• charlie linnell

how do we win? 2018.12.14



hello! my first single is out on spotify this month and i'm really happy that i get to share it with you. if you've found your way to this blogpost it either means i've been nagging you or you've willingly searched for the song on my site. either way - thank you and welcome!

this song was produced by yours truly. i worked with some talented musicians and producers as well. on violin we have kat bula from seattle, wa, usa. fredrik jonsson from stockholm, sweden, on contra bas. check them out on soundcloud. and also mastering engineer philip marsden (www.philipmarsdenmusic.com). if you guys read this post, thank you!

i will now tell you some inside information about the song! this song represents heartache, sad feelings and the determination to move on...

how do we win? (HDWW)

perhaps you've been there yourself. a broken relationship. broken trust. It's all a mess. you've held on for too long and it's time to let go. even though it hurts you know it's the right thing to do. based on my past experiences, HDWW starts with a hopeful but still broken point of view, so to say. you see, the person wants to wait for the relationship to be better and at the same time wants for this feeling of love to disappear. there is a wall around the partner, a wall you can't see with your eyes. but it's there. at the end of the song, the person is the one that has given up. but now, the partner comes back. when it's too late.

love is always tricky to write about. i feel that sad lyrics goes together with a happy melody.

HOW DO WE WIN? LYRICS I know it's all real and I don't want to hide

You know I got caught when I looked in your eyes

With a laugh so contagious, a crooked smile

I long for this feeling to pass by

I waited for ages to find my way back

With bruises from heartaches I got from my past

And I just want to know how you feel deep inside

For you, I'll wait for a long time

If I ask you

Will you show me?

Hidden in yourself

A wall around you

Can't break through it

I know it quite well

Just tell me how to let me in

Just tell me how you've been

Instead we're broken

Something isn't here

So tell me love

How do we win?

And one day I'll tell you that I don't want to stay

And one day I'll tell you that I gave up that day

Now you're waiting for ages to find your way back

I promise you'll wait for a long time

If I ask you

Will you show me?

Hidden in yourself

A wall around you

Can't break through it

I know it quite well

Just tell me how to let me in

Just tell me how you've been

Instead we're broken

Something isn't here

Instead we're losing track of what is here

Please let me in and tell me where you've been

Tell me love - How do we win?

with more insight of the single, i really hope you enjoy it!

- charlie

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