White Washed World

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So I went to the bookstore after work today to kill some time before picking up my son from work.  I wasn’t really looking for anything in particular but the more I walked around browsing, the more I started thinking of books I wanted to check out.  So I was looking in religion and philosophy,  trying to find some books on spirituality.   I asked the woman if she had any books on Native American spirituality and she said that religion, philosophy and self help were all in the same section grouped together.   She said diet and yoga books were next to it as well. I advised her I was no longer allowed to buy diet books because it was my new year’s resolution.
I continued looking around and thought about checking out history, so I asked the young man if he could point me in the direction of the history books.  He guided me over and asked if I was looking for anything particular.   I quickly browsed the wall to see the faces of Trump, Washington  (not Denzel), and Truman.  “Yes!” I replied, “Could you tell me if you have any NON-WHITE history books?” “Uhhhh. Hmmmm…” he said as he looked over the shelves.  “It’s interesting isn’t it?” I said to him, “I bet you don’t get asked that question too often, do you?” Especially by a white lady I thought in my head.  He found about 2 books and 1 on Native American once I specified that I was looking for that.  I walked around a bit more and was able to find a table with several books on black history or by black authors but I’m guessing that is because it is February.
It really made me realize what a white world we live in.  I’m bringing attention to this because it’s something I didn’t notice that much until I read India Arie’s essays about skin bleaching allegations.   Obviously this is something people of color deal with all the time, but as a white woman I never realized it.  It has never been intentional,  and trust me I have a rainbow of friends, but I was oblivious.

I’m bringing it up because I feel it’s important.  It’s important that people not be ignorant.  It’s important people take the time to look at the world through another view, not just the white world view.  I’m saying this so that people will take the time to step into another’s shoes.  Realize this is just one of the examples of white privilege.
I’m curious as to what people think of this.  We need to talk about race and racism in America and not be blind.  It still exists.  Ignoring a problem doesn’t make it go away so let’s talk about it.  With respect,  with love and with open minds.  Please share your comment below.

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Bailamos!

Bailamos!  Or as we say in english, let’s dance (we dance)!   I don’t know about you but I love to dance!  Sure, sometimes I may be a wall flower or you can find me chair dancing, but put on the right song and forget it, you will have to drag me OFF the dance floor.

This week I have been obsessed with Bachata.  For those of you who don’t know, bachata is a latin dance style which originated in the Dominican Republic.  If you have never seen it you can check it out here.    There are several musical artists who are popular for their bachata music, especially Romeo Santos and Prince Royce.

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So, you may be wondering why I know about bachata.  Well, I first learned the basics of bachata a few years back in my (Puerto Rican) friend Dawn’s living room.  It was just another friday night of us gals hanging out bored and she decided to throw on the music and show us how it’s done.  I have since practiced here and there with various friends on different occassions, but it wasn’t until my son got into it that I really became interested in the music.

I was driving my son home from work one night when he said, “Hey!  You gotta listen to this”, and put on some music.  What blew me away was when he started singing along with these songs AND he knew all the lyrics!  So how is this?  Well, my son is in his 4th year of honors Spanish but, his girlfriend is Bolivian.  They have been dating for over 2 years now, so he is around her family a lot which means he can pretty much understand Spanish fluently and they listen to a lot of Spanish/Latin American music.  I love watching him sing and dance to the music and I love that he has learned so much about the Bolivian culture, .  In fact, I love learning all about other cultures and making friends around the globe.

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I love the sound of bachata and have several favorites that my son has introduced me to.  I have been trying to learn the lyrics to many of the songs but so far the only one I have down is Promise by Romeo Santos and Usher .  It’s half in Spanish and half in english and I can actually sing both parts (and know what I’m singing!).  Some of my other favorites are Odio by Romeo Santos featuring Drake,  Te Extrano (I Miss You) by Extreme,  Solo por un Beso by Aventura, Tengo Un Amor (I Have a Love) by Toby Love and one of my favorites Corazon Sin Cara (Heart without a Face) by Prince Royce.  Most of these songs have such sweet and romantic lyrics that sound even more beautiful in Spanish to me. But don’t be fooled, not all of these songs are about love! I should have known by the title Propuesta Indecente, or Indecent Proposal, this was not a love song, it just sounded so romantic until I read the lyrics.
Regardless of the scandelous lyrics, it’s still a favorite of mine.

