Coming Home

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This was the song that started it all, written in 2008. It was the first "real" song I had written and came when I was washing dishes. At this point in my life I was still super unhealthy and absolutely not singing in front of anyone at all. I had just started going to CIIS (California Institute of Integral Studies) for my Bachelors in an attempt to 'figure-out-what-the-hell-I-was-doing-with-my-life' and we had creative assignments to help integrate what we were learning. This song came out while I was washing dishes and I ran to the piano to write it. I knew it was for the class, but I couldn't play or sing in front of anyone yet, so I recorded it on my little handheld and shared it during our next class. I was petrified. I was squeezing my friends hand sooooo tightly and I felt like I was going to pass out. At the end, one of the students gave me a standing ovation. The beginning of the beginning.

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A long-lost survivor of her broken dreams
she was taught at an early age that nothing’s quite as it seems.
She searched so long and she travelled far
she finally realized you just aren't what you are.

When the darkness falls from the brightly lit streets
and the journey moves from your head to your feet
I know you’ll be coming home.

She thought that if she sealed up that nothing could get in
the darkness outside with the light trapped within.
But something just wasn’t right and she knew she had to mend
the barriers inside and was made whole again.

When the darkness falls from the brightly lit streets,
and the journey moves from your head to your feet
I know you’ll be coming home.

credits

from It's Happening!, released August 8, 2016
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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