Check Out the Lyrics

As we all know music is powerful. The other day a person that I follow on YouTube made some interesting points about the song No Pain No Gain by Betty Wright. People of my generation grew up listening to that song. In my opinion the song can be looked at from two different ways obviously. The song no pain no gain was a popular song. Anyway the person on YouTube felt that the song had an negative effect on women. Basically the song encourages women to take bull crap from men. I have to admit that she has a point.

I have decided to share lyrics from songs on my blog to check the meaning. Here are the lyrics to No Pain No Gain by Betty Wright. Are the lyrics uplifting or do they keep women in bad relationships? Isn’t love about give and take? When is enough a enough in a relationship? There will be ups and downs in every relationship. Hmmmm.

“No Pain, No Gain”


My baby and are back together again
Lovin’ is better than it’s ever been
If it weren’t for the trials we’ve been through
I’d never have the courage to come back to you

We’re all entitled to make a mistake
We got to prepare for some heartbreak
I as earnin’ my man, while I was learnin’ my man
Something you young girls might not understand

No pain (No pain), no pain (No pain)
No gain (No gain), no
No pain (No pain), no pain (No pain)
No gain (No gain)

There was an old lady sittin’ under a tree
She called me over and she said to me
“My days left here may not be long
I wouldn’t waste my time tellin’ you nothin’ wrong

But love is a flower that needs the sun and the rain
A little bit of pleasure’s worth a whole lot of pain
If you learn this secret, how to forgive
A longer and better life you’ll live’

No pain (No pain), no pain (No pain)
No gain (No gain), mmm
No pain (No pain), no pain (No pain)
No gain (No gain)

Anything worth havin’ at all
Is worth workin’ for and waitin’ for
Some of my closest friends
Have thought they had their thing on a string
Just ’cause that man was bringin’ ’em flowers and candy and all kinds of gifts
Mmm, mmm, honey
Some gifts are just to make him feel better while he’s on his guilt trip
About the night before
You know what I mean
Especially when you know you haven’t been doin’ the things you should do
Think about it
What is the man tryin’ to tell you
Sometimes flowers mean “Maybe we should just be friends’
Do you get my drift
Hang if you can hang
No pain, no gain

In order to get something
You got to give something
In order to be something
You got to go through something

Be a cook in the kitchen, a lady in the streets
You can’t show your teeth to every guy you meet
It’s alright to be a little sweet
But be a mama with the kids and you know what in the sheets

No pain (No pain)
No pain (No pain)
No gain (No gain)

See, you can’t give up ’cause times get hard
It’s just that old evil devil trying to keep us apart
Say devil you ain’t getting nothin’ here
I’m holding on to my man and have no fear

No pain (No pain), no pain (No pain)
No gain (No gain), oh
No pain (No pain), no pain (No pain)
No gain (No gain)

See you can’t give up ’cause times get hard
It’s just that old devil tryin’ keep us apart
Say devil, you ain’t got nothin’ here
I’m holdin’ to my man, and have no fear

No pain (No pain), no pain (No pain)
No gain (No gain)
No-no pain (No pain), no pain (No pain)
No gain (No gain)

Oh, no pain (No pain), no pain (No pain)
No gain (No gain)
No-no-no-no pain (No pain, no pain), no-no-no-no-no-no-no pain (No gain)
No-no pain, no-no pain (No pain), no-no pain (No pain), no pain (No gain), no pain

No pain (No pain, no pain, no gain)
In order to get something (No pain), give something (No pain)
To be something (No gain) you got to go through something
(No pain, no pain, no gain)

Oh…no pain (No pain), no pain (No pain)
No gain (No gain)
No-no-no-no-no-no-no-no-no-no-no-no-no-no (No pain)
No-no-no-no (No pain, no gain)

No…no pain (No pain), no pain (No pain)
No gain (No gain)
You’re really not to gain anything (No pain, no pain)
Without (No gain) goin’ through some pain

No pain (No pain), no pain (No pain)
No-no (No gain)

(No pain, no pain, no gain)
No pain (No pain), no pain (No pain)
No pain (No gain), no gain, no pain, no gain

Get something (No pain, no pain)
You got to go through something (No gain)
No pain (No pain), no pain (No pain)
No gain (No gain)

Hear me when I say no pain, no gain (No pain), no pain, no gain (No pain)
No pain, no gain (No gain)

What’s Tameeka Listening To?

Hello Everyone!

This is my first what’s Tameeka listening to for 2017. I love music especially rock and roll when I took a test about which metal band that I am I got Metallica!!! I am a huge fan of Metallica. I came across this awesome video of two ladies playing Metallica songs on harps!! Check it out!


