Don’t give up son I know that you are tired Them emotions come bubbling up some Leave your brain feeling rewired. We can go to awful despair When we feel our feelings aren’t cared for Or we try to summon up the words for feelings That for us were never really there for. It can take some life from you When they all come together at once Or people demand from you Like you can never give enough. Don’t give up son I know that you are tired Them emotions come bubbling up some Leave your brain feeling rewired. The things that you plough through Sometimes they plough through you You’re not failing any test On the times you are not at your best. You have a lot on your plate There is a lot of good that you do It’s alright if you’re not feeling great I wish I could have been there more for you. Don’t give up son On those days that you are tired You need to open up some Even if it’s not with the one that you desired. You need to let life in son You’ve spent far too long alone And I know in your heart you think you’ve found the woman But that woman has said that she’s gone. You need to start living your life son In a more caring, deeper way Where the love that you give out Is there for you in a similar way. Don’t give up son You are heading in many good directions And I know for you son This has been one of your hardest lessons. You never quit easy I’ve always noticed that in you And when you get your teeth in a thing You like to see that thing through. You’ve handled a lot of loss I’m pretty proud of the way you handled mine And if there’s a spirit world Know mine was with you at the time. We can decide what we let in And we can decide what we cut out When we are strong enough To see clearer through our doubts. To do that we drink them in We let them fill us whole And we blow out the ones That don’t align with our soul. Don’t give up son Today you are just feeling tired Coming to the end of a long run Of not really meeting your needs or desires. Don’t give up son For what looks like a painful end Can be the beautiful start for some In which open hearts mend. And the more you open yours The more I’m sure that pain will ease The fact the woman that you love, is loving someone else Is something time will just unfortunately have to tease. You need to let some others care for you For precious is our time And you’re in need of love And you never got enough of mine. Things don’t always work out I’m the living dead proof But everyday of life Is an extra day of youth. Don’t give up son I know that you are tired Them emotions come bubbling up some Leave your brain feeling rewired. Life is full of pressure But precious does life be And though I’m not there to say it ‘Son, you were always precious to me.’ Don’t give up son You just going through incremental change And I never knew change That wasn’t laced with pain. You’re just re-walking your hell Learning what served you well Cracking open that protective shell And drinking in the future’s smell. Don’t give up son Your heart is just reopening And in order to do that We need to look at what’s been broken in it. Don’t give up son For never has that been you You’re just breathing in your doubts And breathing out what’s not for you. Don’t give up son For in life there is no smooth sea we sail upon We battle against the tide We’re always going to get stuff wrong. Don’t give up son You just realign with the heart in you You give that heart time And you continue being you. I’m proud of the man you are I’m proud of the man I see And every single man has to ask the same question How much more can that man be? Don’t give up son For that’s not something that we do But that’s just the man in me Talking, to the man, I see, in you. © Daniel Breslin
Life is brief
And it sure can be hard
But if I had one bit of advice
I’d say, ‘give it your heart’.
There will be pain
There will be tears
Things will change
And with that comes changing fears.
Your heart will get broken
And you’ll break hearts too
That’s what happens to hearts
Who are brave enough to
Put their heart out there
For another to be seen
Or bare their cares
In pursuit of a dream.
Who give themselves to hope
Who give themselves to love
Yes, your heart will get broke
And that can be a dark road.
But each time your heart breaks
You’re learning something too
Where your passions lie
And who has feelings for you.
What you want to put yourself in
What’s calling to your soul
Who or what puts a spark in
Your heart and makes it whole.
You are searching for connection
With others and this world
There are times for your heart’s protection
But other times it needs to be hurled.
Into this world and its madness
Into others and their dreams
Yes, there will be sadness
But it is our feelings that separate us from machines.
When your heart gets broke
Yes, let it heal
But never lose hope
In the much bigger deal
Between you and this life
And what to you is real
And what for you is right
Learning to trust what you feel.
Don’t get too disheartened
As you walk through pain
For pain is just a feeling
Present in growth and change.
Each time your heart breaks
It’s teaching you deeper love
Maybe you’d too many fears
Maybe you couldn’t fully trust.
Maybe it’s on them
But maybe it’s something in you
Heartbreaks are guide posts my friend
Calling you toward deeper love too.
Toward deeper connection with yourself
Toward deeper connection with this world
And that life is not just about success
But learning to love in its twist and turns.
Learning to know yourself
To love yourself deeper too
Learning to love the journey
And to love others journeys too.
I try put my heart in everything I do
That’s how, I, choose to live
And I’ve felt my heart break as things fell through
But that’s just teaching me where to give.
Heartbreak teaches you to love better
It teaches you to love more
And I will love again
There’s nothing more sure.
Give your heart to this world
I don’t think there’s any other way
Make your feelings known
And in your feelings, feel okay.
Rejoice in sharing your feelings
Feel okay when those feelings aren’t shared
We’re all on a journey of discovery
For which none of us are really prepared.
Know others have their fears too
Their own experiences of this world
And they might be scared too
Of the heart that you’ve hurled
But that shouldn’t prevent you
Remaining true to what you feel
And heartbreak tells you
Your feelings are very real.
Learning how you manage them
Therein lies the key
And in every heartbreak I’ve experienced
That’s been the learning for me.
If you can dance in the rain
Believing better days will come
Maintain hope in pain
Then I’d like to see you when there’s sun.
Yes, you will get hurt
But above all, you’ll really feel
And heartbreak just comes with the turf
In the search for something real.
Life is brief
And it will leave you scarred
But if I’d one bit of advice
I’d say, ‘give it, give it your heart’.
© Daniel Breslin