Stars

This particular song is a song about my ongoing "recovery" from OCD and perfectionism. It's about overcoming. The overcoming is the best part.

Verse One
How many days have I missed out on knowing Who You Are?
How many nights have I focused on the lack of light and not the stars?
How many flowers haven't I seen while pulling out the weeds?
How many roles have I forsaken because I will only settle for the lead?

Chorus
Count the cracks on the sidewalk and instead of seeing the view
Focus on my imperfection instead of the perfection that's You
No longer will I sigh and turn a blind eye to Who You Are 
Tonight I'll turn out the lights and admire all the stars

Verse Two
How many cold drinks of water have I missed to get the job done?
How many friends haven't I met because I thought the job was for one?
How many presents have I refused because I didn't think I was worth it?
How many friends have I disappointed because I won't take their gifts? 

Chorus
Count the cracks on the sidewalk and instead of seeing the view
Focus on my imperfection instead of the perfection that's You
No longer will I sigh and turn a blind eye to Who You Are 
Tonight I'll turn out the lights and admire all the stars

Bridge
My OCD wants me to count my blessings so meticulously
That I forget what the blessings are all about
My perfectionism wants to convince me that those blessings
Are something I don't deserve, I'd better do without
But recovery was never a quick solve to all the problems
And winning isn't always given without a fight
I will fall, but I won't give up, I'll rise back up again
And I'll stand and confront my demons tonight

Chorus
Count the cracks on the sidewalk and instead of seeing the view
Focus on my imperfection instead of the perfection that's You
No longer will I sigh and turn a blind eye to Who You Are 
Tonight I'll turn out the lights and admire all the stars 

The End

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