Song Of The Week: “The Rain” by Benjy Davis Project

Some days go on forever

Sometimes the weatherman says rain

We’ve all had days staring blankly out the window

Watching all the plans we made go down the drain

This isn’t a happy song, it doesn’t make you want to dance. This is a song that makes you truly understand the lyrics, because you can relate to the sadness and frustration. However, after listening to the whole thing, it reminds you that sometimes we all just have bad days. There are better days ahead, though.

This song describes so many days that I’ve faced during my journey with chronic daily headaches. There are days where all I want to do is lay in bed, stare blankly out the window, and watch all the plans I made go down the drain. And some days, that’s exactly what I do. I let frustration win and I hide from real life. People with chronic pain, or any health issue or daily struggle know that these days are inevitable and sometimes come into our lives too often.

I love this song because it’s another song that sounds like it was written specifically for me. It helped me realize that worrying doesn’t do any good for me. I can’t turn off the rain, but I can hold out hope for better weather.

Song Of The Week: “Shake It Out” by Florence + The Machine

and it’s hard to dance with the devil on your back, so shake him off. ooooh!”

This song captured me the moment I first heard it and will never get old for me. Not only is her voice moving and powerful, her the lyrics are as well. Her voice is so pure and strong, it’s hard not to be entranced by it. This song has such an uplifting feel about it.

I think it’s about letting the past be the past. About letting go of your demons so that you can move forward onto something better. About not letting something bad from the past hold you back.

However, I can relate it to my health as well. For people with chronic pain, it’s hard not to get angry because of the situation we’ve been handed. I, myself, have found myself multiple times being so angry and frustrated that my headaches have taken over my life and caused me to alter everything I do because of them.

However, constant anger just leads to your own demise. I try to get my anger out by writing, crafting, cooking, hanging with friends and listening to songs like this. If you focus on something better, something more positive, the anger can disappear. We need to make anger take a seat behind happiness and joy. This song really embodies that idea. That we need to shake off our inner demons, anger and frustrations. Shake it all off because it’s always darkest before the dawn. We go through the bad times to make way for more good times.

I listen to this song when I am sad & discouraged but also when I’m feeling proud and brave.

This song is definitely worth a listen (or a few)!

Song Of The Week–Joy Parade

The first song I’ve chosen to share with you all is called Joy Parade by Lennon and Maisy.

I fell in love with this song after I heard the first verse.

I will bend and I will sway
I will fight to stand up straight
When troubled winds blow my way,
I won’t break.

It’s about getting back up when we’ve fallen. About not letting things defeat us. It’s about being happy and loving every moment we’re given even when life is trying to knock us down.

It’s undeniably relateable to me and I’m sure to everyone else who listens to the message.

Stand tall against the wind. Don’t let this world push you around. Be joyful and happy, even when it’s tough to be.