The second track on my new album is Hold On Tight.
The song is a little over five and a half minutes long and it’s essentially in two parts. I wrote this song because a lot of people I know, including me, have issues. That could be depression, anxiety, lack of self worth or any one of dozens of different issues we all face on a daily basis.
It seems to me that we tend to face these issues alone. It’s rare that we share them with others and more often than not it’s a long time before we seek professional help. It’s strange really because if we had a pain, a cut or a broken bone we’d seek professional help straight away and get it fixed. But we don’t always do that when the problem is ‘in your head’.
I think we’re getting better at it, when I was a kid if you had issues they were yours alone and you either worked through them or you sank. In my opinion it led to generations of people suffering when they didn’t always need to. There is, of course, the other side when unless you’ve got issues you’re somehow weird or in denial. We don’t have to have issues, it’s not mandatory, but when we do we need to get them fixed.
There are two simultaneous courses to getting fixed. Medical, where professional help can treat the problem and friends and family who can help share your pain and be there for you. That’s the idea behind Hold On Tight. We’re never alone, all we have to do is reach out and offer a helping hand.
And if you see a helping hand take it and Hold On Tight.