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Nothing Hurts
By Sharon Lawson   
Rated "G" by the Author.
Last edited: Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2007

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A true story about how we can get so self-absorbed and see no way out...

The following may be difficult to appreciate!  Just reading lyrics without hearing the beautiful melody and vocals makes it tricky to understand the sentiment but I’d like to share this with you.


I’ve only written two rhymes so far and am at the start of the 10 year journey I plan to post in the same comic form.  I’ve only just had my hemorrhage and surgery so far, the depression hasn’t even started yet so this story may be premature but it’s on my mind and I have to type it!  Otherwise I’ll keep losing sleep thinking of it ;o)


I was on the train listening to Catatonia (Welsh rock band with Cerys Matthews on female lead vocals) on my ipod and as the song below played, my eyes welled up.  Here is why:


During my blackest period of depression a few years after my initial bleed, (you’ll read all about it in due course) I went through the lowest phase and wanted to just die as I felt so alone, confused, fed up, I’d lost my precious job and so-called ‘friends’ and the medical world were letting me down.  When you feel so low, you sadly don’t think how your family will feel.  You become so intent on yourself. 


The words of the song below are addressed at being asleep and how you’re safe, calm, etc.  I interpreted it another way: I’ll be calm, in no pain and happy if I was dead and in heaven.  The opening verse describes how I’d feel in heaven.  To my state of mind it was appealing!  I still feel guilty for those thoughts because of what it would have done to my loving mum & dad but we’ve all got through it together.  Even my hamster supported me :oD



“Nothing Hurts”

From album ‘Equally Cursed and Blessed’


(We could all relate to the album’s title)



Everything is beautiful

And nothing hurts you at all, you at all

Everything is beautiful

And nothing hurts in your world, in your world


Words plain with lullaby refrain

So sweet sleep

Enjoy the time you keep


All around is wonderful

And nothing harms me at all, me at all

All around is wonderful

And nothing harms me at all, in my world


Words plain with lullaby refrain

So sweet sleep

Enjoy the time you keep

And if you call, I’ll follow after all

So sweet calm will keep us safe from harm


Everything is beautiful

Everything is beautiful


Nothing hurts



Copyright. Sharon Lawson. 2007






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Reviewed by Jackie Coupe 3/20/2007
One of my all time favourite bands -you minx.
The cd single version of a rather watery 'Mulder & Scully' is excellant.

'Strange Glue' - could describe many of my relationships.
'Dead from the waist down' - could describe my first ever sexual encounter.

God bless Miss Matthews.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/19/2007
well done
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/18/2007
As I sit here and read this with a headache pounding in my head, I have to say I hear ya, young lady! Definitely not to the extent that you have pain and problems, but we all, as you have alluded to, have our problems, both physical and emotional. If I can live through mine, dear girl, so to can may take some fighting, but we will survive...Find Peace in the Write...Ed & Rufuz (w00f)
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/18/2007
This touches at the realism of depression and the truth is what it is. We can no more control our own mental state when full depression is upon us then we can control our bladders when we need to pee. We need those hands reaching out to us and we need to be able to take them. When we do finally once again break through into the sunshine we can only move forward and not look back. Great write here and thank you for sharing for some that read this I have no doubt will take hope from your message.

Reviewed by Susan Linehan (Reader) 3/18/2007
I can understand how you interpreted the words. How thankful your mum and dad must be that you were able to overcome your deep dark thoughts. You seem to have a wonderful relationship with your dad something I'm sure a lot of dad's wish they had. I hope your thoughts are brighter now.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/18/2007
Thanks for sharing your deepest thoughts!!

Keep the faith dear one!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Tactfully Naive 3/18/2007
Physically, you stopped climbing the mountains and descending into the sprawling valleys looking for adventure. After the 'event', cerebrally, you found yourself not only descending, but for a while, plummetting into the deepest, ragged edged ravines. I could not reach you as a protective father should,no matter how outstretched my hand was, nor could your mother's tears balm the hurt in your soul, the drop was just too deep for us to reach. Your plight needed a stronger presence: the will to live, and God.
Rediscovering this will re-charged your strength, your faith in God, and with the love of the special man that God set aside for you, you dragged yourself out from the miry depths. You made it!

Even the hamster jumped for joy!

Sing a new song, now.


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