Thursday, February 15, 2007
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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