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TESTIMONY/ˈtestəˌmōnē/

TESTIMONY/ˈtestəˌmōnē/

Just finished watching the visuals for Kelly’ Rowland’s song Dirty Laundry.  Even though I would have loved to see a video with fewer distractions I thought Ms. Rowland looked fabulous in each scene.  In the song Kelly airs out her past secrets of an abusive relationship and how it affected her family and close friends.  I believe that it takes a lot of courage for a person to expose their truths, especially when you’re a celebrity and living in the public eye!  But what about those of us who aren’t living in the public eye?  I often wonder if everyone knew my truths would they still look at me the same.  Growing up in the church I listened to a lot of testimonies.  Some good and some bad, but after each one I heard I looked at that person a little different.  Not in a bad way but with a different set of eyes.  You know after you’ve heard someone’s story you feel like you know more about who they really are.  As great as it is to share your struggle with others; I was also told to be careful who you share your testimony with because they may use it to hurt you.  Sad right?  You could share something so personal with someone and they could later use your story against you?  At the end of the day a person can only hurt you if you give them that power.  So don’t ever give or allow anyone to think that they have that kind of control over your life.  Your past is your past so leave it there and learn from it.  Use it to grow and remember that your story may help someone else grow too!

-FCIS

Thanks Kelly : )

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LOUD/loud/

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LOUD/loud/

Happy Friday People!!! I am so excited about life today : ) Yes I know I should be excited about life every time I wake up with a pulse, but hey I’m human. Well today I wanted to share a clip with you that really stirred my spirit. The talented Janelle Monae premiered her video Q.U.E.E.N. featuring Erykah Badu on BET’s 106 and park the other day and it was pure Ah-Mazingness (yes I made that word up) Sue Me!! Well Janelle went crazy when the video came on and I loved every minute of it!! I felt her passion…I felt her excitement… I felt her energy and it was EVERYTHING. I think when an artist is passionate about their music it ignites an indescribable fire in the listener. I love the song Q.U.E.E.N it’s fun, it’s powerful and it makes me feel good. When I hear the song I immediately want to jump to my feet and dance. I want music to tell me a story, get me through a break up, make me dance or bring the emotions I felt in my head to life! That is the power of music and that is what it is intended to do : )

-FCIS

Janelle Monae – Queen lyrics

 I can’t believe I love the things they say about me
Walk in the room they throwing shade left to right
They be like ooh, she’s serving face
And I just tell em, cut me up, and get down
They call us dirty ‘cuz we break all your rules down
And we just came to act a fool, is that all right (Girl, that’s alright)
They be like Ooh, let them eat cake
But we eat wings and throw them bones on the ground
Am I a freak for dancing around? (queen)
Am I a freak for getting down? (queen)
I’m cutting up, don’t cut me down
Yeah I wanna be, wanna be
Is it peculiar that she twerk in the mirror?
And am I weird to dance alone late at night?
And is it true we’re all insane?
And I just tell ’em No we ain’t” and get down
I heard this life is just a play with no rehearsal
I wonder will this be my final act tonight
And tell me what’s the price of fame?
Am I a sinner with my skirt on the ground?
Am I a freak for dancing around?
Am I a freak for getting down?
I’m coming up, don’t cut me down
Yeah I wanna be
Hey brother can you save my soul from the devil?
Say is it weird to like the way she wear her tights?
And is it rude to wear my shades?
Am I a freak because I love watching Mary? (Maybe)
Hey sister am I good enough for your heaven?
Say will your God accept me in my black and white?
Will he approve the way I’m made?
Or should I reprogram the programming and get down?
Even if it makes others uncomfortable
I wanna love who I am
Even if it makes other uncomfortable
I will love who I am
Dance ’til the break of dawn
Don’t mean a thing, so duh
I can’t take it no more
Baby, we in tuxedo groove
Monae and E. Badu
Crazy in the black and white
We got the drums so tight
Baby, here comes the freedom song
Too strong we moving on
Baby there’s melody
Show you another way
This joints for fight unknown
Come home and sing your song
But you gotta testify
Because the booty don’t lie
No, no, the booty don’t lie
Oh no, the booty don’t lie
Yeah
Yeah, Let’s flip it
I don’t think they understand what I’m trying to say
I asked a question like this
“Are we a lost generation of our people?
Add us to equations but they’ll never make us equal.
She who writes the movie owns the script and the sequel.
So why ain’t the stealing of my rights made illegal?
They keep us underground working hard for the greedy,
But when it’s time pay they turn around and call us needy.
My crown too heavy like the Queen Nefertiti
Gimme back my pyramid, I’m trying to free Kansas City.
Mixing masterminds like your name Bernie Grundman.
Well I’m gonna keep leading like a young Harriet Tubman
You can take my wings but I’m still goin’ fly
And even when you edit me the booty don’t lie
Yeah, keep singing and I’mma keep writing songs
I’m tired of Marvin asking me, “What’s Going On?
March to the streets ‘cuz I’m willing and I’m able
Categorize me, I defy every label
And while you’re selling dope, we’re gonna keep selling hope
We rising up now, you gotta deal you gotta cope
Will you be electric sheep?
Electric ladies, will you sleep?
Or will you preach?”

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MIND /mīnd/

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MIND /mīnd/

I fell in Love with the music
Not just the way it made me Feel
Or the Power it had to Heal
It Captured my Mind Body & Soul
It made me feel Invincible
Like I could Rule the World with One Lyric
All I needed was a tight Beat and I could Persuade countries to keep the Peace
I Fell in love with the Music
Every Single beat and Rhyme
Made me feel like I could Go back in Time
Sing the Blues with Billie Holiday
Or set the Mood like Marvin Gaye
The Power it Possesses
Made me Want to Create
A Timeless Piece No man could Duplicate

-FCIS

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TERRITORY/ˈterəˌtôrē/

TERRITORY/ˈterəˌtôrē/

Mo Betta
Know Betta
My favorite movie and song all wrapped up in one

I love music because It often tells stories I can’t convey

In the most clever way…

 

Isn’t it crazy how an ended relationship causes you to change
Your movement?
Like the places you use to go
You can’t go anymore… And the person you once knew

Is no longer recognizable…

The Territory of LOVE

-FCIS

 

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INTOXICATION \in-ˌtäk-sə-ˈkā-shən\

 

INTOXICATION \in-ˌtäk-sə-ˈkā-shən\

Enjoy the Libations

The sound is simply amazing

The music captivates my mind

The LYRICS bring me back to life

The WOMAN who is FREe

Is mE

Trying to keep a Woman captive is like trying to clip her Wings…

-FCIS

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