I can’t fully express what this song means to me. Every word resonates with me and how ironic that it shuffles on today… After all of these years I can’t say we are friends but I can say that I have grown past all of it, I have grown more than I ever imagined I could. Cheers to that.

That YearBrandi Carlile

Give Up the Ghost 2009 (Sony)

“That Year”

I must have been sleeping
I must have been drinking
I haven’t been dreaming about you for years
There was a sharp turn and a sunburn
I was too cool for high school that year

It must have been New Years
No one invited you
You took things too far
But I miss you
And your antics
You were lonesome
And blue eyed
And so special to us

You should have taken a long break
Instead of a long drop from a high place
Ten years I never spoke your name
Now it feels good to say it
You’re my friend again

He said he forgave you
I said I hated you
He was the bigger man
I was sixteen
All the innocence
It took for
You to finally make the year book
That year
That year

You should have taken a long break
Instead of a long drop
Instead of a leap of faith
Ten years I never spoke your name
Now it feels good to say that
You’re my friend again
You’re my friend again

I was angry
I was a Baptist
I was a daughter
I was wrong

“Backed into a corner”… Exactly how I feel. Stressed and pulled into so many different directions. Feelings of sadness and anger are sometimes so overwhelming. Work, family, commute, decisions, money are wearing me thin.

I want to be stronger, I want more control and most of all I want to learn to be happy and to let the little shit go. This is a constant struggle for me. I need to work more on myself, like I used to. I think a part of me is scared of what I may find… Scared of how far I have come and how much work it is going to take to get me back where I want to be.

A personal post tonight accompanied with a sample of Backed Into The Corner, an amazing single from Amy Stroup. Highly recommended, so much so that I am recommending that you purchase it.

Backed Into The Corner (Sample).m3u

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