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Song #11: All of It

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Turn on any pop radio these days and you're likely to hear Bruno Mars crooning about how his girl is "amazing... just the way [she is]."

While it's a great song, what irks me is that he praises only her wonderful qualities and how great he makes her feel. The thing is - once you get past the initial stages of dating, no one is all bubbles and unicorns all the time - even the most beautiful woman on the planet. Once lusty attraction turns into a committed relationship, some of the more... hidden... sides of our character start to rear their heads. This is where love begins to replace lust: when we begin to accept and even love ALL that makes someone who they are, rough edges and all.

I thought it'd be fun to write an honest song that challenged the Bruno Mars track - praising a lover's "shadow side" and loving someone TRULY "just the way they are."

PLAY: 

LYRICS:

I could write a thousand lines

about your hair, about your smile

it's true you are beautiful the way that you are

but we've all got our shadow side:

bad mood and fears and age-worn lines

and just as many times as you make me laugh,

you can be a real pain in the ass

 

your tears mix with makeup and create a mess

you're out late with friends sending drunken texts

you kick back at home in old baggy sweats

and I just can't get enough of you

 

and I choose all of it

I'll take all of you

if it weren't for all of it,

you wouldn't be you,

and I wouldn't know what to do

 

the worst thing I could ever dream

is your compromising anything for me

you were fine before you even knew my name

so don't you dare go change a thing

or settle for less than amazing

and I promise you that I'll do the same

 

so what if it's been months since you touched a broom

and damn girl if you can't clear a room

I just can't get enough of you

 

and I choose all of it

I'll take all of you

if it weren't for all of it,

you wouldn't be you,

and I wouldn't know what to do

 

you sure clean up nice when you go out to dance

but I like you in that tank top and those yoga pants

it's safe to say I'm your biggest fan

and I just can't get enough of you

 

I choose all of it

I'll take all of you

If it weren't for all of it,

you wouldn't be you,

and I wouldn't know what,

no i wouldn't know what to do

Song #7: Home to You

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The last few songs have been pretty thematically heavy, so this week I wanted to do something a little more light-hearted. Enjoy...

PLAY:

LYRICS:

good morning sweetheart,

I hope you slept well

had to leave for work early,

didn't want you to worry,

but there is something that I wanted to tell you

because it's true:

that my favorite part of leaving every day is coming back home to you 

 

I may be out there

on the other side of town

working hard in my office

with profits and losses

but all I'll be able to do is spend my time

thinking through

what I'm gonna do to you tonight when I return home to you

 

and just like this morning light

filters in through the blinds

and rests on your hips and closed eyes

I'm gonna be on you, when the day is through

so all day just keep that in mind

 

I die a little every day

to leave you there sleeping

it's just the world needs me

but before i go let me say:

you're way friggin' cute...

and this too: 

I just can't wait to see your smiling face when I get back home to you

 

see you tonight, lovely

hope this made you smile

and as you go through the day

know that not far away

some crazy fool thinks the world, the world of you,

yes, it's true

 

and that his favorite part of leaving every day is coming back home to you

it makes life worth livin' in the knowing I get to come back home to you