Thursday, February 15, 2007

Soundbyte!


Love isnt easy for a lot of people. Loving people - family, friends, lovers even God with all of your heart can be hard especially if we have 'baggage'. This song puts it so beautifully:


Rachelle Ferrell - Wounds in the way

I love the way she gets into this and just tells it like it is - the first time i heard this song i got it. I mean, there is a lot of talk about being in the past and carrying baggage but all that we have are wounds that stand in the way of our ability to love, live fully and move on in the right way - if there is a right way.

So we have these wounds - some people work on applying the blam to heal the wounds, others stab at the wounds and make it worse while some simply ignore the wounds altogether - maybe on purpose, other times total ignorance.

I wish i could find the lyrics of this song to put up since they can do a better job of explaining this than i ever can but let me try to remember some excerpts of this song:

"Maybe there wouldnt be so many failed relationships
Might even have a ghost of a chance
If we're loving each other body mind & soul"

"Cannot bear to be honest with himself
So what the hell, lie to a woman
There are wounds in the way"

"As time passes by and the years multiply
There are wounds in the way
Some old, some new
Some stifling, debilitating and cruel"

"Some are passed on from elder to you
They dont even belong to you
Wounds in the way"

"As time passes by
They begin to accrue a strange sort of value"

Amazing. By the way Rachelle Ferrelle is one very amazing artist. In my books, she ranks so close to Me'shelle Ndegeocello in terms of intensity, vocal power and sheer wow value.

I know we all have wounds and of course the past cant be changed but i think its important to not be slaves to these wounds. Its hard i know and sometimes, these wounds have become a blanket we wrap ourselves in - like a cocoon and we use this blanket to prevent us from living and taking chances but think about all that's passing by and the chances to let go and be happy and at peace.

Wounds in the way - powerful stuff.

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8 comments:

LondonBuki said...

I know what you mean... I think I am guilty of that... very guilty.

Hope you are doing ok today...

emmie johnson said...

It was quite interesting reading through your post...thanks for sharing your views...they are truly insightful...well i'd also like you to drop by my Love Blog and share all that i've posted there...i'm sure you'll enjoy all that's there!!!

Naijadude said...

I totally understand what you are saying but healing process for some people takes awhile....

Soul said...

Yes! Yes! Yes!!.
Uzo, I think you and I were born in the same musical pot. Rachelle Ferell is bananas!
Amazing vocal range, beautiful dexterity, this woman can riff the hell outta 4 octaves. No Joke!.

Here are the lyrics:
She gives her body freely cause she can’t give herself completely
There are wounds in the way
She cannot bear to be naked to the world so instead she just fakes it with a man
There are wounds in the way

If they would have treated a little girl and a little boy when basically still just a baby
With some respect and human dignity
Maybe there wouldn’t be so many failed relationships
We might even had a ghost of a chance of just loving each other - body, mind, and soul

He gives his money freely cause he can’t give himself completely
There are wounds in the way.
He cannot bear to be honest with himself; so what the hell, he’ll lie to a woman
There are wounds in the way

If they would have treated a little boy and a little girl when basically still just a baby
With some respect and human dignity
Maybe there wouldn’t be so many failed relationships
We might even had a ghost of a chance of just loving each other - body, mind, and soul

As time passes by they begin to multiply
There are wounds in the way
Adding up secretly like the rings of an old oak tree
There are wounds in the way

Some old and some new, all stifling, debilitating and cruel
There are wounds in the way
And some are passed down from elder to youth - they don’t even belong to you
There are wounds in the way

As time passes through, they begin to accrue a strange sort of value
Some that you think are worth holding onto
Cause you don’t want to change who you are – no you don’t

He loves her strong and true, but when he get’s angry it gets misconstrued into violence There are wounds . . .
And she loves him equally, but when she feels misunderstood instead of sharing openly and honestly she is wounded.

There are wounds in the way

Miss Pearse said...

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Vera Ezimora said...

Happy Val's day...

Jaycee said...

Thats why when we come to God, there's always some BAGGAGE that He removes from us. He said we shd take His yoke, for His own burden is light. Apparently He takes our heavy burdens ("baggage") and replaces them with a light load.

Thanks for that Uzo...beaurrriful.

Daddy's Girl said...

I can relate to those lyrics.

Please send me this song, thanks!