January 31, 2012

Journey to the Past

 The video version sounds a little funky so here's another version:

Aaliyah - "Journey to the Past" Anastasia 1997


Heart, don't fail me now
Courage, don't desert me
Don't turn back
Now that we're here
People always say
Life is full of choices
No one ever mentions fear
Or how a road can seem so long
How the world can seem so vast
Courage see me through
Heart I'm trusting you
On this journey...to the past

Somewhere down this road
I know someone's waiting
Years of dreams
Just can't be wrong
Arms will open wide
I'll be safe and wanted
Finally home where I belong
Well, starting here, my life begins
Starting now, I'm learning fast
Courage see me through
Heart I'm trusting you
On this journey...to the past

Heart don't fail me now
Courage don't desert me
Home, Love, Family
There was once a time
I must have had them too
Home, Love, Family
I will never be complete
Until I find you...

One step at a time
One hope, then another
Who knows where
This road may go
Back to who I was
On to find my future
Things my heart still
Needs to know
Yes let this be a sign
Let this road be mine
Let it lead me to my past
Courage see me through
Heart I'm trusting you
To bring me home...
At last
At last

Courage see me through
Heart I'm trusting you

When this song came out I had no idea about it. It wasn't until Aaliyah passed away and everyone was playing her music everywhere that I got acquainted with it. I quickly fell in love and learned all the words. Recently I've fallen in love with it all over again. I'll admit I've even cried listening to this song. I can relate to the lyrics and sentiment of the song. Of course, my life is nothing like Anastasia's - I'm not just finding out that I'm a princess or anything lol. But I do know what it feels like to be lost, disconnected and questioning everything around you. This song is about a person that is lost and rediscovering themselves...kinda like me. I'm trying to make sense of myself and see where I fit into things. Most of the time I feel like I don't know where home is, I'm stuck contemplating who it is I really am and who I am becoming. This journey called life will show me where I belong. We just have to wait and see...

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