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Friday, September 27, 2013

I Am Woman

Since I'm on a nostalgic trip...
This is a go to song when I'm feeling down.




I am woman, hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know too much to go back an' pretend
'Cause I've heard it all before
And I've been down there on the floor
No one's ever gonna keep me down again

Oh yes, I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to, I can do anything
I am strong
(Strong)
I am invincible
(Invincible)
I am woman

You can bend but never break me
'Cause it only serves to make me
More determined to achieve my final goal
And I come back even stronger
Not a novice any longer
'Cause you've deepened the conviction in my soul

Oh yes, I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to, I can do anything
I am strong
(Strong)
I am invincible
(Invincible)
I am woman

I am woman watch me grow
See me standing toe to toe
As I spread my lovin' arms across the land
But I'm still an embryo
With a long, long way to go
Until I make my brother understand

Oh yes, I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to, I can face anything
I am strong
(Strong)
I am invincible
(Invincible)
I am woman

I am woman
I am invincible
I am strong
I am woman
I am invincible
I am strong
I am woman





Thursday, September 26, 2013

Love Lifted Me

My dad has an oncology appointment today.
I heard through the rumor mill that he has less than 6 months to live. 
My dad is not an easy man.
But memories like this song provides...well...

So I'm feeling a little nostalgic. This song takes me back to many road trips, traveling the back roads of Canada, listening to Kenny, and the whole family singing.
I'll be forever thankful to both of my parents for the music in my life.



I'll write myself a simple song
Get the whole world to sing along
I'll call it a love song for you

And who knows
I'm liable to take a song from the bible
And then when I'm threw
I'll just sing:

Love lifted me, love lifted me
When nothing else would do
You know, love lifted me

Everybody's lookin' for a way
To say something
Nobody's said but that's hard to do

They're searchin' their mind
Tryin' to find the one of a kind way
That they could say something new
I just say:

Love lifted me, love lifted me
When I was down and out
You know, love lifted me


Love lifted me

Love lifted me

When nothing else would do
You know, love lifted me

Love lifted me

Love lifted me

When nothing else would do
You know, love lifted me

Love lifted me

Love lifted me

When I was down and out
You know, love lifted me

Love lifted me

Love lifted me

Monday, September 23, 2013

Here I Am

You tell me. What makes this song "pop" for you?



Here I am - this is me 
There's no where else on earth I'd rather be 
Here I am - it's just me and you 
And tonight we make our dreams come true 

It's a new world - it's a new start 
It's alive with the beating of young hearts 
It's a new day - it's a new plan 
I've been waiting for you 
Here I am 

Here we are - we've just begun 
And after all this time - our time has come 
Ya here we are - still goin' strong 
Right here in the place where we belong 

[Chorus]
Here I am - next to you 
And suddenly the world is all brand new 
Here I am - where I'm gonna stay 
Now there's nothin standin in our way 
Here I am - this is me

Sunday, September 22, 2013

You Can't Lose Me

I woke with this song in my head after spending the evening with people I love that I haven't spent time with in far too long.




A little girl, a little small for her age
A little too slow for the field day race
Momma's waiting at the finish line
And wipes the teardrops from her eyes
She says, "You did just fine honey, that's okay
"Sometimes life's just that way
"You're gonna lose the race from time to time
"But you're always gonna find

"You can't lose me
"Bet your life
"I am here and I will always be
"Just a wish away
"Wherever you go
"No matter how far
"My love is where you are
"You won't be lost if you believe
"You can't lose me"

Momma use to say "Girl it won't be long
'"Til it's time to go out on your own
"Chase your dreams find your place in life
"I know you'll do just fine"
When that day finally came
There were things she needed to but could not say
So I whispered softly as I wiped
The tears from Momma's eyes

"You can't lose me
"Bet your life
"I am here and I will always be
"Just a wish away
"Wherever I go
"No matter how far
"My love is where you are
"You won't be lost if you believe
"You can't lose me"

Thursday, September 19, 2013

She Let Herself Go

If I start at the beginning, I can say I heard this on the radio the other day. Sunday, I believe. I couldn't remember which song it was yesterday. Two nights ago, I asked for Divine help in my life. Yesterday afternoon, I remembered that it was this song. I also saw three other signs that revolved around the words "let go."
So I need to let go of the pain. I need to let go of the fear. I need to let control of attachment to the outcome.



He wondered how she'd take it when he said goodbye.
Thought she might do some cryin'... lose some sleep at night.
But he had no idea, when he hit the road,
That without him in her life, she'd let herself go.

Let herself go on a singles cruise,
To Vegas once, then to Honolulu.
Let herself go to New York City...
A week at the Spa; came back knocked-out pretty.
When he said he didn't love her no more,
She let herself go.

[Instrumental break]

She poured her heart an' soul into their three-bedroom ranch.
Spent her days raisin' babies, ironin' his pants.
Came home one day from the grocery store and found his note,
And without him there to stop her, she let herself go.

Let herself go on her first blind-date...
Had the time of her life with some friends at the lake.
Let herself go, buy a brand new car,
Drove down to the beach he always said was too far.
Sand sure felt good between her toes...

She let herself go on a singles cruise,
To Vegas once, then to Honolulu.
Let herself go to New York City...
A week at the Spa; came back knocked-out pretty.
When he said he didn't love her no more,
She let herself go.

To Vegas once... Honolulu, New York City.
Came back knocked-out pretty.

[To Fade]


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

True Colors

Because you know I'll be there.



