Word on the street is that she’s mad at you again. At this point, you probably have a better chance at degreasing Jermaine Jackson, than you do at gaining her forgiveness. So let’s try a different approach. This time around, try using music as a tool to ease your way back into her good graces. Here are five songs that may do the trick.
When it comes to women, I get it. From an early age, I have always known how to express my feelings in a way that was both crystal clear, and that spoke directly to the sincerity by which they were said. I have that down pat. It’s because of this gift that I often find myself growing increasingly frustrated when I’m unable to express the love that I have for God with that same level of conviction.
I could spin the love and relationship wheel, and whatever it landed on, I’m sure the topic would be something that is both timely and sorely needed by a reader of this column. But before I submerge myself into love’s treacherous waters, I’d like to begin my day by expressing my unconditional love, respect and adoration for the One who gives me life…
Thank God for good music. If it wasn’t for the inspired gifts offered by talented artists, then I honestly don’t know what I’d use to kick start my creative inner visions… An episode of Basketball Wives? Ummm, no. A “Who’s the Boss” marathon? Absolutely not.
Loneliness…It’s an emotion that’s never really welcomed, but sometimes needed. Moments in life arise where it’s actually healthy to experience the emptiness of having no one in your life. In those painfully uncomfortable moments, you’re granted the solitude to reconnect with faith, reconnect with life, and reconnect with your unique understanding of who you are and what you want.
By now, you’ve either seen or heard about the 52nd edition of the Grammy Awards. Don’t worry though, this piece isn’t designed to relive any of those moments as I’m sure you’ve had your fill. Instead, I wanted to focus on the song that won the award for “Best Female Pop Vocal.” The song was Beyonce’s “Halo,” and I have to admit that I’ve gained a newfound appreciation for it.
During my time as The Fly Guy, I’ve been fortunate enough to learn many invaluable lessons. The most important of which is this: People don’t always want love advice. Sometimes, they just want to be left to their feelings. This typically happens during a painful breakup. And while kind words and deeds occasionally help, there’s only so many times that a person wants to hear, “everything will be ok.”
Heartbreak comes in many forms. And while they’re all painful, the most tragic of them all is the type that’s self-inflicted. To have found true love, only to lose it due to your own foolish actions is a tough pill to swallow. Your existence then becomes consumed with your desire to find answers and to reconcile the matter both internally and with the one that got away.
This is perhaps the easiest piece that I’ve ever had to write. It’s easy in the sense that expressing my love for you has never been difficult. You’re ingrained in my DNA, and are now officially a part of my being. So it’s only right that I share with the rest of the world my eternal gratitude for one of God’s greatest gifts.
Never let life consume you to the point where you fail to seize any and every opportunity to express thankfulness and appreciation for the special people in your life. So in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday that just passed, I thought I’d pull out some of the songs currently on my playlist that accurately say “thank you and I love you.”