterday
how did we slowly let dreams captivate what we thought
was our reality

I’m reaching I’m reaching!
but I can feel the earth crumble beneath me
Forget what you know , cause we are the entity
for far too long we’ve held your heart in our hands
so say your final goodbyes

Girl relax
lets reminisce about the good times in a while
lets slow dance, use your imagination
I can work wonders while all them others stumble down

Girl relax, girl relax
don’t front let’s just be honest now
you can show me how to keep things so close
now sober down now baby
these cards we play are making us crazy
why can’t we just pretend like we’re alive

Feels like I’m climbing on my own
to reach the top of nothing more
If this is what you call a kingdom
then I’ll build an empire to settle the score

You gave it all away for empty promises
now you’ll never see the end
I could have never imagined
that you would want to throw it all away

How did we live to find out
its all come down to this now
so make a choice lets not give in until we have to
The cards that we play, it goes with believing
our rivals the same, so tell me you want to believe right now


We’re dreaming of unconditional love
I’d save the grace and rebuild the place from the ground up
Cause soon enough they’ll climb
but the TOP is where I’ll stay

We’re dreaming of unconditional love
from the top to the bottom stay till everything else fades away

We’re dreaming of unconditional love
this is where we’ll stay

From the top , From the top
I beat you there.

This song is pure poetry. Reading it and listening to it, you can make of it what you like. But what I have gotten out of it is what we’re going to look at. There is an internal struggle presenting itself in his (the lyricist’s) mind. His dreams have become better than his reality, and there is nothing left for him to do but try to piece his reality back together. In doing so, he is also trying to ease his significant other. She is lost in the depth of his thoughts, and she wants desperately for things to go back to the way they were when their relationship began. She questions whether she should stay with him, or move on. When he says, “LET’S GET SEXY FOR A SECOND,” (might I add, the best, and most tasty line in the entire song) he is reassuring her that things can go back; she just needs to remember the good times. She needs to trust him and trust that the one thing he wishes for them is for her to understand the unconditional love which he possesses for her.

You can get your free download here. Listening to this song, makes me want to, move. I’m not going to sit here and sell the song to you, give you the facts & stats, or practice the art of ethos, logos, or pathos. I’m not going to write an article about what other people think of the song or genre, nor am I going to make this sound like a news story. I’ve deemed it my job to help the teenagers who have nobody to tell them what good music is besides the mainstream radio stations, find music that is worth their time.

-Anna Gingrich