Song Highlight: Helped Me To Stand

[Photo Credit: Peter Conlan]

[Photo Credit: Peter Conlan]

This month’s song highlight is “Helped Me To Stand”, recorded on David Willersdorf’s “Outside the Inside” album in Nashville.

“‘Helped Me To Stand’ is a song that celebrates the true friends we have in life - the crazy people who 'get' us and who hang about through life's ups and downs. It's a bit of a travelling song which came about on one of my tours as I thought about all the travelling companions I've shared the road with and who have made life loads of fun.”

Helped Me To Stand

Verse 1:

When I needed a friend
That’s when you found me and lent me a hand
It’s been a long, lonesome road
And when I saw you, it gave me such hope

Chorus:

You’ve been a friend to me, in all of my ways
How we survived through all those dark days
We got a sweet history
When all there was, was just you and me
And, oh, you helped me to stand
And, oh, you helped me to stand

Verse 2:

We had no place to go
So we wandered through deserts and snow
We went high, we went low
And so we journeyed to the end of the road

Bridge:

‘Cause what we had, it was a driving force, a mighty force
What we pursued, it was running horse, that crazy horse
When we fell down, we found our feet again, right near the end
We found a way through to love

Words and Music by David Willersdorf
© 2017 David Willersdorf / Whistletone