I Forgive Myself

by Frank Piekert

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1.
We´re not dead but we act like zombies, our eyes are open but we don´t see We live in a world where the blind are leading the blind Me I try to find out who I am and love my neighbour the best I can But I admit, sometimes I slip and fall behind The little boy inside me wants to go berserk He´s been abandoned, he´s been hurt I forgive myself, I forgive myself, I forgive myself I try to stay present, I try to be cool Don´t act on his anger, don´t act like a fool I forgive myself, I forgive myself, I forgive myself It´s not the dark, it´s the light that scares us, when love is calling we run away Pain´s so familiar, we can´t get enough What would happen if we all knew, “I hurt myself when I hurt you” ´cause what I see, is only me, it´s my own stuff If I´m scared and frightened, if doubt comes up I know it´s a memory, that I can stop I forgive myself, I forgive myself, I forgive myself I try to remember, to keep in mind That problems are blessings there to be unwind I forgive myself, I forgive myself, I forgive myself We think we know, that we´ve got all the answers, we do believe our thoughts are real But maybe one day we´ll wake up and understand And to strangers we say “hello”, hearts will be open and love´s gonna flow ´round the world, to be heard, love will expand We´ll be laying all our grudges down When the message of love goes from town to town We forgive ourselves, we forgive ourselves, we forgive ourselves And the enemy we used to hate Is now our saviour, we mustn´t wait To forgive ourselves, to forgive ourselves, to forgive ourselves To strangers we say “hello”, our hearts will be open and love will flow Around the world, there to be heard, by everyone But I know it has to start with me And what I have to do to experience peace So I forgive myself, I forgive myself, I forgive myself Things that I have done, things that I have said, I forgive myself Things I didn´t do, things I didn´t say, I forgive myself Things that I have done, things that I have said, I forgive myself Things I didn´t do, things I didn´t say, I forgive myself
2.
I am always, by your side Always right with you, closer than a smile I´m always there to lift you up Always there if time gets rough Don´t be afraid, just lean on me Surrender… If you take my hand, I will lead you back home If you listen, then you´ll hear my voice Because a free will you´ve got, if you follow me or not It´s alright with me, it´ll be your choice Trust and patience, will bring you home Fear makes you feel like you´re all alone Trust in me as I trust in you The world you see will be brand new Don´t be afraid, just lean on me Remember… If you take my hand, I will lead you back home If you listen, then you´ll hear my voice Because a free will you´ve got, if you follow me or not It´s alright with me, it´ll be your choice Nothing will ever be the same But in a good way, I guarantee I am waiting, waiting for you To follow me If you take my hand, I will lead you back home If you listen, then you´ll hear my voice Because a free will you´ve got, if you follow me or not It´s alright with me, that´ll be your choice Nothing will ever be the same But in a good way, I guarantee I´ll be waiting, waiting for you To follow me
3.
I tried to control everything I used to plan a lot And maybe I looked calm and peaceful but I was not The thoughts in my head kept spinning faster and faster My mind was set on chaos and disaster “If only” were two little words I used to say a lot I wanted people and things to change but they did not I lived a life in a total lack of acceptance My mind was filled with anger and resistance It takes vigilance and resolution to leave this world of illusion It´s ´bout guarding the mind or walking blind – let go And let God make your decisions, let go of goals and ambitions And peace of mind you will find – I know, let go and let God I was afraid to leave the world I knew so well In fact I didn´t know I was in hell I thought the world outside was able to save me I didn´t know the rescue was inside me I was groping around in the dark, hoping to find the spark I used to believe every thought that came across my mind No wonder that inner peace was so hard to find But now I know what it takes to leave a world of illusion So listen up, I give you my conclusion It takes vigilance and resolution to leave this world of illusion It´s ´bout guarding the mind or walking blind – let go And let God make your decisions, let go of goals and ambitions And peace of mind you will find – I know, I know, I know It takes vigilance and resolution, willingness, trust and devotion It´s ´bout fast or slow, it´s ´bout shrink or grow – let go, let go, let go Let your suffering be the ignition, it´ll pass it is a transition Embracing the pain is winning the game It´s ´bout “yes” or “no”, it´s all ´bout letting go – let God! I tried to control everything I used to plan a lot
