This is the 14th of the new songs written and demo recorded during February Album Writing Month, or FAWM for short. Given the obstacles I faced, I'm more than thankful I was able to finish the challenge.

This song was inspired by seeing others being beaten down by their own demons and haunted by forces beyond their control.

I may not recover my health fully, but I was able to make a drastic change in my quality of life this past week thanks to doctors who listened, and trusted my insights rather than telling me stuff my insights and do as I'm told. The relief of knowing I can still hold on to some of the things I love has recharged my emotional and mental wellbeing, and left me wanting to share that "been there, done that, lets get through this together" sentiment.

Lyrics

I see you there, head bowed
'Neath the weight of the world
What's your story, care to tell?
What's brought you to this point?
Pull up a stool, lets grab some beers
Swap our woes for a while
Might not fix it, might not heal the pain
But getting it off your chest is easier to bear

Kindred Souls, down on their luck
A bond forged in blood
Don't you see it in my eyes
I've been where you stand many times.

Take a deep breath in and let it out
Collect your thoughts, if it takes a while
I've nowhere to be tonight
So lets hear what's on your mind
Yeah, let's hear what's on your mind

If you're nervous I'll go first,
Seems you need a prompt to tell
Would you believe I near lost it all
Drowning in my personal hell
Good friends, and diggin' in
Crawled my way back inch by inch
It still haunts, it still hurts
But the way back was so worth it

Take a deep breath in and let it out
Collect your thoughts, if it takes a while
I've nowhere to be tonight
So lets hear what's on your mind
Yeah, let's hear what's on your mind

(Instrumental Break)

Take a deep breath in and let it out
Collect your thoughts, if it takes a while
I've nowhere to be tonight
So lets hear what's on your mind
Yeah, let's hear what's on your mind

Take a deep breath in and let it out
Collect your thoughts, if it takes a while
I've nowhere to be tonight
So lets hear what's on your mind
Yeah, let's hear what's on your mind

New song demos will be added here throughout the month of February.  

Check back often to keep tabs on my progress, cheer me on, and listen to my news song creations.