Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Stop This Train - John Mayer

Had a talk with my old man
Said help me understand
He said turn 68, you'll renegotiate
Don't stop this train
Don't for a minute change the place you're in
Don't think I couldn't ever understand
I tried my hand
John, honestly we'll never stop this train

Every time I hear this lyric it makes me tear up. I find it beautiful, this image of him talking to his father about how he is feeling and his father giving him the advice to enjoy the place you are in, and making him understand that he has gone through the same things in his life. It's always surprising to be reminded that our parents have gone through many of the same struggles that we go through.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel

"You always have my unspoken passion/Although I might not seem to care"

I have been accused of seeming aloof at know who you are, and this is for you.