It took quite some time...ok, it took months to find the perfect song for our podcast. Dayna and I discussed a few songs from popular music artists that we liked, but we knew it would be difficult to secure permission to use. While these songs were excellent and well liked, they were somewhat cliche as they were already widely used. Don't get me wrong, I love these songs, in fact, I will blast these songs in my car while I drive down the road, but they weren’t THE song.
My son sent me a link to a website called “Epidemic Sound” for royalty free music. The artists are not well known, at least not to me, but I am no music expert. Some songs have words and others don’t. I listened well into the night for several nights until I found “It’ll Be Alright” by Cody Francis. This was THE song. It was perfect. It gave me goosebumps and brought tears to my eyes. The song spoke to my soul and reminded me of the purpose of what we are doing on the podcast.
It’ll Be Alright by Cody Francis Oh my child I know You're hurt and you can't let go It's not your fault and you don't deserve All the bad and the hurt Ooooo I know you've tried so hard Ooooo I know you've done your part It's not fair You did your time How much longer will you suffer in this life But don't give up Just hold on tight It'll be alright All your life you've tried To be a good man inside Did everything that you thought you should Didn't seem to do you any good Ooooo I know you've tried so hard Ooooo I know you've done your part It's not fair You did your time How much longer will you suffer in this life But don't give up Just hold on tight It'll be alright Ooooo I know you've tried so hard Ooooo I know you've done your part It's not fair You did your time How much longer will you suffer in this life But don't give up Just hold on tight It'll be alright
I reached out to Cody Francis on Instagram messenger to let him know how we found his song and how much we love it for our podcast. I let him know that we gave him credit on our Facebook page and we wanted to do more to give him credit. When he responded he was so kind and appreciative that I reached out to him. He was also happy to know that his song resonated with our project.
I asked him what inspired him to write “It’ll Be Alright” and if he could give me some history about his song. Cody quickly responded to me and let me know that this song was basically based on feelings he had growing up. He felt like he got the short end of the stick a lot in his life. It was based on conversations he had with his dad. He also said that he felt it would be the response he might receive from a conversation with a God/Source if he was talking to them.
He told me that he wrote “It’ll Be Alright” at a time in his life when nothing in his life was happening like he expected, or how he thought his life was supposed to be. It was so bad he had suicidal thoughts. He stated that looking back, the things he was worried about seem so silly, but that is only because he has completely shifted the way he views life now.
He laughed when he shared that it was kinda funny that our podcast found his song since he was raised in an LDS family. He said he was lucky enough to have a brother and parents that he could talk to openly about his struggles. He has come to appreciate a modern day philosopher Peter Crone, who helped to reshape the way he sees life and living and he recommends giving him a listen.
Cody Francis’ song, “It’ll Be Alright”, featured on our podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6kUg59aJS0
His music can be found on these music streaming platforms
He is most active on Instagram so that is where he can be reached if anyone wants to get in contact with him. He is on Facebook and Twitter also but rarely posts anything there
Thank you Cody for being so open to share your music and a part of yourself with us and with our work on this podcast!
Kindra & Dayna