Happily Ever After

Normally I don’t write a lot of posts on celebrities but every once in awhile I do when there’s an awesome story. In case some of you don’t know NFL Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and R & B singer Ciara tied the knot almost three days ago. I know what you are thinking okay Tameeka what’s the point of this. Well I’ll tell you their love story is rather fascinating. Russell Wilson is a Christian. They both made the decision Not to have sex until they got married. They were engaged for quite a while and that says a whole lot about Russell’s Christian walk imagine all the people that they have inspired including me.

Ciara hasn’t had good relationships in the past she has a child with rapper Future and he has bad mouth about her the whole time that they have been split up. Word to the wise any ex who spends too much time talking about their ex whether it’s good or bad are not over them. Otherwise why waste all the time and energy talking about a person who they have entirely no dealing with think about it. Anyways back on track Future talked so bad about Ciara to whomever would listen on Twitter and on radio shows to name a few. She must be on his mind a lot and I bet even more now that she’s married. I’m sure the things that he said hurt her. He only did that in hopes of ruining her happiness. God rewarded her for not going down to his level. Besides she has Russell he showed her what a real man is. Why ruin your blessing acting ugly? It’s just not worth it.

What we need to take from this story is that God is in control no human has control over your happiness in your life. We have to trust him always. We must never allow a person to think that they can speak existence into our lives because guess what they can’t. God has a blessing with our names on it. The best is yet to come. Believe that. Ciara has her king they got married in London in a castle which was great considering all the frogs that she had to kiss in order to have her king. Kiss the frogs but don’t have sex with the frogs. You don’t want warts. People carry spirits it’s important not to come in contact or entertain the wrong ones. LMBO!!!

Anyway God has us to do or go through certain things for a reason. Having sex before marriage ruins things no one wants to end up being just another notch in a person’s belt. Many people laughed when Russell and Ciara chose to wait to have sex but look at them now. There is no doubt in my mind that Russell will be a great husband look how he has demonstrated his leadership Yeap he’s definitely King worthy. I’m so very happy for them. May they enjoy many blissful years together with God as their foundation I am sure that they will!



Christian Music Vs Secular Music

If I were stranded on a deserted island, the five things that I would bring with me would be the Bible, AJ and Kalieel, a MP3 player with thousands of songs that I love and my Boaz. I have not heard of a scripture that says that we should not listen to secular music. Maybe secular music is something of the world I guess. Also it contains foul language at times I don’t listen to music with bad words. However that’s where things begin to get hazy. First of all I am a music lover of all music that’s right all music. Gospel music Mahalia Jackson, Shirley Caesar, Sam Cooke, Take 6 and Etta James, Christian Hip Hop Bizzle, Sevin, Canton Jones, Da Truth and R-Swift, Heavy Metal Metallica, Megadeath, White Zombie, Pantera and Rage Against the Machine, Hip Hop Run DMC, KRS One, Biggie, 2 Pac, and Snoop Dogg, Country Shania Twain, LeAnn Rimes, Faith Hill, Reba McEntire and Johnny Cash, R&B Maxwell, Jill Scott, India.Arie, Brian McKnight and Donnell Jones, Pop Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey and Becky G , classical and jazz as well as much more.

Music is very powerful it can effect our mood. It can uplift, make you sad and violent too. The reason why I say that it gets hazy about Christian music and secular music is because that at times they sound very similar. And some Christian music gets played on mainstream radio stations. Christian musicians gets awards on mainstream music award shows. Let’s use Kirk Franklin as an example he actually samples mainstream music in his music. He has a song called Smile that has a sample in it called Your smile by the R&B duo Rene & Angela. When I hear the song I hear the words but in the back of my mind I think of Your smile. I am very familiar with the song Your smile my mother had it on LP which she listened to on Sunday when she had my sisters and I cleaning. My mother had her ways of getting us to do housework still that’s another subject. Right now there is a huge controversy going on about the Kirk Franklin and Kanye West collaboration I’m just over here like why are people surprised the man samples mainstream music that we all listen to. The way that I see it two things can happen from this collaboration Kanye can get close to God and gain his soul or Kirk will lose his. If there is a line where is it? I am not ashamed to admit that I don’t know simply because I don’t know everything. I’m sure from Kirk point of view Kanye is a brother that he’s trying to help. Kanye in the past has display his hate for God many times. He definitely is a lost soul that I pray for. Many people who have hate in their hearts are actually hurting inside. Well if listening to secular music is wrong I will work on it. Pray for and I’m being serious.