Lyrics of Reason

Lyrical musings about relationships!

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

Filed under: Change,True Love — LyricsofReason @ 8:07 PM

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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.”


Song of Inspiration: Sunday Kind of Love by Etta James December 16, 2010

Filed under: True Love — LyricsofReason @ 12:20 AM
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My friend called me to vent about the new guy in her life.  She said “I want him to call me because I am on his mind.  I want him to send me flowers.   I want him to want to be with me.  I just…I just want it.”  All I heard was Etta James soulful voice.  My friend then asked “Am I crazy?”  I wanted to say “Girl noooo! All you want is that Sunday kind of love.”  But before I could answer her question, she says what too many of us have said “BUT…he told me he isn’t ready for a relationship and that’s okay.”  Now I wanted to say, “Yup, you are crazy!”  Of course I didn’t say that.  I nodded because I understood.

A single woman is a lot like an unemployed individual.  The single woman and the unemployed individual know they deserve the best and both want the best (a good man and a career, respectively).  However, due to the lack of supply, increased demand and frustration in finding it, both individuals settle for whatever is available.  Now I am going to ask you a question that I recently asked another individual conducting a job search: Are you settling?  (more…)