Wednesday, September 30, 2020

PTSD Patrol walk in rays of beautiful sun

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
September 30, 2020


After last night, if you watched the horrible debate, it is a good time to be reminded of the fact that things are not as horrible as was on display. We do have a lot to be thankful for and a lot to look forward to. We've been through hard times in our lives. The thing that started PTSD was hard, but as you have seen, things to get a little easier and get a lot brighter.
That is why I picked "Ooo Child" for the feature video today. We can "walk in the rays of a beautiful sun again" and our "heads can be a lot lighter." #BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD

Ooh child
Things are gonna get easier
Ooh child
Things'll get brighter
Ooh child
Things are gonna get easier
Ooh child
Things'll get brighter
Some day, yeah
We'll put it together and we'll get it undone
Some day
When your head is much lighter
Some day, yeah
We'll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun
Some day
When the world is much brighter........

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Stan Vincent
O-o-h Child lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

PTSD Patrol no time for pain

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
September 29, 2020

There was a time when all I had time for was praying to God that my pain would end. It is one thing to have physical pain, but when you have spiritual pain, that wrecks everything!

It may sound strange to you, but there are a lot of "love" songs that I find spiritually healing. 


There are a lot of love songs that mean something deeper to me. There is a spiritual connection made with many of them. The feature video today is Carlie Simon "I Haven't Got Time For The Pain."

When I was having a really hard time spiritually, this song made me feel more hopeful about the next minutes in time. If you thing about some songs that mean more to you than others, you'll know exactly what I mean. So when you are in spiritual pain, find a song that makes you feel relief and you won't have time for the pain because you are filling yourself up with hope! #BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD
All those crazy nights when I cried myself to sleep
Now melodrama never makes me weep anymore
'cause I haven't got time for the pain
I haven't got room for the pain
I haven't the need for the pain
Not since I've known you
You showed me how, how to leave myself behind
How to turn down the noise in my mind
Now I haven't got time for the pain
I haven't got room for the pain
I haven't the need for the pain
Not since I've known you
Suffering was the only thing that made me feel I was alive
Though that's just how much it cost to survive in this world
'til you showed me how, how to fill my heart with love
How to open up and drink in all that white light
Pouring down from the heaven
I haven't got time for the pain
I haven't got room for the pain
I haven't the need for the pain
Not since I've known you

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Jacob Brackman / Carly Simon
Haven't Got Time for the Pain lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group 

Monday, September 28, 2020

PTSD Patrol honoring your feelings

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
September 28, 2020

Sometimes we have to honor our pain and loneliness. That is why I picked Neil Diamond I AM I SAID for the feature video today.
There was a report on military suicides being 20% higher than last year. That was like a dagger to my heart because I dedicated 38 years of my life to that cause. With all the nonsense getting the attention online, they couldn't find me anymore, so I thought as a 10 time civilian survivor, I may be of more use to regular people like me. With over 8 million Americans diagnosed with PTSD, they are getting less attention than the veterans. Right now, I am taking my own advise and honoring my feelings to go toward healing afterwards. #BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD



But I got an emptiness deep inside
And I've tried
But it won't let me go
And I'm not a man who likes to swear
But I never cared
For the sound of being alone




I AM I SAID

L.A.'s fine, the sun shines most the time
And the feeling is "lay back"
Palm trees grow and rents are low
But you know I keep thinkin' about
Making my way back
Well I'm New York City born and raised
But nowadays
I'm lost between two shores
L.A.'s fine, but it ain't home
New York's home
But it ain't mine no more
"I am"... I said
To no one there
And no one heard at all
Not even the chair
"I am"... I cried
"I am"... said I
And I am lost and I can't
Even say why
Leavin' me lonely still
Did you ever read about a frog
Who dreamed of bein' a king
And then became one
Well except for the names
And a few other changes
If you talk about me
The story is the same one
But I got an emptiness deep inside
And I've tried
But it won't let me go
And I'm not a man who likes to swear
But I never cared
For the sound of being alone
"I am"... I said
To no one there
And no one heard at all
Not even the chair
"I am"... I cried
"I am"... said I
And I am lost and I can't
Even say why
"I am"... I said
"I am"... I cried
"I am"

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Neil Diamond
I Am...I Said lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group 

Saturday, September 26, 2020

PTSD Patrol Update

Yesterday there was a system update for my computer...it crashed! It took all day to fix it. Sorry for no video or posts for a couple of days but working on fixing the rest. 

