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Don’t Give Up Son

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

Something Undeniable

Looking for something reliable
Something I can hold
Something undeniable
That doesn’t leave me feeling cold.
 
Looking for connection
With someone connected to me
Looking for affection
The kind I can feel or see. 
 
Looking for another
That doesn’t make me feel alone
Looking for the other 
To make this world a home.
 
There’s love in communication 
And that’s what I really need
I’m searching for a deeper stimulation
Something more for me.
 
I’ve spent a lot of time 
Meeting others needs
And I have a little hurt and anger
In how others have treated me. 
 
I have an anger with myself
In my needs and how I express them
Still learning in the loss
For in every loss a lesson.
 
I have an anger at myself
For actions, made in pain
But I show compassion to myself
For I sure can’t shoulder all the blame.
 
I have a sense of grief 
In how I might have made others feel
As I struggled for some peace and relief 
From the depth of pain I was facing, in my efforts to heal.
 
I have a sense of loss 
In the things that weren’t there for me
The things I couldn’t get across
The things others maybe didn’t see.
 
Pain can cloud your mind
Pain can cloud your vision
But pain must be given its time
If we are to really connect with the life we’re living. 
 
Nothing is resolved
Few things in this life are sure
But as I try to problem solve
Something deeper, feels, the only cure.
 
Every day’s a step
In the right direction
Where I grow, knowing a little less
In my journey, toward love and affection. 

© Daniel Breslin

Bicep Playing Rain

I love good music
It just speaks to my heart
These electronic sounds being created
In this beautiful boundless art.
  
These sounds just strike my soul
Speak directly to my being
Capture what it is I can’t extol
Cutting deep getting straight to feeling. 
  
I hear something new
Just boundless in these waves
And I feel pure soul
As I listen to the magic in their play.
  
They just take me different places
I’m in awe of what they create
I feel their beats opening new spaces
And I love when I enter those spaces with my mates.
  
What you living for other?
What here is your aim? 
I don’t really know mine either, but it 
feels a little clearer
When I hear Bicep playing Rain.
  
When I hear Four Tet playing Baby
When I hear Opal and Four Tet
I feel the essence of beauty
I feel that deep connect.
  
In those moments I see brightness
I see colours come in sound
And I feel our souls are timeless
And these sounds are breaking through new ground.
  
We’re all in this together
Something better is the aim
All in search of pleasure
Trying to make some sense out of our pain.
  
And it is my senses that are tickled
Lulled and brought alive
As this music through me ripples
And speaks to my insides.
  
Speaks to my brain, my soul, my heart
Makes my body move free of shame
And in its symphony claim a part
Knowing love and pain are one in the same.
  
Know this life is just a gift
And there is nothing that we own
But the more we connect, the more we lift
And I’m at mercy to the life within these tones. 
  
It’s in how they move and soothe me
In ways that I can’t speak
There’s so many things in life that lose me
But music finds me soaring, with the 
earth beneath my feet.
  
There’s just something in a melody
There’s just something in these tunes
That take a little hell from me
And make life feel so opportune.
  
We’re all just on this little ride
For a little space and time
Have you been wasting years?
Sometimes it feels I’m wasting mine.
  
I just want that little love
I just want that little connection
And when I can’t get it in flesh and blood
In music I find soothing and affection.
  
I find love and I see beauty
I see heart and I feel soul
As others put so much love in so astutely
In the little parts that make the whole.
  
I hear Jon Hopkins play Immunity
And a tear comes to my eye
As I look at my friends in all their beauty
And know that it’s what we offer each other 
gets us by.
  
I hear Light Through The Veins
I just lie back, smile, and sigh
For in that song there is such life
And it’s one to which I’d gladly die.
  
That ain’t no talk of defeatism
That’s just truth in all its hope
I’m just drifting in the breeze with em'
When I’m drinking in these beats and notes.
  
They just take me different places
Travel far and deep inside
Make me wear the happiest of faces
While at the same time able to bring a tear 
to my eye.
  
And if you don’t see the beauty in that
I wonder do you really see and feel love
For that’s exactly the feelings, places, and faces
That love brings and gives to us.
  
It shines light on our dark parts
Tells us there is beauty in our pain
And no matter how much we think we’re different
We’re much more one in the same.
  
We’re all in this together
We’re all just drifting in the breeze
Feeling pain in search of pleasure
And things that make us feel at ease.
  
I see it in a friend’s smile
And I feel it in these beats and notes
And it’s things enacted, made, or born in love
That are the things that help us cope.
  
I’m just listening to Four Tet 4T Recordings
As I finish these last lines
And I feel my soul tingle
As these notes mingle and travel up my spine.
  
We’re all in this together
We’re all just drifting in the breeze
And in this music I find such pleasure
And my mind is given ease.
  
What you living for other?
What here is your aim?
I don’t really know mine either, but it 
feels a little clearer
When I hear Bicep playing Rain. 

© Daniel Breslin

Give It Your Heart

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

Lost Years

Stepping into a state of grace
Away from my mistakes
Committed under the weight
Of multiple heartbreaks.

Coming to terms with the pain I was in
Pain impossible to avoid
And as I start the path from pain
I rejoice in the fact, that in that pain I was not destroyed.

It feels like everything happened at once
Everything came in a bundle
Just as I was coming to terms with one
Another tragedy would leave me humbled.

When the foundations of my family
Were crumbling before my eyes
Every other bit of pain and tragedy
Lacerated this heart inside.

I watched some I love
Go through some unexpected horrors
Lost a couple of friends
And the pain of their lost tomorrows.

Lost a bit of myself
Or an image of who I thought I was
Some of it through pain
Some of it through sacrifice for a cause.

Lost the foolish concept
That I can do it all on my own
And have been forced to get more honest
With the pain of my own home.

The pain of my beginnings
The pain of who I am
It’s in pain that I’ve been living
But I can feel it beginning to leave this man.

I accept where it is I’m at
I accept from where it is I’ve come
And I take pride in the fact
Of a lot of what I have done and overcome.

Ain’t done it all that smoothly
But I ain’t done it all that bad
My heart and soul have taken one almighty bruising
Yet here I stand.

I let go of what I hoped might be
And I’ll focus on what can be done
I won’t dwell on lost opportunity
Only on the opportunities to come.

I can’t make others decisions
That’s a privilege for themselves
I’ll just get more focused on the life I’m living
And the responsibility to myself.

I let loose responsibility to others
And redirect that focus to me
I’ve given there what I can
Now I’m giving back to me.

I made it through as best I could
I survived the best way I knew how
So I won’t linger on thoughts of should
When I look at where I am now.

These were years full of loss
And I got a little lost in them
But their lessons were not lost
And out of boys that makes men.

I’ll emerge the stronger
And I’ll emerge the better
I’ll not put up with certain things longer
But I learned I can put up with a hell of a lot of pressure.

So out of years of loss
Years lost in pain
While not side stepping the cost
I can see growth all the same.

I take pride in who I am
Focus on what’s ahead
Things fall as they fall
So I’ll not linger on regret.

Regrets are for those
Who keep their feelings to themselves
Or who walk the path of comfort
When the right path leads through hell.

This life is just a journey
We must not fear its depths
For in that there is such learning
About this world and about ourselves.

I’ve rarely shied from pain
I’ve maybe just been a little slow to share it
Always thought it was my burden to claim
And that I had the strength to bare it.

That’s a part I’m changing
And it’s bringing others closer
As I become more open in my pain and my vulnerability
And a certain family role is over.

There ain’t no fairytales here
It’s just facing what you are
And a lot of people can’t do that
So they can only get so far.

I hold my hands up to my mistakes
But I have compassion for where I was
I was operating under a lot of weights
So I have compassion for my flaws.

I have huge compassion for others
Now it’s time for some for me
And it’s through the act of self-compassion
We really set ourselves free.

Stepping into a state of grace
Away from my mistakes
Committed under the weight
Of multiple heartbreaks.

These were years full of loss
And I got a little lost in them
But their lessons were not lost
And out of boys, that makes men.

© Daniel Breslin

Bridges Between Us

These beautiful moments
That pass between us
As the music lingers
And the beat builds up.

We are the children
We are the dreamers
Let in that rhythm
Let that rhythm clean up.

Something passes in air
Something lives between us
What that is
The music dreams up.

We are the children
We are the dreamers
The music is building
Bridges between us.

We enter something different
Connection is rife
Let your soul listen
We’re going deeper tonight.

Let your soul connect
Let your mind blank
Let your body feel
Let your heart dance.

We experience something better
And we don’t do it alone
The music pulls us together
Connection’s the zone.

We’ve much more in common
Than what we don’t
Music is a phenomenon
Music is hope.

We are the children
We are the dreamers
The music is building
Bridges between us.

Let your soul connect
Let your mind blank
Let your body feel
Let your heart dance.

You smile, I smile
I dance, you dance.
Together we exist
In the music’s romance.

We are the children
We are the dreamers
The music is building
Bridges between us.

© Daniel Breslin

Give That Love To You

I’m feeling love for me
That’s what’s coming through
I got love for me
Have you got love for you?

I look back on my journey
And all I’ve come through
And love for me
Is all I can come to.

I’m resilient
If nothing else
Have adapted many times
And there’s a strength in self.

I’m giving love to me
That’s been long overdue
I got love for me
Have you got love for you?

My heart was waiting on love
While it seems love had started hating on me
So I’m giving love to myself
That didn’t come for me.

The love I deserve
The love you deserve too
Don’t be waiting on others
When they ain’t waiting on you.

We learn from our defeats
We rise each time we fall
We learn from our mistakes
And new breaks call.

Understand we deserve better
And better is what we’ll get
If they feel they can treat you bad
Then there’s better treatment to get.

Put your heart out?
Someone crush it for their pleasure?
Hell no baby!
We deserve much better.

But if we deserve better yet
We got to change our mindset
For the disrespect we get
Is a result of the disrespect we let.

I’m giving love to myself
You giving love to you?
Don’t be waiting on someone else
To give you the love you are due.

You give that love to yourself
And find someone who thinks more of you
And eventually the love you give yourself
Someone will give you more of too.

We ain’t in no panic
We ain’t in no rush
And if they don’t give
Well, then we won’t push.

You give that love to yourself
Be thankful for what you got
For there are folks out there
Remaining happy without a lot.

Give that love to yourself
And share it with each other
Can’t give it to the one you love
Give it to your sisters and your brothers.

You give that love to yourself
Knowing better is what you’re due
And the love that you give
Will soon come back to you.

I got love for me
Have you got love for you?
I’m giving love to me
You give that love to you.

© Daniel Breslin