I was listening to Pandora the other day and Soldier by the Goo Goo Dolls came on. I have always been a fan of the Goo Goo Dolls and have seen them in concert a few times over the years, but I wasn’t familiar with this song. It really struck me, so I emailed the title to myself and looked up the lyrics later to read them through.
Going along with the theme I have been writing about, releasing negative emotions and slowing down so we can stop reacting to situations, I thought maybe this song had come at the perfect time. And as for his mention of living as a slave to some disease, I like to think of that as the way we have adapted to living life in a negative frame of mind, unable to cope with it due to past events that have happened to us, that we harbor inside and haven’t released yet…always ‘caught in the fray’.
Here are the closing lyrics:
And I never thought I'd see you living on your knees A slave to some disease that holds you captive And you can look inside of me but the answers that you seek and everything you need is all inside you I know things change, your world has slipped away I know things change, but you're living like a soldier who's caught in the fray Don't lose your faith, it's not so cold, it's not too late