Thursday, April 19, 2007

on the radio

i just barely finished posting but remembered i wanted to write another sumpin.

first of all, i want to thank nikki again for providing me with a new mix of music recently. on the mix was "on the radio" by Regina Spektor. I hadn't heard her music before but kyle and i both like her now. here are some of the words to that particular song:
This is how it works
You're young until you're not
You love until you don't
You try until you can't
You laugh until you cry
You cry until you laugh
And everyone must breathe
Until their dying breath

No, this is how it works
You peer inside yourself
You take the things you like
And try to love the things you took
And then you take that love you made
And stick it into some
Someone else's heart
Pumping someone else's blood
And walking arm in arm
You hope it don't get harmed
But even if it does
You'll just do it all again

There is a deeply powerful message in this song. You can interpret it however you like. I think it's saying that life is mundane and happiness will be absent unless we change our attitudes about things and try to help others along the way. "and walking arm in arm, you hope it don't get harmed, but even if it does you'll just do it all again and again." when we make friendships and extend ourselves in service and love to others, it is challenging because we step out of our comfort zones. but how else are we to find happiness? we need people and people need us. it's as simple as that. there may be someone who will not be loved when they need to be unless we extend ourselves and look beyond our own sadness and self pity.

2 comments:

plugalong said...

Imma gonna have to look up this music and those books. Thanks for sharing.
Glad you all are feeling better!

nickerdoodle said...

It really is a great song. I'm glad yous guys like it so much. Such a different sound, Regina.