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If You’re Going Through Hell*
Even if it's been a particularly tough year, this is not the time to give up; it's the time to bounce back 

N Mahalakshmi

Well you know those times when you feel like
There’s a sign there on your back
That says, "I don’t mind if you kick me"
Seems like everybody has
Things go from bad to worse
You think it can’t get worse than that
And then they do

You step off the straight and narrow
And you don’t know where you are
Used the needle of your compass
To sew up your broken heart
Ask directions from a genie in a bottle of Jim Beam
And she lies to you
That’s when you learn the truth

If you’re goin’ through hell, keep on going
Don’t slow down, if you’re scared don’t show it
You might get out before the devil even knows you’re there

I’ve been deep down in that darkness
I’ve been down to my last match
Felt a hundred different demons breathin’ fire down my back
And I knew that if I stumbled I’d fall right into the trap
That they were layin’

But the good news is there’s angels everywhere
Out on the street
Holdin’ out a hand to pull you back up on your feet
The ones that you’ve been draggin’ for so long
You’re on your knees might as well be prayin’
Guess what I’m sayin’

If you’re goin’ through hell keep on going
Don’t slow down, if you’re scared don’t show it
You might get out before the devil even knows you’re there
If you’re goin’ through hell, keep on movin’
Face that fire, walk right through it
You might get out before the devil even knows you’re there

If you’re goin’ through hell keep on going
Don’t slow down, if you’re scared don’t show it
You might get out before the devil even knows you’re there
If you’re goin’ through hell, keep on movin’
Face that fire, walk right through it
You might get out before the devil even knows you’re there

*This 2006 single © Curb Records, written by Sam Tate, Annie Tate and Dave Berg, sung by Rodney Atkins for the album of the same name, is an ode to bouncing back after hitting a rough patch. For an entrepreneur or a CEO 'going through hell', a kind word and a reassuring pat on the back could well determine if they are just down or down and out. Willpower does go the distance, but a lifeline goes farthest.

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