This is one of those songs that you hear out of the blue on the radio and immediately reach out to turn the volume up.
‘Have You Ever Had It Blue’ by the irrepressible Paul Weller’s ‘Style Council’ nearly made it to my Optimistic Mix list, but only just missed out because the lyrics aren’t exactly, well, jolly.
However, please don’t let that put you off having a listen fellow depressives, because as soon as that brass section kicks off in the opening bars, all you really want to do is get up and shake yo stuff.
In fact, humour me and let this be the first song you hear on Monday morning, I guarantee it will brighten up your day.
This song harks back to the days when I wore far too much make up, partied hard, slept little and was 100% in denial that there was anything wrong with me. It was everyone else’s fault if they couldn’t handle me, not mine.
And you know what? Whilst I kinda miss ignorant bliss, recognising your shit, and getting to know the true self is actually the only love worth fighting for.
So I trudge on in full awareness of my crazy, fucked up self.
And I breathe….