Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Brian McKnight & Vanessa Williams - Love Is



They say it’s a river, that circles the earth
A beam of light shining to the edge of the universe
It conquers all, it changes everything

They say it’s a blessing, they say it’s a gift
They say it’s a miracle
And I believe that it is
It conquers all, but it’s a mystery

Love breaks your heart
Love takes no less than everything
Love makes it hard
And it fades away so easily

In this world we’ve created
In this place that we live
In the blink of an eye the darkness slips in
Love lights the world
Unites the lovers for eternity

Love breaks the chains
Love aches for everyone of us
Love takes the tears and the pain, and it turns it in-
To the beauty that remains

Look at this place
It was paradise, but now it’s dying
I’ll pray forlove
I’ll take my chances that it’s not too late

Love breaks your heart
Love takes no less than everything
Love makes it hard
And fades away so easily

Oh oh oh

Love breaks the chains
Love aches for everyone of us
Love takes the tears and the pain, and it turns it in-
To the beauty that remains
Before I even begin discussing this song, I’d first like to note that I finally found a great internet music player to play some of my mp3’s. Last night I was tweaking the player for my myspace profile. The songs on myspace are quite limited and are on a flakey (at best) server. I uploaded this player and my own music to my much more reliable personal server, and am now able to play music anyway I see fit quite easily. So starting now and in the future, I’ll be adding the actual music to the song lyrics for anyone who would like to listen to the song.

On with the subject at hand… I find this song particularly intriguing lately due to a bad break up one of my friends is going though (I won’t mention her name to protect her privacy.) She is one of the best people I know. She’s incredibly caring and compassionate; she has such a tender heart and beautiful soul; she’s also amazingly gorgeous! She’s really every straight guy’s dream come true!

Without going into too much detail about the specifics, this guy has been desperately after her for several months. I personally have always thought this guy to be a complete jack-ass and overall fuck-up (of which I’ve made sure to constantly remind my lovely friend of.)

For the longest time, she wasn’t interested at all. She had turned him down countless times, but the jack-ass kept pushing. While I was away and out of the picture last month (at the store from hell), she finally gave in. She decided to give this jack-ass a shot! I don’t know what the hell she was thinking, but it’s her life, and she’s got the right to do with it as she pleases.

After a short time, she actually starts to like the guy (from my observation, she probably fell in love with the feeling of being wanted and not really him… he is a jack-ass and fuck-up after all!) Anyway, this douche bag (not to offend any actual bags of douche) broke up with her via a cell phone text message. She was devastated. He won’t talk her, etc…

Just like the lyrics of this song, love conquers all… when love breaks your heart, it takes no less than everything. It shocked me that she turns to me for comfort… I am an expert on the subject of being heart-broken, but I’m certainly not a good source for coping with it.

What hurts me the most about this situation is that her confidence has been shaken quite badly. When I hear her say ridiculous things such as she’s not good enough for anyone, or she doesn’t have anything to offer anyone, or she’s not capable of being loved… I hear the echoes in my mind telling me the same thing. For her, I know it’s not true. She is so wonderful… she truly is what most guys want, but don’t deserve. She just allowed herself to get into a poor situation with a jack-ass who is a coward! My mind on the other hand, telling me the same things… I don’t know. It may be true; it might not. The jury is still out on that one.

Needless to say, I’m vehemently angry with this jack-ass at the moment. I can’t describe the self control it takes to maintain a calm composure around this guy when I really want to deck him! He's lucky I don't go Bruce Banner on his ass!

1 comment:

Troy said...

Nobody is perfect and that is something that we must accept of ourselves.

If we can tell a friend that they are capable of finding love then one must find it in themselves that they are capable of finding love too.

Heartache hurts, but it is also something we must go through to learn. To become a stronger person and to give us a better understanding about ourselves and the ones around us.

You must always take the positive from the negative and move on.