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Friday, July 26, 2013

I Believe

Sometimes the song of the day becomes so because it's stuck in my head.
It resonates in my soul.  The truth is here.
Have a blessed and bountiful day.


All I know is what I've been sold
You can read my life like a fortune told
I've seen the dream, there's no land of Oz
But I got my brain and I got a heart
And courage built I won't let go
What we need right now is ....soul

I can't do this, you can't do that
They feed us lines but I won't act
And all good things will come to pass
But the truth is all you have to have
And would you lie for it?
(Do you) cry for it?
(Would you) die for it?
Would you

I believe, I believe
With every breath that I breathe
You and me can turn a whisper to a scream
I believe, I believe

You know what you came here for
You'll pay the cost,
like it's your cross to bear
Are we the ones that put it there
Would you scheme for it
scream for it, bleed for it
Would you

I believe, I believe
Believe we're still worth
The fight you'll see
There's no hope for this world tonight
I believe, I believe

Don't look up on your movie screens
In record stores or magazines
Close your eyes and you will see
That you are all you really need

I believe, I believe
With every breath that I breathe
You and me can turn a
whisper to a scream
I believe, I believe

Thursday, July 25, 2013

30 Traits of an Empath

As someone who was significantly oppressed by her religious upbringing, I never really knew how to describe me.  In recent time, I'm getting back down to me. I had a past life reading done and the past life reading struck so much to the core of me that I knew I needed to research. The very next day, I saw this on Facebook.

I knew I was a lightworker. I knew I was a healer. I knew I was a teacher. Now I know to add Empath to that.

I found the original work on the web (woohoo!). I'm big on giving credit where it's due.

Are you an Empath, too?



1. Knowing: Empaths just know stuff, without being told. It’s a knowing that goes way beyond intuition or gut feelings, even though that is how many would describe the knowing. The more attuned they are the stronger this gift becomes.

2. Being in public places can be overwhelming: Places like shopping malls, supermarkets or stadiums where there are lots of people around can fill the empath with turbulently vexed emotions that are coming from others.

3. Feeling others emotions and taking them on as your own: This is a huge one for empaths. To some they will feel emotions off those near by and with others they will feel emotions from those a vast distance away, or both. The more adept empath will know if someone is having bad thoughts about them, even from great distance.

4. Watching violence, cruelty or tragedy on the TV is unbearable: The more attuned an empath becomes the worse it is and may make it so they eventually have to stop watching TV and reading newspapers altogether.

5. You know when someone is not being honest: If a friend or a loved one is telling you lies you know it (although many empaths try not to focus on this because knowing a loved one is lying can be painful). Or if someone is saying one thing but feeling/thinking another, you know.

6. Picking up physical symptoms off another: An empath will almost always develop the ailments off another (colds, eye infections, body aches and pains) especially those they’re closest to, somewhat like sympathy pains.

7. Digestive disorders and lower back problems: The solar plexus chakra is based in the centre of the abdomen and it’s known as the seat of emotions. This is where empaths feel the incoming emotion of another, which can weaken the area and eventually lead to anything from stomach ulcers to IBS (too many other conditions to list here). Lower back problems can develop from being ungrounded (amongst other things) and one, who has no knowledge of them being an empath, will almost always be ungrounded.

8. Always looking out for the underdog: Anyone whose suffering, in emotional pain or being bullied draws an empath’s attention and compassion.

9. Others will want to offload their problems on you, even strangers: An empath can become a dumping ground for everyone else’s issues and problems, which, if they’re not careful can end up as their own.

10. Constant fatigue: Empaths often get drained of energy, either from energy vampires or just taking on too much from others, which even sleep will not cure. Many get diagnosed with ME.

11. Addictive personality: Alcohol, drugs, sex, are to name but a few addictions that empaths turn to, to block out the emotions of others. It is a form of self protection in order to hide from someone or something.

12. Drawn to healing, holistic therapies and all things metaphysical: Although many empaths would love to heal others they can end up turning away from being healers (even though they have a natural ability for it), after they’ve studied and qualified, because they take on too much from the one they are trying to heal. Especially if they are unaware of their empathy. Anything of a supernatural nature is of interest to empaths and they don’t surprise or get shocked easily. Even at the revelation of what many others would consider unthinkable, for example, empaths would have known the world was round when others believed it was flat.

13. Creative: From singing, dancing, acting, drawing or writing an empath will have a strong creative streak and a vivid imagination.

14. Love of nature and animals: Being outdoors in nature is a must for empaths and pets are an essential part of their life.

15. Need for solitude: An empath will go stir-crazy if they don’t get quiet time. This is even obvious in empathic children.

16. Gets bored or distracted easily if not stimulated: Work, school and home life has to be kept interesting for an empath or they switch off from it and end up daydreaming or doodling.

17. Finds it impossible to do things they don’t enjoy: As above. Feels like they are living a lie by doing so. To force an empath to do something they dislike through guilt or labelling them as idle will only serve in making them unhappy. It’s for this reason many empaths get labelled as being lazy.

18. Strives for the truth: This becomes more prevalent when an empath discovers his/her gifts and birthright. Anything untruthful feels plain wrong.

19. Always looking for the answers and knowledge: To have unanswered questions can be frustrating for an empath and they will endeavour to find an explanation. If they have a knowing about something they will look for confirmation. The downside to this is an information overload.

20. Likes adventure, freedom and travel: Empaths are free spirits.

21. Abhors clutter: It makes an empath feel weighed down and blocks the flow of energy.

22. Loves to daydream: An empath can stare into space for hours, in a world of their own and blissfully happy.

23. Finds routine, rules or control, imprisoning: Anything that takes away their freedom is debilitating to an empath even poisoning.

24. Prone to carry weight without necessarily overeating: The excess weight is a form of protection to stop the negative incoming energies having as much impact.

25. Excellent listener: An empath won’t talk about themselves much unless it’s to someone they really trust. They love to learn and know about others and genuinely care.

26. Intolerance to narcissism: Although kind and often very tolerant of others, empaths do not like to be around overly egotistical people, who put themselves first and refuse to consider another’s feelings or points of view other than their own.

27. The ability to feel the days of the week: An empath will get the ‘Friday Feeling’ if they work Fridays or not. They pick up on how the collective are feeling. The first couple of days of a long, bank holiday weekend (Easter for example) can feel, to them, like the world is smiling, calm and relaxed. Sunday evenings, Mondays and Tuesdays, of a working week, have a very heavy feeling.

