As I Sing - Live From The Streets - Vol 1

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All songs ©℗bemuzic 2015

Tracks 1 to 6 Recorded in Market Street, St Ives
Tracks 7 to 11 Recorded near Ely Cathedral
Tracks 11 to 20 Recorded on the bridge, St Ives

All instruments used handmade by bemuzic

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released 01 September 2015

Thanks to all the lovely people I've met while busking!

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bemuzic Cambridge, UK

In Nov 2009 bemuzic bought two Cigar Box Guitars from eBay. Since then she has acquired quite a collection of home made instruments, most of which she built herself.
When not writing songs, recording, or building guitars she enjoys playing her songs on the streets of Cambridge and surrounding towns.
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Track Name: Let Go
Let go and feel the pain.
Let go,
we’re all the same,
so just let go.

You sometimes win,
you lose in the end.
You sometimes win,
we all lose in the end,
so just let go.

You’re sometimes fast,
you’re sometimes slow.
When the lights are green,
then you have to go,
so just let go.

1st verse repeated
Track Name: Long Way Home
The rain is falling,
been falling all day long.
Pounding its message,
its message through my head.

Ooooh it’s a long way home.
Keep walking down this empty road,
mmmm I’ll get there.

I clear my mind,
but my thoughts come back to you.
I see you smile,
the way you used to do.

Ooooh it’s a long way home.
Keep walking down this empty road,
mmmm I’ll get there.

The only moment
we ever have is now.
Must stop wishing,
wishing I was somewhere else.

Ooooh it’s a long way home.
Keep walking down this empty road,
mmmm I’ll get there.

The rain is falling,
been falling all day long.
Pounding its message,
its message through my head.

Ooooh it’s a long way home.
Keep walking down this empty road,
mmmm mmmmmm we might get there.
Track Name: Trying To Do The Right Thing
I drink fair trade coffee
and I eat line caught fish.
I know the air miles of my aubergine
before I put it in the fridge.

Chorus
I’m trying to do the right thing.
It’s getting harder every day.
There are so many choices.
Please take some of them away!

I got myself a bag for life,
it lasted just four years.
I was so disillusioned,
it was bound to end in tears.

Chorus

I recycle all my rubbish,
but it messes with my brain.
To get it all in the right coloured bins
is like some complicated game.

Chorus

If we could go back to the old days,
it was so much simpler then.
We had strawberries in the summer time,
then they disappeared again.
We wouldn’t mess it up this time.
We’d give back what we took,
but no matter how hard we try
we can’t turn back the clock.

So I drink fair trade coffee
and I eat line caught fish.
I know the air miles of my aubergine
before I put it in the fridge.

Chorus
Track Name: On The Edge
If you’re standing on the edge
and you feel too scared to move.
If you’re standing on the edge yeah
and you’re way too tired to move.
Sit down on the ground,
close your eyes
and let the world come to you.

I don’t know where you’re going
and I don’t know where you’ve been.
I don’t care where you’re going,
don’t wanna know where you’ve been.
The world that’s inside my head
is the only thing I see.

You and me are changing,
we’ll never be the same.
Well everything is changing,
yeah nothing stays the same.
Don’t even try to hold on
but don’t push it away.

So if you’re standing on the edge
and you feel too scared to move.
If you’re standing on the edge yeah
and you’re way too tired to move.
Sit down on the ground,
close your eyes
and let the world come to you.
Track Name: Living In The Shadows
The shadow of my house
is long and deep.
It’s where I spend my days,
it’s where I sleep.
I’m living in the shadows,
living in the shadows.
I’m living in the shadows of my life.

Turn a light on for me,
strong and bright.
Turn a light on for me,
and hold me tight,
cos I’m,
living in the shadows,
living in the shadows.
I’m living in the shadows of my life.
Track Name: Black Crow
There’s a black crow in the branches
looking down at me.
They say that it’s a bad sign.
Don’t know what it means,

and the sun goes behind,
behind a cloud.


Chalk lines on the pavement
wake me from my dreams.
Soon they’ll be forgotten.
Washed away by rain,

and the sun and the rain,
weave colours in the sky.


A clock is ticking loudly,
filling up my head.
No one ever winds it,
but it isn’t going to stop,

and the earth moves around,
around the sun.


There’s a black crow in the branches
looking down at me.
They say that it’s a bad sign.
Don’t know what it means,

and the sun comes out,
from behind a cloud.
Track Name: Pebbles
You and I are pebbles,
pebbles in a stream,
water flowing over us,
wearing us down.

You and I are wires
twisted together,
twisted ‘till we don’t even know
who we are.
You and I are wires
twisted together long ago.

You and I are branches,
branches on a tree.
The leaves have fallen off
and now you see
the spaces in between.
Yeah the spaces in between,
that’s where it all seems to be,
yeah.
You and I are pebbles,
pebbles in a stream,
life is flowing over us,
wearing us down,
wearing us down,
wearing us down.
Track Name: The Books We Read
The books we read,
they shape our mind.
Life is elsewhere
while we’re eating fire.
It’s a wild sheep chase.
We can’t see the joke.
This is the book
of laughter and forgetting.

