I live with a nerve damage in all my limbs. My symptoms mimic ALS or MS... but my current diagnoses are B6 toxicity and polyradicultis. Part of my symptoms are incredible heaviness and weakness in all my limbs, and fatigue, and pain. It sometimes feels like I'm carrying a dead body strapped to my own still-living body. It sometimes feels like the entire molten, magnetic center of the earth is pulling me with all its might.
Music is one of my main therapies, and the chorus to this song is one of my main boosters.
I think this song is most likely about a relationship between two lovers...and all the emotions in between and inside and outside.
But for me... it's about those times I feel like I'm sinking like a stone... literally. My feet upon the ground is one of my goals every day. I want to hear them walk, and stomp. I want to hear the gravel and the path beneath my steps. I want to feel the earth.
Before I got this illness, I was a backpacker. My dream was (and still is, though it's hanging by a thread) to thru hike the 2180-mile Appalachian Trail (AT). I'm over 50 years old... but it is still my dream.
I may never see that dream... but I will carry on, carry on....maybe somewhere down the path, I can hike the AT. If I can, I'm sure these lyrics will go with me. Read more →