Getting through the tough times

Oh yeah? You ready for another tear jerker are ya? Don’t bet on it.

30 Days of Truth is moving along at a snails pace. Today’s prompt: A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days.

Guess what? I don’t have one of these. When I think about the music I’ve been drawn to its usually not related to a time where I was in a bad spot. Sure there was the U2 album that was released about the time the fiance broke off our relationship, leaving me stranded in a new city. I can’t listen to it without thinking about crying at the concert I then saw a month later. So yeah, that one really didn’t get me THROUGH anything. In fact, I’m pretty sure the single male in our group was trying to play the warm and welcome shoulder-to-cry-on gig …no, just no.

There there are the crazy happy silly songs that make me cry…which is another post all together.

But there is one song that always calms me and brings me back to a quiet place.  You should really give it a listen.  And I do apologize, it is Christmas music but it is my go to song…even in July.

Breath of Heaven, by Amy Grant

I have traveled
Many moonless nights
Cold and weary
With a babe inside
And i wonder
What i’ve done
Holy father
You have come
Chosen me now
To carry your son

I am waiting
In a silent prayer
I am frightened
By the load i bear
In a world as cold as stone
Must i walk this path alone
Be with me now
Be with me now

Breath of heaven
Hold me together
Be forever near me
Breath of heaven

Breath of heaven
Light in my darkness
Pour over me your holiness
For your holy breath of heaven

Do you wonder
As you watch my face
If a wiser one
Should have had my place
But i offer all i am
For the mercy of your plan
Help me be strong
Help me be
Help me

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10 comments to Getting through the tough times

  • Coffeypot

    I have had some tough times in my life, but music has never been the thing I would turn to for inspiration. I hang tough, I fight back, and, on occasion, I will go ‘out behind the barn’ and cry it out. But no woman, no job, no situation has ever made me run to the radio for comfort. Booze either. But if I have to choose a song that does inspire me it would be ‘Baby Let Me Bang Your Box’ by Doug Clark and The Hot Nuts. Now there’s inspiration!


  • Cold As Heaven

    No tear jerker? That would have been a nice opportunity to post some pictures of … no, I won’t urge you >:D


  • gigi

    I love that song…it’s gorgeous. I also love Mary Did You Know by Clay Aiken. It makes me sob.every.time.


  • magnolia

    i could write a thousand entries on this prompt. i LIVE for music.


  • Jill VT

    Those are beautiful lyrics; I’ll have to look that song up – I’ve never heard it.

    Thanks for the inspiration, by the way. Being pregnant in January takes a lot of patience and endurance.

    Although much better than NOT being pregnant, right!

    Thinking of you!


  • Symdaddy

    Music isn’t my rock.

    My rock is my rock!

    On ‘bad days’ I just put it though our local supermarket’s front window and run like hell.

    I know … you were probably looking for something more uplifting or inspirational.

    What can I say?


  • lifebeginsat30ty

    I like to think of music as the soundtrack rather than the driving force of my life. Or maybe I just hear music in my head? I’m not sure I’ve even heard this song! A go to depressed/beautiful go-to album is always Jeff Buckley’s Grace album.


  • Jackie

    I’m gonna have to go listen to the song now!


  • julie

    I LOVE music, but can’t say it “gets me through the tough times” either.
    However, since you mentioned the band, I did have a moment with the U2 song “One.” A guy I was dating (read: completely obsessed with) told me it was his “special song” with his ex-girlfriend. He dropped this bomb while we were making out. So for a while, when I’d hear that song, I would also feel a bit of murderous rage.
    It didn’t get me through anything – besides wanting to commit a felony, perhaps.
    But don’t worry. He was NOT worth jail time.
    Did that make me sound scary? I’m really not. I love Amy Grant, too ;-)


  • tulpen

    “Walk On” by U2. Came out right when we were plucked from our nice little life in Vermont and thrust into life in a big city ICU. Neither Al nor I can listen to it without bittersweet tears.


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