The latter verses of this song seem to so much more applicable to my life ~”Amazing”

I kept the right ones out
And let the wrong ones in
Had an angel of mercy to see me through all my sins
There were times in my life
When I was goin’ insane
Tryin’ to walk through
The pain
When I lost my grip
And I hit the floor
Yeah,I thought I could leave but couldn’t get out the door
I was so sick and tired
Of livin’ a lie
I was wishin that I
Would die

<The angel of mercy was the angel who saw me and Jade through the accident; I felt and acted insane when I immediately awoke from my coma (what? I was a junior in high school? I could drive??) I literally fell off of the bed and hit the floor when I regained full consciousness, I wanted to leave this “bad place”, and just wanted to go home (my therapists taught me that this wasn’t a bad place, a good place that people go to when bad things happen to them) Try making that sound believable to this 16 year old girl who is morphed into this alternate reality, while all of my friends are living a normal life,  in high school, moving on without you.>

It’s Amazing
With the blink of an eye you finally see the light
It’s Amazing
When the moment arrives that you know you’ll be alright
It’s Amazing
And I’m sayin’ a prayer for the desperate hearts tonight

That one last shot’s a Permanent Vacation
And how high can you fly with broken wings?
Life’s a journey not a destination
And I just can’t tell just what tomorrow brings

<This verse resonates most true to me; I had one shot, one opportunity, to determine the path for the rest of my life; I could be helpless, depressed and disabled versus what I chose to be: strong willed, determined and fully capable to take on whatever life throws at me)  Life is to be enjoyed every possible moment to the fullest extent because the here and now is all that is guaranteed of our humanly lives on earth.  You never know…TOMORROW you could be have a horrible accident and the whole path of your lives could be changed.  Take a moment to reflect on THAT…  >

*I wish more people would come to realize this fact, this world would be a better, happier place if this was fully understood.*

You have to learn to crawl
Before you learn to walk
But I just couldn’t listen to all that righteous talk, oh yeah
I was out on the street,
Just tryin’ to survive
Scratchin’ to stay

Desperate hearts, desperate hearts

*This is song is written by Steven Tyler, and is considered one of Tyler’s best works.  It speaks on his cocaine and other drug abuses and his troubled life when the band broke up.*  No matter the difference of meanings for this song between myself and Aerosmith,  they are one of my favorite 90’s bands, and having an awesome music video doesn’t hurt my love of this song either 😉   Alicia Silverstone rocks!


About Danielle!

A young professional Longwood University alum, with a traumatic brain injury having previously worked in the Therapeutic Recreation field with the elderly at nursing homes in Fairfax, VA. Now as a TBI advocate, trying to help others learn more about TBIs is involved in support groups, as well as very involved in my church, child care, and working part-time at a library
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