So I heard this one on the way home yesterday for the first time from start to finish. It was as I was pulling back into Brooklyn, or the annoyance that I call my reality, filled with realizations and frustrations over current positions and situations.
I've heard DJs announce the song a few times in the past couple of weeks but always changed the station for some reason. I just didn't want to hear it then and there.
The moment was right this time though. Keith's got a powerful song on his hands here, and one that's poignant beyond belief for this time.
The more I face though, including the all-dooming glass ceiling (or wall, as my case might be), the more it matters to me to face it all as a girl and stand side by side with others who do the same. It's actually pretty incredible to encounter and realize there are strong women in your life and that people, of both genders, can learn something from each and every one else.
Not to discount men by any means - because I know some pretty incredible ones who I admire and respect so much - but Keith lays out just some of the roles that women play and... well, you never realize how much is on your shoulders until you really list it out.. or Keith Urban does it for you.
When somebody talks about how it was Adam first
Does that make Eve second best
Or did He save the best for last?
Sister, shoulder, daughter, lover
Healer, broken halo, mother
Nature, fire, suit of armor
Soul survivor, holy water
Secret keeper, fortune teller
Virgin Mary, scarlet letter
Technicolor, river wild
Baby girl, woman child
She's the heart of life
She's the dreamer's dream
She's the hands of time
She's the queen of kings