Let The Wind - Francine Honey

Let The Wind… A song of healing and forgiveness.

I started writing this song in 2009 when I first picked up the pen again. I had gone to the Grand Canyon years earlier and the wind and scenery were amazing! It was a religious experience! The wind shook things loose and I realized that I was holding onto guilt for no reason. This song took over 10 years to finish or should I say, it took 10 years for the song to be finished with me. It is the song that allowed me to forgive myself, to stop feeling guilty about everything, to stop feeling not good enough, to unlocking my voice with Beth Nielsen Chapman, back to Arizona with my Crystal Singing Bowl teacher Ashana. Until you forgive yourself, you can never truly be free. 
I placed this song here on the album because I feel we all need to free ourselves from the trauma of the pandemic and I feel this song epitomizes the cathartic moments that one experiences in life to gain freedom.  For me it was the Grand Canyon. 

This is another song that I recorded in 2019 in Nashville live off the floor with the band and I didn’t quite know where it would fit but that it was important to record.  I feel it was meant for this place in the album.  When you find the hope, you must then move forward with forgiveness and healing and in my case, I need to forgive myself and let go of the sense of responsibility that I had taken on myself that was never asked of me and free myself from being stuck. and when I wake on those days, “Amazing Grace” is in my head.  This is the first recording with my Crystal Singing Bowls.  For this song, I am simply playing one bowl, my heart bowl.

I still feel stuck sometimes, but I know that I have come a long way in the journey.  How about you? 

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From the album: I Carry On (2021)

Song Lyrics

Let The Wind
Francine Honey (SOCAN)

I fall to my knees for forgiveness
On the rock of the canyon’s edge
Wind blowin’ in my hair  
Endless cliffs all shades of red
And the rain it starts falling
Pouring from my eyes        

Chorus:

Let the wind, let the wind set me free                                  
Let the wind, let the wind set me free 
Cause I am stuck, I am stuck inside of me

Release me

 

Searching through the edges of my mind
Wondering why it’s always my fault 
Feel guilty for all that I’ve done
And all the pain I could not stop 
And the rain it starts falling
Pouring from my eyes  

Repeat Chorus

Confession
(forgive me father for I have sinned)
Absolution  
(in the name of the father and the son)
And the Sign of the Cross 
(and the Holy Spirit, Hail Mary)
You’ve given me your forgiveness, but I can’t give it to myself    
I’m down here on my knees, begging
Repeat Chorus
Set me free

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ALBUM CREDITS

Francine Honey: Lead and Background Vocals, Crystal Singing Bowls
Verlon Thompson: Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Will Kimbrough: Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Harmonica, Background Vocals
Fats Kaplin: Electric Guitar, Lap Steel, Violin
Dan Mitchell: Piano, Flugle Horn, Background Vocals
Dean Marold: Bass, Background Vocals
Neilson Hubbard: Drums, Background Vocals
Megan McCormick: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Lap Steel, Background Vocals
Juan Solorzano: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar and Lap Steel
Pat Buchanan: Acoustic Guitar
Robert Gray: Vocals “I Carry On” (Duet), Background Vocals


Danial Washburn: Background Vocals
(Recorded by Andy Thompson, Northumberland Music Studio)
Fabio lngratta: Background Vocals (Recorded by Fabio lngratta)
Dylan Alldredge: Recording Engineer
Recorded at Skinny Elephant Recording, Nashville, TN & The Honey Music Hive, Leamington, ON
Mixed by Dylan Alldredge and Neilson Hubbard
Produced by Neilson Hubbard
Mastered by Jim DeMain at YES Master
Album Photos by Jeff Fasano
Artwork by Brock Lewis
Produced by Neilson Hubbard
Mastered by Jim DeMain at YES Master
Cover Photo by Jeff Fasano
© ℗ 2020 Francine Honey (SOCAN) Published by SongsByFrancine

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