It’s a track that Oli Herbert (RIP) co-wrote for Dee Snider’s solo album “For The Love Of Metal”. The other writers are Charlie Bellmore, Nicholas Bellmore and Jamey Jasta.
It starts off fast with double kick drumming and kick ass riffing.
Faced with mortality, questioning my sanity
Images that bring me my to knees
The weight of the world on top
Have I given all I’ve got
Just when I thought I’d seen it all
Billboard is reporting that Oli Herbert was found in a pond close to his home. No one knows what actually happened but police are not suspecting any foul play.
When I was young I didn’t think about getting old. Like all of the other youths I felt invincible and I never thought about anything in the future. But time marches forward and suddenly I’m in my forties. And I‘m thinking, have I given all I’ve got so far. Am I happy where I am or just content?
That’s why I like to travel. It’s invigorating and I like being out of my comfort zone and experiencing something new. If I don’t take chances, I will never know what I will encounter.
My cousin died from a heart problem that prevented him playing football just after he turned forty a few years back in Germany. He spent his adult life trying to create a better world for his kids.
A school friend hung himself after a relationship breakdown prevented him getting access to his son. My work friends best mate put a gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger because he was ostracized from his daughter after a relationship break up.
Mortality and insanity cause big problems when they go to war against each other.
Death leaves a sorrow no one can heal
Love leaves a memory no one can steal
And everything becomes a memory in the end even our lives.
Maybe we’re just here for the pain
Then I’m ready
The stock market crashes and the next day it rebounds. Some feel pain while some gain. A hurricane or a shooting happens so regularly, people just shrug their shoulders. Again someone dies and a mother cries. It’s like Nikki Sixx said “we are all just doing time on the wild side.” We are just ready for the good and bad that life brings.
Praise those who live their truth
Step forward where they break through
Forge a path with something real to prove
We all got opinions but nobody is listening. So the best advice is to find our own unique path.
Because in this day and age we need to stand for something, otherwise we are waisting our voice. Then again journalists are standing up to corrupt governments and getting killed in the process.
The female reporters in Malta and Bulgaria and the Saudi reported hacked to death are three that come to mind. Never mind the Russian reporters critical of Putin who have died. But they will be praised for living for the truth.
And the solo section is perfect, from the harmony beginning to the shredding that came after.
I guess I’m ready for what needs to come next.
4 thoughts on “I’m Ready”
I Just 51 and this stuff does ring true.
If I was to drop tomorrow I could honestly say I had a great run. Been married for 22 years with 3 daughters twins aged 19 and my eldest who is 20…
I’m always reminded of this when I listen to Maidens ‘The Clairvoyant” with the lines of ..
‘There’s time to live and time to die
When it’s time to meet the maker
There’s time to live but isn’t it strange
That as soon as you’re born you’re dying…’
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