Saturday, November 10, 2007

Easing back into

the blogosphere




I feel as if I've been away from family! I'm looking forward to reestablishing contact with my blogging buddies, find out how each of you are doing and visiting your sites. You have no idea how much I have missed you!

For this post, my mood is reflective. I have been listening to recording artist Joss Stone. She's awesome! A song on her current album really touches my soul. I listen to it every chance I get - Bruised But Not Broken. The lyrics are by Diane Warren.

My love for this song has nothing to do with being lovelorn over some guy. It does reflect my philosophy on coping when the going gets tough.


Bruised But Not Broken



Been a lot that I’ve been through
I’ve cried a tear a time or two,
Baby, you I cried some over you, yeah
Had my heart kicked to the ground
Love ripped me up and tore me down, baby
But that ain’t enough to break me
‘Cause I’ll rise above it
And I’ll pick myself up
And I’ll dust the pain off, off my heart

[Chorus]

And I’ll be all right, and I’ll love again
And the wounds will mend
I’m bruised but not broken
And the pain will fade
I’ll get back on my feet
It’s not the end of me
My heart is still open
I’m bruised by not broken

Been a lot of tear-stained nights
I thought the tears were here for life, baby
The hurt came on and held on tight
I took a chance, I took a fall
Love broke my heart and shattered all my dreams
But I won’t be down on my knees
‘Cause I’ll rise above it
And I’ll pick myself up
And I’ll shake the rain out of my heart

[Chorus]

And I’ll be all right, and I’ll love again
And the wounds will mend
I’m bruised but not broken
And the pain will fade,
I’ll get back on my feet
It’s not the end of me
My heart is still open
I’m bruised but not broken

Gonna pick my heart up
Take my life back, shake the hurt away
Pull myself together, put the pieces back in place
See I’ve learned love’s so hard
Love left my soul scarred, was shattered inside
It’s out me, baby

[Chorus]

And I’ll be all right, and I’ll love again
And the wounds will mend
I’m bruised but not broken
And the pain will fade
I’ll get back on my feet
It’s not the end of me
My heart is still open
I’m bruised but not broken

And I’ll be all right, and I’ll love again
And the wounds will mend
I’m bruised but not broken
And the pain will fade
I’ll get back on my feet
It’s not the end of me, baby
My heart is still open
I’m bruised but not broken,
Bruised but not broken
Bruised but not … but not broken, ooh

To listen to Bruised But Not Broken, click here.
Are you familiar with the work of singer Joss Stone?


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8 comments:

EXSENO said...

Hi Naomi,
It's so good to see you back. You must have psychic powers, I was just thinking about you yesterday.

I'm not familiar with Joss Stone, but when I need a lift up song I listen to Daniel Powter's 'Bad Day'.
Welcome back.

Naomi said...

Wow, EXSENO. Thanks for the welcome back - and the tip on Daniel Powter.

Joss Stone is a powerhouse when it comes to her voice. Her range range is incredible for someone so young. She clearly is influenced by some of the best American vocalists of our generation, as well as my dad's generation.

On her current album, Joss performs a cover of Nat King Cole's "Love" and offers a nice assortment of R & B selctions.

I was surprised to find out that Joss is from the UK. My daughter was familiar with her music before I.

The Brown Blogger said...

Good to see you back.

Sometimes a good break the norm is what we need to get back to us being us.

Sidhusaaheb said...

Welcome back!

Meanwhile, my favourite movie on the same subject as the song, is 'The Shawshank Redemption'.

My favourite poem on the subject you already know about!

Naomi said...

The Brown Blogger, thanks for stopping by. On one side, I needed to get away from blogging so that I could devote more time to life's "stuff." On the other hand, I ran back to blogging because it's great therapy to help me deal with life's stuff!

Sidhusaaheb,Shawshank Redemption! I love that movie. I've watched it several times. Thanks for giving me a reason to reread your favorite poem, If, by Rudyard Kipling. It's always a winner!

Thanks for the welcome back. It's very much appreciated.

Alina Popescu said...

Naomi, you are finally back :) Thank you for posting such an inspirational piece again and for commenting on my blogs :) I am mostly on the new blog though :)

Cristina Banu said...

Hey Naomi,
Good to read something about you again! Long time...Welcome back and keep up the good fight. I hope things are better and going on the right direction!

naomi said...

Alina! Christina! Welcome. I'm trying to get another post up.

In many ways, my life is still like a soap opera. One can ever say that I live a dull life.

I'm trying to figure out a way to share some of my experiences without sounding sad. I'll figure it out. :-)
In many ways, I am very blessed.

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. Alina, I'll be sure to visit your NEW blog.