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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Songs and Music

Hello all

I'm sitting here alone listening to music... Each song playing from my play list on my Ipod has significance right now in my life...

Music has always played a huge part in my life. I was a dancer when I was a kid so I learned at a young age how to express myself physically through music.
Now sometimes it helps me write my poetry. A song can inspire certain feelings in me that cause my little muse to whisper words in my head... and then a poem is born.
This happens a lot and I am amazed each time it does.

In addition, music is tied to many significant memories from my past. I can hear a song that I was attached to as a teenager and all the memories of that particular time come rushing back. It's very powerful for me and sometimes overwhelming.
I also LOVE to sing. Someday when I grow up I will be a singer. Not saying that I can actually sing... Hey a girl can dream right?

So getting to my point.. YES I do have a point...
I stumbled across this song recently and the words were VERY powerful for me. Many of you know I am in 12-step recovery... If you didn't know that then please feel free to check out my recovery blog: www.bleedinginsanityagain.blogspot.com

The words sit very much in line with what I have been taught in recovery.
They talk about seeing how insane one can become just by being around another person... but then realizing that its not really the other person its really them.
This screams recovery to me.
What I have learned in recovery is if I continue to blame everyone else for what is wrong with me then I will continue to be miserable. The saying I refer to most that I hate is: When someone else is my problem, my problem is me.

In one part of the song she sings about giving up being right... GOD I about died when I read that because... I always have to be right! It's definitely one of my character defects. Giving that up is hard. I'll keep working on it.

So... Here is a link to the song on Blip: Alanis Morissette-Madness

Here are the words

I’ve been most unwilling

To see this turmoil of mine

The thought of sitting with this

Has me paralyzed


With this prolonged exposure

To near and averted eyes

I think that I’ve been waiting

Such mileage for empathizing


Now I see the madness in me

Is brought out in the presence of you

Now I know the madness lives on

When you’re not in the room


Though I’d love to blame you for all

I’d miss these moments of opportune

You simply brought this madness to light

And I should thank you


Oh thank you

Much thanks for this birds eye view


Oh thank you for your most

Generous triggers


It’s been all too easy

To cross my arms and roll my eyes

The thought of dropping all arms

Leaves me terrified


And now I see the madness in me

Is brought out in the presence of you

And now I know the madness lives on

When you’re not in the room


Though I’d love to blame you for all

I’d miss these moments of opportune

You simply brought this madness to light

And I should thank you


Oh thank you

Much thanks for this birds eye view


Oh thank you for your most

Generous triggers


I’d have to give up knowing

And give up being right

You inadvertent hero

You angel in disguise


And now I see the madness in me

Is brought out in the presence of you

And now I know the madness lives on

When you’re not in the room


And though I’d love to blame you for all

I’d miss these moments of opportune

You simply brought this madness to light

And I should thank you


Oh thank you

Much thanks for this birds eye view


Oh thank you for your most

Generous triggers

***


We may never truly know why some people are brought into our lives. Sometimes they're in our lives to do just what this song talks about. Bring about madness. A madness that maybe we never would have seen otherwise. In Recovery I have learned to be grateful for people like that. The situation becomes an opportunity...which she says in the song...and opportunities always turn into blessings if we take the right action.


Love and kisses to you all!

WookiesGirl




5 comments:

Heather said...

One of the most important lessons I ever learned at work which I try to apply to life is holding up the mirror. It can be difficult to look at myself and face what needs to be fixed, but if I can do that, I can become a better person. The temptation is always there, however, to simply fix my hair and walk away. You know, cause I look gooooodddd...yeah, baby!

Anonymous said...

ha!

Carrie said...

It's a good song.Thank you for sharing.

WookieStyle said...

well put honey... and a beautiful song. I agree with your deductions on her lyrics... if it isn't directly related to program stuff, I would be genuinely surprised....
Thank you for sharing.

Kathy M. said...

How true! Love and kisses to you, too! Love the new format, and the photo of you! Very nice!

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