JSJII's Behind The Song - Stronger by Jeffrey Scott Joslin II
JSJII's Behind The Song
Stronger by Jeffrey Scott Joslin II
I was initially commissioned by Songfinch to write a song for their partership with the Susan G. Komen foundation. They were planning on releasing a limited edition vinyl record for the More Than Pink campaign. The campaign would benefit women who were struggling with breast cancer and help inspire them with hope at this challenging time in their lives. Naturally I was excited to contribute to this cause, but this particular issue also hit home in a timely fashion.
During that time my aunt was also diagnosed with breast cancer and was beginning chemotherapy and radiation. As a mother of 5, you can imagine how this might be a frightening situation for her and all of us in a large family unit. Unfortunately my aunt lives in Maryland and flights back and forth don't come cheap. In this midst of these situations when distance separates you from the ones you love, you feel helpless and unable to comfort.
Thankfully, I was able to put my sentiments into this song in a way that would encourage my aunt and many other women who were going through the same struggles.
I hope you enjoy this song, and if you know someone who is battling with breast cancer currently, share this song with them. It was written specifically to give them hope and help to strengthen them in their fight against cancer.
I hope you enjoy this song and it inspires you no matter where you are in your life.
Written, performed, produced & mixed by Jeffrey Scott Joslin II
When your life starts to crumble
For reasons that you cannot understand
Everything wants to try and knock you down
Every time you find the strength to stand
And you're lost and scared
And you don't know what to do
Let me tell you the truth
Everything you need my friend is deep inside of you
You are stronger
Than you've ever been
You are standing on the shoulders
Of your family and your friends
So you can stare that fear right the eye
And tell him that his time has come to an end
Cause you’re stronger than you've ever been
See the faces that you love
Those who love you to the moon
They'll be standing there beside you
To help to see you through
And if you start wonder
If you walk this road alone
Look around you at the hearts
That'll never let you go
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