Everything Will Be Fine

Ian Paul Marshall —  March 29, 2010 — 3 Comments

Everything will be fine.As a writer there’s so many times that I’ve read, heard or seen something that has made me step back and say, “Man I wish I had come up with that.”

And today I had one of those moments.

Where someones art and honesty pierced my heart and touched me in such a way that it brought tears to my eyes.

It reminded of when I was at a Sarah McLachlan concert here in Toronto. About half way through her set she started to play an acoustic version of Oasis’s “Wonderwall”. It was beautiful. At the half way mark she stopped singing and looked at the crowd and said, “I wish!” Even Sarah Mclachlan who’s written tons of brilliant songs still has these very same moments.

So there I was, frozen in time, as if the whole universe had come together perfectly to send me a message. A soft little whisper telling me exactly what I needed to hear.

That everything will be fine.

Maybe it was the fact that I had been sick for a couple of days. Or that I felt stressed out because of a couple projects that I wanted to finish up.


Or maybe it was the first time that I really recognized that I might lose my Nanny who’s been in the hospital for the last week. She was scheduled for surgery that same day.

So many things go into making up a moment that it’s hard to tell exactly why this song touched me in such a way to make me cry. But it did.

And I am thankful for that.

I hope you’ll like it.

Details In The Fabric by Jason Mraz




Calm down, deep breaths
And get yourself dressed
Instead of running around
And pulling on your threads
And breaking yourself up

If it’s a broken part, replace it
If it’s a broken arm, then brace it
If it’s a broken heart, then face it

And hold your own, know your name
And go your own way.
Hold your own, know your name
And go your own way.
And everything, will be fine.

Hang on, help is on the way
And stay strong, I’m doing everything

Hold your own, know your name
And go your own way.
Hold your own, know your name
And go your own way.
And everything,
Everything will be fine
Everything…

All the details in the fabric
All the things that make you panic
All your thoughts, results of static cling
All the things that make you blow
Ain’t no reason, go on and scream
If you’re shocked,
It’s just the fault of faulty manufacturing
Everything, will be fine
Everything, in time
Everything…

Hold your own, know your name
And go your own way.
Hold your own,
(all the details in the fabric)
Know your name
(all the things that make you panic)
And go your own way
(all your thoughts, results of static cling)

Hold your own,
(all the details in the fabric)
Know your name
(all the things that make you panic)
And go your own way
(is it mother nature’s sewing machine?)

Hold your own,
(all the things that make you blow)
Know your name
(ain’t no reason, go on and scream)
And go your own way.
(if you’re shocked, it’s just the fault of faulty manufacturing)

Everything, will be fine
Everything, in no time at all
Hearts will hold…

3 responses to Everything Will Be Fine

  1. Ian, that was beautiful – your post came at the right time and reminded me that even with what we’re going through, we just need to remind ourselves that everything will get better, everything will be fine. We just have to trust in that.

    Thanks so much for your inspiration – we appreciate you!

    Take care,
    Rodney :)

  2. When you’re in it it’s hard to remember that everything will be fine. That what’s going on right now is there to help you grow and discover greater aspects of ourselves. But if you take a moment you come back to yourself. And in that moment you’ll discover that all is right in the world.

  3. The fact that we’re not the only one going through hard times is comforting.
    And yes, everything is gonna be fine, so true, great song.

    Thank you Ian,
    Sara

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