Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Lose Yourself - Eminem

Lyric:- 'Look, if you had, one shot, or one opportunity, to seize everything you ever wanted. In one moment. Would you capture it, or just let it slip?

Song Choice:- This cropped up yesterday during an MdS Training Day with one of my clients who is taking part next year. Now I'm not the biggest fan of Mr Mathers but this is an awesome song (which my client said he hated btw) and although a remake of Zeppelin's Kashmir, it hits all my inspiration buttons all at once and is in fact a brilliant song IMO and a massive social comment on 2002 when it was made.

But that's the magic of's SO subjective and there are so many genres to enjoy. If you are a regular reader, you'll know by now that I pepper these pages with endless Gabriel, Rush and Floyd tunes but in reality love a complete spectrum of popular music spanning some fifty years.

Music helps us take our minds to different places, to enjoy the repetition of sound and have some consistency in a constantly changing world.

The lyric here really get me thinking...what would I do if one had one shot? Is it a sliding doors thing? You know miss the train, catch the train, take the M5 or M50? It always makes me think, what if. For some folk these can be life changing moments.

You hear of people who have been madly in love for decades without the other person knowing. If they'd only have said something...if only they'd had one shot or one opportunity.

But they did...They just didn't have the courage to say something. They just let it slip away and as Mathers goes on to sing 'The clock's run out, time's up, over'. A lot of folk are living with their inner Countdown Clock ticking so loudly they find unscrambling the anagram of 'Life' impossible.

And that's a tragedy...even if we do speak out there's a tendency immediately to 'Snap back to reality' so as to avoid rejection or failure.

Maybe we are all looking for that magical illusive lottery win that will make everything perfect and then we can have our one shot and have multiple opportunities to change our lives and perspective on this crazy world where we live out our conservative existences.

Hmm...gets you thinking anyway and what would you do if you had 'One Shot' or call it 'One Wish'...what would YOU do?

I'll have a think about mine and let you know what it is tomorrow...

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