Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Back stabbers. . .

What they do! . . . . 

All the time they want to take your place
The back stabbers (back stabbers)
(They smile in your face)
All the time they want to take your place
The back stabbers (the back stabbers)

I love songs that tell stories in their music.
I find this song quite funny because it's a dance song but you wouldn't see it as a topic to be dancing about - talking about people who talk about you behind your back or appear to be fake in front of your face.  Do you know many people who pretend to smile in your face, or actually do smile in your face but you know those smiles could just as easily slip from their faces?  Why do people want to take your place?  Do they think that living your life is much easier or better than their own?  Your biggest back stabbers may be people who don't really know you at all, or it could be people that know the most about you but you have been enjoyed being disingenuous lately.  I guess when you choose not to tell people how much you actually know about them, it depends doesn't it?  If you choose not to say anything it's because you don't want to blow the whistle on them or see little point in doing so.

All you fellows who have someone and you really care, yeah, yeah
Then it's all you fellows who better beware yeah, yeah
Somebody's out to get your lady
A few of your buddies sure look shady 
Blades are long, clenched tight in their fist
Aimin' straight at your back
And I don't think they'll miss
(What they do!)

The story line of this song intrigues me.
It makes out that his friends are all after his lady, but what if it wasn't what it appeared to be?
What if the lady wasn't as innocent as she appeared to be?  Maybe the buddies are shady because yes, their intentions are shady, but there is not much said about whether the lady isn't receptive to the attention that has paid to her.  What if you foil their attempts to get your lady?  What if you confront them for backstabbing you - what happens next?  You should become more discerning at recognising what shady people look like.  It might be hard to see that maybe people keep their shadiness on the inside, which is why it can sometimes be hard to see it on their exterior.  How clever some people are.


(They smile in your face)
All the time they want to take your place
The back stabbers (the back stabbers)
I keep gettin' all these visits from my friends, yeah what they doin' to me
They come to my house again and again and again and again, yeah
So they are there to see my woman
I don't even be home but they just keep comin'
What can I do to get on the right track
I wish they'd take some of these knives off my back

Be careful of who comes to call.
Are you aware of people who constantly try to bring themselves to your house?  Your house doesn't necessarily need to mean your actual house, but to other places that you call home - including your mind, your heart, your body and your soul.  Those places that you hold dear to yourself that you may unwittingly open up to others, but they mistreat you.  It is no wonder that they will try to come to your house again and again (five times in the song) in the hope that they will be able to figure out how to replicate those feelings of being at home  - in their own home.  What can you do to banish unwelcome people from your home - even if they are people that you might have let in previously?  You could call them round and give them their knives back, if you've figured out how to take them out of your back.  It takes some great skill to do that, but once you realise what's important - stay true.

(They smile in your face)
All the time they want to take your place
The back stabbers (the back stabbers)
Low down dirty 
(What they do!)
(They smile in your face)
Smiling face. . . smiling faces sometimes tell lies (back stabbers)
(They smile in your face)
I don't need low down dirty bastards (back stabbers)

I hope that you can wipe those smiles off their faces.
Or if you like, you have a smile of your own to match those taunting smiles. 
I guess it comes down to the kind of smile that they have when they're smiling in your face. 
You can decide for yourself how much of what they do, that you want to accept or hold them to account.  You can learn from the low down dirty tricks that people have tried to play on you, or you can choose to walk away from those tricks and refocus on what you need to do.  It may not feel like it right now, but there will come a time when that smile on your face will be genuine and at peace with what you are finally doing with your life.  If you are going to live your best life, there is definitely no room in that best life of yours for back stabbers. . . .