i got the new john mayer cd the other night, despite the fact that it doesn’t drop until tuesday the seventeenth. gotta love the twitter update from john telling all about the leak…most excellent.
i’ve listened to the new album and i personally am really enjoying it thus far throughout my many listening experiences. there is a song called “heartbreak warfare” that i found especially intriguing, though.
once you want it to begin, no one ever really wins, it’s heartbreak warfare/if you want more love, why don’t you say so? if you want more love, why don’t you say so?/drop his name, push it in and twist the knife again/watch my face as i pretend to feel no pain, pain, pain/clouds of sulfur in the air, bombs are falling everywhere, it’s heartbreak warfare/once you want it to being, no one ever really wins, it’s heartbreak warfare/if you want more love, why don’t you say so? if you want more love, why don’t you say so? just say so/how come the only way to know how high you get me is to see how far i fall?/god only knows how much i love you if you let me, but i can’t break through at all/it’s a heartbreak/i don’t care if we don’t sleep at all tonight, let’s just fix this whole thing now/i swear to god we’re gonna get it right, if you lay your weapon down…
i love good lyrics. i’m such a sucker for them…well, not just good lyrics, but for john mayer in general.
the last part of that lyric was something i felt like i was really able to identify with last night/into this morning; fixing a problem, getting things right again where they need to be, and laying down weapons of pride and self-interest. it feels so good when two people can just talk about things while having open minds about a situation (or many situations, for that matter).
i’m a person that takes words very seriously and holds them to heart, so when things like the above happen, it’s big.
people get so heated sometimes. it’s natural, really. just instinct i suppose one could say. but what happens when you slow things down and reflect and put thought into your emotions and words? what a change.
conflict seems pretty natural too, doesn’t it? i hate arguing. it gets frustrating when both parties think that their side is right, too. i mean honestly, who wants to admit defeat? who wants to say “i’m wrong” in a situation?
sometimes it is just necessary to step back from things in my opinion. time heals all things, right? at least that’s what they say. distance, not just physical, but also emotional, mental, and even verbal, can be good in cases such as this. when allotting a kind of distance, one can realize the extent of the conflict, whether it be great or petty, and one can also make oneself aware of any other feelings that may or may not be floating around the situation. objectivity most certainly is key here, because pointing fingers won’t get anyone anywhere anytime fast.
reconciliation between two persons just takes any looming interpersonal problem that is over your head and it just makes that seemingly ominous cloud of frustration dissipate into nothingness…it’s awesome.
it’s so important finding and returning to a common ground. it makes me really happy knowing that something that was broken was able to be fixed, and hopefully that’s something permanent that won’t need to be repaired again anytime soon.