Wednesday, May 25, 2011

land of the loving

music by david benoit
interpreted by dianne reeves

deep in your eyes is a promise
love can be ours if we want it
starting tonight ev'ry dream i ever knew
here in your arms i'm believing
fin'lly my life has a meaning of its own
here in the land of loving i am home

i was alone in the city
searchin' for someone to find me
cold empty nights and a million strangers' eyes
here in your arms i'm beginning
to leave behind all the loneliness i knew
here in the land of loving there is you...

in this simple room magic is made
though the world seems unchanged
leave the lights on i'm a little afraid
this might be just a sweet dream...

deep in the night love is growing
though i had no way of knowing
that when i found you i found ev'rything I need
here in your love i'll be staying
fin'lly my life won't be living all alone
here in the land of the loving i am home...


i have learned that no matter what pains and heartaches you go through, as the proverbial saying goes, there will always be light at the end of the dark tunnel.... a reward for all the sacrifices... a million of things to be happy about for every sadness and tear that fell... and if you're lucky, a true and genuine love waiting with open arms in the land of the loving...

sometimes love comes to us in the most unexpected time, ways, or places. and yes, at times when you have already come to terms with yourself and gathered all your senses to realize that you do not need love in your life to really be happy. romantic love, that is. when it seems that the love of family and friends are more than enough to fill your cup of emptiness, it suddenly overflows with more love than you ever expected and are ready for.

God teaches in the most unique of ways... at times He wants us to accept harsh realities of life first before He gives us what we deserve. as long as we are still stubborn and hardheaded, we will commit the same mistakes over and over again until we learn. we have to be broken into pieces first, before we can be whole again. but, putting back all the shattered pieces of yourself will not be an easy task. you can only do this if you have truly learned.

i have loved this song almost my entire life... and i never thought i would fully understand what it says until now. now i can say i am finally home...

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