You with the sad eyes
Don't be discouraged
Oh I realize
It's hard to take courage
In a world full of people
You can lose sight of it all
And the darkness inside you
Can make you feel so small

But I see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow

Show me a smile then,
Don't be unhappy, can't remember
When I last saw you laughing
If this world makes you crazy
And you've taken all you can bear
You call me up
Because you know I'll be there

And I'll see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow



Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Miracle

This is one of my favorite tunes. I play it when I know I need a miracle to get me through the next step.
And the next step.
And the next step.
It's true, you know.
Sometimes courage is the soft voice at the end of the day that says,
"I will try again tomorrow."



A penny for your thoughts now baby
Looks like the weight of the world's on your shoulders now
I know you think you're going crazy
Just when it seems everything's gonna work itself out
They drive you right back down

And you said it ain't fair
That a man walks
When a bird can fly
We have to kick the ground
The stars kiss the sky
They say that spirits live
A man has to die
They promised us truth
Now they're giving us lies

Gonna take a miracle top save us this time (ooh...)
And your savior has just left town
Gonna need a miracle 'cause it's all on the line
And I won't let you down
(No I won't let you down, ooh...)
The river of your hope is flooding
And I know the dam is busted
If you need me I'll come running
I won't let you down... no, no

You're looking for salvation
You thought that it'd be shining like an angel's light, yeah
Well, the angels left this nation
And salvation caught the last train out tonight
He lost a hell of a fight

He said: "I'm just one man, that's all I'll ever be
I never can be everything you wanted from me
I've got big plans so big that any blind man could see
I'm standing in the river
Now I'm drowning in the sea

Gonna take a miracle top save us this time (ooh...)
And your savior has just left town
Gonna need a miracle 'cause your heart's on the line
And your heartbeat is slowing down (heartbeat's blowing, ooh...)
Your feet are grounded still you're reaching for the sky
You can let 'em clip your wings 'cause I believe that you can fly

[Solo (fly baby)]

Well my eyes have seen the horror of the coming of the flood
I've driven deep the thorny crown into the soul of someone's son
Still I'll look you in the eye 'cause I've believed in things I've thought
And I'll die without regret for the wars I have fought

Gonna take a miracle top save you this time (ooh...)
And your savior has just left town
Gonna need a miracle 'cause your heart's doing time
And your conscience is calling you out (conscience's calling, ooh...)
It ain't all for nothing
Life ain't written in the sand
I know the tide is coming
But it's time we made a stand with a miracle

Gonna take a miracle, I need a miracle
I need a miracle, I need a miracle
Na, miracle (miracle) oh...

Monday, September 16, 2013

Letter to a Friend

What a beautiful, hidden gem. It's a shame it never made the cut to one of their mainstream albums.



I'll be there to hold you by the hand
When you need someone to walk you home
You know that I'll be there to understand
When you call me on the phone

And I'll be there to watch you when you sleep
When you close your eyes at night
And I'll be there to keep your secrets kept
Cross my heart, hope to die, I swear each word is true
There's only one thing I wouldn't do

I'll be there when you need a real friend
I'll be there to listen to your secrets
I'll be there and give you all I've got
I'll be there when you paint your masterpiece

And I'll be right beside your every move
I'll give you my eyes so you can see
And I'll help you to find the things you've lost
When you're busting at the seams

I swear each word is true
There's only one thing I wouldn't do
I ain't gonna love you
I ain't gonna love you

Nobody wants you like I want you
Nobody needs you like I need you
You know I would beg and plead, get down on the knees
I'd do most anything it's true but I ain't gonna love you, I ain't gonna love you

Because I love you

I'll be there to love the things you love
I'll be the one who knows your middle name
Be the only one that you can trust
I'll give you the blood that's in my veins

I swear these words are true
There's only one thing I wouldn't do
I ain't gonna love you

'Cause nobody wants you like I want you
Nobody needs you like I need you
You know I would beg and plead, get down on my knees
Do most anything for you, but I ain't gonna love you, I ain't gonna love you

Because I love you
Because I love you

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Bless the Broken Road

This was on my radio this morning. I think it applies to every facet of life. It often applies in mine. Sometimes, it's the thought that the pain is forging better and stronger that only gets one through.
"Bless The Broken Road"
(originally by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

I set out on a narrow way many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn't see how every sign pointed straight to you

 Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like Northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you
(Yes He did)

I think about the years I spent just passing through
I'd like to have the time I lost and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You've been there you understand
It's all part of a grander plan that is coming true.

Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like Northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you
(Yes He did)

 Yeah.

Now I'm just rolling home
Into my lover's arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you.

That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fear

The Universe is speaking to me today. The Faery Oracle card I pulled. The Pele report. This song on my radio on my way to work.
I apologize (if you care) for the lack of posting a song of the day. I still haven't figure out how to seamlessly pull off the transition from here to another platform.


"Fear"


I see you looking over your shoulder
Tell me who do you think's out there
You're reaching for your four leaf clover
But baby there ain't no luck down there
I swear that there's no heart in this city
It's here the slogan reads
"Do your time" everybody's doing
their sentence
It's just there ain't nobody here
Who knows just what's the crime
I watched my father live a lie here
I'd rather die than fade away
I read the rules
And yeah I know them
Still you ain't ever gonna
Make me play the game of
Fear
Fear
Fear
Fear

Running with the rats
Through the city
Makes you feel like you're
A partner in crime
Girl once you won't stop to watch
That little girl did

Hey baby won't you stop and hear me
Just being here we're
breathing heart attacks
We can run and chase
The setting sun we can run
And we won't ever look back

Take my hand I know we'll make it
I'll let nothing slow us down
I know you want to curse
This place but there's only
One thing that's stopping us now

Fear fear fear
Of a new thing
Fear fear fear
Of the brass ring

You ain't one for taking chances
You work and live and breathe that 9 to 5
Still that's what you call living
That's surviving to me

And surviving is living to die in
Fear