Bye, Sad Girl by Hollyn

Gotee Records’ HOLLYN is coming out with a new 6-song EP, bye, sad girl., that will be released on September 6.  Leading up to the release in September, a new song will be available each month. I added the 3 that have been released so far to this post below.

“I often reflect on the times I’ve been alone… processing alone… those moments where you’re trying to figure it all out. We have all been there, like our feelings are waves 20 feet tall, about to capsule us and never let go. In those moments, all I wanted was a hug… for someone to look me in the eyes and let me know I was seen, I was loved, and I could make it through whatever was overwhelming me. If I wouldn’t have had people who volunteered to be there for me, acknowledge my feelings, and empower me, I don’t know where I’d be today.

Recently, I thought to myself… what about the girl who has no one? What is she going to do when grief swallows her and abandonment stings her soul? What if she doesn’t know there’s a God who loves her, or even refuses to believe in that kind of thing?

How do I give her a hug? How do I comfort her? Sit with her. Even though I’m thousands of miles away and we’ve never met?

By sharing my story, my grief, my abandonment, my freedom, my thoughts, my emotions… that might just bring her that sense of comfort she’s been waiting for. Because, you see, we are not alive to fix people’s problems, but to empower and love alongside them in the way they should go.”

“bye, sad girl.” is a deep part of my story. The project is told over the course of six songs, woven together, to portray the emotions of what it looks like to have a broken heart.

As the story unfolds, it doesn’t end with grief, but shows the beginning of joy. The lyrics paint the picture of embracing the death of something, and in the letting go, finding yourself again. I hope this piece of my heart inspires you to look inside yourself, know you’re loved for who you are in this moment, and empowers you to share your story. The world needs to hear your heart.

You are seen. You are not alone. Keep being vulnerable. ❤ hollyn

“isn’t it harmless?” had me in tears. Listen to it down below


This song definitely had me in my feels. I’ve been listening to Waste Love by Machine Kelly recently reflecting on my past toxic relationship. I really think that God sent me a message with this song. “LET GO HIS LIFE WAS NEVER YOURS TO CARRY” 😭

We’ve all found ourselves in a place of deception in which we’ve had to face it head on, and ended up stronger in the end. When we are invested in toxic relationships, emotional entanglements, we often don’t see them as harmless – but they are. Choose true love and true life. Jesus.


Hollyn has been posting “What are you saying bye to..?” posts on her Facebook.


With every good bye there are changes and pain, but God DOES put us back together again. When we show the cracks in our armor that is when His light can shine through.

bye, Fear to the unknown


“i don’t know if we can be friends”


“i feel bad for you”


“it’s an overview from start to finish, so you can know, it all works out in the end.⁣ i go back through time in my mind, remembering the full picture… from being upset, to fully confident. ⁣realizing that the sum of it all, was toxic. ⁣the emotion behind this song is heroic, free, and a sense of pride… that i had walked through hell, choosing to say “no”, and walking out stronger. “

Bye, Passive girl

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Hi :))) I’m gonna get straight to the point – over the past few years of my life I’ve discovered that the deepest fear of my heart is simply not being loved. Sounds silly at first, but it’s such a reality for me. That fear controlled a lot of my actions and decisions in my life, and passivity became the loudest voice in my head. The definition for passivity is “acceptance of what happens without active response or resistance.” I’m really good at pretending not to see what and who has hurt me – and that makes me feel strong. I feel like I’m doing the brave, self-sacrificing thing by overlooking hurt and unhealth in my relationships. Most importantly, I look past that toxicity because I don’t want to lose that person’s “love.” Over time, I’ve seen that that isn’t bravery, it’s just conflict avoidance, and shoving down my feelings isn’t strength, it’s passivity. So – that messy line above me says, “Bye, passive girl.” I’m done pretending I’m always ok so people love me. Simple as that. So here’s to real bravery!! ————————————— Thank you to my friend Holly for being vulnerable with your process so I could be vulnerable with mine!! You’ve created a project that draws out truth in people. Go download “i feel bad for you” on any music platform right now, humans. And then be watching for the rest of her “bye, sad girl” project – it’ll blow your mind. #byesadgirl

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Check out the hashtag #byesadgirl to read more stories


HERE IS “MY STORY”

Bye… Shame, thirst, Fear, insecurity, Depression, Anxiety, Bitterness, and abuse

You can read my testimony posts here

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Bye… Shame, Thirst, Fear, Insecurity, Depression, Anxiety, Bitterness, and Abuse▫️ ▫️ ▫️🔺To Read the Full Post Click Link 🔺 https://catsinthecradle.blog/2019/07/14/bye-sad-girl-by-hollyn/ ▫️▫️ “LET GO HIS LIFE WAS NEVER YOURS TO CARRY” 😭 ▫️ ▫️ (the below statements are from my @nfrealmusic posts I've written the past few weeks, the Holy Spirit is amazing at confirming our messages from God) ▫️▫️ I know I’m going through pain, and have made mistakes. I see things through a broken lens (from offenses). But, I’m glad that He uses even the dumb stuff to deliver His purpose! Even my shame has a purpose. He is bigger than me, what my heart knows, and bigger than my setbacks! I’m going to trust Him in the parentheses (what I can’t explain yet). God wants me to quit looking at what it was, and is wanting to use what it is now. Even though there have been offenses, he wants me to stop being offended. I need to grow up, mature, and get over it! Offenses are stepping stones, not hurdles when you have faith and surrender. It doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt, or that it was right. The memories and scars are still there. But, it takes faith to forgive and trust again. The healing takes place in the same place where Jesus’ scars are. Where I’m weak, He is strong. ▫️▫️ Joy is a focus before it is a feeling. My priority needs to be Jesus’ presence in my life. I need to focus on what God gave me to do, being a mom. https://bit.ly/2YRKZ6H ▫️▫️ This is when breakthroughs and miracles happen. I can stay stuck where I am, or decide that I want a miracle over any offense that comes my way. Offense is an event, being offended is a decision. Jesus wants to give me the grace and strength to “get over it”. #byesadgirl ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ My Testimony – ▫️ ☀️☀️Just Breath https://bit.ly/2G7JrOD ▫️ ☀️☀️Lay It Down https://bit.ly/32BKIXU ▫️▫️ P.S. Thank you @iamhollyn for using your anointing by being authentically you; influencing the world by meeting people right where they are, relating to them, and speaking the truth. You are being bold, real, and are slaying giants just by being youself. When we show the cracks in our armor, that is when His light can shine through.

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A few sermons i watched a few weeks ago that relate






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