1.14.15 | Use Somebody – Kings of Leon

Standout Lyric/sI’ve been roaming around / always looking down at all I see

It’s definitely been a while since I heard this song.
For some reason though, it was the cadence at work today. I think it started with a manager singing it and then trickled its way to the servers and even some of the cooks who can barely speak English!
I guess it is a crowd favorite though. You could put this song on anywhere, and you would get so many people who knew it or people who wanted to know it.
Hearing this being sung today, definitely took me back.
It took me back to a time, the very first time, that I was s c a r e d and a l o n e in a city that I just picked up my things and moved to. I felt like the reason I came to this city was so that I could start over and gain relationships that molded me into the “real” me rather then hinder me. But during this lonely time, I started to think that it wasn’t the city letting me down, it was myself. I searched and searched to try to find who I was, but I didn’t have to search or put my hand out to anyone. I was and will always be who I am. I just needed to see that a new city or a new friends list wasn’t going to be the way to find it.
I know a lot of people who think that I left to start over, and maybe I did, in the beginning. But I think what I needed was to be away from those people to form my own opinions about the world and what’s in it on my own.

Yours for the listening,