Fall Away

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He told me: Your mama ain’t coming home no more”

This track is very special to me and took me a while to gather the courage to release it. 

It's a personal song dedicated to my mother. 

A song of transformation through a pandemic. And a song of a new life beyond COVID and new relationship with my mom, who was diagnosed with Alzhiemer's. 

Thanks, Mom. You've given me great gifts and the privilege to be a human being. 
I love you. 

I'd love for you to take a few minutes to listen to the track now, then email me back to let me what you think. 

And remember, it's ok to just let it all fall away...

Lyrics

Nah, nah, nah…. 

Yeah I got three chords that I play in four 
I got a picture of my mama on my piano 
I know things got hard between us, Ma 
You were my first love, always my first love 

I called home yeah to let you know, 
I finally bought Dad tickets to see The Rolling Stones 
He told me: “Your mama ain’t coming home no more” 
I see a picture of you, woman, on my piano 

Uh huh, ok, I’m cool, I’m fine. It’s all good, ok? I’m cool 

Chorus: 
It’s alright, it’s ok 
I’m a let it fall away 
'Cause I don’t have it in me to rebuild after this flood 
And some might call it weakness, but for me I know it’s courage 
There’s a difference between rolling over and surrender to your soul 

Nah, nah… 

I got a couple wounds and it feels like four 
I got 100 pounds upon my chest, it feels like more 
I got 10k years of karmic momentum of walking out the garden 
So pardon me, if I don’t pretend this is easy 
Or filled by "half-glass full" positivity 
I keep getting nudged to walk through that door 
I see a picture of my mama on my piano 

Uh huh, it's ok, I’m cool, I’m fine It’s all good, it's ok, I’m dying 

Chorus: 
It’s alright, it’s ok 
I’m a let it fall away 
'Cause I don’t have it in me to rebuild after this flood 
And some might call it weakness, but for me I know it’s courage 
There’s a difference between rolling over and surrender to your soul 

Bridge: 
Growing weaker from what I’m chasing in the wind 
Getting stronger in letting go 
I been losing power trying to control everything 
And in the end, this virus has been the cure 

Chorus: 
It’s alright, it’s ok 
I’m a let it fall away 
'Cause I don’t have it in me to rebuild after this flood 
And some might call it weakness, but for me I know it’s courage 
There’s a difference between rolling over and surrender to your soul 

It’s alright, it’s ok 
I’m a let it fall away 
'Cause I don’t have it in me to rebuild after this war 
And some might call it weakness, but for me I know it’s courage 
There’s a difference between rolling over and surrender to your soul 

 It's alright now, it's ok, I'm gonna let it fall away 

Cody, I love you, forever, for always, no matter what 

Additional spoken vocals by Judy Cresswell (my mother) 

 Written by Cody Qualls