30-Day Song Challenge
Day 16: A song that holds a lot of meaning
“Calling All Angels” by Train
I was speeding on the 152, coming back from San Jose. It was late at night and there were no cars in sight.
On this evening, I was completely discouraged. I was embarrassed with myself, for going to a “job interview” that was a complete bogus.
I had told my mom about it on the phone and instead of being on my side, she taunted me. I didn’t want to go home and be further criticized about what a failure I was. I wanted to die.
After stopping for gas and giving my last $5 to a guy, I planned to drive as fast as possible, crash my car into a tree, and kill myself. My face was covered in tears as I pressed harder on the gas pedal.
But a song that I had never heard came on the radio. All I remembered was this refrain,
“I won’t give up if you don’t give up,
I won’t give up if you don’t give up,
I won’t give up if you don’t give up.”
Surely all art is the result of one’s having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, where no one can go any further.
Rainer Maria Rilke