After hearing about the devastation in Orlando, Melissa Etheridge reacted by writing a beautiful, touching song dedicated tot he victims. Click inside to listen to ‘Pulse’ now.
Melissa Etheridge, 55, has penned a beautiful tribute to the 49 lives that were ruthlessly taken from their loved ones when a gunman opened fire inside Pulse nightclub on Sunday, June 13, in Orlando, Florida. Her new song, “Pulse,” was her way of coping with the horrific tragedy, the singer explained in an interview.
“Pulse” might be one of the most beautiful tributes for the Orlando shooting victims yet. Melissa released the song on Wednesday, June 15, which means it was written, produced, and published in just over three days. You can CLICK HERE to listen to the song EXCLUSIVELY on Rolling Stone.
“I’m dealing with it the way I deal, which is, I wrote a song,” Melissa told the outlet about the song, revealing how the song came to life in the aftermath of such a tragedy. “I just sat here, and I just started writing a song… That’s how I first started to cope because, as a singer songwriter, I feel very… I’ve done this before. I feel called to speak; to do what musicians do. We’ve been the town criers for hundreds of years. We’re mirrors of society. We want to try to make sense. We want to try to heal. We want to bring some meaning, some purpose. We also want to put it down forever in history. That’s how I’m coping.”
The touching lyrics go as follows: “Everybody’s got a pain inside / Imaginary wounds they fight to hide / How can I hate them when everybody’s got a pulse? / I dream in a world that wants my soul / It tells me if I hate, I can control / But I don’t believe it, I cannot conceive it / ‘Cause everybody’s got a pulse.”
“I am human, I am love, and my heart beats with my blood,” Melissa sings in the chorus, which will give you chills. “Love will always win. Underneath the skin, everybody’s got a pulse.”
The song is scheduled for release soon, and Melissa revealed that ALL proceeds will be donated to an LGBT charity.
Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of the victims in the Orlando shooting.