Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Easy As Life ~ Tina Turner





All I have to do is to pretend I never knew him
On those very rare occasions when he steals into my heart
Better to have lost him when the ties were barely binding


lyrics from the song

Easy As Life . . . from Aida

performed by Tina Turner




Easy as Life | Tina Turner
from Elton John and Tim Burton's Aida







Lyrics

This is the moment when the gods expect me
To beg for help but I won't even try
I want nothing in this world but myself to protect me
But I won't lie down, roll over and die
All I have to do is to forget how much I love him
All I have to do is put my longing to one side
Tell myself that love's an ever-changing situation
Passion would have cooled and all the magic would have died
It's easy, it's easy

All I have to do is to pretend I never knew him
On those very rare occasions when he steals into my heart
Better to have lost him when the ties were barely binding
Better the contempt of the familiar cannot start
It's easy, It's easy

Until I think about him as he was when I last touched him
And how he would have been were I to be with him today
Those very rare occasions don't let up they keep on coming
All I ever wanted and I'm throwing it away
It's easy, it's easy as life

But then I see the faces of a worn, defeated people
A father and a nation who won't let a coward run
Is this how the gods reward the faithful through the ages ?
Forcing us to prove the hardest things we've done
Are easy
So easy

And though I'll think about him 'til the earth draws in around me
And though I choose to leave him for another kind of love
This is no denial, no betrayal but redemption
Redeemed in my own eyes and in the pantheon above
It's easy
It's easy as life
It's easy as life
It's easy as life



This song speaks to me in so many ways and got me thinking in a particular direction . . . regrets in life. I'm the type of adventurous person who has few regrets since I always have done exactly what I've wanted to do. Even those adventures that proved to be utter failures are so precious to me.

Then there are regrets of the romantic kind that remained relatively unexplored for one reason or another . . . fate and destiny . . . for some reason, my choices were as they were and the circumstances were as they were at different times of my life. All of this jibberish probably means nothing to anyone but me except to say that at different stages of my life, I often think
what if . . . we've all been to the Land of What If at one point or another in our lives, it is human nature.

Once again, a song moves me along a certain thought process . . . "
Is this how the gods reward the faithful through the ages? Forcing us to prove the hardest things we've done . . . "



2 comments:

LLnL said...

Love that picture at the top. Are these your pictures? If so how do you master all these talents? You seem to do it all. Sometimes I feel like a Jack of a few trades, a master of none.

I'm not discouraged about it because I see that with practice, education and commitment you improve over time. Still I feel humbled to start writing before I have improve my grammar and spelling, much less developed a style. I love to dance but I have lost that I don't imagine getting back into it. I would love to learn new skills like drawing, but this blog requires so much education in itself that I want to be slow to add new things.

Sorry for the ramble, but I get inspired by your blogs.

Gina Alfani said...

All my spare time is spent learning new things and my first love is graphic arts, which I have been learning for the past seven years. Some of what you see is my work, some is a combination of existing graphics that I put my touches on.

The greatest compliment you could give me is to say that my blogs have inspired you . . . thank you so much :)

You should not be discouraged!! Your blogs are among my favorites . . . add things as you are comfortable with them.