Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Never Can Say Goodbye

Never can say goodbye, no, no, no, no I; never can say goodbye.
I keep thinking that our problems
Soon are all gonna work out
But there's that same unhappy feeling
and there's that anguish, there's that doubt
It's the same old dizzy hang up
Can't do with you or without






These words were not only true for a young Michael Jackson and his brothers who found themselves wanting to leave their love relationship and stay at the same time, but there are elements of this song that are true for us. We may not be caught in a bad love spell or having bouts with leaving an unproductive relationship. Instead, some of us are having trouble saying goodbye to old habits, people, and situations that mean us no good.


The lyrics of this song doesn't hide the fact that there are obvious problems in Michael's relationship. He says "I keep thinking that our problems soon are all gonna work out. But there's that same unhappy feeling and there's that anguish, there's that doubt." So one may ask Michael, "Why stay in a situation that brings unhappiness?" It doesn't seem logical, right? But how often do we keep ourselves in situations that make us unhappy.


Michael answers the question by saying he stays because he can't do without. Although this is a mere 70's tune that ruled pop culture during its time, it serves as a platform for asking a relevant question: What is in your life that you FEEL like you can NEVER SAY GOODBYE to? Bad habits, bad people, bad situations, etc. you'll have to fill in the blank on this one! What is in your life that makes you unhappy, but you continue to hold on to it and refuse to say GOODBYE?

~Selah (Pause, Think About It)



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