“The way we break open...”

I am always cheered by a new album by Mary Chapin Carpenter, but her newest Album “The Dirt and the Stars” is a beautiful, soul-torn offering - and the song “It’s ok to be sad” struck such a chord with me that it made me both cry and laugh with recognition and gratitude.

Thank you, Mary, from everyone who like me (and, I am sure, yourself) who has faced the darkness and pain of breakdown, only to discover as they come out the other side that what they thought were wounds were a gateway into a new being 🙏🏻

It's OK to be sad
It's alright to be lonely
It won't always feel bad
Somebody told me
These feelings like weather
They come and they go
Today I felt better
Tomorrow who knows
Could there be healing instead
Instead of breaking, I'm hoping
That the cracks beginning to spread
Is me breaking open
And if I let everything in
The shadows as well as the light
How else could I know I'm alright?
How else would I know?
It's OK to be tired
F*ck all the excuses
Whatever's required
There's no day that's useless
What's hollow and empty
What's lost and undone
What can and what can't be
Is how you become
Could there be beauty instead
Instead of breaking your hope and
That the cracks beginning to spread
Is the way you break open
And if you let everything in
The shadows as well as the light
How else could you know you're alright?
How else would you know?
Could there be healing instead
Instead of breaking, we're hoping
That the cracks beginning to spread
Is the way we break open
Could there be loving instead
Instead of breaking, we're hoping
That the cracks beginning to spread
Is the way we break open
And when we let everything in
The shadows as well as the light
That's how we know we're alright
That's how we know

Lyrics by Mary Chapin Carpenter
Music by Ethan Johns

Source: https://songtexte.co/en/mary-chapin-carpenter-its-ok-to-be-sad-lyrics-0cf563



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