Song Lyric Sunday – Brother by NEEDTOBREATHE

This song is new to me as of this week, but I have to say that I’ve fallen completely in love with it.  It has such a powerful message.  It also makes me think of my own siblings.  Some of them have been with me through everything.  I know the title is “Brother” but aside from my hubby, my sister is my rock, my shelter and my strength.  She’s been with me through it all and I only hope I’ve offered some of those things in return to her as well.

Music is so powerful.  I’m starting to realize that my life isn’t quite complete when I’m not listening to music.

I also want to throw a quick shout out to all my followers each week.  I know I’ve neglected you all terribly in the past month or so, but I have to say that I am constantly amazed at this community and for your willingness to help out and be there with me through everything.  Thank you so much for all the great music along the way too.  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the ride to this point and I’m planning to keep it going.

I do hope you enjoy the song.  I apologize for the lateness of my post today, but I’m sure you’ll forgive me!

Ramblers in the wilderness we can’t find what we need
We get a little restless from the searching
Get a little worn down in between
Like a bull chasing the matador is the man left to his own schemes
Everybody needs someone beside em’ shining like a lighthouse from the sea
Brother let me be your shelter
Never leave you all alone
I can be the one you call
When you’re low
Brother let me be your fortress
When the night winds are driving on
Be the one to light the way
Bring you home
Face down in the desert now there’s a cage locked around my heart
I found a way to drop the keys where my failures were
Now my hands can’t reach that far
I ain’t made for a rivalry, I could never take the world alone
I know that in my weakness I am stronger
It’s your love that brings me home
Brother let me be your shelter
I’ll never leave you all alone
I can be the one you call
When you’re low
Brother let me be your fortress
When the night winds are driving on
Be the one to light the way
Bring you home
Brother let me be your shelter
Never leave you all alone
I can be the one you call
When you’re low
Brother let me be your fortress
When the night winds are driving on
Be the one to light the way
Bring you home
Brother let me be your shelter
Never leave you all alone
I can be the one you call
When you’re feeling low
Brother let me be your fortress
When the night winds are driving on
Be the one to light the way
Bring you home
Brother let me be your shelter
Never leave you all alone
I can be the one you call
When you’re low
Brother let me be your fortress
When the night winds are driving on
Be the one to light the way
Bring you home
Brother let me be your shelter
Brother let me be your shelter
Brother let me be your shelter
Brother let me be your shelter
Brother let me be your shelter
Songwriters: Pontus Johan Winnberg / Niomi Arleen Daley / Christian Karlsson / Henrik Jonback
Brother lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was “brother/sister”.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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SoCS – My Sister, My Friend

There was a time a few years ago that I felt homeless, and to be honest, I sort of was.  I was living in a house where my kids lived, but there wasn’t really a place for me that was “finished” and I felt uncomfortable at best.

I did meet someone, though, who was living at my sister’s house.  Needless to say, I started spending a lot of time at my sister’s house.  I realize today that the joy I felt while I was at her house was way more about her than the guy I was dating.  My favorite thing was to wake up on Saturday mornings and cook breakfast with her and drink coffee.  The guys always just seemed to get in the way of our time together.

Anyway, I’m saying all this because my sister is staying with me for the weekend, and I couldn’t be more delighted.  When I first saw the prompt, I had no clue what to write about, but then a poem started to ramble in my head, so I thought I’d share it with you.  It’s mostly SoCS, but not completely.

My Sister, My Friend

Beginning
At the end
Struggling to find
A seal, unbroken
Losing sight
Losing touch

You called
I came
We built a bond
Everlasting
Rising to the ceiling
Breaking barriers

Sisters…
Friends
Forever

 


Stream of Consciousness Saturday  is hosted by Linda G Hill.  Today’s prompt is “sealing/ceiling.” 

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Love Is In Da Blog – Friends Along the Way

What is it that makes friendships last?

I’ve asked myself this question so many times in my life because I seem to have a hard time keeping female friends. I have and will always have my sister. She’s my best friend and confidante and I don’t honestly know where I’d be right now if it wasn’t for her presence in my life. She is always there and we truly have a special relationship, in my opinion; but I think I’ve always chalked it up to our being sisters for some reason, even though I know that not many people can say one of their siblings is their best friend. But maybe I’m wrong; maybe we’re just friends and we would be with or without the blood relation. And that’s just fine with me because my sister, my friend is an amazing woman and I’m lucky to have her in my life.

I’ve had many female friends along the way, but they never seem to last. My childhood friends sort of faded away during junior high and high school. I don’t blame them really. That was a dark time for me and my family, or at least I see it that way now, and I started shutting people out; people who maybe could have been a part of my life long term. But as it happened, by the time I graduated, I was caught up in a relationship and family struggles and didn’t have much left for friendships and they ended up floating away.

I started making friends at work, which I think might have worked, but one of the first girl friends I had that I worked with turned out to be not the best type of friend. The only really positive thing I can say about her is that she introduced me to my x-husband who is the father of my children. It was hard to trust as completely after that, but I did end up getting close to another woman we worked with after the first “friend” quit.

We had a lot in common and I even did things with her and her family outside of work but about a year later, she ended up getting really sick. I visited her in the hospital and tried to stay in touch, but she basically shut me out of her life. I don’t blame her. She went through some really terrible medical struggles and I’m sure just being a mother and wife was about all she could handle, if even that.

The hard part about making friends with people you work with is that jobs aren’t always long-term and it seems like every time I made a friend at work, they eventually faded away after one or both of us left the job.

Needless to say, I don’t have many girlfriends, but I’m happy for those I’ve known along the way because they’ve come into my life at the times I needed them;  they’ve taught me things and made me laugh; they’ve shared with me and given me love and I, in turn, was given opportunities to care for them and love them. Friends are pretty amazing and it’s hard to see them go; but I do believe that people float in and out of our lives based on our own internal process.

So, for everyone who has come into my life for a few short years, thank you. You will always have a special place in my heart for what you gave me when you were a part of my life.

That’s not to say I wouldn’t welcome you back; well, most of you anyway. There’s always room for friends.


This post is part of Love Is In Da Blog hosted by Just Fooling Around With Bee where today we were prompted with lost friends. Feel free to click the links and join the love.

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