Monday, December 3, 2012

Music Lyrics Monday: Lifetime.


Lifetime

I was reborn when I was broken
I wouldn't believe, I wouldn't believe, no
been thru a storm, no use in hoping
that you would come rescue me
somehow your love set me free

And I, I can let my life pass me by
or I can get down and try
work it all out this lifetime
work it on out this time
I can let it all pass me by
or I can get down and try
work it all out this lifetime, lifetime

There was a time when love wasn't chosen
now I'm just open for more
now I'm just reaching out for something better
that I had before, girl
there ain't a bottom line in your world

Ooh and I, I can let my life pass me by
or I can get down and try
work it all out this lifetime
work it on out this time

I can let it all pass me by
or I can just try and try
I can move to the light
oh if I take it one day at a time (oh I)
oh spread my love out and fly
oh I (I can move to the light)

I can just make you understand
that love is not a fairytale in a melody
if you want it you can have it, girl
maybe you will see 

maybe you will see 

ooh oh oh wo oh
lifetime 
lifetime

~ Maxwell

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These lyrics have been speaking to me in recent days. I love the idea of feeling so secure in being loved that you feel okay moving forward. Okay living without second guessing everything.

I know that feeling. I am so glad that I do. So that means I can let my life pass me by. Or I can get down and try--to work it all out this lifetime. So yeah. I'm just trying to work it all out, you know?

That line -- "I was reborn when I was broken" -- just socks me in the chest every time. I'm learning that pivotal experiences lead to rebirths of sorts. If you're lucky, those ways that you're reborn are good ways. If you're lucky.

As my friend Sister Moon once said to me, "Family is all. Love is all." Such a good word, so very true. With love you can move to the light. One day at a time.

Yeah.

Oh, the other thing I love about this song is this video. The BHE would NOT be pleased if he knew the thoughts that enter my mind while watching the big afro-era Maxwell. Woo LAWD, chile.

*fanning*

That's all I got on this today.

 That Big Afro Maxwell is a sight for sore eyes. Woo LAWD.


. . .and one more since I'm sitting here watching his videos. As Deanna used to say, "Girrrrrl, he could get it." Ha ha ha. . . 


3 comments:

  1. Love and family and the occasional hot fantasy. Haha!

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  2. Beautiful. And why do we forget these things, over and over (well, maybe except for the fantasy part).

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