I Turn to You

Thursday, July 30, 2015



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There are moments in life when we feel like breaking down, giving up, falling apart. There are times when life gets hard and rough. On moments like those, we need the one person; a person whom we look up to. In times like those, we turn to the one person; a person who’s like a safe haven. And for me, that one person is my mother. Today is my mother’s birthday. Therefore I would like to dedicate this writing to my one and only greatest warrior in my life; my mom. To tell you one thing or two about my mom, she is the toughest woman I’ve ever known. She’s beautiful, smart, hard-worker. She is brave and bold yet caring and tender at the same time. She would stand up for her children, no matter what she’s up against to. She is always there whenever her children need her, anywhere and anytime. A person to look up to. A person to turn to. Instead of leading the way and clearing up the path for her children, she holds our hands and walks every step along with us. She’s beyond a mother for me. She’s everything; the best of me.

When I’m lost in the rain, in your eyes I know I’ll find the light to light my way. And when I’m scared, and losing ground, when my world is going crazy, you can turn it all around. And when I’m down, you’re there pushing me to the top. You’re always there, giving me all you’ve got.” –Christina Aguilera, I Turn To You

Today’s song for Moments Of Our Lives part 2, just like I’ve mentioned above, is dedicated to my mother. It’s titled “I Turn To You”, performed by American singer Christina Aguilera. Though its lyrics are not mentioning ‘mother’ at all, this song always reminds me about my mom. And apparently Aguilera agreed with me, for she claimed that she sang this song while thinking about her mother. “I Turn To You” was released on March 30th 2000, served as the third single taken from her self-titled debut album. This ballad track was written by American prominent songwriter, Diane Warren.

"I Turn To You" single cover - source: en.wikipedia.org

“I Turn To You” is a song about calling upon the love of that special one when times get tough. Aguilera said in an interview, that this song is about that sort of perfect love, which we all dream; this kind of song can make you feel safe and warm anytime of the year, and there’s no one better to turn to for that than my own mother, she said. And I can’t agree more with her. My mom is a safe haven for me, and for all of her children. “When I’m lost in the rain, in your eyes I know I’ll find the light to light my way. And when I’m scared, and losing ground, when my world is going crazy, you can turn it all around. And when I’m down, you’re there pushing me to the top. You’re always there, giving me all you’ve got.” A great mom is always there for her children, at any cause, giving love that knows no bound. “When I lose the will to win, I just reach for you and I can reach the sky again. I can do anything, ‘cause your love is so amazing, ‘cause your love inspires me. And when I need a friend, you’re always on my side, giving me faith, taking me through the night.”
There are moments when the world seems harsh, when the life gets hard, when the time feels tough, when the path gets rough. Everytime it’s happening to me, I will find no one else but my mom. The one whom I know so well will always be there for me, give me warm, soothe my wary heart, wash away the anxiety. The one who will always welcome me with open arms. The one whom I truly trust to share all of my burdened thoughts and concerns. The one whom I believe to keep my secrets, even the darkest and the deepest. “For the arms to be my shelter through all the rain, for truth that will never change, for someone to lean on, for a heart I can rely on through anything, for that one who I can run to,” for everything that makes the world makes sense again and the life is worth living after all, “for a shield from the storm, for a friend, for a love to keep me safe and warm, I turn to you. For the strength to be strong, for the will to carry on, for everything you do, for everything that’s true, I turn to you.”

Christina Aguilera on "I Turn To You" music video - source: youtube.com

The music video for “I Turn To You” premiered on MTV’s “Making the Video” on April 3rd 2000, and later made it world premiere on MTV’s “Total Request Live” on April 10th 2000. It was directed by Joseph Kahn. I had always known this song as originally Aguilera’s. But then I found that it turned out to be a remake from All-4-One. Apparently, the American R n’ B quartet recorded this song for the soundtrack album of 1996 film “Space Jam”, but didn’t achieve much recognition at that time. Until Warren gave this song for Aguilera. Indeed, a diamond is meant to shine, when it’s time.

When I lose the will to win, I just reach for you and I can reach the sky again. I can do anything, ‘cause your love is so amazing, ‘cause your love inspires me. And when I need a friend, you’re always on my side, giving me faith, taking me through the night.” –Christina Aguilera, I Turn To You




“When I’m lost in the rain, in your eyes I know I’ll find the light to light my way
And when I’m scared, and losing ground, when my world is going crazy, you can turn it all around
And when I’m down, you’re there pushing me to the top
You’re always there, giving me all you’ve got

For a shield from the storm, for a friend
For a love to keep me safe and warm, I turn to you
For the strength to be strong, for the will to carry on
For everything you do, for everything that’s true, I turn to you

When I lose the will to win, I just reach for you and I can reach the sky again
I can do anything, ‘cause your love is so amazing, ‘cause your love inspires me
And when I need a friend, you’re always on my side
Giving me faith, taking me through the night

For the arms to be my shelter through all the rain
For truth that will never change, for someone to lean on
For a heart I can rely on through anything, for that one who I can run to”

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