Monday, October 20, 2008

Poetry Monday - 71 - Believe



















My Poetry Monday has evolved into something closer to a Lyrics Monday, but I'm quite enjoying this. Especially since I haven't been writing any new poetry lately. I'm closer to song lyrics than laying any claim to being well-read in poetry, so my instinct is to turn to music when I want to post poetry by other writers.


Tonight I went to see Lenny Kravitz at the Halifax Metro Centre with my writing buddy, Annette. This picture of us was taken this past July at the writers' retreat. Tonight we were gettin' down at the Love Revolution. Though he didn't perform this song tonight, I'm posting the lyrics to this track from his Are You Gonna Go My Way CD, because I love this song, and because the words hold special meaning for me this week.

Believe


I am you and you are me
Why's that such a mystery?
If you want it you got to believe

Who are we? We're who we are
Riding on the great big star
We've got to stand up if we're gonna be free yeah

If you want it you got it
You just got to believe
Believe in yourself
'Cause it's all just a game
We just want to be loved

The Son of God is in our face
Offering us eternal grace
If you want it you've got to believe

'Cause being free is a state of mind
We'll one day leave this all behind
Just put your faith in God and one day you'll see it

If you want it you got it
You just got to believe
Believe in yourself
'Cause it's all just a game
We just want to be loved

The future's in our present hands
Let's reach right in
Let's understand
If you want it you've got to believe yeah

If you want it you got it
You just got to believe
Believe in yourself yeah
'Cause it's all just a game
We just want to be loved


- Lenny Kravitz and Henry Hirsch, 1993




7 comments:

Anne MacFarlane said...

Hope you and Annette had a great time at the concert.

Annette said...

I'm still pumped up this morning!

LOL And Z had Lenny cranked as he got ready for school so I'm guessing he liked the concert too.

Mimi Lenox said...

You went to see Lenny Kravitz? Did he sing Can't Get You Off My Mind? One of my favorites. I'm so jealous. I love him!
Also...

You've been tagged by the Queen of Memes!
The Peace Meme

Julia Smith said...

Anne - we rocked! Hair flying and some serious groove goin' on.

Annette - I look like I'm working but really I'm still swaying to 'It Ain't Over Till it's Over'. I had SO much fun!!!

Mimi - he didn't sing that one - it was a fabulously long concert and there were so many great songs that he couldn't get to, because he'd have to play non-stop for two weeks to do them all justice. Here's the review from the Chronicle Herald for last night's love-in.

Amy Ruttan said...

Yeah he's coming to London very soon.

I wish I could go see him. Sounds like you had fun.

Bobbi said...

I'm jealous! I like Lenny Kravitz as well - you lucky ducks!

Akelamalu said...

I love going to live concerts, aren't you the lucky one? :)