Last week, lukedamien posted a Boy George song that lifted my spirit and really made me smile. (Thanks for Karma Chameleon, lukedamien!) Listening to it reminded me what a great artist Boy George is, and also made me remember how important some of his music was for me, when I was in my twenties.
"That's The Way" was released way before I had any idea what abuse was, much less understood what CSA is. Then I was in complete glide mode through life, and nothing from teh past touched me.
Nevertheless, even with the protective blinders on that I needed to survive, the song devastated me every time I listened. It still does now, although my insight today is more reflective toward the past, rather than being powerless in its grip. I gotta think that the crying Boy George allowed me to do then helped me get here today. Yay.
I am fondly yours, from the Eighties,
I won the moment he hurt me, because he poisoned his soul, and I did not poison mine. I did not hurt anyone. He did. He was the perp. He tried to make me into a victim, but I became a survivor. Yes.
That's the way is a beautiful song. Helen Terry has a beautiful voice. I was a punk/waver in the early/mid eighties. I saw the Club in concert 5 or 6 times. Loved them. Still do. THIS SONG...killed me every time.
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