Thursday, September 24, 2020

PTSD Patrol Long Train Running

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
September 24, 2020

(Feeling better and should be doing videos again tomorrow)



My husband and I have been married 36 years as of this month. Throughout all of the years, there is one thing that never stopped...and that is love for one another. Sometimes I don't like him and times he does not like me, but we never stopped loving.

Keep in mind that when we met, I knew what surviving trauma was like, but did not know about PTSD. By the time we got married, I knew all I needed to know and loved him even more than before. If you love someone, then you do whatever you can to help make their life easier and better because you were in it. If you really love them, then do the work to help them be happier!

#BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD

The song Long Train Running kept popping into my medicated brain because "without love where would you be now" is a question I never want to answer......

The Doobie Brothers - Long Train Running (official video)

Down around the corner, half a mile from here
See them long trains run, and you watch them disappear
Without love, where would you be now
Without lo-o-o-ove
You know I saw miss Lucy down along the tracks
She lost her home and her family and she won't be coming back
Without love, where would you be right now
Without lo-o-o-ove
Well the Illinois Central
And the Southern Central Freight
Got to keep on pushin' mama
You know they're running late
Without love, where would you be now
Without lo-o-o-ve
Well the Illinois Central
And the Southern Central Freight
Got to keep on pushin' mama
You know they're running late
Without love, where would you be now
Without lo-o-o-ve
Well the pistons keep on turning
And the wheels go round and round
The steel rails are cold and hard
For the miles that they go down
Without love, where would you be right now
Without lo-o-o-ve ooh
Where would you be now
Mmm, got to get you, baby baby, won't you move it down?
Won't you move it down?
Baby, baby, baby, baby, won't you move it down?
When the big train run
When the train is movin' on I got to keep on movin'
Keep on movin'
Won't you keep on movin'?
Gonna keep on movin'

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Tom Johnston
Long Train Runnin' lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc
Things will get easier!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

PTSD Patrol "But too easy to say no"

PTSD Patrol 
Kathie Costos
September 23, 2020

These are troubling times in this country. It makes it worse if you are struggling to heal PTSD. People can be very cruel no matter what you do. They misjudge you, walk away from you and blame you for what is lousy in their own lives. 

It does not change because decades do. What does change is those who refuse to learn from the past, will forever be relegated to ranks of other feeble minded fools throughout history. In other words, the problem is not yours....it belongs to them.

Sometimes we find comfort knowing someone else understands what we are going through. It is just as necessary as knowing we can get out of the dark times too.

If you are on social media, and feel worse being with people you know, stop going into those groups.

Notice what they say and how they treat others, because that is how they show their true self.

Then break free from them because they will suck the life and joy out of you, wasting your time when you could be finding someone to give you hope again...and help you #BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD

(Yes, still sick but feeling better.)  

Easy To Be Hard
Three Dog Night

How can people be so heartless
How can people be so cruel
Easy to be hard
Easy to be cold
How can people have no feelings
How can they ignore their friends
Easy to be proud
Easy to say no
Especially people who care about strangers
Who care about evil and social injustice
Do you only care about being proud
How about I need a friend, I need a friend
How can people be so heartless
You know I'm hung up on you
Easy to be proud
Easy to say no
Especially people who care about strangers
Who care about evil and social injustice
Do you only care about being proud
How about I need a friend, I need a friend
How can people be so heartless
How can people be so cruel
Easy to be proud, easy to say no
Easy to be gone, easy to say no
Come on, easy to get read
Easy to say no
But too easy to be cold
Easy to say no
But too easy to say no

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Galt Mac Dermot / Gerome Ragni / James Rado
Easy to Be Hard lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

PTSD Patrol Don't Give Up On Me

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
September 22, 2020

(Still sick and now pulled muscles from coughing....)

I was thinking about what video to put up today along with knowing one from me wouldn't be a good idea. Wouldn't be very inspirational. Today I went grocery shopping because the meds were helping enough that I could breathe easier. 

I had my mask on, which was good since I was coughing at times and had to breathe through my mouth. The strange thing is, people were really nice because I think they could see I was struggling. After everything was almost loaded into the car, there were 2 cases of water left. A man, also wearing a mask, asked if I needed help. At that point, I had already taken mine off, so I walked away from him and accepted his help. I let him know I appreciated it.

