Christina Aguilera- Understand

This is the first time I’ve come across this song!

Lyrics;

I made you think you don’t understand

I used to think that happiness could only be something
That happened to somebody else
Everybody believed, everybody but me, yeah, yeah
And I’ve been hurt so many times before
That my hopes was dying, I was so sick of trying
Everybody could see, everybody but me, yeah, yeah
But then you came into my life, you opened up my softer side
And I could see into your eyes
And suddenly, I realized

I made you think you don’t understand
All the times you didn’t understand
Why you couldn’t just be my man
I made you think you don’t understand
There were many walls you had to climb
If you really wanted to be mine
I made you think you don’t understand
After all the hoops I put you through
Now I see that I’m in love with you
Now, I hope you finally understand

So many tears I had to cry
But you had many more of your own you had to dry
But you stuck it out and you’re here with me now, yeah, yeah
And remembering the days I pushed away your love
You called my bluff and you still stayed around
Yeah, you figured me out
Said, You got me down
And there’s no way to lie to you, you know me better than I do
Baby, ooh, you see me through
I’d be no good without you

I made you think you don’t understand
All the times you didn’t understand
Why you couldn’t just be my man
I made you think you don’t understand
There were many walls you had to climb
If you really wanted to be mine
I made you think you don’t understand
After all the hoops I put you through
Now, I see that I’m in love with you
Now, I hope you finally understand, Oh

Baby, won’t you listen now?
Can’t you see just what I’m talkin’ ’bout?
Said, baby, won’t you listen now?
Can’t you see just what I’m talking about?
Time went on, and I was wrong
To keep my distance for so long
So afraid, you wouldn’t stay
But you never turned away
Always right by my side
You’re forever in my life
Don’t you go, ’cause now I know
That in you, I’ve found a home
Now I can see into your eyes
Suddenly, I realize

I made you think you don’t understand
All the times you didn’t understand
Why you couldn’t just be my man
I made you think you don’t understand
There were many walls you had to climb
If you really wanted to be mine
I made you think you don’t understand
After all the hoops I put you through
Now I see that I’m in love with you

I made you think you don’t understand

Source: Musixmatch

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Ryan Adams – Desire

Desire by Ryan Adams

Lyrics;

Two hearts fading, like a flower
And all this waiting for the power
For some answer to this fire
Sinking slowly, the water’s higher… mmm

Desire
Desire

With no secrets, no obsession
This time I’m speeding with no direction
Without a reason, what is this fire?
Burning slowly, my one and only… mmm

Desire
Desire
Desire
Desire

You know me, you know my way
You just can’t show me, but God I’m praying
That you’ll find me, and that you’ll see me
That you’ll run and never tire… mmm

Desire
Desire
Desire
Desire

Source: Musixmatch

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Human rights day-Friday Faithfuls

This week for Friday Faithfuls, try to find a song that makes a plea for racial harmony or write a poem about Human Rights, or tell a story about injustice.

I am sharing this poem I wrote in April, 2021 the topic was justice and equality.

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There can be no justice, nor any illusion of justice

If all are not treated equally, without prejudice

“A society that is cruel can survive but not a society which is unjust” 

The Lofty ideals we aspire to would crumble like dust

If our treatment of each and every citizen is not equal 

The law, the rules, the way everyone is treated

Has to be meted our without favor or prejudice

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This is a newer song by Pharrell Williams which conveys the idea of freedom very well.

Pharrell Williams- Freedom

Lyrics;

Hold on to me
Don’t let me go
Who cares what they see?
Who cares what they know?
Your first name is Free
Last name is Dom
We choose to believe
In where we’re from

Man’s red flower
It’s in every living thing
Mind, use your power
Spirit, use your wings
Freedom!
Freedom!
Freedom!
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom

Hold on to me
Don’t let me go
Cheetahs need to eat
Run, antelope
Your first name is King
Last name is Dom
Cause you still believe
In everyone

When a baby first breathes
When night sees sunrise
When the whale hops the sea
When man recognizes us
Freedom!
Freedom!
Freedom!
Freedom
Freedom
Breathe in

We are from heat
The electric wonder
Does it shock you to see
He left us the sun?
Atoms in the air
Organisms in the sea
The sun and, yes, man
Are made of the same things

Freedom!
Freedom!
Freedom!
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom

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Power is power- Travis Scott, The weekend and SZA

Though I haven’t watched Games of thrones, I love this song.

Lyrics ;

I was born of the ice and snow
With the winter wolves, in the dark alone
The wildest night, I became the one
And you’ll know you’re mine when the silence comes

Heavy is the crown, only for the weak

A knife in my heart couldn’t slow me down
‘Cause power is power, my fire never goes out
I rise from my scars, nothing hurts me now
‘Cause power is power
Now watch me burn it down

I been down for the coldest war
And I’ll know where I been ’cause I bled before, yeah
How do I know if I let you stay?
How do I know if we did it your way?
You wouldn’t take my place
Put me away, I’d die lookin’ up at your face
How do I ever know? Who can I trust?
Feelings of emptiness
Only love could kill me, God bless

A knife in my heart
Couldn’t slow me down (couldn’t slow me down)
‘Cause power is power (’cause power is power)
My fire never goes out
I rise from my scars
Nothing hurts me now (nothing hurts me now)
‘Cause power is power (’cause power is power)
Now watch me burn it down

Breathe, feel the air that I breathe (yeah)
Air that I, air that I breathe (ooh)
Who’s hotter? Been a monster with a crown (ooh)
So swamped by high water, keep your head up, you might drown (ooh)
In this world it’s way colder, by the day, we count it down
Been around, just been waitin’ up, she gon’ come around
I took a drag, bust it out the gates, my lil’ baby slay
I wore the flag, put that on my face, ain’t nobody safe
Lift the mask, they gon’ have to see what they can’t erase
I took a lie, so I took it back (do-do-do-do-do, yeah)
Danger’s on my mind (ah)
Ain’t no knife, dagger, bullet that can do it
For you, yeah you know, I go right up straight through it (yeah, yeah)

Heavy is the crown, but never for a queen (oh, yeah)

A knife in my heart
It couldn’t slow me down (couldn’t slow me down)
‘Cause power is power (’cause power is power)
The fire never goes out (oh)
I rise from my scars
Nothing hurts me now (nothing hurts me now)
‘Cause power is power (’cause power is power)
Now watch me burn it down (ooh, yeah, yeah)
Now watch me burn it down

Source: LyricFind

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