Music + Lyrics: Facebook Live, 08.09.18

If you're reading this, you probably know that I host a weekly Facebook Live from my living room. Or dining room. Or from the side of the road in the middle of Virginia. You can see today's live video by clicking here

I'd like to begin posting *new* lyrics here. For any of my already recorded songs, see the lyrics page of my website by clicking here. On today's video I played Freedom which can be found on my first album, Leaving the Shadows. 

Here it goes! The order of songs in today's Facebook Live are as follows: Freedom, Time is Moving, Keep Going, and History. I hope you enjoyed them! The lyrics are below.

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Time is Moving
by Abbye West Pates

The scene is before me
I planted a tree here
And I want see it grow here
But the waiting is long

The vision was clear
I dreamed of a forest here
of safety and solace here
but it's so slow

And I know time is moving on its own time is moving like it does
But I hoped I could be somebody else by now that I could be proud of


My mind has its own eye
sees everyone in passing
settled in and laughing
happy with their lives

(chorus)

Some say you can't, can't see the forest for the trees
but a forest big and beautiful is what I have been longing to see

(chorus)

Still I know time is moving on its own time is moving like it does
Maybe the man I am now can be the man I can learn to be proud of

Maybe the man I am now is enough
maybe the man I am now is enough.

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Keep Going
by Abbye West Pates

How many times have I sat in this chair
stared out this window
cried these hot tears

How many days have I pitied myself
stared at a screen
asked why him and not me
Oh, why him and not me

Keep going, keep going
keep right on, right on, right on, right on
keep going.

How how high do I need to reach with my hands
waving around
asking to be chosen next
what if there isn't a next time

(chorus)

How many people have stretched out their hands
helped me along
loved me right where I am
How many times must I say to myself
You are not here to sing somebody else's song

(chorus)

How many people have stretched out their hands
helped me along
loved me for who I am

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History
by Abbye West Pates

You've got a history, a history, oh
You're a mystery, a mystery
You've got a history hidden in these walls
Your'e a mystery - but not for long

There's a story hoverin' around here
a ghost floatin' through the halls
it's like all of us can feel it
but when you turn around it's gone
And it's hard to say I've seen it
But here's something' that I know
Your voice is always close behind it

(chorus)

Well, you've taken to whispering
behind closed doors
in that room lined with books to make you look so smart
And I bet you think these walls
are gonna keep your secrets safe
But I'm a songwriter, and I know how to make 'em talk

(chorus)

The lie won't live forever
oh, but it'll hang on
the lie won't live, the lie won't live

The lie won't live forever
oh, but it'll hang on
the live won't live, the lie won't live

(chorus)

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Don't forget you can view the Facebook Live video right HERE.

And if you enjoy the videos or any time want to support my work and art, you can do so through PayPal. There's no pressure to do this just because you watch the videos, but if that's a way you'd like to support me, thank you! Follow this link to donate! >> paypal.me/abbyewestpates

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