Just for a Moment Forget Who You Think You Are

Coming up no plans
Betty AV, Monahans. Little in a football town
Waiting for some right to come around.
Praying for release
Bottle Rockets in the streets. Never really had a dad, no all that you had was your hope…
Keep your eyes open where you roam because you never know when your life’s about to change.

Just for a moment start to forget about the scars and forget who you think you are. Don’t say another word. You’re meant for greatness.

The mirror’s her nemesis from insecure accomplices.
And crooked blokes in disguise messed you up behind your eyes.
Now you’re scared to talk, scared to dance.
And sick of clichés about second chances, but it’s time to live or time to fade.
Somewhere in this place there is hope.

Keep your eyes open where you roam because you never know when your life’s about it change.

Just for a moment start to forget about the scars and forget who you think you are. Don’t say another word. You’re meant for greatness.
Just for a moment start to forget about the scars and forget who you think you are. All the fear within your world, you can take it…

And greatness isn’t what you think it’s not being up on that silver screen.
It’s not convincing people you don’t fall apart.
It’s just loving and serving and being who you are.

You were made in an image of greatness.

Just for a moment start to forget about the scars and forget who you think you are. Don’t say another word. You’re meant for greatness.
Just for a moment start to forget about the scars and forget who you think you are. All the fear within your world, you can take it…

Bryce Avary says it much better in song than I could ever in prose, so I share with you “Just for a Moment Forget Who You Think You Are,” from his album Life Will Write the Words. As a bit of background, I can tell you that Avary wrote and produced every song in the album. He also played every instrument.

Tonight, however lovely the music is, I am focused more on the words. The words of encouragement. Avary sings about scars and self-esteem and mental/emotional issues and shame and fear and hope and greatness all in one song. Sometimes all that you had was your hope.  The mirror’s her nemesis – messed you up behind your eyes – you’re scared to talk – scared to dance… 

Quite the song. What we all need to focus on are his words: You are meant for greatness. Forget about the scars. There is hope. Greatness isn’t what you think – it’s just loving and serving and being who you are.

Let’s love and serve each other.

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