Just recently I have become more aware of what words are being used in the music I listen to. Before I was awake, I was listening to Young Jeezy, Snoop Dogg and many others like them. I limited who I listened to based on lyrics but still was polluting my brain cells.
I now have gone back to some of the more classic rock along the lines of U-2, REO Speedwagon, and the Go Go's. ( if classic rock is not the accurate genre, I appologize.)
I have made the change for over 2 years now. First listening to Christian music which is nice and uplifting. However it is important to look into people who claim they are of faith and how they act in public. No matter what genre the music comes from, the message in the lyrics are what's important.
I have learned quite a bit about Bono and U-2 over the last few days. My favorite song by them is Vertigo, and until recently and I mean like 3pm central time I did not make the connection I am going to share with you now.
In 2010 I was going through my changes. I had learned my daughters were molested and sodomized. I learned that the man I loved was cheating and had been for 6 years. I knew but let it go on because I felt worthless. He ended up leaving me a week later when I was handling the abuse done to my girls eventhough he was not the abuser he didn't want to be apart of it. My partents told me to figure it out and I became dead inside.
I ended up leaving for a period of 8 months from 2011- 2012. It was either lose my mind or kill the man who harmed my daughters. What good would I have been in jail or in a mental institution? I saw my girls 4 times out of the 8 months I was gone. I worked 16 hour shifts almost every day and I got my Med Tech license. I read the Scriptures and listened to a radio show at night. I also has some great people who led me to Truth along the way. Did I mention I went to work in a mental facility? I learned how mentally ill patients are treated and how they become just a source of income for a facility. But I went from homless to having an apartment and even had good transportation again.
When my 8 months of Trials in the Wilderness was over, I knew then it was time to fight for my girls the right way. I came back home to find that the reason I was able to get my girls 4 times was because my exhusband's girlfried was beating them. The same girlfriend who's father was responsible for molesting and sodomizing them. This was 2012. This time I was armed and knew how to fight. The last thing I wanted was for my daughters to end up on drugs or in a mental facility.
When I came home I also got back with the man who left us. He said he was sorry and that he would be different and bla bla bla...and I bought it.
He spent 2 months abusing me. I attended night classes with fat lips and busted eyes. But this time I did not give up. Then one day he got into my oldest's face and I slapped him for spiting on me when I confronted him and told him to leave her alone. He then hit me so hard he burst my ear drum and caused vertigo for 3 weeks. I was immediatly deaf in my left ear and I threw up and fell to the ground. I then got up drove my girls to school and pressed charges on him. That was 2013.
And nobody has ever laid a hand on me again.
It was impartive I tell you my story so that even if we never actually meet until we are united with Yah, you know why I write you and why I must teach and open Eyes as long as it is Yah's Will for them to open. If I am asking you to trust me, then I must disclose about me as well.
Vertigo by U-2 is about the tossing and turning and twisting of this world going all kinds of ways and all one can see is Yah through the chaos and keeping faith in Him. I always saw Yah, but didn't believe until I was taken down this path through my wilderness how much We Cannot do this Life Without him. There are days I wish I didn't know what I do and think: " Life is easier asleep." We are NOT called to be in this life. WE have a much better life after this one that we must hold on till the end. Together with Yah Leading us we will endure. Do not keep running in circles looking for answers from the same place and from the same people. You will always be disappointed.
When you read lyrics music comes to life and the message is received as intended.
Lyrics Vertigo: U-2
Uno, dos, tres, catorce Turn it up loud, captain Lights go down, it's dark The jungle is your head, can't rule your heart A feeling's so much stronger than a thought Your eyes are wide and though your soul, it can't be bought Your mind can wander Hello, hello (hola!) I'm at a place called Vertigo (dónde está!) It's everything I wish I didn't know Except you give me something I can feel, feel! The night is full of holes 'Cause bullets rip the sky of ink with gold They twinkle as the boys play rock and roll They know that they can't dance, at least they know I can't stand the beat, I'm asking for the check Girl with crimson nails has Jesus around her neck Swinging to the music, swinging to the music (whoa, whoa) (Whoa, whoa, whoa)
Hello, hello (hola!) I'm at a place called Vertigo (dónde está!) It's everything I wish I didn't know But you give me something I can feel, feel! All of this, all of this can be yours All of this, all of this can be yours All of this, all of this can be yours Just give me what I want and no one gets hurt Hello, hello (hola!) We're at a place called Vertigo (dónde está!) Lights go down, and all I know Is that you give me something I can feel your love teaching me how Your love is teaching me how How to kneel Kneel! Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Songwriters: Ray Evans / Jay Livingston Vertigo lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Vertigo Video: U-2
Beautiful Day Video: U-2
I Still Haven't Found What I am Looking For Video: U-2
With or Without You Video: U-2
Jonathan Kleck: Bono/Jesus/Get It??
Bono: Meaning of Life- RTE 2013