My Own Army

The other day, while waiting in the airport, I hit shuffle on my music library, and a song I never heard before started playing. It was one of those freebies from Starbucks that I downloaded but had not played. There I was standing in line for my flight listening to these words:

Never gonna stop, never gonna give up on you,
No matter what I do.

Here I am baby, I’m your one woman army,
I’d fight for you, I’ll die, I’ll be your protector.
Here I am baby, I’m your one woman army,
No matter what may come, I won’t surrender.

And I started thinking…

At first, I thought of how I wanted to play this song for someone. For several someones, actually. Because I feel that way. We all have those people in our lives we’d fight for, die for, and protect. It’s a love song that transcends the stereotypical romantic ballad. So I listened to it, on repeat, for as long as they let me have my electronics in the “on” position. And then I forgot about it.

Until two days later when I’m on a plane again, and I deliberately search for and select the song to listen to it. With the first few strums of the guitar, it hits me: What if the song is for me? What if I played those words for myself instead of to someone else? And then I thought….. What if we all did? (Seriously, when was the last time you played a love song for yourself? Have you ever? What would you choose? How would it feel?)

I’m now listening to the song again, and while it still brings up thoughts of others, it also fills me with a welling sense of empowerment that I can be – that I am – my own army. And, frankly, that’s kinda cool. 🙂

* The song: “One Woman Army” by Kate Earl – check it out!


  • wonga
    August 23rd, 2013 · Reply

    Very well written story. It will be helpful to everyone who employess it, as well as myself. Keep doing what you are doing – looking forward to more posts.

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