My pick for the third best song ever is both a great song and an autobiographical song. Actually to be totally honest, my pick for both number two and number three are autobiographical…. number two would be at my lowest, number three, my triumph over a very dark time in my life. Since I am counting backwards, the song of triumph is going to be played before the song of my ‘low point’. However, since I feel very strongly the song picked for the 2nd best song is stronger musically, you will have to work with me here. When I re-cap them as I announce my pick for number one, I will list them in order so it will flow better.
After hitting what I would call a ‘rock bottom’, I pulled myself up by my boot straps, turned my life around and though it has taken many years, I am very proud of the life I live now. Am I perfect? No, far from it. And to be honest, if people choose to hold me up to standards of perfection, they can just move along because I will guarantee you here and now, I will never be perfect. However, there is no person on this earth that is perfect.
Now that we’re here, it’s so far away
All the struggle we thought was in vain
And all the mistakes, one life contained
They all finally start to go away
And now that we’re here, it’s so far away
And I feel like I can face the day
I can forgive (not in the words, but I can forgive myself )
And I’m not ashamed to be
The Person that I am today
You will hear me say I am a firm believer in 2nd and even 3rd chances. I am a very ‘3 strikes your out’ sort of person. That is because I was given a 2nd chance by some people in my life and I firmly believe that most people (with a few exceptions such as horrific crimes…. I mean that of course is a different sort of ‘mistake’), otherwise, normal human ‘mess ups’ deserve another chance. We all mess up, especially if we were raised by ‘messed up’ people. This is not a cop-out, just a fact.
So both musically and for personal reasons, I have picked, “So Far Away” by Stained for the 3rd best song of all time.
Until next time, K.