The Other Maxwell

Sunday, June 24, 2012

I may have already revealed the secret that Maxie was named, in part, for Maxwell - 



For those of you not in the know, Maxwell is an R&B artist that Ted and I both love and whose music we fell in love to.  We danced the first dance at our wedding to Maxwell's "Lifetime".

This morning, as we were lying in bed, listening to music, and anticipating the heaviness of the day, a favorite Maxwell song came on.  The song was actually written by Kate Bush and although the original version is beautiful, I am partial to the Maxwell version. It's a song about loss - or potential loss - of a child and a wife/mother/partner. 





This Woman's Work
Lyrics by Kate Bush

Pray God you can cope. 
I stand outside 
This woman's work, 
This woman's world. 
Ooh, it's hard on the man, 
Now his part is over. 
Now starts the craft of the father. 

I know you have a little life in you yet. 
I know you have a lot of strength left. 
I know you have a little life in you yet. 
I know you have a lot of strength left. 

I should be crying, but I just can't let it show. 
I should be hoping, but I can't stop thinking 

Of all the things I should've said, 
That I never said. 
All the things we should've done, 
That we never did. 
All the things I should've given, 
But I didn't. 

Oh, darling, make it go, 
Make it go away. 

Give me these moments back. 
Give them back to me. 
Give me that little kiss. 
Give me your hand. 

(I know you have a little life in you yet. 
I know you have a lot of strength left. 
I know you have a little life in you yet. 
I know you have a lot of strength left.) 

I should be crying, but I just can't let it show. 
I should be hoping, but I can't stop thinking 

Of all the things we should've said, 
That were never said. 
All the things we should've done, 
That we never did. 
All the things that you needed from me. 
All the things that you wanted for me. 
All the things that I should've given, 
But I didn't. 

Oh, darling, make it go away. 
Just make it go away now.





5 comments:

Dappy said...

I will be thinking of you all of my day and all of your day. I will be sending prayers 24 hours long and beyound....
even if no one else can feel what you and ted feel, you are not "alone".
i am right here with you.

Taryn said...

I love that song. Sending warm thoughts your way this day! I hope your Maxie feels close to you today as you pay special tribute to him and that your aching hearts can be carried through this day as gently as possible. I am so very sorry that you have to do this...ever. Please know that you and your sweet boy have touched even this strangers life! Much love to you all!

Jodi Barry said...

Chris and I are thinking of you, Ted and Maxie today and every day. xox

Susan said...

I hope the ceremony offered some comfort. Love the song too. Keep going x

Jared Brumbaugh said...

Its a beautiful song; beautiful lyrics. Many of us that follow your blog may not be present but we are definitely thinking about it. Kira

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