Sunday, July 01, 2012

Everybody Hurts

Everybody feels pain and hurt.

I just wrote about pain here in fact.

When I feel hurt I often find solace in music.

One song in particular usually comes to mind. You probably have heard it - Everybody Hurts by REM.

Here's the video:

And here are the lyrics:

Everybody Hurts - REM

When your day is long
And the night, the night is yours alone
When you're sure you've had enough
Of this life, well hang on

Don't let yourself go
'Cause everybody cries
And everybody hurts sometimes

Sometimes everything is wrong
Now it's time to sing along
When your day is night alone (Hold on, hold on)
If you feel like letting go (Hold on)
If you think you've had too much
Of this life, well hang on

Everybody hurts
Take comfort in your friends
Everybody hurts
Don't throw your hand, oh no

Don't throw your hand
If you feel like you're alone
No, no, no, you are not alone

If you're on your own in this life
The days and nights are long
When you think you've had too much of this life to hang on

Well, everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody cries
Everybody hurts sometimes
And everybody hurts sometimes

So hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on
Everybody hurts


This may seem like a very simplistic post and the message may look obvious...but when you are hurting sometimes you need to be presented with small, simple snippets of truth. Forget the long, drawn-out psycho-babble. the central message here is that no matter how hard things matter how much you are are not alone. And you need to hold on.

Hurting is universal and it is also relative. Just because someone else is going through something that is seemingly way worse than what you are going through does not make what you feel any different. It still hurts like hell.

So if you are hurting...reach out to your loved ones. They love you and want to be there for you in your time of need. And they will reach out to you when the tables are turned.

And they will be turned one day.

Because everybody hurts sometimes.

So just hold on.




  1. Pain and the emotions which accompany it deserve our attention. It is normal to experience but important not to stay stuck in it. Thank you for these touching posts.

  2. Lora!!

    I feel for you, my dear friend and hope you don't mind if I share this with you, in hope it will comfort you: "His favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. As for me, I said in my prosperity, “I shall never be moved.” By your favor, O LORD, you made my mountain stand strong;
    (Psalm 30:5b-7a ESV)

    Blessings & the Love of God to you this day, amen.

  3. Sending you lots of love and hugs dear sweet Lora!
    You are in my heart and thoughts!! xoxo

  4. Ms. Lora, There is fellowship in pain. Carrying a cross in life is a major part of life. I have a very close friend dying, as we speak... No other way to say it... I hurt.... So, in your challenges, My heart hurts with you. There is fellowship in that. And the fellowship of suffering can strangely lift our hearts. I belong to a fellowship, a group of people forever joined by a certain pain. -- You know Lora, I guess that is why Blues music is so powerful. Somehow when we share with each other and feel each other's hurt; we can feel a little better. We feel lifted by our sharing. Thanks for sharing.. Your friend, Slam