It’s a climb, from the bottom up.
Whether you just weren’t enough
And the world knocked you down,
Or you fell in love and hit the ground.
Well you just lay there in the dirt
Shocked, confused, and hurt
You choke yourself on the muddy rain
And eat yourself to numb the pain
After the rain comes a ray of light
When the sun pushes away the shadows of night
It blinds you and you cover it with your hand
And you bury your head in the damp land
The sun warms your body, your heart, your soul
Meanwhile the wet Earth keeps your head cold
The warmth intensifies and it spreads
And it slowly leaks into your head
You pull your head out; your eyes filled with dirt
It is in your eyes, in your cuts, and it hurts
It’s everywhere, it’s in your ears
So you cannot see, nor hear.
But it’s not in your heart.
Don’t ignore that part.
That warmth, it motivates,
Brushes out the dirt and the hate.
You cry a little more to clear out your eyes
And that’s when you see the prize
You look down in your hole see nothing
But you look up and you see everything
The only way from the bottom is up
But it’s a climb and it’s going to be tough
You grasp the roots of the beautiful trees
Pull yourself up, watching the falling leaves
Often times you’ll keep falling and falling
The leaves cushion you, and they keep calling
It’s a struggle, and there’s lingering pain
But you have everything to gain
Finally, your fingers hold the rim
Look down and it’s dim
Look up and it’s bright
It’s so glorious, the look of the light
Good people will grab your hand
Pull you up, show you the happy land
Here there is life, warmth, true friends
Daylight, sunshine that never ends
Here is everything you ever wanted and will need.
Here there isn’t a single choking weed.
You’ve learned, and the hole is filled.
Any bad feeling from the fall is killed.
Let the rain wash away the bad;
You will cross shadows, know that.
But you’ll always find your way back to sunshine;
Everything beautiful comes by conquering that climb.