Songs Of Importance, At Least To Me


Our prompt today for our Writing 101/Blogging University June 2014 is about songs.  Specifically 3 most important songs in our lives.  At any given time in my life this could change, and does, as one is released or I stumble into a new tune that speaks to my soul.

Before I share those, let me make one thing very clear:  do NOT judge.  I am a born again believer in Jesus Christ, and while I try hard to stay on the path I haven’t always been where I am and I’ve fallen off of it in the past.  I do not do anything half-assed in my life, so when I fell off, I rolled down the mountain taking out foliage along the way as well as a few other folks, before coming to a rest with a cannonball style splash into the swamp of sin.  I’m a bit of an over achiever in that regard.  So, while this song and this woman may not match up with what some of my bible believing friends think is acceptable, try to get past that and pay attention to the words and what is being said.

That being said, one song that really speaks to me is laden with the ‘F’ bomb.  As in the BIG F word:  FUCK.  Well okay, fucking.  As in P!nk’s song, Fucking Perfect.  I relate to the song because, as stated in my post yesterday, I was a misfit.  I was an over achiever at it too.  We all have to excel at something! So this song could be me belting it out except that I cannot sing.  Really, it scares off zombies so the apocalypse of the walking cadavers will not be an issue for me, I’ll just break out in song.  I’ve wrestled with my own share of demons, insecurity etc., been through a whole lot of crap (yes some was my own poor choices), and I’ve fought my way out of it all and I’m still going forward.  No longer covering up the parts others don’t or did not care for, but instead flying my freak flag proudly and if you don’t like it, move on along because you are blocking the folks who want to be close to me.

Song number 2 is my all time favorite hymn.  Many know, and now you do too, that I want this played one day at my funeral.  Hopefully that is so far down the road that it may require digging deep to even find the sheet music for it.  The hymn is Be Thou My Vision.  It is my heart’s prayer without a doubt.  Everything I so wish my walk with God reflected is in the words to that song.  The verses keep me humbled in knowing that I, in my own strength, will never be the woman I should be, and thankfully don’t have to do it on my own.

A 3rd very important song to me is Somewhere Out There from the animated movie “An American Tail”.  That was the song that was popular when I was married to the now ex-hubster and pregnant with our daughter.  He was working out of town and only home every other weekend.  I would sit outside at night and look at the stars, missing him something fierce and knowing if he looked up we were both seeing the same stars and moon even though we were far apart.  If I hear it, this song brings back some of the good memories of my marriage, and the warm fuzzy feelings that went with those times.  Even he said that our marriage was 90% good, and I choose to recall the good rather than dwell on the negative.  The past makes up who we are today, and therefore it is important.

I’m including the words and Youtube videos of the songs below, in case you don’t know them, to give you a peek inside of the marvelous one.

Made a wrong turn, once or twice
Dug my way out, blood and fire
Bad decisions, that’s alright
Welcome to my silly life

Mistreated, misplaced, misunderstood
Miss, no way it’s all good, it didn’t slow me down
Mistaken, always second guessing
Underestimated, look, I’m still around

Pretty, pretty please, don’t you ever, ever feel
Like you’re less than, Fuckin’ perfect
Pretty, pretty please, if you ever, ever feel
Like you’re nothing you’re fuckin’ perfect to me

You’re so mean when you talk
About yourself, you are wrong
Change the voices in your head
Make them like you instead

So complicated, look how big you’ll make it
Filled with so much hatred, such a tired game
It’s enough, I’ve done all I can think of
Chased down all my demons, I’ve seen you do the same

Pretty, pretty please, don’t you ever, ever feel
Like you’re less than, fuckin’ perfect
Pretty, pretty please, if you ever, ever feel
Like you’re nothing, you’re fuckin’ perfect to me

The whole world is scared so I swallow the fear
The only thing I should be drinking is an ice cold beer
So cool in lying and we try, try, try
But we try too hard, it’s a waste of my time

Done looking for the critics ’cause they’re everywhere
They don’t like my jeans, they don’t get my hair
Exchange ourselves and we do it all the time
Why do we do that? Why do I do that? Why do I do that?

Yaa, pretty, pretty
please, don’t you ever, ever feel
Like you’re less than, less than perfect
Pretty, pretty please, if you ever, ever feel
Like you’re nothing, you are perfect to me
You are perfect to me

You’re perfect, you’re perfect to me
Pretty, pretty please if you ever, ever feel
Like you’re less than, less than perfect
Pretty, pretty please if you ever, ever feel
Like you’re nothing, you are fucking perfect to me

This one has the words with the video/music

 

And last but not least, this one has the lyrics too:

 

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One thought on “Songs Of Importance, At Least To Me

  1. Love Pink!
    And I have quite a few songs that those in my church would definitely never be caught listening too. But it’s because I also lived a little before coming to the straight and narrow path and I can relate to the lyrics.

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