Song Of The Week: The Indigo Girls – Power Of Two

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I discovered the Indigo Girls at University via my friend Elspeth and it’s been the start of a long love affair. I love their harmonies, their lyrics, the poetry and power behind their songs. I also love that when I am in a strong emotional mood, one of their songs will inevitably speak to me and lead me out towards the light and a sense of balance again.

It wasn’t a good weekend at Chez Shandy. My husband and I realised that we’re headed for a lean month financially and had one or two crises to sort out. But as always in times like this, I realise that I married the right person and we can weather any storm of this sort so long as we’re together and working together to make things better. It’s never a nice thing having to discuss bad news and disappointments with the person you love, because you want to see them happy and making them sad is the most disgusting sort of gut punch. But this song reminds me why I am blessed to be able to have those conversations and why they are the secret to success in a happy marriage.

“Now we’re talking ’bout a difficult thing
And our eyes are getting wet
But I took us for better and I took us for worse
And don’t you ever forget it.
The steel bars between me and a promise
Suddenly bend with ease
And the closer I’m bound in love to you
The closer I am to free…”

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2 thoughts on “Song Of The Week: The Indigo Girls – Power Of Two

  1. Ell says:

    And I believe I discovered them via Smallville Fanvids of all things. I also love that song (it played at our wedding – not the first dance but it was in the mix)… My favourite lyric is ‘I’m stronger than the monsters beneath your bed’.

    Recently I was listening to the music from Frozen and the lyrics to ‘Fixer Upper’ caught my attention. It’s basically about love making us better… Not changing us but helping us be our best selves because we are supported. I do think that’s true of good love… I’m not sure all love is good love but that’s another conversation!

  2. Mrs Shandy says:

    I know exactly what you mean Ell. I get annoyed in the run up to Valentine’s Day at all the ‘you complete me’ themed cards and presents. Nobody should need another person to complete them. Mr Shandy does not complete me, I am a full and fine functioning person on my own. But he does enhance me and make me a better person by everything he does for me and with me. And yes, I think that’s true of Good Love, which definitely needs its own specific definition! .

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