Friday, August 24, 2007

Song Obsession

I'm currently obsessed with Jennifer Hudson singing "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" from Dreamgirls. Feel a bit like a teenager. I haven't been obsessed with songs very recently, but this one's got me bad.

And I am telling you…I'm not going.
You're the best man I'll ever know.
There's no way I can ever go,
No, no, no, no way,
No, no, no, no way I'm livin' without you.
I'm not livin' without you.
I don't want to be free.
I'm stayin',
I'm stayin',
And you, and you, you're gonna love me.
The words alone don’t really do this song justice.
You can see Jennifer Hudson sing it here:

I’m trying to figure out what it is about this song that makes me feel so connected to the words and the feelings...Something about the situation, where a woman loves someone (here, a man), and he decides that he doesn’t want to be with her anymore… but SHE hasn’t decided that. And she tells him that she’s NOT going… she doesn’t WANT to be free… she’s staying, and not only that, he’s GOING to love her once again. Something about the power of a woman…. feeling her power, but not realizing that you can’t MAKE someone love you, stay with you… it’s so poignant, sad, and powerful all the at same time….

I just had to share that.

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