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Monday, 12 October 2015

Shine A Little Light




Last year when I posted My Dark Places I got into a spot of bother becasue I'd uploaded the Acoustic Version of the song on You Tube and was informed I had to remove it, so this is the electric album version of the song that I won't get in bother for posting because You Tube put it on themselves.

I put this up again (and make no apology for doing so!) because I know a lot of folk who are struggling with the whole issue of depression in many different disguises and I think that Jake Burns has managed to capture in one song just a little of the difficulties and sense of imprisonment that spring forth from a season of depression.

So, wherever you are in the world, if you are in your own dark places today I offer up this little song as a source of encouragement amid the bleakness and hope that it shines a little light.

My Dark Places - Jake Burns
Well it cuts just like a knife
Takes away your love of life
Puts out your fire and leaves you in the ashes
And you lay there in the hole
What you loved now leaves you cold
It's hard to get the strength to face the morning
Somedays you really feel like hiding
Somedays you you swear you'll never go out anymore

And I'm not going back
I'm not going back to my dark places
And I'm not going back
I'm not going back to my dark places

Well the days drag slowly by
All you want to do is cry
Nothing makes sense nothing has a reason
And the world is not the same
And you're the one to blame
Before too long you feel just like a prisoner
Some days you really feel like screaming
Some days you swear you'll never smile anymore 
And I'm not going back
I'm not going back to my dark places
And I'm not going back
I'm not going back to my dark places

It's something they can't see yet it seems so real to me
Can't explain just how I feel when what I feel is no emotion
It's not a tragedy, yet that's how it seems to me
I wish you could see or even for one minute be me

Well, I got there in the end
With the help of many friends
Some who helped by simply just believing
And the days look brighter now
yet I know someday, somehow
I could end up back there in an instant
Some days I really feel like laughing
Some days I realise I must stay on my guard

And I'm not going back
I'm not going back to my dark places
And I'm not going back
I'm not going back to my dark places
 My Dark Places (Album Version)
My Dark Places (Live)
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