There’s a great deal of debate over the appropriateness of the song’s lyrics, particularly the chorus.
But there’s a good reason for that: The song was written to help a man who was diagnosed with ALS, and the lyrics describe the feeling of helplessness that comes with the disease.
The man who wrote the song, Jeff Bridges, is an avid follower of the ALS Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those with the debilitating disease.
In the song “Let’s get Physical,” Bridges sings, “You know what I’m feeling?
Like I’m a cripple in a wheelchair, paralyzed and without a place to run.
Like I can’t get a grip on my life, can’t do anything for myself.””
Let’s put that aside and do something about it,” Bridges says of his diagnosis.
“I think the song was created to give me hope.
It was about the pain of being a person without a voice.”
It is not just Bridges’ ALS diagnosis that is causing him to struggle with self-care.
The song is also about a man with a similar illness.
It is about a songwriter struggling with the difficulty of telling the truth about a diagnosis that was made by a medical professional, and about a singer who was unable to get a hold of the music that inspired the song.
“Let that be a lesson to you all: We don’t have to be a perfect band to make a beautiful song,” Bridges said of the line about being unable to play a song with lyrics that accurately reflect his experience.
“We just have to do our best.
Let that be our mantra, and let it be our song.”
As the ALS community continues to grapple with the lyrics and how best to communicate their story and concerns, the song has become a rallying cry for ALS patients.
On Thursday, NFL players joined a “Let the People Sing” rally that began at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and went on to perform in cities across the country.
The rally also included the song.
“Let’s Make a Move!” singer Nicki Minaj also joined the rally.
“I feel like I am the one with the ALS diagnosis,” Minaj said.
“The only thing I can think of is, Let’s get in touch with the people in my life and tell them how much we appreciate them, and I think that’s what we should do.
We shouldn’t be ashamed.””
I think a lot of people just don’t want to talk about it.
It’s just so taboo,” Minj added.
“But it’s a tough issue, and we should be willing to put the pressure on.”
As ALS has spread to sports, many people have taken to social media to share their stories.
Some of those messages have come from former players, who have taken issue with how the song portrays the disease and its impact on people.
“This song is a perfect example of how to not only say something about an issue, but how to get people to talk to you,” former NFL player Aaron Hernandez wrote on Twitter.
“You need to be the person that speaks about it to get the attention of people who don’t care and want to do something to change something.”
In addition to addressing the issue of the lyrics, former players have also taken to Twitter to call attention to the song and its importance to the cause of ALS.
“There is no one with ALS who does not have a song,” former football player Kevin Faulk wrote on Facebook.
“This song makes me feel so good and gives me hope that people are listening.
Let’s Get It Done!””
Let the people sing!” former NFL quarterback Drew Brees said on Twitter.”
Let the kids sing!”