Words & Music

by monicadockery

Up to You

Today’s song post comes to you sans any music tracks.  I thought it was best to do this one a cappella because  it is such an emotional song already…..a very raw emotion that, I think, requires a raw presentation.  It highlights the complexities involved in the relationship between parent and child.

We expect the ones who raise us to be superman, to be our heroes, to be perfect.  When we find out that they are only human, it is disappointing.  We blame them for their faults as well as ours and wonder how our perspectives on life came to be so incredibly different.  But…someone very close to me once said, “One day that person is no longer going to be here and none of that will matter.”  That was a huge moment for me.  No matter what, I would miss both my parents so much if they weren’t here and I wouldn’t remember all the arguments. Instead, I would remember all the nuances — those special moments when they were “Mommy” and “Daddy”.  In the end, they do what they can and same goes for all of us.  We do what we can, the best we know how.  We are not perfect, we are people and if you love someone, you love them for all of who they are — the good, the bad, the everything.

The song is Up to You


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2 thoughts on “Up to You

  1. Shaharoh on said:

    There is something so powerful about singing a cappella. It really is the raw emotion that is captured. Great lyrics and execution. Your voice sounds very pure on this track and honest.

    There is something about a parent (or parents) that is magical. I believe it’s their undying love and to know they made us. When we really think about their lives, we remember they were once just like us and they were once little babies in this lifetime taking their first steps and figuring out their path in life.

    I noticed you received a Versatile Award on another post and I’m going to add to that at give you a Cute Blog Award. http://www.lifebetweenliving.com/2012/01/cute-blog-award.html

    • Thank you Shaharoh. I think you’re right…our parents were us one day and we will be them to our own children in the future. Everything’s a circle. Thanks for the feedback, as always, and the cute blog award nom. Much appreciated!

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