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25 Days, 25 Songs (Day 4) A Song That Calms You

Listening to this song, I can relate to the anxiety in her voice.  The run-on sentences, the fear, the desperation.  She doesn’t even seem to take a breath until the end of the second stanza when she reminds herself, “Breathe.  Just breathe . . . ”

When stress is high, sleep is hard to come by, and I’m “just as far in as I’ll ever be out,” I listen to this song.
And I breathe . . .


It looks like I’m not the only one . . .

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Trying to make sense of it all and . . . for the most part . . . doing it.

16 thoughts on “25 Days, 25 Songs (Day 4) A Song That Calms You

  1. It breaks my heart every time I hear it. The first verse reminds me of the ending of my 24 year marriage. I didn’t mean to fall out of love, I just did. Roger Darling is still a part of my life and I’m so thankful for that. I pray that someday I’ll get over the guilt.

    The second verse reminds me of my own battle with the bottle. I tried for years to kill myself slowly, because of my unhappiness. I should have left my marriage years ago, but tried so hard to make it work. To think of everyone’s happiness before my own.

    Some days I’m happy. Some days I’m sad. Some days I think it would be easier to return to him. To the life that I left. But I can’t. I just can’t.

    Thank you for linking back to my blog sweetheart.

    Love, Renee

  2. I think this makes the fourth time I’ve read this comment. It is so honest and heart-wrenching. I don’t want to cheapen it by responding with something less.

    I’ve read some variations on what people think this song means. No matter what the song was written about, it doesn’t change the fact that it reminds me to breathe. And if you sing along, you can’t help but slow down your momentum and breathe when it gets to that part.

    There are just some truths in there that are facts of life, no matter what you are pulling yourself through.

    “‘Cause you can’t jump the track, we’re like cars on a cable
    And life’s like an hourglass, glued to the table
    No one can find the rewind button, girl.”

    It reminds me that there is no way around but through.

    Thank you for your thoughts.

  3. A lovely song. And the first time ever to hear it. One for my I-pod. It does force you to breathe. The video images too really express the range of feelings well. So lovely to find a new artist that I like. Thanks for sharing this one.x

    1. I found this artist when I worked at a book/music store. They had a “new artist” shelf that quickly became one of my favorite sections in the store.

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