Motivational Music Monday-Trying to Find a Balance

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Curve ball, curve ball, curve ball.

Life plays those games with you, just like baseball, throwing you a curve ball. Sometimes the game goes warp speed and baseball turns to dodge ball. Now you have to avoid getting hit instead of trying to catch it.

Lately that has been happening to me, and to people close to me too. From breaking up, to being reckless, to almost dying, to new people coming into my life, and theirs.

All you can do is try to find a balance. Weigh what works for you, what is meaningful, and what will help you progress.

I honestly feel that if you don’t follow your intuition, then you are likely to get hit.

This one goes out to a few loved ones, who are dealing with that struggle, working towards a brighter future. I believe in you! ❤ ❤ ❤

“Trying To Find A Balance”-Atmosphere

[Slug:]
They love the taste of blood
Now I don’t know what that means, but I know that I mean it
Maybe they’re as evil as they seem
Or maybe I only look out the window when it’s scenic
“Atmosphere finally made a good record.”
Yeah right, that shit almost sounds convincing
The last time I felt as sick and contradictive as this
Was the last time we played a show in Cinnci’
“Get real.” they tell me
If only they knew how real this life really gets
They would stop acting like a silly bitch
They would respect the cock whether or not they believed in it
Doesn’t take much and that’s messed up
Because these people do a lot of simple shit to impress us
While everyone was trying to out-do the last man
I was just a ghost trying to catch sony’s pac man
Hello ma’am, would you be interested
In some sexual positions and emotional investments
See, I’m not insane, in fact I’m kind of rational
When I be askin’, “Yo, where did all the passion go? ”
East coast, West coast, down South, Midwest
Nowadays everybody knows how to get fresh
Somebody give me a big yes (YES!)
God Bless America, but she stole the B from “Bless” (And kept it)
Now I’m too fucked up to dance
So I’m a sit with my hand down the front of my pants
You can’t achieve your goals if you don’t take that chance
So go pry open that trunk and get those amps (You know!)[Chorus: x2]
In the days of Kings and Queens I was a jester
Treat me like a God, or they treat me like a leper
You see me move back and forth between both
I’m trying to find a balance
I’m trying to build a balance

[Slug:]
So now I keep a close eye on my pets
Because they make most of they moves off of instinct and sense
It’s eat, sleep, fuck, and self defense
So straight you can set your clocks and place bets
Wait, let’s prey on blind, deaf, dumb, dead
Hustle, maybe a couple will love what you said
MC’s drag their feet across a big naked land
With an empty bag of seed and a fake shake of hands
Yeah I got some last words, FUCK ALL Y’ALL!
Stop writin’ raps and go play volleyball
Gotta journey the world in a hurry
Cause my attorney didn’t put enough girls on the jury
Guilty of droppin’ these bombs in the city
But I’m innocent, love is the motive that’s why I’m killing ’em
Guilty of settin’ my fire in all fifty
But I’m innocent, blame it on my equilibrium

[Chorus: x2]
In the days of Kings and Queens I was a jester
Treat me like a God, or they treat me like a leper
You see me move back and forth between both
I’m trying to find a balance
I’m trying to build a balance

I gotta find my balance
I gotta find my balance

[Slug:]
Now all my friends are famous
It’s either one thing or another
They all don’t know what my name is
Probably know both of my brothers
One is a hard workin’ savior
The other’s a hard workin’ soldier
I’m just your next door neighbor
Workin’ hard at tryin’ to stay sober
You wait for the car at the corner
Pretend like you know what the plot is
Won’t quit till I hit California
And make you my Golden State goddess

Motivational Music Monday- Brand New Me

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Alicia Keys-Brand New Me

Don’t be afraid to admit that you are moving forward. There are often times when we want to take people with us. We want them to come along for the journey with you, but what is most important is that you are taking yourself along. That you let go of anything that can/will hold you back/down. From that, you will grow stronger. You will stay weak if you don’t care to worry about your own well being. There are always people willing to see that brand knew you on the other side. It’s kind of like the whole “you win some, you lose some” sort of vibe. Do you and find those people that want to see you shine! The lyrics in this song explain just that…

“Brand New Me”

It’s been a while
I’m not who I was before
You look surprised
Your words don’t burn me anymore
Been meanin’ to tell ya
But I guess it’s clear to see
Don’t be mad
It’s just a brand new kinda me
Can’t be bad
I found a brand new kinda freeCareful with your ego
He’s the one that we should blame
Had to grab my heart back
God knows something had to change
I thought that you’d be happy
I found the one thing I need
Why you mad?
It’s just a brand new kinda me
[another version has some additinal lines:
“Never bad
I found a brand new kinda free.
Ooh…”]

[one version:] It took a long, long time to get here
[another version:] It took a long, long road to get here
It took a brave, brave girl to try
It took one too many excuses, one too many lies
Don’t be surprised, don’t be surprised

[one version:] If I talk a little louder
[another version:] If I walk a little taller
If I speak up when you’re wrong
If I walk a little taller
I’ve been under you too long
If you notice that I’m different
Don’t take it personally
Don’t be mad
It’s just a brand new kinda me
[another version doesn’t have these additinal lines:
“That ain’t bad
I found a brand new kinda free.”]

Ooh, it took a long, long road to get here
It took a brave, brave girl to try
I’ve taken one too many excuses, one too many lies
Don’t be surprised, oh, said, you look surprised

Hey, if you were a friend
You’d wanna get to know me again
If you were worth the while
You’d be happy to see me smile
I’m not expecting sorry
I’m too busy finding myself
I got this
I found me, I found me, yeah

I don’t need your opinion
I’m not waiting for your “OK”
I’ll never be perfect,
But at least now I’m brave
I know my heart is open
I can finally breathe
Don’t be mad
It’s just a brand new kinda free
That ain’t bad
I found a brand new kinda me
Don’t be mad
[one version:] It’s a brand new time for me
[another version:] It’s just a brand new time for me

Lyrics from AZlyrics.com

Care about other people, but don’t forget to focus on yourself! Listen to your intuition and let yourself learn what is good for you or what is holding you from reaching your highest potential. You can’t go wrong when you listen to yourself.

<3, JLT/Fluxstruck