20140127-131133.jpg

Monday Song: “No Need to Try”

http://nateborofsky.com/assets/mp3/no%20need%20to%20try.mp3

 

I’m spending a couple of days in Davis, CA before I head home. My friend Lis and I were talking today about her struggles and fears raising her son. We realized that many of the really deep lessons we learned from our parents were ones that they probably hadn’t even intended to teach us – we learned how to treat ourselves by seeing how they treated themselves.

This song seems to be an ode to that. I imagined telling a child that they were good enough just as they are – while I simultaneously feel such lack of “good enough” in myself.

—–
Little baby
Oh don’t you cry
You will always
Want to ask why

We come and go
The time flies by
You are fine as you are
There’s no need to try

You are young now
But not for long
Such a short time
To sing this song

We come and go
The time flies by
You are fine as you are
There’s no need to try

Do as I say
But don’t do as I do
Not today

I can’t help it
I feel such lack
It pierces through me
And out my back

We come and go
The time flies by
You are fine as you are
There’s no need to try
—–

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>