Cause I Say I’ll Follow Through

You turn me on, you lift me up
And like the sweetest cup I’d share with you
You lift me up, don’t you ever stop, I’m here with you

Now it’s all or nothing
‘Cause you say you’ll follow through
You follow me, and I, I, I follow you

What you gonna do when things go wrong?
What you gonna do when it all cracks up?
What you gonna do when the Love burns down?
What you gonna do when the flames go up?
Who is gonna come and turn the tide?
What’s it gonna take to make a dream survive?
Who’s got the touch to calm the storm inside?
Who’s gonna save you?

Alive and Kicking
Stay until your love is, Alive and Kicking
Stay until your love is, until your love is, Alive

Oh you lift me up to the crucial top, so I can see
Oh you lead me on, till the feelings come
And the lights that shine on
But if that don’t mean nothing
Like if someday it should fall through
You’ll take me home where the magic’s from
And I’ll be with you

What you gonna do when things go wrong?
What you gonna do when it all cracks up?
What you gonna do when the Love burns down?
What you gonna do when the flames go up?
Who is gonna come and turn the tide?
What’s it gonna take to make a dream survive?
Who’s got the touch to calm the storm inside?
Don’t say goodbye
Don’t say goodbye
In the final seconds who’s gonna save you?

Oh, Alive and Kicking
Stay until your love is, love is, Alive and Kicking
Oh, Alive and Kicking
Stay until your love is, love is, Alive and Kicking

Alive And Kicking – Simple Minds

I think I have reached a point in my life where the ideals and thoughts of a simple mind have given way to a more vibrant vision, the undying need to find more meaning in the everyday. My yearning for new adventures, whether near or far has instilled in me the courage to completely change my life in almost every way. The sins of the past have been pushed aside in the light that shines on a new future.

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A future filled with breathtaking sunrises, full moon sailing, quiet anchorages and new friends. Embracing all the broken parts, ripped sails and other trials with a renewed zest for life. After having been through much worse in younger days I have almost no fear anymore. That feeling is a gift no amount of encouragement from others could impart, it has to come from within. I have but one more payment on my sailboat and my new beginning will start.

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Just like Richard Proenneke, I have decided half way through my life to test myself thoroughly, push myself farther than I ever have in a quest to see just what I am made of. So many wasted years pursuing “Things” I neither needed nor ultimately wanted has left me lost, bereft of spirit and lacking in focus. Awash in regret of days past I have changed the path of my life in such a way as to turn 180 degrees and try another. Winding my way through the shadows of doubt I now see a light that leads in another direction, the shimmering glow of heartfelt peace and lasting comfort. I understand now that this sailboat is more than just a dream of sailing, more than the thought of the freedom of the sea. This is indeed going to be a thorough and lasting examination of what I am capable of.

 

21 thoughts on “Cause I Say I’ll Follow Through

  1. Oh Yes! We all waste time in our lives, we all wish we’d done things a little or a lottle differently but those that inspire brush off the cobwebs of regret and turn to face a new dawn with real determination. You, my friend are that person. That inspiration. I am SO excited to share your journey. Just so excited. By the way – I love Simple Minds and simple minds. Simplicity is a much underrated thing.

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    1. Another Richard Preonneke quote: “Eight and a half miles can be covered in minutes in a car on an expressway, but what does a man see? What he gains in time he loses in benefit to his body and mind.”

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  2. I don’t think you need any more proof of what you are capable of. Think about how much has evolved in your life to this point. That sunset is amazing! The boat is the icing on the cake for a life well lived, with both ups and downs. K x

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  3. Love the words of this Simple Minds song but even more I love your own words and thoughts here. I’m so happy for you that you’ve reached such a place of self love , peace and acceptance. The world is your oyster now my friend. Enjoy it all.

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