Fire Away – Life After Suicide

I came across a song called “Fire Away” from Chris Stapleton so I looked up the music video and now I sit here with a heavy heart and tears streaming down my face.

So what do I do? Blog.

The song is about one’s fight with depression. You see a husband /wife going through stages in a relationship and the ups and downs of a mental illness. The ultimate price is paid and what is left is destruction.

I can relate and this video stirred up so much emotion. I know that Sean’s life didn’t have to end in suicide, but it did.

I used to feel that suicide is selfish but I go back and forth on this. I think the pain, questions, and confusion will haunt me for a lifetime but that is something I can not change. Although he might have considered suicide for a long time, that ultimate decision was made in a moment. Suicide isn’t the right choice but it is a choice and ultimately it wasn’t mine to make. Sean felt like suicide made sense.

So here I am…. Trying to make sense of something that doesn’t make sense. Most of the time I am ok with that. For now, after watching this video, my heart hurts.

On the bright side, in just a few days this video has been seen by over 1 million people. At the end of the video, it promotes people to change direction and hopefully it will bring about mental health awareness to many.

 

Fire Away

Honey load up your questions
And pick up your sticks and your stones
And pretend I’m a shelter for heartaches
That don’t have a home
Choose the words that cut like a razor
And all that I’ll say

Is fire away
Take your best shot
Show me what you got
Honey, I’m not afraid
Rear back and take aim
And fire away

Well, I wish I could say
That I’ve never been here before
But you know and I know
That I’ll always come back for more
Your love might be my damnation
But I’ll cry to my grave

Fire away
Take your best shot
Show me what you got
Honey, I’m not afraid
Rear back and take aim
And fire away

 

 

 

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