Thursday, December 13, 2007

Sometimes a song just says it so much better...

On my way into work today decided to live on the edge... I was not going to listen to my normal NPR morning show, I would listed to music. And having lived in the south for over a decade I have grown quite fond of country music (hey, don't knock it). So, I concluded, that would be my poison for the day.
I tuned into the local station mid song, they were playing Little Big Town's "Bring It On Home". A very cozy and almost sexy song about feeling safe in someone's arms. Like every country song it is a story and this one is a man saying that he will be your safe harbor and he will be there when you fall asleep and when you wake. Now maybe it was the remnants of a migraine or my sappy self but I got teary-eyed and damn it! I want that!
I know that Mr. Right is out there and when I am ready, I will meet him. No need for the pep talks, I have heard them all before! I don't have to compromise or lower my standards but this is the lonely part... I guess this is the part that no one talks about. Then to make it ever worse they start talking about hard and trying times during the holidays... divorce, job losses, poor health, etc. Man, talk about a downer!! I am not going to let this one get me down (not for long at least) I have my daughter, my family, fantastic friends, a great job, and a good dog that only licks her butt sometimes! I do try to count my blessings.
So anyway, I am at work and I want to know more about this song I heard so I go to my standby cdnow.com to do some research and I eventually stumble upon a song, I am sure you have heard it at some time, "We Just Disagree" by Dave Mason. Don't ask how I know it, I just do! It is like an old friend and I start humming the lyrics while sitting at my desk. That gets me thinking of my ex, all of the lyrics just fit. And when I say thinking of him, not in a 'I miss the past' kind of way, no regrets here! It was in a 'what will be' kind of way. It is not like breaking up with a boyfriend, it is a lot more than that. He will always be in my life, we share a child and that is never going to change. But can we ever be friends? Not today, I assure you.
Now here is the million dollar question for the day... What will happen? Hey, your guess is as good as mine!

3 comments:

Bastet said...

No advice,just a little song...
Love ya fern!

At first I was afraid I was petrified...

Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side...

But then I spent so many nights thinking how you did me wrong.

And I grew strong and I learned how to get along.

And now your back, from outta space
I just walked in to find you here with that sad look upon your face,
I should have changed that stupid lock I should have made you leave your key.

If I'd have known for just one second youd be back to bother me.

Go on now go walk out the door!

Just turn around now cuz your not welcome anymore.

Werent you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye.

Did ya think I'd crumble.
Did ya think I'd crumble did ya think I'd lay down and die.

Oh no not I, I will survive!

Oh as long as I know how to love I know I'll stay alive.

Ive got all my life to live I've got all my love to give.

I'll survive I will survie hey hey


It took all the strength I had not to fall apart.

And tried so hard to mend the pieces of my broken heart.

And I spent oh so many nights just feeling sorry for myself.

I used to cry, but now I hold my head up high.

And you see me..somebody new,

I'm not that chained up little person still in love with you.

And so you felt like dropping in and just expect me to be free.

But now I'm saving all my loving for someone who's loving me.

OH now go, walk out the door.

Just turn around now cuz your not welcome anymore.

Weren't you the one who tried to break me with goodbye.

Did ya think I'd crumble did ya think I'd lay down and die.

Oh no not I, I will survive!

Oh as long as I know how to love I know I'll stay alive.

I've got all my life to live I've got all my love to give.

I'll survive!

mb said...

B- I read the first line and just LOL! I can't believe you posted the entire song... you have too much time!! :)

Bastet said...

You know I had to sit here and sing the whole thing!