Be Strong Now

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"Be Strong Now"
Single by James Iha
ReleasedFebruary 23, 1998
Songwriter(s)James Iha

"Be Strong Now" is a single off of James Iha's debut solo album, Let It Come Down. There is a promotional video for both the US and UK releases.

It was released as a 4-track single, featuring the bonus studio tracks "Falling", "My Advice" and "Take Care", and as a 2-track promo single where the other track is a 12-second call out hook. Both versions of the "Be Strong Now" single feature the same cover. There is also an extended promo version of the single called "Be Strong Now (With Intro)" lasting 3:35.

Music video[edit | edit source]

Official music video

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

little darling belle with such a fragile shell
in the powerful way that love seems to make her all regret it now
and if she'd only say what's wrong—she can't on

you've got to be strong now
and if I come and hold you now
you'll be safe and sound

little lonely face that no one ever sees
you see the thing she believes is life is bittersweet
if she'd open up to me
and it's the only thing she dreams
you gotta believe

you've got to be strong now
and if I come and hold you now
you've got to be strong now

if I hold you now
if I hold you now
if I hold you now

ooh god if I could change a thing tonight
we won't be lonely
ooh god if I could change a thing
why does it have to be this way

Track listing[edit | edit source]

All tracks are written by James Iha.

1."Be Strong Now"2:50
2."My Advice"3:35
3."Take Care"2:34
Total length:12:57
US promotional CD
1."Be Strong Now"2:50
2."Be Strong Now" (Call Out Hook)0:12

Release history[edit | edit source]

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country External sites
February 23, 1998 Hut Recordings • Virgin HUTCD 99 • 7243 8 94877 2 5 CD UK & Europe Discogs MusicBrainz [1]
February 23, 1998 Hut Recordings • Virgin HUTT 99 • 7243 8 94877 6 3 12" vinyl UK & Europe Discogs MusicBrainz [1]
1998 Virgin 7087 6 13105 2 8 • DPRO-13105 CD (promo) US Discogs [2]

Chart performance[edit | edit source]

Chart (1998) Peak
UK Singles (OCC)[1] 78

Personnel[edit | edit source]


Let It Come DownStudio
Be Strong NowSingle
Live at the Viper Room 1.15.98James Iha acoustic setLive

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