My Year To Thrive

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." ~Maya Angelou

Toad the Wet Sprocket “Throw It All Away”

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Take the story you’ve been sold
The lies that justify the pain
The guilt the weighs upon your soul
And throw ’em all away

I have had something queued up daily lately, & when I realized I didn’t have anything for today I thought I would share another song from my running play list.  TTWS is my favorite  band ever & this is one of my favorite songs.  It really moves me & makes me want to be better every time I hear it.  I’ve copied the rest of the lyrics under the cut.

Take your cautionary tales
Take your incremental gain
And all the sycophantic games
And throw ’em all away

Burn your TV in your yard
And gather ’round it with your friends
And warm your hands upon the fire
And start again

Take the story you’ve been sold
The lies that justify the pain
The guilt the weighs upon your soul
And throw ’em all away

Tear up the calendar you bought
And throw the pieces to the sky
Confetti falling down like rain
Like a parade to usher in your life

Take the dreams that should’ve died
The ones that kept you lying awake
When you should’ve been all right
And throw ’em all away

With the time I waste on the life I never had
I could’ve turned myself into a better man

‘Cause there ain’t nothing you can buy
There is nothing you can save
To fill the hole inside your heart
So throw it all away
Won’t fill the hole inside your heart

Help me to empty out this house
The wool I’ve gathered all these days
And thought I couldn’t do without
And throw it all away

“Throw It All Away”
Toad the Wet Sprocket (Coil, 1997)

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Author: despitemyself

A person in flux.

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