Say It Loud

August 28, 2018

Every generation
Blames the one before
And all of their frustrations
Come beating on your door

I know that I'm a prisoner
To all my Father held so dear
I know that I'm a hostage
To all his hopes and fears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years

Crumpled bits of paper
Filled with imperfect thought
Stilted conversations
I'm afraid that's all we've got

 

 

 You say you just don't see it
He says it's perfect sense
You just can't get agreement
In this present tense
We all talk a different language
Talking in defense

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It's too late when we die
To admit we don't see eye to eye

So we open up a quarrel
Between the present and the past
We only sacrifice the future
It's the bitterness that lasts

So don't yield to the fortunes
You sometimes see as fate
It may have a new perspective
On a different date
And if you don't give up, and don't give in
You may just be O.K.

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It's too late when we die
To admit we don't see eye to eye

I wasn't there that morning
When my Father passed away
I didn't get to tell him
All the things I had to say

I think I caught his spirit
Later that same year
I'm sure I heard his echo
In my baby's new born tears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It's too late when we die
To admit we don't see eye to eye

 

-The Living Years written by Michael Rutherford, B.A. Robertson and performed by Mike and The Mechanics

 

We only have one life to live. Let's not waste it worrying about what others think. Let's be real with ourselves and others. Say it loud and clear, express yourself loud and clear. This message is as paramount as it was thirty years ago when I first heard it. It brought me tears as a seven or eight year old, and it still brings me to tears today. I have a lump in my throat as I write this. I pray that the soil of everyone's heart is loose and receptive enough to soak in this message. We can defuse a lot of the world's issues if we learn to love, accept, and respect each other's differences. Hugs to all. Let me wipe my tears.

 

 

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