There is a song I used to listen to a decent amount when I was younger. I’m glad I found it again. That song is “Follow the sun down” by Dark new day. This picture attached to this post, reminded me of this song. I took this picture during a hard time in my life. It was down in Lone Rock, Wisconsin, which is a middle of no where but one beautiful and amazing place.
The song was something that, no matter what the day brought me, I would listen to it as I drove home. Many long drives I would listen to this song as the sunset on the horizon. Something about it being so freeing. It was so peaceful. It relaxed me no matter what was going on in life. I’m listening to it now as I write this. I decided to write about it because it meant a lot to me a long time ago. It still means something to me now as I picked it up again.
I listen to the lyrics again. “Tomorrow is a maybe, it doesn’t seem so guaranteed.” Something I remind myself a lot, especially lately. “Take the highway west, try to hold on while we can” it to me is saying, don’t let this day end, travel west and stay with the sun so the night never comes and the day never ends. On some level I feel the song is about being okay with today, yet it may not be the best day, at least you had today.
The part about, “you can’t stop running, you can’t stop running now” makes me think they were talking about someone that won’t see tomorrow and so by running and not stopping, following the sun down, the prolong their day as much as they have left.
The one lyric, “I’d sure love to see you laugh”, brings up memories of someone else in my life, who I wish I could hear laugh again too. Makes me cherish the moments we did have together when we did. I still hear that laugh in my head.
Never the less for me, it means to hold on to everyday. To never let go of how beautiful life really is, regardless of what is going on. To run, to do everything possible to make every second count, make the day the most powerful, loving, meaningful day possible. To hold on to this moment, because it might be your last. For all days to be cherished.
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