In case you’re wondering, I’m not fluent in Spanish, but I did take 4 years of it in high school and I remember enough.  When it comes to bachata I have the basic dance steps down and I will admit that if you ever snuck in my house on a Saturday morning you may find me dancing to it while I clean.

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So next week I may be back listening to India Arie or some R&B, but for this week I am on my bachata kick.  I wake up with songs in my head and can’t sing all the words but the music plays away.  One of these days I will learn all the lyrics to my favorites but for now I will just hum along and move my hips bachata style.

Full Moon Reflections

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One of the things I love about where I live is the fact that the ocean is only minutes away.  I have always lived here, near the ocean.  There is something so peaceful about the sounds of the water.  There is nothing quite like the air and breeze coming off the salt water.  It is so refreshing, except on a night like tonight when it’s more like that I can’t feel my face kind of cold.  Some nights when I am feeling restless I will hop in the car and drive down to the sea wall where I can either take a walk, sit on the wall or just sit in my car and listen to the natural rhythm of the waves like music to my ears. 

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Sea wall at night

But on a night like tonight,  I especially love to go down to the beach and see the full moon, as it illuminates, glistening on the water.  To me, there is nothing more beautiful than the way the moonlight dances upon the waves, lighting a path along the water.   Like a stairway to the heavens.  The sound of the waves crashing upon the rocks, like the beating of a drum or the clashing of symbols, nature’s perfect music. 

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The full moon often makes me restless.  I know not everyone believes it, but I definitely see the effects the full moon has on people, especially at work.  Things always seem to be extra crazy and chaotic around the full moon.  Didn’t you ever notice that the word lunar refers to the moon?  Which may explain why lunatics and lunacy seem to be heightened around the full moon?  Luckily the moon doesn’t stay full for long, although they say the side effects can last three days before and after the full moon.  It peaked on the east coast around 1:20 pm today so it will be decreasing or waning for the next two weeks. 

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While sitting by the water watching the light of the full moon reflecting on the waves, I did some of my own reflecting.   I thought about how the moon increases and decreases similar to our hearts when they fill with love.  Some days our hearts fill to the brim with love for our significant others, our family and our friends.  Other days they may feel void and empty and we struggle to show our love.  This isn’t a bad thing,  it’s just part of nature.  Everything must move in cycles and change to create balance.   In fact, even our love for ourselves can fluctuate.   Today I felt so crabby I didn’t even want to be around myself, let alone anyone else.  Taking some time to go down by the water and take in the sounds of the ocean and the sights of the moonlight were just what I needed.  Some quiet time alone to reflect. 

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I feel blessed to live near the ocean and I’m not sure what I would do if I didn’t.  I’m sure there are many bloggers who do not live near the ocean, where do you go to relax?

Party Time

Since I started writing more I have been cooking less.  Well this weekend I was in party mode.  I’m usually very social and even through the winter I will have dinner parties and get togethers.  I haven’t done much of anything but hibernate since the holidays ended.  This weekend I planned a family get together to celebrate my son’s birthday, plus my great niece will be 5 this coming week so I figured why not have cake for both birthdays. 

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My son with my great nieces

I love my family.  Sure, they can drive me crazy but I love them anyways. Family are the ones who really know you, like every side of you.  Angry, sad, happy, silly, they see it all!  I have been blessed to live close to my family my whole life.  In fact, sometimes too close, as we all shared a duplex for a few years.  But since separating off on our own ways, I began to miss them.  I especially miss my nephew who recently moved to Texas with his dad.  And even more recently, like the past two weeks, my sister moved out to Colorado.  So our family events have been shrinking and it’s made me more aware of just how lucky I am to have a close family. 
My parents were blessed to have three beautiful daughters, or as we like to call ourselves,  Charlie’s Angels, because my dad is Charles.  They also have 5 gorgeous grandchildren and 2 adorable great grandchildren. 

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My niece and her girls

I spent a good portion of my weekend cleaning and preparing for the party.  I was in cooking mode once again.  My niece requested butter finger cheesecake bars and of course she knew I couldn’t say no.  Plus I wanted to make cupcakes, although 3 dozen may have been a bit much for only 12 of us including the kids, but like I said I was in cooking mode!

