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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The Best Question of All

When you're a Single Mom out in the free world trying to determine what's real and what's not, you need a quick and easy test to know who's right for you. I do believe I have found it! This simple test can be used any ANY stage of a relationship, and is also useful to use on friends, neighbors, and complete strangers you might want to get to know a little better. After this test, you will KNOW with absolute certainty whether anyone is worth your time. What can this magical test possibly be? It's so easy you will THANK ME for dispensing such useful advice. Are you ready for it? All you have to do is ask one simple question:

"What 5 songs would you put on an Ipod for me?"

The faint of heart will run at the task, the truly cautious will put much thought into it, and the lurking lothario will quickly spout out a list of cheesy yet inappropriate (for you) easy listening love songs. If there's any Roberta Flack (and that's not your thing) then you have clearly been misjudged. The person who is right for you will know that this is about telling your FEELINGS, but also about finding music that is RIGHT.

With that ALL being said, here are the 5 songs that my friend Sara so adeptly chose for my current state of mind, after I'd told her the songs that had been picked for me by others. When I'm ready to date again, I definitely think I'll let Sara do the choosing....

1. Home by Sheryl Crow
2. This Love by Maroon 5
3. Thinking about you by Norah Jones
4. It's no good by Depeche Mode
5. Up against the wall by Patti Rothberg

I am grateful to be a person who takes chances sometimes, and stays inside looking out at other times...


Norah Jones - Thinking About You lyrics

6 comments:

Cindy said...

Ah, I think your Ms Sara goes nose to nose with your kinda wisdom. I had forgot about Roberta Flack, are you sure you wanted to bring her up? Love the Nora and Depeche though. You are in good hands with Sara picking...can she do my songs too....will work up to the man later. Love you.

Sara said...

Here are all of the lyrics to Norah Jones...I don't think your link to that one site captures all of them.

Yesterday I saw the sun shinin',
And the leaves were fallin' down softly,
My cold hands needed a warm, warm touch,
And I was thinkin' about you.

Here I am lookin' for signs of leaving,
You hold my hand, but do you really need me?
I guess it's time for me to let you go,
And I've been thinkin' about you,
I've been thinkin' about you.

When you sail across the ocean waters,
And you reach the other side safely,
Could you smile a little smile for me?
'cause I'll be thinkin' about you,
I'll be thinkin' about you,
I'll be thinkin' about you,
I'll be thinkin' about you.

Sara said...

Home- Sheryl Crow

I woke up this morning
Now I understand
What it means to give your life
To just one man
Afraid of feeling nothing
No bees or butterflies
My head is full of voices
And my house is full of lies

[chorus]
This is home, home
And this is home, home
This is home

I found your standing there
When I was seventeen
Now I'm thirty-two
And I can't remember what I'd seen in you
I made a promise
Said it everyday
Now I'm reading romance novels
And I'm dreaming of yesterday

Chorus

I'd like to see the Riviera
And slowdance underneath the stars
I'd like to watch the sun come up
In a stranger's arms

Chorus

I'm going crazy
A little at a time
And everything I wanted
Is now driving me away
I woke this morning
To the sound of beating hearts
Mine is full of questions
And it's tearing yours apart...

Sara said...

Maroon 5- This Love

I was so high I did not recognize
The fire burning in her eyes
The chaos that controlled my mind
Whispered goodbye and she got on a plane
Never to return again
But always in my heart

This love has taken it’s toll on me
She said goodbye too many times before
And her heart is breaking in front of me
I have no choice cause I won’t say goodbye anymore

I tried my best to feed her appetite
Keep her coming every night
So hard to keep her satisfied
Kept playing love like it was just a game
Pretending to feel the same
Then turn around and leave again

This love has taken it’s toll on me
She said goodbye too many times before
And her heart is breaking in front of me
I have no choice cause I won’t say goodbye anymore

I’ll fix these broken things
Repair your broken wings
And make sure everything’s alright
My pressure on her hips
Sinking my fingertips
Into every inch of you
Cause I know that’s what you want me to do

Sara said...

Depeche Mode- It's no Good

I'm going to take my time
I have all the time in the world
To make you mine
It is written in the stars above
The gods decree
You'll be right here by my side
Right next to me
You can run but you cannot hide

Don't say you want me
Don't say you need me
Don't say you love me
It's understood
Don't say you're happy
Out there without me
I know you can't be
'Cause it's no good

I'll be fine
I'll be waiting patiently
Till you see the signs
And come running to my open arms
When will you realize
Do we have to wait 'till our worlds collide
Open up your eyes
You can't turn back the tide

Don't say you want me
Don't say you need me
Don't say you love me
It's understood
Don't say you're happy
Out there without me
I know you can't be
'Cause it's no good

I'm going to take my time
I have all the time in the world
To make you mine
It is written in the stars above

Don't say you want me
Don't say you need me
Don't say you love me
It's understood
Don't say you're happy
Out there without me
I know you can't be
'Cause it's no good
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Sara said...

Patti Rothberg- Up Against The Wall

He's trying hard to keep control and lead the way
He's finding all the perfect words to say to me
I'm climbing stairs with only one thing on my mind
To kick a habit of lost opportunity

It's only natural to want what doesn't come
I swiped away all of the pawns under my thumb
But like the ending of a one act play
The curtain closes and the actors run away

And I'm up against the wall
Wondering why I came at all
Yes, I'm up against the wall
Trying to disappear
oh

I look around and watch the world as it goes by
Wondering how small, how small am I
He makes a gesture to distract me from a thought
It goes against most everything that I've been taught

It's when you wake up and you can't go back to sleep
It's when you wonder 'bout the company you keep
It's when you wake up in the middle of your life
And you just can't cut it with the dull end of a knife

And I'm up against the wall
Wondering why I came at all
Yes, I'm up against the wall
Trying to disappear
oh

You know, the way you're walkin' makes you seem larger than life
You turn the key to door, you're turning me on
My mind spins high above the world
That's the way I feel

It's only natural to want what doesn't come
I swiped away all of the pawns under my thumb
But like the ending of a one act play
The curtain closes and the actors run away

And I'm up against the wall
Wondering why I came at all
Yes, I'm up against the wall
Trying to disappear
oh