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  1. Strong

From the album Love and Let Go

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The idea behind this song came from the number of times I had people comment to me on how strong I was and that I was ‘such an inspiration!’ Whilst it was lovely and people meant well, I had to be careful not to let it get to my head.

I sat with it for a while and came to see that I was no stronger than any of these people, no stronger than any other human being on the planet. People only saw it that way because they could not fathom going through the experience I had of losing my son. However, I saw that like anyone who has to face anything major in their life, I had been given no choice. I had been thrust into that world and made to deal with it.

This song outlines a time in my journey where I started realising that we all have more power within than we think. I began to realise that I had spent a lifetime living in fear, having never understood that I had never really had anything to be fearful of. It was then that I started to look at my situation with slightly brighter eyes with an understanding that something positive had come out of this whole experience. Due to my darkest time, when I had been at my weakest, I had been given the gift to experience my own strength and wisdom.

Lyrics

Verse
They say I’m strong, yeah she’s really found her feet.
Oh she’s an inspiration yet they, they don’t see I’m weak.

Pre Chorus
I’m only human you see, ain’t nothing special bout me
We all have this strength inside.
I only made the best out of the worst situation,
Even though I was terrified yeah.

Chorus
You only get this strong, when you’ve been weak enough.
When you’ve been at the bottom of the barrel and you’ve climbed your way back up.
When you’ve been on your knees, begging mercy please, ready to give up.
Said you only get this strong when you’ve been weak enough.
I hope you feel this strong now you’ve been weak enough.

Verse
We spend our lives worrying and stressing, that’s not how I wanna be.
Cause when you left us so suddenly, you showed me fear is only make believe.

Pre Chorus
I’m only human you see, ain’t nothing special bout me,
Just made up of bone and skin.
We all have more power than we realise, it’s a strength that’s found within yeah.

Chorus

Bridge
And it just takes some time, to find this kind of piece of mind.
Just go easy on yourself, it might not happen overnight.
And keep the faith, believe in you, and you’ll see it can be alright,
In time……

Verse
They say I’m strong, maybe they’re right and maybe they’re wrong yeah.
All I really know for certain is, you’ve inspired me ever since you’re gone.

Pre Chorus
I’m only human you see, ain’t nothing special bout me,
We all have this strength within.
I won’t hesitate now that you’ve opened the gate, and showed me a life that’s worth living.

Chorus
I hope you feel this strong now you’ve been weak enough.