Looking back on the things that found me
Places that I'd never choose
The same things that both haunt and heal
My demons and my muse

We are crushed and created
We are melted and made
We are broken and built up, in the very same way
What I thought I could handle
What I thought I could take
What I thought would destroy me leaves me stronger in its wake

There are times that I'd underestimated
Both the grief and goodness found in something new
Where one thing dies, something else can be created
Though its truth you find, its innocence you lose

I'm not the "me" that I started with
My friends say my eyes are brighter
I'm not the "me" that I started with
I'm freer, and I'm wiser, and I'm stronger

We are crushed and created
We are melted and made
We are broken and built up, in the very same way
What I thought I could handle
What I thought I could take
What I thought would destroy me leaves me stronger in its wake

It leaves me stronger


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    My InterpretationThis song was included on an 8tracks mix dedicated to people who struggle with their body image, or have an ED, so I was skewed to think of an ED-related interpretation before I even heard the song...and I still definitely see bits that seem to refer to an ED.

    I think of this song as having a darker, read-between-the-lines meaning/perspective. The lyrics sound as if the singer had an ED, and got into recovery and managed to come back from it, and now she's stronger through the experience.

    On the other hand, the words could very well be spoken from the point of view of someone who's so far gone that they think their eating disorder is their friend and supports them. "What I thought would destroy me leaves me stronger in its wake" to me sounds like she realized she was spiraling out of control and worried about it at first, but has lost herself so much that she's not even afraid anymore, welcomes the ED into her life, and thinks she's a stronger woman.

    Again, my interpretation is very biased, but that's my take on it. Beautiful song, in both composition and execution.
    loverofpeaceon December 26, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI once used this song in a lesson at Church about trials and enduring to the end. I used it to talk about how faith in God makes our trials easier to bear and that they make us stronger as a result.
    joeyfarlzon February 23, 2014   Link

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