To Write Love On Her Arms

Jan 17, 2011

A while back, the phrase "to write love on her arms" popped out everywhere. I didn't know that it was actually a project, so, thinking that it came from a song (as does just about every popular phrase), I went to YouTube to search for it. The result? This beautiful song.


Well she won't leave this night alone
And she won´t sleep at all
And all the sorrow that she takes out on herself
It comes around and leaves her bleeding on the floor
And she knows
Yeah she knows that there's a lot of ugly things about this world

These street lights
They shine bright
As they illuminate the darkness of the pavement
They shine
As we try to write in on her arms
The love she longs to taste
And we'll find that inside
That she's a broken heart that anyone could save
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright

Feeling worthless, self-destruction
Try to take control of this
Find a purpose, reconstruction
Write it somewhere it will stick
And stars are hiding now
But there's something out there still
And she knows
Yeah she knows that there's an awful lot of beauty in this world.

These street lights
They shine bright
As they illuminate the darkness of the pavement
They shine
As we try to write in on her arms
The love she longs to taste
And we'll find that inside
That she's a broken heart that anyone could save
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright

And the stars are always there
But we miss them in the dirt and clouds
We miss them in the storms
Remember hope
Remember hope
Hold onto hope
We have hope
Hold onto hope
(It's alright) (x8)

I'm not sure if it was inspired by TWLOHA, but it seems to be, and it's a beautiful song whether it is or not.

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.  TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.