Secrets Behind My Song "Lonely"

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Sometimes I tell the "story behind the songs" that I write and sometimes I don't.  I worry that you won't be able to see your life in the songs if I hand you my story instead but with this song "Lonely" that I wrote for my "A Thousand Champions" EP I think it is good to see both/all of our stories in this song because really, this song is about everyone.  

 

I recently wrote a blog called "Grief Is Never Fair" and you wouldn't believe the connection it made with people around the world.  As of right now the blog has been passed around the world and read over 10,000 times.  Why has it had such an impact?  I think it is because of the connection it makes with this song.  In the blog I say

"Grief has no power without love....Every time we throw the dice to love we are showing a willingness to suffer. We are saying, 'You are worth great pain. You are worth long nights full of tears. You are worth aching and grieving for. You are worth my love. '"

This song is about the person who is standing on that line, choosing whether or not they will love again.  They have been wounded in the past and are afraid of any future pain but, they are not sure they are content living a life without love.  They are thinking, "No, No, No, No, I can't go through that again.  I can't give more of my heart only to have it crushed again," but we are fools if we think we can live without loving.  We will love and spin, intoxicated by it's grasp and we will reel when that love is torn from us.  

We will.  

We will sit, alone again, with our hands that held our loves empty and only their echo left to comfort us.  You can be guaranteed that lonely will find you but, this is not the end.  No, that deep seated longing that fills your chest to continue to love, that is the whisper of the true end/beginning where we are no longer lonely and our hands are no longer empty.

I am posting the lyrics to "Lonely" here and if you would like to hear it, you can download it on iTunes from the Nashville Indie Spotlight CD

Lonely

 

All this time you tried only to fall

Cost you all you had but they wanted more

You say

I don’t wanna give that

I don’t wanna give that

I don’t want

I don’t want

I don’t wanna give that

 

Chorus:

Oh, lonely will find you (2x)

 

Love until you learn that you can’t escape

Everything will hurt so you pull away

You say

I don’t wanna give that

I don’t wanna give that

I don’t want

I don’t want

I don’t wanna give that

 

Bridge 1:

Cause you’re wanting more

More than regret

But you let it blaze till it burned through your chest

Cause you’re wanting more, needing more than the past

You better run, you better run, hard and fast

Don’t look back

 

Bridge 2:

Cause you’re wanting more

More than regret

You better run

You better run

Fast as you can

Cause you’re wanting more, needing more than the past

You better run

You better run

You better run, hard and fast

Don’t look back


Posted on February 28, 2014 .