28. Will not choose to buy antiques, vintage or second-hand: Anything that’s been pre-owned carries the energy of the previous owner. An empath will even prefer to have a brand new car or house (if they are in the financial situation to do so) with no residual energy.

29. Sense the energy of food: Many empaths don’t like to eat meat or poultry because they can feel the vibrations of the animal (especially if the animal suffered), even if they like the taste.

30. Can appear moody, shy, aloof, disconnected: Depending on how an empath is feeling will depend on what face they show to the world. They can be prone to mood swings and if they’ve taken on too much negative will appear quiet and unsociable, even miserable. An empath detests having to pretend to be happy when they’re sad, this only adds to their load (makes working in the service industry, when it’s service with a smile, very challenging) and can make them feel like scuttling under a stone.

If you can say yes to most or all of the above then you are most definitely an empath

Empaths are having a particularly difficult time at the present time, picking up on all the negative emotions that are being emantated into the world from the populace.

TRAITS OF AN EMPATH by Christel Broederlow
Empaths are often quiet achievers. They can take a while to handle a compliment for they’re more inclined to point out another’s positive attributes. They are highly expressive in all areas of emotional connection, and talk openly, and, at times quite frankly. They may have few problems talking about their feelings if another cares to listen (regardless of how much they listen to others).

However, they can be the exact opposite: reclusive and apparently unresponsive at the best of times. They may even appear ignorant. Some are very good at “blocking out” others and that’s not always a bad thing, at least for the learning empath struggling with a barrage of emotions from others, as well as their own feelings.

Empaths have a tendency to openly feel what is outside of them more so than what is inside of them. This can cause empaths to ignore their own needs. In general an empath is non-violent, non-aggressive and leans more towards being the peacemaker. Any area filled with disharmony creates an uncomfortable feeling in an empath. If they find themselves in the middle of a confrontation, they will endeavor to settle the situation as quickly as possible, if not avoid it all together. If any harsh words are expressed in defending themselves, they will likely resent their lack of self-control, and have a preference to peacefully resolve the problem quickly.

Empaths are more inclined to pick up another’s feelings and project it back without realizing its origin in the first place. Talking things out is a major factor in releasing emotions in the learning empath. Empaths can develop an even stronger degree of understanding so that they can find peace in most situations. The downside is that empaths may bottle up emotions and build barriers sky-high so as to not let others know of their innermost thoughts and/or feelings. This withholding of emotional expression can be a direct result of a traumatic experience, an expressionless upbringing, or simply being told as a child, “Children are meant to be seen and not heard!”

Without a doubt, this emotional withholding can be detrimental to one’s health, for the longer one’s thoughts and/or emotions aren’t released, the more power they build. The thoughts and/or emotions can eventually becoming explosive, if not crippling. The need to express oneself honestly is a form of healing and a choice open to all. To not do so can result in a breakdown of the person and result in mental/emotional instability or the creation of a physical ailment, illness or disease.

Empaths are sensitive to TV, videos, movies, news and broadcasts. Violence or emotional dramas depicting shocking scenes of physical or emotional pain inflicted on adults, children or animals can bring an empath easily to tears. At times, they may feel physically ill or choke back the tears. Some empaths will struggle to comprehend any such cruelty, and may have grave difficulty in expressing themselves in the face of another’s ignorance, closed-mindedness and obvious lack of compassion. They simply cannot justify the suffering they feel and see.

You will find empaths working with people, animals or nature with a true passion and dedication to help them. They are often tireless teachers and/or caretakers for our environment and all within it. Many volunteers are empathic and give up personal time to help others without pay and/or recognition.

Empaths may be excellent storytellers due to an endless imagination, inquisitive minds and ever-expanding knowledge. They can be old romantics at heart and very gentle. They may also be the “keepers” of ancestral knowledge and family history. If not the obvious family historians, they may be the ones who listen to the stories passed down and possess the majority of the family history. Not surprisingly, they may have started or possess a family tree.

They have a broad interest in music to suit their many expressive temperaments, and others can query how empaths can listen to one style of music, and within minutes, change to something entirely different. Lyrics within a song can have adverse, powerful effects on empaths, especially if it is relevant to a recent experience. In these moments, it is advisable for empaths to listen to music without lyrics, to avoid playing havoc with their emotions!

They are just as expressive with body language as with words, thoughts, and feelings. Their creativity is often expressed through dance, acting, and bodily movements. Empaths can project an incredible amount of energy portraying and/or releasing emotion. Empaths can become lost in the music, to the point of being in a trance-like state; they become one with the music through the expression of their physical bodies. They describe this feeling as a time when all else around them is almost non-existent.

People of all walks of life and animals are attracted to the warmth and genuine compassion of empaths. Regardless of whether others are aware of one being empathic, people are drawn to them as a metal object is to a magnet!

Even complete strangers find it easy to talk to empaths about the most personal things, and before they know it, they have poured out their hearts and souls without intending to do so consciously. It is as though on a sub-conscious level that person knows instinctively that empaths would listen with compassionate understanding. Then again, for empaths, it is always nice to actually be heard themselves!

Here are the listeners of life. They can be outgoing, bubbly, enthusiastic and a joy to be in the presence of, as well as highly humorous at the most unusual moments! On the flip side, empaths can be weighted with mood swings that will have others around them want to jump overboard and abandon ship! The thoughts and feelings empaths receive from any and all in their life can be so overwhelming (if not understood) that their moods can fluctuate with lightning speed. One moment they may be delightfully happy and with a flick of the switch, miserable.

Abandoning an empath in the throes of alternating moods can create detrimental effects. A simple return of empathic love–listening and caring compassionately without bias, judgment and/or condemnation–can go an incredibly long way to an empath’s instant recovery. Many empaths don’t understand what is occurring within them. They literally have no idea that another person’s emotions are now felt, as one’s own and reflected outwardly. They are confused as to how one moment all was well, and then the next, they feel so depressed, alone, etc. The need to understand the possibilities of empath connection is a vital part of the empaths journey for themselves and for those around them.

Empaths are often problem solvers, thinkers, and studiers of many things. As far as empaths are concerned, where a problem is, so too is the answer. They often will search until they find one – if only for peace of mind. This can certainly prove beneficial for others in their relationships, in the workplace, or on the home front. Where there is a will, there is a way and the empath will find it. The empath can literally (likely without the knowledge of what’s actually occurring) tap into Universal Knowledge and be receptive to guidance in solving anything they put their head and hearts into.

Empaths often are vivid and/or lucid dreamers. They can dream in detail and are inquisitive of dream content. Often they feel as though the dreams are linked to their physical life somehow, and not just a mumble of nonsensical, irrelevant, meaningless images. This curiosity will lead many empathic dreamers to unravel some of the “mysterious” dream contents from an early age and connect the interpretation to its relevance in their physical life. If not, they may be led to dream interpretations through other means.

Empaths are daydreamers with difficulty keeping focused on the mundane. If life isn’t stimulating, off an empath will go into a detached state of mind. They will go somewhere, anywhere, in a thought that appears detached from the physical reality, yet is alive and active for they really are off and away. If a tutor is lecturing with little to no emotional input, empaths will not be receptive to such teaching and can (unintentionally) drift into a state of daydreaming.

Give the empath student the tutor who speaks with stimuli and emotion (through actual experience of any given subject) and the empath is receptively alert. Empaths are a captivated audience. This same principle applies in acting. An actor will either captivate the audience through expressing (in all aspects) emotions (as though they really did experience the role they are portraying) or will loose them entirely. Empaths make outstanding actors.

Empaths frequently experience déjà vu and synchronicities. What may initially start as, “Oh, what a coincidence”, will lead to the understanding of synchronicities as an aspect of who they are. These synchronicities will become a welcomed and continually expanding occurrence. As an understanding of self grows, the synchronicities become more fluent and free flowing. The synchronicities can promote a feeling of euphoria as empaths identify with them and appreciate the connection to their empathic nature.

Empaths are most likely to have had varying paranormal experiences throughout their lives. NDE’s (Near death experiences) and or OBE’s (Out of body experiences) can catapult an unaware empath into the awakening period and provide the momentum for a journey of discovery. Those who get caught up in life, in society’s often dictating ways, in work etc., can become lost in a mechanical way of living that provides very little meaning. All “signs of guidance” are ignored to shift out of this state of “doing”. A path to being whole again becomes evident and a search for more meaning in one’s life begins.

These types of experiences appear dramatic, can be life-altering indeed, and are most assuredly just as intensely memorable in years to come. They are the voice of guidance encouraging us to pursue our journey in awareness. Sometimes, some of us require that extra assistance!

For some empaths, the lack of outside understanding towards paranormal events they experience, may lead to suppressing such abilities. (Most of these abilities are very natural and not a coincidence.) Empaths may unknowingly adopt the positive or negative attitude of others as their own. (This, however, can be overcome.) Empaths may need to follow interests in the paranormal and the unexplained with curiosity so as to explain and accept their life circumstances.

Words © Christel Broederlow

Find the original here.

 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Distance

Sometimes it's just pieces. Tidbits. Moments.
Sometimes it's the anthem that becomes the life.
Never give up the fight.
Don't stop believing.
Keep on going.
Don't let it die.
Go the distance.
Can you feel the mantra?



There's a train out in the distance, destination still unknown
Far away where no one's waiting, so far from home, so far from home

There's a rose outside your window, the first snow is falling down
Like that lonesome whistle blowing
I keep on going, keep on going...

[Chorus:]
Close your eyes and see my blue skies breaking through these dark clouds
You are the light
In my mind I see your red dress and your arms are reaching through the night
I'll never give up the fight
I'll go the distance

There's a thread that runs between us pulling 'cross this great divide
It's only there for the believers
Don't stop believing, don't stop believing

[Chorus:]
Close your eyes and see my blue skies breaking through these dark clouds
You are the light
In my mind I see your red dress and your arms are reaching through the night
I'll never give up the fight
I'll go the distance, I'll go the distance

There's a never ending story that begins with you and I
Like the rose outside your window
Don't let it die, don't let it die

[Chorus:]
Close your eyes and see my blue skies breaking through these dark clouds
You are the light
In my mind I see your red dress and your arms are reaching through the night

Close your eyes and see my blue skies breaking through these dark clouds
You are the light
In my mind I see your red dress and my arms are reaching through the night
I'll never give up the fight
I'll go the distance



Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Silent Night

I made an mp3 disc of Bon Jovi albums for my car (That doesn't really surprise you, does it?!). I heard this song the other day and it sparked something. One of those long-forgotten songs. The mind may have forgotten it, but the soul didn't.
It makes my heart ache for all the loves that weren't fought for. The ones that mattered. The ones that crushed souls. The ones that shouldn't have been relegated to the world of "ships passing in the night."
Sorry. Sentimental post. Feeling kind of sentimental lately.

After the smoke clears
When it's down to you and I
When the sun appears
And there's nothing left but goodbyes
We'll just turn and walk away
How could we let it end like this
Just turn and walk away
Should we seal it with a kiss

It's too late
Now you're out and on the run
It's too late
Held up in love without a gun

[Chorus]
Silent night
We hold up our candle light
Silent night
The night our love died
No words to say
And we're both too tired to fight
Just hold me close and don't let go...

It was all so simple when
You were to be queen and I'd be your king
I guess those dreams got lost
Cause baby you're still you and I'm still me
Now letting go
It's always the hardest part to fight
When we both know
We're just two more victims of the night

It's too late
Too late to wonder why
Much too late
To save a love that's died.

[Chorus]

Just hold me close and don't let me go

After the smoke cleared
It was down to you and I
When the sun appeared
There was nothing left but goodbyes...
Silent night

Monday, July 22, 2013

I Am

This is one of my favorites.
Because I am the one who will be there for others. I will understand, even when I don't relate. I will be the one who values everyone for who they are.


