Not a bad thing – Justin Timberlake (Song Review)

This song was played by a man on a train as he proposed to his wife. The news spread fast and the search began for this ideal couple that was in love. They wanted to find this couple because it was such a inspiration to others to show to others that love was still alive and that you can still be in love. Here goes the lyrics:

“Said all I want from you
Is to see you tomorrow
And every tomorrow
Maybe you’ll let me borrow, your heart
And is it too much to ask for every Sunday?
And while we’re at it throw in every other day to start

(This is a very cute verse that starts out by chipping away at those walls by making just a very simple request. The only thing I want from you is to see you tomorrow, there’s no commitment, and it’s a one time thing

The next 4 lines turn that simple request into a very serious commitment, to let her know that he intends it to be a forever kind of thing.)

I know people make promises all the time
Then they turn right around and break them
When someone cuts your heart open with a knife and you’re bleeding
But I could be that guy to heal it over time
And I won’t stop until you believe it
‘Cause baby you’re worth it

(The pre-chorus acknowledges the past she’s gone through, broken promises and pain. He’s going to be the one to show her that she IS worth it and he’s going to prove that to her no matter how long it takes, as indicated by the line “I won’t stop until you believe it.” He’s going to make her feel alright on the inside again.)

So don’t act like it’s a bad thing to fall in love with me
Cause you might fuck around and find your dreams come true with me
Spend all your time and your money just to find out that my love was free
So don’t act like it’s a bad thing to fall in love with me, me
It’s not a bad thing to fall in love with me, me

(Most of the chorus is dedicated to changing her perspective on love. He’s not only saying falling in love isn’t a bad thing, but by the use of the word “me” he’s saying that he is an exception to the pain and let downs she’s gone through.  He’s different than everyone else.

Fuck around can simply mean you could take a chance with me, fuck around meaning let’s not start out too serious. Let’s just fuck around and go with this and see what happens. But fuck around also has an alternative meaning. It could mean that she can go out and do what she wants with whoever, but he’s the only one who can make her dreams come true.

Depending on how you want to view what the word fuck around means, this could either mean that together they go off and do extravagant things together, wasting away a lot of time and money, but he’s saying he doesn’t need that, all he wants is her. If you took it the other way then you would assume that she spent all of her money and time running off with other people when he was right there all along.)

Now how about I be the last voice you hear tonight?
And every other night for the rest of the nights that there are
And every morning I just wanna see you staring back at me
‘Cause I know that’s a good place to start

(In the first verse he covered spending almost every day with her, now he’s covering his commitment to spending hours of the day with her. Being the last voice you hear tonight is meant to be intimate, “Good night I love you babe.”, not “Hey I had fun tonight, I’ll talk to you tomorrow.”

And every other night shows he’s committed. “Every morning I just wanna see you staring back at me.” very clearly refers to waking up together. Both people awake and just stare at each other amazed, “Wow this is real life and you’re really here.” This scene is portrayed in many love stories, it’s called speaking from your heart and soul by using just your eyes.)

I know people make promises all the time
Then they turn right around and break them
Then someone cuts your heart open with a knife
Now you’re bleeding
Don’t you know that I could be that guy to heal it over time
And I won’t stop until you believe it
Cause baby you’re worth it

So don’t act like it’s a bad thing to fall in love with me
Cause you might fuck around and find your dreams come true with me
Spend all your time and your money just find out my love was free
So don’t act like it’s a bad thing to fall in love with me, me
It’s not a bad thing to fall in love with me, me
Not such a bad thing to fall in love with me

No I won’t fill your mind with broken promises
And wasted time
And if you fall
You’ll always land right in these arms
These arms of mine

(He’s reaffirming that he’s different and not like the other people in her life. Everything he says he means. And if things get hard, like they do for every relationship, he’s going to be there to catch her when she falls to help her back up again, to let her know that she’s safe and secure in his arms, and even though times will get hard, they will get through it because they love each other.

It’s a happily ever after kind of song that occurs after someone has gone through a period of unhappily ever after in their life.)

Don’t act like it’s a bad thing to fall in love with me
Cause you might fuck around and find your dreams come true with me
Spend all your time and your money just to find out that my love was free
So don’t act like it’s a bad thing to fall in love with me, me
It’s not a bad thing to fall in love with me, me
Not such a bad thing to fall in love with me

Both men and women that have been through tough relationships end up feeling like they aren’t worthy of being loved. The effects of a bad relationship can be so traumatizing that people end up building walls to avoid intimacy and commitment to others.

They begin to attach the feeling of pain and misery to the feeling of love. They know that although they might be able to fall in love with someone, in the end, they will only end up getting hurt. They have concluded that it’s better to avoid love entirely then to put themselves out there again only to be let down.

They may have gotten out of a tough relationship, maybe a long one, and met someone that made them feel so happy and special only to have it end in disaster again. They may have done this several times before they gave up on love entirely — experiencing heartbreak after heartbreak, loss after loss, and going from an extreme high to an extremely low and dark place.

This is why falling in love can be viewed as a bad thing. From that point on everyone is the same and no one is given a fair chance. The defense and walls built up are so high that it keeps out everyone.

