English 11; White 4
Ben Gibsons Theme song:
"Home" by Phillip Phillips


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Ben Gibson
Mrs. VanArsdale
American Literature
22 August 2016
There comes a time in every person's life where their life comes to a standstill because of something wonderful or s omething terrible. In that moment every person finds a theme song to help get through it and that becomes something they hold on to forever. At that point in my life I was very sick and scared but I found my theme song that explained and helped me get through those times. My song was and still is " Home " by Philip Phillips it always is a form of comfort to me. It is my theme song because it helped me know that no matter where I was I would always be at home, helped me stay optimistic and hopeful, and finally it always made me believe that I was never alone. A theme song is something people cherish, helps you get through rough seas, and explains you and that is why this is mine.
First of all the song comforted me in the way that it always said and made me feel safe and protected at home no matter where I was. Many times in the song it says "cause I'm going to make this place your home" that always told me that no matter where I was in this battle that I was always at home. As long as I was with family or people who cared about me I would always be home. Home was a place of comfort so every time the song said that this place (no matter where I was) would be my home it helped me get through it by not making it so awkward and scared. In fact it made me feel comfortable and protected no matter the pain and demons I was suffering from. That helped me stay calm and still involved with home even if I wasn't there.
Also it helped me stay very optimistic and hopeful. It kept my spirits up even in my roughest times. In the song it said, "Don't pay no mind to the demons They fill you with fear" which just told me to never listen to the demons that I was suffering from. If I did listen to the demons they would just hurt me more and that helped me make sure I was always positive to get through everything that I was going through. Also it says " The trouble it might drag you down If you get lost, you can always be found " which helped me stay optimistic because no matter what trouble I get in to I could get help to get out of it and get through it. That's why it motivated me to stay optimistic and hopeful even through the tough times.
The most important reason is that it helped me know that I was never alone through my battle that there was always somebody there to help me. During the song it says," Hold on, to me as we go As we roll down this unfamiliar road " which told me that even on this unfamiliar journey that I could always have someone to hold on to. Also that I would always have someone to help me get through the pain and that I would never be alone during all the pain. In the song it also says " And although this wave is stringing us along Just know you're not alone " and this just emphasizes that even though this wave of pain and destruction that brings my family and I together that during and after it I will never be alone. I was never alone and I will never be alone no matter what the wave of life brings on.
Overall " Home " by Phillip Phillips is my theme song because it describes me and makes me feel amazing no matter what happens. This song makes me feel hopeful, protected, optimistic, comfortable, and supported. This helped me get through the struggle of cancer in my past and most definitely will help me in the future