End of year double bill: Frank Turner – Get Better & Green Day – Still Breathing

I feel I should be writing loads and loads about the old year and the new one. But I have so much to say that I can’t say anything at all.

So here are two songs that capture my current mood, perhaps best summed up as a defiant, almost joyous “bloody hell, I’m still here, and I’m going to keep at it, you just see.”

Song

Get Better

Artist

Frank Turner

Album

Get Better

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I won’t post the lyrics as they’re in the video.

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I’m like a child looking off on the horizon I’m like an ambulance that’s turning on the sirens Oh, I’m still alive I’m like a soldier coming home for the first time I dodged a bullet, and I walked across a landmine Oh, I’m still alive Am I bleeding? Am I bleeding from the storm? Just shine a light into the wreckage, so far away, away ‘Cause I’m still breathing ‘Cause I’m still breathing on my own My head’s above the rain and roses Making my way away ‘Cause I’m still breathing ‘Cause I’m still breathing on my own My head’s above the rain and roses Making my way away My way to you I’m like a junkie tying off for the last time I’m like a loser that’s betting on his last dime Oh, I’m still alive I’m like a son that was raised without a father I’m like a mother barely keeping it together Oh, I’m still alive Am I bleeding? Am I bleeding from the storm? Just shine a light into the wreckage, so far away, away ‘Cause I’m still breathing ‘Cause I’m still breathing on my own My head’s above the rain and roses Making my way away ‘Cause I’m still breathing ‘Cause I’m still breathing on my own My head’s above the rain and roses Making my way away, away As I walked out on the ledge Are you scared to death to live? I’ve been running all my life Just to find a home that’s for the restless And the truth that’s in the message Making my way away, away ‘Cause I’m still breathing ‘Cause I’m still breathing on my own My head’s above the rain and roses Making my way away ‘Cause I’m still breathing ‘Cause I’m still breathing on my own My head’s above the rain and roses Making my way away ‘Cause I’m still breathing ‘Cause I’m still breathing on my own My head’s above the rain and roses Making my way away My way to you

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