Please don’t tell me everything is wonderful now…

Since my middle school days, this song by Everclear has been a go-to play for whenever I feel down.

Just watching this video tonight made me tear up.

I’ve never seen the music video, but it illustrates the song so well. And it really touched me, because it’s about something nobody loves–especially kids: divorce.

“I just want my life to be the same… Just like it used to be… Some days, I hate everything… I hate everything… Everyone and everything… Please don’t tell me everything is wonderful now.”

And a second thought…: I am so honored to be able to sit with clients in the therapy room. To sit with souls, children of God, who are in pain, to listen, to try my best to understand why they are hurting.

The truth is that we all hurt– not only those who go to therapy. We all hurt from things in our past, from things in our present, because of the anxiety of things to come. I think that souls who opt to go to therapy are the most valiant of us all: they are willing to show their vulnerable side.

In our hurts, may we always turn to the LORD, who hears the subtle nuances in the very silence of our hearts.

“WONDERFUL” by Everclear

“Hey, ain’t life wonderful? Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful… Isn’t it wonderful now?”

I close my eyes when I get too sad
I think thoughts that I know are bad
Close my eyes and I count to ten
Hope it’s over when I open them

I want the things that I had before
Like a Star Wars poster on my bedroom door
I wish I could count to ten
Make everything be wonderful again

Hope my mom and I hope my dad
Will figure out why they get so mad
Hear them scream, I hear them fight
They say bad words that make me wanna cry

Close my eyes when I go to bed
And I dream of angels who make me smile
I feel better when I hear them say
Everything will be wonderful someday

Promises mean everything when you’re little
And the world’s so big
I just don’t understand how
You can smile with all those tears in your eyes
Tell me everything is wonderful now

Please don’t tell me everything is wonderful now

I go to school and I run and play
I tell the kids that it’s all okay
I laugh aloud so my friends won’t know
When the bell rings I just don’t wanna go home

Go to my room and I close my eyes
I make believe that I have a new life
I don’t believe you when you say
Everything will be wonderful someday

Promises mean everything when you’re little
And the world is so big
I just don’t understand how
You can smile with all those tears in your eyes
When you tell me everything is wonderful now

No
No, I don’t wanna hear you tell me everything is wonderful now
No
No, I don’t wanna hear you tell me everything is wonderful now

I don’t wanna hear you say
That I will understand someday
No, no, no, no
I don’t wanna hear you say
You both have grown in a different way
No, no, no, no
I don’t wanna meet your friends
And I don’t wanna start over again
I just want my life to be the same
Just like it used to be
Some days I hate everything
I hate everything
Everyone and everything
Please don’t tell me everything is wonderful now…

I don’t wanna hear you tell me everything is wonderful now

One thought on “Please don’t tell me everything is wonderful now…

  1. Valentino says:

    Whoa! You’re a therapist too?! What a blessing it must be for your clients to have such an awesome therapist! You are a saint in the making!

    Like

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