Leaving Here Today

Album: Nona Hendryx (1977)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • This was released on Hendryx' first solo album - she was previously a member of Labelle. Hendryx wrote many of Labelle's songs, and composed this track as well. She explained in I Got Thunder: Black Women Songwriters and Their Craft: "That's sort of a mourning prayer. I'm a huge fan of science fiction and I drew from that when writing that song. In the song, I'm looking for someplace in the future where a lot of the things that plague us as a people won't be an issue anymore. I'm searching for a time when we can reach a different place as a people. When I wrote that song I was at a point in my life where I really needed to go forward, because you know it's very easy to get mired in what has been created by people who may not be thinking or living on a higher vibration. We get caught up in the sort of day-to-day treadmill and the things that are posited as important, which really aren't at all, and before you know it you've forgotten where you were headed."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Psychedelic Lyrics

Psychedelic LyricsMusic Quiz

Whoa man! Do you know which band came up with these cosmic lyrics?

Danny Kortchmar

Danny KortchmarSongwriter Interviews

Danny played guitar on Sweet Baby James, Tapestry, and Running On Empty. He also co-wrote many hit songs, including "Dirty Laundry," "Sunset Grill" and "Tender Is The Night."

Kerry Livgren of Kansas

Kerry Livgren of KansasSongwriter Interviews

In this talk from the '80s, the Kansas frontman talks turning to God and writing "Dust In The Wind."

Tony Banks of Genesis

Tony Banks of GenesisSongwriter Interviews

Genesis' key-man re-examines his solo career and the early days of music video.

Bass Player Scott Edwards

Bass Player Scott EdwardsSong Writing

Scott was Stevie Wonder's bass player before becoming a top session player. Hits he played on include "I Will Survive," "Being With You" and "Sara Smile."

Philip Cody

Philip CodySongwriter Interviews

A talented lyricist, Philip helped revive Neil Sedaka's career with the words to "Laughter In The Rain" and "Bad Blood."