Life Has No Meaning Except What I Give It. It’s a Freeing Limit

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I don’t talk much, so it helps to have a healthy outlet of some kind. Enter writing.

Writing is a very important factor in my mental health. I don’t know what I would do without it. Writing allows me the chance to organize my thoughts and express them in a clearer way than I’ve typically gotten to with talking. A day where I get to write is a very rich day. Writing is probably the most important thing that I do for my own happiness.

As I’ve looked through what lyrics to share with you, I get to review what I’ve written in previous years, and I like the idea that you can benefit from what is often me processing my various frustrations in life. Going by comments that I’ve received in various other posts, I see that many people have benefited from what I’ve shared.

Now on to this week’s lyrics…

Life has no meaning except what I give it. It’s a freeing limit.

“Freeing Limit” lyrics by James Barnett

Having trouble getting through the day
For so many years it’s been this way
Want to sing, dance, speak, and write
But all it seems I do is hide my light
I keep so much held inside
Want the right ones in whom I can confide
Each day can feel like the last
Making reruns with the same old cast
I hold the key, I’m at the door
Wondering just what I’ve been waiting for
Feeling the pressure to behave
Like I’m still stuck down in Plato’s Cave
Wanting to finally see the sun
Could my time in prison now be done

Life has no meaning
Except what I give it
That’s meant to be freeing
Even though I see a limit
Why is life so empty
I’d like to fill it
I’m a meaning-making machine
Looking for my humanity

My greatest pain is my greatest gift
I’m still wondering what that is
I’ve got some options to choose from
I keep questioning what hurts the most
Could it be that in my silence
I’ve built up the keys to win
Could it be that as I listen
I learn why to communicate
Maybe I have found the answer

My greatest pain has been my silence
My greatest gift is to share what I’ve learned
While I’ve been so quiet
It’s time to sing, dance, speak, and write
My words and I can now take flight
I’m armed with why and what to do
I know that the how will shine through

Life has no meaning
Except what I give it
That’s meant to be freeing
Even though I see a limit
Why is life so empty
I’d like to fill it
I’m a meaning-making machine
Looking for my humanity

Climbing up out of the pit I’ve been in for so long
I take some baby steps at first
As I find my footing
I increase in self-acceptance
And start speeding up my progress
Continuing to accelerate
I can see an awesome change in me
There’s more than ever to love and respect

I practice gratitude each day
And I begin with being grateful for me
Faster and faster, moving along
I’ve learned to fly while I’ve been underground
Blasting through the surface
In technicolor green
Searching through the memories
Oh, what does it all mean
Gained some superpowers
Could one be clarity
Piling on the hours
In a bid for eternity

Life has no meaning
Except what I give it
That’s meant to be freeing
Even though I see a limit
Why is life so empty
I’d like to fill it
I’m a meaning-making machine
Looking for my humanity

I’ve been my own jailer
And I declare that I’m now free
Out on the surface and in the sun
It’s a new chapter
One that is filled with fun
Thanks for listening
The journey has just begun
This battle is won
Time to go, I’ve got to run

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Until next time,

James Barnett

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2 thoughts on “Life Has No Meaning Except What I Give It. It’s a Freeing Limit”

  1. Well done, James. I really like this post and your lyrics. Lots of insight. You are a good bloke, and I’m rooting for you.

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