Nov. 22, 2022 – The lyrics to the song chronicle Kelley’s struggles with alcohol, from the way he depended upon it to be able to perform, to how it gave him “courage” the night he met his wife, Cassie. “You helped me make her laugh/’Til you helped me make her cry,” he sings. “You started out a friend/Turned into something else.”

The song concludes with an apparent victory over his addiction, as Kelley sings: “’Cause you took me high/You put up a good fight/But look who’s standing now/Had to almost lose it all before I understood.”

Cassie, whom Kelley married in 2009 and with whom he shares son Ward, 6, celebrated her husband’s new song in an Instagram Story.

“Really proud of how hard this man works daily on his recovery,” she wrote. “There has been no greater gift for our family than his sobriety.”

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