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Behind The Lyrics Of "Help Me Let You Go" Written By Klaude Walters

How Songs Often Come to Be Written


Songs often come to be written through an entirely spontaneous flow of inspiration that you can't really explain...at least, this is how it happens with my songs.


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



How Grammar Rules Often Get Pushed Aside When Writing Songs


When you're writing songs, grammar is never at the forefront of your mind, feeling is. A songwriter will use slang or made up words sometimes to convey a certain feeling or imagery in the listener's mind. As a singer, you often have to use certain phrasings to convey that feeling that the songwriter wanted in that moment of the song. Songwriter isn't an exact science, it's more of an artistic work of art that comes in many forms and through many different channels. There is no "one true way" of writing songs. Every songwriter steps into it in a different way and from a different perspective but it all leads to beautiful music!



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, completely 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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