I relate to song lyrics on a regular basis. I guess I hear them differently at different times. Or when I’m meant to hear them. I was listening to my iPod the other day and a song I have heard hundreds of times and have sang along to on a regular basis, came on and I was singing away. The song is by no means a new release, and after all the previous listening to this song I have done, these particular lyrics stood out to me as poignant. This day, when I was meant to hear these lyrics….
The song lyrics are from a band called Nine Days. The name of the song is “If I Am”. And the specific lyrics I’m writing about is “You should never let the sun set on tomorrow, Before the sun rises today.”
I have been struggling recently with staying positive and I have been worrying a lot. And I worry about certain things in my life coming to an end or not working out. And I think the meaning of these lyrics, for myself in regards to what has been happening in my own life, is really about taking things one day at a time, being in the moment, and not giving up.
It might seem to be a stretch for you to get that message from these 2 lines of a song. But song lyrics, as a lot of things, can be subjective. I suppose a lot of my worrying stems from things being out of my control and not knowing what to expect. And I guess, in a way, these lyrics are telling me that I can do something different today to change what could happen tomorrow. Put another way….Don’t give up on tomorrow before today has a chance to play out.
And while I would like to believe that of course, I’m not giving up, sometimes my not so positive attitude makes things a little bit harder than they even probably need to be. And I stay in this cycle of worrying and not talking, and continuing to worry about what might happen tomorrow (or further down the road). Dislike this cycle. I don’t want to be a pessimist. I’ve decided I am going to have a more positive attitude and outlook. Yep, just like that. I decided.
To be cliché, I’m not going down without a fight. J In fact, no reason to think I’m going down. Things are going to be ok. They will work out like they are meant to. I don’t know the rest of the story, but if I’m thinking of these lyrics that have turned me around a little bit, then I can’t give up on tomorrow before today has even started.
So, don’t get discouraged by roadblocks. They are probably there for your own lesson. Things you have to work through. Same for me, but that is a whole another blog subject….
“You should never let the sun set on tomorrow, before the sun rises today….”
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.