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There had to be pink because, like most 5 year old girls, that is Ny’s (my great niece) favorite color!  And even though my son is now 18, he is secure enough in his manhood as to not discriminate nor be intimidated by pink cupcakes with sprinkles.  Don’t forget, he’s a Valentine’s baby! 

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I also made a spinach pie and a couple of pizzas from scratch, including my son’s favorite buffalo chicken pizza.  Yes, I make my own pizza dough.  Bacon wrapped chicken bites were another favorite appetizer and I threw together a cilantro slaw because we needed something healthy to balance out the sugar fest! 
The party was to start at 3pm, but like any other event my family has, no one showed up until about 4pm, including my son.  A friend of mine came with his wife and their son, who happened to have his 2nd birthday this past week as well, so we celebrated 3 Aquarian birthdays.  My son’s girlfriend also came to the party and as you can see by the photos, everyone enjoyed the cupcakes!

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I got my cooking fix in and now I’m ready for a cleanse, or at least some light healthy eating this week.  Although, the one thing about cooking is that you often aren’t as hungry once you finish making the food.  However,  I definitely snuck in a taste or two while frosting cupcakes and slicing dessert bars.  My body is definitely feeling like it’s time for some serious veggies!
Over all it was great to spend an afternoon celebrating birthdays and just being with family. 

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How was your weekend?

My Beautiful Surprise

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Happy Birthday Pooky

Whatever it is that you came to teach me
I am here to learn it ’cause I believe that we are written in the stars
I don’t know what the future holds but I’m living in the moment
And I’m thankful for the man that you are, you are, you are

When you think of Valentine’s day you think of love, chocolates, roses and teddy bears.  When I think of Valentine’s day, I think of love too.  The love of my life.  The one who makes me smile, gives me reason to be a better person and the greatest Valentine’s gift I have ever received.  18 years ago today I was in labor with this beautiful baby boy.  I was young and scared and in pain.  I had no idea he would change my life forever. 
I remember when his born the first words his father said to me, “he looks just like you… he’s crying!” Lol Hey, what can I say, pregnancy messes with a woman’s hormones!  I remember feeling relieved that the labor and the wait was over.  I remember the first time he was placed in my arms and being overwhelmed with the amazing gift of love like I had never known before. 
People tell you time and time again to enjoy the moments because life goes by so fast.  You say, “oh yeah!  I know!” But then one day you wake up and wonder where in the heck did all those years go??  They really do sneak by when you’re not looking. 
I still can’t believe my baby is 18 today.  As much as it scares me that he is officially an adult today, I’m proud of the man he is becoming.  I know this is just the beginning of the next phase of his life.  I know nothing will really change overnight. He will always be my baby boy, my pooky bear and my beautiful surprise.
My song for him since the first time I heard it has been Beautiful Surprise.  Plus a love of India Arie’s music is something we share.  So happy Valentine’s day to all and happy birthday to my little Romeo, my favorite Valentine, my Pooky bear and my beautiful surprise. 

Happy Birthday Isaiah slide show

Lyrics to Beautiful Surprise found on goggle play

It’s like yesterday I didn’t even know your name
Now today you’re always on my mind
I never could have predicted that I’d feel this way
You are a beautiful surprise

Intoxicated every time I hear your voice
You’ve got me on a natural high
It’s almost like I didn’t even have a choice
You are a beautiful surprise

Whatever it is that you came to teach me
I am here to learn it ’cause I believe that we are written in the stars
I don’t know what the future holds but I’m living in the moment
And I’m thankful for the man that you are, you are, you are

You are everything I ask for in my prayers
So I know my angels brought you to my life
Your energy is healing to my soul, you are a beautiful surprise
You are an inspiration to my life, you are the reason why I smile
You are a beautiful surprise

For Always and Forever

You will be my Saturday Love…

“When I look at you
Memories of love
Like no one before
You stay on my mind”

