Monday, August 3, 2015
"I feel so low and your head is high"
WARNING: THIS POST AND THE LINKS ARE FULL OF SOME VERY SERIOUS TRIGGERS FOR THE SPOUSE OF AN ADDICT. TREAD WITH CAUTION, OR DON'T READ.
For those of you who don't know my very well, I am a major fan of 80's music! I was listening to a compilation of 80's songs the other day and T'Pau's "Heart and Soul" came on.
I loved the sound of this song, but had never really known the words before. So, I looked them up.
And Whoah! This song is totally relateable for anyone who has ever been in a "complicated" relationship, had a spouse with a pornography or sex addiction, had a spouse that participated in affairs, etc.
The whole song is about how she loves this guy but he isn't reciprocating that love back to her. She realizes he never did, and that he's been lying to her. The songs says he left her for another. Part of her wants him to make it right and give her "love, heart and soul." But the other part of her doesn't want him around. Her blood runs cold when she realizes that he is coming back.
Part of me is mad. Couldn't this song just have been a fun, 80's song and not some deep meaning, heart felt ballad?
But, this song hits the spouse of an addict predicament on the head of the nail.
Check out the lyrics- http://www.metrolyrics.com/heart-and-soul-lyrics-t-pau.html
And then listen to it as you read the lyrics. If you've been through something like this, I'll bet you'll get the shivers.
I still love this song anyway.