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Gotta Let Go
Gotta Let Go
Length: 3:25
Released: June 1, 2018
Writers: Griffin Boice, Charlie Scene, Danny, Funny Man, J-Dog,
Johnny 3 Tears
Producers: Courtney Ballard, Jarod Poythress
Album: Psalms
Last single: Whatever It Takes (Mixtape)
Next single: Another Level
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Gotta Let Go is a first single from the band's third extended play, Psalms. It premiered on 94.1 Radio on May 21, 2018 and released on June 1.

Background

Johnny 3 Tears explained its meaning: "At times when we look at the past, we only see the struggles and the hardships. We too often forget about the good moments because we are blinded by the pain we all go through. This song is about letting go of that pain so we can see that life can be a beautiful experience."

Music video

The music video for the song was released on June 27, 2018.

Lyrics

Charlie Scene: I just want a life that seems a little better than a dream
But I just can't seem to get on my feet
So I gotta let go, gotta let go, gotta let go
I hope someday that you will know

Johnny 3 Tears: I sit back and think about the life I've had
So much to change but I can't go back
What happened to that kid who used to play in the street?
I think about that kid, he looked just like me
Had a smile, had a home, never grew old
When we grow up, do we have to grow cold?
Spent his whole life looking for salvation
Never realized nobody could save him
So all these words, for what they're worth
I know it's hard, I know it hurts
And we laugh at the past 'cause that's how we learn
Welcome to the world, now let's watch it burn

Charlie Scene: I just want a life that seems a little better than a dream
But I just can't seem to get on my feet
So I gotta let go, gotta let go, gotta let go
I hope someday that you will know
You gotta let go, gotta let go
I hope someday you'll understand

Sometimes I sit and wish that I could see
A future picture of an older me
Would he be smiling and would he be happy?
Would he say a thousand words while looking right at me?
Is he different or the same old me?
Is he still chasing after these same old dreams?
I know that I'll never reach perfection
At least he could point me in the right direction
Some grow old and some grow cold
They'd sell their souls for a heart of gold
God only knows where the hell would I be
If I had the old me sitting beside me

I just want a life that seems a little better than a dream
But I just can't seem to get on my feet
So I gotta let go, gotta let go, gotta let go
I hope someday that you will know
You gotta let go, gotta let go
I hope someday you'll understand

(So I gotta let go)
No one knows what it's like to be alone
Please tell me, is anyone out there?
(So I gotta let go)
No one knows what it's like to be alone
Please tell me, is anyone out there?

(I just want a life that seems a little better than a dream)

Background vocals

Personnel

Hollywood Undead
Additional

Trivia

  • First, there was a grenade on the cover, but it was replaced by a globe because of problems with the radio.