365 Days of Music: Day 364

This year has been one of tremendous change for me, evidenced in the progression of song choices from start to finish.  When this project began, I was adrift within an industry that was slowly killing me inside and out;  I was also single, jaded, and decidedly against ever allowing another into my heart again.  I was content to fly solo, to just keep on punching the clock.  I was fast becoming a shell, living on autopilot.  To me, it seemed I’d hit a breaking point.

And then, I switched jobs within said industry, and in the process, I gained the man I’d been looking for in every other I’d tied myself to.  I was able to stitch my broken heart back together after the grief over my grandfather’s demise.  And in recent weeks, I escaped the industry of hell, qualified for unemployment, and promptly have begun to reassess my life and what I want from it.

Even when it seems impossible, my body seems to carry itself forward, even if only an inch at a time.  It walks onward, until my heart and mind rejoin it.  This year has been proof of that, more than ever.  What will the next year bring?  Aside from the freedom of not blogging daily, I can’t say.  But the slate is clean and fresh, and it’s waiting for my next move.

And love is not the easy thing
The only baggage that you can bring…
And love is not the easy thing…
The only baggage you can bring
Is all that you can’t leave behind

And if the darkness is to keep us apart
And if the daylight feels like it’s a long way off
And if your glass heart should crack
And for a second you turn back
Oh no, be strong

Walk on, walk on
What you got they can’t steal it
No they can’t even feel it
Walk on, walk on…
Stay safe tonight

You’re packing a suitcase for a place none of us has been
A place that has to be believed to be seen
You could have flown away
A singing bird in an open cage
Who will only fly, only fly for freedom

Walk on, walk on
What you’ve got they can’t deny it
Can’t sell it, or buy it
Walk on, walk on
Stay safe tonight

And I know it aches
And your heart it breaks
And you can only take so much
Walk on, walk on

Home… hard to know what it is if you’ve never had one
Home… I can’t say where it is but I know I’m going home
That’s where the heart is

and I know it aches
How your heart it breaks
And you can only take so much
Walk on, walk on

Leave it behind
You got to leave it behind
All that you fashion
All that you make
All that you build
All that you break
All that you measure
All that you feel
All this you can leave behind
All that you reason
All that you sense
All that you speak
All you dress-up
All that you scheme…

Day 364:  Walk On – U2


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