A Song For Saturday

I like the weekends again.  There was a time when I didn’t, a time when I hated having so much unscheduled time on my hands.  That was back when I constantly needed to be propped up by other people and therefore I was never more than a few inches away from my phone.  Facebook, Twitter, email and text messages from caring friends and family members sustained me in the days when I couldn’t eat.  And I am so grateful for the support they provided until I could make it on my own.

For a few days I’ve been toying with the idea of posting a song on Saturdays… something uplifting for anyone who might be struggling through the weekend.  That was my intention today.  However, I got a little sidetracked and stumbled upon this video.  The words hit me pretty hard… the music brought back memories of riding in my mom’s Citation and listening to Kenny Rogers and Dottie West sing this song on Kenny’s Duets cassette.  I liked the song back then, but I was too young to get it.  I get it now.

So, for my first (last?? let me know what you think of this idea) Saturday Song, I chose Til I Can Make It On My Own.  The song was written by Tammy Wynette, who sang D-I-V-O-R-C-E.  The video below features Martina McBride, and the lyrics are below that.  I’m sorry this isn’t quite so uplifting, although it does offer some hope in the third verse.  I think we’ve all been there…

“I’ll need time to get you off my mind
And I may sometimes bother you, try to be in touch with you
Even ask too much of you from time to time
Now and then, Lord, you know I’ll need a friend
‘Til I get used to losin’ you let me keep on usin’ you,
‘Til I can make it on my own

I’ll get by but no matter how I try
There’ll be times you know I’ll call
Chances are my tears will fall
And I’ll have no pride at all from time to time
But they say “Oh, there’ll be a brighter day”
But ’til then I’ll lean on you, that’s all I mean to do,
‘Til I can make it on my own

Surely someday I’ll look up and see the morning sun
Without another lonely night behind me
Then I’ll know I’m over you and all my cryin’s done
No more hurtin’ memories can find me

But ’til then, Lord, you know I’m gonna need a friend
‘Til I get used to losin’ you, let me keep on usin’ you
‘Til I can make it on my own
‘Til I can make it on my own”

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2 comments on “A Song For Saturday

  1. backonmyown says:

    Beautiful song. Martina does it well.

    I love music so a Saturday song sounds great to me!

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