Friday, July 17, 2009

When your life was low


I don’t know about you, but I find it easier it’s to put my thoughts down in words rather than speak them. I suppose it could be said that writing gives you the chance to go back over what you want to say and if necessary edit or tweak. In my case I rarely do that. Just as I am now, I bash away with one finger on my overworked yet uncomplaining keyboard, and what appears on the screen is exactly what I want to say..
But now and again I hear a song. The melody may be bland, the lyrics simple, but there is something in the piece that conveys my thoughts far more effectively than anything I could write.
I’m sure I’ve bored you silly with my self-pitying rants over the past month, and I had promised myself that I’d try and put everything behind me – on my blog at least. Then I heard this pretty little song that just about sums up my thoughts right now.
It’s a song more associated with the Devine Miss M, but this version by the oddly named Joe Sample and one Lalah Hathaway is one I’m playing over and over.
As ever the words are not exactly poetry, and the tune is hardly memorable but I never tire of it.
I’ve copied the lyrics, but rather than just reading them, click the arrow on the magic tune player below and read as you listen.


When your life was low
Always remember my friend,
the world will change again.
And you may have to come back
through everywhere you've been.

When your life was low,
you had nowhere to go.
People turned their backs on you,
and everybody said that you were through.

I took you in, I made you strong again
put you back together.
Out of all the dreams you left along the way,
you left me shining.

Now you're doing well
from stories I hear tell.
You own the world again.
Everyone's your friend.

Although I never hear from you
Still it’s nice to know
You used to love me so
When your life was low

Always remember my friend,
the world will change again.
And you may have to come back
through everywhere you've been.

9 comments:

  1. Hey there so good to see you back in the saddle and posting again. We or I shouldn't speak for everyone but I am hear to listen to you whenever you need to vent. These lyrics and this song are wonderful. I think the can cover many a situation. Especially the ending about possibly having to come back again. Kind of like the old saying about not burning too many bridges. You are a wonderful person and you will find happiness and love. Sometimes its looking you in the eye and you don't even know it. It may come in other forms other than companionship too. So chin up my buddy and I will always be there to listen great big hugs.

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  2. Much pain behind the lyrics. Beautiful song, tender post! Wishing you good things, a published book, and love!!

    Hugs Sherrie

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  3. Sounds like what goes around, comes around?

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  4. Oh Keith yes just vent I have known pain and it will take a long time to heal but it will heal. It sounds like a cliche though but you hang in there and know that you have talent and a lot of friends out there who will stick to you

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  5. You are talking ta the master of picking songs for each occaision each mood and each emotion.......

    Keethy....I hear where ya coming from.....

    Now about that whiskey ......hmmm keep pouring it..

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  6. When I was going through a tough patch a few months ago every song on the radio had a meaning relevant to where I was at the time and I got so I couldn't listen to it anymore. So yes. But that is a nice, gentle, supporting, healing song that you chose for this post.

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  7. A lovely song, and no we were never bored. That's what friends are for.

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  8. Hi Keith,

    That's such a nice song..liked the lyrics too.It flows really smooth.

    Wish you well and as you said writing down helps so much rather than speaking for me too.

    So would come around again to see how you are doing :)
    Have a wonderful day!

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  9. Hi Keith,

    That's such a nice song..liked the lyrics too.It flows really smooth.

    Wish you well and as you said writing down helps so much rather than speaking for me too.

    So would come around again to see how you are doing :)
    Have a wonderful day!

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