This too shall pass

Hold tight, hold hands with me
All is trouble just as far as you can see
So here we are and here we stand
So we’ll stare it down just to prove that we can And ride it out to the last
It’s true, this too will pass.

Small comfort when it goes so deep And you roll at night in fitful sleep I’ll tell you what I know
As sure as trouble comes

Yah, trouble will go
I’ll say it though you didn’t ask It’s true, this too will pass.

So lay it down, lay it down right here.
All your sorrows, all your troubles and your fears.

I can’t tell you how it goes this far
Or explain why it gets so damn hard
Or there are times that shine like jewels
And will be all the brighter for what you’ve been through So hold these times tightly clasped
It’s true, this too will pass.

So out of the darkest place
And the hardest times that you’ve ever had to face We’re more tender than some would believe
And we still find it hard to ask for what we need But don’t give up too fast
It’s true, this too will pass
It’s true, this too will pass.

—Carrie Newcomer, “This Too Will Pass”


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