Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Long before Lacey on American Idol sang Brandi Carlile's "The Story", I played it for my husband. Years ago I told him my favorite singer sang the perfect song to describe how I felt about him. To this day the words are fitting, and even more so than they were. I will share them with you.

"All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I've been
And how I got to where
I am
But these stories don't mean anything
When you've got no one to tell them to It's true...
I was made for you
I climbed across the mountain tops
Swam all across the ocean blue
I crossed all the lines and
I broke all the rules But baby
I broke them all for you
Because even when
I was flat broke
You made me feel like a million bucks
Yeah you do and I was made for you
You see the smile that's on my mouth
Is hiding the words that don't come out
And all of my friends who think that I'm blessed
They don't know my head is a mess
No, they don't know who I really am
And they don't know what I've been through
but you do And I was made for you...

To me music is so much more than just a steady beat. I love the lyrics, the instruments, then entire package that brings a really good song to life. My aunt text me tonight that the song "Hang", on my playlist is here favorite. Great minds think alike, because it's a song you sometimes have to search for.

Anyway, I just thought I would share. The above song is the very first "I love you" song I played for my husband, and I still smile when I hear it. It's a complicated song, but it deals with complicated emotions.


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Kathrine said...

Jennifer, your daughter is doing a great job, and I really admire her. I'm in Norway, but I'd like to make a contribution to her Smile Boxes. What's the best way of doing this?

Cjengo said...

Thank you so much!!! You can paypal, or mail to Emily's Smile Boxes 15641 Landing Creek Lane Roanoke, TX 76262

kate c said...

Jenn - I listened to that Brandi Carlile album over & over the first week my son was in the NICU.. just laid in my bed & cried. Unfortunately I can't listen to it without bringing back a flood of sad memories... such a great album & I love that song.