Defining the intersection between listening and living

The Transcending Bridge

In an effort to understand more about myself I’ve been constantly reading through older posts. Looking to see where my writing has improved. What direction I am headed, and overall how my style has evolved since starting in 2013. In some respects, this blog is a catalogue of my life. The experiences, interactions and feelings that I had. The different adventures that I went through. The death of my grandmother, the birth of my daughter and my career change are all life events that you have walked with me. Much like an episode of Adventure time you never know where my mind will take you.  These events have shaped this space molded my thoughts and opened my mind to new ways to engage. Being free to express my thoughts and feelings about the world, parenting and my experiences. Thank you for supporting me on my journey. 

For those that are new to this blog and have yet to figure out what I’m trying to accomplish. I want you to start a conversation. A conversation about perspective. My perspective get you to take a look a the life of a happily married black male in his thirties raising his daughter, supporting his family and making his place in the world. I want our conversation on perspective to give you insight on how you can connect. How you relate and how you find yourself. My point is we only mature and evolve as individuals through dialogue conversation and experiences. Experiencing someone else’s life helps us find those hidden insights in ours. I do not claim to know everything but I have come to understand growth and change very well.Through shared experiences we relate.

Part of relating for me at least is musica.  No matter who you are or what genre you listen to music much like food is universal. It is a force that focuses, distracts,discovers, calms, heals and connects. My tastes are different from some of yours but we can agree that it has a place. We connect to the artists feelings and emotion. We bridge the gap of differences and certain songs resonate with us for a deeper meaning. Songs capture the experiences we are going through or define turning points. Most of the way I recall my memories are through songs from that event or time. Some songs transcend for me writing this reviewing my blogging history I’m transcending the the bridge between old and new, then and now all conversation. My perspective is focused and Under the bridge is playing. This is my transcending bridge moving from what was a starting point to motivating to move forward. Hat songs influence you to move forward? Take that next step? This is mine:

[Verse 1]
Sometimes I feel like I don’t have a partner
Sometimes I feel like my only friend
Is the city I live in, the city of angels

 Lonely as I am, together we cry

I drive on her streets cause she’s my companion
I walk through her hills cause she knows who I am

She sees my good deeds and she kisses me windy
Well, I never worry, now that is a lie

[Chorus]
I don’t ever wanna feel like I did that day
But take me to the place I love, take me all the way
I don’t ever wanna feel like I did that day
But take me to the place I love, take me all the way
, yeah, yeah, yeah

[Verse 2]
It’s hard to believe that there’s nobody out there
It’s hard to believe that I’m all alone

At least I have her love, the city, she loves me
Lonely as I am, together we cry

[Chorus]
I don’t ever wanna feel like I did that day
But take me to the place I love, take me all the way
I don’t ever wanna feel like I did that day
But take me to the place I love, take me all the way
, yeah, yeah, yeah

Oh, no, no, no, yeah yeah
Love me, I say, yeah yeah

One time

[Verse 3]
Under the bridge downtown
Is where I drew some blood

Under the bridge downtown
I could not get enough

Under the bridge downtown
Forgot about my love

Under the bridge downtown
I gave my life away

Yeah yeah yeah
Oh, no, no, no, yeah yeah

Where I stay

As always thank you

Sincerely, M.

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  1. Deb July 20, 2017

    Seeing lyrics, I jumped past a few sentences to read them. Instantly, I was transported back to listening to this song on the cafeteria jukebox. Life is so different now than it was then! I’m so glad for all that’s transpired since, and for the perspectives I’m allowed to share when reading blogs so full of heart and thought as this one. So glad to read this, and have much to contemplate.

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