Fix You, #391


If there’s one thing I hate, it’s being misunderstood.  It seems that it has been happening to me a lot lately, and I am realizing that people are quick to assume the worst.  How could it be possible that someone would think that I have ill intentions and want to cause harm?  At the end of the day when I look in the mirror at myself, I know that I am good person and that I am constantly thinking of others.  So why is it that someone else wouldn’t see this?

My husband attributes it to the fact that I have dealt with some crazy people lately, and that you can’t make rhyme or reason with minds that are just not screwed together correctly.  I wonder, however, if people in general are just inherently pessimistic. 

The other evening, we suddenly heard a loud boom coming from outside.  My husband happened to look out the window just in time to see that someone had shot off a home-made firework, but the next morning, our neighbor called to ask if we had heard the gunshot.  We both found it amazing that they had naturally assumed something so negative without having any proof.  They were completely sure the boom had come from a gun even without knowing all of the facts.  It is a perfect example of the crazy mindsets I have been dealing with lately, and truly, it leaves me feeling discouraged and exhausted.

My song of the day today is Coldplay’s “Fix You,” which is a beautiful piece of music that focuses on fixing someone’s sadness when they have been let down.  The lyrics are great: 

And the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can’t replace
When you love someone but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you”

In a couple of circumstances lately, I feel that my love and kindness has “gone to waste” just as the song says, and those disappointments really do leave a hole in my heart which will need some mending.  Coldplay understood this, and that is why the song rings true with me today.  Here is a link to their beautiful song:  I hope you enjoy it as I go and get out a needle and thread for my disappointment.  Fortunately, I have some very strong thread.


About tucsonsongstress

I am a music teacher for children ages 6-weeks-old - 8th grade. I am also a camp songleader and a Jewish music specialist with and without my husband who is known as Shabbat Scott. We love singing with people of all ages all over Tucson. My "song of the day" idea originally started by playing music challenges on Facebook. I loved choosing songs, and my friends seemed to love reading and listening to my choices. I have decided to continue a daily blog (or as daily as I can manage) and tell you all some stories through some songs that have touched me either in wonderful ways or by annoying the heck out of me. Hope you all enjoy this blog! Happy singing!

2 responses »

  1. Ask Anna to sing it to you and it will put a smile on your face….. The girl seriously belts out any Coldplay song. Should add her in tonight and have the song playing softly in the background- give her a mic. ;). xo

  2. Hi Julie! We haven’t talked in a while – hope you are doing well in general, even though you seemed to be a little down when you typed this. Just wanted to put my two (or three) cents in here. I do believe that some people are inherently pessimistic, but there are many that are not! I feel that I probably “vent” too much but am inherently optomistic. I can say that I find things to be happy about every day even now – when I do not have a job and feel that I am lacking several other things that I desire. If the person/people that you are dealing with by choice and not necessity (friends/family?) constantly complain and believe that you try to do them harm, it is really their problem…don’t make it yours. From what I know of you, you are a sweet, caring, generous person. As far as the fireworks/shot from a gun thing – when I first moved into an apartment in upstate NY, my parents came to visit and arrived before I did. When they saw me they looked alarmed. I asked what was wrong – they said they heard noises like someone was shooting and they looked really nervous. They assumed someone was being shot (they didn’t know that there was a shooting range nearby). Both of my parents have a lot of anxiety – I think that fear/anxiety overcomes some people too much; some of those people may be mistaken for pessimists.

    Anyway, I hope you have better days ahead 🙂 Hugs to you!

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