This is a song of encouragement for those who are going through hard times. the lyrics talk about true friendship, which runs deeper than simply enjoying each other’s company and having fun, but sticking together especially when things are difficult. The lyrics from the chorus; “If you let your grip go, I could help you carry the load…” echo the words of Sam Gamgee in Lord of the Rings when he says to Frodo, “I can’t carry it for you but I can carry you,” and then proceeds to carry his friend up Mount Doom on his back, sharing the burden of the ring which is too much for Frodo to bear on his own. This is the kind of friendship that is needed in the world today, and the kind of friends we desire to be.

It was the first track we recorded with a proper vocal mic, the SUPERLUX E205U USB LARGE DIAPHRAGM STUDIO CONDENSER MICROPHONE. Although we haven’t used it too much yet it seems to be an affordable microphone which records pretty good quality vocals.

 

DON’T HAVE TO DO THIS ALONE

The tears are falling down like rain

You take a breath and wipe them away

Don’t want anyone to see

You’re hurting, you’re hurting

 

You fake a smile so no one knows

What’s going on inside your soul

As far as they can see

You’re ok, you’re ok

But I know you’re not

 

I can see the pain in your eyes

You hold it in and try not to cry

But if you let your grip go

I could help you carry the load

I know you’re trying to be strong

Please don’t get me wrong

But I just want you to know

You don’t have to do this alone

 

Sometimes you feel you can’t go on

Everything’s just going wrong

But you’ve gotta tear yourself from the bed

To face another, another day

 

You carry the world on your shoulders

Don’t know how you’re gonna hold it

You try to tell yourself

You’re ok, you’re ok

But I know you’re not

 

I can see the pain in your eyes

You hold it in and try not to cry

But if you let your grip go

I could help you carry the load

I know you’re trying to be strong

Please don’t get me wrong

But I just want you to know

You don’t have to do this alone

 

I will stay by your side

Through the dark and lonely night

Can you just trust me

Everything’s gonna be alright

 

I can see the pain in your eyes

You hold it in and try not to cry

But if you let your grip go

I could help you carry the load

I know you’re trying to be strong

Please don’t get me wrong

But I just want you to know

You don’t have to do this alone

 

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