The Lovely Gary Barlow

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Obviously no reason is needed to swoon over pictures of the gorgeous Gary Barlow. Like a good wine he improves year on year. Oh what a lovely man he is!

However, sadly there is another reason for featuring him on todays’s blog. Nobody is safe from the cruelties of life. Despite his fame, fortune and success, he also experienced the heartbreak of having a stillborn child, named Poppy. His single, Let Me Go, was written about this traumatic period in his life which left him and his wife Dawn devastated.

Speaking to James Corden, he was asked if the song was written about his stillborn child. Nodding, Gary says “yeah” before revealing: “It keeps a life and a flame in the whole thing… It’s not my voice, it’s someone else’s.”

It is written from the perspective of the child he lost. Knowing what the subject of the song, it is a surprisingly upbeat song. But that only serves to enhance the message and tone of the lyrics which are willing his parents to move on and let go. The lyrics are so beautifully poignant that it moves me to tears.

Here are the lyrics:

Let Me Go by Gary Barlow

A room full of sadness
A broken heart
And only me to blame
For every single part
No Science or Religion
Could make this whole
To be loved, but never loved
To have, but never hold
It’s a life alone, and a desperate need
To be held to be loved so
This is gonna take a bit of getting used to, but I know what’s right for you
Fly high and let me go
That sky will save your soul
When you pass by then you’ll know
That this gonna take a bit of getting used to but I know what’s right for you

Let me go

A head full of madness
And no where safe
When tears aren’t big enough, and love turns into hate
It’s a life alone, and a desperate need
To be held to be loved so That

this gonna take a bit of getting used to but I know what’s right for you

Fly high and let me go
That sky will save your soul
When you pass by then you’ll know
That this gonna take a bit of getting used to but I know what’s right for you
So let me go

Life will get better

Find the love I never gave ya

I know you lie there waiting all night long, so find where you belong

Fly high and let me go
That sky will save your soul
Fly high and let me go
That sky will save your soul
But this gonna take a bit of getting used to but I know what’s right for you
Let me go

Watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENrj5u_lrWw

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