Day 77. Up and at it early today. Standard weekend of gym, cleaning, playing guitar, and chilling with the dog.
Backstory on the song I’m sharing: One of my biggest regrets was starting to drink. I used to be straightedge, and that lifestyle and community was always great. Living a killer life, with no drugs or alcohol seemed like the easiest thing to hold on to…but, here I am. Despite years of drinking, and all the ups and downs I’ve had with it, this band, and specifically this song, has always resonated with me. I’ll post the lyrics below, because you may not understand them if you don’t have the “metal ear”. Hahaha. Have a strong day!!!
From the core of my being comes this promise to myself
that I won’t break my honor before all.
A one-way mission through life, I won’t change my course.
There’s far too much to experience and accomplish to waste a precious
second drunk or hazed.
An effective revolutionairy through
the clarity of mind that I’ve attained.
I see it all for what it
is as Gommorah’s Season Ends in the grave.
So many have become demoralized that now a change must be forced or all will
perish in the lunacy once it befalls.
Parasites gnaw at the basis, their vulgar ways bring pointless ends.
Perpetuating the degeneration.
In this self is all I need with this oath that keeps me free.
To this I am forever true. I am straight edge.
I am straight edge. I am straight edge. I am straight edge.