Peace With Myself

Peace With Myself

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A co-write between myself and my long time co-writer [@StevenWesleyGuiles].

This is a favourite of both of us, and I wrote the lyric specifically for Steven, as I knew how he was feeling about the state of things in the USA (and the world in general). In particular in relation to Black Lives Matter and all that that involves.

We hope you enjoy it Smile

Love and peace,
Amanda & Steven

Lyrics: 

There's a time, there’s a place for everything under the sun
Where we go, who we know, if we stay or if we run
There's a time, there’s a place for everything under the sun
Where we go, who we know, if we stay or if we run
If we run

I just wanna be, who I am
I just wanna be, a better man
I know I can be, who I am
If I live in peace with myself
I can live in peace with everybody else

I won’t follow, any other, gonna make up my own mind
I will be, I will see, and I refuse to stay blind, or be unkind
I won’t follow, any other, gonna make up my own mind
I will be, I will see, I refuse to stay blind, or be unkind

I just wanna be, who I am
I just wanna be, a better man
I know I can be, who I am
If I live in peace with myself
I can live in peace with everybody else
If I live in peace with myself
I can live in peace with everybody else
I just wanna be, who I am
I just wanna be, a better man
I know I can be, who I am

If I live in peace with myself
I can live in peace with everybody else
If I live in peace with myself
I can live in peace with everybody else
If I live in peace with myself
I can live in peace with everybody else
If I live in peace with myself
I can live in peace with everybody else
Peace with everybody else
If I can make peace with myself



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Dragondreams's picture

I really like the slightly quirky rhythm guitar. It caught my attention immediately and held it. I found this a lovely listen. It's different enough to be attention grabbing, yet mellow enough to be relaxing. Steven's done a great job with Amanda's meditative lyric here. This is a solid songwriting partnership, and it shows in the quality of this song. Smile

ductapeguy's picture

This unison guitar riffs are so captivating. The vocals are maybe the most heartfelt and genuine I have heard you perform... (and you are a very heartfelt and genuine person so that says a lot). This is a great collaboration.

tjeff's picture

That's a different but beautiful guitar intro & rhythm part (actually both parts - or are there 3 gtrs?). The gentle flow of the groove is cool, and definitely peaceful and so fitting to the lyric. And the build during the song is excellent!

billwhite51's picture

this plays like a cowrite between john lennon and prince, and has elements of the things i like most in both of them. the result however is wholly original.

Robyn Mackenzie's picture

Those doubled vocals sound fantastic and I love the lyrics. I really like the guitar too. Excellent collab!

writeandwrong's picture

What a fantastic collaboration. Beautiful, deep write with a matching light and yet emotional performance. Wonderful!!! Love this!

Vegansongs's picture

A contender for my favorite 50/90 song so far. This is great. Love your collabs.

pipewrench67's picture

Great sentiment, I can't really place the era but I'm getting strong Bowie vibes off of this. Really beautiful all around.