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A Moment to Breathe EP released in October 2020 - written and recorded through the covid pandemic lockdown. A calm serene start with Tide which I adore the flow of.

Tide

 

I’ve been staring at the numbers

they’re not mine

Comparison steals your joy and scars your soul over time

 

But there’s no correlation between words and action 

and waiting for breakthrough is like walking a thin line

but my faith has grown new branches 

and the blossoms they’re advancing all the time

 

I was lost in an uncertain tide

Didn’t know which way to go or even why

my bones seemed to ache with a weariness inside

frayed beyond the edges had nothing left to hide

 

But you love me with all of my flaws 

and that’s what unconditional love is for

So I’ll keep on going swimming against the tide

heading for your shore

x2

 

Sometimes I see the world through a broken lens

It takes the colours and makes all the light bend

and like a blanket it covers all of life sparkling gems

Until the wind and waves come reset it again

 

So no matter the numbers I gonna keep on going

cos against the odds is my best bet

And when I’m heading for you

It’s the strongest I get

Silver Linings

 

The expectation I put on myself is higher than anyone else

and I seem to fall from heady heights each time I think I’ve failed

The temptation to give in can be too real

and discouragement isn’t good to feel

Then I hear you calling softly in my ear

 

It’ll take time

It’ll take time

Don’t expect it in a moment

things are gonna change

Don’t miss the silver linings while the clouds rearrange 

It’ll take time

 

So I gotta learn to see the good in what I’ve done

Not instantly assume that I’ve got it wrong

But seeing the rise and fall of others

As I flatline think I’m going under

Then I hear you calling softly to me in my ear

 

It’ll take time

It’ll take time

Don’t expect it in a moment

things are gonna change

Don’t miss the silver linings while the clouds rearrange 

It’ll take time

 

 

So I’m gonna hold my head up higher

Not listen to the liar

Look up and watch these clouds

I will catch the silver linings

No matter of the timing now

For Granted

 

You Love me at my worst

Even when I don’t deserve

You search out my hidden lights

Even those I’ve packed away under the dirt

 

And I’m so very sorry, that you had to sacrifice to choose me first

 

I don’t want to take for granted 

The freedom that you gave

Or forget the highest heights

even on my lowest days

I don’t wanna be in a such a hurry

I no longer see the little things

That show me you are here with me

they remind me of your ways

 

You’ve seen me at my darkest

Yet you stay faithfully close by

Even when I pushed against it

You never left my side

 

And I’m so very sorry, that you had to sacrifice to choose me first

More

 

Here I am listing the bad reeling off my failings

The kind of self talk that would make my enemies glad

Then I heard your voice speaking through my noise

Telling me everything you thought

Of how I make you proud

 

huh

 

I didn’t know you’d be like this

Not pointing the finger

Every time I missed (but) 

You are surprising me

Day in day out

You’re love isn’t at all about

Shaking your fists

Or endless retakes

You don’t cringe at my Every mistake

Your heart isn’t frustrated

Your words are as gentle as the breeze

You’re more than I thought you would be

 

Condemning myself for another mistake

Should have known better this time

Back to yelling at myself

If i wasn’t so useless I’d probably be hopeless

Then you cut through my shame and guilt with your Love

 

huh

 

I didn’t know you’d be like this

Not pointing the finger

Every time I missed (but) 

You are surprising me

Day in day out

You’re love isn’t at all about

Shaking your fists

Or endless retakes

You don’t cringe at my Every mistake

Your heart isn’t frustrated

Your words are as gentle as the breeze

You’re more than I thought you would be

 

Oooh x2

 

Only You can make it better

Only you can make me see

Only you can bring the best out of me

Only you can be my shelter

Only you can be my guide

Only you God it’s you by my side

You’re more than I thought you would be yeah

Slow Down

 

Just Slow down

open your eyes and look around

Breathe in and out

Take a moment to think about

All you see and do without even thinking

Just slow down

 

See the birds in the trees

they have all they need

and they fill the air with song

If you consider for a moment

the cycle of the leaves

There’s a season for everything under the sun

so slow down

Just slow down

 

No need to rush or hurry on to the next thing

take a moment to breathe the moment you’re living in

Pressures off, take a pause and look around

Heart (Remastered)

 

 

When you look in the mirror

What do you see

Who you looking for

Surprised you don’t know who to be

 

Searching for answers

Within an online society

A hundred posed photos

Ain’t what your father sees

 

He’s looking at your heart

Heart

Not your style or your clothes

He’s looking at your heart 

Heart

No prima donna pose

Just give him your heart

Heart

That’s where his love it flows

It’s all about your heart

Heart

Not the likes on your videos

Yeah

 

Yeah

Heart

He’s looking at your Heart

Yeah

Heart

ooooh

He’s looking at your Heart

 

 

So if you want to get it right

Please the one who is the light

Don’t follow that crowd down the wide old road

He said choose the narrow path

Follow even when it hurts

Those desires in your heart he more than knows

 

He’s looking at your heart

Heart

Not your style or your clothes

He’s looking at your heart 

Heart

No prima donna pose

Just give him your heart

Heart

That’s where his love it flows

It’s all about your heart

Heart

Not the likes on your videos

Yeah

So be kind be smart be beautiful

From the inside out

You can 

Choose words that bring life

spread hope

even when others pull you down

Chrous

Bridge

ITS ALL ABOUT YOUR HEART