Posted in Music

What if we were real?

Today during my EDS class, the professor asked us to get out of our comfort zones just a little bit and share a life changing experience.  (You have to understand that there are only nine of us in the class and we know each other from previous classes).  I shared about my parents divorcing and her question was “Does it still hurt?”  That question threw me for a loop, because I’m not used to people, especially professors, asking about my feelings.  Then I started wondering why it was such an odd question.  I decided it’s because we’re not all real.

Then I found this song:

Mandisa says:

Well, I’m tired of saying everything
I feel like I’m supposed to say
I’m tired of smiling all the time
I wanna throw the mask away
Sometimes you just have a bad day
Sometimes you just wanna scream
Tell me I’m not the only one
Tell me that you feel just like me

We keep tryin to make it look so nice
And we keep hidin’ what’s goin on inside
But what if I share my brokenness
What if you share how you feel
And what if we weren’t afraid of this crazy mess

What if we were real
What if we were real

I’m over hidin my tears
I think I’m gonna let em’ go
I’m over actin so strong
When I ain’t even in control
We make it so complicated
But why does it have to be
Why can’t we open our hearts and let everybody see

What if we were real

We’d think a little less of ourselves
We’d care about someone else
‘Cause we’d know just how they feel
Maybe we could let someone love us
Maybe we’d a little more like Jesus
Why can’t we learn to real

I like this.  Sometimes song can speak exactly what I am thinking and I think this one did it.  I appreciated my professor asking that question, because it showed she cared.  It gave me a chance to open up and be real.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s