Music


 

Music has a way of expressing our feelings and mirroring our moods. Lyrics and melodies have the ability to impact the way we feel. A simple song is able to transform one from sad to glad or lethargic to energetic. When we can’t seem to find the words and think no one could possible know what we feel inside, you hear a song and think “Someone else understands.”

Research has shown that music has a profound effect on your body and psyche. Music can also be used to bring a more positive state of mind, helping to keep depression and anxiety at bay. Music has also been found to bring many other benefits, such as lowering blood pressure, boost immunity, ease muscle tension, and more. With so many benefits, it’s no surprise that so many are connecting with music and seeing it as an important tool to help the body in staying (or becoming) healthy.

So, what music speaks to you? Here are the lyrics to a song called “Hold Me Together” by Royal Tailor that spoke to our staff at Refuge.

Hello Mercy,
I have been searching for you lately
I’ve been wounded and from what I hear
You have the remedy

They told me You would be for me
So now I need to know
Is this a love that can save me
Or say You will then don’t
Will You stay with me when nobody is around
If this is real, then tell now

Can you hold me together
Can your love reach down this far
Can you hold me together
Cause without You holding my heart
I’m falling apart
Falling apart

Saying so long, been lost, been gone
Not sure what to pray
It’s not easy but I know You see me
When I lose my way

I keep on floating not knowing
If there is more for me
Don’t want to sink beneath waves of negativity

I’m going under,
I’m afraid that I might drown
If this is real,
I need you now

Can you hold me together
Can your love reach down this far
Can you hold me together
‘Cause without You holding my heart
I’m falling apart, yeah
Falling apart
Oh, Lord

I’m feeling stronger
With you by my side
And I realize You are my hope
I need to know

Can you hold me together
Can your love reach down this far
Can you hold me together
‘Cause without You holding my heart
I’m falling apart,
Falling apart, yeah
Hold me together Lord

Without You,
I’m falling apart
Falling apart

If you are in need of “someone else that understands”, call The Refuge Center at 615.771.1155 to speak with a counselor today.