Chorus
And the world is full of ignorance,
as we dance, dance, dance after dark.
And the world is full of ignorance,
as we dance, dance, dance,
to the end of the world.

I want to see
behind the door.
Truth is surfacing
about life before man.
It’s a wild sheep chase.
We can’t see the joke.
This is the song
of laughter and forgetting.

Chorus

The books we read,
they shape our mind.
Life is elsewhere
While we’re eating fire.
Track Name: Spring Song
Oh the wind is blowing,
yeah it’s blowing through my mind,
and the blossom on the trees,
it makes me feel alive.

The world is full of choices
and possibilities,
but a big blank canvas
can be a very scary thing.

We move on parallel lines,
they come together in the end.
We carry on, oblivious,
to the messages we send.

Oh the wind is blowing,
yeah it’s blowing through my mind.
Don’t know where I’m going,
so I’ll just take my time…..
Track Name: This Song Isn't True
Chorus
This song isn’t true.
Made it up just for you.
Well people never lie
and the sun will always shine.
This song isn’t true.

There’s a God up in the sky.
You’ll go to heaven when you die.
Every man should have a gun,
every father, every son.
There’s a God up in the sky.

Chorus

We haven’t messed up this world,
still got time to turn it round.
The air’s pollution free,
there’s plenty more fish in the sea.
We haven’t messed up this world.

Chorus

This is a happy song,
makes you want to sing along.
It’s good not to think
and to drown yourself in drink.
Yeah this is a happy song.

Chorus
Track Name: As I Sing (Autumn Busk)
As I sing the leaves are falling down,
birds fly up high.
A breeze blows all around me,
dark clouds forming in the sky.

As I sing a boy spins round in circles,
a dog waits patiently.
I feel the first chill of Autumn,
but this is where I want to be.

As I sing I hear a couple argue,
a man puts out his cigarette.
The song I really want to sing
is one I haven’t written yet.

As I sing the leaves are falling down,
birds fly up high.
A breeze blows all around me,
dark clouds forming in the sky.
Track Name: The River
Chorus
I’m going down to sit by the river.
I’m going down to sit in the sun.
Got all I want, don’t need no money,
to sit by the river in the morning sun.

When my head is full and my thoughts are spinning,
need away to slow it down.
Don’t wanna take no pills or potions.
I know there’s a better way.

Chorus

I could turn on the television,
watch the soaps ‘till my brain is washed.
Fill myself with wine and whiskey.
I know there’s a better way.

Chorus

If you’ve got nothing else to do,
or even if you’ve got too much,
forget your problems for a while.
Leave it all and come with me, cos

Chorus
Track Name: Canjo Jam
Instrumental
Track Name: Lost Together
You’re terrified of silence
so you keep talking all the time.
Can’t keep spinning plates forever,
one day they’ve got to fall.
But if we all get lost together
we might not feel lost at all.

You make your plans and they get broken,
so you take one day at a time.
Don’t know which way you’re going,
just start walking anyway.
But if we all get lost together
we might not feel lost at all.

You’re terrified of silence
so you keep talking all the time.
Can’t keep spinning plates forever,
one day they've got to fall.
Track Name: Balance
See the tides give and take,
I try to take my time,
I try to take my time.
Feel the rhythm you’re alive.
One man’s born another dies.

The landscape’s changed, can’t find my way,
are you waiting there for me?
are you waiting there for me?
Feel the rhythm you’re alive.
One man’s born another dies.

I talk to Jack into the night,
but the night holds nothing new,
no the night holds nothing new.
Feel the rhythm you’re alive.
One man’s born another dies.

Dig a hole, something will fill it,
my head’s still full of dreams,
yeah my head’s still full of dreams.
Feel the rhythm you’re alive.
One man’s born another dies.
Track Name: Happy Ending?
Instrumental
Track Name: Head Full Of Songs
I’ve got a head,
a head full of songs.
A car park ticket tucked in my back pocket.
The next four hours belong to me.
I stroll on down the hill
to the city below.

I stop to rest
on top of the bridge,
let the feeling of the river flow into me.
I see the young guys
selling rides,
they’re talking ‘bout what happened
the night before.

On past the cafes,
they try to tempt me in,
but I keep on walking, weaving
through the crowds.
I hear the sound
of distant music
and I know that favourite
spot is gone.

Yeah I’ve got a head,
a head full of songs
and I have found a place
to sing them to you.
La la la la la …..
Track Name: Cigar Box Guitar Improv
Instrumental
Track Name: Diddley Bow Improv
Instrumental
Track Name: Diddley Bow,home made - Is Anybody There?
Feels like I always sing the verse,
but I want to sing the chorus.

Don’t know which mirror tells the truth,
so I look into them all.

Why do we iron out the creases?
I’m not playing anymore.

The lights are shining in my eyes.
Is anybody there?