Not giving up kept coming into my mind. In all honesty, this song was not among the ones I was searching for, but when I heard the lyrics, it seemed perfect.

While the song is not about PTSD it is about not giving up on someone...as much as it is about them not giving up on you!
#BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD




Don't Give Up On Me

I will fight
I will fight for you
I always do until my heart
Is black and blue
And I will stay
I will stay with you
We'll make it to the other side
Like lovers do
I'll reach my hands out in the dark
And wait for yours to interlock
I'll wait for you
I'll wait for you
'Cause I'm not givin' up
I'm not givin' up, givin' up
No, not yet
Even when I'm down to my last breath
Even when they say there's nothin' left
So don't give up on
I'm not givin' up
I'm not givin' up, givin' up
No, not me
Even when nobody else believes
I'm not goin' down that easily
So don't give up on me
And I will hold
I'll hold onto you
No matter what this world'll throw
It won't shake me loose
I'll reach my hands out in the dark
And wait for yours to interlock
I'll wait for you
I'll wait for you
'Cause I'm not givin' up
I'm not givin' up, givin' up
No, not yet
Even when I'm down to my last breath
Even when they say there's nothin' left
So don't give up on
I'm not givin' up
I'm not givin' up, givin' up
No, not me
Even when nobody else believes
I'm not goin' down that easily
So don't give up on me
Whoa, whoa
Whoa, whoa
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yea
I will fight
I will fight for you
I always do until my heart
Is black and blue

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Andrew Charles Grammer / Bram Inscore / Jacob Torrey / San Farrar
Don't Give up on Me lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. 

Andy Grammer - "Don't Give Up On Me" [Official Video from the Five Feet Apart Film]


Monday, September 21, 2020

PTSD Patrol...do they know you'd help them if you could?

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
September 21, 2020

(Still sick)

Today I thought it would be a good day to help a family dealing with someone they love, who is hurting, but they do not know how to help them.

It is very difficult to go through it when you know they are suffering but they will not talk to you about it.

Most of the time they are afraid of how you will act or what you will think of them, so they just try to hide their pain.

Sometimes you have to #BreakTheSilence for them!



Open the door by sharing this song with them and let them know, you see what they think they are hiding and will move mountains to help them!

If I Could
Barbra Streisand

If I could
I'd protect you from the sadness in your eyes
Give you courage in a world of compromise
Yes, I would
If I could
I would teach you all the things I've never learned
And I'd help you cross the bridges that I've burned
Yes, I would
If I could
I would try to shield your innocence from time
But the part of life I gave you isn't mine
I've watched you grow
So I could let you go
If I could
I would help you make it through the hungry years
But I know that I can never cry your tears
But I would
If I could
If I live
In a time and place where you don't want to be
You don't have to walk along this road with me
My yesterday
Won't have to be your way
If I knew
I'd have tried to change the world I brought to you to
And there isn't very much that I can do
But I would
If I could
If I could
I would try to shield your innocence from time
But the part of life I gave you isn't mine
I've watched you grow
So I could let you go
If, if I could
I would help you make it through those hungry years
But I know that I can never cry your tears
But I would
If I could
Yes I would
Yes I would
If I could

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Ron Miller / Marti Sharron / Kenneth Hirsch
If I Could lyrics © Sony/atv Songs Llc

Gladys Knight performs in the nation's capitol for a Memorial Day concert. 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

PTSD Patrol "But the fighter still remains"

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
September 20, 2020

(Still sick so no video from me today....but you probably need a break from seeing me.)

Simon and Garfunkel THE BOXER is an iconic song of survival! "In the clearing stands a boxer, And a fighter by his trade, And he carries the reminders, Of every glove that laid him down, Or cut him 'til he cried out, In his anger and his shame, 'I am leaving, I am leaving,' But the fighter still remains"
If you have PTSD, then you are a fighter too, not by "trade" or by choice, but by will to live. To not give into something because fighting it is hard. You fight a good match but sometimes you need a tag team to take this opponent on. The thing is, no one ever won anything by themselves. No wars were ever fought by one person. No discoveries were ever made by one person with no one to help them or support them. Inspirations never came from thin air. 

