Mental Post-Its

Thoughts, Notes and General Mental Mayhem

The Way I’m Feeling

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Screen Shot 2015-03-21 at 11.48.02 AMI love John Mayer. I love the sound of his music, and especially his lyrics (Mostly—see “Your Body is a Wonderland” for otherwise). I’m a word person. And sometimes he just hits the nail on the head with his own blend of phrasing and rhythm.

When I first heard “Bigger Than My Body” I felt like words had been put to my own thoughts and feelings. After a little research, I read that he wrote it at a Coldplay concert, trying to express that he wanted to make music that moved people the way his favorite artists did. For me, it articulates those times when I have so many thoughts, feelings, passions, pursuits, interests . . . and am overwhelmed by them all. It gives perfect voice to my frustration that I am limited by my skin and time and resources and capabilities. It’s the phrase I always use to denote my inability to do everything I want to do.

I had another moment like that this week. In fact, I have them fairly regularly. But I thought of this song, and took comfort in the fact that I’m not alone. There are a lot of us who are trying to make this dusty rock we live on a better place.  And despite heartaches and setbacks and maybe even a few failures, we’ll get there. Because we just won’t settle for anything less.

So, for all my fellow dreamers and doers out there, this one’s for you too.

 

“Bigger Than My Body”

This is a call to the color-blind
This is an IOU
I’m stranded behind a horizon line
Tied up in something trueYes, I’m grounded
Got my wings clipped
I’m surrounded (by)
All this pavement
Guess I’ll circle
While I’m waiting
For my fuse to dry

Someday I’ll fly
Someday I’ll soar
Someday I’ll be so damn much more
Cause I’m bigger than my body gives me credit for

Why is it not my time?
What is there more to learn?
Shed this skin I’ve been tripping in
Never to quite return

Yes, I’m grounded
Got my wings clipped
I’m surrounded (by)
All this pavement
Guess I’ll circle
While I’m waiting
For my fuse to dry

Someday I’ll fly
Someday I’ll soar
Someday I’ll be so damn much more
Cause I’m bigger than my body gives me credit for
Cause I’m bigger than my body now

Maybe I’ll tangle in the power lines
And it might be over in a second’s time
But I’ll gladly go down in a flame
If the flame’s what it takes to remember my name

Yes, I’m grounded
Got my wings clipped
I’m surrounded (by)
All this pavement
Guess I’ll circle
While I’m waiting
For my fuse to dry
For my fuse to dry

Someday I’ll fly
Someday I’ll soar
Someday I’ll be so damn much more
Cause I’m bigger than my body
I’m bigger than my body
I’m bigger than my body now

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Author: kristiporter

I’m a creator, leader, writer, Christian, multi-tasker, filmie, foodie, abolitionist, environmentalist, daydreamer, traveler and entrepreneur, to name a few.

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