happy friday | 11.18.11


All my favorite people are broken
Believe me, my heart should know
Some prayers are better left unspoken
I just want to hold you and let the rest go


All my friends are part saint and part sinner
We lean on each other, try to rise above
We are not afraid to admit we are all still beginners
We are all late bloomers when it comes to love

All my favorite people are broken
Believe me, my heart should know
Awful believers, skeptical dreamers, step forward
You can stay right here, you don’t have to go

Is each wound you’ve received just a burdensome gift
It gets so hard to lift yourself up off the ground
But the poet says we must praise a mutilated world
We’re all working the graveyard shift
You might as well sing along

Cause all my favorite people are broken
Believe me, my heart should know
As for your tender heart, this world’s going to rip it wide open, 
It aint gonna be pretty, but you’re not alone

All my favorite people are broken
Believe me, my heart should know
Awful believers, skeptical dreamers, you’re welcome
Yeah, you’re safe right here, you don’t have to go

Cause all my favorite people are broken
Believe me, I should know
Some prayers are better left unspoken
I just want to hold you and let the rest go


~ all my favorite people~
by over the rhine.

www.overtherhine.com

you can listen to this song and others through the website above.


you should also check out:
the milk carton kids

*****

i had the wonderful opportunity to hear them both last night.
incredible show. both bands we're great.


this photo above also made me want to cry when i saw it.
it shows exactly how i feel sometimes.
and it's so much of what i love about being a mom:


the difficulty, the unknown, the confusion, and stress of it all
just sort of wash away in the warmth of a child's embrace.


it's similar to this song.


all of our brokenness crashes into one another
as families, friends, community,
but learning to hold one another despite,
 somehow allows us "let the rest go."


we are truly "late bloomers when it comes to love."
who can say they love well?


but "all of my favorite people are broken."
it's true.
you're in good company.


now go hold someone and let the rest go.
happy friday.
xo.