Having a team to help you does not mean they have to have all the answers or even know how to find them. It means they do the best they can to help you learn what you need to, find what you are searching for, and stand by you until the fighter that still remains is strong enough to take on this match too!

#BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD

The Boxer
I am just a poor boy
Though my story's seldom told
I have squandered my resistance
For a pocket full of mumbles
Such are promises
All lies and jests
Still a man hears what he wants to hear
And disregards the rest
When I left my home and my family
I was no more than a boy
In the company of strangers
In the quiet of the railway station
Running scared
Laying low, seeking out the poorer quarters
Where the ragged people go
Looking for the places
Only they would know
Lie la lie, lie la la la lie la lie, lie la lie
Lie la la la lie la lie, la la la la lie
Asking only workman's wages
I come looking for a job
But I get no offers
Just a come-on from the whores
On Seventh Avenue
I do declare
There were times when I was so lonesome
I took some comfort there
La la la la la la la
Lie la lie, lie la la la lie la lie, lie la lie
Lie la la la lie la lie, la la la la lie
Then I'm laying out my winter clothes
And wishing I was gone
Going home
Where the New York City winters
Aren't bleeding me
Leading me
Going home
In the clearing stands a boxer
And a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders
Of every glove that laid him down
Or cut him 'til he cried out
In his anger and his shame
"I am leaving, I am leaving"
But the fighter still remains
Lie la lie, lie la la la lie la lie, lie la lie....... 

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Paul Simon
The Boxer lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group 

James Taylor and Alison Krauss pay tribute to Paul Simon at the 2002 Kennedy Centre Honours tribute to Paul Simon.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

PTSD Patrol Want A New Drug?

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
September 19, 2020

Yesterday I did not post anything because I was dealing with emergency care for a sinus infection and bronchitis. Thankfully the staff at Wentworth Douglas were spot on because I am feeling better today. The meds are helping. That is why today, the featured video is Huey Lewis and The News "I Want A New Drug."

If the meds you are getting for #PTSD are not helping, talk to your doctors so they try something else to help you. Remember, that is why they are there..... Something may work for a buddy, but that does not mean it will work for you. Keep trying!




Oh
I want a new drug, one that won't make me sick
One that won't make me crash my car
Or make me feel feet, feet, feet thick
I want a new drug, one that won't hurt my head
One that won't make my mouth too dry
Or make my eyes too red
One that won't make me nervous
Wonderin' what to do
One that makes me feel like I feel when I'm with you
When I'm alone with you
I want a new drug, one that won't spill
One that don't cost too much
Or come in a pill
I want a new drug, one that won't go away
One that won't keep me up all night
One that won't make me sleep all day
One that won't make me nervous
Wonderin' what to do
One that makes me feel like I feel when I'm with you
I'm alone with you
I'm alone with you, baby
I want a new drug, one that does what it should
One that won't make me feel too bad
One that won't make me feel too good
I want a new drug, one with no doubt
One that won't make me talk to much
Or make my face break out
One that won't make me nervous
Wonderin' what to do
One that makes me feel like I feel when I'm with you
I'm alone with you
I'm alone with you, yeah, yeah

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Christopher John Hayes / Huey Lewis
I Want a New Drug lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc 

Thursday, September 17, 2020

PTSD Patrol--allergy zone out

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
September 17, 2020

My allergies are taking over today, so no video. I am sure you don't want to hear me sniffling, coughing and sneezing!

Enjoy these clips from the old show Hee Haw because that is how I feel!

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

PTSD Patrol Coming Out Of The Dark

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
September 16, 2020

Today's featured video is Gloria Estefan Coming Out of the Dark...which is exactly what healing #PTSD is like. You may be afraid of the changes you went through after surviving but healing does not have to something to be afraid of if you are not alone. Like the lyrics say, "Why be afraid if I'm not alone...life is never easy. The rest is unknown." #BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from PTSD