"I Am"

How you spend your minutes are what matters
All tomorrows come from yesterday's
When you're feeling broke and bruised and sometimes shattered
Blew out the candles on the cake like everything's a big mistake
It seems you always wait for life to happen
And your last buck can't buy a lucky break
If all we've got is us then life's worth living
And if you're in, you know I'm in
I'm ready and I'm willing

[Chorus]
I Am
When you think that no-one needs you
Sees you or believes you
No ones there to understand
I Am
I'll be there to be that someone
When you think that no one, is there to hold your hand
I Am

We're just who we are, there's no pretending
It takes a while to learn to live in your own skin
Say a prayer that we might find our happy ending
And if you're in, you know I'm in
I'm ready and I'm willing

[Chorus]

And I aint got no halo hanging over my head
I aint gonna judge you, I'm just here to love you
I Am
I Am

[Chorus x2]

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Blood on Blood

This is how I feel about my friends, too.
xoxo




I can still remember
When I was just a kid
When friends were friends forever
And what you said was what you did

Well, it was me and Danny and Bobby
We cut each other's hands
And held tight to a promise
Only brothers understand

But we were so young (so young)
One for all and all for one (for one)
Just as sure as the river's gonna run

Blood on blood
One on one
We'd still be standing
When all was said and done
Blood on blood
One on one
And I'll be here for you
Till Kingdom come
Blood on blood

Well, Bobby was our hero
Cause he had a fake I.D.
I got busted stealing cigarettes
And he took the rap for me

Danny knew this white trash girl
We each threw in a ten
She took us to this cheap motel
And turned us into men

We were so young (so young)
One for all and all for one (for one)
Just as sure as the river's gonna run

Blood on blood
One on one
We'd still be standing
When all is said and done
Blood on blood
One on one
And I'll be here for you
Till Kingdom come
Blood on blood

[Solo]

Now Bobby, he's an uptown lawyer
Danny, he's a medicin man
And me, I'm just the singer
In a long haired rock'n'roll band

Through the years and miles between us
It's been a long and lonely ride
But if I got a call in the dead of the night
I'd be right by your side

Blood on blood, blood on blood

Blood on blood
One on one
We'd still be standing
When all is said and done
Blood on blood
One on one
And I'll be here for you
Till Kingdom come
Blood on blood

Blood on blood

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Living in Sin

I have issues with religious dogma, and especially the way it tries to dictate what is and isn't acceptable in our society.
I've been "living in sin" most of my adult life.
But what right does one or another religion have to dictate the lives of everyone?
I had a woman walk into my store this morning and ask if we do computer repair. I responded yes. She went on to say, "my friends and I are going around to businesses today because it's so hard to catch people at home so that we can talk about when the suffering is going to end. Are you concerned about when the suffering is going to end?"
I responded (wearing my bright and shiny pentacle/triple goddess earrings that she probably didn't notice), "I really don't have time for this. I have a lot of work to do."
Here's the thing: she proceeded to take a card in case she needs computer repair work later. As a small business owner, it is SO hard dealing with people like this. You want to call them out on their rudeness for soliciting the religion during someone's workday at a place where they can't "ignore your knock on their door", but you know that you have to be kinder, gentler and less imposing than they are because word of mouth can kill your business.
Add this incident to "reasons I dislike organized religion." I am a spiritual person. I believe in a higher power. I'm not buying my way into "heaven" by donating half of my paycheck to a church that makes me feel like I'll never be good enough. I am enough. I am perfect. I am learning, growing and loving.
Love is all that matters. Live a life of love and your suffering lessens.
Religious rant over. Have a blessed and beautiful day!



I don't need no license
To sign on no line
And I don't need no preacher
To tell me you're mine
I don't need no diamonds
I don't need no new bride
I just need you, baby
To look me in the eye

I know they have a hand time
And your Daddy don't approve
But I don't need your Daddy
Telling us what we should do

Now there's a million questions
I could ask about our lives
But I only need one answer
To get me through the night

So baby, can you tell me just where we fit in
I call it love they call it living in sin
Is it you and me or just this world we live in
I say we're living on love they say we're living in sin

Is it right for both our parents
Who fight it out most nights
Then pray for God's forgiveness
When they both turn out the lights
Or wear that ring of diamonds
When your heart is made of stone
You can talk but still say nothing
You stay together but alone

Or is it right to hold you
And kiss your lips goodnight
They say the promise is forever
If you sign it on the dotted line

Baby, can you tell me just where we fit in
I call it love they call it living in sin
Is it you and me or just this world we live in
I say we're living on love they say we're living in sin

[Solo]

Baby, can you tell me just where we fit in
I call it love they call it living in sin
Is it you and me or just this world we live in
I say we're living on love they say we're living in sin

I call it love they call it living in sin

Living in sin

I don't know where to begin
I don't know where we fit in

Living in sin

Friday, July 19, 2013

Raise Your Hands - Post Concert Hangover

This is the only photo I have on my phone from the concert.

We had good seats, but not good picture taking seats. And frankly, I was too busy enjoying the music, dancing with my friends and trying to keep track of the set list. I did get distracted occasionally, but I think my set list is complete. They don't have one posted on their website yet, so I can't compare.

That's What The Water Made Me
You Give Love a Bad Name
Raise Your Hands
Born To Be My Baby
Lost Highway
It's My Life
Because We Can
What About Now
We've Got It Going On
Keep the Faith
(You Want to) Make a Memory
Bed of Roses
Runaway
Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen from Mars
We Weren't Born To Follow
Who Says You Can't Go Home
Dancing in the Streets
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
Bad Medicine
Pretty Woman
Wanted Dead or Alive
Someday I'll Be Saturday Night
Have a Nice Day
Living on a Prayer

I was a little distressed that they didn't play Bounce, but it was a great set. It was a great concert and I can't wait to do something like this again with Dina, Vicky, Megan and Katana. We had an awesome time, and it was decidedly cool to have the Canadians in front of us say that Megan and Katana were obviously not old enough to know Bon Jovi. Then we explained that their momma raised them right! ;-) They were a fun bunch. We had some downer people to the right of us and behind us. I can't imagine why you'd pay good money to go a concert like that and then sit there with a complete lack of enjoyment written all over your face and displayed through your body language. Good thing we weren't letting anyone or anything bring us down!

Dina took quite a few pics throughout the night with her phone. I hope to get my hands on some of them soon!

After the concert, we stopped at a pub down the street from Dina's to have a drink and a snack. They played some great tunes. I giggled over their sign in the ladies restroom.

It was a little dark. A little dingy. But clean. So no, it didn't suck so much. Good music was playing at that pub, too! Nice 80s tunes, starting with some Joan Jett when we walked in the door. I think Megan might have been feeling a bit embarrassed to be seen with us, as we continued to our musical evening by singing along with the jukebox tunes. Loudly.

Today, I'm experiencing an absolute-exhaustion-hangover. With less that four hours of sleep I made it to work. Hold the coffee today. My throat is a wee-bit pained from all the singing, yelling and cheering. And I wouldn't trade the experience for the pain.

 Love and Light. Have an amazing day!!



