Tell Me Something To Make Me Feel Better ...

There aren't enough words to explain how much I love this song.

If you believe in yourself
You’ll know the real you
It’s coming from within
Sincerely, sincerely

You subject yourself to being vulnerable
Not knowing why you fall in love
And so you become
What you are made to become
It’s not at all fair that I feel as I do
Tell me something to make me feel better

My sister, I am your mind. Within you there’s a never-ending magnitude of infinite strength, wisdom and will. You travel my roads through life never knowing your own true reality because my thoughts remain like distant quasars. You abuse me by never letting me say and do as I feel. Our thoughts split from love affairs to choice of friends. We argue like two enemies yet we are good friends.

Now, there are moments when we harmonize with each other, and become one with nature and reality. But these times are few. When after you have replenished yourself, the fear of the truth sets in. We split, and you start to run again. Running, running, running. Running through women, men, jobs, people and life looking for the answer when I had it all along. But I smile... because I am your mind.

I was your mind yesterday; I am your mind today; and I’ll be your mind tomorrow. And as our end draws near we will become closer. But you and I, you and I, we will never be one, for I will part from you and you will part from me; you finding another mind and I another soul. And we’ll travel on and on.

By the way, I need more than sex to nourish my equilibrium. But I do need sex. I also need sun, trees, stars, creativity and love. But you saturate my soul with too much of one and not enough of the other. Therefore I cry. But why do we cry? Because tears cleanse the windows of our minds. I am your mind.

Tell me something to make me feel better

All your thoughts inside your mind wanting to be free

Well, now you’ve got the chance to let your mind grow... and be free. Because the music is just trying to say things to free your mind. And if you let your mind be free, then you can understand mine. There’s no need to be afraid of me. I want to be your friend. I’m just trying to give you music from deep, deep, deep within.

And on and on, and on and on

Tell me something to make me feel better

All of your dreams can become reality. My dial reaches full, but you’ve only been turning me halfway. Turn me up, and alpha and theta waves will spew from your pores. Knowledge, peace, happiness and prosperity will be placed at your feet. Let’s, let’s create. Solve. Love. Accomplish. And unify.
— Roy Ayers

What I Thought I Knew, I Don't Seem To ...

Here I am again asking questions,
Waiting to be moved.
I am so unsure of my perception,
What I thought I knew I don’t seem to
Where is the turn so I can get back to what I believe in?
Back to the old me and

God, please hear my call.
I am afraid for me.
Love has burned me raw
I need your healing
Please, please, please.

I am such a fool
How did I get here?
Played by all the rules
Then they changed
I am but a child to your vision
Standing in the cold and the rain
Lost here in the dark
I can’t see my foot to take a step,
What is happening?
Oh, this hurts so bad. I can hardly breathe.
I just want to leave so...

God, please hear my call.
I am afraid for me.
Love has burned me raw
I need your healing
God, please hear my call.
I am afraid for me.
Love has burned me raw
I need your healing
Please, please, oh, please, please.

God please hear my call.
I am afraid.
Love has turned me cold,
I need your healing.
Please, please, please, please, please, please.
— Jill Scott

A Gift of Love

We are trying
To say thank you
Through the message of
All the songs that
We’re giving you
All love
Is our music
Take this love we have
As a sign of our gratitude

We wanna thank y’all
Gift of love
And your faith in us
Your gift of love
— Kool & the Gang

Art (in this case, music) is a gift that keeps on giving, in many respects.

An artist's talent is often referred to as their "gift". Artists create something that they give to their audience. In the case of music, the audience gives a listen, and it goes on from there ...

My music and this blog are my "gifts of love". I hope you receive them with that intention.

"Gift of Love" is featured on Kool & the Gang's 8th studio album, "Open Sesame".

"Gift of Love" is featured on Kool & the Gang's 8th studio album, "Open Sesame".


Everything is cool when love is all brand new

’Cause you’re learning me and I’m learning you
— Musiq Soulchild

Not sure how to keep a conversation going with someone you just met? Take some notes from Musiq -- how's that for a double entendre?

"Newness" is the opening track from Musiq's second LP, "Juslisen".

"Oh, this is the start of something good ... Don't you agree?"

In the spirit of starting this blog, I've got some musings in mind around themes like ...

  • starting something new ...
  • introductions ...
  •  "Welcome" ...

First musing, is in the title of this post - a lyric from Gavin Degraw's first single ("Follow Through") from his first album, "Chariot".

I've loved this song since I first heard it! It has played a significant and symbolic role in my life, helping set the tone for new relationships. Check out the music video below!