by Jerry Guthrie

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Free of You - ft. Shayna Strong 60% of earnings will be donated to "To Write Love on Her Arms" - a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. Website: twloha.com This is my song of triumph over alcohol. My anthem. The writing of the song spanned my entire fight with alcoholism. Not that the song is so intricate or complex that it took a long period to write, but rather one of those songs that a few lines were jotted down and forgotten about until a later date. The first lines of the song were written in my early 20's inspired by a segment on a news journal about drug addiction. Little did I know that I was about to start my own journey into addiction, except with alcohol instead of drugs. The chorus and music was written during one of my periods of sobriety. By my late 20's I had the song finished (minus the solo which was written recently). A friend had suggested that I wait to record the song until I could honestly say I was "free" of alcohol. I agreed, though I didn't think it would take another 20 years for that to be true. The song is written sounding like a break up song, and if I didn't explain it further, that would be the perception. I was once asked why I didn't put some lines in the song that would make the meaning more obvious, to which my reply is that alcoholism/drug addiction is a love affair. The most one sided, selfish, possessive relationship anyone could ever have, but a love affair none the less. Those who have been through the struggle will understand the association, those who haven't can still relate to the relationship aspect. I hope to give those who are still struggling inspiration to keep fighting. As of this writing I am 7 years sober. If I can do it, so can you. Never give up the fight. We are in this together. Shayna Strong - Vocals Jerry Guthrie - Rhythm and Lead Guitar, Bass, Drums Music and Lyrics Written by Jerry Guthrie Be sure to check out the vocalist for this song Shayna Strong, She has some awesome music herself. www.shayna-strong.de all rights reserved

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60% of earnings will be donated to "To Write Love on Her Arms" - a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. Website: twloha.com This is my song of triumph over alcohol. My anthem. The writing of the song spanned my entire fight with alcoholism. Not that the song is so intricate or complex that it took a long period to write, but rather one of those songs that a few lines were jotted down and forgotten about until a later date. The first lines of the song were written in my early 20's inspired by a segment on a news journal about drug addiction. Little did I know that I was about to start my own journey into addiction, except with alcohol instead of drugs. The chorus and music was written during one of my periods of sobriety. By my late 20's I had the song finished (minus the solo which was written recently). A friend had suggested that I wait to record the song until I could honestly say I was "free" of alcohol. I agreed, though I didn't think it would take another 20 years for that to be true. The song is written sounding like a break up song, and if I didn't explain it further, that would be the perception. I was once asked why I didn't put some lines in the song that would make the meaning more obvious, to which my reply is that alcoholism/drug addiction is a love affair. The most one sided, selfish, possessive relationship anyone could ever have, but a love affair none the less. Those who have been through the struggle will understand the association, those who haven't can still relate to the relationship aspect. I hope to give those who are still struggling inspiration to keep fighting. As of this writing I am 7 years sober. If I can do it, so can you. Never give up the fight. We are in this together. Shayna Strong - Vocals Jerry Guthrie - Rhythm and Lead Guitar, Bass, Drums Music and Lyrics Written by Jerry Guthrie Be sure to check out the vocalist for this song Shayna Strong, She has some awesome music herself. www.shayna-strong.de all rights reserved
- Jerry Guthrie
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Bulevardi  3 months ago
 
Bulevardi tipped 1 coin on "Free of You - ft. Shayna Strong"
Jerry Guthrie replied  2 years ago
 
Thank you! I've always liked reading the origins and writers meaning of songs myself so I thought I would pass that on in my own music.
Jerry Guthrie replied  2 years ago
 
Thank you!
Ken Minty  2 years ago
 
Ken Minty tipped 5 coins on "Free of You - ft. Shayna Strong"
Ken Minty  2 years ago
 
good song - strong vocal - nicely done!
Jerry Guthrie replied  2 years ago
 
Thank you! :)
Kingdom Kome Cuts  2 years ago
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Shayna, you got a very powerful voice. This makes the whole track rocks!
Evon Rodgers  2 years ago
 
Nice job!
Jerry Guthrie replied  2 years ago
 
Thank you!
Ron Bowes  2 years ago
 
Ron Bowes tipped 1 coin on "Free of You - ft. Shayna Strong"
Flower House  2 years ago
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Nice track!
Jerry Guthrie  2 years ago
 
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