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Song #26: I'm Ready

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There's a lot going on in this song, but to me the essence of "I'm Ready" speaks to knowing that something isn't quite right but still being drawn to it. It's about making your bed in the confusion... the lure of the forbidden... the play between resistance and secretly longing to have your self-protective walls blasted through.

I was privileged this week to have worked with a cowriter - Orlando, FL artist, painter, model, yogini and all around beautiful soul Julie Sandifer, who penned these lyrics and helped in the creative process. Julie infuses wisdom and passion into all of her art, which is made obvious in these powerful words.  If you would like to see more of Julie's work, click to visit her blog or paintings.

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LYRICS:

so here I am again. ready. I think I'm ready.

who ever said that love was supposed to be so pure and healthy?

there's love in the chaos; love in the greedy need

how do we forget the past when the memories are so deep?

some hearts open slowly

mine is open freely

but it shuts quickly

 

I invite you in. you don't want me. you want in.

I can't want you  - what is this?

  simple it is not. fearless it is not. intense it is.

 

so here I am again. ready. I think I'm ready

turn me on. turn it off. i need both.

earthy, lusty,  - more more more

stay close. encourage me to let go. my heart is full.

dedicated and all is love

somethings are not meant to be figured out, right love?

so tell me; I want you to tell me

 

I invite you in. you don't want me. you want in.

I can't want you  - what is this?

  simple it is not. fearless it is not. intense it is.

 

no symmetry, lovesick lover

be worthy. try harder.

you can't go wrong.

do more more more -

 

I invite you in. you don't want me. you want in.

I can't want you  - what is this? 

simple it is not. fearless it is not. intense it is.

 

so here I am again. ready. I think I'm ready.

I hope I never have to say goodbye.

Song #21: You (Don't) Complete Me

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While it's a romantic notion to consider someone as your "other half", I wonder if that's the healthiest way to live out your days with someone, Jerry Maguire. If a significant other is where you go for soul-level fulfillment or to fill an incomplete void in you, that's a scary setup for both parties and tees the ball up for some major disappointment sooner or later. You've got to find that outside and then re-enter the relationship with strength and an attitude that says "I'm here to give" - otherwise it's just need and codependency and all that messy stuff.

**In order to give credit where it is due, the lyric "You make my heart skip, but you don't make it beat" was my inspiration for this song and was penned by writer and good buddy Benjamin Madrid. He blogs song lyrics and other musings HERE - go check him out.

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LYRICS:

You, you don't complete me

But you completely light up my sky

You, you don't fulfill me

But, girl, you thrill me every night

I chose you out of my strength, not out of need

You make my heart skip, but you don't make it beat

 

And everything you are to me is so good,

But I've got a confession

The only way I'm every thing I am to you

Is 'cause I've got a bigger mission

 

You, you don't make me,

But we'll be ok, see?

Because it's right

It's true that you relieve me

But if you must leave me

I'll be just fine

I chose you out of my strength, not out of need

You make my heart skip, but you don't make it beat

 

And everything you are to me is so good,

But I've got a confession

The only way I'm every thing I am to you

Is 'cause I've got a bigger mission

 

If there's a void inside your soul

Just know that I will never fill that hole