Friday, August 23, 2013

Listen To The Words

by Bert Carson
I normally run with music because I enjoy music.  I've run with two pound players and long cords that resist storage in any pocket, but I did that to have music on a run.

Times have changed since I lugged two pound devices and ten foot cords.  I now use a wireless headset and the small iPod Nano.  What hasn't changed is the music.

The majority of the artists I listen to are old, and many have left this earthly plane or they are making plans for the trip.  But their music is still as vibrant as it was the day it was recorded, and I listen with the same enthusiasm I did fifty years ago.

Recently, I made an interesting observation.  I probably don't know more than ten percent of the lyrics of any given song on my playlists–just a word or a line here and there.  So I started listening to the words, and there have been some major surprises.  Here's one.




Lyrics for your journal....

If you really feel that 

You need some time to be free 
Time to go out searching for yourself 
Hoping to find 
Time ... to go to find 

It don't matter to me 
If you take up with 
Someone who's better than me 
'Cause your happiness is all I want 
For you to find 
Peace ... your peace of mind 

A lot of people have an ego hang-up 
'Cause they want to be the only one 
How many came before it really doesn't matter 
Just as long as you're the last 
Everybody's moving on and try to find out 
What's been missing in the past 

And it don't matter to me 
If your searching brings you back together with me 
'Cause there'll always be 
An empty room waiting for you 
An open heart waiting for you 
Time is on my side ... 

'Cause it don't matter to me ... 
It don't matter to me .... 
It don't matter to me .... 
It don't matter to me .... 
It don't matter to me .... 
It don't matter to me .... 

'Cause there'll always be 
An empty room waiting for you 
An open heart waiting for you 
Time is on my side ... 

'Cause it don't matter to me ...

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Have a wonderful run...