Mellifluous – I’ve gotta!

Posted: September 24, 2010 in Mellifluous

i graduated from 8th grade with a D+ grade average. The words of my teachers to my parents were that i would never make it through high school. Today’s song reminded me of that and the many other things that i have been told were impossible. When my children were younger we had a can, that we called the “Can Do” can. Every time any of us were caught saying, “i can’t do that” we had to make a contribution to the “Can Do” can. Today i can do all things because of the God who lives inside of me and not just a determined mind, will and emotions.

Growing up with an alcoholic father and a co-dependant mother i had to fend for myself much of my life from 5th grade on. Without really knowing it i learned the concept of being a “Can Do” person. By 5th grade i had declared that i would have a life that would be different from the one i was experiencing every day. All things being possible i GRADUATED from high school in the top 10% of my class.

Today’s song is supposed to be about finding peace and indirectly that is what i was doing by believing that i “Can Do.” For me this song is about doing the impossible. It’s also about relationships. Growing up without a father, mother, husband, wife, relationship example, i pretty much determined that i didn’t need anyone. That is until i saw Ann Marie for the first time. Another impossible! She was from one side of the tracks and i from the other. We’re celebrating 38 years and she has made relationships possible for me in more ways than just husband and wife. She is my best friend. With God and her on my side i have peace of mind and all things remain possible for me.

i have two verses for this individual. The first, Zechariah 2:13 Quiet, everyone! Shh! Silence before God. Something’s afoot in his holy house. He’s on the move! The second comes at the end of the post.

13 – I Gotta Find Peace Of Mind (Album Version)

I gotta find peace of mind
I know another cord…
I gotta find peace of mind
See, this what that voice in your head says
When you try to get peace of mind…
I gotta find peace of mind, I gotta find peace of mind
He says it’s impossible, but I know it’s possible
He says it’s impossible, but I know it’s possible
He says there’s no me without him, please help me forget about him
He takes all my energy, trapped in my memory
Constantly holding me, constantly holding me
I need to tell you all, all the pain he’s caused, mmmm
I need to tell I’m, I’m undone because, mmmm

To finally be in love, and know the real meaning of
A lasting relationship, not based on ownership
I trust every part of you, cuz all that I… All that you say you do
You love me despite myself, sometimes I fight myself
I just can’t believe that you, would have anything to do
With someone so insecure, someone so immature
Oh you inspire me, to be the higher me
You made my desire pure, you made my desire pure
Just tell me what to say, I can’t find the words to say
Please don’t be mad with me, I have no identity
All that I’ve known is gone, all I was building on
I don’t wanna walk with you, how do I talk to you
Touch my mouth with your hands, touch my mouth with your hands
Oh I wanna understand, the meaning of your embrace
I know now I have to face, the temptations of my past
Please don’t let me disgrace, where my devotion lays
Now that I know the truth, now that it’s no excuse
Keeping me from your love, what was I thinking of?
Holding me from your love, what was I thinking of?
You are my peace of mind, that old me is left behind
You are my peace of mind, that old me is left behind
He says it’s impossible, but I know it’s possible
He says it’s improbable, but I know it’s tangeable
He says it’s not grabbable, but I know it’s haveable
Cuz anything’s possible, oh anything is possible
Please come free my mind, please come meet my mind
Can you see my mind, oh
Won’t you come free my mind?

Oh I know it’s possible
Anything, anything, anything, anything, anything, yeeey
Anything, anything, anything, anything, yeeey
Anything, anything, anything, anything, anything, yeeey
Oh free! Free, free, free your mind
Free, free your mind… free, free your mind
Free, free, free, free your mind
Oh, it’s so possible, oh it’s so possible
I’m telling you it’s possible, I’m telling you it’s possible
Free, free… free, free… free, free… get free now
Free, free… free, free, free, free… free, free

What a joy it is to be alive
To get another chance, yeah
Everyday’s another chance
To get it right this time
Everyday’s another chance
Oh what a merciful, merciful, merciful God
Oh what a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful God

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two are better than one, because they have a good [more satisfying] reward for their labor; For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie down together, then they have warmth; but how can one be warm alone? And though a man might prevail against him who is alone, two will withstand him. A threefold cord is not quickly broken. When these words are experienced in the right relationships… then we will find peace.


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