We all have that one person like this.  That one person that maybe you always had a thing for but it never quite worked out.  Maybe the timing was off.  They were single and you were taken, then they were taken and you were single.  Or maybe you did date them, maybe it was a first love, a young love, or just a Saturday love. 
Mine was actually more of a Sunday love.  Ok, it wasn’t really love, but I sure was crushing on him.  We would go to the same spot every Sunday and I knew I would run into him there.  He was a bit older than me and there was just something about him.  Maybe it was the eyes, or the smile, or the way he would rearrange the tables in the middle of the room to create a dance floor for us on a Sunday afternoon.  It could have been the way he made me forget my cares and who was watching and just act a fool in the middle of the bar.  It could have been the silly jokes and faces, the way he made me laugh, and the fun I always had when I was around him. 
I’m not sure how we fell out of touch but then again, we never really had anything more than those Sunday afternoons.  Years later I would run into him and find out the truth.  That I was young and naive and he had a love the whole time.  A love of addiction to drugs and alcohol.  He had turned his life around but I knew he had really never felt for me the way I felt for him.  And maybe I never really felt for him, but more for the idea of him.  The idea of who I thought he was and who I wanted him to be. 
Every now and again I wonder what he’s up to and if he is still around.  I looked him up one day not too long ago to see he is now married.  In my mind though, For always and forever, he will be my Sunday love. 

Alexander O’Neal and Cherrelle knew all about that.  Why, just check out the video here of Saturday Love.  Rather fitting, isn’t it?

(But my real Saturday Love is my girl Chanel.  She is my son’s and She was my roll dawg back when we were younger and would go out.  Had to throw that in)

And as always see the lyrics below.

Going to see you again
See you haven’t changed
It’s good to see you anyway

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love

When I think about you
My feelings can’t explain
Why after all this time
My heart still feels pain

When I look at you
Memories of love
Like no one before
You’ll stay on my mind

(Special feelings, special time)
Always so special
(I was yours and you were mine)
Made for each other

(All the good I won’t forget)
You will stay on my mind
(Saturday, the day we met)

For always and for ever
You will be my Saturday love

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love

When I think about you
My feelings can’t explain
Why after all this time
My heart still feels pain

When I look at you
Memories of love
Like no one before
You stay on my mind
(Special feelings, special times)
Feeling so special
(I was yours and you were mine)
Made for each other, girl

(All the good I won’t forget)
Staying on my mind, girl
(Saturday, the day we met)
Girl, you know I can’t leave you behind

There’s never any question
You will be my Saturday love

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love

When I look at you
Special feelings, special times
I thought we’d always be together
But sometimes things just
Don’t work out like we planned

Life goes on and people grow
Out of things that fit before
But Saturday remains the same
And I hope it’ll never change

For always and forever
You will be my, you will be my
You will be, be my Saturday love
Let’s sing it together

Never on Sunday, Monday’s too soon
Tuesday and Wednesday just won’t do
Thursday and Friday, we can begin
But our Saturday love will never end, sugar

lyrics found here

Pure Poetry

The count down is on til Valentine’s day.  That’s right, just two days and my baby boy, my “pooky bear” will be 18 years old.  So I’m sticking with my theme of posting songs by black artists for black history and incorporating love quotes from songs. 
Last night I was looking for a song to post and I really wanted a good classic song.  I looked through so many and contemplated many more.  There is just so much good stuff out there! Of course in my opinion the best is the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s R&B.  Maybe some 2000’s,  too.  Then again that’s just my preference. 
I decided on the Isley Brothers.  I love the soothing sounds of their tunes.  From Between the Sheets to Foot Steps in the Dark.  But for love songs I felt like  Living For the Love of You was the best choice for the occasion. 
Did you ever notice that sometimes you sing a song, you know the lyrics, but you never quite pay attention?  That’s kind of how I felt reading the lyrics last night.   Especially when they say

” Love to be right in the waves
Of your love enchanted with a touch
And it seems to me
We could sail together
In and out of mystery”

I never really realized how poetic some lines are.  Now it may seem kind of obvious, but for some reason last night it just hit me.  These men are poets! Then you think of all the sounds and instruments that go into putting a song together.  Plus you have to have the right voice to sing it.  I guess I just really realized the amount of work and talent that goes into music.  I found a new and greater appreciation for it.  
Hope you all enjoy the soothing sounds of this song and don’t forget to check out the lyrics and poetry of this song below.  TGIF ya’ll.

