CC MUSIC MONDAYS: Keep Your Eyes Open

What is getting through a cancer “battle” look like? Keep Your Eyes Open by Needtobreathe give a fresh view of getting through the storm.


 

There is much talk of “Battling” cancer but how exactly do we do that?  Maybe Needtobreathe in their song Keep Your Eyes Open have the right idea:  maybe it’s about keeping your eyes open, but for what?  I think part of it is about keeping your eyes open for the things around you that are trying to discourage you and wear you down.  Yet let’s not forget the things inside us which the song mentions that can discourage like fear, sadness, pain, darkness.  So when the yucky thoughts start closing in just do like the song says “Take back your former throne and turn the tide”.

 

If you could soldier on

Headstrong into the storm

I’ll be here waiting on the other side

Don’t look back

The road is long

The first days of the war are gone

Take back your former throne and turn the tide

 

Cause if you never leave home, never let go

You’ll never make it to the great unknown till you

Keep your eyes open, my love

So tell me you’re strong, tell me you see

I need to hear it, can you promise me to

Keep your eyes open, my love

 

Just past the circumstance

The first light, a second chance

No child could ever dance the way you do, oh

Tear down the prison walls

Don’t start the curtain call

Your chains will never fall until you do

 

Cause if you never leave home, never let go

You’ll never make it to the great unknown till you

Keep your eyes open, my love

So show me your fire, show me your heart

You know I’ll never let you fall apart if you

Keep your eyes open, my love

 

Open up

Open up

Open up your eyes

The weight is unbroken

Open up

Open up

Open up your eyes

Keep your eyes open

 

Don’t let the night become the day

Don’t take the darkness to the grave

I know pain is just a place

The will has been broken

Don’t let the fear become the hate

Don’t take the sadness to the grave

I know the fight is on the way

When the sides have been chosen

 

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