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05. Antidote

Now Is Not Forever
by B.Reith


She set out to make a change and leave her broken shattered past behind
To get back to the fairy tales she dreamed about when she was just a child
She used to be an optimist but now she sees the obvious
She’s running out of places to call home
At nighttime she cries out and lets the skylights be her audience
Cause no one else will listen to her sad and lonely song

She’s looking for an antidote
She’s looking for a man that won’t
Take advantage of her heart and steal her soul
Leave her in the freezing cold
A remedy that will take the pain away
So she can go and start her life over again
Let the broken pieces mend

At age 19 she’s tried it all but can’t remove the poison from her veins
She blames herself and tries to numb the shame and guilt by self inflicting pain
But something deep inside her heart kindles and ignites a spark
Burns like candles lighting up her dark
She feels the air and breathes it in and dares herself to dream again
Lets go of all to search for something worth believing in

Now is not forever all that's seen will fade away, these wars will end
There is an Antidote to heal your broken pain there is a
Lifeline that hides inside the Maker of your frame He gave His
Life hold your head up high you will get by you will get by
Hold your head up high you will get by

Behind the Song:
"All of us are searching. All of us are hurting. Some more than others. Antidote focuses on a girl that represents each of us on our quest to find the answer to the emptiness in our souls. I wrote it mainly so that young people could relate to the lyrics and have a hope that there is a solution to their pain, a remedy, an antidote. "There is a lifeline that hides inside the Maker of your frame." It was a stretch for me style-wise, more pop than anything I've written. I hope it can reach as many people as possible via radio or film and TV." - B.Reith




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