The Power of Two

by Kathy on February 1, 2012 · 3 comments

in Healing, Hope, Love, Pain, Peace, Song Lyrics

I was folding laundry this morning and listening to my iPod. It was on “shuffle” mode and the song “The Power of Two” by the Indigo Girls came on. I have always loved it and as I listened to the lyrics today I was reminded that it was the first dance song at the wedding reception of a couple that means a lot to me and my family.

This couple and their family are going through a very difficult and uncertain time in their life. Many of the words in The Power of Two speak to what our loved ones are experiencing. Listening to music has always been very healing for me during painful times in my life. This couple has shared with us in the past how it has helped them to listen to music at times and have a good cry. Listening to The Power of Two this morning I had a good cry thinking about our loved ones.

I ask for your positive thoughts and healing prayers for our loved ones during this time in their life. Thank you.

My heart goes out to anyone that is struggling today to make peace with the trials in and circumstances of their lives.

I also want to thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments on my last post Getting There. It wasn’t easy for me to share, but I found your words very validating and helpful for me to feel more at peace with our decision.

I will leave you with the lyrics to The Power of Two and hope they bring you some peace and comfort on this winter’s day:

The Power of Two

Now the parking lot is empty
Everyone’s gone someplace
I pick you up and in the trunk I’ve packed
A cooler and a two day suitcase

‘Cause there’s a place we like to drive
Way out in the country
And five miles out of the city limit we’re singin’
And your hand’s upon my leg

So we’re ok, we’re fine
Baby I’m here to stop your crying
Chase all the ghosts from your head
I’m stronger than the monster beneath your bed

Smarter than the tricks played on your heart
Look at them together then we’ll take them apart
Adding up the total of a love that’s true
Multiply life by the power of two

You know the things that I am afraid of
I’m not afraid to tell
And if we ever leave a legacy
It’s that we loved each other well

Because I’ve seen the shadows of so many people
Still trying on the treasures of youth
But a road that fancy and fast ends in a fatal crash
And I’m glad we got off to tell you the truth

So we’re ok, we’re fine
Baby I’m here to stop your crying
Chase all the ghosts from your head
I’m stronger than the monster beneath your bed

Smarter than the tricks played on your heart
Look at them together then we’ll take them apart
Adding up the total of a love that’s true
Multiply life by the power of two

All the shiny little trinkets of temptation
Something new instead of something old
All you gotta do is scratch beneath the surface
And it’s fool’s gold, fool’s gold, fool’s gold

Now we’re talking about a difficult thing
Your eyes are getting wet
I took us for better and I took us for worse
And don’t you ever forget it

Now there’s steel bars between me and a promise
Suddenly bend with ease
The closer I’m bound in love to you
The closer I am to free

So we’re ok, we’re fine
Baby I’m here to stop your crying
Chase all the ghosts from your head
I’m stronger than the monster beneath your bed

Smarter than the tricks played on your heart
Look at them together then we’ll take them apart
Adding up the total of a love that’s true
Multiply life by the power of two

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1 loribeth February 1, 2012 at 9:46 am

Oh. My. Gosh. I have never heard this song, but the lyrics could be an anthem for living childless/free after infertility. (Or many other challenging situations, I’m sure.) I got tears in my eyes just reading. Thank you for posting, Kathy. I hope your friends also find peace and comfort in their lives.

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2 Deborah February 1, 2012 at 10:56 am

It’s funny that you post this. Last week, when I was feeling all hormonal and depressed, I heard an Indigo Girls song on the radio that totally changed my day, too. It was Closer to Fine, which I’ve heard a million times over the past 15 years. But sometimes you just hear something differently when it comes at a time you need to hear it. And I feel much closer to fine, now. This song is beautiful. I hope whatever your loved ones are going through, it does get better soon.

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3 Kristin February 1, 2012 at 7:27 pm

I can’t believe I’ve never heard that song before…absolutely beautiful.

And, your friends definitely have my prayers.

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