Lyrics for those with a head injury

In a conversation with another forum member I was reminded of this song by Jem. The words seem so right for us

"Just A Ride"

Life, it's ever so strange

It's so full of change

Think that you've worked it out

Then BANG

Right out of the blue

Something happens to you

To throw you off course

And then you

Breakdown

Yeah you breakdown

Well don't you breakdown

Listen to me

Because

It's just a ride, it's just a ride

No need to run, no need to hide

It'll take you round and round

Sometimes you're up

Sometimes you're down

It's just a ride, it's just a ride

Don't be scared

Don't hide your eyes

It may feel so real inside

But don't forget it's just a ride

Truth, we don't wanna hear

It's too much to take

Don't like to feel out of control

So we make our plans

Ten times a day

And when they don't go

Our way we

Breakdown

Yeah we breakdown

Well don't you breakdown

Listen to me

Because

It's just a ride, it's just a ride

No need to run, no need to hide

It'll take you round and round

Sometimes you're up

Sometimes you're down

It's just a ride, it's just a ride

Don't be scared

Don't hide your eyes

It may feel so real inside

But don't forget it's just a ride

Slowly, oh so very slowly

Accept that

There's no getting off

So live it, just gotta go with it

Coz this ride's, never gonna stop

Breakdown

Don't you breakdown

No need to breakdown

No need at all

Because

It's just a ride, it's just a ride

No need to run, no need to hide

It'll take you all around

Sometimes you're up

Sometimes you're down

It's just a ride, it's just a ride

Don't be scared now

Dry your eyes

It may feel so real inside

But don't forget enjoy the ride

Never thought of it before, but seems so appropriate now and has a positive message

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  • oh yes Sospan - this will be so relevant to so many of us - it got to me that's for sure; left me in tears - then yes as it says, ts just a ride - so what use are tears if there's no one there to comfort you or give you a cuddle.

    Well I'd better get back on the bus and remember 'its just a ride'

  • Hopefully someone can be there for you soon - you could be the next "Shirley Valentine" ;-)

  • I really connect with this song. So a big thank you to you.

  • Thanks, When I used to work on big projects I used to play this on the way home to calm it down. The first paragraph now seems rather poignant.

  • I tend to hear, tone rather than lycrics as such I've forgotten the detail of a phone call before it's even ended, so a song I may enjoy but mostly have little impression of its meaning.

    But yes life can get blindsided by health/careers or what ever.

  • Hi, Have you listened to the songs by SHIMS? They posted details on here. I really connected with the lyrics and tones of all the songs but especially 'invisible'. Worth a listen.

    K

  • Like visual images and lyrics I have real trouble interpreting them

    With songs I have to look up the lyrics on-line. Sometimes my wife finds it quite funny where I ask her what the lyrics where compared to what my brain heard :

    Lady Gaga, in the song Poker face, I hear "Cherry Pie, Cherry Pie" but its actually "Can't read my, can't read my"

    Cheryl Coles song "we going to fight for this love", sounds like "we are going to fry his glove"

    Sad I know, but it amuses her on times

  • MY FAVOURITE SONG IS BY A NORWEGIAN BAND SINGING ABOUT AN OLD NORSE LEGEND. THEY SING IN ENGLISH & I SWEAR THEY .ARE SINGING ABOUT THE ISE OF WIGHT AT ONE POINT. OBVIOUSLY MY BI HAS MADE ME A BIT A BIT WEIRD BUT I JUST CAN'T WORK OUT WHAT THEY'RE ACTUALLY SAYING SO IT'S ALWAYS ISLE OF WIGHT TO ME! SHAME THERE'S NO LYRIC SHEET BUT IT WOULD SPOIL THE FUN. THE SONG IS CALLED WITH STRENGTH I BURN. APPROPRIATE TITLE FOR US.

  • The Norwegian Thrash metal band Emperor ? Nearly Jumped out of my skin I was thinking I was going to get something melodic and soothing

    metrolyrics.com/with-streng...

  • YES!!!! I DIDN'T PUT THA IN COS I DIDN'T THINK IN A MILION YEARS ANYONE WOULD KNOW WHO THEY WERE - MY FAVIURITE BAND. NOW YOU SEE WHY THE ISLE OF WIGHT IS SO RIDICULOUS! THAT SONG ALWAYS MAKES ME SMILE, SHAME IT WON'T BE TO MOST PEOPLE'S TASTE.

  • Google is such a know all :-) Not my knowledge or choice

    My idea of hell strapped on a spine board in an MRI scanner for 40 mins with Thrash metal alternating with RAP music and the Osmonds :-)

  • THE OSMONDS!!! GIVE ME AN MRI ANYDAY, ESPECIALLY THE ONES WHEN THEY TAKE YOU OUT, YOU THINK IT'S OVER THEN THEY INJECT THE CONTRAST MEDIUM & PUT YOU IN AGAIN FOR ANOTHER 20 MINS!

  • This is our song "About It" - about having experienced a Head Injury.....

    It was a really bad day that’s all I can say about it

    Try as I might I don’t feel right about it

    And when they took me in my head was in a spin about it

    And when I looked at him he thought I was dim about it

    Why do they do that to me? Why can’t they see?

    It’s a head injury.............that’s affecting me

    When I went home and asked my wife about it

    I said to her that I’m all a blur about it

    See I’ve been hit on the head they say and about it

    And I can’t tell you night or day about it

    Why do they do that to me? Why can’t they see?

    It’s a head injury.............that’s affecting me

    Why do they do that to me? Why can’t they see?

    It’s a head injury.............that’s affecting me

    It was a really bad day that’s all I can say about it

    Try as I might I don’t feel right about it

    And when they took me in my head was in a spin about it

    And when I looked at him he thought I was dim about it

    Why do they do that to me? Why can’t they see?

    It’s a head injury.............that’s affecting me

  • Definitely brain injury lyrics, it even has the point of impact *Bang*

  • The song that reflects my relationship with Jake since his accident is Jason Mraz 'I won't give up'. Gets me every time!

    When I look into your eyes

    It's like watching the night sky

    Or a beautiful sunrise

    There's so much they hold

    And just like them old stars

    I see that you've come so far

    To be right where you are

    How old is your soul?

    I won't give up on us

    Even if the skies get rough

    I'm giving you all my love

    I'm still looking up

    And when you're needing your space

    To do some navigating

    I'll be here patiently waiting

    To see what you find

    'Cause even the stars they burn

    Some even fall to the earth

    We've got a lot to learn

    God knows we're worth it

    No, I won't give up

    I don't wanna be someone who walks away so easily

    I'm here to stay and make the difference that I can make

    Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use the tools and gifts we got Yeah, we got a lot at stake

    And in the end you're still my friend, at least we did intend for us to work

    We didn't break, we didn't burn

    We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in

    I had to learn what I've got, and what I'm not

    And who I am.

    I won't give up on us

    Even if the skies get rough

    I'm giving you all my love

    I'm still looking up

    Still looking up...

    I won't give up on us

    (No I'm not giving up)

    God knows I'm tough, He knows

    (I am tough, I am loved)

    We've got a lot to learn

    (We are alive, We are loved)

    God knows we're worth it

    (And were worth it)

    I won't give up on us

    Even if the skies get rough

    I'm giving you all my love

    I'm still looking up...

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