Embracing the Charm of "Gettin' By"
There's a certain magic woven into the melody of Jerry Jeff Walker's "Gettin' By," a song that has found its way into the very heart of my journey with Perpetual Doom, the indie record label I've poured my soul into. The charm of this tune lies in its simple yet powerful message of resilience and living life as it comes—a message that echoes through my own battles with anxiety and the fear of failure.
The chorus sings of "gettin' by on gettin' by," embracing life's highs and lows with grace and acceptance. This mindset has been crucial in navigating the unpredictable terrain of running an indie record label. Perpetual Doom has had its share of challenges, but the notion of "pickin' up the pieces wherever they fall" has become my mantra, reminding me to take each day as it comes and trust in the process.
In the face of adversity, it's easy to let anxiety take the wheel, to become consumed by the fear of failing at this creative endeavor. Yet, as Walker croons, "I've been down this road once or twice before," I'm reminded that setbacks and struggles are part of the journey. The resilience and determination encapsulated in these lyrics provide a sense of comfort, assuring me that I'm not alone in my quest for success.
Walker's song also highlights the importance of letting go and allowing life to unfold in its own way: "Just letting it roll, letting the high times carry the low." Running Perpetual Doom has taught me that sometimes, we need to relinquish control and trust that our hard work and passion will carry us through even the most trying times.
In the end, "Gettin' By" isn't just a song—it's a reminder that life is full of ups and downs, but with the right attitude and determination, we can overcome our fears, conquer our anxieties, and ultimately, continue to chase our dreams, no matter the obstacles. Just like Walker, I too have embraced living my life "easy come, easy go," and as I continue on this journey with Perpetual Doom, I'll keep carrying the spirit of "Gettin' By" with me every step of the way.