Music Monday – Hard Love – NEEDTOBREATHE


This is the start of “Music Mondays!” I like alliteration folks if you can’t tell. The idea is to share a song i’m really digging and some insight I have gleaned from the lyrics. Without further adieu.

Verse 1

Trading punches with the heart of darkness
Going to blows with your fear incarnate
Never gone until it’s stripped away
A part of you has gotta die today
In the morning you gonna need an answer
Ain’t nobody gonna change the standard
It’s not enough to just feel the flame
You’ve gotta burn your old self away
These lyrics are gold. They pretty much speak for themselves. It is a great reminder that we as followers of Christ have to die to ourselves daily pick up the cross and follow him. These are not just throw away lyrics, but I’m sure come from guys who have lived fighting back that darkness.


Hold on tight a little longer
What don’t kill ya, makes ya stronger
Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love
You can’t change without a fallout
It’s gonna hurt, but don’t you slow down
Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love
This chorus has been a great motivation for me as I was training for my first half marathon. It almost killed me but it didn’t and I am stronger for it. I think a lot of times in life we have to put our heads down and push hard knowing God will give us the strength to endure and persevere.

Verse 2

You know the situation can’t be right
And all you ever do is fight
But there’s a reason that the road is long
It takes some time to make your courage strong
I really like this lyric. It rings true for me. The older I get the stronger my courage gets. I wish I would have had more courage when I was younger. I pray every day that God would increase my boldness and courage for him. There is a reason why God had to remind his people multiple times in the bible to “Be strong and courageous.”
Check out the song below.

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