I won’t quit!

My brother and I were having a chat yesterday. He told me he heard a song while on the road and it made him choke up, thinking of me.

“What was the song?” I asked.

It was “My Body” by Young The Giant. Curious, I hunted down a copy of the song, and instantly realized why it had affected him. It affected me also, right then, as I heard it for the first time. I felt an interesting reaction: a combination of “hell yeah!” and a lump in my throat.

My brother found me a new anthem.

It’s the emotional mirror of the song, “Cold Desert.” While the former song expresses pain and sorrow, this one expresses defiance and hope. If you are feeling down and out and need a pick-me-up, just sing along to this, and see if it doesn’t help recharge the fire inside you:

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My Body by Young The Giant

Stop! the train is riding
Down to the station
Where you lived
When we were school kids

Hey! the rails are caught now
And I am falling down

Fools in a spiral
Round this town of steel

My body tells me no
But I won’t quit
Cause I want more
Cause I want more
My body tells me no
But I won’t quit
Cause I want more
Cause I want more

Stop! the train is riding
Down to the station
Where I lived
When I was a cool kid

Hey! is it my fault that
The fallen embers burn
Down in a spiral

Round your crown of thieves

My body tells me no
But I won’t quit
Cause I want more

Cause I want more
My body tells me no
But I wont quit
Cause I want more
Cause I want more

It rides out of town

Oh, it’s my road
It’s my road
It’s my road
It’s my road
It’s my road
It’s my road

And it’s my war
It’s my war
It’s my war
It’s my war

His eyes are open
His eyes are open

Oh, cause I want more
I want more
I want more

His eyes are open
His eyes are open

Hey, hey, hey-

My body tells me no
But I won’t quit
Cause I want more
Cause I want more
My body tells me no
But I wont quit
Cause I want more
Cause I want more

It rides out of town

Yippee ki-yay, motherfucker!
Hoo-ah!

5 comments

  1. Maytrella says:

    WoW, what a great song brutha! It made me emotional too- but it is uplifting and courageous :) JUST LIKE YOU are to others, even when you do not realize it. I love you more than words could ever express. MMUUUUAAAAHHHHH!!!!

  2. Chris says:

    Love you too, sista! I love the “It’s my war… and I want more” part. It’s like, bring it on. Bring the battle to me, if it means I keep on living! “Cause I want more…”

  3. telly says:

    Positivity…..woohoo!!! I will be there to fight the battle with you baby. No one will ever get in the way. We are going to win no matter what. And I will stand behind you and continue to honor you for always!!! Love you so much bebe!!!

    • Chris says:

      Yes, gotta keep the positivity flowing! Just keep doing what you’re doing, bebe. It’s working…

      Let’s keep creating more and more happiness in our home. We cawn do eet!

  4. Thania Ormonde says:

    Chrispie, Amazing song…..that little Alanso is always discovering cool music…Very cool and uplifting, the triumph of the human spirit….I love this song, now I am gonna check out the album. I can completely see how Alanso thought of you Chrispie…Love you so much my bro….And I truly enjoyed our philosophical conversation the other day…:)

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