Ray Lamontagne and tearsApril 25, 2009
If you have never heard of Ray you should, he is the best kept secret of art in the US. I went to his concert last night. I sang along and smiled and danced until he finally sang “Let it Be Me”….
There may come a time, a time in everyones life
where nothin seems to go your way
where nothing seems to turn out right
there may come a time, you just cant seem to find your way
for every door you walk on to, seems like they get slammed in your face
thats when you need someone, someone that you can call.
and when all your faith is gone
feels like you cant go on
let it be me
if its a friend that you need
let it be me
feels like your always commin on home
pockets full of nothin and you got no cash
no matter where you turn you aint got no place to stand
reach out for something and they slap your hand
now i remember all to well
just how it feels to be all alone
you feel like youd give anything
for just a little place you can call your own
thats when you need someone, someone that you can call
and when all your faith is gone let it be me.
I used to listen to this song and feel inspired. I thought of God and of hope. I thought of how when your chips are down, when things are tough at least you always have God…. This time when I heard it, and heard him sing it live and raw with passion every wall I kept up to make it through this concert collapsed and I fell back in my seat shuddering with sobs. I felt so alone, so empty. Yet in the strangest sense, those tears felt healing…
The song is here.