Live Again

by Melissa James

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Taken from the forthcoming record from MelissaJames entitled "Stripped Back" which is to be released in 2016, "Live Again" is the lead single from the album. This song was recorded as live at Cowshed Studios London.

CREDITS
Song written by: Melissa James / Ross Lorraine
Piano: Arthur Lea
Filming: Musical Pictures

THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG
"Live Again" was inspired by the stories of those close to Melissa during mentally challenging periods of their lives. People whom she knew well and whom she witnessed struggling to get to grips with their own lives; people who had trouble asking for - and even accepting that - they needed help yet she could see that, through their behaviour, help was precisely what they wanted. Unable to express this directly to anyone, Melissa put her feelings into this song.

"Live Again" is Melissa's reminder to herself and to others that we can all be sufferers of mental health illness on some level. It is also her way of trying to encourage greater awareness of, and compassion for, mental health issues generally.

The "Live Again" video is being used to support the work of mental health charity, SANE.

On February 27th, 2016, a public "big sing" - "SING4SANE" - will take place at a #CaffeNero coffee shop, which will see Melissa gather alongside a group of like-minded individuals to perform this song. The event will fundraise for mental health charity, SANE.

For more information on SANE, visit: sane.org.uk

FOLLOW MELISSA
Official website: melissa-james.com
Twitter: twitter.com/MelissaJamesUK
Facebook: facebook.com/MelissaJamesUK
Soundcloud: Soundcloud.com/MelissaJames
Bandcamp: melissajames.bandcamp.com

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Live Again
© Melissa James

Can anybody hear me calling?
Will anyone see that I’m falling?
Is there somebody who cares to listen?
To anything I dare to mention?

Oh, but I know
It isn’t all about me

Could it be that there’s another like me?
Someone who understands what I feel?
Will they see that I am lost and lonely?
Just trying to figure out my story?

Oh, but I know
Life isn’t all about me

All I want is to be free
From the battles of my mind
They keep my thoughts locked-up inside
But I don’t know how to be
Anyone but who I’ve been
I want to start to live again

Can someone hear the screams inside me?
I’m crying though my face looks smiley
Might say I understand love’s meaning
But I’ve never really known its feeling

Oh, but I know
That it’s not all about me

Will you forgive me of my words that hurt you?
Believe me how I never meant to
I speak yet it’s not me that’s talking
It’s just a fragment of my mind unloading

How I know, I know, I know
That it aint all about me

Cause all I want is to be free
From the chains that bind my mind
They keep anxieties inside
But I don’t know how to be
Anyone but who I’ve been
I want to start to live again

And I wanna turn my world around
But I need my feet firm on the ground
Cause I think I am ready to start to change, yes I am
But first I need some help to find my way

All I want is to be free
From the battles of my mind
They keep my thoughts locked-up inside
But I don’t know how to be, yeah
Anyone but who I’ve been
I wanna start to live again

Can anybody hear me calling?
I want someone to help me now I’m falling
Is there somebody who cares to listen?
To anything I dare to mention?

Won’t somebody hear me calling?
I want someone to catch me now I’m falling
I’m laughing but inside I’m dying
I think I’m ready now to live again

Won’t you please come and help me now to live again?
Come on and hold my hand and tell me how to live again
Won’t you show me how, I’m ready now to live again
I wanna start to live again

credits

released March 25, 2016
Written by Melissa James / Ross Lorraine

Melissa James (vocals)
Arthur Lea (piano & backing vocals)
Mixed by Joe Leach / Nick Trepka
Recorded at Cowshed Studios, London

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