Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Music . . . er . . . "Monday"

Today's music is brought to you by Eric Proffitt, a man who not only wishes the world was different, but is actually working for it. I first heard You Are Mine on KZION, and it immediately became one of the top members of my short list.

This song accurately captures what marriage is for me . . . which is wonderful. (Both marriage and how this song portrays it.) As a writer and musician with small children (a full time job!), I don't have the opportunity right now to make much of my own music, or write much more than this blog. When I find things that speak to my experience and feelings, they are precious. This music really shows the shelter a strong marriage can be, the underpinning friendship and love, and the commitment that holds the whole thing together when we each have our more "human" moments/periods/eras. We're such dual beings--on one side our spouses have all of the positive, good, and lovable traits that hook us in the first place, and on the other, plenty of traits which (had we known beforehand) might have made us think twice (or more times than we did originally ;o) . . .

To listen, go to Eric's website, and click on the dark pink player that floats near the top right corner of the pages. (It's sufficiently subtle that I didn't see it for several page loads.) You'll need to click the "back" button a few times to find You Are Mine, and it starts out good and loud, so be prepared.


You Are Mine
~Eric Proffitt (Many thanks to Eric for the permission to reprint his lyrics here.)


Forever
could never be long enough
to be with you.
Together
we'll build on what's strong in us
to see us through.
The lows and the highs
as each day falls and rises
my life's sweet surprise has
been you.

You are my springtime rain
and you are my summer sunshine
my calm in the hurricane
you are mine

Thousands of yesterdays
have brought you to me.
I know, I know, I know
every moment was meant to be.
Tomorrow has yet to be seen;
let's make it as great as our yesterday's been
together.

You are my springtime rain
and you are my summer sunshine
my calm in the hurricane
you are mine

Today may be quite a climb
the elements combine
but we'll rise above
the storms that we'll find
I chose this
to do this
committed to this

You are my springtime rain
and you are my summer sunshine
my calm in the hurricane
you are mine . . .

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