Thursday, March 5, 2015

Bob Seger - Like a Rock #MusicVideo #dianamarysharpton

Bob Seger
Introduction
“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”
~ John Lennon

Today was a snow day, one in many lately, so you would think "easy day"... right? Yes and no, let me explain why. My demons came knocking and it took a few hours but guess what I was able to give them the middle finger and walk away. Very little blood this time and I feel good about who I am, what I have overcome, and where I am going.

I no longer accept blame without justification, allow disrespect without retort, accept manipulation to cloud the issues or truth without a personal commitment on speaking out concerning facts and finally I will not beat myself up for any of the above. God is good and I am fine!!!

This said it is Rock and Roll time. Music is a language and these are my words for tonight. The artist I have chosen is none other than Robert Clark "Bob" Seger (born May 6, 1945) who is also a favorite of mine. His music is hard-hitting rock, which speaks to the everyday person and their emotions. A singer-songwriter, guitarist, and pianist, Bob is from the great state of Michigan USA and the song is title “Like a Rock”. The video is excellent as well.

"Like A Rock"
Stood there boldly
Sweatin' in the sun
Felt like a million
Felt like number one
The height of summer
I'd never felt that strong
Like a rock

I was eighteen
Didn't have a care
Working for peanuts
Not a dime to spare
But I was lean and
Solid everywhere
Like a rock

My hands were steady
My eyes were clear and bright
My walk had purpose
My steps were quick and light
And I held firmly
To what I felt was right
Like a rock

Like a rock, I was strong as I could be
Like a rock, nothin' ever got to me
Like a rock, I was something to see
Like a rock

And I stood arrow straight
Unencumbered by the weight
Of all these hustlers and their schemes
I stood proud, I stood tall
High above it all
I still believed in my dreams

Twenty years now
Where'd they go?
Twenty years
I don't know
Sit and I wonder sometimes
Where they've gone

And sometimes late at night
When I'm bathed in the firelight
The moon comes callin' a ghostly white
And I recall
I recall

Like a rock. standin' arrow straight
Like a rock, chargin' from the gate
Like a rock, carryin' the weight
Like a rock

Like a rock, the sun upon my skin
Like a rock, hard against the wind
Like a rock, I see myself again

Like a rock

Whoosh!!! It is all just perfect and right! The video was uploaded on YOUTUBE, Jun 12, 2008 by jonny1214

Thank you for your continued support. I pray you are having a blessed evening or morning. Remember music is a language and these are my thoughts tonight.

Peace and Love Always Diana
xxx

References:
1.)   Photograph: https://www.rockhall.com/10-essential-bob-seger-songs
2.)  Video: Bob Seger - Like a Rock ( Music Video ); https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keIvA2wSPZc\
3.) Lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bobseger/likearock.html