Monday, August 23, 2010

Music Monday: Hate On Me by Jill Scott

It's an exciting milestone this week for Lady Java: the 100th round of her Music Monday meme, so I'll be submitting my best selections here and over on Roxy's Bay Head Blog.

This week's Music Monday post at Roxiticus Desperate Housewives was prompted by a couple of things... seeing and hearing the Glee cast version of "Hate on Me" as London and Maddie and I watched the entire first season together, and an unpleasant incident last week with a client of Rex's (we'll call him Tio) who can't get past his hatred to happiness. No matter how the episode with Tio turns out, it is a lesson to me in the importance of letting go of my anger, hatred, all negative emotions. Here is Tio, on the verge of a $70 million score for the sale of his company, and he can't let go of his negativity long enough to accept and enjoy it. And although I've never hated anyone the way Tio does, I do have a tendency not to accept people (even children) for who they are, letting my negative emotions (annoyance, fear, grudges) get in the way of happiness.

Just last weekend, we invited all of the neighbors to a huge 40th birthday party for Rex's son Trader at our beach house in Bay Head, NJ, featuring the awesome Springsteen cover band Tramps Like Us. The very next night, I found myself holding a grudge against the family across the street, who attended our party but the very next night (for the second year in a row) invited all of the other kids in the neighborhood EXCEPT London and Maddie to their twins' 11th birthday party. I should just put it behind me and be the better person, ask myself, "What would Jesus do?" But I'm more likely ask, "What would Glee's Sue Sylvester do?" (and that's how Sue sees it!)

If I could give you the world
On a silver platter
Would it even matter?
You’d still be mad at me

If I could find in all this
A dozen roses
Which I would give to you
You’d still be miserable

In reality, I’m gonna be who I be
And I don’t feel no faults
For all the lies that you bought
You can try as you may
Break me down but I say
That it ain’t up to you
Gone and do what you do

Hate on me, hater
Now or later
‘Coz I’m gonna do me
You’ll be mad, baby
Go ‘head and hate
Go ‘head and hate on me, hate on
‘Coz I’m not afraid of it
What I got I paid for
You can hate on me

Ooh, if I gave you peaches
Out of my own garden
And I made you a peach pie
Would you slap me high

What if I gave you diamonds
Out of my own womb
Would you feel the love in that,
Or ask “why not the moon”?

If I gave you sanity
For the whole of humanity,
Had all the solutions
For the pain and pollution

No matter where I live,
Despite the things I give,
You’ll always be this way
So go ‘head and….

You cannot hate on me
‘Cuz my mind is free
Feel my destiny
So shall it be

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1stopmom said...

I absolutely love this song!!! But then again I am a huge fan of Jill Scott :)

RE - Pod313 Tech Tips said...

Jill is hot. her voice is like a symphony all on it's own. good choice.

LadyJava said...

am here to select my fav song for the 100th edition of MM Roxy.. good luck sweetie!

Erik said...

I haven't heard the tune, only read the words because my sweetie is still sleeping.

This hit me like a ton of bricks. I expect it did the same to anyone who has ever cared for someone who throws out the roses they are gifted, only to keep the thorns. (Not referring to above sweetheart)

I have someone I need to send this to. Thank you for sharing.