Wrecking ball lyrics: This depression

This seems to be one of the saddest songs I have ever heard Bruce sing. But also a hopeful (Now the morning sun, the morning sun is breaking) and brave song. Brave because here is somebody in deep anguish, but who knows what he needs. If all of us could consciously reach out for love and connection when we are in trouble (any kind of trouble), the world probably would have been a better place. But instead we are all too inclined to cut ourselves off from the human touch when things get bad.

This depression could of course be any type of hardship and thus this song can be a help and an inspiration  to many people who have experienced many kinds of hardship. Even in just realizing that one (especially if you are a man!) can actually admit to being in trouble and actively reach out for help and support.

For me personally the song reminds me how much easier I could have made it for myself by admitting that I am in trouble with depression years and years earlier. Instead, I kept it a secret and spent much energy on just trying to appear to be coping.

My favourite lines: Well … I think just all of it. Simple but magnificent.

Be sure to read the three-sentence review on Blogness, as well as the comments!

Baby, I’ve been down, but never this down
I’ve been lost, but never this lost
This is my confession, I need your heart
In this depression, I need your heart

Baby, I’ve been low, but never this low
I’ve had my faith shaken, but never hopeless
This is my confession, I need your heart
In this depression, I need your heart

And I’ve always been strong, but I’ve never felt so weak
And all my prayers have gone for nothing
I’ve been without love, but never forsaken
Now the morning sun, the morning sun is breaking

This is my confession, I need your heart
In this depression, I need your heart
This is my confession, I need your heart
In this depression, I need your heart
This is my confession, I need your heart
In this depression, I need your heart


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