Friday, October 15, 2010

{Digging In the MBB Crates} The Perrrrfect Mom Theme Song: Ledisi's "Alright"

I love an uplifting song with meaningful lyrics—bonus points if the person delivering it can blow. Ledisi gets a star, an A+, and a super-sized bag of generic bodega chips for her single, "Alright." I make a point of playing this song every day, usually while I’m cooking dinner or just relaxing with my girls, not just because Ledisi is singing like it’s early Sunday morning, but because the words she’s saying send an incredible message—that no matter how broke/sad/confused/blah you are, you have to know that really, it’s going to be alright. It's about resiliency, see? And there's not a group on the planet more resilient than African-American mothers. This one is one of my theme songs, fo’ sho. Loves it!

This one goes out to my girl, B... she knows why. 

sometimes the rain it makes me sad and it's alright
some things in the world make me mad and it's alright
in the morning when I see the sun 
I know I'm not the only one
it's alright

It's gonna be alright, B. 


Have a happy weekend, everyone!

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