“No More” – By: Brandon Jenkins

“No More” – By: Brandon Jenkins

Song Lyrics:
I graduated school and set out my way
To the world to chase a dream
A simple twist of fate turned a twisted path
Of alcohol and methamphetamine’s
It’s the same old story I’ve heard a thousand times
Of lost souls and wicked deeds of men
But on moonlit night down on bended knee
I swore id never go that path again

I spent a life time in that world
I’ve seen some men go down real hard
I’ve heard them knock’n on my door
I just can’t go down that road no more
I just can’t go down that road no more

I did the best I could to try to hide my shame
The light of day it rarely fell on me
I’d stay up nights on end howl’n at the moon
While hounds of hell they ran with me
I don’t know what it was that woke me from dream
It gave me back my life to save
All my friends that continued down that road
Well they’re crazy or in a cell or in a grave

I spent a life time in that world
I’ve seen some men go down real hard
I’ve heard them knock’n on my door
I just can’t go down that road no more
I just can’t go down that road no more

Cause there’s a darkness darker than black
So far gone you can’t make it back

I spent a life time in that world
I’ve seen some men go down real hard
I’ve heard them knock’n on my door
I just can’t go down that road no more
I just can’t go down that road no more

Brandon Jenkins is a Texas Songwriter and one of the best I have heard in the industry coming from Austin, Texas.  His music is rough and not necessarily mainstreamed, but his message is beyond true and real to my life as a recovering alcoholic.  I challenge you to take the time to listen to the words of this song and really interpret how it may have similarities to your life.  You don’t have to be an alcoholic or an addict to enjoy this song and it’s meaning.  Whatever things you may be successfully living with or battling such as: depression, bipolar, generalized anxiety disorder, addiction, his music may inspire you.

I am very passionate about music and how sometimes music alone will get me started in the day, relax me during the day and help wind me down at night.  It is rejuvenating to listen to a song and be able to connect with the singer / songwriter.  This song has gotten me through some tough days, but when I listened to it, the song freed my mind.  I definitly use music as a prevention strategy and a coping strategy for stress, anxiety and depressive / manic cycles in my bipolar.  I am not really aware when some of those cycles are taking place, but music in general keeps me grounded.  Brandon Jenkins sings many songs about his life through addiction and recovery such as: “Through the Fire”, “Till the Morning Comes” and “Finger on the Trigger”.  I enjoy his music and although it’s not Kenny.Chesney or Blake Shelton blowing out your speakers, Brandon Jenkins is a true, down-to-earth, realistic man, singing about a realistic life that is often unheard on country radio or elsewhere.

Does music inspire or motivate you?

If so, what are your favorite songs and/or singers/songwriters?

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