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Learn To Let Go

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"Learn To Let Go"
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Artist Kesha
Album Rainbow
Single release July 27, 2017
Length 3:37
Writers Kesha
Pebe Sebert
Stuart Crichton
Producers Ricky Reed
Stuart Crichton
Label RCA
Kemosabe

"Learn To Let Go" is track number six on Kesha's album Rainbow. The song is written by Kesha, Pebe Sebert, and Stuart Crichton and serves as the second promotional single for the album.

Background and inspiration

The song was first mentioned in an interview with The New York Times. The interviewer described it as "something you’d hear in heavy rotation on radio with Kesha’s beautiful, low voice singing that a happy ending is up to you." "The only way to truly evolve is to let the past be the past and move forward with an open heart. If you let your demons haunt you, they will haunt you forever. Learn from your mistakes but don’t dwell on them, and if you feel like someone has wronged you, let that be their problem – not yours. As much as our past creates who we are, we can't let it define us or hold us back. And especially if you've been through something hard, and we all have, you can't hold on to resentment because it's like a poison. You have to learn to let go of those bad feelings and move forward" -Kesha to the HuffPost


Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Been a prisoner of the past
Had a bitterness when I looked back
Was telling everyone it's not that bad
'Til all my shit hit the fan

[Pre-Chorus]
I know I'm always like
Telling everybody you don't gotta be a victim
Life ain't always fair, but hell is living in resentment
Choose redemption
Your happy ending's up to you

[Chorus]
I think it's time to practice what I preach
Exorcise the demons inside me
Whoa, gotta learn to let it go
The past can't haunt me if I don't let it
Live and learn and never forget it
Whoa, gotta learn to let it go

[Verse 2]
Had a boogieman under my bed
Putting crazy thoughts inside my head
Always whispering, "It's all your fault."
He was telling me, "No, you're not that strong."
 

[Pre-Chorus]
I know I'm always like
Telling everybody you don't have to be a victim
Life ain't always fair, but hell is living in resentment
Choose redemption
Your happy ending's up to you

[Chorus]
So, I think it's time to practice what I preach
Exorcise the demons inside me
Whoa, gotta learn to let it go
The past can't haunt me if I don't let it
Live and learn and never forget it
Whoa, gotta learn to let it go

[Post-Chorus]
Hey-eh-eh-eh, yeah
Hey-eh-eh-eh, yeah
Learn to let go, learn to let go
Hey-eh-eh-eh, yeah
Hey-eh-eh-eh, yeah
Learn to let go, learn to let go

[Bridge]
I'm done reliving my bad decisions
I see now maybe there's a reason
Why, I, I, I, I, I, I been through hell and back
Yeah, honestly, it's what made me who I am
Holding on to wasted time
Gotta learn to let go in life
 

[Chorus]
So I think it's time to practice what I preach
Exorcise the demons inside me
Whoa, gotta learn to let it go
The past can't haunt me if I don't let it
Live and learn and never forget it
Whoa, gotta learn to let it go

[Post-Chorus]
Hey-eh-eh-eh, yeah
Hey-eh-eh-eh, yeah
Learn to let go, learn to let go
Hey-eh-eh-eh, yeah
Hey-eh-eh-eh, yeah
Learn to let go, learn to let go

Music Video

The accompanying video was released on July 27, 2017.

References