You Have A Choice

from by Lauren Arrow



I wrote this after a ceremony in 2013. Hearts were open and music was flowing. People were improvising but I was still too scared to do that with others (now I teach improvising to hundreds throughout the Bay Area). I hid in a side-room and wrote this song to myself as a reminder that in every moment I have a choice to live from my truth or hide from it.


You have a choice: to be free or to live in captivity.
The walls are in your mind-
Thanks for the reminder!

Feel your body in the breeze
The sunlight in the trees
Touches everything.

Whats stopping you
from being a vessel clear and true?
This is not a test
It is up to no one but yourself.


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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