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Yo Hello Hooray (Everyday) by Ubiquitous Synergy Seekers — Song Time

Hello and welcome to one of the many editions of Song Time!

This category of posts Song Time is where I share with you songs that were instrumental (pun intended) in my recovery at one point or another.

On today’s post: Yo Hello Hooray (Everyday) by Ubiquitous Synergy Seekers

Here are the lyrics:

Every day, every day

Start panicking, turn into a mannequin
Take a breath now, ahh, begin again
Open your eyes please
Turn your smile on
Realign with now as well
You start freaking out
Wishing you were peaking out
Hold it together now
Instead of leaking out
Turn your smile on
Turn your smile up bright

Remember the days when your laughter was meant
Remember the days when you did what you said
You’re counting the days til you get high again
Chill out, be easy on yourself

You stop choosing it
Suddenly you’re losing it
Give it a kiss now
Instead of bruising it
More than a mean fear
Pieces whole here
Let the past go boys and girl
You start stressing out
Time to learn a lesson, doubts
Not in your jeans, so please stop your guessing bout
Turn your smile on
Turn your smile up bright

Remember the days when your laughter was meant
Remember the days when you did what you said
You’re counting the days til you get high again
Chill out, be easy on yourself

Every day, every day
Every day in 50 million ways
I like to play with each cell of your brain
I call and say Yo Hello Hooray
I’d like to wake up a moment from your smile

Remember the days when your laughter was meant
Remember the days when you did what you said
You’re counting the days til you get high again
Chill out, be easy on yourself

Every day, every day
Every day in 50 million ways
I like to play with each cell of your brain
I call and say Yo Hello Hooray
I’d like to wake up a moment from your smile

Every day, every day
Every day in 50 million ways
I like to play with each cell of your brain
I call and say Yo Hello Hooray
I’d like to wake up a moment from your smile

The parts of the song that are important to me are the underlined ones. I remember rolling around town on my bike as I was withdrawing for the hundredth time and this song blaring through my earbuds. Cramps in places I didn’t know could cramp, cold sweats under a million blankets, and numbness from all feelings other than fear of worse pain, cramps, headaches and judgement from myself and others for feeling so weak. (*)

These parts of the lyrics stood out because:

I remembered not laughing to fit in, and I couldn’t seem to do it anymore.
I remembered not lying about anything and everything to not feel as small as I did.
I wasn’t counting the days, I was counting the minutes until I could feel drunk or high again.
I couldn’t chill out because I felt like such a useless piece of shit, and the only way I knew not to feel that way was to drink or use.

Everyday in 50 million ways these drugs and this alcohol had and were still playing tricks on my brain, and I believed all of it, and simultaneously couldn’t live without it.

Al this being said, once I started to taste what recovery felt like (even if I kept going “back out” as they say) I loved the part of the song that goes “Chill out, be easy on yourself” more and more, and I didn’t know how to be easy on myself. (*) With that I will end this Song Time post.

What song is important to you? We would love to know. Tell us in the comment section below.

Thank you for reading.

D.

Originally posted 2013-07-16 15:21:43.

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