I STILL BELIEVE is Laura Love's first single release in over a decade. As many longtime Laura Love fans know, the singer/songwriter who has released a dozen albums on various record labels (including Mercury/Polygram, Putumayo, Rounder/Zoe and Koch) was violently assaulted a year ago, which left her physically and emotionally battered, unable to tour and perform the songs she loves for nearly a year. She is now back from the abyss and ready to rejoin the living. This song, which was inspired by her ordeal, is an anthem for all of us who find ourselves broken-hearted, for whatever reason, yet still believe deeply in the power of kindness, love and forgiveness.
Verse 1)It's been a mean cruel season. It's been crazy crazy hard. And for no good reason my universe has come apart. I've been so uneasy and I'm trying not to burn. 'Cause I know that it's kindness that we're all here to learn
Chorus) And I still believe in goodness. I still believe in love. 'Cause I know the power of a gentle touch when the going gets rough. And I will not be bitter. I will not be small. 'Cause if I choose to harden my heart, I'm nothing at all.
Verse 2) Some days I don't get up/And go out of my room. I'm so broken-hearted I don't even know how to get my clothes together--to put one shoe on. To lace up those strings and open the door and carry on.
Verse 3) I know I should be thankful for this precious life of mine. But there have been times, I must admit, that I thought about dying. I know that's not the answer. The answer is love. And I know somehow, it's up to me to rise above.
released June 22, 2016
Laura Love on lead and bg vocals. Julie Wolf on keyboards. Frank Smith on bg vocals. Terry Hunt on lead guitar. Rod Cook on rhythm guitar. Pam Hunt on Cello, viola, and violin. Galen Hunt on Bass guitar. Written and produced by Laura Love. Engineered, mixed, mastered and co-produced by Terry Hunt at Terry Hunt studios, Twisp, Washington. Additional engineering by Paul Lacques. Additional tracks by Todd Eberline and Linda Fane.
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