Tuesday, October 13, 2009

stronger than me

this could be wrong...

that is the only disclaimer i will make.

now that i have gotten that out of the back to your not so regularly scheduled, fully expressed program:-)

there is a song that plays in my head as i look around from time to time and indulge in people watching, one of my favorite pasttimes.

my life is set to music. for pretty much any thought/memory i have, there is an artist that has already written and sung about it. funny that, artists actually causing one to think! can someone please let the new school so-called hip hop/r & b crowd know? geesh. it is a shame when one must look to england to get the closest dose of the lost artform.

the lyrics:

You should be stronger than me (i once had to explain this to a man in conversation. thank God! i wasn't misguided or unfortunate enough to try to date him.)
You been here seven years longer than me
Don't you know you supposed to be the man?
Not pale in comparison to who you think I am (if men, black ones in particular, held themselves to the same standard they hold bw women, it would be a NEW DAY. that is just an observation, i for one am NOT holding my breath.)

You always wanna talk it through

I don't care

I always have to comfort you
When I'm there
But that's what I need you to do
Stroke my hair
I've forgotten all of young love'
s joy (don't forget love's joy, walk away from the liability. stat.)
Feel like a lady, but you my lady boy ("lady boy" cracks me up-can't think of a better way to call the condition.)

You should be stronger than me
But instead you're longer than frozen turkey
Why'd you always put me in control?
All I need is for my man to live up to his role

You always wanna talk it through

I'm O.K.

I always have to comfort you
But that's what I need you to do
Are you gay?

I've forgotten all of young love's joy
Feel like a lady, but you my lady boy

He said 'the respect I made you earn, thought you had so many lessons to learn'
I said 'you don't know what love is get a grip'
Sounds as if you're reading from so other tired script

I'm not gonna meet your mother anytime
I just wanna grip your body
over mine (despite ALL other observations made, still maintaining this mindset is the quickest route to disgraced/dishonored baby mamadom---forget whatever else you heard! sex is designed for procreation. the ladyboy whose body you grip, may be the father of your child. WHY do that to yourself and the innocent child? think. do your part to help his useless genes die! NO BODY GRIPPING!!! stop the madness sisters. we have the power.)
So tell me why you think that's a crime (because it is. hence the aforementioned red comment. lol! i am cracking myself up right now!)

I've forgotten all of young love's joy
Feel like a lady and you my lady boy

You should be stronger than me (if he clearly demonstrates that he is not and has no idea of his two primary roles as a man---P&P ladies! RUN in the opposite direction of him; don't worry about appearing rude.)

now for the visuals and music. say what you like about Ms Winehouse, her music is amazing. she should have won awards for her music. now, if folks wanted to give her awards for her sustained sobriety...that would be a whole other Oprah.

Amy Winehouse- Stronger than me video

the images are a trip. but hey, i guess it is more acceptable when others say it?

i said it in the interest of...

self love~self acceptance~self respect


Ana said...

I cannot help laugh at your last statement:
"Run in the opposite direction of him; don't worry of appearing rude ."
You are too funny.

It is so nice having you writing again with your wisdom,energy,humor, love for black women all over and that indomitable spirit. May God bless you always.

Anonymous said...

I so agree about her music. Love it.

.::RoCkii*BoXxE::. said...

Im here....i like this blog so far baby. hope you continue! Visit mine some time...i will definitely be back to yours! **FOLLOWS**

Anonymous said...

love this video, thanks

CW said...

I love this song...That's right, men should be the stronger ones!