Thursday, October 7, 2010

Day 294- Bruno Mars

Every now and then, I hear a song so sweet that it makes me sigh softly and wish that it was written for me.  How do you like that alliteration?  (Sorry... English teacher... can't help myself).  Anyway, the song that has been melting me lately is "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars.  It is uptempo enough that it's not completely sappy, but the lyrics are just incredibly nice and thoughtful. 

Tom and I made another one of our long journeys back to The Mitten today.  This is another one of the perks of my fall break, as we will be taking in the UM/MSU football game with family and friends on Saturday.  AND I AM SO FREAKIN' EXCITED!!  DID I MENTION I AM EXCITED? In an of itself, the drive is not necessarily part of what I'm calling a perk.  However, Bruno Mars and his wonderful song made the long drive (which was even longer today due to a massive tree planting session in Indy, mind you) much more enjoyable.  I chased the song around the radio, trying to find it on as many stations as I could and celebrating each time I came across it. 

On the third listen or so, I told Tom how much I wished that the song was written for me and kindly suggested that maybe he say the things from the lyrics to me.  That may possibly make me sound a bit more desperate than necessary (ha ha), but the detail is needed for the story.  I was reciting all of the lyrics to Tom and telling him how amazing they were.  When I got to, "And when you smile/ The whole world stops and stares for awhile," I thought we had a breakthrough. 

"You know what that reminds me of?" Tom asked.
"Yes?  Oh... what?" I asked, beaming and ready to soak it all in.
"Denard Robinson."
"Oh."

In Tom's defense, Denard's smile really does light up the world.  Also in his defense, I'm sure that deep deep deep deep down Tom feels all those things in the lyrics and is dying to say them.  When they finally all come gushing out in five or ten or fifty years, I will be an even happier happiest girl in the world.

Until then, the song and I will dance with each other up and down the dial of the radio.  Here are the video and lyrics for your enjoyment :).



Oh her eyes, her eyes

Make the stars look like they're not shining
Her hair, her hair
Falls perfectly without her trying
She's so beautiful
And I tell her every day


Yeah I know, I know
When I compliment her
She wont believe me
And its so, its so
Sad to think she don't see what I see
But every time she asks me do I look okay
I say


When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
Cause you're amazing

Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are


Her lips, her lips
I could kiss them all day if she'd let me
Her laugh, her laugh
She hates but I think its so sexy
She's so beautiful
And I tell her every day


Oh you know, you know, you know
I'd never ask you to change
If perfect is what you're searching for
Then just stay the same
So don't even bother asking
If you look okay
You know I say

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are

The way you are
The way you are
Girl you're amazing
Just the way you are


When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
Cause you're amazing

Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are


Thank you, Bruno Mars, you made my day.

 

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