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Monday, October 13, 2008

You Can't Lose Something You Never Had

Last week Sunday I attended my first MJB concert. If I say she gave an amazing performance I would be understating the FANTASTIC, FIERCE, FABOLOUS performance she gave. (I am officially an MJB fan for life...not that I don’t have all of her albums already.)

While waiting in line, my friend commenced a conversation with the couple in front of us about the subjects of Mary's songs. Not to my surprise, the guy says "she writes songs for the ladies...and that gets on my nerves sometimes."

Well that is right Mr. X!
She says the things that we don't want to hear but need to.
Thanks Mary.

For example, the lyrics from her song The Love I Never Had. When I tell you these lyrics hit home, I mean they rocked me to the core. She had a point. Sometimes we are so distracted by other emotions we don't even realize it...but you can't lose something you never had.

You know sometimes

There comes a time in your life

When you love something

You got to let it go

And even though

You might feel there's still something there

You have to wake up

Stop leaving in a dream

Cause it's over now

You got to think about you

I have always wondered why

Why I can't live without you babe

And I'm longing to be your lady

I understand that you are leaving

Please don't live here without me baby

Cause I think I might go insane

Cause everybody needs someone to love

And I know that it's true

And I know that it's you

I don't understand

Why you can't be my man

So I better wake up

Stop living in a dream

Yes I better wake up

Cause I can't lose the love I never had

Yeah I better wake up

As painful as it seems

Yes I better wake up

I can not lose the love I never had.

- Mary J Blige

Try to keep this in mind ladies!
Peace :)


Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

so no pics? booooooooooooooooo

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...
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Courvoisier said...

Sorry about torrance boo...
I had a hard time finding the video performance.

IntrospectiveGoddess said...

*sigh* yes so very very true, its time to wake up, yeah this post was speaking to me

Anonymous said...

I don't find her that great in concert, she awiight.

Anonymous said...

As a guy, I can agree with the fact that she writes for the ladies, but I can also say that when listening to her stuff, I see it as a lesson on what NOT to do with a female. Granted all women are diff and some havent been thru the pain like Ms. Blige has, but the emotions she sings about are so real and raw, even as a guy, youd have to have a heart of stone to not sympathize with that.