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Sunday, February 13, 2011

You Can't Win ~ Michael Jackson

I have seven posts in draft status right now. And no drive to finish them. One is finished but it is waiting on a picture.

I have a second post in "draft" status about why the first post is waiting on a picture. That one is waiting on me.

And me is currently unable to finish a post.

Except this one.

Today I was channel surfing and BET was showing "The Wiz." I happened across it just as Michael Jackson was singing, "You Can't Win."

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This song gives me major flashbacks from driving to and from my job when I lived in Illinois and worked in St. Louis.

Having my marriage fall apart was rough. To put it mildly. And on that drive when I was stressed or upset, nothing made it all seem okay quite like, "You Can't Win" blaring through my car speakers. I blared it a lot.

How twisted is it that a song entitled, "You Can't Win" cheers me up?

It has a happy beat, but more than that it is the message.  Bizarre right?

To me, the song said, this is your life now. And you can't win. Can't beat it, can't change it. So just accept it. Now sing at the top of your lungs and dance.

Sidenote: I can't watch The Wiz because it gives me the heebie jeebies but I love "You Can't Win" and "Ease On Down the Road."

1 comment:

  1. Girl I know you don't miss those drives from IL to St. Louis. Its dumb traffic EVERYDAY! St. Louis people can not, I repeat, CAN NOT drive. If it sprinkles, there is traffic! If a cop pulls someone over, there is traffic!

    Its funny how you got that meaning out of that song. It is true. Life is life. You just gotta handle it the best you can because it may change, but probably not RIGHT now, like we would like! A truth I have realized the older I have gotten!