Monday, December 10, 2012

Music Lyrics Monday: Something in the Way She Moves.

Something In The Way She Moves

Something in the way she moves

or looks my way, or calls my name
that seems to leave this troubled world behind.
And if I'm feeling down and blue 

or troubled by some foolish game
she always seems to make me change my mind

And I feel fine anytime that she's around me now

she's around me now almost all the time.
And if I'm well you can tell that she's been with me now.
She's been with me now quite a long, long time 

and I feel fine.

Every now and then the things I lean on 

lose their meaning
and I find myself careening 

in places where I should not let me go 
She has the power to go 
where no one else can find me 
and to silently remind me
of the happiness and the good times that I know

and then I just got to know then.

It isn't what she's got to say 

but how she thinks and where she's been 
To me, the words are nice, the way they sound
I like to hear them best that way

it doesn't much matter what they mean
she says them mostly just to calm me down

And I feel fine anytime she's around me now

she's around me now almost all the time.
And if I'm well you can tell she's been with me now
She's been with me now quite a long, long time 

and I feel fine

- James Taylor


Perhaps this was written as a romantic love song. But for me, it's simply a love song that makes me think of her.

She's love. So she's still with me almost all the time. Laughing out loud. Reminding me to give bountifully of my time and talents. Encouraging me to do things, try things, and hope things. Always and forever. That won't change.

It won't.

These words from JT are speaking to me. Explaining how I feel lately. . . .in ways that my own words can't.

So. . . as of this morning. . . .

I feel fine.


Happy Monday

Sing it, JT.

And this one for good measure. It's a favorite that the kids and I sing regularly at bedtime. Now it's hard to think of it and not think of Deanna. I can never, ever hear this song too many times. Ever.


  1. Something in the Way She Moves has always been my favorite JT song, and I always think of mommy when I hear it. Now, I will also think of our sister.

    Speaking of music... Saturday morning when I went walking, "Diamonds" by Rihanna came on my play list. As I listened to the lyrics I couldn't help but think of Deanna. I had it on repeat all morning while I prepared for her homegoing celebration. I won't be able to hear it again without thinking about my "diamond in the sky"... Shine bright like a diamond!


    1. Oooh, I am loving that Rihanna song, too. Thanks for putting it in my head!

      Love you,


  2. I love that you love James Taylor.

    1. I do love me some, JT. And guess what? My kids do, too. :)

    2. Huge James Taylor fan right here ! I love that you love him too ! LOL


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