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    The journey through depression from hopelessness to recovery

    My Star Is Fading
    by Robert T. Muller, Trauma.blog.yorku.ca
    June 5, 2019

    The song Amsterdam by British rock band Coldplay, depicts an individual’s journey through depression from hopelessness to recovery. The song describes how individuals with mental illnesses often feel trapped in their own minds and the narrator contemplates suicide as an escape. However, by reaching out to others, he/she is helped down from the edge and out of the darkness.


    Come on, oh my star is fading
    And I see no chance of release
    And I know I’m dead on the surface
    But I am screaming underneath




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    Re: The journey through depression from hopelessness to recovery

    One of the last songs i wrote then recorded and released in 2010 as part of a 2 song fundraiser CD for a homeless shelter in Winnipeg was not your conventional Contemporary Christian Power Ballad. It goes from total despair to hope and never giving up. sometimes I feel like a hypocrite knowing I wrote that song.

    I guess these line from the song:
    Some days the thought of death seems sweeter,
    Than life iself and going on.
    Yet somehow in my darkest hour,
    He gives me strength to carry on...
    Emphasize the dark depths and despair that the human mind can reach. Yet when all hope seems lost somehow a hand reaches out and down.
    ​"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." ~ Walter Winchell

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    Re: The journey through depression from hopelessness to recovery

    Beautiful verse GaryQ your a song writer cool. You are not a hypocrite you are someone suffering right now and i am glad you remembered these words that you wrote. They will give you some strength to reach out and to hold on each day. Not knowing what to do sometimes i reach out in desperation in hope that there is someone up there listening.
    Words always stay inside ones soul

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    Re: The journey through depression from hopelessness to recovery

    thanks for the kind words FMN, I was, no longer am. The creativity and inspiration dried up a long time ago but that's OK.

    Reagrding faith someone once told me :
    "What I or anyone else believes is the truth does not change what the truth is and there can only be but one truth whatever it is. I could be wrong and I'll only know for sure when I'm dead. Only thing I am 100% sure of is that I'd rather beleive in God and be wrong than to not beleive and be wrong"
    ​"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." ~ Walter Winchell

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    Re: The journey through depression from hopelessness to recovery

    I do believe that if there is a supreme being a God that one will not be judged by what we believe but our actions on how we treat others. If our actions are God like so to say then out beliefs really do not matter this God will accept us no matter what. Raised in a Catholic background i always prayed and prayed it did not help really thinks happened but i guess in praying some of the pain was released to the outside. sorry just my thoughts.
    Words always stay inside ones soul

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    thinks) should be things happened sorry
    Words always stay inside ones soul

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