Thursday, October 2, 2008

Push by Sarah McLachlan

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This love song was written by Sarah McLachlan to her husband.  It's an apology and thank-you song addressing the craziness and insanity that comes when life changes.  Many life changes can test even the strongest relationships.  For Sarah, her event was her pregnancy and birth of their daughter. 

From her intro in the above video, she indicates her husband got the short end of the stick, but was always there for her.  Her husband's love was the inspiration for this song.

What's my inspiration for this post?  There was a fatal accident close to the kids' school earlier today.  The thought of lives lost so suddenly always reminds me how important it is to make every day count.  More importantly I'm reminded of how especially important is it to thank the people around you who accept you for who you are and love you no matter what. 

If you put it off too long, you may never get the chance.

by Sarah MaLachlan


Every time I look at you the world just melts away
All my troubles all my fears dissolve in your affections
You've seen me at my weakest but you take me as I am
And when I fall you offer me a softer place to land

You stay the course you hold the line you keep it all together
You're the one true thing I know I can believe in
You're all the things that I desire, you save me, you complete me
You're the one true thing I know I can believe

I get mad so easy but you give me room to breathe
No matter what I say or do 'cause you're to good to fight about it
Even when I have to push just to see how far you'll go
You wont stoop down to battle but you never turn to go


Your love is just the antidote when nothing else will cure me
There are times I cant decide when I cant tell up from down
You make me feel less crazy when otherwise I'd drown
But you pick me up and brush me off and tell me I'm OK
Sometimes that's just what we need to get us through the day