If you build your walls too high to keep others out, you can end up keeping yourself out as well. This allows you to hide from who you really are and how you really feel. You are denying yourself the pleasures of this life, including happiness.

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Breakeven

Have you ever felt this? When love was so unfair and helpless. It’ll surely breaks you into pieces especially when you want want him/her back yet you can’t do anything.

I’m still alive but I’m barely breathing
Just prayed to a God that I don’t believe in
‘Cause I got time while she got freedom
‘Cause when a heart breaks, no, it don’t break even

Her best days were some of my worst
She finally met a man that’s gonna put her first
While I’m wide awake she’s no trouble sleeping
‘Cause when a heart breaks no it don’t break even… even… no

What am I supposed to do when the best part of me was always you?
And what am I supposed to say when I’m all choked up and you’re OK?
I’m falling to pieces, yeah,
I’m falling to pieces

They say bad things happen for a reason
But no wise words gonna stop the bleeding
‘Cause she’s moved on while I’m still grieving
And when a heart breaks no it don’t break even, even… no

What am I gonna do when the best part of me was always you?
And what am I supposed to say when I’m all choked up and you’re OK?
I’m falling to pieces, yeah,
I’m falling to pieces, yeah,
I’m falling to pieces
(One still in love while the other one’s leaving)
I’m falling to pieces
(‘Cause when a heart breaks no it don’t break even)

Oh, you got his heart and my heart and none of the pain
You took your suitcase, I took the blame.
Now I’m tryna make sense of what little remains, ooh
‘Cause you left me with no love and honour to my name.

I’m still alive but I’m barely breathing
Just prayed to a God that I don’t believe in
‘Cause I got time while she got freedom
‘Cause when a heart breaks, no, it don’t break…
No, it don’t break
No, it don’t break even, no

What am I gonna do when the best part of me was always you?
And what am I supposed to say when I’m all choked up and you’re OK?
(Oh glad you’re okay now)
I’m falling to pieces, yeah
I’m falling to pieces, yeah
(Oh I’m falling, falling)
I’m falling to pieces,
(One still in love while the other one’s leaving)
I’m falling to pieces
(‘Cause when a heart breaks, no, it don’t break even)

Oh, it don’t break even no
Oh, it don’t break even no
Oh, it don’t break even no

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A CEO Quits Job For His Daughter

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Mohamed El-Erian’s decision to resign from PIMCO in January caused widespread debate about his reasons for departing, his relationship with founder Bill Gross and the future of the firm. Here he speaks to the personal side of his decision.

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About a year ago, I asked my daughter several times to do something—brush her teeth, I think it was—with no success. I reminded her that it was not so long ago that she would have immediately responded, and I wouldn’t have had to ask her multiple times; she would have known from my tone of voice that I was serious.

She asked me to wait a minute, went to her room and came back with a piece of paper. It was a list that she had compiled of her important events and activities that I had missed due to work commitments.

Talk about a wake-up call. The list contained 22…

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The good old days

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The good old days I miss it

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The awesome Soccer Samurai is back, and this time he’s fighting ninjas in Manchester 【Video】

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Back at the start of summer, our jaws dropped to the floor as we watched what might be the coolest commercial for Nissin Cup Noodle instant ramen ever, in which a man dressed in samurai armor travelled to Brazil and wowed the people of the World Cup host country with his amazing freestyle football skills.

The Japanese national team turned in a less than impressive performance in the contest, though, failing to advance past group play. Would the disappointment over his countrymen’s early exit lead the soccer samurai to retire?

Not at all, as his second video finds the samurai with a new set of armor, new, European surroundings, and now a group of adversaries: ninjas!

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A touching story

Mother-and-son

A woman came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find her 5-year old son waiting for her at the door.

SON: ‘Mummy, may I ask you a question?’

MUM: ‘Yeah sure, what it is?’ replied the woman.

SON: ‘Mummy, how much do you make an hour?’

MUM: ‘That’s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?’ the woman said angrily.
SON: ‘I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?’

MUM: ‘If you must know, I make R 50 an hour.’

SON: ‘Oh,’ the little boy replied, with his head down.

SON: ‘Mummy, may I please borrow R25?’

The mother was furious, ‘If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I don’t work hard everyday for such childish frivolities.’

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door..

The woman sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy’s questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

After about an hour or so, the woman had calmed down , and started to think:

Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that R25.00 and she really didn’t ask for money very often.The woman went to the door of the little boy’s room and opened the door.

‘Are you asleep, son?’ She asked.

‘No Mummy, I’m awake,’ replied the boy.

‘I’ve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier’ said the woman. ‘It’s been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here’s the R25 you asked for.’

The little boy sat straight up, smiling. ‘Oh, thank you Mummy!’ he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.

The woman saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again.

The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his mother.

‘Why do you want more money if you already have some?’ the mother grumbled.

‘Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do,’ the little boy replied.

‘Mummy, I have R50 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.’

The mother was crushed. She put his arms around her little son, and she begged for his forgiveness.

It’s just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. Do remember to share that R50 worth of your time with someone you love.

If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of hours. But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.

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Ann Arbor Summer Festival Installations, 2012-2014

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