The Isley Brothers “For The Love Of You” lyrics

Yeah, well, well, well
Yeah, yeah, hey, hey

Driftin’ on a memory
Ain’t no place I’d rather be
Then with you, yeah
Lovin’ you, well, well, well

Day will make a way for night
All we’ll need is candle lights
And a song, yeah
Soft and long, well

Glad to be here alone
With a lover unlike no other
Sad to see a new horizon
Slowly comin’ into view, yeah

I wanna be living for the love of you
Ah, yes I am
All that I’m giving is for the love of you
Alright now

Lovely as a ray of sun
That touches me when the mornin’ comes
Feels good to me, yeah
My love and me, well

Smoother than a gentle breeze
Flowin’ through my mind with ease
Soft as can be, well
When you’re lovin’ me
When you’re lovin’ me

Love to be right in the waves
Of your love enchanted with a touch
And it seems to me
We could sail together
In and out of mystery

Well, I wanna be living, for the love of you
Alright now
All that I’m giving, is for the love of you
You got me, girl

I wanna be living, for the love of you
Alright now
All that I’m giving, givin’ is for the love of you
Oh, yes I am

Paradise I have within
Can’t feel insecure again
You’re the key
Well, and this I see
Oh, I see

Now and then I lose my way
Using words that try to say
What I feel, yeah, love is real
Oh, love is real

I might as well sign my name
On a card which could say it better
Time will tell ’cause it seems
That I done just about all that I can do

I know that I’m livin’, for the love of you
Oh, yes I am
I know that I’m livin’, for the love, love of you
Every, everyday I, livin’, for the love of you

I’m living, for the love
Each and every day, oh yes I do
I’m gonna say it one more time

Said, “I’m living, for the love
Each and every day, oh”
Lord, Lord knows I am right, right now
Said that, “I’m livin’ for the love”

I’m Curious…

So I was trying to figure out what song I wanted to share today.  It was hard after listening to Stevie for the past 24 hours! I have a tendency to do that though.  You know, when you listen to some song or artist you haven’t been listening to lately and then you just can’t get enough of them?  Well,  I have a feeling the next 24 hours may include some Midnight Star.

I can’t say I grew up listening to them, not until I became a teenager and met my first “real” boyfriend (later to become the father of my son).  I remember riding in the car with his family after a day at the beach and this song came on.

 

I fell in love with it.  Aside from the chorus, I always loved this line:

“Love is a gamble I wanna take with you
I wanna win girl, so let me know what’s on your mind”

A few years back I bought the CD so I could pass these songs on to my son.  I mean, you have to teach these youngins good music!!  My son and I have spent many car rides singing along to hits like Wet My WhistleMidas TouchNo Parking On The Dance FloorFreakazoid and Operator.  But, I have to say it was Curious that I fell in love with first.  Let me know if I forgot one of your favorites, as I’m sure I left one out.

Happy Thursday…we’re almost there.

Curious – Lyrics
I really gotta have you,
Cos what my body feels I can’t take away.
And you are so exciting,
That you take my breath away.
So get ready and let me love you
I got the answer right here beside me girl
Love is a gamble I wanna take with you
I wanna win girl, so let me know what’s on your mind
I’m curious (about your loving)
I’m curious (I wanna know what’s on your mind)
I’m curious (about your loving girl)
I’m curious (I wanna know what’s on your mind)
We should get it together
Cos right now girl this feeling’s strong
And I’m anticipating
I wanna know (I wanna know)
What turns you on
Lovely lady here’s my intentions
I’ve got to have you right here beside me girl
Love is a gamble I wanna take with you
I wanna win girl, so let me know what’s on you mind
I’m curious (about your loving)
I’m curious (I wanna know what’s on your mind)
I’m curious (about your loving girl)
I’m curious (I wanna know what’s on your mind)
Lovely lady heres my intentions
I’ve got to have you right here beside me girl
Love is a gamble I wanna take with you
I wanna win girl, so let me know what’s on you mind
I’m curious (about your loving)
I’m curious (I wanna know what’s on your mind)
I’m curious (about your lovin’, girl)
I’m curious (I wanna know what’s on your mind)

Lyrics found here

I Don’t Want to Bore You With It…

“Oh but I love you, I love you….
I LOOOOVVVEE YOU!” 

