Hurting But Hanging On

Why I play this song when it always makes me cry...


When the day is long and the night, the night is yours alone,
When you're sure you've had enough of this life, well hang on
Don't let yourself go, 'cause everybody cries and everybody hurts sometimes

Sometimes everything is wrong. Now it's time to sing along
When your day is night alone, (hold on, hold on)
If you feel like letting go, (hold on)
When you think you've had too much of this life, well hang on

'Cause everybody hurts. Take comfort in your friends
Everybody hurts. Don't throw your hand. Oh, no. Don't throw your hand
If you feel like you're alone, no, no, no, you are not alone

If you're on your own in this life, the days and nights are long,
When you think you've had too much of this life to hang on

Well, everybody hurts sometimes,
Everybody cries. And everybody hurts sometimes
And everybody hurts sometimes. So, hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on
Everybody hurts. You are not alone

childoftheland childoftheland
46-50, F
10 Responses Mar 24, 2009

Great song by REM... one of my favorites. I can definitely relate to this post, thanks for sharing. As others have said in their comments: you are not alone.

though i can not see you, i can feel your presence in my life!

Thanks MissBebe - you are such a sweetheart and you always make me feel loved and very much "NOT ALONE". Mahalo.

I agree Rooanne.

Wow. I love this song & it always makes me cry too. I guess it's that assurance that we all know how it feels to feel alone, and in despair. And I think the melody, and that he (Stipe? I think) sings it like he means it.

this is a great song but then im a little partial to rem-hugs!

Great song .. <br />
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You are not alone.<br />
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Lots of loving supportive vibes being sent your way childoftheland

Thank you coolcatty. The song is by REM and the words fit for me right now.<br />
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There is plenty to LIVE for! Life is full of adventure and you will find a lot of people in this world who will understand you - especially here!

Your story made to be alive again, I was dead alive and believed I could not be myself again, but with your story I know that there is someone out there who will understand me out there.

lady c<br />
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you are indeed not alone. we are all with you, in spirit at least if we cannot be there in person.<br />
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