I was listening to the “Dear Sugar” podcast today, while cleaning and cooking, and Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond were answering a listener’s question about whether or not she was having a mid-life crisis, because she’s sleeping with much younger men. The “Sugars” advised her to listen to her instincts / intuition, that tell her that something is not right, and quote a Bob Dylan lyric, “when somethin’s not right, it’s wrong.” They advised her to write that lyric down, and tape it to her mirror, so that she will see it every day. That lyric really hit home for me , and so I wanted to share it with you all.
I don’t know about y’all, but sometimes I over analyze the hell out of a situation or relationship — is it the right situation for me, is he the right person for me??? etc., etc. I can make myself crazy with the pro and con lists, so crazy that many times I don’t end up making decisions at all, and just wait for the situation to destruct on its own accord. DRAMA!!
How simple instead to just apply the Bob Dylan lyric: if something’s not right, it’s wrong. Is there something about this person or situation that does not feel right? If yes, then it is not right. It is wrong.
Boom. Done. LOVE IT!
The lyric is from the Bob Dylan song, “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go,” and like any Bob Dylan song, I prefer it when sung by someone else (hate me, I don’t care, but I really hate Bob Dylan’s voice. He’s an amazing songwriter, but as a singer, meh, not so much), and so, below is the Miley Cyrus cover. Enjoy!
I’ve seen love go by my door / It’s never been this close before / Never been so easy or so slow / Been shooting in the dark too long / When somethin’s not right it’s wrong / Yer gonna make me lonesome when you go