I wait in the dark
Through whispering winds
I hide, lie in wait
Because I know how it ends
Scott Stapp – Purpose For Pain

Music. The soundtrack to well almost everything in one form or another.

Purpose For Pain

Where would I be without you music. Probably in a hole somewhere honestly. Don’t take that literally please, I mean it in a metaphorical kind of way. Music has definitely been my saving grace more times than I can count. I’ve found myself turning to music at any time where I’ve felt like no one else was getting it, or I didn’t have the words to express what I was really feeling. It’s one of those things that no matter your mood or position in life you can always turn to.

I’m sure that’s probably also the case for a good majority of us. Whether it be pop, rock, country, hip-hop, rap, electronic, whatever your flavor. It is something we almost all share. I’ve always turned to it through any situation that I might be going through. It’s been there for me during my best times, and even more so in my worst. And let me tell you, there have been enough of those worst times. There’s a song for everything and any milestone type of moment in my life most assuredly has a song that correlates directly to it.

Lately I’ve definitely been leaning more towards the ballad/slow spectrum of music with recent events being what they are. It’s been nice to be able to connect some of those songs that I love and that Stef does to things that we’re doing or would like to do. Don’t get me wrong there’s more to it than just the slower stuff but it’s definitely been nice late at night to mellow out before sleep.

As a young child I leaned more towards what I would call my mother’s style of music, that being the pop leaning music. It would generally mix in with whatever my dad was listening to, whether that be Van Halen, Metallica, AC/DC, etc. I just didn’t connect as much with Dad’s music at that age because it was heavier and not as fun. As a kid fun is what mattered more right? At least to me at that point it did. So it was what it was. I still listen to some of it to this day because it all depends on the mood you’re in and what’s going on.

When I moved into middle school and then later into high school I eventually found that rock was by far my favorite style of music. I know there are many genres that fall under that general banner so I won’t go to the lengths of labeling because I would hate for someone to feel like a band they love is disrespected by my mislabeling. What I do know for a fact is the one band that definitely drew me into the rock music that I love dearly was Creed.

Yes I know they are loathed by just as many (probably more if we’re being real) as they are loved by. But for the sake of this blog, and because I really do not care, they were my gateway drug into the larger scene of music that I would grow into. The same goes for Nickelback (and yes fuck you if you hate Nickelback, I mean that, apologies for them being successful.) I became a massive fan of both and followed everything they did and have done since.

When it comes to Creed that includes their split and the projects that have come out of it. Today the soundtrack that drove this story is the newest single from their singer Scott Stapp. His issues and life are publicly known so I won’t delve into that because I’m focusing on the good here. All I will say is as fan of his music I’m glad that he’s got things together and is on a non destructive path in life.

I have always felt like I could connect with the lyrics in just about any Creed/Scott Stapp song. That proves true as well when it comes to numerous Alter Bridge songs and Tremonti. (For the record the remaining band + Myles Kennedy are Alter Bridge with Mark Tremonti being the singer for Tremonti and the guitarist for Alter Bridge.) They have dragged me through some of my darkest moments and honest to god probably helped me not make some very poor decisions at times where it would have quite easy to do so. I don’t see that ever changing and I’m quite sure most of you all can relate to that. Enjoy.

In circles of hell
The weight of the world
Even in my dreams
I can’t escape from myself

I shut every door but the right one
I fought the devil and he won
Scott Stapp – Purpose For Pain

Scott Stapp - Purpose For Pain

Credits:

~Him~

His Pose: The Owl & WRONG. 1 ~ SatanLoveM Resident ~ NEW @ Neo-Japan (Mar 30-Apr 21)

Head: CATWA HEAD Victor [SL Neck] v3.2 ~ Catwa Clip
Head Applier: Clef de Peau.Clef de Peau.Oscar T4 [CATWA] ~ Marcopol Oh
Hair: lock&tuft – frank v1 ~ AlyxxBanks Resident
Hairbase: Izzie’s – Catwa – Applier Bloody Hairbase ~ Izzie Button
Brows: IDTTY Faces – CATWA Appliers [Subtle Eyebrows] ~ Melissa Hindrabar
Eyes & Bruises: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. Badass Fighter – Wounds & Eyes ~ Psikotik Gothly
Teeth Applier: Mad’ – Bloody Mouth [Tongue+Teeth] [CATWA APPLIER] ~ Eve Kazan
Ears: [MANDALA] STRETCHED_Ears_Season2 GOLD – Kikunosuke Eel
Beard: GA EG – Daniel Bento Viking Stache & Beard – Night ~ ElleEtGance Resident
Body: [Signature] Gianni Body – Body – v4.6 ~ Mona Delpiaz
Body Applier: Clef de Peau.Body Tight T4 ~ Marcopol Oh
Scratches: IDTTY Faces – CATWA Appliers [Battle Marks] ~ Melissa Hindrabar
Hands: [Signature] Gianni Body – Hands – v4.6 ~ Mona Delpiaz
Feet: [Signature] Gianni Body – Feet – v4.6 ~ Mona Delpiaz
Tattoo: Oxydate. Feed the Beast Tattoo_Bodies Applier ~ MonaSax95 Resident

Bandages: kotte – hand bandages A (Gianni) ~ ChickenPots Resident ~ NEW @ The Mens Dept (Apr 5-Apr 28)
Earrings:
 [CX] Tangled Mastodon (Silver) ~ Kamayari Resident

~Her~

Her Pose: Bauhaus Movement – Flying Daggers Gift 3 ~ LouLou Teichmann

Head: CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2 ~ Catwa Clip
Hair: TRUTH / Halona – Multitone 1 ~ Truth Hawks
Head Applier: L’Etre – Heidi Skin [Cotton Tone] ~ Dam1710 Resident
Ears:
[MANDALA] STEKING_EARS_Season5 – Kikunosuke Eel
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 ~ Onyx Lashelle
Skin Applier: L’Etre – Maitreya Body Appliers [Cotton tone] ~ Dam1710 Resident
Tattoo: -[TWC]- Bad Eye *OMEGA* ~ Jareth Cygnet
Lipstick: [CX] Calamitous Lipstick ~ Kamayari Resident
Nail Polish: Adoness: Maitreya Nails: Basics: Mono to Goth ~ Cruella Pennell

Bandages: CUREMORE / Patient Bandages RARE ~ GACHA ~ PsyQueen Resident/Kaorinette Resident
Feet Bandages/Blood: Astralia – Bloody Bandage feet accessory (maitreya) ~ Astralia Resident
Talons: [CX] Salient Talons – Silver ( Maitreya ) ~ Kamayari Resident

Weapons: Bauhaus Movement – Flying Daggers PROP / SHINY ~ LouLou Teichmann

~Scenery~

Backdrop: [CX] Crucifix Corridor ~ Kamayari Resident

Written by Lucky

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