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Song Review: ‘Stronger Than Ever’ by Raleigh Ritchie


‘Cause I’m a big boy an adult now or nearly
If I pull the wool back from my eyes I can see clearly
The world is at my feet and I am standing on the ceiling
And I fall, fall, fall, when it all comes down
And I won’t be crushed by the weight of this town
I fall from the sky but I won’t fall forever
I fall but when I’ll rise I’ll be stronger than ever

Hate me when I’m gone, I’ll make it worth your while when I’m successful
But when I’m here I need your kindness cause the climb is always stressful
Clumsily gasp myself by thinking I’ll be better off alone
I’ll leave my peace in pieces all around the decent people back at home

Official man, delusions grand and now I’m a free agent
I’m here to make a stand for causes I don’t understand and make a statement
I fall short on knowledge, I don’t even watch the news
Can’t be arsed with college, it’s nothing but a human zoo

I’m not defeated, I believe that I can turn this ship around
Destroy the status quo until I know I found a common ground
I’m not alone, I’m just focused in my zone, this is easy
I’m fine, I just need time to turn this into home, I’m good, believe me
Believe me when I say I’m gonna be

Big explosions crack through thunderous mountains
Hearts exploding, minds, volcanoes pop and blow
I’m not alone, I’m not alone
Who am I kidding? I’m sad, no ideas coming
It’s driving me mad and I’m fighting it
It’s turning me bad, I’m loaded, pages taking me over
I just wanna be home with all my friends and family
Mum and dad, it’s closing in on me, I need recovery, coming home
I’m coming home and I need closure, I need closure

My Review

This song for me is epic. There are songs that require you to have an acquired taste and after a few swallows you tend to enjoy it. This was not that way for me. Once I heard this song I was in awe. I deeply felt invigorated. As if I had just come out of the shower after a long hard day’s work. I had to find out more about this song so I YouTubed it right away. Low and behold it was the actor who plays the character ‘Grey Worm’ on Game Of Thrones.

Here’s a great explanation of the video by one of the commentators on YouTube (Colin Saosin):
“If you watch closely around 1:48 you very briefly see him sitting there with his head in his hands, right as someone walks across the screen. Blink and you really will miss it. This is reality, what is really happening, and is why the lady sitting next to him asks if he needs water, and them passes him some tissues. The actual video shows it from a sort of inside his head perspective, this is how he is feeling, and nobody else can see what he is truly feeling. The people in the video that walk past and around him are oblivious to the true battle he is facing. As someone who has battled with depression myself in the past I can really relate to this. No matter how many friends and family members you have that do their best to be there for you, and try to help you, the battle is yours alone, as nobody really understands what you are going through unless they’ve suffered themselves. Mental illness is a truly terrible and tragic thing and my heart goes out to all the people that are currently suffering. I hope one day you can beat it and win the war as I did myself in the end. Fantastic song and an even better video.”

…I couldn’t have said it any better.

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