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Story of the song

I met Bryan at Warwick in LA through his manager at the time, Chris Bongo who’s a friend of mine, and Chris told me Bryan just got out of his deal and was a crazy talented singer/songwriter that Barry Gordy himself praised for his voice. We hit it off at the club so I asked Bryan to come to my studio in North Hollywood to write together. I had just gotten out of a relationship & was going through serious heartbreak and rented this studio for 6 months to make music. Aside from traveling for shows on the weekend I was living in isolation from the world except for the few people I made music with. I invited my very close friend Linus to the session as well and when Bryan came in he was telling us about some of the tough stuff he was going through…I believe he was also couch surfing at the time and we were talking about how difficult the nightlife world was and relationships and being broken at times by the craziness of living in Los Angeles. That set the premise for how we started the song. I remember it felt very depressing in the room but honest and filled with raw emotion. Bryan kinda started singing this melody with mumble lyrics & it just kind of evolved in a couple hours. We cut the song in 1 session to a guitar and then a few weeks later Linus & I started on production ideas. The entire song happened organically and the drop which I feel is the heart of the record was made from Bryan’s vocal harmonies which is probably why it has so much soul! This was the first song I feel I truly ever opened up about pain & combined with Bryans honesty we we were able to express our selves through this song!

 

LYRICS:

V1

Im a stranger in my own head

I got strangers livin’ in my bed

I take pain like I take this pleasure o mine

waking up wonderin’ when its all gon end

Pre

And ooh baby

ooh baby

Save Me from myself

And oh baby

lord take me

keep me from this hell

Hook

And Im running

Im runnin

from the voices in my head

They’re comin’

They’re comin’

They’re comin for me again

V2

I got danger running through my veins

So much anger that I cant contain

I feel the rain like I feel this pressure on me

And I go to sleep wondering what the day gon bring

Pre

And ooh baby

ooh baby

Save Me from myself

And oh baby

lord take me

keep me from this hell

Hook

And Im running

Im runnin

from the voices in my head

They’re comin’

They’re comin’

They’re comin for me again

Bridge:

Somebody save me from

Yeah save me from

baby save me from myself

Somebody keep me from keep me from keep me from

From this burning burning hell

HooK:

And Im running

Im runnin

from the voices in my head

They’re comin’

They’re comin’

They’re comin for me again

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