The herewecollide collective is issuing a series of challenges. This week’s:
What song is most encouraging to you? Share the music video, as well as a description about how it speaks to you.
This song by Mae really encourages and inspires me. No one ever tells you how easy it will be to sleepwalk through life after a certain point. No more teachers challenge your assumptions. No more coaches push you to be your best. It can be incredibly easy to just keep “sleeping in,” as this song says. But at the same time, you know you are “missing something.”
You may know that you want to change, but as the lyrics say, you are going to have to go through a struggle — a “war” even — to achieve that change.
There are things about me I just can’t ignore
I know I want to change and I see that door
On the other side daylight decides there will be war with sleeping in
Oh, I know they’ll be no more sleeping in
I love how the music builds in the song along with the eventual awakening of the song’s subject — you know when the breakthrough occurs. It’s mirrored in the music.
I’ve been putting off this purification a rebirth
and a regeneration inside of me
And I’ve been saying “no” for far too long
even though something brand new is coming out of me
The swelling music at the end of the song and the lyrics (listed below) never fail to reach right into me and remind me to stop sleepwalking. To do more, to be more, to live life fully awake — and then do it all again tomorrow. It’s not easy. Sleeping in is easy. But people who sleep in never see the sunrise.
I wake, I wake, I wake and greet the day
The light is on the change is made I can see my way
The day, the day, this day has come again
Each ray of light will make its way into the core of me
I always knew that I was missing something
I know this time that I will leave nothing up to chance
And in the wake of this brand new day I see the light
and I feel the sun and I’ll do it all again tomorrow