02 February 2012

It's Hard to Believe

No alarm. Day off. Yay! Just thinking more about the topic du jour (or du MONTH, or YEAR, even), my daughter. Brings to mind this song....


It's also a song that I listened to repeatedly (song rape, as my son would call it) back several years when things were somewhat rocky betwixt me and my beloved. Reminds me of Spring, driving home with the windows down and the volume cranked. No matter who you are, there's a song that heals the soul and gets you through your own personal collection of bullshit.  

A sort of melancholy-ous feeling comes over me at work, because I work with a girl that is the same age as my daughter. She's a lovely being. She makes the days go fast because she's always got a story to tell and a smile to give. She's what I wish my daughter would get to......working hard for her dreams, working to make a better life for herself, doing it on her own.  I don't know at exactly which point I failed in the mission to bring my own daughter up that way, but I did. All I can do now is be here for her and hope that she comes to the realization that she's got all the power in the world to make her life what SHE wants it to be. 

That's just the way it is....



Doesn't matter who gets the best of who, or who can hurt who the most, no
It never was meant for it to be that way, never should be that way at all

The way it is, that's the way that it goes, happenin' day after day, yes
That's the way it is, that's the way that it goes
Workin' in the strangest ways

Even though we could never seem to work things out
I still love you just the same, I do
I miss your smile and that sparkle in your eyes
You're so beautiful, never change!

What it is, and what it was, what shall be shall be, yeah
Sometimes it happens in the strangest ways
Sometimes it's hard to believe (do you believe?)
Do you believe, can you believe?

The way it is, that's the way that it goes
Workin' in the, workin' in the strangest ways

Now it really don't matter who, who gets the best of who
It never did and it never will, no
It never was meant for it to be that way, why must it be that way at all?

The way it is, that's the way that it goes, happenin' day after day, yeah yeah
That's the way it is, that's the way that it goes
Workin' in the, workin' in the strangest ways
That's the way it is, that's the way it is
That's the way it is, that's the way it goes, yeah

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