Why be afraid if I'm not alone
Though life is never easy the rest is unknown
Up to now for me it's been hands against stone
Spent each and every moment
Searching for what to believe
Coming out of the dark, I finally see the light now
It's shining on me
Coming out of the dark I know the love that saved me
You're sharing with me
Starting again is part of the plan
And I'll be so much stronger holding your hand
Step by step I'll make it through I know I can
It may not make it easier but I have felt you
Near all the way
Coming out of the dark, I finally see the light now And it's shining on me (I see the light, I see the light)
See the light (I see the light)
Coming out of the dark I know the love that saved me
You're sharing with me
I stand on the rock of your love
(Forever and ever)
Can't nobody stop me from watching
(Forever, and ever) I stand on the rock of your love
Love is all it takes, no matter what we face
coming out of the dark
I see the light, I feel love shinning on me (shining, shining)
Shining on me
Coming out of the dark I know the love that saved me
You're sharing, you're sharing with me, sharing with me, sharing with me
Coming out of the dark
Making it into the light
Your love shining on me, shining on me, shining on me
Coming out of the dark
I see the light, I see the light (I see the light)
Shining, shining, shining on me
(Shining, shining)
Coming out of the dark
I see the light now
Yes I see the light (shining, shining)

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Gloria M. Estefan / Emilio Jr. Estefan / Jon Secada
Coming Out of the Dark lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Foreign Imported Productions & Publishing


I used this song back in 2006 when I started doing videos for veterans.
Why be afraid if you're not alone? Life is never easy, the rest is unknown. The song is by Gloria Estefan and the first time I heard it, all I could think about were the Vietnam veterans I spent so much time with including my husband. You are not alone fighting to heal PTSD just as you were not alone during combat.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

PTSD Patrol You've Got The Power----to heal!

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
September 15, 2020

Today the featured video is a bit different. If is from the movie Bruce Almighty when God gave him the power to do all kinds of things. When you survive whatever caused your #PTSD, you have the power to heal as a survivor already inside of you. The very fact you are watching these videos means you have the power of hope already and that is the start of living a happier life.
Just imagine that you are Bruce and God knew that you would use your power for good eventually. Want to change the world? Then start with yourself and spread the message of healing to others, so they can change the world too! #BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife




It may not be easy....but it can happen if you believe!

Monday, September 14, 2020

PTSD Patrol In your widest dream

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
September 14, 2020 

If you think there is no hope of a happier life then it is more like a nightmare that doesn't stop. If you know you can heal. then it's more like making your wildest dream come true. Hope is why you survived whatever caused PTSD and hope will help you heal now 🙏 #BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD



Once upon a time
Once when you were mine
I remember skies
Reflected in your eyes
I wonder where you are
I wonder if you think about me
Once upon a time
In your wildest dreams
Once the world was new
Our bodies felt the morning dew
That greets the brand new day
We couldn't tear ourselves away
I wonder if you care
I wonder if you still remember
Once upon a time
In your wildest dreams
And when the music plays
And when the words are touched with sorrow
When the music plays
I hear the sound I had to follow
Once upon a time
Once beneath the stars
The universe was ours
Love was all we knew
And all I knew was you
I wonder if you know
I wonder if you think about it
Once upon a time
In your wildest dreams


And when the music plays
And when the words are touched with sorrow
When the music plays
And when the music plays
I hear the sound I had to follow
Once upon a time
Once upon a time
Once when you were mine
I remember skies
Mirrored in your eyes
I wonder where you are
I wonder if you think about me
Once upon a time


In your wildest dreams (ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah) 

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Justin Hayward
Your Wildest Dreams lyrics © Fintage House Publishing, BMG Rights Management 

Sunday, September 13, 2020

PTSD Patrol wake me up!

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
September 13, 2020

The song starts off with, 
"Feeling my way through the darkness
Guided by a beating heart
I can't tell where the journey will end
But I know where to start"
but no one knows where our journey will end. The only thing we have power over, is one moment to the next and how we intend to travel through this life we have.

You can "work your way through the darkness" and get back into the light. You can have your pain and your happiness, by letting the happiness get stronger so it reduces the power of your pain.

I usually end my videos with "It's your life. Get in and drive." because that is what you need to be hearing most of all. You do have the power to change the road you're on and define how you want to live your life!




