Timekeeper – Another Day Gone By

Last night, my husband and I went to a Grace Potter & The Nocturnals concert.  We had a really good time. Grace Potter puts on a really good show and has so much energy on stage. I love the way she dances around the stage, like she’s dancing how the music tells her to move. One of the songs they played was “Timekeeper” off their new album.  It was even better live than it is on CD.  I’ve been taken with this song and sometimes listen to it on loop.  I don’t think she had me, a fibromyalgia sufferer, in mind when she wrote it, but it really resonates with me.  I often feel like time is escaping me.  The days blur together and I can’t remember what happened when, or what day of the week it is.  When you are in pain every day, it makes the days blend together.  I have a very hard time keeping a timeline of events in my head because most of my days seem so similar due to my fibromyalgia. I don’t like the feeling that time is slipping away from me and I wish I could stop it somehow. I feel like, before I know it, another day is nearly over and I’m lucky to have just gone to work, had dinner, and maybe do one chore. This feeling is reflected in this song, which is one of the reasons I like it so much.  The other is that she asks Time Keeper to tell her everything is going to be all right. I often wish someone would tell me just that. It’s tough to fight this invisible disease when you don’t know if it will ever get better on its own accord.  I can make myself healthier and learn to cope with my chronic pain better, and thereby make my pain and symptoms better, but I have no idea if my fibromyalgia will go away one day. I wish someone could tell me that it will and that everything is going to be all right.

“Timekeeper” – by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

Time Keeper
I can’t believe how long it’s been
Time Keeper
I wish I could start over again
I’m too young
To be feeling this way
Yeah I’m wasted as I lie awake
There goes another day

Woah, Time keeper
Please wont you slow it down tonight
Time keeper
The day days are tolling by
Time keeper
Tell me I’m gonna be, alright

Time Keeper
I thought I’d have it right by now
Time Keeper
Everything’s still spinning out
I’m undone
Breaking out of the cage
But before the beast can get away
There goes another day

Woah, Time keeper
Please wont you slow it down tonight
Time Keeper
The days are rolling by
Time Keeper
Tell me I’m gonna be, alright

Yeah
So choke the dawn and damn the daylight
Time is just an invisible line
Time Keeper
I’m hoping you hear me, tonight

Oh Time Keeper
Please wont you slow it down tonight
Time Keeper
The days are rolling by
Time Keeper
Tell me I’m gonna be, alright

Listen to the song here.

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9 thoughts on “Timekeeper – Another Day Gone By

  1. ddLynn says:

    Wow, those words are dead on!! After spending nearly the entire week in bed (sinus issues compounding the chronic pain. Ugh), today I’m finally doing a few chores. I so felt each and every word of what this song says! Thanks for sharing this! I hope the Time Keeper slows it down for you this weekend, so you can truly enjoy each moment!!!

  2. slsteacher says:

    Take heart…..we will be alright….one day…..there will come a day when there will be no more pain, no more sickness….so let us persevere and live our lives the best way we know how!!

    • Debby says:

      Amen, sister! If God isn’t going to heal me here, I know He will when I go to heaven. Meanwhile, I am smelling the roses each day and checking my attitude. It took me a long time to get to the place of peace I live in now, but I am there — most of the time.

  3. Journaling Pain says:

    I know how you feel. There are so many days when the end of the day has come and I’m so surprised, as if I missed the entire day! Especially as these last two days have been spent sleeping off a major attack of fatigue. But I agree with slsteacher…there WILL be that day when there is no more pain, sickness, as well as sorrow or tears and that is the Hope that I hold on to. God bless and hold on!

  4. Debby says:

    I like the words of the song: I think I will see if I can listen to it on Youtube. And I know how you feel: I still have days like that, especially the ones I feel like I haven’t gotten much done. I think we see a lot of our worth in what we can achieve, and the changes when FM gets really bad.

  5. ceaton85 says:

    I swear I read your blog and I think … Is this person reading my mind! I literally was telling my best friend these very words on Friday night. Each day blurs together , all at once what day is which, I never know because they are all the same . I swear kindred spirits , or this disease gives the same experience to all of its sufferers and this is how I know it is real. This is no coincidence.

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