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Relinquish

(by Niya Nolting)


1st Verse

Feelin’ down. Feelin’ low.

Got nowhere, nowhere to go.

Future looks bright but the night has taken its toll.

I gave you my heart. I gave you my soul.

I didn’t hold nothing back. Ooh, baby girl.


1st Chorus

So I surrender. I surrender. I release. I let go.

Oh, oh. Oh, oh.

I relinquish control.


2nd Verse

I gave my body. I gave my soul. I gave you my glow.


2nd Chorus

So I surrender. I surrender. I release. I let go.

Oh, oh. Oh, oh.

I relinquish control.


3rd Chorus

Surrender. I surrender. I relinquish control.


The purpose of this song is to capture a person's essence.


It is the most unique song I have ever written and recorded. Perfectly in line with Luna, my 27-year-old daughter, being the most unique being I have ever encountered.


A few years ago, Luna was going through a hard time, and there was only so much I could do. It was when her life truly became her own.


"Relinquish" is about letting go as a parent and passing on the torch.


I gave her my entire life from being a young mom of 22, all I had to give, my beauty, my strength, my internal glow, my nourishment, both in and out of the kitchen. She has all of it.


This song has a slow, languid tempo, just like Luna walks through life. I had never written in this key or time signature, 5/6, which gives the tempo a snap and pop. It’s a