The Naked Truth : Leave Out All The Rest

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It’s Thursday and Thursdays seem to make me open up the truth bottle and start talking. Feel free to join in. If you want your own bottle of truth snag the code, let me know and I’ll link you up.

I dreamed I was missing, you were so scared
But no one would listen, ’cause no one else cared
After my dreaming, I woke with this fear
What am I leaving when I’m done here?

The past week I’ve heard some news that’s going to change someone else’s life. Praying came to mind and believe me when I say I did pray for you.

So if you’re asking me, I want you to know

When my time comes, forget the wrong that I’ve done
Help me leave behind some reasons to be missed
Don’t resent me, and when you’re feeling empty
Keep me in your memory, leave out all the rest

Is there a place where the sun lives and shines? I haven’t seen the sun today and I don’t know if I’ll see it tomomorrow but I hope you are seeing it wherever you are. It isn’t me you will remember but I will remember you.

Leave out all the rest, don’t be afraid
I’ve taken my beating, I’ve shared what I made
I’m strong on this surface, not all the way through
I’ve never been perfect, but neither have you

There is no right way to be strong. You are strong in your own ways. Even beaten down you’ve gotten back up and trust me when I say no one is perfect. Not even you.

Forgetting all the hurt inside you’ve learned to hide so well
Pretending someone else can come and save me from myself
I can’t be who you are

Everything has changed. Everything will change. Everything is always changing. There’s no way to stop ‘change’. It doesn’t matter what we talk about or who we are talking to because change will continue whether we want it to or not. There’s no stopping it.

When my time comes, forget the wrong that I’ve done
Help me leave behind some reasons to be missed
Don’t resent me, and when you’re feeling empty
Keep me in your memory, leave out all the rest
Leave out all the rest

This past week I’ve been affected by changes that are happening to other people and a few of my own. When I hear about illness, defeat, sadness and even joy I can’t help but bring it into myself and let it roll around inside. I may not want it to but I can’t stop it. Death, illness, defeat and joy. It’s all inside and I pray for all of you who are experiencing these things and much more.

Forgetting all the hurt inside you’ve learned to hide so well
Pretending someone else can come and save me from myself
I can’t be who you are

I can’t be who you are

You may never know I think of you and your struggles and I am hardly an example of someone who prays on a regular basis but this week my friends I prayed for you. I offered up whatever I could in the hope that maybe somehow my unknown prayer reached you and gave you comfort.

I can’t be who you are

I can never be you and I can never know who you really are but all the same I hope there are many more days in your future for me to find out.

*lyrics from Linkin Park – Leave Out All the Rest

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9 thoughts on “The Naked Truth : Leave Out All The Rest

  1. I don't know what you're talking about specifically, but I don't think I'm supposed to.All I can say is that I hope you find some peace with whatever you're dealing with on your friends' behalf.

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  2. I'm going to sit here all day…..cuz I'm staring at the screen and thinking. ;)Your post is beautiful and tender and loving and sorrowful (even if some of the words are Linkin Park's) ;)When “bad” things happen to other people, we are still affected. I wish you well and hope that you find comfort and peace!!!

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  3. That was really beautiful. I was surprised by the lyrics, I do listen to Linkin Park, and will definitely need to download that song. Hope everything goes well for your friend.

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