Jessica talks about her song “Let Him Fly”

Last Christmas, just after the breakup with now ex-husband Nick Lachey, Jessica listened to Patty Griffin’s “Let Him Fly”, one of her favourite songs, with her little sister Ashlee. The song comforted her and the two girls “laid there listening to the song and just cried and cried like babies” said Jessica.

While the girls have had a bit of sibling rivalry in the past (Ashlee even singing about being in the shadow of older sister Jess), they’ve been there for each other in the rough times. Think Ashlee on Saturday Night Live. Think Jessica and Nick’s breakup.

“In a lot of ways, my sister really gave me the strength to pull through this really hard time. And it was just lying there and being with her that got me through it. I knew everything would be OK. The song is about how sometimes you just have to know when to let something go. And that was that moment. And I had to sing it.” said Jessica.

“Let Him Fly” is the last song on her new album which comes out on August 29th.

Lyrics to Let Him Fly:

Ain’t no talkin to this man
Ain’t no pretty other side
Ain’t no way to understand the stupid words of pride
It would take an acrobat, and I already tried all that so
I’m gonna let him fly
Things can move at such a pace
The second hand just waved goodbye
You know the light has left his face
But you can’t recall just where or why
So there was really nothing to it
I just went and cut right through it
I said I’m gonna let him fly
There’s no mercy in a live wire
No rest at all in freedom
Of the choices we are given it’s no choice at all
The proof is in the fire
You touch before it moves away
But you must always know how long to stay and when to go
And there ain’t no talkin to this man
He’s been tryin to tell me so
It took awhile to understand the beauty of just letting go
Cause it would take an acrobat, I already tried all that
I’m gonna let him fly
I’m gonna let him fly
I’m gonna let him fly

Posted by Posted by Rachel at 8/9/2006 |

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