Singled Out: Night Lights' Take My Hand
I wrote the lyrics to "Take My Hand" at a time when I was desperate for change. I think I realized that people from our generation are discovering something inside of them doesn't quite fit with the world around us as it is. We're all unsatisfied because we have been tasked with discovering purpose in a world that doesn't sustain the dreams that call us. It hit me very hard towards the end of my college career. I didn't know what my purpose was, and I for sure didn't want to get stuck making money so I could spend my life. So I started soul searching, and mind you, I still am soul searching, but I came to some powerful realizations. I realized that if I did anything for my own sake, that it was pretty pointless. Like if I just did life for the sake of me and what I could gain from things, I'd turn up empty. So, I started putting my theory to the test and paying more attention to friends, to random people, and to my surroundings, and the more I extended a hand, the more I found the people around me were saving me from my depression and concurrently I from theirs.
So this song is kind of an ode to all the people whom have extended their hands to me, and whom are relentless in loving, forgiving, and embracing someone else in spite of all the crap they carry. As a band, were all hoping that the song inspires and reminds people of the importance of selflessness and how selflessness may in turn lead to self discovery and appreciation.