Friday, March 28, 2014

Weekend Playlist: King of Anything

I don't normally link to pop songs but this one is so catchy and has such a great underlying message that it was worthy of linkage here. The song is by singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles and is primarily written from the point of view of a woman who has been in a relationship with a guy who is a control freak. In breaking off the relationship, she poses the question "who died and made you king of anything?" It's an interest point that she makes: too often we try too hard to live our lives pleasing others particularly people that will never be pleased with anything that we do. It can be a stifling way to live. The song is a good reality check for us to ask ourselves if we are really living the way we should or are we allowing others to rule over us in a way that they shouldn't be allowed.

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