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Fun. – Carry On lyrics

Carry on
Well I woke up to the sound of silence
And cars were cutting like knives in a fist fight
And I found you with a bottle of wine,
Your head in the curtains
And heart like the fourth of July.

You swore and said
"We are not,
We are not shining stars. "
This I know.
I never said we are.

Though I've never been through hell like that
I've closed enough windows
To know you can never look back/

If you're lost and alone
Or you're sinking like a stone,
Carry on.
May your path be the sound
Of your feet upon the ground,
Carry on.

Carry on, carry on.

So I met up with some friends
At the edge of the night
At a bar off 75
And we talked and talked
About how our parents will die,
All our neighbours and wives.

But I like to think
I can cheat it all
To make up for the times I've been cheated on
And it's nice to know
When I was left for dead
I was found and now I don't roam these streets.
I am not the ghost you want of me.

If you're lost and alone
Or you're sinking like a stone.
Carry on.
May your path be the sound
Of your feet upon the ground,
Carry on.

Woah!
My head is on fire
But my legs are fine,
'Cause, after all. They are mine.
Lay your clothes down on the floor,
Close the door,
Hold the phone.
Show me how.
No one's ever gonna stop us now.

'Cause we are,
We are shining stars,
We are invincible,
We are who we are.
On our darkest day
When we're miles away
Sun will come,
We will find our way home.

If you're lost and alone
Or you're sinking like a stone,
Carry on.
May your path be the sound
Of your feet upon the ground,
Carry on.

Carry on, carry on



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    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.
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    I think it is, also, about every day life & its issues. Sometimes they tend to loom large for some people and there is no outlet. People tend to find many ways to come to grips with it, but these lyrics, especially, give people the incentive or strength to move forward, its ok.
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    None of you have obviously lived long enough to know or feel the true meaning of these words. You should be grateful. Its only when you feel you have no reason to go on. Perhaps the person you loved and counted on took his life. Perhaps you lost way more even after that. Feeling totally alone, scared. And then hearing these words that save your life, give you a reason to get up and the spark to get up and try just one more time. These words. What power they hold.
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    I'd rather let go than carry on with my relationships. Chances are it's better for my relationships. When I find someone who I think is worthy of my time, and if they don't love me or if I don't love them, then I feel as if I have to let it go. It's my decision as to whether or not I want to keep a relationship, besides I have to have time to move forward in my life. I can't stay in the same time and there isn't any reason too. It's better to move forward instead of being stuck in the same time, so to all that see this without scrolling down, don't believe what this song tells you. You're able to let a relationship go, especially when you feel as if there's nothing left.
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    I think it is about a person realizing they have an addicted gf/bf. They partied the night before and know how it feels to have a hangover but seeing that their mate has a problem and they want to help them. Saying thought I've never been through hell like that, I've closed enough windows to know you can never look back. Saying that you can't change your mistakes but you can always try to be better and carry on. At the end of the song I think the gf/bf says ok help me and they are coming together to become shining stars, and find their way home. Great song even if this is not what it means!
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