Monday, May 19, 2008

AFFIRMATION


I love SAVAGEGARDEN and one of their albums I really like is “AFFIRMATION”. Most mornings on my way to work, I listen to the album and it helps set the mood for my day.
The first song in the album-Affirmation, from which the album gets its name is one of my favs. The lyrics of the song makes a lot of sense though I don’t agree with all the beliefs.

Here are the lyrics of the song. I’ll like to know which you agree with and those you don’t.


AFFIRMATION

I believe the sun should never set upon an argument
I believe we place our happiness in other people's hands
I believe that junk food tastes so good because it's bad for you
I believe your parents did the best job they knew how to do
I believe that beauty magazines promote low self-esteem
I believe I'm loved when I'm completely by myself alone

I believe in karma what you give is what you get returned
I believe you can't appreciate real love till you've been burned
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side
I believe you don't know what you've got until you say goodbye
I believe you can't control or choose your sexuality
I believe that trust is more important than monogamy
I believe your most attractive features are your heart and soul
I believe that family is worth more than money or gold
I believe the struggle for financial freedom is unfair
I believe the only ones who disagree are millionaires

I believe in karma what you give is what you get returned
I believe you can't appreciate real love till you've been burned
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side
I believe you don't know what you've got until you say goodbye
I believe forgiveness is the key to your unhappiness
I believe that wedded bliss negates the need to be undressed
I believe that God does not endorse TV evangelists
I believe in love surviving death into eternity
I believe in karma what you give is what you get returned
I believe you can't appreciate real love till you've been burned
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side
I believe you don't know what you've got until you say goodbye

23 comments:

darkelcee said...

what do i get for been first on ur blog, my Princess? lol

darkelcee said...

i strongly agree with.....

"the sun should never set upon an argument
your parents did the best job they knew how to do
grass is no more greener on the other side
you don't know what you've got until you say goodbye
your most attractive features are your heart and soul
that family is worth more than money or gold
the struggle for financial freedom is unfair"

i dont agree with some and i somewhat agree with others.

Mommy said...

Darkelcee...Mcheeeewwwww... What you doing here on a Monday?

I am officially second. :0)

I strongly strongly agree with this:
"I believe that family is worth more than money or gold."

How was the weekend now?

Tears said...

I love these guys...kinda thot they were four, oh well!
i agree with mommys line the most too "I believe that family is worth more than money or gold."
thnx for coming by!
xx

AlooFar said...

Let me pretend I didn't read your comment on my post. Me? LaiLai O!!!

I will be certified a good writer as soon as i start out-writing you.

Thanks very much.

;)

Ms Sula said...

I strongly strongly agree with these:

"I believe in Karma what you give is what you get returned"
"I believe trust is more important than monogamy"
"I believe your most attractive features are your heart and your soul"

I am really struggling with this one:
"I believe we place our happiness in other people's hands"
As in, is that what we should do to be happy? Or is that why we are so unhappy? I am trying to understand.

Didn't know them. But the lyrics are good.

C'est La Vie said...

I believe that family is worth more than money or gold

anonymous gal said...

im in love wit savage garden. i love 2 beds and a coffee machine. to bad they had to break up.

Carlang said...

I would have yelled that i'm in love with Savage Garden too but somehow it doesnt sound as nice when it;s coming from a guy talking about his feelings for some other guys..
So...

Yes...
I like them too...

Naija Chickito said...

I believe you can't control or choose your sexuality

emm...this one is controversial.
What I personally believe?....haba, I know want trouble o. Leave me jo!

Smaragd said...

am currently listening to it now!

i love all the words except these lines;
"i believe u cant choose or control ur sexuality,
...trust is more impt than monogamy
...forgiveness is the key to ur unhappiness
...wedded bliss negates the need to be undressed
...God does not endorse TV evangelists...lol(now that's funny)"


"truly,madly,deeply" is one of my best savage garden songs.

one more thing in common princessa mia. muah!

Olamild said...

I love the lyrics

Aphrodite said...

"I believe in karma what you give is what you get returned"

Absolutely true.

I updated o, i need ur advice on my blog sharpish.

LG said...

my favs:
"I believe your most attractive features are your heart and soul
"I believe in karma what you give is what you get returned (I preach it)

lol!!!@
"I believe that junk food tastes so good because it's bad for you
"I believe the only ones who disagree are millionaires

not sure abt....
"I believe I'm loved when I'm completely by myself alone
"I believe you can't control or choose your sexuality

prisco, u for upload am for us na?
how body?

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

Just checking in. Haven't heard Savage Garden...

Andy said...

Savage Garden .....hmmmm. Really have some qualms with a number of the lines.
Not really my kettle of fish!

cally-waffybabe said...

you and your weird love of rock music...can't count how many times your blog has woken my daughter up lol.

please girl, check your mail today. it has that info for that hair appointment.

stay cool

xxx

NikkiSab said...

True words!!!! I like d group and dia love songs.....oh de got dem songs well and even d videos. But some yrs ago i tot i saw d dark hair guy singing alone..hmmm.....
Wats shaking princessa? How work going?

ejura said...

"I believe I'm loved when I'm completely by myself alone" What does this mean?

Hi gurl! How body?

OluwaDee said...

I believe you don't know what you've got until you say goodbye.

Cos wen we loose smtn, we av time 2 reflect n miss the thing/person. Sometimes we r lucky 2 get a second chance with that person/thing.

I believe the sun should never set upon an argument

better settle an argument ASAP.

I "don't" believe we place our happiness in other people's hands.

My happiness is in Gods hands, alone.

How u dey?

the genius within said...

'dunno why we have to be burned before appreciating real love'..dunno

i dont believe 2 verses of a song should have repetitive lines/words.LOL

av a good week..tk cre
So is the media industry an interesting one? pls fill me in ..thanks

princesa said...

Sorry guys, i took so late to reply ur comments.

@darkel, i owe you one big hug when we see, no worry.I agree wuth the ones you agree with too.

@mommy, family is all we really have. How you dey?

@tears, Four? As long as i can remember they've been two.

@aloofar, flattery dude! Am so blushing here o!

@ms. sula, i think what that line means is that, we place our happiness in the hands of people which is not right. We care too much about the opinion of others than what we really want.

@cest la vie, of cos!

@anonymousgal, they broke up?? I didnt hear of that! Two beds and a cofee machine is one of my favs too.

@carlang, that shows you are a romantic guy. Still in love with me? we should get together o,lol!

@naijachickito, i agree its controversial too. Personally i believe that we can control/choose our sexuality. If no be God i for be lesbian sef(there i said it,lol!)

@smaragd, my sis i never had!I also love Truly, madly deeply. How have u been dear?

@olamild, glad you do!

@aphrodite, yea karma is real. I don reach ur side this morning.

@LG, Maybe i'll upload it later.

@soloD,seriously? You havnt heard of Savage Garden?? Which kain music you dey listen to then...Apalla??lol!

@andy, so what's ur kettle of fish dude?

@cally, my love for rock isnt weird!!! I have checked, will holla.

@nikki, work is going well babes. How ur side na?

@ejura, i think it means we only learn to love ourselves when we are alone.

@oluwadee, i agree with u girl, most times we don’t appreciate what we have till its gone.

@genius, what they are trying to say is dat, if you have been heartbroken before, you appreciate love much more when you get it.

It's the chorus, i just left it there in the second verse.

Yes, Advertising is very interesting.

Aijay said...

I agree with "I believe your most attractive features are your heart and soul" Very true!