Year Of The Horse

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This one came in a couple parts, starting in 2011ish and finishing in 2013. Another track where I'm writing to myself- 'you are not like the other girls and you have GOT to stop comparing yourself to them!'. I spent most of my life afraid of sharing my music for fear of judgement and criticism, that I would never be as good as 'the other girls', so why bother?

The B section of this song "Please forgive me for deviating from the path you have given me. The original sin is not listening to the story that's been written from within!" part I wrote - again- as a reminder of my path and that it's EFFING TIME to get my booty into the world. And so I did, and my life encompassed all things music in an incredibly successful swoop.

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You are not like the other girls and you have got to stop comparing yourself to them! You are much more than you give credit for and it’s high time that you lead your own.

And they say 1) there’s no better time than the time that we got now. 2) put away all your beliefs but don’t let yourself drown. 3) there’s a difference between sinking or swimming. 4) It’ll all start to flow once you let it go.

Please forgive me
for deviating
from the path you have given me.
The original sin
is not listening
to the story that’s been written
from within!
So I am READY!
I hear you calling my name so clearly!
The answer has always been
coming from within.
Stop questioning
and start listening!!!
So please take me on this journey!
I will not hide anymore
from the life you have gifted me!
The story moves forward!
The journey’s not over!
The story moves forward!
The journey’s not over!

Girl: open up your heart. I’m ready to see the light. Let spirit soar within. I’m ready. It’ll be alright.

So open up your mouth and sing! Sing like no one is listening! You can have everything you dream- all you gotta do is believe!

You are not like the other girls and you have got to stop comparing yourself to them! You are much more than you give credit for and it’s high time that you lead your own.

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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