Let It Be feat. Trinity Richter

by Tim Stiles

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'Let It Be' Official Lyric Video: vimeo.com/206528980

'Let It Be' is a result of Trinity Richter and I getting together to create our rendition of one of her favorite songs -- 'Let It Go' by James Bay. She originally recorded a cover of the song when she was 12 years old.

I enjoyed her cover so much that I was inspired to write a couple of verses around it. I invited her back to the studio to record again at age 14. 'Let It Be' marks Trinity's second time ever in a recording studio and our first collaboration. I'm blown away by how well she sings at such a young age and look forward to working with her on future projects. Ground-up production you'll hear is all thanks to the amazing, Jay Battle. Enjoy and please share!

lyrics

[Trinity]
From walking home and talking loads
To seeing shows in evening clothes with you
From nervous touch and getting drunk
To staying up and waking up with you

But now we're slipping at the edge
Holding something we don't need
All this delusion in our heads
Is gonna bring us to our knees

So come on, let it go
Just let it be
Why don't you be you
And I'll be me?

Everything that's broke
Leave it to the breeze
Why don't you be you
And I'll be me?
And I'll be me

[Tim]
Here I lay all by myself
Exhausted from the fight
Last night entailed

While lying right here
I don’t like myself
Feeling guilty
For how I rebelled

Things went from unsullied
To such an ugly
Brandishing of cutlasses

Turning a home
Where comfort lived
Into exploding muskets

Its war out here
And winter’s here to stay

The earth trembled
As our snowy globe
Began to shake

If only we had just let it go
And drifted away

To the sleep we need
On any given day
It wouldn’t be this way

Persistence played
A score of tired trumpets
Stubborn pride’s too hard to swallow
Without iron stomachs

[Trinity]
I used to recognize myself
It's funny how reflections change
When we're becoming something else
I think it's time to walk away

So come on, let it go
Just let it be
Why don't you be you
And I'll be me?

Everything that's broke
Leave it to the breeze
Why don't you be you
And I'll be me?
And I'll be me

[Tim]
The mirrored image
Was a farce
We confused what we saw
As real reflections
In the dark

Perceptions skewed
Our intentions to depart
From reality, undoubtedly
A death sentence
From the start

Unsurmountable needs
Expressed from our hearts
Brought defeat and
Lead retreat seamlessly
Tearing us apart

I’ve let her know
I’m letting her go
'I’ll leave you be'
Reads the note
I leave loose leaf-lessly

Willows weep with me
When I’m betrothed
To my own devices
Regretful weakness shows
As write this

Why’s it like this?

Once the snow came,
Muskets did bust
Splaying windows broke
All hope and trust

We’re both ones to blame

It’s just the war waged when
There’s no owning up
No one wins their side by slamming doors
Finger pointing a broken trust

With nothing to show for it
Besides simply showing up
Sometimes dividing’s
The best digress for
The good of those you love

[Trinity & Tim]

Everything that's broke
Leave it to the breeze
Let the ashes fall
Forget about me

C’mon let it go
Just let it be
Why don’t you be you
And I’ll be me?
And I'll be me

credits

released March 2, 2017
Written by Tim Stiles
Performed by Trinity Richter & Tim Stiles
Prod. by Jay Battle
Original lyrics from 'Let It Go' by James Bay
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Jay Battle @ The Battlefield

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Tim Stiles Seattle, Washington

Tim Stiles is an independent hip-hop artist from Seattle, WA and lead vocalist/rapper of satirical hip-hop band, Passion Party

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