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Unexplainable Grace

Posted by Shelley on Aug 24, 2011 in songs

It’s a charmed life
Innocence wild
Crayola skies for a thousand miles
It’s a good life in the happily ever after
Last page of a very last chapter
It’s the story of a charmed life

It’s a charmed life
Unexplainable grace
Stumbling, you fall right into place
It’s a childlike world and you can feel the magic
Far from the typically tragic
That’s the beauty of a charmed life

Who needs to know
When it all comes and where it all goes
Who needs to know just where
Fate will take you there

…that’s the beauty of a charmed life.

song sung by Leigh Nash, singer/songwriter and
lead vocalist for Sixpence None The Richer, whose name was inspired by CS Lewis and his book, Mere Christianity

 
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Thirty Days of Thankful – Days 17 and 18

Posted by Shelley on Nov 18, 2010 in songs

“A legacy of life, a legacy of hope, the story of all the things that matter most…”

I am thankful for the legacy that has become part of God’s great story.

 
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Guess I’ll Know When I Get There

Posted by Shelley on Jun 12, 2010 in songs

Well I started out down a dirty road
Started out all alone
And the sun went down, as I crossed the hill
And the town lit up, the world got still

I’m learning to fly, but I ain’t got wings
Coming down is the hardest thing

Well the good ol’ days, may not return
And the rocks might melt & the sea may burn

I’m learning to fly, but I ain’t got wings
Coming down is the hardest thing
Well some say life will beat you down,break your heart, steal your crown
So I’ve started out, for God knows where
I guess I’ll know when I get there

I’m learning to fly, around the clouds,
But what goes up must come down

I’m learning to fly, but I ain’t got wings
Coming down is the hardest thing

Learning to Fly
lyrics by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne
1991 album, “Into the Great Wide Open”

 
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Repost (kinda, sorta)

Posted by Shelley on May 2, 2010 in songs

I’m watching “Meet the Robinsons” and it reminded me of a post I did in September 2009. The song at the end of the movie is a good one and would be included in the soundtrack of my life, if there ever was one!

Going back and revisiting moments in time, trying to make sense of it all is nothing new to me. Expressing it outloud and sharing it with the world on a weblog was a little different. So, this is one of those days. Rethinking it and telling the world about it. In a “shelley-esque” kind of way.

09/26/09 I posted a few of the words this song that defined what I was going through at that time. Here is the whole song. Now I see those lyrics defined more than just that day and that particular moment in time. Instead, the song explained the twists and turns of fate in my life and gave me an answer to the “whys” about those small hours. Some of these lyrics I need to just go ahead and tattoo on myself. Words like “clarity”, “let it go”, and “let it slide” just seem to jump off the page at me.

let it go,
let it roll right off your shoulder
don’t you know
the hardest part is over
let it in,
let your clarity define you
in the end
we will only just remember how it feels

our lives are made
in these small hours
these little wonders,
these twists & turns of fate
time falls away,
but these small hours,
these small hours still remain

let it slide,
let your troubles fall behind you
let it shine
until you feel it all around you
and i don’t mind
if it’s me you need to turn to
we’ll get by,
it’s the heart that really matters in the end

our lives are made
in these small hours
these little wonders,
these twists & turns of fate
time falls away,
but these small hours,
these small hours still remain

all of my regret
will wash away some how
but i can not forget
the way i feel right now

in these small hours
these little wonders
these twists & turns of fate
these twists & turns of fate
time falls away but these small hours
these small hours, still remain,
still remain
these little wonders
these twists & turns of fate
time falls away
but these small hours
these little wonders still remain

-Rob Thomas
“Little Wonders”

 
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Family

Posted by Shelley on Feb 2, 2010 in songs

(Lyrics By Dolly Parton)

When it’s family, you forgive them for they know not what they do
When it’s family, you accept them, ’cause you have no choice but to
When it’s family, they’re a mirror of the worst and best in you
And they always put you to the test
And you always try to do your best
And just pray for God to do the rest, when it’s family

Some are preachers, some are gay
Some are addicts, drunks and strays
But not a one is turned away, when it’s family
Some are lucky, others ain’t
Some are fighters, others faint
Winners, losers, sinners, saints, it’s all family

And when it’s family you trust them and your heart’s an open door
When it’s family, you tolerate what you’d kill others for
When it’s family, you love and hate and take, then give some more
Somehow you justify mistakes, try to find some better way
To solve the problems day to day, in the family

You take the trouble as it comes and love them more than anyone
Good or bad or indifferent, it’s still family
You choose your lovers, you pick your friends
Not the family that you’re in, nah
They’ll be with you ’til the end, ’cause it’s family

Let Me Be All That I Should Be to the Family

 
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Right Now

Posted by Shelley on Oct 14, 2009 in Uncensored Shelley, songs

Don’t wanna wait til tomorrow,
Why put it off another day?
One more walk through problems,
Built up, and stand in our way…
One step ahead, one step behind me
Now you gotta run to get even
Make future plans, don’t dream about yesterday,
hey, come on, turn, turn this thing around…

Right now it’s your tomorrow.

 
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9/28/09, 10:00 am

Posted by Shelley on Sep 28, 2009 in Uncensored Shelley, songs

I ain’t no psychiatrist, I ain’t no doctor with degree
It don’t take too much high IQ’s to see what you’re doing to me

 
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In the End

Posted by Shelley on Sep 26, 2009 in Uncensored Shelley, songs

let it go,
let it roll right off your shoulder
don’t you know
the hardest part is over
let it in,
let your clarity define you
in the end
we will only just remember how it feels

 
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It really is just a matter of time

Posted by Shelley on Sep 21, 2009 in Uncensored Shelley, songs

Confusion Never Stops

Closing Walls

and

Ticking Clocks

 
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Better Days

Posted by Shelley on Aug 27, 2009 in songs

And you asked me what I want this year
and I try to make this kind and clear
just a chance that maybe we’ll find better days
’cause I don’t need boxes wrapped in strings
and designer love and empty things
just a chance that maybe we’ll find better days

So take these words and sing out loud
’cause everyone is forgiven now
’cause tonight’s the night the world begins again

I need some place simple where we could live
and something only you can give
and that’s faith and trust and peace while we’re alive
and the one poor child who saved this world
and there’s ten million more who probably could
if we all just stopped and said a prayer for them

So take these words and sing out loud
’cause everyone is forgiven now
’cause tonight’s the night the world begins again

I wish everyone was loved tonight
and somehow stop this endless fight
just a chance that maybe we’ll find better days

So take these words and sing out loud
’cause everyone is forgiven now

’cause tonight’s the night the world begins again

“Better Days” by the Goo Goo Dolls, 2005

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