Monday, March 16, 2009

SINGING MY FEELINGS: DIANA ROSS...IT'S MY TURN

Toward the end of last week I was sad. I looked sad. I sounded sad. I was worried and I was afraid. I couldn't sleep. Couldn't focus. My divorce will be finalized on Wednesday 3/18/09. All the old fears since the beginning of the divorce came rushing back. What was I going to do. How was I going to manage?

So Saturday, I went to bed with the intentions of waking up sad. But a funny thing happened. I woke up Sunday with songs on my mind and heart....Nina Simone, Feeling Good. Songs I haven't thought of in years. Very empowering songs! So for the next several days or until the Divine stops feeding me song tunes, I'll be posting songs that have changed my mind and my heart. I am going into Wednesday with a confidence and boldness that I've known all my life. WTF...I got this too. Just another walk in the park. LOL! I have been managing! I have been doing what needs to be done...ON MY OWN!

So let Diva, Diana Ross tell you how I feel....It's My Turn. The vocal track. This song is strong and hearing Ms. Ross sing it without music reminds you of just how strong her voice is.



I can't cover up my feelings
In the name of love
Or play it safe
For a while that was easy
And if living for myself
Is what I'm guilty of
Go on and sentence me
I'll still be free

It's my turn
To see what I can see
I hope you'll understand
This time's just for me

Because it's my turn
With no apologies
I've given up the truth
To those I've tried to please

But now it's my turn
If I don't have all the answers
At least I know I'll take my share of chances
Ain't no use in holding on
When nothing stays the same

So I'll let it rain
'Cause the rain ain't gonna hurt me
And I'll let you go
'Though I know it won't be easy

It's my turn
With no more room for lies
FOR YEARS I`VE SEEN MY LIFE
Through someone else's eyes

And now it's my turn
To try and find my way
And if I should get lost
At least I'll own today

It's my turn
Yes, it's my turn
And there ain't no use in holding of
When nothing stays the same

So I'll let it rain
'Cause the rain ain't gonna hurt me
And I'll let you go
'Though I know it won't be easy

It's my turn
To see what I can see
I hope you'll understand
This time's just for me

Because it's my turn
To turn and say goodbye
I sure would like to know
That you're still on my side

Because it's my turn
It's my turn

It's my turn
To start from number one
Trying to undo
Some damage that's been done

But now it's my turn
To reach and touch the sky
No one's gonna say
At least I didn't try

It's my turn
Yes, it's my turn
It's my turn
It's my turn
It's my turn

5 comments:

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

i aint madd sing that song folk

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hey there LoveBabz,

I loooove Diana Ross and she was singing this song to Barry Gordy!

Sista GP said...

Too bad I can't stream at work, have to check it out later.

Amazing what sleep can do. wish I could get more of it regularly.

Hold you head high, you WILL get through it.

MsKnowitAll said...

People sleep on Lady Di, but I love to love her music.

Great song choice.

Solomon said...

I like this one!