Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Rob Thomas - Little Wonders

each phase of my life has a theme song, and this song seems to fit in quite nicely where i find myself.




Artist: Rob Thomas Lyrics
Song: Little Wonders Lyrics

let it go,
let it roll right off your shoulder
don't you know
the hardest part is over
let it in,
let your clarity define you
in the end
we will only just remember how it feels

our lives are made
in these small hours
these little wonders,
these twists & turns of fate
time falls away,
but these small hours,
these small hours still remain

let it slide,
let your troubles fall behind you
let it shine
until you feel it all around you
and i don't mind
if it's me you need to turn to
we'll get by,
it's the heart that really matters in the end

our lives are made
in these small hours
these little wonders,
these twists & turns of fate
time falls away,
but these small hours,
these small hours still remain

all of my regret
will wash away some how
but i can not forget
the way i feel right now

in these small hours
these little wonders
these twists & turns of fate
these twists & turns of fate
time falls away but these small hours
these small hours, still remain,
still remain
these little wonders
these twists & turns of fate
time falls away
but these small hours
these little wonders still remain.

### expanded post, for sam.

Cut it Away by Jackson Browne and Boulevard Of Broken Dreams by Nickelback were the two songs I embraced during my wounded and cave hiding periods. They spoke to my pain, anger, hurt and lonliness.


since I’ve left the dark safety of the cave, Rob Thomson’s song speaks volumes to me. I heard it on the radio and didn’t think much of it, other than it was a nice song. a few weeks ago, I was at a matinee with mckid and my mckteen, watching Meet the Robinsons. The song played as the credits rolled. As the lyrics filled the dark theatre, I started crying…


let it go,
let it roll right off your shoulder
don't you know
the hardest part is over

let it slide,
let your troubles fall behind you
let it shine

it was as if I were being given permission to move on (or i finally got my noggin screwed on right to let it sink in). I cried silent tears in the dark…ready to emotionally let go and stop playing the award-winning role of victim. Life will still be difficult when dealing with the ex, but I’m okay with that and acting accordingly – trying to keep the peace while protecting my little boy’s health and heart.

i’ve been a very happy person in the past and I want to be that person again. finding solice in solitude and food only makes for a fat lonley person and that’s just not me…anymore.

Sam asked if I found something I’d been missing…maybe. My few dates with my bud opened my eyes and reminded me what it feels like to be happy and involved in something other than work and home. I don’t think we have a romantic future as a couple, but spending time with him reminded me how good life is when it’s full of friends, activities, and service. Dang, it’s about being and feeling alive. Screw the past! Learn from it, sure, but don’t let it bury you.

so, i like the song. works for me :0)

7 comments:

Mr. Althouse said...

I like this song. These words have meaning for me as well. I'm just wondering what they mean to you. You're being a wee bit cryptic, Mck. Is this a breakthrough for you... have you come to a new understanding? Perhaps you have come to a more simplistic view of life, a less complicated paradigm if you will. Maybe you have found something you've been missing - perhaps something you didn't think you needed?

I'm happy for you, I think...

sam

mckay said...

i know, it was a quickie post and not much depth of thought. i'll try to expound and expand the post :0) give me a day or two??

Edge said...

I heard that song the other night. I liked it.

~Jef

Emma Sometimes said...

I like this song.

and no, my latest post was not about you, just an FYI. hehe.

ablondeblogger said...

Beautiful song. And a wonderful life lesson!

Mr. Althouse said...

That's what I thought. I am happy for you, I know!

sam

Jamie Dawn said...

How great that this song touched your heart so deeply. It was a healing for you, and I LIKE your new determination and outlook.

Have a nice holiday weekend. :-)