Monday, October 5, 2009

Ever The Same

So kids love music. Dakin is no exception. I love music myself, and am trying to give Dakin a good base in different types of music. We listen to a lot of classical, as I am a big proponent of that type of music making your child smarter, especially the Mozart. I hope Dakin grows up to love the harmony and counterpoint of Mozart, the raw emotion of Rachmaninoff and the beauty of Opera.

But we can't have that all the time, right? When that gets tired, we go to his favorite music--Elvis! He loves it! Whenever "Teddy Bear" comes on, he gets a huge smile on his face. He seems to like Lil' Wayne too, to my horror.

We sing a lot--we have a whole playlist of songs that I'll sing to him while he's going to sleep or while we are cuddling. "You'll Be In My Heart," "The Last Unicorn," "Inchworm" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water" are some of my favorites. We have a secret one too, that no one but us knows--it's an older song that I just love.

I have been trying to get him interested in Matchbox Twenty--they're my favorite group and my heart will just break if he chooses someone else over them. Rob Thomas, the lead singer fot Matchbox Twenty, has done some solo work, and one of my favorite songs of his is "Ever the Same"--I really feel like it represents the relationship Dakin and I have. Here are the lyrics:

We were drawn from the weeds
We were brave like soldiers
Falling down under the pale moonlight
You were holding to me
Like a someone broken
And I couldn't tell you but I'm telling you now
Just let me hold you while you're falling apart
Just let me hold you and we'll both fall down

Fall on me
Tell me everything you want me to be
Forever with you forever in me
Ever the same

We would stand in the wind
We were free like water
Flowing down
Under the warmth of the sun
Now it's cold and we're scared
And we've both been shaken
Hey, look at us
Man, this doesn't need to be the end
Just let me hold you while you're falling apart
Just let me hold you and we'll both fall down

Fall on me tell me everything you want me to be
Forever with you
Forever in me
Ever the same

Call on me
I'll be there for you and you'll be there for me
Forever it's you
Forever in me
Ever the same

You may need me there
To carry all your weight
But you're no burden I assure
You tide me over
With a warmth I'll not forget
But I can only give you love

Fall on me tell me everything you want me to be
Forever with you
Forever in me
Ever the same
Call on me
I'll be there for you and you'll be there for me
Forever it's you
Forever in me
Ever the same
Forever with you
Forever in me
Ever the same

I love this song. If you get a chance, listen to it. It helps assure me that no matter what happens, we will always be the same--Mommy and Daddy and Dakin, no matter what.

2 comments:

TMI Tara said...

I've never paid attention to the lyrics before -- I love it! Do you care if I share this on Sing to Me Saturday on kidz sometime?

Valerie said...

I love Rob Thomas and this is definitely one of my favorites of his!