Feeling my way through the darkness
Guided by a beating heart
I can't tell where the journey will end
But I know where to start
They tell me I'm too young to understand
They say I'm caught up in a dream
Well life will pass me by if I don't open up my eyes
Well that's fine by me
So wake me up when it's all over
When I'm wiser and I'm older
All this time I was finding myself
And I didn't know I was lost
So wake me up when it's all over
When I'm wiser and I'm older
All this time I was finding myself
And I didn't know I was lost
I tried carrying the weight of the world
But I only have two hands
I hope I get the chance to travel the world
But I don't have any plans
I wish that I could stay forever this young
Not afraid to close my eyes
Life's a game made for everyone
And love is the prize
So wake me up when it's all over
When I'm wiser and I'm older
All this time I was finding myself
And I didn't know I was lost
So wake me up when it's all over
When I'm wiser and I'm older
All this time I was finding myself
And I didn't know I was lost
I didn't know I was lost
I didn't know I was lost
I didn't know I was lost
I didn't know I was lost
So wake me up when it's all over
When I'm wiser and I'm older
All this time I was finding myself
And I didn't know I was lost

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Tim Bergling / Michael Aaron Einziger / Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins
Wake Me Up lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Songtrust Ave 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

PTSD Patrol finding a better way

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
September 12, 2020

"Drivin' my life away" is something a lot of people feel as if it explains their lives. 

The song Drivin' My Life Away came on and I thought how appropriate it was to explain what healing #PTSD is like. Looking for a better way and brighter days is what you are doing right now. Celebrate that! #BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife



Well the midnight headlights blind you on a rainy night
Steep grade up ahead, slow me down, makin' no time,
But I got to keep rollin'
Those windshield wipers slappin' out a tempo,
Keepin' perfect rhythm with the song on the radio,
But I got to keep rollin'
Ooh, I'm drivin' my life away, lookin' for a better way for me
Ooh, I'm drivin' my life away, lookin' for a sunny day
Well the truck stop cutie comin' on to me,
Tried to talk me into a ride
Said I wouldn't be sorry
But she was just a baby
Hey, waitress, pour me another cup of coffee,
Pop it down, jack me up, shoot me out, flyin' down the highway,
Lookin' for the mornin'
Ooh, I'm drivin' my life away, lookin' for a better way for me
Ooh, I'm drivin' my life away, lookin' for a sunny day
Well the midnight headlights blind you on a rainy night
Steep grade up ahead, slow me down, makin' no time,
But I got to keep rollin'
Those windshield wipers slappin' out a tempo,
Keepin' perfect rhythm with the song on the radio,
But I got to keep rollin'
Ooh, I'm drivin' my life away, lookin' for a better way for me
Ooh, I'm drivin' my life away, lookin' for a sunny day
Ooh, I'm drivin' my life away, lookin' for a better way for me
Ooh, I'm drivin' my life away, lookin' for a sunny day, yeah
Ooh, I'm drivin' my life away, lookin' for a better way for me

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: David Malloy / Eddie Rabbitt / Even Stevens
Drivin' My Life Away lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC 

Friday, September 11, 2020

PTSD Patrol on the road again

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
September 11, 2020

Some people refuse to think about others and learn what the facts are about everything. Just like they are with COVID 19, they refuse to believe the truth and demand to do what they want to do. With PTSD they refuse to learn anything and then think they are smart. 


We know they can get in the way of healing, so remember if they cared, they would learn. Their opinion is not based on facts, so their opinion should hold no power over you. #BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD

On the road again
I just can't wait to get on the road again
The life I love is makin' music with my friends
And I can't wait to get on the road again
On the road again
Goin' places that I've never been
Seein' things that I may never see again
And I can't wait to get on the road again
Here we go, on the road again
Like a band of Gypsies we go down the highway
We're the best of friends
Insisting that the world keep turnin' our way
And our way is on the road again
I just can't wait to get on the road again
The life I love is makin' music with my friends
And I can't wait to get on the road again, break free
And I can't wait to get on the road again
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Willie Nelson
On The Road Again lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC 

Thursday, September 10, 2020

PTSD Patrol Moral Mortal

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
September 10, 2020

I finally did it! I started my own business! It is a writing service called Moral Mortal and will also be a public service coming under PTSD Patrol. Anything I do on that part will be for anyone in public service and they will receive huge discounts.







