Turning the Cheek

If you wanna leave then just go
Cause I can’t get no sun in your shadow
If you ain’t gonna love me, find me
Then I’m gonna turn the other cheek and go
Go, go

I can’t count how many times in my life I have heard the expression “turn the other cheek”. I wasn’t good at this as a child and the older I get the worse my reaction. I used to try, but somehow my inherent sense of being deeply wronged takes over. My grandmother was the most gracious woman I have ever known. She was patient, kind and everything sweet in the world but she was tough. I also saw her turn the other cheek so many times that she often needed to “borrow” a cheek to turn. This never seemed to bother her. In so many ways I wish I could be like her, but I’m not. I am me and one of the many things grandma taught me in the 27 years I had her in my life is that it is okay to be me. I just wish everyone else would have gotten the memo.

Shawdow
By Colbie Caillat

If you wanna leave then just go
Cause I can’t get no sun in your shadow
If you ain’t gonna love me, find me
Then I’m gonna turn the other cheek and go
Go, go

Cause I’ve been hanging on the telephone,
Lines that you always told me
Now I can’t let go
I’ve been living off the last time
You warm me with your words
But now I’m tired and I’m getting cold
Cold, oh, oh, oh

Turn the other cheek and go, go, go

Cause every time I push
You hold me just close enough to keep me here
So pull your anchor up
And head to shore or sail away, oh
If you wanna leave,
If you wanna leave
Then just go

Cause I’ve been hanging on the telephone
Lines that you always told me
Now I can’t let go
I’ve been living off the last time
You told me you would try
But boy this is getting old
So old

If you wanna leave then just go
Cause I can’t get no sun in your shadow
If you ain’t gonna love me, find me
Then I’m gonna turn the other cheek and go, go, go

Turn the other cheek and go, go, go

I’m better off alone,
Better off alone

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