Brave

Don’t know just where I’m going
And tomorrow, it’s a little overwhelming
And the air is cold
And I’m not the same anymore
I’ve been running in your direction
For to long now
I’ve lost my own reflection
And I can’t look down
If you’re not there to catch me when I fall.

If this is the moment I stand here on my own
If this is my rite of passage that somehow leads me home
I might be afraid
But it’s my turn to be brave
If this is the last chance before we say goodbye
At least it’s the first day of the rest of my life
I can’t be afraid
Cause it’s my turn to be brave

All along all I ever wanted, was to be the light
When your life was daunting
But I can’t see mine
When I feel as though you’re pushing me away
Well who’s to blame, are we making the right choices
Cause we can’t be sure if we’re hearing our own voices
As we close the door even though we are so desperate to stay

If this is the moment I stand here on my own
If this is my rite of passage that somehow leads me home
I might be afraid
But it’s my turn to be brave
If this is the last chance before we say goodbye
At least it’s the first day of the rest of my life
I can’t be afraid
Cause it’s my turn to be brave

And I might still cry
And I might still bleed
These thorns in my side
This heart on my sleeve
And lightening may strike
This ground at my feet
And I might still crash
But I still believe

This is the moment I stand here all alone
With everything I have inside, everything I own
I might be afraid
But it’s my turn to be brave
If this is the last time before we say goodbye
At least it’s the first day of the rest of my life
I can’t be afraid
Cause it’s my turn to be brave

Let it Go

Because these lyrics … Because everyone makes mistakes. Because people get hurt. Because people forgive. Let the pieces go.

Jesse:
I’m not scared to tell the truth
I’ve been to hell and back and I went with you
Remind me what we were before
When we said “You are mine and I am yours”

Amanda:
I don’t know much but I know myself
And I don’t wanna love anybody else
So let’s break the spell and lift the curse
Remember when we fell for each other, head first

Jesse:
Look at this heart-shaped wreckage
What have we done?
We have got scars from battles
Nobody won

We can start over, better
Both of us know
If we just let the broken pieces
Let the broken pieces go

Amanda:
I can’t find you in the dark
Will we get back to who we are?
And I can’t fix this on my own
Our love is still the best thing I’ve ever known

Both:
Look at this heart-shaped wreckage
What have we done?
We have got scars from battles
Nobody won

We can start over, better
Both of us know
If we just let the broken pieces
Let the broken pieces go

Jesse:
Let the broken pieces go

Both:
Just hold on to each other tonight

Amanda:
Oh oh oh…

Both:
Look at this heart-shaped wreckage
What have we done?
We have got scars from battles
Nobody won

We can start over, better
Both of us know
If we just let the broken pieces
Let the broken pieces

Jesse:
Let the broken pieces

Amanda:
Let the broken pieces go

You’re My Home

I had my iPod on shuffle and this came up. I’d not heard it in a very long time. I’ll be damned if it didn’t give me goosebumps. I thought I’d share it here for those who are, perhaps, too young to know it and for those old enough to revisit.

When you look into my eyes
And you see the crazy gypsy in my soul
It always comes as a surprise
When I feel my withered roots begin to grow

Well I never had a place
That I could call my very own
But that’s all right my love
‘Cause you’re my home.

When you touch my weary head
And you tell me everything will be all right
You say use my body for your bed
And my love will keep you warm throughout the night

Well I’ll never be a stranger
And I’ll never be alone
Wherever we’re together
That’s my home.

Home could be the Pennsylvania turnpike
Indiana’s early morning dew
High up in the hills of California
Home is just another word for you

Well I never had a place that I could call my very own
But that’s all right my love ’cause you’re my home

If I travel all my life
And I never get stop and settle down
Long as I have you by my side
There’s a roof above and good walls all around
You’re my castle, you’re my cabin
And my instant pleasure dome
I need you in my house
‘Cause you’re my home,
You’re my home.

No Day but Today

A beautiful rendition of one of my favorite pieces by one of my favorite artists.

There’s only us, there’s only this
Forget regret, or life is your’s to miss
No other path, no other way
No day but today

There’s only us, only tonight
We must let go to know what’s right
No other road, No other way
No day but today

I can’t control my destiny
I trust my soul, my only goal
Is just to be

There’s only now, there’s only here
Give in to love or live in fear
No other path, No other way
No day but today

There’s only us, There’s only this
Forget regret, or life is your’s to miss
No other road, no other way
No day but today

No day but today
(No day but today)
No day but today
(No day but today)
No day but today
(No day but today)
No day but today

If only …

If you’ve not seen it, this video is well worth watching … every day … at least once a day.

Beautiful ~ Christina Aguilera

Don’t look at me

Every day is so wonderful
Then suddenly it’s hard to breathe.
Now and then I get insecure
From all the pain, I’m so ashamed.

I am beautiful no matter what they say.
Words can’t bring me down.
I am beautiful in every single way.
Yes, words can’t bring me down… Oh no.
So don’t you bring me down today.

To all your friends you’re delirious,
So consumed in all your doom.
Trying hard to fill the emptiness.
The pieces gone, left the puzzle undone.
is that the way it is?

You are beautiful no matter what they say
Words can’t bring you down….oh no
You are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can’t bring you down, oh, no
So don’t you bring me down today…

No matter what we do
(no matter what we do)
No matter what we say
(no matter what we say)
We’re the song inside the tune
Full of beautiful mistakes

And everywhere we go
(and everywhere we go)
The sun will always shine
(the sun will always, always shine)
And tomorrow we might wake on the other side

We are beautiful no matter what they say
Yes, words won’t bring us down, no, no
We are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can’t bring us down, oh, no
So don’t you bring me down today

Oh, yeah, don’t you bring me down today, yeah, ooh
Don’t you bring me down ooh… today