So I’ve been posting the love quotes from songs by black artists the last 3 days but I started enjoying it so I thought why not continue a few more days?  Valentines day, which is also my son’s 18th birthday, is only 4 days away. Wait, what? Wow that is coming up fast! 
Well, anyways I wanted to pick some classic artists, so I decided on Stevie. (Wonder, in case you were Wondering and yes, pun intended!)  Oh but how do you pick one of Stevie’s songs?? I mean… you don’t!  He just has so many amazing songs!  Well, I had to remember I was picking a quote from the lyrics, which made it even harder!!   But I really do love this one:

We lay beneath the stars
Under a lovers tree that’s seen through the eyes of my mind
I reach out for the part
Of me that lives in you that only our two hearts can find

I mean I really love the whole song, along with most of Stevie’s music.  When I sing along I feel like you really have to belt it out! Which i usually do… alone… in my car…. as not to scare people.  Lol.  He really is Wonderful, isn’t he? Check out the video by clicking on the link or read the lyrics below.  Or let me know your favorite Stevie song!

Knocks Me Off My Feet

Lyrics
I see us in the park
Strolling the summer days of imaginings in my head
And words from our hearts
Told only to the wind felt even without being said
I don’t want to bore you with my trouble
But there’s somethin ’bout your love
That makes me weak and
Knocks me off my feet
There’s sumptin ’bout your love
That makes me weak and
Knocks me off my feet
Knocks me off my feet

I don’t want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
I don’t want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
More and more
We lay beneath the stars
Under a lovers tree that’s seen through the eyes of my mind
I reach out for the part
Of me that lives in you that only our two hearts can find
But I don’t want to bore you with my trouble
But there’s sumptin ’bout your love
That makes me weak and
Knocks me off my feet
But there’s sumptin ’bout your love
That makes me weak and
Knocks me off my feet

I don’t want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
I don’t want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
I don’t want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
Darling I don’t want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
I don’t’ want to bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
Darling I don’t want to bore you with it

Day 3 – 3 Day Quote Challenge

This is Day 3 of the 3 Day Quote Challenge (with a twist).  Today I chose a song by Tracy Chapman.  I have been a fan of her since the 80’s.  My older sisters had her first cassette tape back in the day.  I love Tracy’s music because all of her songs have purpose.  They have a message or a story and this woman has something to say! Tracy speaks on love, but also about political issues, domestic abuse and racism.  My sister’s may have had the first album and got me interested in her music, but I owned every album after.  I also waited all day to see her in concert, it was a standing room only event so I made sure I was first in line to get the front row.  I love so many of her song, but I picked “At This Point In My Life.”

You see when I’ve touched the sky
The earth’s gravity has pulled me down
But now I’ve reconciled that in this world
Birds and angels get the wings to fly
If you can believe in this heart of mine
If you can give it a try
Then I’ll reach inside and find and give you
All the sweetness that I have

There isn’t a real video on youtube but you can listen to the song here:

I’m really enjoying this challenge so I may continue this up until Valentine’s day. However, these will be the last 3 nominations below.

Hit Below the Belt Hard

Making Time for Me

Young and Twenty

At This Point In My Life Lyrics

Done so many things wrong I don’t know if I can do right
Oh I, Oh I’ve
Done so many things wrong I don’t know if I can do right

At this point in my life
I’ve done so many things wrong I don’t know if I can do right
If you put your trust in me I hope I won’t let you down
If you give me a chance I’ll try

You see it’s been a hard road the road I’m traveling on
And if I take your hand I might lead you down the path to ruin
I’ve had a hard life I’m just saying it so you’ll understand
That right now, right now, I’m doing the best I can
At this point in my life

At this point in my life
Although I’ve mostly walked in the shadows
I’m still searching for the light
Won’t you put your faith in me
We both know that’s what matters
If you give me a chance I’ll try

You see I’ve been climbing stairs but mostly stumbling down
I’ve been reaching high always losing ground
You see I’ve been reaching high but always losing ground
You see I’ve conquered hills but I still have mountains to climb
And right now right now I’m doing the best I can
At this point in my life

Before we take a step
Before we walk down that path
Before I make any promises
Before you have regrets
Before we talk commitment
Let me tell you of my past
All I’ve seen and all I’ve done
The things I’d like to forget
At this point in my life

At this point in my life
I’d like to live as if only love mattered
As if redemption was in sight
As if the search to live honestly
Is all that anyone needs
No matter if you find it

You see when I’ve touched the sky
The earth’s gravity has pulled me down
But now I’ve reconciled that in this world
Birds and angels get the wings to fly
If you can believe in this heart of mine
If you can give it a try
Then I’ll reach inside and find and give you
All the sweetness that I have
At this point in my life
At this point in my life

Songwriters: Chapman, Tracy L
At This Point In My Life lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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