There's a spiritual aspect to this song, in terms of how it fits in my life. Before I tell the story, let me say that I don't believe in coincidences.
2010 - A dark year for me. When I was at the lowest point, I found myself driving down the road crying. I did what I've come to do at any low point in my life these past 10 years - I started talking to my mom. No, more like begging and pleading. I begged her to help me, talk to me, TELL ME WHAT TO DO!
I finally got frustrated with myself, dried my eyes, and turned on the radio... and heard this:
So, so you made a lot of mistakes
Walked down the road a little sideways
Cracked a brick when you hit the wall
Yeah, you've had a pocket full of regrets
Pull you down faster than a sunset
Hey, it happens to us all
When the cold hard rain just won't quit
And you can't see your way out of it
You find your faith has been lost and shaken
You take back what's been taken
Get on your knees and dig down deep
You can do what you think is impossible
Keep on believing, don't give in
It'll come and make you whole again
It always will, it always does
Love is unstoppable
Coincidence? No way. I thank my mom every day for that, because that was the moment I started pulling myself up out of the darkness. I found myself again. It was a long, hard fought battle, but I made it.
My mom has come through to me with music in similar ways, several times over the past ten years. However, none of the times have been so poignant and desperately needed as that night. Seems very fitting that she would use songs to get a message to me. Thanks Mom.