This is a tough one.
I wrote the lyrics to this song about two months ago. A friend of mine had been dealing with her mother having emergency health issues, and then dealing with her own, and then depression hit.
Having a family with Marfan Syndrome, I had gone through similar circumstances. And I’ve learned to sometimes concentrate on living just one day at a time.
So here’s another day
I try to get out of bed
you try to put a smile on my face
I’ll give you my hand
You help me make it up this hill
you rest my mind
I use your power of will
Just to make it till tomorrow
Just to make it through another day
It’s been a long time since I’ve gone through this, but I find myself needing to lean on people a lot right now.
My mother has entered the hospice program. Her heart is extremely weak, and she is in kidney failure. I am her proxy, and have to abide by her wishes of no extreme measures. I now know how to ask for help, how to lean on people, so I know that I’ll be okay. But I know many people get stuck in this dark place, as I once did.
If my music and/or lyrics help at least one person realize there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, that it’s okay to be sad and then move forward… then I have properly done my job.
If anyone you know is in a dark place, and needs help, please contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.