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Be Yourself

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You know he used to be in C man
But he changed key long ago
Now he’s jamming with his demons
He doesn’t like to talk about it
That’s still the only song he knows
I guess he just can’t live without it
Now the verses keep repeating
And he finds himself believing
All the dreams that he was sold
Well why not you might say?
If he’s looking like he’s happy
Would you be, would you be…

Would you be yourself?

And when they found him in a daydream
Pretending things ain’t as they might seem
With a smile in his hands
There was something about his laughter
The way it lingered with me after
It’s almost like he understands
It’s not easy to say
You got caught in the middle
Like a lover and a friend
Now there ain’t no turning back
This is the headline act
Would you be, would you be…

Would you be yourself?

Fade to dark
Take me down
Look around
I’ve been there
Turn me blind
Lord, I’m yours
Kill your mask
Hide your eyes
Don’t look down
I don’t mind

Would you be yourself?


from Sound Citizens, released July 19, 2017
released July 19, 2017
Recorded at Pelican Lodge Studios, Antigua, West Indies

Music: Josh Winfield / Amy Banger / Reuben Chandler / Bruno Mestriner / Che Ferris
Lyrics: Josh Winfield

Vocals / Guitar: Josh Winfield
Keys / Backing Vocals: Amy Banger
Saxophone: Reuben Chandler
Bass: Bruno Mestriner
Drums: Che Ferris

Production: Josh Winfield / Reuben Chandler

Sound Engineering: Josh Winfield / Reuben Chandler

Mastering Engineering: Gaëtan Golembiewski


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