One listen to Macklemore’s “Otherside” and I am saved again and again.
There are many days that I’m brought back to those sleepless nights, the desire to sip the pain away and live in isolation, or to not live at all.
Careless moments, lost moments, lies that could not be undone.
There were many things that played into my rescue, but it started with “Otherside.”
"Friendships cease, no peace in the mind. Stealin’, taking anything to fix the pieces inside. Broken, hopeless, headed nowhere, only motivation for what that dealer’s supplyin’.
… Thinkin’ I would never do that, not that drug- Growin’ up nobody ever does. Until you’re stuck lookin’ in the mirror, like I can’t believe what I’ve become. Swore I was gonna’ be someone and growing up, everyone always does.
We sell our dreams and our potential to escape through that buzz…keep me up…keep me up…”
These words connected with me and I knew upon my first listen, I had a problem.
Thank you, Ben Haggerty, for sharing your life and helping me with mine.