Conquering Emotions One Playlist at a Time: "Best of You"

With all the challenges that life presents, inevitably there will be some experiences that leave us feeling emotionally broken. We sometimes experience bad or difficult relationships that can leave us feeling damaged and heartbroken. Or we may find ourselves feeling stuck in situations we don’t want to be in or that are holding us back from pursuing ourselves and our dreams. 
 
Though it is often difficult in the moment, one of the most important things to remember during these difficult times is that they are temporary. That somehow someway you will eventually figure out how to break free of the pain and be okay again. First allowing yourself to grieve the pain, and then finding ways to feel empowered to continue in a positive direction. Sometimes all we need is a change in perspective, other times we may also need a change of scenery. 
 
Around the time when this song first came out over 10 years ago, I found myself in the middle of severe betrayal and heartbreak by some significant people in my life.  At the time it felt completely devastating, and I wasn’t sure how I would be ok. I heard this song and it hit me. It hit me that I was letting others define who I was and how I was going to feel. I listened to this song more times than I could count, and it finally set in. I was no longer going to allow others to get the best of me. I was going to dry my tears, and get back to my life. This is what I found to switch my perspective, and to empower me to take my happiness back. Yes it was a difficult struggle, but it made me strong. It became just another experience to show me my own strength, and lead me back on the path that got me where I am today. Life continues to present itself with challenges. But my path has made me strong, and it has shown me love, happiness and opportunity as well. It has taught me that though our paths will have rough patches, it also has so much good to offer if we allow ourselves to find it. 
 
This week’s song is “Best of You” by Foo Fighters. 
 
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Lyrics:

I've got another confession to make
I'm your fool
Everyone's got their chains to break
Holdin' you

Were you born to resist or be abused?

Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?
Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?

Are you gone and onto someone new?
I needed somewhere to hang my head
Without your noose
You gave me something that I didn't have
But had no use
I was too weak to give in
Too strong to lose
My heart is under arrest again
But I break loose
My head is giving me life or death
But I can't choose
I swear I'll never give in
I refuse

Has someone taken your faith?
Its real, the pain you feel
You trust, you must
Confess
Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?

Has someone taken your faith?
Its real, the pain you feel
The life, the love
You die to heal
The hope that starts
The broken hearts
You trust, you must
Confess

Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?
Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?

I've got another confession my friend
I'm no fool
I'm getting tired of starting again
Somewhere new

Were you born to resist or be abused?
I swear I'll never give in
I refuse

Has someone taken your faith?
Its real, the pain you feel
You trust, you must
Confess
Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?