You - you got a nasty reputation
We're in a sticky situation - it's down to me and you
So tell me - is it true ... they say there ain't nobody better
Well now that we're together
Show me what you can do

You're under the gun
Out on the run
Gonna set the night on fire
You're out on the run
Under the gun
And playin' to win

[Chorus:]
Raise your hands
When you want to let it go
Raise your hands
And you want to let a feeling show
Raise your hands
From New York to Chicago
Raise your hands
From New Jersey to Tokyo
Raise your hands

I - I've been out on the front line
Where you'll go down if you waste time
They'll walk all over you
But I - I ain't here looking for surrender
I'll raise the flag if you'll defend her
It's up to you

You're under the gun
Out on the run
Gonna set the night on fire
You're out on the run
Under the gun
And playin' to win

[Chorus]



Thursday, July 18, 2013

Concert Day

I simply couldn't pick just one today. Frankly, the Bon Jovi song of the day may continue for a while as we ride the blissful wave of seeing them perform tonight at Ford Field.




An angel's smile is what you sell
You promise me heaven, then put me through hell
Chains of love got a hold on me
When passion's a prison, you can't break free

You're a loaded gun
There's nowhere to run
No one can save me
The damage is done

[Chorus:]
Shot through the heart
And you're to blame
You give love a bad name
I play my part and you play your game
You give love a bad name
You give love a bad name

Paint your smile on your lips
Blood red nails on your fingertips
A school boy's dream, you act so shy
Your very first kiss was your first kiss goodbye

You're a loaded gun
There's nowhere to run
No one can save me
The damage is done

[Chorus]


Growing up today
There's many mountains you must climb
You're not the only one
'Cause everybody's on that line
Hey mister know it all
What do you recommend
You think you know the answers
But the questions never end

Young hearts better hold on
Beyond the innocence
Your youth is gone
So look in your mirror
You got nothing to lose
Don't waste your time away
Thinkin' 'bout yesterday's blues

Born outta passion
To a world gone cold
Ya wear it on your shoulders
It's a heavy, heavy load I know
Love and its emotions
Come knocking at your door
Young hearts will be broken
And time's the only cure

Young hearts better hold on
Beyond the innocence
Your youth is gone
So look in your mirror
It'll tell you the truth
Don't waste your life away
Thinkin' 'bout yesterday's blues

Temptation makes us fall from grace
But the angels were sinners
And the sinners saints
Forgive yourself cause we're all the same
Everybody rides on the karma train

Young hearts
Better hold on
Beyond the innocence
Your youth is gone
Look in your mirror
It'll tell you the truth
Don't waste your time away
Don't waste your life away, no, no
Live today
There's no time to lose
Cause when tomorrow comes
It's all just yesterday's news

All just yesterday news


I wake up in the morning
And I raise my weary head
I got an old coat for a pillow
And the earth was last night's bed
I don't know where I'm going
Only God knows where I've been
I'm a devil on the run
A six gun lover
A candle in the wind
When you're brought into this world
They say you're born in sin
Well at least they gave me something
I didn't have to steal or have to win
Well they tell me that I'm wanted
Yeah I'm a wanted man
I'm colt in your stable
I'm what Cain was to Abel
Mister catch me if you can
I'm going down in a blaze of glory
Take me now but know the truth
I'm going down in a blaze of glory
Lord I never drew first
But I drew first blood
I'm no one's son
Call me young gun
You ask about my consience
And I offer you my soul
You ask If I'll grow to be a wise man
Well I ask if I'll grow old
You ask me if I known love
And what it's like to sing songs in the rain
Well,I've seen love come
And I've seen it shot down
I've seen it die in vain
Shot down in a blaze of glory
Take me now but know the truth
'Cause I'm going down in a blaze of glory
Lord I never drew first
But I drew first blood
I'm the devil's son
Call me young gun
Each night I go to bed
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
No I ain't looking for forgiveness
But before I'm six foot deep
Lord,I got to ask a favor
And I'll hope you'll understand
'Cause I've lived life to the fullest
Let the boy die like a man
Staring down the bullet
Let me make my final stand
Shot down in a blaze of glory
Take me now but know the truth
I'm going out in a blaze of glory
Lord I never drew first
But I drew first blood
and I'm no one's son
Call me young gun
I'm a young gun


I tried to make you happy
You know I tried so hard to be
What you hoped that I would be
I gave you what wanted
God couldn't give you what you need
You wanted more from me
Than I could ever be
You wanted heart and soul
But you didn't know, baby

Wild, wild is the wind
That takes me away from you
Cold is the night without your love
To see me through
Wild, wild is the wind
That blows through my heart

Wild is the wind,
Wild is the wind
You got to understand, baby
Wild is the wind

You need someone to hold you
Somebody to be there night and day
Someone to kiss your fears away
I just went on pretending
Too weak, too proud, too tough to say
I couldn't be the one
To make your dreams come true
That's why I had to run
Though I needed you, baby

Wild, wild is the wind
That takes me away from you
Cold is the night without your love
To see me through, baby
Wild, wild is the wind
That blows through my heart tonight
That tears us apart

Wild is the wind,
Wild is the wind
You got to understand, baby
Wild is the wind

[Solo]

Maybe a better man
Would live and die for you
Baby, a better man would
Never say goodbye to you

Wild, wild is the wind
That takes me away from you
Cold is the night without your love
To see me through, baby
Wild, wild is the wind
That blows through my heart tonight
That tears us apart

Wild is the wind,
Wild is the wind
You got to understand, baby
Wild is the wind

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Superman Tonight

Praying that Richie will be my superman tomorrow night and show up on stage, ready to play.
The music of Bon Jovi resonates in my soul.
I've stood on both sides of this one.
 Peace, love and light.


There's something about you
I want to rescue
I don't even know you
So what does that mean

Maybe I'm cynical
I'm painfully logical
You're tragic and beautiful
And that's good enough for me

You're looking for a hero, but it's just my old tattoo
Tonight I swear I'd sell my soul to be a hero for you

Who's going to save you
When the stars fall from your sky
And who's going to pull you in
When the tide gets too high
Who's going to hold you
When you turn out the lights
I won't lie I wish that I
Could be your superman tonight

If somebody sent you
An angel to save you
What would you tell him to turn him away

That your heart don't break
That your lips don't kiss
That life is just a lie
That heaven don't exist?

