Lyrics of Reason

Lyrical musings about relationships!

Song of Inspiration: Have a Little Faith by John Hiatt September 29, 2011

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You know, I always thought the song was directed at another person.  Thought he was asking, somewhat demanding, the person of reference to have a little faith in him.  But it occurred to me I could be wrong. Gasp!  Yes, sometimes I can be wrong.  Maybe, just maybe, the singer is having a moment with himself.  Maybe, just maybe, he is talking to himself.  I mean, we have all done it.  Standing in front of the mirror, seriously examining ourselves beyond the physical but to the emotional level.  Please tell me I am not the only one!

Sometimes an invisible, inexplicable self-imposed barrier holds us back.  A barrier that prevents us from taking a leap of faith and that causes us to run from our goals instead of toward our goals.  A barrier that for some strange reason causes us to guess and second guess our plans for our future to the point we can’t even remember our plans.  Sigh.  I am experiencing that right now and frankly I couldn’t put my finger on this thing, my kryptonite.  Then I hear the song and it hit me. (SN: Did notice how I am always getting “hit” by songs?) (more…)

 

Song of Inspiration: Did Ya Miss Me? July 13, 2011

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Soooo, did ya miss me?  No need to answer, I read the emails and know the answer.  What can I say?  Hmmmmmm…its been a while since I put fingers to keyboard to update my blog.  (I am good at stating the obvious, huh?)  No excuse really, though I have lots of reasons.  All I can say is I am sorry and…I am baaaack!!!!  But not the quick, booty call type of stay.  No, I am back for good with regular updates to the blog.  Any delayed absence, within my control, will be disclosed prior not after the absence.  Its only fair, right?  Besides we have lots to discuss.  The goal is to update the site once a week!  You read correctly.  Once a week.  And hopefully, as I carve out time to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard, :), I hope to update the blog more often.  In the meantime, feel free to email me as you have been doing to ask me questions regarding any and everything.  Song suggestions are also appreciated!

 

Song of Inspiration: Don’t Trust No Ni&&a by Khia March 13, 2011

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So I am sitting in the coffee shop… at the counter….in front of the window….by myself…just looking around.  First, I look around the coffee shop….at no one in particular although a few people stand out.  The elderly couple, in the corner to my left, who are softly talking to each other and sipping their drinks.  Then there is the guy, by the door, on his computer.  He looks like he may be busy typing but his mischievous smile makes me think he is on Facebook.  Then, I look through the window with the mesh drawn shade at the empty covered porch.  I notice a woman sitting at one of the tables, amongst the mini palm trees and plants.  (Do you feel like you’re here?)

To the average customer, I probably look like I am taking in the scenery or even thinking about something of great importance.  Well….the latter is true.   I am trying to figure out which stranger I can trust to watch my precious pink covered MacBook while I run to the bathroom.   Now this may not seem important to you, but it is to me.  Especially considering I am nursing a dangerously full bladder!  Dangerous enough where I am about to ask the elderly couple to watch my computer but…too late.  They get up and start working to the door.  (Sigh!)  Now I have to hope that my boo shows up before…well I am sure you get the point. (more…)

 

Song of Inspiration: Never Felt This Way by Brian McKnight March 1, 2011

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Pardon the love interruption:

 

I am a sucker for love, especially black love.  With so many negative stereotypes, it is good to see something positive and heartfelt.  I have included below one of my favorite episodes of “Martin”.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

 

Song of Inspiration: Flying Without Wings by Rueben Studdard February 24, 2011

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A Dream Deferred

by Langston Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up 
like a raisin in the sun? 
Or fester like a sore– 
And then run? 
Does it stink like rotten meat? 
Or crust and sugar over– 
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags 
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

I have had writer’s block and editor’s block.  I heard songs and was inspired to write.  Then I sat in front of my MacBook but I couldn’t write what I felt because the words just wouldn’t come out.  Not to mention editing previously written columns.  I read the columns and got ideas of how to make it better but…you guessed it! Nothing came out that was worth writing.  **Sigh** So after numerous attempts I thought I would just get my mind off writing in hopes that I would get back to writing.  Go figure.  So I organized my music list and bought songs.  Still nothing…I had no inspiration to write.  Then I heard Ruben’s “Flying Without Wings” and I came to terms with my issue before he completed the first verse.  “Everybody’s looking for that something, one thing that makes it all complete.”  That’s me and that’s my issue!!! I am missing my wings.

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Song of Inspiration: Someone by Musiq February 21, 2011

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Someone who will put up with the things

Loving me can bring

But still be there to see us through

Someone who would put up

With the strange and complicated things

Cause I would do the same for her too

Someone who I can be real with

Ain’t gotta be perfect

Because loving one another is all that matters

So I came across the article below and thought wow!  I couldn’t have said it better myself.  Marriage is hard work!  I don’t know from personal experience but from observation and admiration of certain marriages.   However, sadly for many women (and some men) marriage is simply something on a to do list.  To some, marriage is a task to be completed by a certain age, after one has been in a relationship for a specified period of time or the thing to do after one has achieved professional success.  But marriage is (or at least should be) the union of two people who believe in the power of love, who are committed to preserving that love knowing preservation may not be an easy task.  Marriage is…a blessing, a gift that one must be ready for in order to truly value it.  To me, the song of inspiration, “Someone” by Musiq, comes to mind when I think of marriage.  Read on and let me know if you agree!  (more…)

 

Song of Inspiration: Stay with You by John Legend January 15, 2011

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Oh I’ll stay with you through the ups and the downs

Oh I’ll stay with you when no one else is around

And when the dark clouds arrive

I will stay by your side

I know we’ll be alright

I will stay with you

2010 has come and gone.  It is now 2011 and you have decided that  “A Change Is Gonna Come”.  Among the popular resolutions, aside from saving money and getting fit, is love.  People resolve to fall in love, treasure the ones they are in love with or get serious about love in general.  But to fulfill the “love resolution”, one must work at having a great relationship with their mate. But…what is the secret to a successful relationship?

I don’t think there is one thing.  I believe a successful relationship encompasses several things including communication, passion for life and each other, emotional connection, physical attraction, love and friendship.  Personally, commitment ranks high on my list.  Specifically, commitment by both parties to preserve the very thing they have built together.  Anything less is not good enough.  Why enter a relationship, get lives and emotions entangled, if neither party doesn’t intend work it out when the going gets tough?

A relationship is a beautiful thing, but it is not always easy.  Like a roller coaster, you can bet money that there will be ups and downs.  There will probably be times when you wonder why you got on for the ride.  But just like a rollercoaster, the ride can be exhilarating and worth every twist and turn.  Why get on the ride with a person that shows hesitation for what may lie ahead?  An even better question is why would you stay with someone who isn’t up for the challenge? Simply, find and keep the person who is willing to stay with you through it all.  Find a mate who demonstrates that they “will stay with you through the ups and the downs…when the dark clouds arise [they] will stay by your side.”