Wednesday, July 12, 2006

i'm having a private party

in honor of my quarter of a century birthday, i share with you the lyrics of the song i've been listening to on repeat all day. it's by india arie.

I’m having a private party
Ain’t no body here but me, my angels, and my guitar
singin’ baby look how far we’ve come here
I’m havin’ a private party
Learning how to love me
Celebrating the woman I’ve become

yeah I tried to call my mother, but She didn’t get where I was going
I called my boyfriend and he said Call me back a little later baby
I hung up the phone, I felt so alone Started to feel a little pity
That’s when I realized that I Gotta find the joy inside of me

I’m gonna take off all my clothes Look at myself in the mirror
We’re gonna have a conversation We’re gonna heal the disconnection
I don’t remember when it started But this is where it’s gonna end
My body is beautiful and sacred And I’m gonna celebrate it

I’m having a private party
Ain’t no body here but me, my angels, and my guitar
singin’ baby look how far we’ve come here
I’m havin’ a private party
Learning how to love me
Celebrating the woman I’ve become

All my life I’ve been looking for somebody else to make me whole
But I had to learn the hard way true love began with me
This is not ego or vanity I’m just celebrating me
Sometimes I’m alone but never lonely
That’s what I’ve come to realize
I’ve learned to love the quiet moments, the Sunday mornings of life
Where I can reach deep down inside or out into the universe
I can laugh until I cry or I can cry away the hurt
Happy birthday to me Happy birthday to me
Happy birthday Happy birthday to me
Happy birthday to me Happy birthday

I’m having a private party
Ain’t no body here but me, my angels, and my guitar
singin’ baby look how far we’ve come here
I’m havin’ a private party
Learning how to love me
Celebrating the woman I’ve become


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6 comments:

Jess said...

Happy happy bithday!! Do something fun...besides your husband.

James Wood said...

happy b-day, beemay!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday!!! :) I've never heard the song... going to look it up on Napster now.

LoriLoo310 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Now you must celebrate this wonderful age with a margarita and fancy fruit tart. Make your husband give a massage,then see where the night leads.

Mrs. Andrea Wood said...

Happy anniversary of you! I wish I could come party with you! Start havin' a good time and we will join you when we get there!

tabitha jane said...

hey we are both 1/4 century old now.

i don't know about you, but i don't feel any different.