Monday, May 3, 2010

Music Monday

I need structure... 

That being said I am instituting a Music Monday here on Faux Martha (PS, I still hate the name and you all are not off the hook in helping me pick a new one).

Either I will post a You Tube Video of a song or just post the lyrics... and give my P.O.V. on the whole thing..

Now, I am not saying that I will give any insight into the artist or have any clever thoughts... but simply represent me.

I love music... All kinds... I love music so much that listening to it has great impact on me and my emotions.

I totally believe that God speaks through music in my life... I know, here I go again with that whole God thing. 

But, I have had some AMAZING moments with Him, thanks to having the right song playing at the right time....

Like, pull over your car and put your head on the steering wheel and cry moments... or moments where you drop everything you are doing and go grab the nearest human/animal and have a full out dance party. 

So, with out further adieu..

 Head Over Feet
I had no choice but to hear you
You stated your case time and again
I thought about it

You treat me like I'm a princess
I'm not used to liking that
You ask how my day was

You've already won me over in spite of me
And don't be alarmed if I fall head over feet
Don't be surprised if I love you for all that you are
I couldn't help it
It's all your fault

Your love is thick and it swallowed me whole
You're so much braver than I gave you credit for
That's not lip service

You've already won me over in spite of me
And don't be alarmed if I fall head over feet
Don't be surprised if I love you for all that you are
I couldn't help it
It's all your fault

You are the bearer of unconditional things
You held your breath and the door for me
Thanks for your patience

You're the best listener that I've ever met
You're my best friend
Best friend with benefits
What took me so long

I've never felt this healthy before
I've never wanted something rational
I am aware now
I am aware now

You've already won me over in spite of me
And don't be alarmed if I fall head over feet
Don't be surprised if I love you for all that you are
I couldn't help it
It's all your fault 
Okay... Today is a lighter post because I really have no idea what and how I am going to do this whole Music Monday thing... So I am posting a song that is VERY near and dear to my heart. I know that it may seem mushy and corny to post this song... but ALL the lyrics that I have high-lighted are straight from my heart. 

Like, I have no idea how she knew about Eric and I. (Yes, I  am self-centered enough to toy with the idea.)

Eric and I have been married for almost 6 years and together for 11 1/2.... we started dating in utero... I kid, I kid... kinda.

But I am grateful everyday that we met so young. I count it as a blessing that I have known my soul mate for a good portion of my life. 

I have had many people ask me if I feel like I have "missed out" that I haven't dated more or wish I would have had more experience...

 The answer is no.

I am relieved that this man came into my life at such an early age... He has been nothing but a blessing to me and my family. 

I have had the pleasure of watching him grow from an above average boy to an excellent man. We have grown together and into each other...

I am not saying that we have only experienced pure bliss in this relationship... We have had our moments, weeks, and during the harder portions...months.

But we would rather be together in frustration, misunderstanding, and pain than to be separate from each other...

Without him I would never have let my guard down enough to love as deeply as I do... I am confident in that.

Last year for a Valentine's Day present,  I painted a canvas black and then painted all the lyrics to this song on it. I know he loved it...He teared up... and told me that he had never really listened to the lyrics before, but now that he had... 
He thought that this was the best compliment I had ever paid him.

And that was payment enough for me.


  1. GET.OUT.OF.MY.HEAD!!! omg! so you know that this is MY song for D and I right? like for real. especially the line about "what took me so long". that is SO appropriate!
    I love music Mondays!!!
    still working on a name for you as well.....

  2. what a sweet post. I too met my man early on, we've been together for about 15 years and married for 11. I was his first serious girlfriend. I too am happy we found each other very early and young because we have grown up together, and already know the best and worst of each other.
    Oh and thanks so much for your sweet compliment on my blog last Friday. I wish I wouldn't have poofed into thin air so you could have said "hi" at Chik Fil A! So funny what a small world we live in!
    Much love, Andrea

  3. ME TOO! I love the way a melody with the right words can move me to my core, SUCH a powerful form of expression and I LOVE LOVE beautiful emotional expression!

    Oh, and I really wanna see your painting!

  4. I LOVE Alanis - I remember the first time I heard that song, at a listening station in a record store when her first CD had just been released, my daughter was just 5 years old - she's 21 now! I stood there and listened to the entire CD, every song all the way through...

    Hey honey next time I see you at book club will you teach me how to download a video on my blog - I can't figure it out for the life of me although everyone I ask assures me it's EASY AS PIE!!!

  5. OMG i am the SOOOOO the emotional music listener. i will listen to songs or albums on repeat for MONTHS when i relate. i'm writing an alanis post now...haha! she is my fave. that entire album has a very special place in my life's soundtrack.