Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Run Kenley Run Playlist #2: Compass

I am not the biggest fan of country music.  The Dixie Chicks and Lady Antebellum are pretty much the only two country bands I listen to - and a little bit of old school Garth Brooks once in a while because, hey, who doesn't have friends in low places?  

I found "Compass" while searching for songs to add to my running playlist and it made me cry.   Honestly, a lot of songs do because this is a pretty emotional journey I am purposefully taking, but this one, despite its peppy beat, simply wrecks me everytime.  As my runs increase, and I am out there for a few hours focusing on both my body and why I am making my body do this, it's physically impossible not to cry, especially when this song comes on.   

The road of grief is winding and often very, very dark, and it's easy to get hopelessly lost.   This song talks about your heart being your compass, and following it wherever it may go.  I feel like that is how I have approached this journey from day one - doing whatever my heart needed me to do.  Sometimes, my heart needed me to write.  Sometimes, it needed me to speak out.  Sometimes, it needed me to volunteer.   Now, it needs me to run.   So, I have done all of these things as demanded by my heart, and I truly feel that letting it guide me has been a key part in my healing.   All of these things have helped light the way and have helped me understand the road - and myself - a little better.

No one knows what they are doing when it comes to this journey - whether in grief or just in life -  so we all just find our way the best we can.   


                                       


"Compass" by, Lady Antebellum

Alright
Yeah it's been a bumpy road
Roller coasters
High and low
Fill the tank and drive the car
Pedal fast, pedal hard
You won't have to go that far

You wanna give up 'cause it's dark
We're really not that far apart
So let your heart, sweet heart
Be your compass when you're lost
And you should follow it wherever it may go
When it's all said and done
You can walk instead of run
'Cause no matter what you'll never be alone (never be alone) oh oh oh
Never be alone oh oh oh

Forgot directions on your way
Don't close your eyes don't be afraid
We might be crazy late at night I can't wait til you arrive
Follow stars you'll be alright

You wanna give up 'cause it's dark
We're really not that far apart
So let your heart, sweet heart
Be your compass when you're lost
And you should follow it wherever it may go
When it's all said and done
You can walk instead of run
'Cause no matter what you'll never be alone (never be alone) oh oh oh
Never be alone oh oh oh
You wanna give up 'cause it's dark
We're really not that far apart
So let your heart, sweet heart
Be your compass when you're lost
And you should follow it wherever it may go
When it's all said and done
You can walk instead of run
'Cause no matter what you'll never be alone (never be alone) oh oh oh
Never be alone oh oh oh

When it's all said and done
You can walk instead of run
'Cause no matter what you'll never be alone

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