Song Lyric Sunday | “Over and Over” – Puff Johnson

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and author Jim Adams from A Unique Title For Me is our current guest host. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

This week’s theme is  “End/Finish/Over/Stop.

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As the first anniversary of my husband’s passing approaches next weekend, I’m just as surprised at how fast the year has gone as I am how far I’ve come.
On my worst days when I wanted to hide under the covers or veg out in a corner, I could hear Den saying, “Nope. That’s not an option. Get up and get moving, babe.”
There were days I was grateful for the push, but there were still times when I was resentful and angry. It was during those times, I seem to be more aware of Den’s presence, patient and practical, guiding me to do things over and over again to find a rhythm and my flow again… to get back to me.
I used Over and Over by Ewanya “Puff” Johnson in February of 2017 for the “hills and mountains” prompt, but I’ve been playing it daily for the last few months for its driving motivation to keep going. To live and not simply exist. It also makes me smile remembering how much Den teased me about playing it.

Sometimes memories are all we have, but they come to mind just when we need them the most.

Over and Over appeared on the soundtrack of The First Wives Club in 1996. Released as a single in Europe and Australia, it was a Top 20 hit on both continents.

FUN FACTS:

  • After finishing a tour in 2009, Puff stayed in South Africa for a year because of the nice treatment she received. Puff said she’d had never met people as friendly and welcoming as South Africans. She and her music are still popular there seven years after her death.
  • Puff toured Europe in 1997 as an opening act for Michael Jackson.
  • Her 1996 critically acclaimed debut album, Miracle, was produced by Randy Jackson of American Idol-fame.
  • This talented young artist’s life was cut short far too soon. The Detroit native died in 2013 after a seven-year battle with cervical cancer.

Enjoy!

See my Song Lyric Sunday selection for FeliciaDenise.com.

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Over and Over

Compiled from Genius Lyrics, Google, Wikipedia, Songfacts.com, and YouTube.

19 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday | “Over and Over” – Puff Johnson

  1. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. I’m glad to hear you are doing what you can to help you through this time. The lyrics to the song is so beautiful. Healing, love, and a virtual hug to you.

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  2. Oh that year has gone by so quickly Felicia. The song you shared has the most beautiful lyrics and I can see you choosing it each day as your anthem and to remind you of what your husband always encouraged you to do. Thinking of you at this time, wishing you courage and sending you love and hugs 🥰❤️

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      1. He was a character who never met a stranger! He’d recount something his “friend” Larry said, and my daughter would fuss, “Your friend? Daddy, you talked to the man for thirteen minutes in the check-out line!” 😄😄😄

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  3. What a great way to continue to honor your late hubby in the music you share with us each week. The strength we get from our loved ones that has passed is amazing most of the time. I can’t hear “Footprints in the Sand” by Leona Lewis without thinking about my granddaughter who passed away over 11 years ago because that is the track I put to her memorial video. Early on, it would break me, but now it is a sweet thought provoking song that makes me wonder what she would be like now. Praying for you on the anniversary. The first one tends to be the hardest, at least in my experience. Smiles and hugs to you! 🙂

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