“Like We Always Do” – the song I recorded in a borrowed car.

Sometimes, opportunities show up at the most inconvenient times. In this case, it was a TAXI listing that was right up my alley but I was away from the studio on an unexpected trip. I usually travel with at least some gear, but this time, I was convinced I wouldn’t need it. Of course, Murphy’s law. I found a cheap USB mic to borrow. Thankfully, my collaborator John was up for the challenge on the production side and we cooked up this tune in no time.

You might wonder how I managed to record vocals? Well. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. I borrowed someone’s car and sat in it for a few hours. We can do a lot with very little if we’re willing to get creative and make things happen. Next time your neighbor’s dog/TV is keeping you from doing your takes, remember that booth you got in the garage. It’s not the best, but it can work!

LIKE WE ALWAYS DO

Music & lyrics by Sherry-Lynn Lee, production by John Navarrette

Sometimes I wish that you could see
How strong you look from here
Embrace it, you and me
We’re ready to be fierce

Coz we put up a good fight
There’s no bravery without fear
So what if we’re scared?
And what if we’ll do this anyway?

We won’t let go
We’ll see this through like we always do
Together there’s nothing we can’t face
Hand in hand, we’ll rise again
Like we always do
Like we always do

Sometimes we try we do our best
And still fall short but
Remember, don’t give up
Gotta be in to win the game

And we put up a good fight
There’s no bravery without risk
So what if we miss?
And what if we’d do it anyway?

We won’t let go
We’ll see this through like we always do
Together there’s nothing we can’t face
Hand in hand, we’ll rise again
Like we always do
Like we always do

We’ll rise step by step
We’ll fight hand in hand
We’ll rise step by step
We’ll fight hand in hand
Like we always do

We won’t let go
We’ll see this through like we always do
Together there’s nothing we can’t face
Hand in hand, we’ll rise again
Like we always do

Like we always do (Like we always, like we always do)
Like we always do (Like we always, like we always do)
Like we always do (Like we always, like we always do)
Like we always do

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