They seemed so triumphant at the time, the lyrics to country music star Mindy McCready's hope-filled title track to her most recent album, "I'm Still Here."
"On a cold dark cloud, with nowhere to fall but down, like a single, naked, unrelenting tear ... I'm still here."
Now, those words sound like a cry for help.
On Sunday, McCready, whose turbulent personal life overshadowed her music, was found dead on the front porch of her Arkansas home -- victim, authorities said, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
She was 37.
McCready also appears to have shot and killed a dog that belonged to her late boyfriend, record producer David Wilson, before shooting herself, Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss said Monday.
Moss added that it appeared McCready was home alone.
McCready leaves behind two sons -- 6-year-old Zander and 10-month-old Zayne.
Check out this interview from a couple of years back, during her child custody saga.
Here's a video released for one of her hit songs, "Guys Do It All the Time"...