Who's going to save you
When the stars fall from your sky
And who's going to pull you in
When the tide gets too high
Who's going to hold you
When you turn out the lights
I won't lie I wish that I
Could be your superman tonight

Who's going to fix you
The next time you break down
Stranded alone by the side of the road
It's your baggage that's dragging you down
Don't look back
Let it go

Ohhh, Ohhhhh

Who's going to save you
When the stars fall from your sky
And who's going to pull you in
When the tide gets too high
Who's going to hold you
When you turn out the lights
I won't lie I wish that I
Was that superman

Who's going to save you
When the stars fall from your sky
And who's going to pull you in
When the tide gets too high
Who's going to hold you
When you turn out the lights
I won't lie I wish that I
Could be your superman tonight

woooah, woooah, woooah ohhh
woooah, woooah, woooah ohhh
woooah, woooah, woooah ohhh
woooah, woooah, woooah ohhh

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Runaway

This was my favorite for a really long time because it resonated in my life. Well, except for the working the night away on the streets (working at Domino's Pizza might have me covered for that description). I ran away from Jackson right after high school. I was so intensely hurt after that experience that I ran away from all relationships that had genuine potential.
If I'm not careful though, this could start sounding like a pity party, but that's not the intention. I am happy with how I've turned out. I count my blessings (and post one every day: see my Positive a Day tab above). I know every one of those experiences made me who I am.  Frankly, I'm pretty awesome!
Yesterday, I found out (for the first time ever) that this is Vicky's favorite Bon Jovi song, so this one goes out to her!
Have magnificent and amazing day!



On the street where you live girls talk about their social lives
They're made of lipstick, plastic and paint, a touch of sable in their eyes
(All your life) all your life all you've asked when's your daddy gonna talk to you
But you were living in another world tryin' to get your message through.

No one heard a single word you said.
They should have seen it in your eyes
What was going around your head.

[Chorus:]
Ooh, she's a little runaway.
Daddy's girl learned fast
All those things he couldn't say.
Ooh, she's a little runaway.

Take a line every night guaranteed to blow your mind
I see you out on the streets, calling for a wild time
So you sit home alone 'cause there's nothing left that you can do
There's only pictures hung in the shadows left there to look at you

You know she likes the lights at nights on the neon Broadway signs
She don't really mind, it's only love she hoped to find

[Chorus]

No one heard a single word she said
They should have seen it in your eyes
What was going around your head.

Ooh, she's a little runaway
Daddy's girl learned fast
All those things he couldn't say

Ooh, she's a little runaway
Daddy's girl learned fast
Now she works the night away

Ooh, she's a little runaway
Daddy's girl learned fast
All those things he couldn't say

Ooh, she's a little runaway
Daddy's girl learned fast
Now she works the night away

Monday, July 15, 2013

Lay Your Hands On Me

My baby sister, who loves Bon Jovi (almost) as much as I do, loves this song. I believe it's her favorite Bon Jovi tune.
She would love to be joining me, Dina, Vicky, Megan and Katana at the concert this Thursday, but she has four young children to take care of and lives in another state. Perhaps she'll be able to join us the next time around!



If you're ready, I'm willing and able
Help me lay my cards out on the table
You're mine and I'm yours for the taking
Right now the rules we made are meant for breaking

What you get ain't always what you see
But satisfaction's guaranteed
They say what you give is always what you need
So if you want me to lay my hands on you

Lay your hands on me, lay your hands on me, lay your hands on me,
Lay your hands on me, lay your hands on me, lay your hands on me,

Lay your hands on me

I'm a fighter, I'm a poet, I'm a preacher
I've been to school and baby, I've been the teacher
If you show me how to get up off the ground
I can show you how to fly and never ever come back down

Everything you want is what I need
Satisfaction's guaranteed
But the ride don't never ever come for free
If you want me to lay my hands on you

Lay your hands on me, lay your hands on me, lay your hands on me,
Lay your hands on me, lay your hands on me, lay your hands on me,

Lay your hands on me

[Solo]

Don't you know I only aim to please
If you want me to lay my hands on you

Lay your hands on me

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Welcome to Wherever You Are

When times get tough, this is an easy song to turn it. It's a great reminder that there's always a reason. Keeping your faith is imperative. Push through your worries and your sorrows. And don't forget that you're an absolutely perfect you. Love and light.



Maybe we're different, but we're still the same
We all got the blood of Eden, running through our veins
I know sometimes it's hard for you to see
You come between just who you are and who you wanna be

If you feel alone, and lost and need a friend
Remember every new beginning, is some beginning's end

[Chorus]
Welcome to wherever you are
This is your life, you made it this far
Welcome, you gotta believe
That right here right now, you're exactly where you're supposed to be
Welcome, to wherever you are

When everybody's in, and you're left out
And you feel your drowning, in a shadow of a doubt
Everyone's a miracle in their own way
Just listen to yourself, not what other people say

When it seems you're lost, alone and feeling down
Remember everybody's different
Just take a look around

[Chorus]

Be who you want to, be who you are
Everyones a hero, everyones a star

When you wanna give up, and your hearts about to break
Remember that you're perfect, God makes no mistakes

[Chorus]

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Bad Medicine

Can't have a Bon Jovi song of the day marathon without including this classic. I can think of many relationships this concept could be applied to. ;-)


I ain't got a fever got a permanent disease
It'll take more than a doctor to prescribe a remedy
I got lots of money but it isn't what I need
Gonna take more than a shot to get this poison out of me
I got all the symptoms count 'em 1,2,3

First you need
That's what you get for falling in love
Then you bleed
You get a little but it's never enough
On your knees
That's what you get for falling in love
And now this boy's addicted cause your kiss is the drug

Your love is like bad madicine
Bad medicine is what I need
Shake it up, just like bad madicine
There ain't no doctor that can
Cure my disease

Bad, bad medicine
Bad, bad medicine

I don't need no needle
To be giving me a thrill
And I don't need no anesthesia
Or a nurse to bring a pill
I got a dirty down addiction
It doesn't leave a track
I got a jone for your affection
Like a monkey on my back

There ain't no paramedic
Gonna save this heart attack

When you need
That's what you get for falling in love
Then you bleed
You get a little but it's never enough
On your knees
That's what you get for falling in love
Now I'm addicted and your kiss is the drug

Your love is like bad madicine
Bad medicine is what I need
Shake it up, just like bad madicine
So let's play doctor, baby
Cure my disease

Bad, bad medicine
Bad, bad medicine

[Solo]

I need a respirator cause I'm running out of breath
You're an all night generator wrapped is stockings and a dress
When you find your medicine you take what you can get
Cause if there's something better baby well thay haven't found it yet

Your love is like bad madicine
Bad medicine is what I need
Shake it up, just like bad madicine
There ain't no doctor that can
Cure my disease

Your love is like bad madicine
Bad medicine is what I need
Shake it up, just like bad madicine
Your love's the potion that
Can cure my disease

Bad, bad medicine
Bad, bad medicine

Friday, July 12, 2013

Save the World

I love the movie.
I love Bon Jovi.
I'm praying to be able to get Richie to save the experience of me, Dina, Vicky, Megan and Katana by showing up for the Ford Field concert on July 18th. We REALLY want him there. Hopefully he's hearing my begging!!



