Posted by: SisuGirl | April 8, 2008

Feeling Music

Music has always been an important part of my life.  Most popular songs dont really speak to me but just recently, I have been getting hit over the soul with songs that have come from my favourite medium: Podcasts.  Brenda Dayne of Cast On has given me Exactly by Amy Steinberg (You can listen by clicking “listen”…duh)

Exactly:

i am exactly where i need to be
i need to be exactly where i am
i am a blessing manifest
i can undress the moment
naked time unwinds beneath my mind
and from within i find the kind of beauty
only i can find
i am exactly where i need to be
i need to be exactly where i am
i am surrendering so willingly
to be the perfect me inside this now
and truly how else could it be
destiny she blesses me
when i try to fight or run
i only wind up back at square one
when i think i know what’s best for me
fate she takes me back
to exactly where i need to be
i am exactly where i need to be
i need to be exactly where i am
i am divinely timed and shining brightly
yes i believe that there’s a purpose just for me
yes i believe that we are light
and we shine infinitely
i am exactly where i need to be
i need to be exactly where i am
i am not aimlessly existing see
i am in perfect harmony with universal energy
and i am truly free when i accept my own divinity
look at me look at me closely
what exactly do you see
if you are paying attention you will now begin ascension of the mind
why, because if you look at me just right you will see a kiss
for it took a kiss to make this breath exist
the intersection of my mother’s and father’s lips
to touch twist and perfect what came next to produce me
look at me and you will see the breeze
the breeze it took to shake the leaves to make
my mother’s hair move, my father dare touch it and say
please may i have a kiss
yes the breeze made me exist
and if you want to get even deeper into this
when you look at me you will see a cloud
the cloud it took to form the storm to shake the leaves to
inspire the liplock – yes a raindrop will pop up out these words
you heard me right
if you look at me close enough you will see a dark stormy night
and what is night without it’s polar opposite of sunlight
so if you watch the way my hands sway
you’ll see the light of day
and everyday is a testament to the sediment of the earth’s core
it’s ever spinning enormous force so if you look at me just right
you will see a spark of the source
but the most fascinating thing about this, and it’s true
is that if you look at me close enough, you see you
it’s only what you perceive how you believe the space between
you and me
that creates reality
so when i sing you can feel it
when i cry you can heal it
when i speak words you can be the words i speak by singing with me
peace love free
peace love free
peace love free
and when i am alone and full of fear
i just remember the rising sun always appears
everyday miracles that i see
well they take me back to exactly where i need to be

Yes, I know its a long set of lyrics but it is so wonderful and speaking to me.

The other is Ingrid Michaelson with “The Way I Am”

The Way I Am

If you were falling, then I would catch you.
You need a light, I’d find a match.

Cuz I love the way you say good morning.
And you take me the way I am.

If you are chilly, here take my sweater.
Your head is aching, I’ll make it better.

Cuz I love the way you call me baby.
And you take me the way I am.

I’d buy you Rogaine if you start losing all your hair.
Sew on patches to all you tear.

Cuz I love you more than I could ever promise.
And you take me the way I am.
You take me the way I am.
You take me the way I am.

You all probably heard it on an Old Navy sweater commercial this fall, but I heard it back in June on a Cast On episode and downloaded it right then because I loved it just that much.  I made J listen to it over and over and even he likes it 🙂  Its just sweet and perfect, especially the sweater part!  The YouTube video there with her song is a bit, um, interesting, but it does capture the mood and feeling of the song.

What do you listen to while knitting or general crafting?  I often have “Finding Nemo” on in the background, even though I can recite the whole thing.  “The Emperors New Groove” and “10 Things I Hate About You”  are often on for the same reason.

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Responses

  1. 10 DAYS AND NO COMMENT? WHATS GOING ON OUT THERE??? Its 60+ and sunny – windy – and gorgeous! Daffys are swaying, I am walking – actually jogged a bit yesterday(with the gusty wind behind me) Ed stopped by Monday nite on his way to Chicago and beyond. He’s still active – starting to look his age tho, not bad for 70-ish, still stuck-up on Rochester and how we live in the sticks. I let him buy me dinner at a nice place and since it was quite lovely and quiet, we stayed there until 10pm chatting away, then went home and to bed – separately!! Dinner was the fee for the overnight stay. Yoga is over, softball practice has started. got reservations yet? love ewe….

  2. I love that song ‘exactly’ at some point I’ll have to take the time to listen to it, but I like those lines ‘I am exactly where I need to be, i need to be exactly where I am” It reminds me of Ecclesiastes and the time for every purpose under heaven… I think too many people get caught up in the past or the future and forget to be in the present, or to live in the now for the now.


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