So you want to kill yourself? Because no one cares about you. Your family hates you. Right? No. Your parents walking in your room in the morning to only find a dead body. They’ll try their hardest to not think negative, and to just think that you’re fooling around. Then they’ll start shaking you. Why aren’t you breathing? They’ll be broken. Tears. Many tears. More tears than you ever shed. Was it them? Were they the reason you did this? More tears. Pain. Every day. Every night. Every single second of every day. Guilt. More guilt. What about your bestfriends? They’re not going to care. Right? No. What’s the first thing that will go through their mind when your principal comes in and tells the class that you’re not alive. While your bestfriend sits there in tears. That girl that you’d smile at but never talk to? She’s now crying. The boy who used to kick you under the table just to annoy you? He’ll be shocked. He’ll be devastated. He’ll blame himself. What about your teacher? Thoughts crossing her mind. She’ll question if you did it because she didn’t make school comfortable enough for you. Pain. Devastation. All in one. Who organises your funeral? Who has to go through your stuff? Clothes? Notes? Those few older girls who used to give you daggers at school? They’ll feel regret. They’ll blame themselves. See, if you killed yourself today, you’ll never know what might of happened tomorrow. You’ll never know because you’re dead. Plain dead. Not breathing. Not alive. Just dead. Your family hates themselves for it. Your bestfriend then falls into depression. Tears. Tears. More tears than a river. All because you killed yourself because you thought noone would care. Right? You are loved. By many. Someone right now is thinking of you. And right now, I’m thinking about anyone who has thought or is considering suicide. You are beautiful. No matter if you’re black, white, homo-sexual, tall, short, overweight or anorexic. You are beautiful. You want to kill yourself? Think about it first. There’s no coming back. And I promise, if you do it, you are not only hurting yourself, you are hurting many. You are creating more tears than you led yourself to. You are making everyone miserable and making them all feel guilt and pain. Never will they feel whole like they used to when they had you. You are beautiful. And you are never ever alone.
The perfect ending to a perfect album. This song is so climatic, so powerful. When you really take it in, you can’t help but to just jump around fist pumping, carelessly basking in the sensation of PURE freedom! The song is epic, empowering, it gives me everything I need during any given day at any given time, and the chorus just CRUCIFIES me!
It’s within my personal opinion that The Edge of Glory is one of the greatest songs ever written, though some may not agree, my reason for this being: For about 5 minutes, this power ballad gives me a full blown rush of pure unhindered freedom. Inspired me to know that at any given moment in life, you can choose that this is not the way your story is going to end. It empowers me, gives me a rush, and if any song can make me feel that way, even if it is just for 5 minutes, that’s good enough for me.
This song has inspired me to embrace transition, even if they are not the happiest moments in life. Whether it be death, or that sudden realization that you were born for something so much more. It’s judgement day, can you handle the spotlight?
To those who believe they are born to be Stars.
We’re on The Edge of Glory, and we’re hangin’ on our moment of truth.
To those who were stars, were winners in life, yet are no longer with us.
We’re on The Edge of Glory, and we’re hangin’ on our moments with you.
As we carry on our roads, finiding our places, and fighting to become winners in life.
Just remember, You’re not on The Edge, All by yourself.
Comment (from relative over the age of 40):Hello Jim! I hope you're doing fantastic down where you are. I was just looking through some old pictures of you as a child and realized just how precious you were. LOL! When are you coming back up to visit? Your Uncle Jeff and I can't wait to see you again. We've got plenty of chores for you to do up here to help around the house. LOL! Just kidding Jim! How's your mother? I hope you're helping her out and being a good kid! But I have nothing to worry about, you're always a great kid! LOL! Hope all is well.