Maddi Lane daughter of late Warrant singer Jani Lane covers "Stronger Now"
I was asked to sing at the UNC Kenan Flagler graduation ceremony on behalf of the Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship this coming May, and I was honored, excited, and nervous. The song I chose was one my favorite songs of my dad’s called “Stronger Now”. At the time, I felt that it related well to all of us enduring the ups and downs of becoming adults throughout college and learning to navigate this crazy life—a bittersweet ode to end our college experience. Unfortunately, this pandemic halted my ability to not only perform this song, but for us to even have a graduation ceremony, to do all of our “lasts” before graduating, to go on the many trips we all had planned. In essence, this has brought immense change to our lives, but it’s up to us to make the most of this and come out on the other side stronger, rather than let it consume us. In light of this, I feel more obligated than ever to release this song. Art and music are forms of expression that are timeless, dependable, and allow us to come together, to be inspired, to escape from what’s overwhelming us, and to see things from a different perspective. As a society, we’re having to dig deep and get uncomfortable in order to combat this virus, but once this is finally over, we’ll be so much stronger. All of the proceeds will go towards Nourish NC to provide meals for the children that are being impacted by the coronavirus right now.
You can listen or buy the track at the link below.
I held you for a moment in my hands The moment with you slipped away like sand Through my fingers now In front of me a choice I have to make To carry on or simply fade away I lose you either way I'd like to say that it was easy, it was hard To say goodbye, I thought that I would die Letting go of you, was so hard to do And I thought that it would kill me but I made It through somehow, and I'm so much stronger now I gave to you my love and my respect But I could never make you love me back I denied it so I grew bitter watching you grow cold My life became your prison, took it's toll I decided Like a bird that's trapped Inside a gilded cage It's hard to set it free Hurts to watch it Fly away Letting go of you, was so hard to do And I thought that it would kill me but I made It through somehow, and I'm so much stronger now So much stronger now [Instrumental] Letting go of you, was so hard to do And I thought that it would kill me but I made It through somehow, and I'm so much stronger now Oh I'm so much stronger now Yes I'm so much stronger now
released April 11, 2020 Produced and Recorded by Tom Gossin.
Maddie also previously recorded a version of Warrant's "Heaven".