No One

This past month, there has been a little two year old voice in our house singing “No one, no one, no ooooooonnne.  Oh, oh, oh, oh….”  I’m an Alicia Keys fan and often join in when Maliya starts to belt this tune.  Some shyness seems to have fled as Maliya has sang this song at full volume in restaurants, while shopping and on the plane.  We recently had a spontaneous trip to Maui, and for the first three hours on the plane ride there, she sang, sang, sang, then suddenly grew quiet and fell asleep. (Finally.)

No One talks about a inseparable love between two people.  It’s quite evident that these two people have been through a lot together when A.Keys talks about going through days and nights, when the rain comes pouring down and how people will try to divide something so real.  I believe we are relational people.  No one wants to be alone, we all need a friend, relative, a significant other, a community. While Alicia Keys is probably singing about a relationship between lovers, when I sing this with Maliya, I think of a motherly love. No one, no one, no one, can get in the way of what I feel for my little girl. (Who by the way is doing donkey kicks in bed at 9:52pm as I write this.)

Song: No One
Artist: Alicia Keys
ECEmom Rating: G


Lyrics:
I just want you close
Where you can stay forever
You can be sure
That it will only get better

You and me together
Through the days and nights
I don’t worry ’cause
Everything’s going to be alright
People keep talking they can say what they like
But all I know is everything’s going to be alright

No one, no one, no one
Can get in the way of what I’m feeling
No one, no one, no one
Can get in the way of what I feel for you, you, you
Can get in the way of what I feel for you

When the rain is pouring down
And my heart is hurting
You will always be around
This I know for certain

You and me together
Through the days and nights
I don’t worry ’cause
Everything’s going to be alright
People keep talking they can say what they like
But all I know is everything’s going to be alright

No one, no one, no one
Can get in the way of what I’m feeling
No one, no one, no one
Can get in the way of what I feel for you, you, you
Can get in the way of what I feel

I know some people search the world
To find something like what we have
I know people will try, try to divide, something so real
So till the end of time I’m telling you there ain’t no one

No one, no one
Can get in the way of what I’m feeling
No one, no one, no one
Can get in the way of what I feel for you

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh [x2]