Don't Stop
If you wake up and don't want to smile
If it takes just a little while
Open your eyes and look at the day
You'll see things in a different way
Don't stop thinking about tomorrow
Don't stop, it'll soon be here
It'll be, better than before
Yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone
Why not think about times to come?
And not about the things that you've done
If your life was bad to you
Just think what tomorrow will do
Don't stop thinking about tomorrow
Don't stop, it'll soon be here
It'll be, better than before
Yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone
All I want is to see you smile
If it takes just a little while
I know you don't believe that it's true
I never meant any harm to you
Don't stop thinking about tomorrow
Don't stop, it'll soon be here
It'll be, better than before
Yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone
Don't stop thinking about tomorrow
Don't stop, it'll soon be here
It'll be, better than before
Yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone
Ooh, don't you look back
Ooh, don't you look back
Ooh, don't you look back
Ooh
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Christine McVie
Don't Stop lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., BMG Rights Management, Peermusic Publishing

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

PTSD Patrol go your own way

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
September 9, 2020

GO YOUR OWN WAY



When someone you love has PTSD it is lonely and scary for them. You are the only one who knows what they are like and if you love them enough to fight for them. 

Go your own way and stop listening to your friends, learn how to help them heal and get some power tools to help you do it. #BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD

Fleetwood Mac

Loving you
Isn't the right thing to do
How can I ever change things
That I feel
If I could
Maybe I'd give you my world
How can I
When you won't take it from me
You can go your own way
Go your own way
You can call it
Another lonely day
You can go your own way
Go your own way
Tell me why
Everything turned around
Packing up
Shacking up is all you want to do
If I could
Baby, I'd give you my world
Open up
Everything's waiting for you
You can go your own way
Go your own way
You can call it
Another lonely day
You can go your own way
Go your own way
You can go your own way
Go your own way
You can call it
Another lonely day
Another lonely day
You can go your own way
Go your own way
You can call it
Another lonely day
You can go your own way
You can call it
Another lonely day
You can go your own way
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Lindsey Buckingham
Go Your Own Way lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

PTSD Patrol songs of our times

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
September 8, 2020

Today there are two feature videos on how life can change for the better. My life changed many times over the years but some songs still touched me. Melissa Manchester Come In From The Rain held different meaning as my life changed. I bet there are songs that did the same for you. 



#PTSD only has the power you let it have....#BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife


Come In From The Rain 
Lyrics 
Well, hello there
Good old friend of mine
You've been reaching for yourself
For such a long time
There's so much to say
No need to explain
Just an open door for you
To come in from the rain
It's a long road
When you're all alone
And someone like you
Will always take the long way home
There's no right or wrong
I'm not here to blame
I just want to be the one
Who keep you from the rain
From the rain
And it looks like sunny skies
Now that I know you're alright
Time has left us
Older
And wiser
I know I am
'Cause I think of us
Like an old cliche
But it doesn't matter
'Cause I love you anyway
Come in from the rain
And it looks like sunny skies
Now that I know you're alright
Time has left us
Older
But Wiser
I know I am
And it's good to know
My best friend has come home again
And I think of us
Like an old cliche
But it doesn't matter
'Cause I love you anyway
Come in from the rain
Come in from the rain
Come in from the rain
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Carole Bayer Sager / Melissa Manchester / Melissa Toni Manchester
Come In From The Rain lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, BMG Rights Management, Carlin America Inc 

Ordinary World
Lyrics
Came in from a rainy Thursday on the avenue
Thought I heard you talking softly
I turned on the lights, the TV, and the radio
Still I can't escape the ghost of you
What has happened to it all?
Crazy, some'd say
Where is the life that I recognize?
Gone away
But I won't cry for yesterday
There's an ordinary world
Somehow I have to find
And as I try to make my way
To the ordinary world
I will learn to survive
Passion or coincidence
Once prompted you to say
"Pride will tear us both apart"
Well, now pride's gone out the window
Cross the rooftops
Run away
Left me in the vacuum of my heart
What is happening to me?
Crazy, some'd say
Where is my friend when I need you most?
Gone away
But I won't cry for yesterday
There's an ordinary world
Somehow I have to find
And as I try to make my way
To the ordinary world
I will learn to survive
Papers in the roadside
Tell of suffering and greed
Fear today, forgot tomorrow
Ooh, here besides the news
Of holy war and holy need
Ours is just a little sorrowed talk
And I don't cry for yesterday
There's an ordinary world
Somehow I have to find
And as I try to make my way
To the ordinary world
I will learn to survive
Every world
Is my world
(I will learn to survive)
Any world
Is my world
(I will learn to survive)
Any world
Is my world
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Warren Cuccurullo / Nigel John Taylor / Nick Rhodes / Simon John Charles Le-Bon
Ordinary World lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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