Lyrics Post: “Fight The Good Fight”

Nearly a lifetime ago I first heard this song. From then until now it sustains me, it pulls me up, it pushes me forward, thank you, Triumph.

The days grow shorter and the nights are getting long
Feels like we’re running out of time
Every day it seems much harder tellin’ right from wrong
You got to read between the lines

Don’t get discouraged, don’t be afraid, we can
Make it through another day
Make it worth the price we pay 

The Good Book says it’s better to give than to receive
I do my best to do my part
Nothin’ in my pockets I got nothin’ up my sleeve
I keep my magic in my heart 

Keep up your spirit, keep up your faith, baby
I am counting on you
You know what you’ve got to do 

Fight the good fight every moment
Every minute every day
Fight the good fight every moment
It’s your only way 

All your life you’ve been waiting for your chance
Where you’ll fit into the plan
But you’re the master of your own destiny
So give and take the best that you can 

You think a little more money will buy your soul some rest
You’d better think of something else instead
You’re so afraid of being honest with yourself
You’d better take a look inside your head 

Nothing is easy, nothing good is free
But I can tell you where to start
Take a look inside your heart
There’s an answer in your heart 

Fight the good fight every moment
Every minute every day
Fight the good fight every moment
Make it worth the price we pay

Every moment of your lifetime
Every minute every day
Fight the good fight every moment
Make it worth the price we pay

Hump

Love the day, Wednesday, Hump Day, on the downhill,

Mid-week, pause, access, take a few deep breaths,

What’s been done, what’s come up, what’s left?

Get over the hump, stand up, fire up, what’s up?

You are!

Hump Day, GO!

SoulFull

Great, SoulFull weekend a couple weeks back. A few days with friends I hadn’t seen in a while, a couple of years. Had never visited them in their home town.

Did. Four days was a good dose; a SoulFull dose.

And then this past weekend, a few other friends in town for a reunion. Made a plan for a morning coffee meet-up; instead ended up at the host’s house where they we’re staying — I knew that could too — and wound up hanging out until afternoon. Laughing, telling stories, enjoying their collective company.

SoulFull time once again.

Grateful.

Soul filled.

GOOD

Flat

Not sure why, not sure why, feeling flat. Last several days, plenty of progress, plenty of up.

With good people, varied, pleasant, funny, fun,

Somehow, some reason, bumpy, bumping along, feeling flat, not the best mindset as the week gets underway,

Instead, maybe flip that flat over, smooth it down, reset mindset,

Smooth and easy and ready for the week,

Make a plan, know where things stand, ready to go,

Go forward, GO.

Vamos Gigantes !

As I scribble this down for Sunday’s post, I of course don’t know the outcome of Saturday night’s Game 2 of the SF Giants v. LA Dodgers, first round of the MLB Playoffs 2021. Who really cares? Well, lots of fans on both sides. I fall on the Giants Side.

In the end, cheering and “caring” about the outcome is a bit of a luxury really, all things considered. It’s a nice distraction; that’s one of the nicest things about sports, I think. Sport affords us a temporary respite from the challenges, struggles, set-backs, etc. that life hands us day to day.

In this particular case, this series has also given me a channel for reconnecting with folks I’m not as in touch with regularly as I’d like. Giants fans. Dodgers fans. Whatever, the banter is fun, and hell, if the Giants win too? A little more icing on cake. : – )

VAMOS GIGANTES !!!

Lyrics Post: “The Pass”

These words stand alone,

And says it all, and forever…

“The Pass”

Proud swagger out of the school yard
Waiting for the world’s applause
Rebel without a conscience
Martyr without a cause

Static on your frequency
Electrical storm in your veins
Raging at unreachable glory
Straining at invisible chains

And now you’re trembling on a rocky ledge
Staring down into a heartless sea
Can’t face life on a razor’s edge
Nothing’s what you thought it would be

All of us get lost in the darkness
Dreamers learn to steer by the stars
All of us do time in the gutter
Dreamers turn to look at the cars
Turn around and turn around and turn around
Turn around and walk the razor’s edge
Don’t turn your back
And slam the door on me

It’s not as if this barricade
Blocks the only road
It’s not as if you’re all alone
In wanting to explode

Someone set a bad example
Made surrender seem all right
The act of a noble warrior
Who lost the will to fight

And now you’re trembling on a rocky ledge
Staring down into a heartless sea
Done with life on a razor’s edge
Nothing’s what you thought it would be

No hero in your tragedy
No daring in your escape
No salutes for your surrender
Nothing noble in your fate
Christ, what have you done?”

Writers: Lee, Lifeson, Peart