Beautiful Moment: If I Ever Stray…


Amongst the country’s financial depression and my own mental depression, I found about three minutes of something inspirational and uplifting.  Frank Turner’s song If I Ever Stray belts out lyrics of truth and enlightenment.  I listened to it several times today, and I’d like to share it with you.

Forgive me someone for I have sinned
And I know not where I should begin,
And some days it feels like you just can’t win,
No matter what you do or say.
Things didn’t kill me but I don’t feel stronger.
Life is short but it feels much longer,
when you’ve lost that fight,
Yeah you’ve lost that hunger,
to pull yourself through the day.

(Chorus)
But if I ever stray from the path I follow,
Take me down to the English Channel,
Throw me in where the water is shallow,
And then drag me on back to shore,
because love is free and life is cheap,
and as long as I’ve got me a place to sleep,
some clothes on my back and some food to eat,
then I can’t ask for anything more.

So come on everybody sing one, two, three, four!

So we all have secrets that we hold inside,
the worst little things that you never confide,
And the worst one of all that you just can’t hide,
is that you’re never quite as strong as you sound.
So I’m sorry baby for the times I’ve hurt you,
sorry friends for the times I desert you.
Most days it feels like I don’t deserve you,
and I wonder why you’re all still around. 

But if I ever stray from the path I follow,
Take me down to the English Channel,
Throw me in where the water is shallow,
And then drag me on back to shore,
because love is free and life is cheap,
and as long as I’ve got me a place to sleep,
some clothes on my back and some food to eat,
then I can’t ask for anything more.

Come on and join me in the water, and we’ll swim for home.
Sometimes its hard to remember: I can’t do this on my own.

(Repeat Chorus)

The path I chose isn’t straight and narrow:
It wanders around like a drunken fellow.
Sometimes it’s hard for me to follow,
but if you’ve got my back I’ll go on,
if you’ve got my back I’ll go on. 

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