Monday, June 16, 2014

Music Monday: Rachel Platten - "Overwhelmed"

I've been listening to Rachel Platten for a while now.  I actually saw her live two years ago and absolutely loved it.  It made me enjoy her album even more.

Even though I've listened to her album dozens of times since then, one of the songs only really hit me recently.  Or maybe it just hit me differently because of some things I've been dealing with.


Here are the lyrics (I've bolded the phrases that give me goosebumps):

We make patterns out of stars
And we whisper little prayers
To be somewhere that we're not
And if we're good it will take us there

 

But then the light comes through the dark
And our questions fall apart
It's just the beating of our hearts 
And the still of the midnight air   
And I get so overwhelmed 'til it's hard to tell
What I'm thinking

 
We get down down down
We feel sorry for ourselves
We get down down down
We all need somebody's help
Let's get loud loud loud 'til there's love and nothing else
'Cause the more that we give, the more that comes back around

 

So we hide away our hurts
And put bandaids on our fears
And we lie to all our friends
Move along there's no problems here
 

But then the orchestra will start
And the violins appear
And a simple little melody has us fighting tears

And I get so overwhelmed 'til it's hard to tell
What I'm thinking

 

We get down down down
  We feel sorry for ourselves
We get down down down
We all need somebody's help
Let's get loud loud loud 'til there's love and nothing else
  'Cause the more that you give the more that comes back around

 

But the hardest part is the way things are
And how quickly fingers will bleed
And the grace we need is not in magazines,
It's just space, in between, when we breathe

 

I am down down down, I feel sorry for myself
  And I'm down down down and I need somebody's help
Let's get loud loud loud 'til there's love and nothing else
  'Cause the more that we give, the more that comes back

 

Down down down
We feel sorry for ourselves
We get down down down
We all need somebody's help
Let's get loud loud loud till there's love and nothing else
'Cause the more that you give the more that comes back around


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