Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Now Playing: "Say"

I've always secretly loved John Mayer.

The past few days, I've heard his song "Say" on the radio a lot. I just picked up the chorus until this morning. I turned it up when it started, and I really listened to the lyrics.

How empowering!

Take all of your wasted honor
Every little past frustration
Take all of your so-called problems
Better put them in quotations

Say what you need to say

Walking like a one man army
Fighting with the shadows in your head
Living out the same old moment
Knowing you’d be better off instead
If you could only

Say what you need to say

Have no fear for giving in
Have no fear for giving over
You better know that in the end
It’s better to say too much
Than never to say what you need to say again

Even if your hands are shaking
And your faith is broken
Even as the eyes are closing
Do it with a heart wide open

Say what you need to say

What would our lives be like if we just could open up and say what we need to say? As I listened to the lyrics, I couldn't help but think that this could be a song about prayer.

I'm not one to push religion on anyone, but I am very prayerful. I think these lyrics are a great invitation to pray. "Have no fear for giving over, Have no fear for giving in." So true. So many people say they're afraid to pray because they think they're not doing it right.

We took a class at our church called "The Signs of Servanthood." One sign is pray. Our pastor used the word pray an acronym for the anatomy of prayer:

P: Praise
R: Repent
A: Ask
Y: Yahweh

So, my song for the week is "Say." It may end up being my song for the month or quarter or who knows. (It can't be my song of the year because I've already given that honor to the first John I loved - Mellencamp, that is.)

May you all take the time to say what you need to say.

Lyrics source: sing365.com.


Tova Darling said...

Those are definitely great lyrics, and you're right, they could be referring to prayer. Thanks for sharing this!

sarah said...

I love that song. And you're right it could definitely refer to prayer.

And since Dancing with The Stars, I keep seeing Kristi Yamagucci(I don't know how to spell it!) dancing with (pro)Mark. ;)

B said...

I love it when there are songs out there that I like and that empower us to be great people.

My Trendy Tykes said...

I love that song!


HeatherPride said...

Makes you think, huh? I liked him before, but now I like him even more!

Little Birdie Secrets said...

Congrats on being saucy at SITS. Cute blog!

Martha said...

Visiting from SITS and I also find this song very inspirational.

liz said...

Yes, how we wish we could all say what we need to say. . . how much better off we all would be!

Sue Jacquette said...

I love finding new music, thanks.

The Cookie Girl said...

Those are great lyrics. I never really listened to them closely.
Thanks for sharing

Frogs in my formula said...

I also like his song about how fathers/ mothers should be good to their daughters because girls become mothers, etc. (or is it lovers?). I guess the lover would have to come first LOL.

The Stiletto Mom said...

I love that song....I always thought it was about opening your heart up to love since he...ahem...seems to have issues but I think you may be right about the prayer thing.

I live...therefore I consume. said...

Jennifer Aniston is a lucky girl! lol Those lyrics are deep, I'll have to listen to the song...

What does the "Y" word mean in pray? I have not heard that before.

Great blog! Congrats on being Saucy!!

Stacy's Random Thoughts said...

Thanks for sharing - I love that song, but never really paid close attention to the lyrics...very cool!

Congrats on being Saucy! ;)

The Blonde Duck said...

I love that song. My husband is a John Mayer fanatic.

Lo said...

Love John and I think that acronym is fantastic

Lalapoo said...

I have never heard the son before but I really like the lyrics..
Take care!

angie said...

He does write some pretty good stuff!

Congrats on your Saucy Blog!

Megan said...

Awesome! So true!!

Congrats on your Saucy blog, too! =)

Bex said...

great post! i never looked heard his song like that before. we have a home church so we have freedom to play songs and basically mention anything that glorifies god so i think i will play this on sunday. thanks for blogging about this!

Cheryl Ann said...

Great song. I've loved it for a long time. Happy SITS week!

Aubrey said...

I don't know if I've heard that song by him. Hmmm...I'm gonna go find it now!
And how I love John Mellencamp too! *heart*

Anonymous said...

I like that song too. I hear it usually in stores just randomly. John Mayer usually has some good stuff.

Congrats on being Saucy!

Nessa said...

Great song! I'd not heard of it before. Thanks so much for sharing the empowering message. It's just what I needed to read today!

Congrats on being saucy!

jori-o said...

When that song first came out, I had gotten my feelings hurt by some close friends, but I didn't want to bring it up for fear of going all junior high on them; but I credit the lyrics for helping me sort out in my head what I NEEDED to say to be able to move past the hurt--and it all worked out. Thanks, John Mayer!! =)

Visiting from SITS...nice to meet you! =)

VintageChicChick said...

Thanks for sharing. Love it!

Stopping by from SITS... enjoyed your blog! Especially your knitting projects. I hope to one day learn the craft of knitting as my grandmother used to be wonderful at it.

KDLOST said...

love that song! congrats on being saucy!!

San said...

Hey! I like that! ;) thanks for this insight - and have a saucy week ahead!

mommy4life said...

Holding back is sometimes detrimental to relationships and our health. Thanks for reminding us!

jennifersusan said...

Congrats on being a saucy blog!
I love John Mayer and Mellencamp too!!!

Preston said...

I like John Mayer too but he sort of has the stigma that the Carpenter's had in the 70's--everyone listened to them but no one admitted it. :)

Paula said...

I was blog jumping and found yours today. WOW thanks. Sometimes I don't always stop to hear the lyrics or many other things. Thanks for showing me how important that is!

Ali said...

I used to have a John Mellencamp scrapbook when I was a teenager in the '80s! Congrats on being saucy!

Vickie said...

I am starting to warm up to John Mayer. Nice song.

Congrats on your blog being Suacy.