Behind The Lyrics

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Help Me Let You Go  

this song grabbed my heart from the minute it entered my head. I wrote it in my car as I was taking a drive to clear my mind. It was really a conversation I was having with my brother… somewhat meant as a prayer.

 

Verse 1

Help me to go on

Find the reason for this storm

How your feelings went away

And now there’s nothing left to say

Baby, help me let you go

Verse 2

Help me understand

How life without you’s gonna be

When this emptiness inside me

Is all that I can feel

my brother passed away by suicide in 1996 and it shook me to the core. At the time I wrote this song, it was painful to live in a world without him. Emptiness was deep and it was, at times, very overwhelming.

Pre-chorus

Help me make it through

To find a way out without you

To grow my wings again and fly

And soar way up in the sky

And leave all my tears behind

Chorus

 I got no where left to hide

From all this pain I feel inside

And there’s no one I’d rather see

Then see you baby here beside me

And I feel such pain in my soul

To say this story has been told

Why can’t dreams ever come true

Why can’t I just stay with you

You gotta help me let you go

the song was meant as a plea to my brother to help me find a way to live without him and to survive his departure. The guilt and rawness I felt was overpowering on a daily basis so I wanted to find hope somewhere, a reason to go on and hope that I would survive losing him.

 

Verse 3

Help me to move on

To find my way back to my own

To bravely walk this road alone

And finally find my way back home

You gotta  help me let you go

Verse 4

Help me understand

How life without you’s gonna be

When this emptiness inside me

Is all that I can feel

Pre-chorus

Help me find a way

To mend this broken heart again

To close my eyes and not to see

That baby you’re not here with me

You gotta help me let you go

Chorus

 I got no where left to hide

From all this pain I feel inside

And there’s no one I’d rather see                                             

Then see you baby here beside me

And I feel such pain in my soul

To say this story has been told

Why can’t dreams ever come true

Why can’t I just stay with you

You gotta help me let you go

Musical solo …through chorus until 3rd last line

Cause I can’t cry another tear

And I can’t wait another year

 

I guess I’ll have to let you go

after the song was written and recorded, I did feel a sense of relief that it no longer took space inside me…that it could live outside of my heart and heal other people who were going through some tough times. So many people asked me if they could use this song for videos of their lost ones and it made me happy that my song lived through all of these family memories. It made it purposeful.

 

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