Category Archives: Helping hand

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

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

We Rebuild You Know

We make mistakes
We learn and grow
Start from the floor
And we rebuild you know.

We move on up
We reclaim ourselves
Learn from the past
Try not to blame ourselves.

We survive together
We stumble through
Strive to do better
When this world humbles you.

We can’t change the past
But we can sure change the future
Learn from our pain
Or the pain remains an abuser.

Let it out
Release the seal
Getting it out
Is the only real way to heal.

We suffer deep cuts
We stumble through
Only fools don’t let
This world humble you.

I’ve been humbled too
So many times
Experienced such deep pain
Felt like I nearly lost my mind.

Tried to keep it in
Project deep strength
That’s what made it worse
Where my energy felt spent.

I’ve embraced the hurt
I’ve ran it through
Put in a lot of work
Now I’m ready to hurt anew.

I’m still learning too
On ways to open up
Ask for help
Deepen trust.

We make mistakes
We learn and grow
Start from the floor
And we rebuild you know.

© Daniel Breslin

Smiling Under Pressure

This world will kick you when you’re down
Make you feel so bloody small
Some people even kick you when you’re down
Just to make themselves feel tall.

That’s how big they are
How big they’ll always be
To kick you when you are down
View it as opportunity.

Now these people might find it hard
To look you in your eye
When you raise up from the floor
And still flash them a smile.

You don’t need to kick them
No, you don’t need them at all
For you are not the victim
And you are not their ball.

You are something more
You are something better
You raised up from the floor
While lifting off their pressure.

They’d not lend a hand
But to keep you down
And yet there you stand
Smiling, while they try to hide their frown.

These people aren’t your friends
But don’t make them your enemies
Let them be what they pretend
No harm to keep them friendly.

But you live your life for you
And you note, that when you fell
And life was beating you blue
They tried beat you black as well.

People never cease to surprise you
Their selfishness never fails to amaze
From lows let something beautiful rise and rise in you
Till the day you’re lowered in the grave.

For you are something more
For you are something better
You raised up off the floor
Smiling under pressure.

© Daniel Breslin