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Before I started singing, I weighed 345lbs +/- (I stopped keeping track). This song is me asking my body for forgiveness for the emotional and physical weight I've asked it to endure, and a plea for those outside of me to treat me like a human.

But because of the weight I endured, I was able to channel that pain into songwriting- the beautiful redemption I sing about towards the end, and how this Body has become a Body of Work.

lyrics

Body Will my body please forgive me?
Lord I pray oh Lord I pray.
If she’s damaged can I be mended?
Lord I pray oh Lord I pray.

Wearing baggage like a dress,
yeah this vice is obvious.
Oh Lord I pray.

Well- I see the way you’re looking at me.
Don’t judge me please! Don’t judge me.
Or the way you refuse to see me-
treat me like a human being!

Wearing baggage like a dress,
yeah this vice is obvious.
Lord I pray oh Lord I pray.

And all of the years of shame
turned into pounds of pain
accumulated in a whole lot to be gained.
I just wanted to hide-
keep it all inside-
but all that I took in
would never satisfy.

So: I’m gonna take all of the pain.
I will transform it.
I will create.
I’m gonna take all of the the shame.
I will transform it.
I will create.

A body of work
from heaven above
by life gifted to me
from the Source of Love.

Will my body please forgive me
for not loving all parts of me?

credits

from It's Happening!, released August 8, 2016
Musicians :
Lauren Arrow : Pianos, Vocals, Baritone Ukulele, Guitar, Hoop Drum
Christopher Krotky - Pianos, Keyboards , Percussion , Drums, Guitars, Basses, Strings
Michael Arrow: Drums on Body, Year of the Horse & Coming Home
Todd Boston: Mandolin, Guitars, Charango on Ashes
Ila Cantor: Upright Bass on Somehowww & Conspirator
Tiana Cicco: Vocals on Body, Year of the Horse, Unfolding, Coming Home
Alisa Healey: Harp and vocals on Unfolding
Annie May: Violin on Carrots & Peas, vocals on Ashes
Ali Maya: Vocals on Ashes
Phil Rodrigues - Horns on Body & You Have A Choice
Rick Roth: Organ on Body, Year of the Horse & Coming Home
Kim Sabina: Vocals on Body, Year of the Horse & Coming Home
Melita Silberstein: Vocals on Ashes
Gabriel Wheaton - Violin on You Have A Choice

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