Ray LaMontagne We'll Make It Through

Ray LaMontagne We’ll Make It Through | Song for his wife with dystrophy

ray lamontagne we'll make it through
Ray LaMontagne lives in the countryside with his wife, Sarah, husbanding chickens and sheep, surrounded by what he calls his religion, nature. He was discovered in 2004 and became one of the best voices of his generation. He especially proved it in 2020 with his 8th album, Monovision, and the disembodied track We’ll Make It Through. This is the story of one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard.

Ray LaMontagne We’ll Make It Through

Trembol | Story behind We’ll Make It Through by Ray LaMontagne

In case you don’t know him, Ray is a simple person who lives with his wife in the countryside. He worked as a carpenter and sang his children to sleep. One day, to make some extra money, he decided to go and play folk music in a pub in his hometown, Maine.

His purity singing earned him many followers and that led Ray to a record deal, releasing Trouble, his first album, in 2004. Over the years, with his 8 albums, he has forged a reputation as a tortured troubadour, a shy singer, who is often in the dark at his concerts 🌑 and who rarely addresses the audience.

But all that doesn’t matter, because when he opens his mouth, all that comes out is truth, honesty and a bluesy voice that whispers songs of love and pain.

I have to admit that I didn’t know him until he released his 8th album Monovision in 2020. When I listened to ‘We’ll make it through’ in a playlist it was love at first listen 😍

The delicate intensity with which Ray LaMontagne sings, coupled with the beautiful simplicity of the instrumentation (guitar and harmonica), make this track something of a superior quality, rarely to be found.

As it was the year of COVID I thought it was a song of encouragement for everyone, but the story goes far beyond.

Sarah Sousa, Ray’s wife, was diagnosed a few years ago with muscular dystrophy, a disease that causes a progressive weakening of muscle mass. This can eventually lead to loss of mobility.

LaMontagne did what he does best, transform his emotions into music, writing ‘We’ll make it through’ to make her wife feel accompanied and loved, as well as mitigating her pain. You can check the lyrics below, gorgeous.

Ray LaMontagne explains how he wrote the album

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Lo que sé es que las canciones (en Monovisión), por la forma en que suceden, simplemente dicen lo que quieren, eso es todo.

Así que, nunca sé qué va a pasar, solo llaman a mi puerta y sé que es hora de sentarme porque una parte creativa de mí quiere jugar y dejo que suceda.

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All I know is that the songs (on Monovision), the way it happens, they just tell what they want, that’s all.

So, I never really know what gonna happen, just I hear them knocking and I know it’s time to sit down cause a creative part of me wants to play and I let it happen

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You can’t miss ⭐️ The best parts of We’ll Make It Through

1. The harmonica comes in and sticks in your heart.
2. The 2nd verse “I know you’re scared… but together we’ll make it throuhg
3.I turn to you, I always do” 🥺 True love statement

This is what it says | Ray LaMontagne We’ll Make It Through Lyrics

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LYRICS IN ENGLISH | RAY LA MONTAGNE | WE'LL MAKE IT THROUGH

Had our share of the pain
Of the clouds, and the rain
Lean on me, and I’ll lean on you
And together, we’ll get through
We always do
We always do

Hello, you’re scared ’cause you can’t see the light
You toss and turn through the night
Holdin’ me, and I’m holdin’ you
And together, we’ll get through
We always do
We always do
We always do

Where do you go, when there’s no road to follow?
Faces look hollow, only strangers to you, now
Where do you turn, when this livin’ starts to burn through
Layers that you learned wrap around your heart somehow

I turn to you
I always do
I always do
I turn to you

Hello, you’re scared, can’t see the light
Gotta believe it’s gonna be alright
Lean on me, and I’ll lean on you
And together, we’ll get through
We always do
We always do

We always do
We always do
We’ll make it through
We always do
We always do

LYRICS IN SPANISH

LYRICS IN SPANISH | LA MONTAGNE | WE'LL MAKE IT THROUGH

Tenía nuestra parte del dolor
De las nubes y la lluvia
Apóyate en mí y yo me apoyaré en ti
Y juntos lo superaremos
Siempre lo hacemos
Siempre lo hacemos

Sé que tienes miedo porque no puedes ver la luz
Das vueltas en la cama durante la noche
Apóyate, y yo me apoyaré en ti
Y juntos lo superaremos
Siempre lo hacemos
Siempre lo hacemos
Siempre lo hacemos

¿A dónde vas, cuando no hay camino para seguir?
Las caras se ven demacradas, solo extrañas para ti ahora
¿A dónde te diriges, cuando esta vida comienza a quemarse?
Las capas con las que aprendiste a envolver tu corazón de alguna manera

Me vuelvo hacia ti
Siempre lo hago
Siempre lo hago
Me vuelvo hacia ti

Sé que tienes miedo, no puedes ver la luz.
Tengo que creer que todo va a estar bien
Apóyate en mí y yo me apoyaré en ti
Y juntos lo superaremos
Siempre lo hacemos
Siempre lo hacemos
Siempre lo hacemos
Lo lograremos
Siempre lo hacemos
Siempre lo hacemos

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Did you know...?

Ray LaMontagne not only wrote and produced the ten tracks on the album ‘Monovision’, but also took care of the sound and playing of all the instruments.
Ray LaMontagne has released 8 studio albums, 6 of which have reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Rock Albums Chart.
Ray’s wife Sarah Sousa is a published poet. In addition, Tobias LaMontagne, one of Ray’s sons, is following in his footsteps and has already released several singles. They are a family with a great sensibility for the arts.

Much more | The best songs from Ray LaMontagne new album, Monovision

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Dedicated to his single mother, it is the most up-tempo track on the album. A classic rock song that you will love.

Misty Morning Rain

In an album dedicated to nature, the morning rain darkens the day, but then gives way to the light.

Technical Note | Ray LaMontagne We’ll Make It Through

  • Can you guess the instruments used in the song? The melody is played by Ray on his guitar 🎸. This is accompanied by a very soft percussion 🥁 and in certain parts a magic harmonica, with which he gives a country touch to a folk song.
  • In addition, during the verses and in the final part of the chorus the song has secondary voices, which give an even more intimate arie to ‘We’ll make it through‘.
  • Enveloping and vulnerable. That’s how we can describe this Ray LaMontagne wonder.

🎼 We’ll Make It Through Chords:

  • The song is in F Major and the main chords are: F – C – F – F – C – F – C – C – A#
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1 Comment
  1. Joan Reding

    Deep, spiritual, LOVE, kindness, patience, togetherness, naked (not in literal sense) giving

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