My Theme Music

My theme song right now is called  “Brand Me” by the wonderful artist by the name of Alicia Keys. This is the song that I play endlessly in my head. This song ministers to me everyday. I really could have written this song myself.  It amazes me of how much I can relate to the lyrics in this song, and the timing couldn’t be any better.

As a kid I was quiet, shy and very misunderstood. Some people poorly discerned my quietness for weakness and because of that I got into a lot of fights always having to make my mark where ever I went.  I’ve always been a person to smile a lot even though life wasn’t lovely at times but I fooled outsiders with my smile and even sometimes myself.

I am 35 and looking down at my life and I see what I did right, what I didn’t do right and how I can make things better. Holy Spirit is taking out all the weeds in my garden that is my soul which is my mind, my will and my emotions. I am being prunded and purged, cleansed and renewed and it feels good! Some people won’t understand but who cares. I aim to impress an audience of one, and his name is God.

(Check out the lyrics below- azlyrics.com)alicia-keys-album-cover1-535x533

“Brand New Me”

It’s been a while
I’m not who I was before
You look surprised
Your words don’t burn me anymore
Been meanin’ to tell ya
But I guess it’s clear to see
Don’t be mad
It’s just a brand new kinda me
Can’t be bad
I found a brand new kinda free

Careful with your ego
He’s the one that we should blame
Had to grab my heart back
God knows something had to change
I thought that you’d be happy
I found the one thing I need
Why you mad?
It’s just a brand new kinda me
[another version has some additinal lines:
“Never bad
I found a brand new kinda free.

Ooh…”][one version:] It took a long, long time to get here

[another version:] It took a long, long road to get here

It took a brave, brave girl to try
It took one too many excuses, one too many lies
Don’t be surprised, don’t be surprised

[one version:] If I talk a little louder
[another version:] If I walk a little taller
If I speak up when you’re wrong
If I walk a little taller
I’ve been under you too long
If you notice that I’m different
Don’t take it personally
Don’t be mad
It’s just a brand new kinda me
[another version doesn’t have these additinal lines:
“That ain’t bad
I found a brand new kinda free.”]

Ooh, it took a long, long road to get here
It took a brave, brave girl to try
I’ve taken one too many excuses, one too many lies
Don’t be surprised, oh, said, you look surprised

Hey, if you were a friend
You’d wanna get to know me again
If you were worth the while
You’d be happy to see me smile
I’m not expecting sorry
I’m too busy finding myself
I got this
I found me, I found me, yeah

I don’t need your opinion
I’m not waiting for your “OK”
I’ll never be perfect,
But at least now I’m brave
I know my heart is open
I can finally breathe
Don’t be mad
It’s just a brand new kinda free
That ain’t bad
I found a brand new kinda me
Don’t be mad
[one version:] It’s a brand new time for me
[another version:] It’s just a brand new time for me

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