Zoltán Nagy, lead singer in a Hungarian rock band in Europe called “The Ruling Passion” was stricken 14 years ago with multiple sclerosis.

Zoltán has been a carpenter and sang in a band in his spare time.  Four years ago he had to give up working when he became bound to life in a wheelchair.  He moved back in with his parents and rarely goes out, all too common when multiple sclerosis continues to take from us.

Then about a year ago and old friend and musician reappeared in Zoltán’s life.  He and Péter Dávid began composing music together which led to an amazing song called, “Shine Through.”

He decided to work to raise awareness about MS through music, “I wanted to send a positive message to people suffering from the same disease. I didn’t want it to be negative. Slow, lyrical songs make you want to cry, but I wanted to write something upbeat and encouraging,” Zoltán told a European news agency.

“It came as a surprise to me to see how fast my health deteriorated. Soon I was out of work and I was sitting home and I couldn’t do anything,” says Zoltán.

In Hungary, it is estimated than about 8,000 people endure life with multiple sclerosis and there are an estimated 2.4 million people worldwide.  When you consider how many families, brothers, sisters, wive’s, fiance’s, children are impacted by MS that number skyrockets to well in excess of 10+ million.

Zoltán’s doctor at Uzsoki Hospital, Gábor Jakab, also strongly believes that music and other forms of expression can help and he is right.

Music Therapy has long been utilized in stroke patients.  Whether listening to music, composing it, singing along with it the brain lights up like a Christmas tree.  There is much more to music than the pleasant sounds and meanings.  Both physiological and mentally music is core in our fiber as human beings.  Bach composed music yet was deaf, unable to hear, yet his compositions are filled with therapeutic value and beauty.

Stroke patients have learned to sing out speech when their vocal centers are damaged or destroyed.  Music touches part of our brain clearly that are different from our normal usage brain centers.

“The solution is not always in a prescription. Each person has to find his or her means of expression,” says Dr Jakab. “I hope that Zoltán’s story will reach a lot of people and help them find the power within that was dormant or lost and can help improve their quality of life.”

Zoltán has found that engaging back into his music has given him renewed hope in life.

“Since I started playing music again, I’ve been really happy. It’s like thumbing my nose at my disease,” he says with a big smile.

Zoltán and his band are now planning live shows and also seeking to record a complete album.

I found out about this really amazing song by a small little entry on our MS Unites facebook page.  I did not pay it much attention given the amount of MS information that comes my way.

Today something told me inside me to “look” and I am SO happy I listened

I think you’ll agree “The Ruling Passion’s” sing towards multiple sclerosis is just amazing!

Let the band know on their facebook page that you hear them: https://www.facebook.com/ms.song.hu/

Shine through, all your dreams will find you.

Unwanted fellow, comes like a shadow. It finds you, you can’t hide behind your door. Nowhere to run for the chosen one. Reminds you from dusk till dawn.

Seems like it’s winning but we’re just now beginning. It’s a battle we can win for we are strong. Keep the faith to tow the life line, when darkness pulls you down. Shine your light, it can’t go wrong.

Bad friend, lousy fellow. Always lets me down. As you came with your nasty plan. I want you to be gone.

Shine through, all your dreams will find you. Got to fly without your wings. Don’t fear what life may bring. Try me, nothing’s gonna stop me. Hear my humble prayer, oh Lord. I need you here to guide me.

From the beginning, we are Fighting for living. And it’s still hard to leave you behind. Each night I dream that I, wake up and find you gone. Fade away without any sign.

Bad friend, lousy fellow. Always lets me down. As you came with your nasty plan. I want you to be gone.

Shine through, all your dreams will find you. Got to fly without your wings. Don’t fear what life may bring. Try me, nothing’s gonna stop me. Hear my humble prayer, oh Lord. I need you here to guide me.

As you came with your nasty plan. I want you to be gone.

Shine through, all your dreams will find you. Got to fly without your wings. Don’t fear what life may bring. Try me, nothing’s gonna stop me. Hear my humble prayer, oh Lord. I need you here to guide me.

Shine through, all your dreams will find you. Got to fly without your wings. Don’t fear what life may bring. Try me, nothing’s gonna stop me. Hear my humble prayer, oh Lord. I need you here to guide me.

Guide me…

 

ENGLISH VERSION:

Shine through, all your dreams will find you.

Unwanted fellow, comes like a shadow. It finds you, you can’t hide behind your door. Nowhere to run for the chosen one. Reminds you from dusk till dawn.

Seems like it’s winning but we’re just now beginning. It’s a battle we can win for we are strong. Keep the faith to tow the life line, when darkness pulls you down. Shine your light, it can’t go wrong.

Bad friend, lousy fellow. Always lets me down. As you came with your nasty plan. I want you to be gone.

Shine through, all your dreams will find you. Got to fly without your wings. Don’t fear what life may bring. Try me, nothing’s gonna stop me. Hear my humble prayer, oh Lord. I need you here to guide me.

From the beginning, we are Fighting for living. And it’s still hard to leave you behind. Each night I dream that I, wake up and find you gone. Fade away without any sign.

Bad friend, lousy fellow. Always lets me down. As you came with your nasty plan. I want you to be gone.

Shine through, all your dreams will find you. Got to fly without your wings. Don’t fear what life may bring. Try me, nothing’s gonna stop me. Hear my humble prayer, oh Lord. I need you here to guide me.

As you came with your nasty plan. I want you to be gone.

Shine through, all your dreams will find you. Got to fly without your wings. Don’t fear what life may bring. Try me, nothing’s gonna stop me. Hear my humble prayer, oh Lord. I need you here to guide me.

Shine through, all your dreams will find you. Got to fly without your wings. Don’t fear what life may bring. Try me, nothing’s gonna stop me. Hear my humble prayer, oh Lord. I need you here to guide me.

Guide me…

HUNGARIAN VERSION: