Music Motivation – It’s the Climb

Okay, I’m not a huge  fan of Miley Cyrus.  I did indulge in an episode of Hanna Montana or two when my nephews (who are soon to be 18 and 16) were preteens and still young enough to watch that sort of thing.   Okay, I lie – I watched that damn show in rerun on Saturday morning TV quite frequently and damn it if I didn’t enjoy it.  I’m busted!  That shit was cheesy but it sure was funny!  I’m just not that impressed by her music.

Sometimes music speaks to us in ways that we don’t understand.  That is where her song, The Climb comes in.  When that song came out, I was going through a hard time in my life and there was something about that song that was like a salve to my broken and battered coal black soul.

This was a few years ago and while not at the beginning of my fitness journey, it certainly isn’t where I am today either.  Something about the song just said, “Sure you’ve got a long way to go but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself along the way – so buck up chica and get your ass moving.”

Driving down the road about a week ago this song came on the radio and normally I would have turned the channel to a rock station but I sat and listened to it again with tears in my eyes realizing just how far I had come from that original point in my life.

THE CLIMB – Miley Cyrus

I can almost see it
That dream I am dreaming
But there’s a voice inside my head saying
“You’ll never reach it”

Every step I’m taking
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking

But I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high

There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose

Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb

The struggles I’m facing
The chances I’m taking
Sometimes might knock me down
But no, I’m not breaking

I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I’m gonna remember most, yeah
Just gotta keep going

And I, I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on

‘Cause there’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose

Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb, yeah!

There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Somebody’s gonna have to lose

Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb, yeah!

Keep on moving, keep climbing
Keep the faith, baby
It’s all about, it’s all about the climb
Keep the faith, keep your faith, whoa

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