Music Can Move You

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So what is it when you’re supposed to do something and you keep putting it off and putting off?

Procrastination!! That’s right. I am supposed to post here at least four times a week and here I am barely getting in two weekly blog posts. Shame, shame, shame.

It’s not like there isn’t anything to write about around here. Between the chickens and the cats and the horses and the kids life is wonderful, fun-filled circus.

The other day I was in the grocery store and a very old song played over the Musak. It was a love song. Now, you need to understand, I write romance stories. I see the world through rose-colored glasses, at least many aspects of it are perceived that way. So when I heard this song, after so many years, my
reaction to it surprised me. It still brought up a deluge of passion. I realized at that moment how appropriate this song was for all those love stories in my head. If I could only instill that emotion into what I write!

This song is immensely romantic and I am always amazed that a man wrote these words, because they really speak of the heart of woman.

I always want to cry when I hear the words of this song. It reaches down into my soul, to that place I barely know is there because it scares me such tenderness could really exist, even inside me.

This song came into my life during my divorce fifteen years ago. After a fourteen year marriage I discovered I was not that one person in his life whom he cherished. He didn’t regard me with any of the feelings or actions depicted in this song and it broke my heart to be cast aside. All I had ever wanted, at that time of my life, was to loved like that. Come to think of it, I want to be loved like that even now, who wouldn’t?

The mystery song is by Bryan Adams and was featured in the Johnny Depp movie Don Juan Demarco, Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman.

When I listen to music, I don’t just hear the notes and think how wonderfully they fit together. I hear the words and what they say. The melody carries the words to a deeper place and brings their meaning to life. Too often words speak to my heart and this song tore at my shattered heart.

Here are the lyrics:

HAVE YOU EVER REALLY LOVED A WOMAN ? (Bryan Adams)
To really love a woman
To understand her
You gotta know her deep inside
Hear every thought
See every dream
And give her wings when she wants to fly

And when you find yourself
Lying helpless in her arms
You know you really love a woman

When you love a woman
You tell her that she’s really wanted
When you love a woman
You tell her that she’s the one
She needs somebody
To tell her that it’s gonna last forever
So tell me have you ever really
Really really ever loved a woman

To really love a woman
Let her hold you
Do you know how she needs to be touched ?
You gotta breath her
Really taste her
So you can feel her in your blood
Then when you can see your unborn children in her eyes
You know you really love a woman

When you love a woman
You tell her that she’s really wanted
When you love a woman
You tell her that she’s the one
She needs somebody
To tell her that you’ll always be together
So tell me have you ever really
Really really ever loved a woman

You got to give her some faith
Hold her tight
A little tenderness
You gotta treat her right
She’ll be there for you
Taking good care of you
You really gotta love your woman

And when you find yourself
Lying helpless in her arms
You know you really love a woman

When you love a woman
You tell her that she’s really wanted
When you love a woman
You tell her that she’s the one
She needs somebody
To tell her that it’s gonna last forever
So tell me have you ever really
Really really ever loved a woman
Just tell me have you ever really
Really really ever loved a woman
Just tell me have you ever really
Really really ever loved a woman

Don’t those words just get to you?

As an added treat, I imbedded the video.

Don’t those words stir you? Can a man love a woman like that?

Fortunately for me, that guy actually did show up in my life. He held me like that and looked at me in just that way. He is the reason I write the stories I write. I love the feelings that erupted within me when he came into my life. I didn’t know those things existed, but when you find the ONE, strange things happen.

So, as a writer of romance fiction, I strive to bring each hero to that place where he can really love a woman. While I write those stories, I relive those early days of my romance with my husband. It was glorious. All those new sensations and emotional thrills are relived as I strive to bring a new story to life. I am such a sap, I know, but that’s how I’m built.

So this post is for the love of my life. He is, as always, my knight in shining armor.

He will always be a big piece of my heaven.

Love,

Jeannene

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5 responses »

  1. Awesome post, Jeannene. I enjoyed the video very much. As I listened, I thought about my own marriage. Our twenty-sixth anniversary is in six days. We are struggling through the economic crash, having lost everything we’ve worked for all these years, and last year neither remembered our 25th anniversary, so caught up in our trouble were we.

    As I glanced down at my desktop calendar, I realized that we’ve almost missed this one too. Things aren’t much better this year than they were last. But, one thing for sure, we have grown closer to God and to each other. When you go through hell with someone, it will either break you up or make you closer. I’m thankful we fall in the latter.

    Thank you for sharing your little piece of heaven with all of us.

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  2. I completely get this. My husband is the sweetest man I know. And when he looks at me, I know he looks beyond the bs. He sees me, understands me and wants to be with me regardless of my issues. You have to love someone who can love you so unconditionally. This was a beautiful post.

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  3. What a delightful post and lovely video. Next week, my husband and I will be married for thirty-one years. We only knew each other for three months before we wed but I knew the moment I looked into his eyes, my knight in shining armor stood before me. Our families said we’d never make it and tried to tear us apart. He rescued me from evil demons and still rescues me when they resurrect out of the past and haunt me. True love and soul mates do exist.

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