Peace in Pieces: Title Track

Welcome to our album roll-out! Our next song, Peace In Pieces, really speaks for itself but I'll tell you a little something about it anyway.



Story:

Life is weird. We are encompassed in a universe that requires experience of extreme duality, and in order to truly appreciate one end of the spectrum we must know the other end. This is what Rumi is referring to when he says "The wound is the place where the light enters you". In pain and suffering, you can find a new appreciation for joy and respect for pleasure you would never have known before, if you seek it. I suppose I was having a series of those moments when I began writing this song.

I never can quite wrap my mind around the arbitrary twists life takes, throwing you into a tailspin, leaving you searching for your footing in the chaos. Out of nowhere life makes senseless turns that completely change the trajectory of your future forever. It's often unfair and unsettling and can shake you down to your very core. I have stopped trying to ask why or make sense of tragedy or blessings, all I know is that I am here. I am charged with the task of pressing on, and breaking down these experiences into song helps me to do so.

In spite of heartbreak and extreme loss, I have found this to be true: Peace of mind comes piece by piece. This is a song about overcoming adversity. It's a song about facing trials head on and braving the difficult tasks ahead of you despite whatever circumstances surround you. It's about the final stage of grief: acceptance. There is strength in recognizing that regardless of the past, you will find peace of mind if you seek it. I wrote this song to remind myself to seek that peace and keep my eyes on the prize, but also for anyone listening who needs to be encouraged and find comfort in the hope that eventually, it will be ok. You will find peace again.

Sometimes, when you're caught in the storm it's easy to forget that this, too, shall pass. Be encouraged, friends. There is beauty in the breakdown. Breathe deep, let go, repeat... and hold on to the peace when it comes (and it will). Hold onto it like your life depends on it, because it does.


Peace In Pieces

Oh, In the mornin'

I arise and face the light

and the Slow Burn smoke stings my eyes.

You see, I resist the urge

of wishing to turn back the hands of time...


but fate favors the brave.

I will heal again.

Though I've been broken,

that's how the light gets in.

Breathe deep, let go,

repeat and I know

I'll find peace in pieces.


Well, what's this duality

where my dark meets the light?

Strange reality.

How can I rise?

I find my strength in the fight

and I'm being purified by the fire.


Cause fate favors the brave.

I will heal again.

Though I've been broken,

that's how the light gets in.

Breathe deep, let go,

repeat and I know

I'll find peace in pieces.



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Friday, April 26- La La Land, Lakeland 7-11

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