Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Lizz Wright: Fire


I need to update, so i've decided to do a Naapali.

This is my favourite Lizz Wright song of all time and that's saying a lot because there isn't a song of hers that i don't love. I love singing this song,but beyond that i love the message in the lyrics (which is about unconditional love) because it challenges me to question if i am capable of such love for another human being (and i'm talking romantic love now, not parental, for example). That is, the kind of love that gives and then says:



Don´t worry about me
I´ll stand here in the darkness
With the joy that HEAVEN promised
To those who live
With open hearts

(see below for the rest of the lyrics)

My honest answer is 'I'm not sure'. I do know for sure that i once was that kind of person, and hence i know that i have the capacity to do so. However, would i want to do so? That's what i'm not sure about. Wouldn't resentment creep in? I guess the crucial element in deciding would be if the same sort of love was being given in return. But doesnt that defeat the concept of 'unconditional love'?

Heraclitus, the Ephesian philosopher is best known for his assertion that everything is in a state of flux. One of his most famous quotes is:


You could not step twice into the same river; for other waters are ever flowing on to you.


None of us are the same person from second to second, not to talk of month to month, or year to year. Our experiences change. Our circumstances change, and so on. So, yeah. I once was that kind of person, i don't think i am now, but i can be that person again.

What thinkest thou, my lovely people?
Enjoy...




Are you frightened by the fire in my eyes
It burns for you
And I KNOW you see it too
Your heart was open looking for light
Are you surprised
BABY LEAVE your pride

´Cause I´m gonna burn, right or wrong
It´s all for you to see
Stop hiding your eyes
Take the fire from me
And be warm, life is hard
And sometimes the night is long
Take the fire
You don´t have to give it back to me

It´s a gift to feel this good
Loving you IS enough to bring me peace
Nothing’S perfect
But it´s enougH
To FILL with love
A HEART THAT WAS COLD WITH DUST

And it´s gonna burn, right or wrong
It´s all for you to see
Stop hiding your eyes
Take the fire from me
And be warm, life is hard
And sometimes the night is long
Take the fire
You don´t have to give it back to me

Don´t worry about me
I´ll stand here in the darkness
With the joy that HEAVEN promised
To those who live
With open hearts

And it´s gonna burn, right or wrong
It´s all for you to see
Stop hiding your eyes
Take the fire from me
And be warm, life is hard
And sometimes the night is long
Take the fire
You don´t have to give it back to me

13 comments:

Remi, United Kingdom said...

Firrrrrrrrrrrrst... okay my first time commenting here:-)
navigated from light-her-lamp.

I absolutely love Liz wright.. sigh.. love this post too...

Have a great week ahead

Naapali said...

powerful lyrics.

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

nooooo, those Naapaali musical posts threw me off completely. Not you too??? Is it something in the water? Please, let me not drink it, God!

But, that being said, and don't mind me, I couldn't listen to the song. It wouldn't play. But, if I get the gist of it, it talks about unconditional love, right? I don't know if it is truly possible in the context within which the singer presents it. Unconditional love for kids - check. But, I know i cannot have unconditional love if it is not reciprocated.

Hope I'm not being too complex. That's what happens when I'm worn out, as I currently am due to hanging out, hard, with my 3 musketeers. =)

Hope all is well and that we'll get a real update soon. lol!

UndaCovaSista said...

@Remi UK - You're very welcome...especially as you have impecable taste in music:)
Have a fantastic week yourself...

@Naapali - Very powerful...

@Solomonsydelle - Certainly don't mean to throw you off! I just lack inspiration at the moment. I promise to resume normal blogging activity as soon as i can.

And yes, i agree with you. There must be reciprocity in any loving relationship!

Shubby Doo said...

love it...

'You could not step twice into the same river; for other waters are ever flowing on to you.'

- so true

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bArOquE said...

been here ages ago...Lizz Wright is just the chic, with her heavy voice, never paid attention to the lyrics until now...i have just died & woken up (less than 3dayz)...maybe, for lack of something to post, i'll do a Naapali too (since that is what it is now called)...LOL

UndaCovaSista said...

@shubby doo - very true...

@30+ - Cool. I'll head over and take a look..

@baroque - Lizz is the bomb in every sense! Just died and woken up ke? How come..?

Smaragd said...

dont do a Naapali! because Naapali has to answer to me for the lyrics updates he's been doing, u know why, cuz he once told me that lyrics dont count as updates!

u know what makes it worse for me, the songs dont play!

how are u anyway when u are not doing a Naaps?

Smaragd said...

will look out for Liz Wright CD's now though...lol

bllk wolf said...

hmmm!!
luvly brought some memories back..
does this name ring a bell?
----(looks up)
lol!
why all the remodelling
i almost lost my way around ur page...
before una luk me like one "ara-oko!!!"

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

Hope all is well. Just checking in

UndaCovaSista said...

@smaragd - Heya, sorry you couldnt play the clip. Do get the CD if you can, she comes highly recommended. I'm fine thanks ;)

@bllk wolf - Glad you liked it. On the remodelling, that's what happens when you stay away for too long ;)

@Soloonsydelle - I'm fine thanks. Just tres busy. Thanks for checking in on me :)