Wednesday, August 19, 2009

THE LONG GOODBYE...

GOD does send us what is needed and what we ask for. When we get what we asked for, sometimes we realize that more is needed...more work on our part, more of something that compliments our spirit in ways that were overlooked. Sometimes GOD gives us what we ask for because what we want is not what we need and nothing explains that better than getting what we say we want and realizing we were wrong. It is a tough lesson and sometimes it takes a lot of time figuring that out. But there are gifted moments when the reality of our lives and our choices tell us what we said we wanted was wrong and what is needed is still to come.

I came across this song by India.Arie that is haunting me. And I know GOD is talking to me as GOD often does with music and art and well, burning bushes.

I say I love you
You say that's kind
You don't wanna get too close
You loved me crazy
I lost my mind

Listen...

You're everything I never wanted
And all the things I didn't need
This ain't who I wanna be
You don't have to stay forever
I'll take passion over pride
Full moon, high tide
Let's make it a Long Goodbye
Tomorrow we'll pick up the pieces
Try to mend our broken lives
Soft kiss, sweet lies

Let's make it a long goodbye

Yeah...
I cried in silence
I lived through you
I've given everything away
And maybe I can learn to fall
For someone who can give me all
The things I"m not afraid to lose

Whenever you see lonely faces
That's where I'll be
Don't cry for me, no no no no
Don't cry for me, don't cry for me yeah yeahhhh

Hey, don't cry for me, no no no
I'm gonna be okay



The question begs to be asked: Who Are You? and What Do You Want?

9 comments:

Tiffany Nicole said...

WOW...I can relate in so many ways. Music is the voice of silence..you must listen to hear.

Lovebabz said...

Hi Tiffany Nicole,

I find music to be a powerful tool in sorting through my feelings...besides it is the soundtrack to our lives that supports memories...good & bad!

Sista GP said...

Sorry things did not turn out the way you expected.

Lovebabz said...

SistaGP,

Things are lovely and they are turning out very well :)

Rich Fitzgerald said...

I'm still withholding comment. Continue on with the journey.

Solomon said...

I feel lost today, nothing I do seems to be what He wanted me to do. I'm not sure where to go from here. *scratching head*

I guess I'll just keep asking Him for guidance. I don't know what else to do.

Hope you are well Lovebabz!

Kay C, The Quiet Storm said...

I think I'm on the same side as Rich...I'm withholding comment pending future developments ;)

(((HUGS)))

MsKnowitAll said...

I have been on an India vibe as of late and her latest work is awesome.

Truly God does talk to us through music & nature and all of the things that delight our heart.

May you continually be open, alert & in the present through your journey.

Peace & blessings to you!

Luv said...

india speaks to my soul!!! she is such a beautiful person