I never went to college
I don't have a degree
Let's say I went to night school
I learned all I know on the streets
I wasn't born a rich man
I ain't got no pedigree
The sweat on this old collar
That's my Ph.D.

It comes down to this
I wouldn't exist
Without you it ain't worth the grind
I'd fight for one kiss
On a night like this
You make me feel I could fly, like

[Chorus:]
I could save the world
Since the night your love saved me
Maybe I can't save the world
But as long as you believe
Maybe I could save the world

I got to confess
Sometimes I'm a mess
And sometimes I step out of line
Like this old tattoo
I ain't shiny or new
With you by my side nothing matters

[Chorus:]
I can save the world
Since the night your love saved me
Maybe I can't save the world
But as long as you believe
Maybe I can save the world

[Guitar solo ]

They can say it's blind love
But it's a fool who don't believe
That I'd fly all the way to the moon
Just to walk you down your street

[Chorus:]
I can save the world
Since the night your love saved me
Maybe I can't save the world
But as long as you believe
Our love is even stronger
Than god hoped it could be
Baby, all it takes is
Just a little faith in me
To feel like
I can save the world
I can save the world

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Lie To Me

I'd love to play Bon Jovi tunes that aren't in the mainstream for you. The problem is, I don't know which ones those are. I listen to Bon Jovi so much that they all feel mainstream to me.  Then, of course, if I can find them on YouTube, they MUST be mainstream, right? I have to say, I don't think I've ever heard this one on the radio.
I could take this one to philosophical heights.  But I'm not going to do that.
Have a blessed, beautiful, Bon Jovi day!!



Rumor has it that your daddy's coming down
He's gonna pay the rent
Tell me baby, is this as good as life is gonna get
It feels like there's a stranger standing in these shoes
But, I know I can't lose me, 'cause then I'd be losing you

I know I promised baby
I would be the one to make our dreams come true
I ain't too proud of all the struggles
And the hard times we've been through
When this cold world comes between us
Please tell me you'll be brave
'Cause I can realize the danger when forgiveness fades away

If you don't love me - lie to me
'Cause baby you're the one thing I believe
Let it all fall down around us, if that's what's meant to be
Right now if you don't love me baby - lie to me

Pour another cup of coffee
Babe I got something to say to you
I ain't got the winning ticket
Not the one that's gonna pull us through
No one said that it'd be easy
Let your old man take you home
But know that if you walk out on me that darling
I'd be gone

If you don't love me - lie to me
'Cause baby you're the one thing I believe
Let it all fall down around us, if that's what's meant to be
Right now if you can't love me baby - lie to me
Baby, I can take it

It's a bitch, but life's a roller coaster ride
The ups and downs will make you scream sometimes
It's hard believing that the thrill is gone
But we got to go around again, so let's hold on

If you don't love me - lie to me
'Cause baby you're the one thing I believe
Let it all fall down around us
If that's what's meant to be
Right now if you can't love me baby - lie to me
Lie to me
Baby, I can take it
C'mon lie to me


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Am I Overreacting?

I was a bad momma (not that anyone else in my family helped much!). I waited until almost the last minute to make boarding plans for Buddy, so when I did finally call, my vet's office was full. They recommended I try another place. They were also full. Neither one of them could or would recommend any other specific place.

So I broke out the phone book.  I found a place that charges the same approximate rates as my vet office.  Details include letting them out in the yard 4 times a day. They don't let them out with the other animals so there's no concern about fighting. They'll provide Science Diet for Sensitive stomachs if you don't bring in your own food. I made notes. I scheduled the dates. I wrote down the times for pickup and drop off that I was told. They needed a copy of his records faxed for boarding purposes. Everything seemed okay. Except for me immediately being nervous about boarding him in an unfamiliar place.

A few days later, Megan found out where I was going to be boarding him. She told me a story of someone she knows who "works" there that let a dog out at the wrong time and the dog ran into the road, almost being hit by a car. Suddenly, I'm even less comfortable.

But we get to the place to drop him off at the time discussed and they have an awesome pictorial guide to the staff hanging on the wall, which doesn't include the offender Megan mentioned. Whew!

Seriously though, I included these snacks and food:

 
And I included these instructions (though I fear you won't be able to read them well):
 
 

We also took this chewed up purple blanket that he lays on when Steve is hanging out in the kitchen in the mornings, plus his kong to chew on if he wanted to.  Some comforts of home because we know he has some separation anxiety.
 
They asked if we wanted him to get bathed or his nail trimmed. We opted for the nail trim but we'll do his bathing at home. We left the facility. I was actually feeling okay by the time we were heading home from dropping him off. Not great, but okay. That was on Wednesday, July 3rd.
 
Fast forward to Monday, July 8th. As much as I'd love to be there first thing to get him, they open at 9am. We open at 9am. Megan wouldn't be home all day because she's off visiting her military boyfriend and won't get home until late Monday night. Katana has to go into work for scheduling and then has marching band practice in the afternoon. I didn't want to get him and then have everyone abandon him at home in the afternoon. So we were patient. But Steve and I didn't dally about getting the store closed at 5pm to head out there. It's about a 15 minute drive from home.
 
We arrived by 5:30pm. But no one was there. We tried the door. It was locked. We tried to call. There was a machine with some basic info but no way to leave a message. It gave an emergency contact number that belonged to some on-call vet service based out of who-knows-where. We were so sad we couldn't get our dog. The sign outside the door said they closed at 5pm. But I KNOW that didn't correlate to what I was told on the phone when I made the reservation. And I took notes, which were sitting at my workstation at the store. Plus, they didn't call me, even though I was scheduled to pick him up?  As Steve said on our way home, I would NOT have "forgotten" the pick up time if I had to make arrangements to leave work early. But I was certain they said we had until 6pm to pick him up.
 
