Every Tuesday, we will be picking one of our original songs, and telling the story behind the music!!!  Our 2nd song is extremely personal for us.  We hope that people can heal from this song, as PJ and I both have.  We present YOURS...

It's been a tough few years.

     So things aren't nearly as rosy as they seem. Personal struggles, health and financial worries all help to shape our view of the world. 

     PJ had just been through an incredible journey with his health and following a hospitalization, he wanted to write a song to move past the worry and maybe help others feel better, too. 

     So, he sat down and penned the lyrics in just about an hour. He came rushing out of his room to have me put together some chords and a structure for them. We sat and worked through the song, note by note to try to capture the mood. There's a sort of frustration and angst that comes through. Almost a bittersweet message that attempts to reach out to people at the end of their rope.

     It's a recurring theme with our songs, to try to understand life or to help others understand. Which, is hard, since, as teenagers, life is just a series of questions for us! 

     I asked PJ what he meant when he wrote, "...half the world is dark, but the other side is gold." He said, people either do or they don't. There are no in-betweens. No shades of grey. Either we all find a way to be happy, or we don't. He said that we can choose to live in dark, or despite our circumstances, always look for the good. "Find the happy", he says. 

     I think he's right. Hope is the answer. And, if we can encourage just one person to hold onto hope and look for the bright spot, we've done ok. It's our message to you.

     It's "Yours!"

Yours | Lyrics by PJ Cruz, Music by PJ and Phil Cruz

I know what's going on inside
Believe me
We've done what you have tried
Your eyes
Have seen the worst in life
Rebirth is what you need
To see what I see

The grass beneath your feet
The sand between your toes
The trees before your eyes
That's how they say it goes
But in reality
If you refuse to see
The beauty of my world
It will never be yours

You act like a drone
But you're never alone
Yeah half the world is dark
But the other side is gold

The grass beneath your feet
The sand between your toes
The trees before your eyes
That's how they say it goes
But in reality
If you refuse to see
The beauty of my world
It will never be yours

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