4.
I am you and you are me, so now why do we fight We only hurt ourselves when we do It´s not too late we still got time for making things right So come let us start anew – me and you Every thought I have of you is what I think of me You are only showing me myself You´re the one I have to bless, you are setting me free Couldn´t make it without your help There´s nobody out there, there´s nothing outside my mind There´s nobody out there, there´s nothing out there I can find It´s all inside my head, it´s all inside my mind There´s nobody out there, there´s no one else to find Knowing it is up to me and that nothing has to change Makes me feel like I´m a millionaire Maybe what I´m talking ´bout could sound a little strange There´s nobody out there There´s nobody out there, there´s nothing outside my mind There´s nobody out there, there´s nothing out there I can find It´s all inside my head, it´s all inside my mind There´s nobody out there, there´s no one else to find No one to blame, no one to hate I can lay my resistance down I need to remember, I mustn´t forget There´s no one else around I´m gonna claim, gonna create A life where love will abound I need to be tender, my mind must be set On peace to reach higher ground There´s nobody out there, there´s nothing outside my mind There´s nobody out there, there´s nothing out there I can find It´s all inside your head, it´s all inside your mind There´s nobody out there, there´s no one else to find There´s nobody out there it´s – only you
5.
I am through, with the life I´ve lived I´m through with the life I´ve known It was no life, just survival I thought I´d make it on my own I was lost, I was really lost Was lost in the movement of thought I spent years, just surviving The war inside my head I fought It´s time badly spent worrying ´bout tomorrow It´s time badly spent getting caught in yesterday I am free, I am free at last The silence is good to hear But I remember what it felt like The hurt, the suffering, the tears ´cause in my mind I created things Things that didn´t even exist I guess pain was my addiction A drug I never could resist It´s time badly spent worrying ´bout tomorrow It´s time badly spent getting caught in yesterday It´s a waste, it´s a waste of time Trying to control everything Letting go is the answer And having faith in what tomorrow brings ||: It´s time badly spent worrying ´bout tomorrow It´s time badly spent getting caught in yesterday :|| ||: It drags you down, keeps pain around It makes you frown, you hit the ground – yeah, that´s what you´ll do It drags you down, keeps pain around It makes you frown, you hit the ground :|| I am through, with the life I´ve lived
6.
Saying “I Love You” ain´t always easy to do But I know these words and what they can lead you to A state of mind where rage and anger will fade Life´s meant to be easy – follow the easiest way Saying “Thank You” when all you wanna do is cry Is ´bout giving permission and take one step aside ´cause life is the dancer and you are the dance So love each moment and every circumstance “I am sorry”, “Please forgive me”, I want to make amends This is where the journey started, this is where it ends “I am sorry”, “Please forgive me”, I want to make amends This is where the journey started, this is where it ends Time to turn on the “Light Switch”, start taking 100% responsibility ´cause I have noticed whenever there´s a problem, I´m always there Saying “I Love You” or “Thank You” will be enough Repentance, Forgiveness, Transmutation will make you laugh “I´m sorry”, “Please forgive me”, I´m here to make amends This is where the journey started and this is where it ends

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released December 18, 2011

 
Frank Piekert – Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
Catharina Axelsson – Vocals
Amir Aly – All other instruments

All songs written by Frank Piekert
Recorded, mixed and produced by Amir Aly at Yla Studios
Mastered by Mats "Limpan" Lindfors at Cutting Room
Front and back cover painted by Veronika Wifvesson
Photography by Ole Jais

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”To listen to Frank’s music and his amazing lyrics, is a blessing beyond words.
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through the clouds of fear and doubt and into the precious light of surrender.”

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