Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I RUN FOR LIFE


Last week I went to a Melissa Etheridge concert.  Something I have done more times than I can remember.  I've seen her multiple times in PA, FL, and TX. I love Melissa's incredible song writing ability.  She is a great entertainer on stage.  Her performances are always enthusiastic, physically demanding, sung as loud and proud as ever!  Awesome.

After her own bout with Breast Cancer in October 2004, she was asked to write a song for Ford's "Race For The Cure" initiative.  She released "I Run for Life" on 10/04/05.  All net proceeds were donated with SGK getting 80%, and Dr Susan Love Research Foundation getting 20%.  There was a re-release in 2010, recorded with Chrystal Bowersox.  100% of the re-release net proceeds went to Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


Every time I hear it, and the strength it carries, I get a bit.... Verklempt.  Some of my friends know that, so it's also known as Cindy's crybaby song.  Biotches!


Here are the lyrics - and if you've never heard the song, go out on YouTube  
http://youtu.be/Y1K5lWiNGmY

And yes..... I got a little moisture in my eyes when I watched it.



Written by Melissa Etheridge

I RUN FOR LIFE


It's been years since they told her about it

The darkness her body possessed
And the scars are still there in the mirror
Everyday that she gets herself dressed
Though the pain is miles and miles behind her
And the fear is now a docile beast
If you ask her why she is still running
She'll tell you it makes her complete

I run for hope

I run to feel
I run for the truth
For all that is real
I run for your mother your sister your wife
I run for you and me my friend I run for life

It's a blur since they told me about it

How the darkness had taken its toll
And they cut into my skin and they cut into my body
But they will never get a piece of my soul
And now I'm still learning the lesson
To waken when I hear the call
And if you ask me why I am still running
I'll tell you I run for us all

I run for hope

I run to feel
I run for the truth
For all that is real
I run for your mother your sister your wife
I run for you and me my friend I run for life

And someday if they tell you about it

If the darkness knocks on your door
Remember her remember me
We will be running as we have before
Running for answers
Running for more

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