4.10.2011

Songs I want sung to me

Throughout this life of mine, I've stumbled upon a couple songs that I thought, "If only a man would think about me this way, I'd be set." I've made a starter list of such songs.

--Something in the Way She Moves, James Taylor--

There is something about this that makes me love being a woman. It makes me hope that I will be the calming hand to my lover's life. And just the way I move gets to him. Along the same vein is...

--She's Got a Way, Billy Joel--

He worships everything about this woman. Some things he can't even explain, but he knows he loves her for it anyway. Billy must do it right because I also love...

--She's Always a Woman, Billy Joel--

This one is less flattering. I certainly don't like to identify with the parts that make women sound crazy. But I am a big fan of him loving her completely. All encompassing.

--You're Still You, Josh Groban--

This one is a little more cheesy, but I've loved it since middle school. Of course, if the still part of the title was referring to me still being the me from middle school, I wouldn't like it so much. Regardless, I do think this is a good song for this list.

--Out of my League, Stephen Speaks--

I've been a fan of this song since Malia French played it for me in the back of the bus for choir tour on March 28, 2006. Again, this man loves everything about this girl and thinks the world of her. It'd just be lovely to be thought of this way.

--Antonia, Motion City Soundtrack--

This one is different from the rest. It's not a style of music I've been much of a fan of for years, but I've always enjoyed the lyrics. This guy knows so much about the girl he loves and thinks everything that makes her unique is what makes her beautiful. I wouldn't want the exact lyrics of this song sung to me, but the idea of it is grand.

--I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles), The Proclaimers--

I've committed to myself that I'm going to be the best wife someday. Really. I've set goals and made plans. I'm going to sacrifice and love it. But this song gets to me for the sacrifice this man would make for his woman. Aaaaannnnd, it's a catchy tune.

--Every Little Thing She Does is Magic, The Police--

By this point in my short list, I've already repeated why I'd like this song. Plus, come on, it's The Police.


Any others I should have added to this list will be gratefully accepted. 

Mystic Mania

I've always had this dream to go to a psychic. Not that I would pay for it and not that I'd put much stock into what they said, but it'd be an experience. And heaven knows I love those.

Luckily, it was in the cards for this girl. A friend from middle school asked me out, and I said jokingly, "Please tell me we're going to get our palms read." A few days later, Victoria had us scheduled at 7:30 to see our destiny. 

First, the palm reading.


After making an off-color remark about my thumbs, she told me many things. Some were right, some were wrong. The most glaring mistake she made was saying I loved expensive jewelry. Remember how I don't even want a diamond wedding ring, lady? She didn't. But she piqued my interest when she said, "You've got great communication ability-- writing, speaking-- the works. These are the hands of a writer." I allowed her to proceed. She said that I'm intuitive, and my friends often come to me for advice. Then she repeatedly, and profanely, told me I was a genius! I've got such a brain! This lady really knew what to say to a lady. Except the jewelry thing, because... DEAD WRONG.

I then pulled my animal card. Mine was the swan, who does all things gracefully. A fact about me is that my name means graceful, and I've been teased about it my whole life. That's why it is one of my lifetime goals to actually be described as graceful. The awkward duckling may one day turn into a swan. Well, if you believe in this sort of thing.

I then picked my angel cards. Now this was the one that got me. I picked out Soulmate, Music and Trust. She said music is very important to who I am, it's how I get through things. She said I'd thought I had met my soul mate, that it was leading to marriage but then he blew it and broke my trust. The next cards had more hope in them...

They were the devil, the world and the fool. The devil described the fellow I was with. We got a kick out of that, and actually it wasn't far off. The rest of it described how I like to trust people easily. But she left it very hopeful, saying that I had either just recently or will soon meet-- did she use these words? I can't remember-- the love of my life. 


It was mystical. It was odd. It was sometimes true, sometimes false. In any case, I'd like to thank Victoria for a fun night and helping me check this little guy off my list.