"This was a story about a girl who could find infinite beauty in anything..."-The Brothers Bloom

Monday, May 2, 2011

My life has had such a good soundtrack lately, especially with the beauty of Prague as the setting. It's easy to feel like I'm living in a movie scene.  I've been listening to so many songs; some new, some I've been listening to for months or longer. All of them have such truth revealing lyrics that say things that I either wish I could say or didn't even know I'd been wanting to say. Do you ever just hear a song that reveals some hidden emotion you'd been carrying around but hadn't even admitted it to yourself yet? But you hear those words and they stop you in your tracks. In fact a lot of the stuff I write is inspired by listening to songs that speak to situations I'm in. I listen to the words and then I suddenly find my own. It's so comforting to know that someone out there was able to make music out of emotions that I couldn't put into words. It also means that they've been there too and where able to turn it into art. 
Anyway, I happened to pass by my old Rascall Flatts songs when I was scrolling down to listen to my Czech audio examples. I started listening to "I'm Moving On." I used to love that song but I haven't heard it in forever. I started singing along and my eyes started to tear up a little. (maybe a lot) I remembered how much those words spoke to me when I was much younger and couldn't even understand them as well as I can now.  They mean even more in the here and now, especially the line "... I never dreamed home would end up where I don't belong..." 

I've dealt with my ghosts and I've faced all my demons
Finally content with a past I regret
I've found you find strength in your moments of weakness
For once I'm at peace with myself
I have been burdened with blame, trapped in the past for too long
I'm movin' on

I've lived in this place and I know all the faces
Each one is different but they're always the same
They mean me no harm but it's time that I face it
They'll never allow me to change
But I never dreamed home would end up where I don't belong
I'm movin' on

I'm movin' on
At last I can see life has been patiently waiting for me
And I know there's no guarantees, but I'm not alone
There comes a time in everyone's life
When all you can see are the years passing by
And I have made up my mind that those days are gone

I sold what I could and packed what I couldn't
Stopped to fill up on my way out of town
I've loved like I should but lived like I shouldn't
I had to lose everything to find out
Maybe forgiveness will find me somewhere down this road
I'm movin' on

I'm movin' on
I'm movin' on


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