From the album FAWM 2018

Both Morten and I were excited to work together this year, as we’ve had some successful collaborations in years past. When he posted these lyrics felt a connection to them and decided to snag them up for a collab. I read through the lyrics and instantly had an idea for the rhythm and melody. I let Morten know that I’d be traveling the next day and wouldn’t be able to work on the song till Sunday. I figured I’d get it posted Sunday evening. That was Friday, Feb 8th.

This song is my White Whale of FAWM 2018. As I began to write this song I felt the need to push past my initial ideas, not that they were bad but I felt the need to push deeper. This song demanded a bass. On Saturday, I purchased my first bass guitar. She’s a white Fender Jazz bass and SHE IS gorgeous. She made her recording debut on Backroads.

This song also demanded more time than anyone can afford during FAWM, it is still FAR from perfect and my overall song count has totally taken a hit. But I don't really care. This one was about more than 14 songs in 28 days. This song, for me, is about surrender. For it is in the surrender that our true journey begins.

So anyway, I'm excited about this one. I hope you enjoy it.

Lyrics

Life can bring you down
Push your buttons
Try your limits
Even kings without a crown
feel like nothing
next to cynics

Sometimes two is a crowd
and space is all you need
Everyone should be allowed
to be who they want to be

Just stand up for who you are
Confidence can get you far
Don’t be scared to show your face
and soon you’ll find your place
Your place
Your place
among the stars

Life can make you cry
hand out blows
and cause you sorrow
and no matter how you try
you feel like
there’s no tomorrow

Sometimes a little kindness
and a friend is all you need
Everyone should be allowed
to be who they want to be

Just stand up for who you are
Confidence can get you far
Don’t be scared to show your face
and soon you’ll find your place
Your place
Your place
among the stars

Don’t be scared
Show your face