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I Got Your Back

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This song was written to remind us to be there for those close to us. Mental health is an important issue in society today, and too many of us are keeping our issues to ourselves rather than asking for help. Often our closest friends and family are going through tough times on the inside and we have no idea. This song serves two purposes. It is a call to everyone to be open to sharing their problems and to know they have people there to support them. It is also a reminder to look deeper and more carefully at your loved ones and to make sure they know you have their back.

My home of New Zealand is often touted as a paradise - 'clean, green, peaceful and beautiful'. And it is! However we have one of the highest suicide rates in the western world. That rate is far worse when you look at the statistics of teenagers. I believe this to be a cultural thing. Specifically, men often don't share feelings and emotions for fear of looking like 'less of a man'. This is a cultural attitude I want to break. In my song I Got Your Back, there are two men, one consoling the other after a break up. One mate, looking after the other, just how it should be.

As you listen to this song, please know that help is there if you seek it, but also be reminded to watch out for the people you care about. Let them know you're there to break their fall.

100% of the proceeds of the song will be donated to the Lifeline Aotearoa charity, an organisation in NZ that provides help to people and families suffering from depression. Lifeline operates 24/7 helplines manned by volunteers to give people in tough situations comfort. They are solely reliant on public donations and currently do not receive any government funding.

Please support this song and help us raise money for this heroic organisation so they can continue doing what they do!

Ant

Lyrics

When you feel misunderstood
She’s packed her things and left for good
I got your back
Driving home in disbelief
Tears rolling, salt stains on your sleeve
I got your back

Although you’re feeling small
I’ll be there to take your call

Cos I've got your back
Like you had mine in my darkest hour
When all you see black
You can lean on me, we’ll forget this day together
Cos you know I got your back
You know I got your back

You can cry, just let it out
Tonight we’ll lift away the clouds
Cos I got your back
Tomorrow we’ll be moving on
You know that life’s a marathon
And I got your back

Although you’ve lost it all
I’m here to break your fall
Cos I've got your back
Like you had mine in my darkest hour
When all you see black
You can lean on me, we’ll forget this day together
Cos you know I got your back

Just trust me, you’ll soon see
This is just one moment of your long, long life
Believe it, that’s the spirit
Soon, it’ll be your time to thrive

Cos I've got your back
Like you had mine in my darkest hour
When all you see black
You can lean on me, we’ll forget this day together
Cos I got your back
Like you had mine in my darkest hour
When all you see black
You can lean on me, we’ll forget this day together
Cos you know I got your back
You know I've got your back
You know I got your back, ohhh
I got your back