I don't really exist (papertowlbtrfly) wrote,
I don't really exist
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You know what bothers me the most about the disrespect over Whitney Houston's passing this week? Beyond the selfish brats making jokes about letting Chris Brown hit them at the expense of abused spouses everywhere, all the crack jokes, Sony jacking the price of her recordings and cashing in,etc. etc. ?

What bothers me the most is that media outlets keep playing segments of the theme to the body guard over and over again. Yes, that was a defining song of her career, but was that her message? Is that all she represented? I think her life was more than just her career. From her struggle with achievement expectations (she was Dionne Warwick's cousin and Cissy Houston's daughter. Even with the best upbringing that's got to be intimidating), her struggle with substance abuse and her romantic struggles (including spousal abuse); Her strong spirit always found a way to manifest through her music (anyone remember the greatest love, is that still relevant today?). She knew that we are all one, all more, and all worthy of love even if we don't act like it. Why isn't that being remembered? Worse, why are people outright making fun of her struggles?!!

Worse of all though, why is the media ignoring her, her message, and her spirit by selecting the song that is remembered (just because of the overplay it got in '92 ) simply as grocery store music and not playing the song that I think describes her and the message she just left this world best?



If tomorrow is judgment day
And I'm standing on the front line
And the Lord asks me what I did with my life
I will say I spent it with you

If I wake up in World War III
I see destruction and poverty
And I feel like I want to go home
It's okay if you're coming with me

'Cause your love is my love
And my love is your love
It would take an eternity to break us
And the chains of Amistad couln't hold us
'Cause your love is my love
And my love is your love
It would take an eternity to break us
And the chains of Amistad couln't hold us

If I lose my fame and fortune
And I'm homeless on the street
And I'm sleeping in Grand Central Station
It's okay if you're sleeping with me

As the years they pass us by
We stay young through each other's eyes
And no matter how old we get
It's okay as long as I got you baby

'Cause your love is my love
And my love is your love
It would take an eternity to break us
And the chains of Amistad couln't hold us
'Cause your love is my love
And my love is your love
It would take an eternity to break us
And the chains of Amistad couln't hold us

If I should die this very day
Don't cry, 'cause on Earth we weren't meant to stay
And no matter what the people say
I'll be waiting for you after the judgment day

'Cause your love is my love
And my love is your love
It would take an eternity to break us
And the chains of Amistad couln't hold us
'Cause your love is my love
And my love is your love
It would take an eternity to break us
And the chains of Amistad couln't hold us
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