Friday, September 28, 2012

"Be Still" - The Killers

BE STILL - The Killers

"Be still
And go on to bed
Nobody knows what lies ahead
And life is short
To say the least
We're in the belly of the beast


Be still
Wild and young
Long may your innocence reign
Like shells on the shore
And may your limits be unknown
And may your efforts be your own
If you ever feel you can't take it anymore


Don't break character
You've got a lot of heart
Is this real or just a dream?
Rise up like the sun
Labor till the work is done


Be still
One day you'll leave
Fearlessness on your sleeve
When you've come back, tell me what did you see
What did you see
Was there something out there for me? 


Be still
Close your eyes
Soon enough you'll be on your own
Steady and straight
And if they drag you through the mud
It doesn't change what's in your blood
(Over chains)
When they knock you down

Don't break character

You've got a lot of heart
Is this real or just a dream?
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still

Over rock and chain

Over sunset plain
Over trap and snare
When you're in too deep
In your wildest dream
In your made up scheme
When they knock you down
When they knock you down

Don't break character
You've got sooooo much heart
Is this real or just a dream?
Oh Rise up like the sun
And labor till the work is done
Rise up like the sun
Labor till the work is...
 


Rise up like the sun
And labor till the work is don
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**Thought of Oliver the entire song, wiping away tears...  especially the bold and italicized bits.  Is this real or just a dream???  More like a nightmare for me.  I still can't believe he is truly gone.  I can't believe it.  No matter what happened to him, he continued to be a kid of character... wearing fearlessness on HIS sleeve when it was HIS time to leave.  I'm bawling now just typing this right now. 

4 comments:

stephanie said...

:0( iam so so sorry

Melissa Lasley said...

I was excited when I heard the Killers had a new album coming out. I loved that Oliver got to meet some of them, and their kindness made me want to wish them well.

I love you Stacy!

Kimberly said...

Ga Deesh (is it okay if I refer to you as that?)!

I came across Oliver's blog about an hour ago and I've been crying ever since. How I wish I was closer so I could give you a hug! Thank you for being an inspiration to me when we first met and now 14 years later. You're awesome and I admire your strength! Love ya!

-Kimberly

Anonymous said...

Hi Stacy,

Peace and love to you and the family. I found this article on another website of a mother who lost her daughter. I thought you might want to read it: http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2006/Feb-26-Sun-2006/living/5987837.html

Peace,
Natalie