Disability Awareness & Advocacy, Music, Uncategorized

I Won’t Let Go! I Will Defy Gravity!

By The Veer Union

“Defying Gravity”

Heavy is the heart I’m holding
(it’s holding me down)
With the weight of the world with no wings
(I’m stuck to the ground)

What was once a dream?
Is lost inside a scream?
I just need the energy
So I can fight the enemy in me

(I won’t let go, I won’t let go!)

I’ve been six feet underground
Fighting to be found
But I won’t let go
I won’t let go!
I’ve been locked inside a cage
Left to rot away
But I won’t let go
I won’t let go!

(I will be, defying gravity!
I will be, I will be defying gravity!)

This is not a revelation
(It’s what I’ve become)
This is just a destination
(To where I belong)

So I will right the wrong
And rise up to the sun
I just need the energy
So I can fight the enemy in me…

(I won’t let go, I won’t let go!)

I’ve been six feet underground
Fighting to be found
But I won’t let go
I won’t let go!
I’ve been locked inside a cage
Left to rot away
But I won’t let go
I won’t let go!

(I will be, defying gravity!
I will be, I will be defying gravity!)

(I will be, defying gravity!
I won’t let go… I WON’T LET GO!!!)

I’ve been six feet underground
Fighting to be found
But I won’t let go
I won’t let go!
I’ve been locked inside a cage
Left to rot away
But I won’t let go
I won’t let go!

(I will be, defying gravity!
I will be, I will be defying gravity!)

I fell into the fire,
Then stepped into the storm
The truth is but a liar
The day that it was born
I’ll erase the lies within
To find the truth again

I will be, defying gravity…

I will be defying gravity!!

There are those moments in life, when I become weary and heartsick. Tired of what seems to be an unending battle for every little forward step I try to take on behalf of my son and others. I feel so sore, with an ache that spreads down deep into my bones, and every movement brings pain … and I weep for all the wrongs in the world. I don’t understand (and will never understand) why people hurt people, when we’re all suppose to be ONE. We’re suppose to care about each other, to protect each other… to only do good unto and for each other.

I am resting right now – just a little while along this path called Life.

And then I will pick myself up again and move – one step at a time… down the road – until I meet up with YOU.

I hope you’re looking for me too.

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Disability Awareness & Advocacy, Music, Uncategorized

I Will Never Surrender

Foo Fighters – The Pretender

This is one of my “fight” songs.

I have many.

Feel the music.

Fight for the people you love.

I’m posting this to remind myself and others – that speaking out on behalf of people in need, I know, is never easy. Sometimes it’s even dangerous – but when hate seems to be everywhere, we can’t rest.

We must be brave. We have to stand up, draw a line in the sand, and take exception to that hate.

We must tell the misguided, ignorant, confused, mean, cruel and evil to back the fuck up.

In anyway that we can, we must protect those who are less-fortunate and those who are considered “less than”, because I believe that THEY are the “most” of all of us. They decide who we really are as human beings. Let that sink in for a moment.

Before I begin to get deep, dark and dirty, know that at the heart of ALL that I do (say and write), is not just for my child’s sake alone – but for all of those who are struggling in a world of hurt.

I have found that in the quiet of the night, when my mind is not at rest, ideas come to me – and I accept that these thoughts come into existence almost like an outside force and as a way towards making the world a better place – in spite of those who build walls to keep people in and to also keep people out.

No matter how awful or sad it gets, we can’t ever give up. We’ve heard it said, It’s always darkest before the dawn. And so from time to time, as we wage what seems to be an all-consuming battle against the darkness, we must remain vigilant that we don’t lose ourselves as we make our way to the light of a new day.

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Music, Uncategorized

A Brief Intermission: with AC/DC!

Pause before Part Two….

Just….. because. It’s a Friday, right before the weekend – and super heroes come in all shapes and sizes. I wish that I could have seen AC/DC in concert, but too busy taking care of business at home and living life over the years. This is a favorite of mine and my grandson’s. We rock out to this when we’re in the car and traveling – and we never give up. Always moving forward.

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Disability Awareness & Advocacy, Music, Uncategorized

Words Darker Than Their Wings

By Alter Bridge

Good Sunday morning. For your listening pleasure and consideration of what is justice (and action/advocacy) for those who are oppressed in this world – and to engage. We must all become aware and take responsibility in creating positive change. The point is to keep shining the light of truth in all the dark corners… and never stop doing the right thing. Anyway, that’s my personal interpretation.

Lyrics: Words Darker Than Their Wings

They say you are right
I hope that I’m wrong
I know that you tried
But still it is gone

Just don’t you lose hope
I swear I never dream that we’re alone
Now don’t you let go
I swear I still believe though I don’t know

Remember the years
I still walked tall
I only fear
Now I only crawl

How could I be wrong?
I hope there comes a day your fear is gone
How could we be lost?
Lost just cease to be not carry on
Into the light may you fall
Into the light may you follow
Into the light may you know
Truth alone

Into the light may you fall
Into the light may you follow
Into the light may you know
Truth alone

You can love someone
Go never to ask why
Or to fear again
Go find your peace tonight
Go set out towards the sun
Let the new begin
Go soon your day will come.
Day will come

Into the light may you fall
Into the light may you follow
Into the light may you know
Truth alone

Into the light may you fall
Into the light may you follow
Into the light may you know
Truth alone
Truth alone

Truth alone
Truth alone

Songwriters: MARK TREMONTI, MYLES KENNEDY

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Disability Awareness & Advocacy, Music, Uncategorized

Breathe

I love ALL types of music and it’s something that you’re going to have to put up with! My particular favorite is Rock – all of it.

It’s about the message in song (that “feeling” and connection) and how it all comes together; the interpretation and the essence. It’s the beat and the rhythm. It’s the pace of a person’s heart, in repose or racing.

Music allows me escape from a hectic and sometimes sad and scary world. It inspires me and keeps me moving forward. Music keeps me strong.

Music takes me into a world of creation and then, suddenly, I can see and feel the magic of all the possibilities – that I never would have considered before. It’s breathtaking.

It’s a quiet, cool Fall night. It’s been a day of small accomplishments. I’m okay. I hope that you are too.

Breathe …. never give up. Never quit.

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