fripodding and letting go: “let go” dewayne woods


Today’s friPodding song is a gospel song. It’s actually rather personal to me since I made my connection to it around the time I was on my rollercoaster days this week.

The song itself was presented to me by my church’s choir director, who also happens to be my mother. She requested this be my next song for me to lead the choir in. At first, I was apprehensive, I’ll admit. It’s a beautiful song and all, but of the songs I sing, there’s some kind of emotional connection I have to it that helps me give it that spiritual feeling to sing it. And, well, I just wasn’t feeling this one.

Not until last night when I managed to make it to choir rehearsal. (I’m in my Spanish classes at the time, which disables me from making it to rehearsals.) But at this point, I was feeling a little on the low side. My mother asked me again if I’d lead the song, I declined, so she took over.

However, while the song played, I started to connect to just about every single line. Then we started to sing it, and I thought by dodging the solo parts, I would be okay. Wrong. Even the chorus started tugging at my heart strings.

That’s right folks, as happy-go-lucky as I like to pretend to be, I was feeling rather emotional. But this song helped pull me through. And I don’t make it secret that I’m a Christian either, so I know God was definitely in the mix for making this song mean something for me.

But I kid you not; this song was torture to get through without having a breakdown. An hour-long torture. I’m not necessarily ashamed to cry in front of my church family, but there’s a pseudo-reputation I like to maintain, you know? And I knew if I led the song that night feeling how I was feeling, the entire choir would’ve been in tears right along with me. For all I know, the very same thing could happen whenever we sing it on Sunday for the first time. The same thing happened when my mom first sang the song All The Way. (This is not the actual song, it’s a piano tutorial but you’ll hear the melody at the beginning. I couldn’t find the real song on YouTube, but it’s by Carlton Pearson if you’re interested.)

So enough babble from me about the song, let’s actually hear it now. It’s called Let Go by DeWayne Woods. I’m not very familiar with his work, but my mom could imagine me singing this song. And after the week I’ve been through, I have a reason to sing it.

The song, as the title suggest, is about letting go of whatever problems or issues you are struggling with and let God take care of it. The singer looks back on his past and realizes, “Hey, God got me out of some tough spots. Why am I concerned now? He’ll do it again.” Well, something like that.

I personally don’t care for the music video, but that’s my opinion. The song itself is the focus today, so enjoy what you hear.

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One comment on “fripodding and letting go: “let go” dewayne woods
  1. Caren says:

    Thanks for sharing this. They are both beautiful songs. I’ve found myself emotional and teary singing both of them. I’m glad you lead it now…God bless!!

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