When Megan got home from her long weekend away, one of the first phrases out of her mouth was, "Where's Buddy?" She thought we were joking when we told her he wasn't home yet.
 
When Katana got home from marching band practice, her first question (after greeting her sister) was, "Where's Buddy?" She was disbelieving and distressed when we told her he wasn't home.
 
It was a sad Monday night in our household. :-(
 
Steve had an onsite service at 8:30 Tuesday morning. The minute he got back to the store, I was heading out to get our beloved dog. Still, at 10:30am when he got there, the boarding place had not called me about the fact that I hadn't picked him up yet.
 
When I arrived to pick him up, I mentioned the time issue, and the person I spoke with was unapologetic and said they've never been open until 6pm on Mondays for pickups, only on Sundays.  But I wrote it down. I had the proof in my hand from the phone call notes. Not like it mattered to her.
 
I asked why they didn't call when I didn't show up even though I had only scheduled him through Monday. Her response: they don't call. They just assume something came up. Maybe the plane was late. After all, people are on vacation. Stuff happens. (What?!)
 
She hands me a carbon paper form with test results and said there were no fecal worms found in his test. I asked why they gave him this test. She replied that my vet office didn't fax anything over regarding that test. But he just had one at the end of May (goodness, yes, I actually can tell you when that test was!!).  Am I being charged for this test? Yes, it's $19.50. But wait! Shouldn't someone have SAID something to me about it when we dropped him off so I could have contacted my vet. Oh, well, I'm sorry no one said anything to you.
 
When they brought Buddy up front, he was uncontrollable. He's always excited when we drop him off at our vet office for boarding. He's always just as excited to see us when we pick him up. He was so out of control that I had difficulty getting his leash connected to his collar. But I did. And we left.
 
When I drive with Buddy in my car, he tends to stand, a lot, in the center console area between my two front seats. I'll pet his cheek and head with my right hand. I'll pull him over and kiss his cheek. And when I did that on our way home Tuesday, he yelped. That is just more cause for concern to me.
 
When I got him home, I unpacked his bag. Two of the 5 cans of Alpo are still in the bag. At least half of the dry food is there. Almost all the good potty treats and doggy crack (Milk Bone soft snacks) are still here. All of the "cookies" (Milk Bone crunchy bars) are gone. All but one of the chicken rolls are gone.  Yes, I expected some of those things to come back. I didn't expect any of the canned food back. The stuff we took barely scratched the surface of what he would receive at home. Granted, we don't go through a can of Alpo a day, but that's because he gets a real breakfast (often pancakes or eggs) and he gets real food for dinner, supplemented by the Alpo. So without the breakfast and the other dinner food, he should have gone through the whole 5 cans.
 
It's possible I'm overreacting, which is why I won't yet mention the name of the place we took him. To me, though, the biggest issue was communication. Yes, Mercury is in Retrograde and can screw up communication, but this is too much of an issue when I'm trusting a loved one to you AND paying you good money to do it! We're disturbed by the inability to leave a message on an answering machine. I'm mad as hell (and Steve says I should have refused but they didn't bring the dog up until the bill was paid) that they performed a test on him without ever mentioning it to me prior to doing it. I'm flabbergasted that someone would tell me pickup hours that don't coincide with the sign.  Oh, and I have to mention here: Katana remembers them SAYING the pick up time when we dropped him off. It was kind of nice to know that we had more than my notes from a phone call to base that pickup time assumption on. I'm flabbergasted that they wouldn't call someone on the next morning if a pet isn't picked up on the scheduled day.
 
Also, I'd have to add that our dog was a little crazy last night. Not necessarily responding and behaving in the way he has recently. We've worked really hard to get him to be responsive to commands (and we're still working on it). To have him blatantly disregard some of those is crazy! But maybe he was just uber-excited to be home. We'll give that complaint a few days before we consider it valid.
 
Am I overreacting by saying I would never ever, ever, ever take him there again?

Who Says You Can't Go Home

8 days left!! I am so excited. I am so praying that Richie will show up on stage for the Ford Field concert!
This song is a little of an autobiography for me. Probably for a lot of people. I was ready to book out of my home town when I got out of school. I even managed to move away for a while. Ten years after graduating, I moved back. Six years after that, I opened my own business here. Today, I have a love/hate relationship with my home town. There's so much that I love about this place. But I fear that the leadership we currently have is going to cause me to get involved in politics. I hate politics. But I'm not thrilled with some of the things I see happening in my precious hometown, either.



I spent 20 years trying to get out of this place
I was looking for something I couldn't replace
I was running away from the only thing I've ever known
Like a blind dog without a bone
I was a gypsy lost in the twilight zone
I hijacked a rainbow and crashed into a pot of gold
I been there, done that and I ain't lookin' back on the seeds I've sown,
Saving dimes, spending too much time on the telephone
Who says you can't go home

Who says you can't go home
There's only one place they call me one of their own
Just a hometown boy, born a rolling stone, who says you can't go home
Who says you can't go back, been all around the world and as a matter of fact
There's only one place left I want to go, who says you can't go home
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright, its alright

I went as far as I could, I tried to find a new face
There isn't one of these lines that I would erase
I lived a million miles of memories on that road
With every step I take I know that I'm not alone
You take the home from the boy, but not the boy from his home
These are my streets, the only life I've ever known,
who says you can't go home

Who says you can't go home
There's only one place they call me one of their own
Just a hometown boy, born a rolling stone, who says you can't go home
Who says you can't go back, been all around the world and as a matter of fact
There's only one place left I want to go, who says you can't go home
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright, its alright

 I been there, done that and I ain't looking that
It's been a long, long road
Feels like I never left, that's how the story goes

It doesn't matter where you are, it doesn't matter where you go
If it's a million miles away or just a mile up the road
Take it in, take it with you when you go,
who says you can't go home

Who says you can't go home
There's only one place they call me one of their own
Just a hometown boy, born a rolling stone, who says you can't go home
Who says you can't go back, been all around the world and as a matter of fact
There's only one place left I want to go, who says you can't go home
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright, its alright

 It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright, its alright
Who says you can't go home [x2]