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NOM Song of the Week: Am I the Only One?

Continuing the country theme this week I offer up a selection from the Dixie Chicks rhetorically titled Am I the Only One (Who’s Ever Felt This Way)? Thanks to the Internet and forums like the New Order Mormon board, folks who used to sit through sacrament meeting or Gospel Doctrine wondering if they are the only ones who have ever felt the way they do about the church no longer need to wonder: the answer is no! And that’s awfully good to know.

There Is No Good Reason
I Should Have To Be So Alone
I'm Smothered By This Emptiness
Lord I Wish I Was Made Of Stone
Like I Fool I Lent My Soul To Love
And It Paid Me Back In Change
God Help Me
Am I The Only One Who's Ever Felt This Way?

A Heart That's Worn And Weathered
Would Know Better Than To Fight
But I Wore Mine Like A Weapon
Played Out Love Like A Crime
And It Wrung Me Out And Strung Me Out
And It Hung Years On My Face
God Help Me
Am I The Only One Who's Ever Felt This Way?

Now My Sense Of Humor Needs A Break
I See A Shadow In The Mirror
And She's Laughin' Through Her Tears
One More Smile's All I Can Fake

There Is A Wound Inside Me
And It's Bleeding Like A Flood
There's Times When I See A Light Ahead
Hope Is Not Enough
As Another Night Surrounds Me
And It Pounds Me Like A Wave
God Help Me
Am I The Only One Who's Ever Felt This Way?

God Help Me
Am I The Only One Who's Ever Felt This Way?

Comments

Joseph's Left One

Yep, that's how it works.

You're the only one who's ever--

Doubted
Thought church was boring
Had unanswered questions
Masturbated
Wanted more to life than Mormonism offered

They get you to feel like the exception, so you feel alone and marginalized. If you're "off" and not with the program, then clearly you need the church to set you on the right course.

It's not until you realize that you're not alone that you understand that the everyone thinks that way. We're all made to feel marginalized and dependent.

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