Saturday, March 28, 2009

Lyrics of Life

Found a couple more songs that have caught hold of me. Nevermind that I love music in general, and that for now I'm still totally wrapped up in Coldplay (Viva La Vida), and also enjoying One Republic (Dreaming Out Loud).

I've recently been pondering on the new CD from The Fray (The Fray) just released in February. "You Found Me" has some pretty powerful thoughts in the words.

I found God on the corner of First and Amistad
Where the west was all but won

All alone smoking His last cigarette
I said where You been, He said ask anything
Where were You when everything was falling apart

All my days were spent by a telephone

That never rang and all I needed was a call

That never came to the corner of First and Amistad

Beautiful music accompanies the thought-provoking lyrics. Such a truth here too - when we question where God was when things went bad, the answer is that God was actually right here, waiting for a call. I believe too that this is true whether we call our spiritual truth by the name of God, or The Universe, or whatever label we use - bottom line is that the spiritual world is present for us.

The rest of the song explores a failed relationship, and it does all relate. I tend to focus on the bigger picture though. Personal responsibility can be such a tricky thing to weave into our lives, and this song speaks to me of the personal responsibility of reaching out to the Universe, or God, and bringing those forces to work in our lives. Placing blame doesn't actually accomplish anything. It's funny, but this morning I read a couple of blogs that tie right in with these words too. M;e (Aspects of M;e) and Gilette (Ex-Courtisan In Transition) have both talked about the concepts of blame and shame.

Asking "where were you" is often a way of assigning blame, and is honestly quite beside the point. Assigning blame in any event is generally fruitless and a waste of time, whether it's blame of others or blame of self. Best to accept a situation as it is, figure out the best way to proceed, and then move on. If we can learn anything from these lyrics it's to ask for help/guidance/etc from the spiritual world sooner rather than expecting that it will just step in to rescue us unasked. I think this also applies to relationships as described in the rest of the song. It can all be pretty deep to ponder, yet very enjoyable to listen to the song.

On a much lighter note I've been enjoying a song by Lady Gaga, (Poker Face). The song itself is fun, and I enjoy it, but there's one line that grabs me every time *grin*:

"And baby when it's love if it’s not rough it isn't fun"

Soon I'll have to get these songs into my little Music widget thingy at the top of the page. :)



  1. When it's love, if it's not rough, it's not fun!

    I hear ya! Great quote!

  2. I love all the new music you introduce us to. Coldplay is a long standing favourite of Master's and mine.

    love and hugs xxx

  3. This is one of my favorite songs! One of the things I had to keep reminding myself for a long time is that the powers that be should not only be remembered in my time of need. That song speaks to me on many levels!