Back to Good

I know this may sounds dumb to some, but to me, I don't like to think of these things as just coincidental.  Every once in awhile, as I am simply living life, something happens that makes me stop and think for a moment.  For whatever reason, at this moment in my life, the band Matchbox Twenty is playing a profound role in how I am viewing life.  Specifically, Back 2 Good and Real World.  Like I said, a little weird, I know.  But, these songs keep coming up at times when I am deeply moved by something or am having a hard time with something internally/emotionally.  

If you haven't already guessed, I tend to think deep (and am very emotional).  Sometimes, so deep and emotional that it sends me into an anxiety attack of sorts (check out Genius by Stephen Hawking - MIND BLOWING!).  Life in general is becoming increasingly more important to me and I find it hard to be OK with death and just the cycle of life in general.  I am a strict vegetarian because I think life is that important.  I teach my children to not squish bugs or take any life in such a reckless manner (as squishing) because it's simply not their right to do so.  

Because of these evolving feelings, I tend to find deep rooted meanings in even the simplest of things, such as a song.  So, in case you don't know the songs, or can't make out the words well enough, I have taken it upon myself to copy some of the lyrics below.  Please read them.  They won't have the same effect on you as they do me, but an effect is better than none.  I'm aiming for betterness (totally made up this word right now).  

Back 2 Good

And everyone here, hates everyone here for doing
Just like they do
It's best if we all keep this quiet instead
And I couldn't tell, why everyone here was doing me like
They do
But I'm sorry now, and I don't know how
To get it back to good

Everyone here, is wondering what it's like to be with
Somebody else
Everyone here's to blame, everyone here
Gets caught up in the pleasure of the pain, everyone hides
Shades of shame, but looking inside we're the same,
We're the same
And we're all grown now, but we don't know how
To get it back to good

Real World

What I wonder it's like to be the rainmaker
I wonder what it's like to know that I made the rain
I'd store it in boxes with little yellow tags on everyone
And you can come and see them when I'm
Done, when I'm done

I wonder what it's like to be a super hero
I wonder where I'd go if I could fly around downtown
From some other planet, I get this funky high on yellow sun
Boy I bet my friends will all be
stunned, they're stunned

Straight up, what did you hope to learn about here
If I were someone else, would this all fall apart
Strange, where were you, when we started this gig,
I wish the real world, would just stop hassling me
And you, and you, and me.

I wonder what it's like to be the head honcho
I wonder what I'd do if they all did just what I said
I'd shout out an order, I think we're out of this man get me some
Boy don't make me wanna change my
tone, my tone

Straight up, what did you hope to learn about here
If I were someone else, would this all fall apart
Strange, where were you, when we started this gig,
I wish the real world, would just stop hassling me

Please don't change, please don't break
Could the only thing that seems to work at all is you
Please don't change, at all from me to you,
And you, to me

Straight up, what did you hope to learn about here
If I were someone else, would this all fall apart
Strange, where were you, when we started this gig,
I wish the real world, would just stop hassling me
I wish the real world, would just stop hassling me
I wish the real world, would just stop hassling me
And you, and me.

I feel like I should leave it at that.  I'd like to tell you all how these songs are monumental to me right now, but I don't think that is what's important here.  But I will say, that at the end of EVERY SINGLE DAY, I strive for kindness, compassion, and happiness.  For every person on earth, I wish nothing but the greatest.  We are all equal and deserve a life without struggle.  So, on that note, on my run this morning, this song played at random.  Again, these things just happen and I have to believe that it happened for a reason.  I hope you believe it too.  With all my heart, namaste.

 

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