Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Everybody knows...

I have a sort of mini crush on John Legend at the moment. I listen to songs, my friends are amazed at my ability to rattle off lyrics to as many songs as they can call up. The reason is that no matter how good the music is, the lyrics make me listen for the second time, third time...yeah I'm one of those that can keep a song on repeat indefinitely..lol! 


Anyway I listened to this song and it struck a lot of chords within me. This is a great..let's make up song although that wasn't what drew me to it. It made me think about love and relationships and how we always say 'no one is perfect' and when people show us that they are not perfect...we punish them. No one is perfect so there's nothing like perfect love just 2 imperfect people who promise to do their best. 


Every relationship is as unique as the 2 people that make it up...what 'everybody knows' may not work for you, yes there are basic principles and guidelines to enable relationships work but sometimes what it really takes it to make a promise that you will always give 'one more try'. I still stand by the fact that usually we give up to soon...yes Hadassah included. This definitely doesn't cover all situations, I know for sure that sometimes goodbye is the healthiest option. When one walks away, you really need to feel that this time around 'one more try' wasn't just for both of you. Enough of my rambling..enjoy the song!




It gets harder every day, but I can’t seem to shake the pain

I’m trying to find the words to say, please stay

It’s written all over my face, I can’t

Function the same when you’re not here
I’m calling your name but no one’s there
And I hope one day you’ll see nobody has it easy,
I still can’t believe you found somebody new
But I wish you the best, I guess.

‘Cause everybody knows, that nobody really knows
How to make it work, or how to ease the hurt
We’ve heard it all before, that everybody knows
Just how to make it right, I wish we gave it one more try
One more try
One more try
'Cause everybody knows, but nobody really knows



I don’t care what the people say

They brought it all in anyway

Baby don’t fill up your head with he-said, she-said

It seems like you just don’t know
The radio’s on, you're tuning me out,
I’m trying to speak, you’re turning me down



And I hope one day you’ll see nobody has it easy,

I still can’t believe you found somebody new

But I wish you the best, I guess.

‘Cause everybody knows, that nobody really knows
How to make it work, or how to ease the hurt
We’ve heard it all before, that everybody knows
Just how to make it right, I wish we gave it one more try
One more try
One more try
One more try
‘Cause everybody knows, but nobody really knows



Oh I wish you’d understand

I'm just an ordinary man

Wish that we had known

Everybody knows, but nobody really knows
And I know one day you’ll see, nobody has it easy
I still can’t believe you found somebody new
I wish you the best, I guess.



‘Cause everybody knows, that nobody really knows

How to make it work, or how to ease the hurt

We’ve heard it all before, that everybody knows

Just how to make it right, I wish we gave it one more try
One more try
One more try
One more try

‘Cause everybody knows, but nobody really knows 

15 comments:

Myne Whitman said...

Lovely lovely song, I crush on JL too, lol...

Hadassah said...

@Myne: Lol...I'll tell your SO..he he he

Blessing said...

Very nice song *sigh*

John Legend is not bad at all ;-)

Good Naija Girl said...

I've been listening to one of his oldies, Stay with you all this week. I'm definitely a fan.

I agree with you that making that commitment to give the relationship your all is sometimes all that's needed to have a lasting relationship. Of course, both parties need to make that commitment.

Ifunanya Emenuga said...

I am a Huge John legend fan, seen him in concert when he was just known as John Stevens. Been to two out of the 5 last concerts. I SIMPLY Adore this song, its a bittersweet song. Sometimes our best in a relationship, is OUR BEST!, But not the best for that individual. Comes to a point where we just have move forwarded and wonder every now and then. But I guess in the end Que Sera sera!

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Hadassah said...

@Blessing: He isn't bad at all..why the sigh? The lyrics tell stories, his latest outing with The Roots is really cool

@GNG: Yes dear you are so right. Takes two committed individuals. This 'break' thing is usually a bad idea..

@Ifunanya: True, thanks for coming by my blog

HoneyDame said...

I totally LLLOOOOVVVVEEE john Legend....Like his songs are so real, subtle and on point. My YY...(refer to my blogpost "Color Me Content" on that one hehehe) once sent me this song to listen to one time we had our spat like that. How i wish life could be a fairytale sometimes ***shaking myself, doesnt happen that way***:(

Miss Pancakes said...

i love mini crushes! it keeps things going!

Abby Fayokun said...

Lovely!

asr hip recall said...

I also love his song "Ordinary People", for sure you are quite familiar with it.

salt lake city graphic artist said...

Great singer. How come that he hasn't have album for quite sometime now?

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