Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Don't lose your self-respect
Tryin' to gain revenge
'Cause no matter how you do it
You lose out in the end
I am often inspired to write after listening to songs that I love. This song by Betty Wright gets me every time and pulls me back in and reminds me that no matter how hurt I am by something a man does to me I can’t do the same thing and still consider myself a lady.
Men can do some of the most horrible things to the women that love them. They can lie to you, cheat on you and use and abuse you but if you stoop to their level what do you really gain. Like the quote from the song above says don’t lose your self-respect tryin to gain revenge.
When I think back through all the trial and tribulations that I have had with the opposite sex there have been many of times that I have wanted to hurt them as bad as they have hurt me but this song always starts playing in my head and I have to refrain from doing anything that would make me as low down and dirty as they are.
I believe as women we have to hold ourselves to a higher standard but that doesn’t mean to just roll over and let them take advantage of us either that means don’t go out and try to lie and cheat like he did because you will lose your self respect. Just make sure when it comes time that you take his ass straight to court and get your alimony and your child support. You hurt him in his pockets and maybe next time he will think a little harder about what he is doing and who he is doing it with. And then you look at him and tell him “Bless your heart” (if you are a southern woman you know what bless your heart means).
All I have to say is I love me some Betty Wright and if you don’t know who she is you should get acquainted with her because she has some pretty real and empowering songs . Check out the Clean Up Woman, Babysitter, After the Pain, No Pain No Gain