Why I Love Demi: Sober

Honesty. The thing about any kind of recovery is that it’s not a 180 turn around, never look back. Recover is a fight for the rest of your life. Its seasons of strength where you’re living in the light, until the darkness creeps back and sucks away your strength. Sometimes the fight isn’t enough, and sometimes there are setbacks.

Whether its alcohol, drugs, self-harm, the list goes on—it’s a battle. But a relapse is only a failure if you quit fighting.

No matter how many years you’ve fought off your demons, that doesn’t mean they won’t find their way back in. And no matter how healed someone may seem, that doesn’t mean it can’t reopen. Sometimes the brightest smile hides the deepest pain and the strongest exterior masks the ones breaking down.

If you know someone that struggles with any type of addiction or mental illness, it’s worth reaching out. Be there, be understanding and let them know it is okay to be weak. Because we must walk through our weakness to find strength.

There is a difference between a setback and a failure. Never be afraid to reach out and ask for help.

As far as Demi, perhaps she is lamenting struggles of the past. She might be confessing battles of her present. Either way, she is a role model of honesty and of fight. She’s showing truth, that you can’t be perfect, but you don’t ever give up.

Be honest. Be open. Ask for help. Don’t give up. You’re worth fighting for.

Lyrics: Sober by Demi

I got no excuses
For all of these goodbyes
Call me when it’s over
‘Cause I’m dying inside
Wake me when the shakes are gone
And the cold sweats disappear
Call me when it’s over
And myself has reappeared

I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know why
I do it every, every, every time
It’s only when I’m lonely
Sometimes I just wanna cave and I don’t wanna fight
I try and I try and I try and I try and I try
Just hold me, I’m lonely

Momma, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore
And daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor
To the ones who never left me, we’ve been down this road before
I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore

I’m sorry to my future love
For the man that left my bed
For making love the way I saved for you inside my head
And I’m sorry for the fans I lost
Who watched me fall again
I wanna be a role model, but I’m only human

I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know why
I do it every, every, every time
It’s only when I’m lonely
Sometimes I just wanna cave and I don’t wanna fight
I try and I try and I try and I try and I try
Just hold me, I’m lonely

Momma, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore
And daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor
To the ones who never left me, we’ve been down this road before
I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore

I’m not sober anymore

I’m sorry that I’m here again
I promise I’ll get help
It wasn’t my intention
I’m sorry to myself

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