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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Who Are We Fooling?

I let my music take me where my heart wants to go.
-Cat Stevens from The Wind


That line is my all-time favorite song lyric, ever.  I really love a good song.  That was one thing my dad did right with me; he taught me a love for music that grabs your heart and makes you feel something deeply.  It's such a joy in my life to have that, and I'm grateful that he imparted that to me.  If a song sounds great, that's one thing.  But it has to grab my soul for me to love it.

As I've gotten older and had kids, I haven't really tried to keep up with the hipster, musical Joneses, so I know that I'm way out of the loop with what's new out there, and I could totally be missing a lot of good stuff.  (Although, I do try to find new things on Pandora from time to time.)  What do you do?

But I love it when a great song drops into my lap!  Michael happened upon this song the other day, and I am in LOVE!  I haven't heard a song that grabs my heart like this in a really LONG time.



I won't overanalyze it so that you can just listen to it and enjoy it, but Michael wrote the perfect summary of it:

One of the best written songs I've heard in a while. This captures the inevitable tumult in every marriage. Marriage develops a strange dynamic of tangledness that defines you over your lifetime. Its messiness becomes its beauty.




That's why I married him, folks.  ;)  Isn't that a beautiful description?  Anyway, here are the lyrics for you.  I hope you listen to it, although, I understand that songs hit people in different ways, and this one may not hit you like it hit me.  And that's okay.  Enjoy.  :)

Who Are We Fooling?
by Brooke Fraser

So we're back here again
Tiptoeing 'round the edge of the end
Wondering who will be last to admit
That we're finally over

Turned 21 on the day that we met
Terrible shoes, implausible dress
It's funny how sad the funny things get as you grow older

Better or worse
But what else can we do?
When better or worse
I am tethered to you
If it's not either of us
Tell me who are we fooling?

I learnt the art of biting my tongue
I tired of trying to guess what was wrong
Both agreed on where we should go
But not how to get there

We tried and tried to loosen the knots
Thinking once we're untangled we'll be better off
But it’s these failures and faults that hold us together

Better or worse
But what else can we do?
When better or worse
I am tethered to you
If it's not either of us
Tell me who are we fooling?

This beautiful tangle that's bruising us blue
Is the beautiful knot that we just can't undo
Together we're one but apart tell me
Who are we fooling?

'Cause real love is hard love
It's all we have
It's a break neck
Train wreck
It's all we have

So we're back here again
Turning away from the edge of the end
Arm in arm

Better or worse
But what else can we do?
When better or worse
I am tethered to you
If it's not either of us
Tell me who are we fooling?

This beautiful tangle that's bruising us blue
Is the beautiful knot that we just can't undo
If it's not either of us
Tell me who are we fooling?

Together we're one but apart tell me
Who are we fooling?

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