Wednesday, September 03, 2008

learning from lyrics?

*Look at the earth from outer space
Everyone must find a place
Give me time and give me space
Give me real, don't give me fake
Give me strength, reserve control
Give me heart and give me soul
Give me time, give us a kiss
Tell me your own politik
And open up your eyes

And give me love over, love over, love over this, ahhh
And give me love over, love over, love over this, ahhh*

Yes this is part of the Coldplay song "Politik". And it is my favourite song. The lyrics (specifically the last stanza) mean something to me.
I find myself sometimes making choices (usually regarding guys- okay mostly regarding guys) that lead me down the path of unhappiness and/or frustration. I know there are choices i can make that will net me joy and love, by choosing to be with people who value me & want to be with me. But instead of choosing to be with those people- I choose the one person who doesn't give me that.

(I'm not the only one.. so many of my friends do the same thing. In fact I will start to use the pronoun "we" so as to not feel as though this is only my weakness) It's the prodigal son syndrome, the wanting what we can't have, the search for the elusive Talented Mr. Ripley... the ultimate high of getting the thing we wanted - even for a few minutes- when it doesn't last and it doesn't really mean anything anyways. Someone who chases after me? No thanks. Someone who can't give me the time of day? Hello!!!

Why why why choose to chase after that person? Why are we so blind to the cause of our own unhappiness and our control over it?!?! We do actually have control over it!!

Instead of choosing that which you can't really have, choose love. Choose that over the frustration and unhappiness. Choose to surround yourself with people who love you instead of the one who doesn't.

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