grow thrive bend break

by Ed Muirhead

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Grow, Thrive 03:47
Will you grow and thrive, will you bend or break? Will your soul survive the turns you take? We grow we thrive, we bend we break We stay alive in all we make. And in the hours of light and dark We have the power to make our mark. You take your turn, you make your choice Your bridges burn, you find your voice. And as you speak, your tongue takes flight. The path you seek comes into sight. Will you grow and thrive, will you bend or break? Will your soul survive the turns you take? In time you see; you use your mind Your choice to be true and kind. In time you learn to trust your heart And patience earns a deeper art. Will you grow and thrive, will you bend or break? Will you keep alive the dreams you make? And in the hours of light and dark Will you have the power to make your mark? Jan 2014/Jan 2021
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She told me about the people with "first world problems" That was the first time I heard about those. Seemed to me that first world problems Weren't really problems like the rest of the world knows. The wi-fi signal is painfully slow, My phone just died, my likes are low. Can't get a skinny frapuccino for miles, And I'm just not cool like harry styles. My TV remote has given up the ghost, Can't change the channel with the C-list host. Don't know my password for love nor money, And my jeans don't fit - it's just not funny. Calling them problems seems absurd Maybe that's the difference between the first world and third? Are you in need, is your life on the line, Or do you just want to have a good whine? 2015/2020
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Feel Again
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Listen Before Talking
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Pebble
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The Plight
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Acorn
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Head Held High
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You're walking down a street It's a strange town. You hear a man, it seems he's talking to himself He looks up, stares you down. I don't know the words to this song But I'll sing them anyway. I don't know just where to belong But I'll say what I say. You walk on by, you cry These are strange tears. You hear the words, it seems you're talking to yourself Listen up, believe your ears. I don't know the words to this song But I'll sing them anyway. I don't know just where I've gone wrong But I'm sure I'll find the way. Don't give up Don't look down Turn around. You count the stars at night It's a strange dream. You wake up crying, find you're singing to yourself It's not what it seems. I don't know the words to this song But I'll sing them anyway. I don't know how I've been here so long But I'll get there someday. You're walking down a street It's a strange town. Summer 1997
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Give me two of your reasons to stay, And I will give you three Why things just can't go on this way, Why things can't work out for you and me, And things can't be how they used to be. You say that we used to be so good, And now we never talk at all. I know I don't always do what I should But maybe, it's not all my fault Maybe things looked good but if that's all we got, Let's be the ugly ones, having fun, Don't want no beautiful boredom. Cause when the prettiness goes, Everybody knows that all the ugly ones are having fun. You say I taught you to love again You say I opened your eyes. But I'm not sure how to play your game, And I don't know if you're telling lies, I'm not surprised that we said goodbye. You say you want all the pretty things, They are so cute and they look so nice. Now I can't argue with the joy they bring: They may have made my day once or twice, But in the long run this is my advice. 2000/01
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Understanding Eyes
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Let Me Smile
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Sometimes
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Stick Together
15.
Sleeping in the Sun

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"grow thrive bend break" is a new album of songs from Ed Muirhead, collected over the past 25 years and recorded during lockdown in spring 2021.

These ballads explore themes of love, growth, optimism and perception - and are sung from the heart, accompanied on acoustic guitar and supported by piano and rhythm section (with occasional flute!)

Released on Tattie Records TATTCD08

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releases June 4, 2021

Ed: vocals, guitar, piano, flute, drums, bass

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