Carry On song lyrics capture a childlike spirit

Carry On Inner Tube pictureThat’s me in the picture. (If you’re on your i-phone reading this scroll down to see what I mean) Yes, I’m floating down a river in Wisconsin with no life jacket! I found this photo when I was looking for pictures that carry the spirit of the song I wrote and am now recording called CARRY ON.

I’ve been playing around with making it my single cover art. Like you can see here

It’s a work in progress, literally.

If you’ve been reading my blog at all you know that I love, love, love to reminisce! So of course there is always a story attached to anything I do, which is why I love to write songs inspired by my past. So, finding an old photo fits my “brand” I guess you could say. We’ll see what it ends up being.

But a song is a song, and also begins to have a life of it’s own. I’ve made it my business to learn that eventually allowing it to take shape and evolve is crucial to uncovering what it’s really all about. If you think about it, the best songs make you feel something, right?

CARRY ON has evolved, has a story to tell and will make you feel something. I promise. If anything, your toe will be tapping.

To me though, this picture absolutely does capture the spirit, and until you hear it I know that’s super hard to explain in writing.

But like a river just keeps on going, life does too. No matter what is happening, time doesn’t stop and the world keeps on turning. We sometimes have no choice and have to simply “carry on.” If we can do it with our head held high, all the better. So lyrics alone, and I’ve included them all below, combined with this picture telling a thousand words, I’ve given you more than a glimpse at the essence of the song and what you’ll hear.

One of my lyrics in the song happens to be “Life’s short, lay back float.”

Looking at me floating in an inner tube with my little tennis on and arms up in the air captures that childlike confidence I know many people can relate to wanting to find in themselves again, myself included. It’s why I started this blog in the first place actually.

I hope that those who listen to CARRY ON will feel this spirit, and be inspired by it.

There’s now a page dedicated to my New Song. So make sure to check it out for all the latest related to CARRY ON, including a description of what it sounds like and the genre.

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I’ve included the CARRY ON LYRICS BELOW. Check ’em out!

When you’re done, leave a comment. What do you relate to? What is your favorite lyric?

Thanks so much for reading too!

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CARRY ON
by Andrea Lynn Brandt (copyright 2019)

 

She taught me how to spell Mississippi

Twirling my hair she’d say how pretty

She loved to talk, hardly stop for a pause

She’d call me up, just to ask how I was and say…

 

Carry on, keep your chin up honey

Not everyone’s gonna love you like me

Carry on, carry on honey

Life’s short, lay back, float

Carry on, carry on honey

Nice things take time, so carry on

 

I’d visit her coming down from the city

Missing her voice, told her she looked pretty

She had no words, but she smiled anyway

I already knew just what she would say

 

Carry on, keep your chin up honey

Not everyone’s gonna love you like me

Carry on, carry on honey

Life’s short, lay back, float

Carry on, carry on honey

Nice things take time, so carry on

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