Musical Messages from Beyond…

My deceased mother wasn’t finished using the car radio to connect with me while I meandered North. She had yet another musical message to communicate.

The next song up was one of my favorites. The kind of favorite where everything stops so I can sing and dance along whether I’m cooking or driving or having a drink on my porch with friends.

A childhood friend of mine, once told me that whenever he hears this song he thinks of me. This musical moment was also a way for my mother to do something in death that she didn’t do in life. Be supportive and kind to me.

 As her dementia slowly took over her brain, she no longer lived from her righteousness, anger, and judgement. In a conversation where she was trying to identify me as her daughter, she said, “You are the one I took all my anger at my mother out on.” YES, she did!

 But in death, there is only love. So, she followed up with a song I love with words of love. Bruno Mars’ “Treasure” flooded my car with sound. And they, Bruno and my mother told me-

 Give me all, give me all, give me all your attention baby
I got to tell you a little something about yourself
You’re wonderful, flawless, oh you’re a sexy lady
But you walk around here like you wanna be someone else

I know that you don’t know it, but you’re fine, so fine
Oh girl I’m gonna show you when you’re mine, oh mine

Treasure, that is what you are
Honey you’re my golden star
You know you can make my wish come true
If you let me treasure you
If you let me treasure you

Pretty girl, pretty girl, pretty girl you should be smiling
A girl like you should never live so blue
You’re everything I see in my dreams
I wouldn’t say that to you if it wasn’t true

I know that you don’t know it, but you’re fine, so fine
Oh girl I’m gonna show you when you’re mine, oh mine

Treasure, that is what you are
Honey you’re my golden star
You know you can make my wish come true
If you let me treasure you
If you let me treasure you

You are my treasure, you are my treasure
You are my treasure, yeah, you you you, you are
You are my treasure, you are my treasure
You are my treasure, yeah, you you you, you are

Treasure, that is what you are
Honey you’re my golden star
You know you can make my wish come true
If you let me treasure you
If you let me treasure you

Songwriters: ARI LEVINE, PETER GENE HERNANDEZ, PHILIP LAWRENCE, PHREDLEY BROWN

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