Trying to Stay Alive

This is a tough one.

New Raygun Girls song coming out this Friday, 2/2, on all streaming services.  You know, Spotify, Itunes, etc…  Keep a look out on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook for the links!

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.

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