Sunday, January 25, 2009

Song of the Week: Lions, Tigers & Bears (Jazmine Sullivan)

Lions, Tigers & Bears - Jazmine Sullivan

The other day, my friend asked me for advice on a new boy she likes. I gave her New Relationship Rule #1:Love freely...Don't bring baggage from past relationships into the new one. It will only start the relationship off with a bad foundation. Just because your last boyfriend cheated, doesn't mean all men do. Plus, you kinda look crazy when you accuse him of dumb shit just because you're afraid he'll hurt you like that last one did.

It's normal to be afraid to get hurt. When you trust someone with your heart and they don't care for it, it's hard to trust again. You learn from your mistakes and it's difficult to ignore what you've learned. But sometimes, it can backfire.

This song is for all those girls who are afraid to fall in love.


I'm not scared of lions and tigers and bears (no I'm not)
But I'm scared of (loving you)
I'm not scared to perform at a sold out affair (that's right)
But I'm scared of (loving you)
Am I the only one who thinks it's an impossible task
Why it don't last? Is that too much to ask?
Why do we love Love,
When Love seems to hate us?

Sorry if I sound so filled with gloom.
You say you care, and I know you do...
But this is from my experience
And my conclusion only makes sense.
Just cause I love you, and you love me
It doesn't mean that we're meant to be.
I can climb mountains, swim cross the seas
But the most frightening you and me.


Most circumstances, I know my fate
But in this love thang, I don't get the game.
Why does it feel like those who give in,
They only wind up losing a friend.
Just cause I love you and you love me,
It doesn't mean that we'll ever be.
Fly cross the ocean, sing for the queen
But the most frightening thing is you and me.


I'm sure though I'm not sure
But if we never try, We'll never know
It's better to have loved then not to loved at all.
Not trying is worse than to stumble and fall
And if we do, I'd rather it be with you
Cause at least there will be sweet memories.
Oh I'm not scared...