The Climb

Music and songs influence me greatly. Some songs are written so well and have so much meaning in the lyrics that they have the power to touch me in the deepest regions of my heart.

And sometimes some artists I never thought I’d ever ever listen to, have a song that can unexpectedly strike a chord in me and grab my attention.

Take for instance “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus. It speaks of the struggles of going through life. About the mountains and the valleys of every single persons journey through their existence. I can relate to almost every line in the song. And I think so can everyone else.

We all go through life. We all question where we are going. We’ve questioned every decision we’ve made. What we are doing. We have all doubted ourselves. We have all felt “lost with no direction” and that our “our faith is shaken”, at one point or another. But through it all, when times get rough. When all seems bleak. When all hope is lost, “I gotta keep trying. I gotta keep strong. Just keep moving on.”

I have failed. I know I will fail again. I will lose. But I won’t lose all the time. Sometimes I’ll win. Losing teaches me something. It’s a lesson not a punishment. It shows me where I am weak. I can choose to fix it. I can make it better. Sometimes I won’t want to fix it. Sometimes I’ll want to give up.

But I can fix my eyes on the heavens. I know He gave me a destiny. I know where I’ll end up.

But how can I truly appreciate the end of the journey, if I didn’t go through the climb?

The Climb” by Miley Cyrus

I can almost see it
That dream I’m dreaming but
There’s a voice inside my head saying
You’ll never reach it

Every step I’m taking
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking

But I
I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high

There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose

Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb

The struggles I’m facing
The chances I’m taking
Sometimes might knock me down
But no, I’m not breaking

I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I’m gonna remember most
Just gotta keep going

And I, I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on

‘Cause there’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose

Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb

There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Somebody’s gonna have to lose

Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb

Keep on moving, keep climbing
Keep the faith, baby
It’s all about, it’s all about the climb
Keep the faith, keep your faith