'My Life Be Like' - Overcoming tough times
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There has been a song trending on Tiktok called 'Ooh Ahh – My Life Be Like'.
As soon as I heard it, I knew I recognised this song. I remember listening to it on a CD I had when I was a teenager.
Released in 2002, 'My Life Be Like' quickly rose in popularity and has been used on different films, such as, The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift.
On Tiktok the song is used as a way of emphasising someone’s current condition in life, whether that is living their best life or facing a challenging situation.
The lyrics of the song are immensely profound and deeply meaningful.
The lyrics of the song are immensely profound and deeply meaningful. They describe perseverance and determination through tough times and difficult circumstances, with each verse telling part of the story.
Can you resonate with any of these lyrics?
“I'm on an island by my lonesome stranded
Low key and stayin' candid, reflect on all the things I try my hand at”
“Encircled by my folly like a moat surround a castle
Stay afloat catch a second wind, thin is the air I breathe
Teary eyed nose runnin', wipe the snot on my sleeve”
“The fear of never falling in love
And the tears after losing the feelings of what you thought love was”
“The highs and lows, paths and roads I chose
In the cold I froze trying to ease my woes”
“So why oh why do I trip and stumble
And ooh ah, as commitment crumbles
I can't believe I'm here again”
At times it has felt like I’ve been stranded on an island by myself.
Life can be really hard at times! We make mistakes. We make the wrong decision. We fall down. I’ve been there! I’ve made mistakes. I’ve made wrong decisions and fallen down as a consequence. At times it has felt like I’ve been stranded on an island by myself, with my thoughts and emotions running wild through my head and heart.
In the context of the song, the lyric "Ooh Ahh - My Life Be Like" is more than simply acknowledging good or bad times and accepting them!
It is a deep cry within us to overcome and a longing for victory.
It is a deep cry within us to overcome and a longing for victory. To keep persevering and a determination to make it through.
The chorus says:
“It's times like these that make me say
Lord if you see me please come my way
Leavin' bread crumbs for when I stray
Rely on sacrifice and the price you pay”
“Feel me like a fingertip
God is always here with you! He is always as close as your fingertip. He will never leave you and he wants to help you through every situation that you are facing right now, whether it was as a result of your own mistakes or not.
When you cry out to him, God will always answer you. The sacrifice that Jesus made and the price he paid was enough.
You can overcome, because you are an overcomer! It is who you were made to be.