“We’ll walk this road together, through the storm. Whatever weather, cold or warm.” – Not Afraid – Eminem. This song was released in April of 2010, and was the lead single from Eminem’s best-selling seventh album “Recovery”. It accomplished the rare feat of debuting at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, has won a Grammy and broke Top 10 in 15 other countries throughout the world.
This song and its lyrics are definite #LyricsToLiveLifeBy, due to their self-discovery theme, the artist taking a stand (in this case for his own sobriety), and pledging to stay true to himself. The depth of this track is that Eminem is not just speaking to himself, he’s also speaking to his fans. He wants to lead them down the same path he is on to self growth as a person, have them “take a stand” and fight their own demons to grow as an individual. Have you had that defining moment to take a stand, be not afraid, and do what you want to further your life?
The lyrics quoted above state “We’ll walk this road together, through the storm. Whatever weather, cold or warm.” I know of industry friends of mine who have a “ride or die” person in their life. It may be their spouse, it may be a business partner or colleague, it may be God. Think about this right now. Who is that person for you? Who is the person that has been TOGETHER with you on the road through the storm, whatever weather cold or warm? Do you know who it is? Question. When was the last time you THANKED that person for BEING that person in your life? Take time right now and do just that. Those are #LyricsToLiveLifeBy.