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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Are you a broad stripe or a bright star in this perilous fight?

Are your ramparts gallantly streaming? Are your rockets red glare or are they bursting in air?

Isn't it amazing how every important song ever written is about the battle of self image and weight loss?

Don't believe me......

How about this one.....
The first kick I took was when I hit the ground, you end up like a dog that's been beat too much 'til you spend half your life just covering up....

Or this one......
How can people be so heartless? How can people be so cruel? Easy to be proud, easy to say no. Easy to be cold, easy to say no. Come on, easy to give in, easy to say no

Not enough to prove my point.....try this one on for size.....
And you feel the eyes upon you as you're shakin' off the cold. You pretend it doesn't bother you but you just want to explode

Well, if that doesn't convince you.....this one surely will.....
She's a brick house.
The lady's stacked and that's a fact, ain't holding nothing back. She's a brick house She's the one, the only one, who's built like a amazon

Still don't get my drift?
Then think about this one for awhile....
With a boulder on my shoulder feelin' kinda older I tripped the merry-go-round
With this very unpleasing sneezing and wheezing the calliope crashed to the ground

Now do you believe me?
Alrighty's time to stop the battle.
Declare your independence from making everything in your life about that battle.
Starting today.....remember.....God shed His grace on thee.

Lyrics......they can say whatever you want them to say.
I mean....I convinced you in those first few paragraphs....didn't I?
Come on....didn't I????

Yes, lyrics are powerful.
And, when they put those words to music?
It makes you want to grab that hair brush and sing front of your you strum your air guitar.
Music will let you be anyone you want to be and say anything you want to say.
With each word and each note---you're talking about what's going on in your life.
You're figuring out that part of you you just can't figure out or you're traveling outside your little world to touch a wondorous universe that you only dreamed about or you're exploring that piece of you that lays silent in your everyday life.
You're making their words fit your life.

Oh come on....admit know I'm right.
So, now that you know.
Let the words empower you.
Say you will.....

I'm rockin' in the USA thanks to the songwriters, the poets and the rocker-philosophers who sooth my soul.....and who give me something else to do with my hair brush.

The fireworks are going to be hailin' over my little suburban hamlet tonight.......
May they be doing the same in yours.
With each bright light you see in the sky and each boom you hear.....may you find a reason to believe.
In the power of music and lyrics.
Happy Fourth of July!
Rock On!


Jody V said...

Happy Fourth Judi! Wonderful post! Very inspiring! I'm declaring my independence!


Anonymous said...

Amen Judi!
Happy 4th of July!

Prof H said...

Sometimes it rages...rock a little
Even when it's calm...still rock a little
Just like the sea...I rock a little
Say it was just like me
Still rock a little

Stevie Nicks, "Rock A Little"

Happy 4th!

Prof H

Bonnie said...


Anonymous said...

Hope you rocked it Judi!
I know you did....

Guess who?