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After the storm. Saturday January 31, 2015

And after the storm,
I run and run as the rains come
And I look up, I look up,
on my knees and out of luck,
I look up.

Night has always pushed up day
You must know life to see decay
But I won't rot, I won't rot
Not this mind and not this heart,
I won't rot.

And I took you by the hand
And we stood tall,
And remembered our own land,
What we lived for.

And there will come a time, you'll see, with no more tears.
And love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears.
Get over your hill and see what you find there,
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair.

And now I cling to what I knew
I saw exactly what was true
But oh no more.
That's why I hold,
That's why I hold with all I have.
That's why I hold.

And I won't die alone and be left there.
Well I guess I'll just go home,
Oh God knows where.
Because death is just so full and man so small.
Well I'm scared of what's behind and what's before.

And there will come a time, you'll see, with no more tears.
And love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears.
Get over your hill and see what you find there,
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair.

Mumford & Sons, 2009

When we hurt and we can see no way of not hurting we must find some small way of wrapping ourselves up and holding ourselves tightly until we feel we can breathe easier. I love the above. I find the words alone are moving, the music, voice and words together provide the hope. I think it is beautiful and holds encouragement. Hope you do too. This is for anyone who needs a little hope today. Believe.

Love from

The room above the garage
A Moodscope member

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Anonymous Sat, Jan 31st 2015 @ 12:35pm

Beautiful RATG; simply beautiful; thank-you. I do like Mumford and Sons but this song is new to me. The song that got me through a nervous breakdown a few years ago was Enya's "Only if you want to". Music can be hugely helpful for lifting moods - thank-you for a really timely reminder RATG.

Leigh Cook Sat, Jan 31st 2015 @ 12:56pm

That has literally just made me cry! Am feeling a bit delicate at the moment but that has raised my spirits. I listen to Emeil Sande's "Clown", well her whole album is inspirational but this one stuck out for me. I have never heard the song but I will for sure be listening to it now and buying it. Thank you for the strength and hope you have given me today. Take care

Julia Sat, Jan 31st 2015 @ 1:29pm
This is what does it for me. Melanie C. You have to get to the bit where she sings "Where did WE fall.." Thank you ratg for the Mumford song and for reminding me about the lyrics which I used to play over and over and it still brings tears to my eyes

Anonymous Sat, Jan 31st 2015 @ 2:58pm

Sending you a gentle smile Julia.
Frankie xx

Anonymous Sat, Jan 31st 2015 @ 4:14pm

Hi Frankie, sometimes, when the days are shapeless and go on and on, music is the only thing that works for me. Can't breathe without it!! :-) love ratg x.

Anonymous Sat, Jan 31st 2015 @ 4:15pm

More than a pleasure! :-) love ratg x.

Anonymous Sat, Jan 31st 2015 @ 4:22pm

Hi Julia, she always seemed the 'real' one to me...I hope I haven't stirred up bad memories, love ratg x.

Anonymous Sat, Jan 31st 2015 @ 9:19pm

Thanks so much for posting this! It is one of my favourite songs and your words along with reminding me of these beautiful lyrics and music made all the difference to me this morning. After yet another evening in hurting, crying and wondering how and when I will feel better it was lovely to get an encouragement of hope...and to believe. Susanne

Eliz Sat, Jan 31st 2015 @ 11:25pm

Hello Julia, I just tried to see which song by Melanie C you were referring to. Please could you tell me as I like her?

Julia Sun, Feb 1st 2015 @ 4:17pm

If It Were Me. On her Northern Star album

Anonymous Sun, Feb 1st 2015 @ 11:28pm

Hang on in. It will change, it will change, it will change, love ratg x.

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