The Book of Henry, Stevie Nicks, Your Hand I Will Not Let Go

Your Hand I Will Never Let It Go

“Your Hand I Will Never Let It Go” is a song from the film The Book of Henry (Focus Features, 2017). It appears on the 3CD and vinyl editions of Stand Back: 1981-2017.

About the Song

The song was written and produced by Guster singer-songwriter Ryan Miller and Thomas Bartlett and performed by Stevie Nicks. Williams shared the story behind Stevie recording his song on the Guster Facebook page.

Transcription of Ryan Miller’s Facebook post:

I’m not really sure how to tell this story so lets start by not burying the lede:

STEVIE NICKS SANG A SONG I WROTE AND IT HAS BEEN ONE OF THE GREATEST EXPERIENCES OF MY LIFE.

It’s sort of a windy tale so here’s a bullet point version if you want it! Strap in!

1) my buddy Colin Trevorrow asked me to write a song for Naomi Watts to sing in his movie The Book Of Henry (which she does, twice!)
2) I recorded a version of the song for the end credits with Thomas Bartlett
3) Colin asks who I think should sing it- “Stevie Nicks, der.”
4) 24 hours later: “Stevie is in”
5) Record the orchestral outro at abbey road in London with a 100-piece orchestra (nbd)
6) spend a night at a studio in LA hanging with STEVIE FUCKEN NICKS while she records her vocals
7) ask her to take a selfie at the end because I had to and because she is, without question, one of the coolest and most radical souls to ever visit planet earth

The movie premieres tomorrow and goes wide this weekend.

The song is below (lyric video!) and so is the selfie.

What an honor and joy and profound adventure.

Team Stevie till the end of time.

Release

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Focus Features released a lyric video for “Your Hand I Will Never Let It Go” to help promote The Book of Henry.

Stevie Nicks and Ryan Miller (Guster)

Stevie Nicks and Ryan Miller (Guster)
(The Book of Henry)

Lyrics

Before you I thought I’d lost
They called the game but not for us
Drowned in thought and caught in a stare
Talking to ghosts who were not there

Then you took my hand
Transformation began
Commotion where it once was still
Fireworks explode
Front row tickets to the show
This hand I will never let it go

A crooked trail I’ve come across
Who can know what’s meant for us
So if I get caught what’s fair is fair
Every single cloud will fall from the air

Then you took my hand
Transformation began
Commotion where it once was still
Fireworks explode
Front row tickets to the show
This hand I will never let it go
Your hand I will never let it go

Your hand I will never let it go
Your hand I will never let it go
Your hand I will never let it go
Your hand I will never let it go

(Ryan Miller/Thomas Bartlett) © 2017

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