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This tune was written in two main chunks over 2016-17, and is about taking responsibility for how we deal with others, especially if we perceive them to be annoying to us in some way.

It deals with the idea that we've all set up our own "cushty little worlds" and the friction often occurs where someone does something in a way that's different to ours. Writing this song has helped me realise that, instead of succumbing to the natural feeling of getting my back up when this happens, I can see it as an opportunity for growth and tolerance of a vantage point different from mine.

And the way I see it, it's through dealing graciously with these little bumps to our individual boundaries that we begin to have a positive effect on the world around us.

Much love,
Jamie B (Sings) x

lyrics

I wanna change, change, change
Everything, thing, thing about you
Which says more about me than it does about you
I'm a control freak bumping into the boundaries
Of my cushty little world
So I'll try, try, try, to live, live, live and let live

And maybe you could try to forgive
All the ones that wronged you, imagined or real
Screw up the rulebook, learn to go by feel

I wanna change, change, change
Everything, thing, thing about you
Which says more about me than it does about you
I'm a control freak bumping into the boundaries
Of my cushty little world
So I'll try, try, try, to live, live, live and let live
And maybe you could try to forgive

Well I guess everyone's different
And I guess everyone's hurting in their own way
And we all want things we can't have
So I guess, in that way at least, we're all the same

So let your smiles rise and let your tears fall
Throw your eyes wide and take it all in
I'm here for you if you're here for me

I wouldn't change, change, change
Anything, thing, thing about you
Because you are, are, are
What you are, and that goes for me too
We can't control life, no,
So we go, go, go with the flow
So would you walk, walk beside me
On life's rocky road?

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from Compose Yourself (LP), released November 24, 2018

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Jamie B Sings UK

Jamie B Sings has been making and playing music since 2004. He has released two self-produced albums, Universes (2014) and Compose Yourself (2018).

As a live performer, he has played with the likes of Beans on Toast, Mad Dog McRea and Gaz Brookfield.
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