Friday, December 5, 2008

Amazing

Anne Jackson is having a little fun with Lyrics Friday over at her blog today.

The rules are to list some lyrics to a song that have impacted you this week.

For some reason, this Aerosmith song has just stayed with me all week. I have it on my old MP3 player which I am using since I misplaced my iPod. Anyway, I was walking and this song came on and the lyrics just struck a cord with me. And then I heard it later in the week while driving in the car.

My 15 year old niece is going through such a difficult time. As I watch her make terrible decisions that will impact the rest of her life, I reflect on my own teenage years when this song was popular.

I wish I could just give her a glimpse of her life 10 or 15 years from now so she can see how all of the things that she thinks are so important now don't really matter at all.

I know the teenage years are a right of passage, but for some it is harder than others. I am surrounded by people whose teenagers are really struggling right now with all the wrong things. Some even feel like they would be better off leaving this earth.

So, this is my song this week...for the desperate hearts. Hang in there.

Aerosmith
Amazing lyrics

I kept the right ones out
And let the wrong ones in
Had an angel of mercy to see me through all my sins
There were times in my life
When I was goin' insane
Tryin' to walk through
The pain

When I lost my grip
And I hit the floor
Yeah,I thought I could leave but couldn't get out the door
I was so sick and tired
Of livin' a lie
I was wishin that I
Would die

It's Amazing
With the blink of an eye you finally see the light
It's Amazing
When the moment arrives that you know you'll be alright
It's Amazing
And I'm sayin' a prayer for the desperate hearts tonight

That one last shot's a Permanent Vacation
And how high can you fly with broken wings?
Life's a journey not a destination
And I just can't tell just what tomorrow brings

You have to learn to crawl
Before you learn to walk
But I just couldn't listen to all that righteous talk, oh yeah
I was out on the street,
Just tryin' to survive
Scratchin' to stay
Alive

It's Amazing
With the blink of an eye you finally see the light
It's Amazing
When the moment arrives that you know you'll be alright
It's Amazing
And I'm sayin' a prayer for the desperate hearts tonight

Desperate hearts, desperate hearts

Lyrics by Supa,Richie/Tyler, Stephen
@EMI Music Publishing


Did you know that the Aerosmith ride at Disney is my most favorite roller coaster of all time? Random, I know. But true.

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4 comments:

Jenn P. said...

I love the Rockin' Roller Coaster too!

tollesons4him said...

I have yet to visit Disney but when I do I think this will be the fist ride I hop on to. I so love Aerosmith and remember this song so well. Sorry your niece is going through a rough spell.

Jen said...

I love Aerosmith. I always quote the line "life's a journey, not a destination" and attribute it to Aerosmith although I don't think they're the ones who said it. In my mind they are. I hope your niece gets through this time.

EE said...

So sorry that you are going this with your niece. It's hard to watch family members make bad/dangerous choices.
That's my favorite roller coaster, too!

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